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Americana: Arts Fest 2015


We’ve been hosting Arts Fest since 2012. It’s a collaboration between different Humanities disciplines. Each year we highlight an aspect of the Humanities department. In the past we’ve had a theatre performance or a dance performance. This year we’re highlighting the visual arts with an outdoor poppy installation around Fannin Hall: The Blood of Texas Heroes. The theme this year is Americana. That’s the inspiration behind this year’s Arts Fest.

Schedule of Events


Tuesday, November 10th

  • 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Professor Aditi Samarth Lecture on Social Realism in Russia — Room SH 118
  • 11:30 a.m. – Dramatic reading — Advising Hallway
  • 12:30 p.m. – Choral ensemble (60-70 people on stage) – Fannin Performance Hall

Wednesday, November 11th

  • 10:30 a.m. – Tour of Fannin building and poppy installation
  • 11 a.m. – Dedication, opening ceremony: Jazz singer performs the National Anthem
    Interpretive performance by the RLC Dance department
  • 11:30 a.m. – RLC Wind ensemble concert — Cafeteria stage
  • 12:30 p.m. – Tentative Donor Lunch/Lecture Room C140
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Professor Clive Siegle and Louis Parrot Lecture on the History of Poppies – Room SH117

Thursday, November 12th

  • 11:30 a.m. – Dramatic reading – Advising Hallway Interpretive pieces

Americana-Poster-2015-Schedule