Professor’s Film Screened at Several Festivals Around the World

Associate Professor of English Swarnavel Eswaran has found national and international success for his work as both writer and director of the groundbreaking film, Kattumaram (Catamaran), which has been accepted into several film festivals across the country and around the world. This past week, the preeminent Frameline: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, which is the largest and oldest LGBTQ film festival…

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Class Provides Civic Engagement and Real-Life Experience

Ellen Moll, an Academic Specialist in the Center of Integrated Studies in the Arts and Humanities (IAH), led almost 50 students from across the university this past semester in a course that provided civic engagement and gave students the opportunity to create materials for the MSU Planetarium. The specific course, Human Values in the Arts & Humanities (IAH 231A), had…

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Fiction Filmmaking Capstone Class Premieres ‘Dead Ends’

Students in the capstone classes of the Fiction Filmmaking minor hosted the premiere of their year-long project, Dead Ends, on April 12 at Wells Hall. Led by Department of English Professor Jeff Wray and Department of Media and Information Professor Rola Nashef, this year’s capstone courses, FLM 435A and FLM435B (Creating Fiction Film I and II), offered 21 students the opportunity to participate in intensive planning, production, and…

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‘Walking For Ded’ to Premiere April 12

Walking For Ded, a film about an Albanian immigrant who has lived and worked in the United States for 17 years after being denied political asylum, will premiere on Friday, April 12. The film was produced by Scott Boehm, Assistant Professor of Spanish, and Peter Johnston, Academic Specialist in the Department of English. The filmis a meditation on the revival of the sanctuary…

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Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Features Work Across Disciplines

The Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, featuring work by students enrolled in Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) classes, opened April 5 and runs through Sunday, April 28, at (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St. in East Lansing. During the exhibition, (SCENE) Metrospace will be open Thursdays, 3-7 p.m.; Fridays, 1-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 12-5 p.m., and Sundays 12-5 p.m. An opening…

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Accessible Art Events Coming to Broad Art Lab

An accessible art exhibit is coming to MSU’s Broad Art Lab April 8-13 and  will feature touchable and multisensory art made by MSU students and Lansing and East Lansing community members, including artists who identify on the disability spectrum. The event is planned to be as inclusive and accessible as possible by incorporating such elements as sensory-friendly hours, touchable art, braille placards,…

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Exhibit Showcases Research by MFA Candidates

As the culmination of a three-year program through the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, Master of Fine Arts candidates will have their work displayed at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum for six weeks, from March 23 to May 5. An opening reception for the exhibit will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.…

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Critical Race Studies Artist-in-Residence to Exhibit Work and Program of Events at MSU

An exhibition featuring the work of Qais Assali, Visiting Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies, will be displayed at the MSU Union Art Gallery March 15-May 11. An opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled for Friday, March 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the MSU Union Art Gallery. Assali will do an artist talk on Wednesday, March…

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‘Illuminating Survivor Voices’ Makes Strides Across MSU

After making its initial debut at the Broad Art Lab in December, Associate Professor Nancy DeJoy’s poem, Illuminating Survivor Voices, which addresses the issue of silence in cases of sexual abuse, continues to make an impact on the MSU community as a symbol of culture change. The poem, displayed as a light installation originally surrounded by 15 survivor statements projected onto…

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Exhibit to Feature Work of Critical Race Studies Artist-in-Residence

An exhibition featuring the work of Helina Metaferia, Visiting Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence: Critical Race Studies, will appear at MSU’s (SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing, February 8-March 29. This solo, interdisciplinary exhibit, titled By Way of Revolution, engages collage, assemblage, performance, video, and participation/social practice to resurrect the spirit of social justice movements of the past in order…

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