News Release: Arts and Humanities, Events

Aug. 4,  2009

COMMUNITY INVITED

Explore Emory's Arts Offerings at Soiree

News Article ImageGet creative at the second annual arts Soiree on Sept. 10.

The Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts’ (CCA) second annual “Creativity & Arts Soiree” is a fun, free and convenient opportunity to explore the arts at Emory and try something new. Employees, students and their families are invited to join artists, neighbors and Friends members for the Soiree, Sept. 10, 4–9 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Mingle, explore Emory’s “arts village,” see an exhibition and performances, glimpse the upcoming season and delve into hands-on art-making and creative writing with fellow arts enthusiasts.

Wander through the Schwartz Center to see presentations by actors, musicians, dancers, poets, filmmakers and others from the departments of theater, film, music, art history and visual arts; programs for creative writing and dance; the Carlos Museum; and student organizations. View paintings by Emory alumna Susan Stubbs Robert. Sample light refreshments provided by local restaurants and bakeries, including cupcakes from Desserts by Latrell.

Get a sneak peek at some of the 300 season events during open rehearsals, readings and scenes from plays and performances and participate in sketching sculptures and floral still life arrangements donated by Vann Jernigan and Maud Baker Flower and Gifts, as well as poetry and graffiti walls. The Graduates, an a cappella group with Emory alumni, will perform.

The Arts at Emory box office will remain open throughout the event allowing patrons to purchase single tickets to any arts event before they go on sale to the general public on Sept. 11. (Single tickets for Emory faculty, staff, students and Friends groups go on sale Sept. 9.) Friends members (including those who join at the Soiree) have access to the “Friends Lounge” and its special culinary delights.

Last year 350 guests attended the Soiree when the CCA was launched. “The CCA had a lively, productive 2008-2009. We will continue working in support of Emory College arts programs through grants, outreach and collaboration with the Creativity & Arts Initiative of the University’s Strategic Plan,” says CCA Executive Director Leslie Taylor. “To start the season in the spirited, imaginative way that’s a hallmark of the arts, we welcome everyone to the Soiree. This new tradition is a jumping off point for the community to engage an array of artists, dive into Emory’s latest creative research and discover events by our ensembles and artists.”

Get more information, call 404.712.9894 or be a Soiree volunteer.

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