By: Jabari Hendricks, Social Media
TWU has many artistic offerings for students, staff, faculty and visitors, ranging from visual arts and music to drama and dance. The TWU Visual Arts Department is home to The East and West Galleries. According to their mission statement, the galleries are “dedicated to understanding and promoting contemporary art as a tool and catalyst for education.” Its high light fixtures and spacious room embodies the feeling of being in a real New York gallery. July 6 to September 9, the gallery is showcasing, “Mother’s Milk, Father’s Blood” by accomplished alumna Elizabeth M. Chaffey, who received a Master of Arts Degree in Photography. An additional student-run pop up gallery, Gallery 010, is located on the lower level of the Student Union.
Students looking for a more musical experience at TWU can check out the university’s Music Department webpage for a list of ensembles for the 2015-2016 academic school year. Divided by instruments and vocal groups, the Music Department offers a diverse range of ensembles that can cater to any student’s personal musical taste.
Students in search of a little drama can head over to the Red Bud Theater during the semester to support the TWU drama students as they apply class room knowledge to hands-on projects. The first play to be showcased is on October 14-18, titled “Seven” by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff and Susan Yankowitz. The play will be directed by associate professor and program director of the Drama Department, Patrick Bynane. Tickets prices are $5 for kids, students and seniors and $10 for adults. Those on a budget can attend the Saturday matinee shows, which offer a pay-what-you-can option.
Students who love to dance should check out TWU Dance concert page to keep up with upcoming shows, which are separated into two categories: Dance Up Close concerts, which are held in the TWU dance studio, and DanceMakers concerts, performed in Margo Jones.
Students can keep up to date with the TWU online calendar and take advantage of the many events held on campus, especially those that exercise artistic license and show creative spirit.