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Creative Works Showcase

Monday, April 6

The Creative Works Showcase is a culminating event of the Common Reading Experience (CRE). Students may propose individual or group works inspired by or related to the theme from the 2014-2015 CRE book, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats. The purpose of the Showcase is to use an art form(s) to expand upon a book theme and express or communicate about it artistically in the selected verbal/nonverbal form so that others can appreciate or learn more about the theme/book.

Faculty Mentors


Creative Writing: Hunt Hawkins


Dance: Bliss Kohlmyer


Video: Margit Grieb


Theatre: Marc Powers


Visual Art: Wally Wilson


Music: Karen Bryan

Each showcase entry will have a performance/showing/reading that is reviewed by the faculty mentor. After the review, the faculty mentor will meet with the proposer(s) to assist in the final presentation from which a selection of creative works will be included in the Creative Works Showcase. Students will develop their work from one or more of these six creative areas: visual art, video, theatre, dance, music, creative writing.

Students are encouraged to propose projects related to/inspired by the Common Reading Experience book, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats either as individuals or groups under one of the following areas: visual art, video, theatre, dance, music, creative writing.Each individual or group will have an opportunity to have their creative work reviewed by a faculty mentor and a representative selection of the creative works will be included in the creative works showcase.

Fall 2014
Nov. 3, 2014 Submit proposals prior to enrollment for directed study or IDS 2912
Spring 2015
Jan. 9 Last day to register for IDS 2912 or directed study
Feb. 2 Last day to submit a proposal for credit or non-credit
Feb. 9 Receive email with faculty mentor info
Feb. 10 – Mar. 16 Faculty mentors available to meet
Mar. 16 Last day to show final project to faculty mentor
Mar. 23 Final Selections Announced
Mar. 26 Last day to confirm participation
Mar. 26 Rehearsal Schedules Posted
Mar. 27 – Apr. 1 Rehearsals for Performing Arts
March 28 Centre Gallery participants hang exhibit
March 30 Centre Gallery opening reception at 12:00 pm
Apr. 2 Performing Arts Showcase in Theatre I
Apr. 10 Centre Gallery closing reception at 7:00 pm
Apr. 10 Centre Gallery exhibit is removed
This project proposal can be submitted by an individual student or a student group, but should be related to or inspired by the Common Reading Experience book, Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats.

  • Important! Take note:
    • January 9, 2015 is the last day to register for IDS 2912 or directed study.
    • February 2, 2015 is the last day to submit a proposal for either credit or non-credit.

    Thank you for participating in the CRE Creative Works Showcase!

    Guidelines for Everyone:

    • Read Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen
    • Create your art piece or performance piece
    • Write an artist’s statement that includes the following:

      • Statement of Purpose
      • Reaction to the book
      • Relationship to the themes in the book
      • Artistic Process

    • Artists must attend all rehearsals

    Guidelines by Discipline:

    Creative Writing

    • Submit a writing sample of no more than 500 words to the faculty mentor when applying to participate
    • Create a written piece no longer than 500 words
    • You may use any writing style you wish

    Video

    • Create a video that is no longer than four minutes
    • You may use hardware and software available from the Digital Media Commons in the Library

    Dance

    • Create a dance piece that is no longer than four minutes in length

    Theatre

    • Create a theatre performance that is no longer than four minutes in length

    Music

    • Original musical compositions or arrangement of pre-existing works are acceptable
    • Maximum duration is four minutes
    • Any genre or media will be accepted
    • Rehearsals and performances of compositions are the responsibility of the composer
    • Composers need to recruit musicians, rehearse performances, and ensure that all performers are at required rehearsals

    Art

    • 2D artworks: No larger than 20×24 inches
    • 3D artworks: No larger than 4 feet in any one dimension

    Additional Details:

    • Complete and turn in confirmation of participation in the Showcase

    If your work is selected to be in the Showcase:

    • Properly mount your artwork based on consultation with the faculty mentor
    • Be present to prepare the show for the exhibition (typically the Saturday before the opening of the show)
    • Be present to take down the show and restore the gallery to the way it was (typically the Friday after the show closes)
    • Be on time

    If your work is selected to be in the Showcase in Theatre I:

    • Attend all rehearsals in Theatre I
    • Be on time
    TBD
    Coming Soon.

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