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Southeastern dance and music concerts, art exhibits highlight Fanfare's third week

Thursday, October 8, 2015 Jeffrey Bell
by: Tonya Lowentritt

DISCUSSING EDUCATION– Southeastern History and Political Science Professor Jeffrey Bell will present the Then and Now Lecture “The Problem with Learning” on Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium. The free lecture is part of Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual fall festival of the arts, humanities and social sciences.


     HAMMOND – A dance presentation, lectures, a musical concert and an art exhibit opening, are just some of the events on tap for the third week of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Fanfare, a month-long celebration of the arts, humanities and social sciences.
     The Then and Now Lecture Series continues with “The Problem with Learning” by Jeffrey Bell. Scheduled Oct. 14 at 1 p.m., the free lecture will be held in Pottle Auditorium.
     A Southeastern philosophy professor internationally known for his scholarship on the philosopher Gilles Deleuze, Bell will draw from the latter’s work to argue that the assumption that learning is simply the process of acquiring knowledge is mistaken and that learning instead is actually an independent process that is irreducible to – and not subordinate to – the knowledge it makes possible. Understanding learning in this way will allow us to rethink the nature of philosophy and teaching, among many other things, Bell says.
     Southeastern Dance will present “10: The Katrina Project” Oct. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Vonnie Borden Theatre.
     “’10: The Katrina Project’ is a huge undertaking, as we have worked with artists from music, visual arts and theatre for this concert,” said Instructor and Artistic Director Keith “Skip” Costa. “All of the music has been created especially for the project, as well as images and the set environment for the production. The choreography has been designed by me and three student choreographers.”
General admission tickets to the 45-minute concert are $5 and will be available one hour prior to the performance. For more information, contact Costa at Keith.Costa@southeastern.edu.
     Three education outreach matinees are also scheduled for this concert. The performances are scheduled on Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. and on Oct. 16 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For more information about the education outreach performances, contact Costa.    
     On Oct. 15, Southeastern’s Contemporary Art Gallery will open the national exhibit “Fresh: New Master Artists Part I.” Curated by Professor Dale Newkirk, the exhibition will feature the artwork of 11 artists from across the country who recently completed their Master of Fine Arts degrees form some of the top graduate programs in visual arts. The exhibition will present cutting-edge contemporary artwork in a variety of media, such as sculpture, video, photography, installation art, and painting. The exhibit will remain open through Nov. 13. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and an opening reception is scheduled in the gallery from 5 to 7 p.m.
     Fanfare’s third week also includes:
     ▪ Let’s Talk Art, a free art lecture, “Robert Rauschenberg: It All Begins on the Street,” by Irene Narro scheduled Oct. 14 at 5 p.m. at the Hammond Regional Arts Center.
     ▪ The Southeastern Wind Symphony will perform on Oct. 14 at Columbia Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Reserved tickets are $14 for adults; $7 for faculty/staff/seniors; and free for all students. Tickets are available at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 985-543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances.
     ▪ Author Rick Bragg will give an invited lecture on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at Amite High School Theatre, located at 403 S. Laurel St. in Amite. Admission is free.
     ▪ Fanfare keynote speaker Mark Robert Waldman will present “Mindfullness: Peace and Purpose” on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Theatre. General Admission tickets are $15; $12 for faculty/staff/seniors and free for students. Tickets are available at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 985-543-4371.
     Fanfare tickets are on sale at the Columbia/Fanfare box office, 220 E. Thomas Street, 985-543-4371. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and one hour prior to Columbia performances. For a complete schedule, contact the Columbia/Fanfare office at 985-543-4366 or visit columbiatheatre.org.




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