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Muses produce inaugural Arts Showcase

The Muse Scholar classes of 2015 and 2016 joined forces to produce the program's inaugural Arts Showcase during the Spring 2013 semester.

Held on the evening of Wednesday, May 8th, the showcase opened with a gallery-style exhibition of visual art works by the Muses. A diverse range of pieces were on display, including paintings, drawings, photographs, collages and sculptures. (Photo, lower right: Scholar Advisor Elizabeth Wall-O'Brien views Chinese brushwork paintings by Kelly Wang, Class of '15).

After the gallery showing, scholars took to the stage for a series of performances, readings and film screenings. Muses sang, danced and played the piano, guitar, drums and other instruments; Rachel Tiedemann (Photo, upper left), Class of '16, sang a Libertines song and accompanied herself on the ukelele.

"The arts enrich our lives, and the Arts Showcase celebrates the Muses' creativity in a program and exhibition that they initiated and so emphatically wanted to share," said Muse Scholar Director Dara Meyers-Kingsley.

The scholars played an integral role in producing the event. Ezra Benus (Class of '16) and Julia Jong (Class of '16) curated the gallery; Gaspare Caruso (Class of '16), Colleen Cash (Class of '15), and Jennifer Fernandez (Class of '16) directed performances; and Julie Sorokurs (Class of '16) and Sandra Talbot (Class of '16) wrote and designed the program.