Kelsey Hawkins-Johnson

Articles (65 total)

EMU fine arts senior displays "Offerings"

‘Offerings’ by EMU fine arts senior, Nichole Klein.  Managed by the Intermedia Gallery Group, Klein’s artwork was selected by the group because it fitted their criteria of artistic excellence, diversity of aesthetics, and attention to social and cultural contexts, as stated on their website.

EMU Theater presents One Man, Two Govnors

Eastern Michigan University’s Theatre Department will be performing Richard Bean’s slapstick comedy, One Man, Two Govnors this weekend in the Quirk Theatre. Nominated for seven Tony Awards, One Man, Two Govnors is the updated modern version of the 18th century Italian play, A Servant of Two Masters, written by Carlo Goldoni. Bean’s version opened at the National Theatre in London in 2011 where it became a hit success.

SisterHOOD hosts Black Women Leadership Symposium

Eastern Michigan University’s retention and degree program, SisterHOOD (Helping Others Obtain Degrees) hosted a panel of four influential women of color who talked leadership strategies and solidarity to a room of about 30 women of color, Thursday night in McKenny Hall. The event, Black Women Leadership Symposium, was created by SisterHOOD for students to engage in dialogue with other women about their leadership philosophy and acknowledge they can be a leader without a title. “We created this symposium after trying to find a similar conference in the area, and in Michigan,” said higher education and student affairs graduate and intern for SisterHood, Tonal Simmons.

EMU Theatre hosts One-Act Festival

The creative thoughts of Eastern Michigan University students formed in the Theatre Department’s student written and student directed One-Act Festival in the Frank Ross Laboratory Theatre this week. From the early 1990’s to present day, the One Act Festival has served the talents of EMU students in the art of playwriting, directing and performing.

EMU professor, students decorate lobby for 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival

Chris Reilly, the Foundations professor at Eastern Michigan University’s Art and Design Department, and his Intro to Two-Base Media class were in for a challenging and fun experience as they were asked to decorate the lobby for the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival in the Michigan Theater. Every year, EMU’s Art Department and CMTA Department work in collaboration with the Ann Arbor Film Festival to have someone from the festival visit EMU.

Lily Plants a Garden to be performed at Sponberg Theater

As a part of Eastern Michigan University’s Theatre Second Stage series, planting its seeds in the Sponberg Theater this weekend is the production of Jose Cruz Gobzalez’s magical allegory Lily Plants a Garden. Inspired in part by 9/11, the play takes place in a rubble house where the protagonist, Young Girl, finds a doll and creates a magical tale about a “Zobeing” named Lily who, like herself, exist in a war-torn world.