‘Showcase’ exhibition at Auburn art museum to feature creative scholarship of faculty and students

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An exhibition featuring the creative scholarship and work of Auburn University faculty and students will open Sept. 17 at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art and run through Oct. 2.

"Showcase: The Work of Creative Scholarship," in conjunction with Auburn's "This is Research: Faculty Symposium 2016," will include works in the fields of fine art, the performing arts, creative writing, applied design and other related disciplines.

An opening reception for the exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 5-7 p.m. will feature a jazz combo from 5-5:40 p.m., a woodwind quintet from 5:45-6:20 p.m., and a saxophone quartet from 6:25-7 p.m., all provided by Auburn's Department of Music. All events are free and open to the public.

In addition to the public exhibition featuring selections of a diverse range of creative scholarship by Auburn University faculty and students, a complete online exhibition of "Showcase: The Work of Creative Scholarship" can be viewed at aub.ie/ResearchShowcase.

Student vocalist Jin Lee, a creative scholarship participant, will give a performance and discussion Sept. 29 from noon through 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the Jule Collins Smith Museum as part of "A Little Lunch Music." A book will be published later this year featuring the creative scholarship produced by faculty and students.

"It is a source of pride and inspiration to see the richness, range and depth present in this exhibition of faculty and student work," said Karen Rogers, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, and Chair, Creative Scholarship Committee. "The ultimate goal of creative scholarship is to produce high-quality work that is challenging, innovative, engaging and provocative, and that ultimately serves, in some way, to better the quality of life of the people that it touches. The work in 'Showcase' is an example of creative scholarship at its best."

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Kerpelman, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Studies and Outreach in the College of Human Sciences, and Chair, This is Research Symposium committee, 334-844-3790;

Karen Rogers, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, and Chair, Creative Scholarship Committee, 334-844-4285;

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, 334-844-1484.

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