Arts and Humanities Festival taking place at Miami University-Hamilton today through April 15

Miami University Regionals announced its first Arts and Humanities Festival with the theme of “Arts and Humanities Work!” Events are planned for April 6-9 on the Hamilton Campus. (File Photo\Journal-News)

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Miami University Regionals announced its first Arts and Humanities Festival with the theme of “Arts and Humanities Work!” Events are planned for April 6-9 on the Hamilton Campus. (File Photo\Journal-News)

Miami University Regionals announced its first Arts and Humanities Festival with the theme of “Arts and Humanities Work!” Events are planned for today through April 15 on the Hamilton Campus, 1601 University Blvd.

Festival highlights include community and collaborative performances, hands-on demonstrations, faculty and student presentations, and fun as the Regionals celebrate careers available to arts and humanities graduates. All events are free but an RSVP is encouraged for seating purposes. Visit MiamiOH.edu/Regionals/RSVP.

The Murren Art Gallery on the third floor of Rentschler Hall will have an art exhibit open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. It includes student paintings and drawings, and no RSVP is required.

Interactive Creative Activity: Community and coursework takes place at 11 a.m. today in Schwarm Commons Room 120. The public is invited to participate with a group of Community Arts and Nonprofit and Community Studies majors who will present their community-based and student-led activities. New groups of students will present at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Friday at the Harry T. Wilks Conference. No RSVP is required.

Improvisational Comedy Workshop is set for 1 p.m. today in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center. People who attend are invited to be in the moment, play improv games and more.

“I Remember: The Race to the Moon in the 1960s,” is at 3 p.m. today in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center. Historian Michael Carrafiello will recount humanity’s first trip to the moon from the first Project Mercury launches to landings on the moon, drawing on his own memories from those heady days of the 1960s. No RSVP is required.

FRIDAY ACTIVITIES

Student Work from MJF 146: Intro to Media Production is taking place at 4 p.m. Friday in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center. These works are submitted by students who wish to gain experience in exhibiting their video works in a professional public setting.

Humanity: From Survival to Revival (dystopia to utopia), 5-6:30 p.m. Friday in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center. This intermedia performance valorizes “human-centered” interactions and experiences by combining live music performance with an interactive, audio-visual survival game. This work depicts the transformation of the dystopian state of humanity (survival) to utopianism (revival) in the visual and sonic realms by inviting the audience’s voluntary participation as part of the performance.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ACTIVITY

Sisterhood of SurvHIVors by Jennie Hawley, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Phelps Hall 307. In this public reading, audience members will be taken back to the late 1990s, when six women deal with stigma, disclosure, and death, at an HIV/AIDS Agency. Meeting as a Task Force, they address issues affecting themselves and their families. Based on true events. A talk-back session with the playwright will conclude the evening.

APRIL 15 ACTIVITY

Steamroller Printing of Relief Blocks will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 15 in the north parking lot near Wilks and Phelps Halls. This event was previously scheduled for April 8 but due to inclement weather, it was rescheduled. Andrew Au and his students will create art right before your very eyes (heavy-duty road equipment may be involved). No RSVP is required.

For more information, visit MiamiOH.edu/Regionals/HCA.

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