Artistic Uprising: A night of performance, art, and expression

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The 6th Annual Artistic Uprising took place on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. This year’s theme was “What is art to you?” The Artistic Uprising is an evening where students, faculty, and community members share their creativity and talent with the rest of the community.

“I believe art is all around us in our day-to-day lives and only requires recognition,” says Curator and BA student Liz Branham. “I invited participants to frame their personal vision of what art is to them, and share it at this inspiring event.”

Past forms of artistic expression have included painting, photography, craft art, installation pieces, sculpture, found objects, live music acts, spoken word, dance, performance art, and comedic sketches.

“Art is a fabric in which everyone deserves an opportunity to weave their thread,” added Branham. “As a universal language and primordial experience, art breaks through barriers that words cannot. It has the awesome potential to cut straight through to the heart of the matter, sending out echoes that extend in all directions beyond even what the artist envisioned.”

The Artistic Uprising was founded in 2008 by BA student Cindy Short who wanted to create a venue to share Bridge student, Antioch student, faculty, and staff art and support AULA’s Bridge Program, which provides college courses in the humanities at no cost to low-income adults.