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8th Annual World Music and Dance Diversity Concert Set for April 6

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For the past eight years the annual World Music and Dance Festival has been bringing international culture to Ohio University’s Athens campus. The event, which takes place in spring semester towards the end of March, is organized by Zelma Badu-Younge (professor of African, modern, and jazz dance techniques, choreography, dance ethnography, and world culture) and… Read More

Where Social Justice and Art Meet: Speaking With Artist Traci Molloy

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Traci Molloy is a Brooklyn-based multimedia artist who graduated with a MFA degree in printmaking from Ohio University in 1995. In the years since her graduation, Molloy has bene featured in over 175 national exhibitions, and her thought provoking collaborations with adolescents have been profiled in two books, Empowering Children Through Art and Expression: Culturally… Read More

PHOTOS: The Dairy Barn Arts Center Hosts First Spoken and Heard Event

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Thursday, March 15 marked the first Spoken and Heard event at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, a series organized in part by Athens’ recently named poet laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. The first installment in the series featured reading by regional poet Deni Naffziger and Bexley-OH based poet Maggie Smith. The next Spoken and Heard event will… Read More

Poet Maggie Smith to Kick Off Spoken and Heard Series March 15

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Maggie Smith is the Bexley, OH-based poet who was recently rocketed to international acclaim with the 2016 publication of her poem “Good Bones,” which was called by the BBC and Public Radio International “the poem of 2016.” Smith has been published widely, having penned three books of poetry: Good Bones (Tupelo Press, 2017); The Well Speaks of Its Own… Read More