Celebrate music, drama, dance, fine arts, and literature throughoutApril during the annual Literary & Fine Arts Festival April 3 - May 3.
The “Speak Easy” Launch Party will kick-off the 2018 Literary & Fine Arts Festival by celebrating the winners of the League for Innovation Student Literary Competition, the rebrand and relaunch of The Alternative (Eastfield College’s student-produced visual art and literature magazine), and featuring an interactive public artwork by Tierra Firme.The League for Innovation Student Literary Competition Award Ceremonycelebrates winners in the categories of poetry, fiction, essay, and one-act play. The winners will participate in the EFC Student Readings afterward.
Tierra Firme: Land LoomAnalise Minjarez and Sarita Westrup artist talk and workshopNoon-2 p.m. • VIBee LoungeParticipants will collaborate with the artists on a woven artwork reflecting the landscape and architecture of the campus.Exhibit continues through May 3
April 4Haiku Workshop10:10-11:05 a.m. • G101/102Explanation, demonstration, and then on-hands workshop on how to write a haiku (three-line poem with 17 syllables, 5/7/5 syllable count), with the goal of creating haikus for the Haiku Wall.
Pop Culture and Classical Literature Presentation 10:10 a.m. • Pleasant Grove campus2 p.m. • G101
April 5Pop Culture and Classical Literature Exhibition11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. • Pleasant Grove campusExhibit continues through April 12
Jazz Under the Stars5-7 p.m. • Lower Courtyard
April 10Eastfield's Got Talent Auditions2-6 p.m. • C135Contact firstname.lastname@example.orgStep 1: Sign-up. Step 2: Choose an audition time.
April 11Dance and Snack12:30 p.m. • Lower CourtyardThis free outdoor dance concert features work from the dance department’s technique classes (ballet, modern, and hip hop), as well as work from selected student choreographers. Hosted by the Eastfield Dance Company.
The Et Cetera's Poetry Slam5:30 p.m. • G101Students are invited to compete for prizes by reading or performing their original poetry. Sign-up starts at 5 p.m.
April 12Tierra Firme WorkshopNoon-2 p.m. • VIBee LoungeParticipants will collaborate with the artists on a woven artwork reflecting the landscape and architecture of the campus.
Digital Media Workshop11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. • L116
Gallery Show: H. SchenckOpening reception 6-8:30 p.m. • Gallery talk 6:45 p.m. • H GalleryH. Schenck’s work explores the inherent potential of various materials, such as foam, fabric, wood, and found objects, “using the discovered traits as a language.” In "Runaway Boy," he makes use of seemingly disparate objects and materials, “each acting as a single word within the context of a sculptural sentence. The result is an exhibition/narrative about deconstructing the human experience.”Exhibit continues through May 11.
April 16Lecture: Pass the Camera: Reflecting on Photojournalism by Kael Alford12:30 p.m. • G-101/102Photojournalist and documentary photographer Kael Alford will present her work and discuss her professional trajectory over 20 years, the shifting journalism landscape, and her own changing perspectives on photography and teaching photography as tools for social impact. Alford, who also teaches news photography at Eastfield, has documented political conflict, underrepresented communities and cultural identity in photographs that have been published in magazines and newspapers around the world. Her work from Iraq is included in the book and exhibition "Unembedded: Four Independent Photojournalists on the War in Iraq."
April 18Creative Workshop with Kerian Massey11 a.m. • L108, Pleasant Grove campusJoin Kerian Massey for a journey to the creative side. The versatile East Texas artist will show the important role creativity plays even in areas not traditionally associated with it and offer strategies to access your inner artist.
April 19Tierra Firme WorkshopNoon-2 p.m. • VIBee LoungeParticipants will collaborate with the artists on a woven artwork reflecting the landscape and architecture of the campus.
Play: Anna in the Tropics7:30 p.m. • Performance Hall"Anna in the Tropics" is set in Florida in 1929 in a Cuban–American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from "Anna Karenina," he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and the American dream prove a volatile combination. (Evening classes can bring their students for free, but will need to RSVP in advance of the performance dates). Box Office: 972-860-8381
April 20Play: Anna in the Tropics11:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. • Performance Hall
April 23Lecture: Digital Scholarship by Cody Jackson11:15 a.m. • G101/102The Digital Scholarship Committee presents speaker Cody Jackson. His digital humanities project seeks to recover the poetry of Jim Wheeler, who, in 1997, ended his life after immense anti-LGBTQ bullying, harassment, and violence. Using digital methods, Jackson explores the ways in which Wheeler and many queer people perform the act of archiving and resistance in their everyday lives and carve space for queer identity in “public” spaces.
April 24Communications Career Day11 a.m. • G101/102Meet media professionals from multiple fields and Eastfield graduates who wenton to communication careers and internships.
April 25Spring Juried Student Art ExhibitionReception 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. • Gallery 219Exhibit of artworks by students currently enrolled in studio art courses at Eastfield College. The exhibit features a variety of technical and conceptual art practices in ceramics, drawing, design, painting, photography, and sculpture. Juried by Dallas artist H. Schenck.Exhibit continues through May 4.
April 26Tierra Firme WorkshopNoon-2 p.m. • VIBee LoungeParticipants will collaborate with the artists on a woven artwork reflecting the landscape and architecture of the campus.
Spring Dance Concert7:30 p.m. • Performance HallThis free dance concert will feature work from professional guest artists in residence Jasmine Morris of CholoRock Dance Collective and Yeajean Choi, selected student choreographers, and faculty members.
April 27Spring Dance Concert7:30 p.m. • Performance Hall
May 1Eastfield's Got Talent Show6 p.m. • Performance HallFor audition information, contact email@example.com
All events are free except evening performances of "Anna in the Tropics."For individual tickets, call 972-860-8381.For groups of eight or more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Art gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Contact Iris Bechtol at 972-860-7329 or email@example.com for information.
Events are subject to change.