Arts & Culture


Tue November 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Franklin author hopes to spark meaningful faith dialogue

Credit Mark Cornelius

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee is sometimes referred to as the “buckle” of America’s Bible Belt, but a Franklin author is convinced that his neighbors are failing to have meaningful discussions about faith.

Mark Cornelius is the author of a new book entitled Believement. The book is designed to spark conversations between believers and those who profess no faith.

Cornelius says he was inspired to write the book after one of his neighbors, a Christian who attends church weekly, confessed that she really had no idea what she believed.

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Mon November 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU Students, Faculty Display Creativity at Artlightenment Festival Nov. 13-15

) Coffee beans hang on the vine in “Coffee,” an animated short film produced by students under the guidance of MTSU Assistant Professor Kevin McNulty. The movie is entered in the Artlightenment Art Show and Film Festival, slated for Nov. 13-15 in Nashville.

MTSU students and professors are prepared to show off their filmmaking talents at a Nashville festival.

Five motion pictures written, directed and produced by members of the campus community are entered in this year’s Artlightenment Art Show and Film Festival, which is scheduled for Nov. 13-15 at the Celebrity Center, 1130 Eighth Ave. South in Nashville.

This year’s festival theme is “The Light Side of Art,” and the MTSU entries reflect that sensibility.

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Tue November 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

Young Artists Create Tiny Tennessee Christmases at MTSU to Decorate State Tree

MTSU VSA Ornaments

Young local artists have applied their talents and enthusiasm to an MTSU-based project to help remind Tennesseans that they need a little Christmas — now.

Students from Lori Kissinger's EXL Organizational Communications in Communities class served as artists' assistants to nearly two dozen young men and women who attend the Transition Academy of Rutherford County Schools and the Tennessee School for the Blind.

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Tue November 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU Moviemakers Say ‘Happy New Year, Mr. Kates!’ With Nov. 5 Previews

Mr. Kates Poster

An old man in a nursing home looks back on his life with regrets, but he gets more than he bargained for as a new year begins in a poignant new movie.

“Happy New Year, Mr. Kates!,” a short film produced by MTSU faculty, students and alumni, will be previewed in a special showing for the MTSU community at 12:40 p.m. and 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Room 101 of the John Bragg Mass Communication Building.

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Mon October 27, 2014
Arts & Culture

MTSU Theatre Pulls Back the Curtain on ‘A Doll’s House’ Nov. 5-9

MTSU's A Doll's House in Performance

The play is 135 years old, but the upcoming MTSU Theatre production of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” is serious about ensuring that its true focus of discovering personal identity remains clear.

The eight-member cast of “A Doll’s House,” which opens Wednesday, Nov. 5, in MTSU’s Tucker Theatre, is directed by theatre professor Kyle Kennedy, who said they’re fully aware of the challenges of bringing the originally controversial classic to the stage.

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