MTSU faculty appeared on WGNS Radio recently to talk about a recent MTSU arts celebration, a special screening featuring visiting indigenous filmmakers from the Amazon and an alumna’s special photo exhibit on campus.
They appeared on the live “Action Line” program with host Scott Walker broadcast on FM 100.5, 101.9 and AM 1450 from the WGNS studio in downtown Murfreesboro. If you missed it, you can listen to a podcast of the Feb. 20 program.
• Will Perkins, assistant professor of music, and Kristi Shamburger, associate professor of theatre, who discussed the MTSU Arts Celebration Concert held Feb. 25 as well as their love of the arts.
Broadway star Laura Osnes performed and hosted the concert, an evening of art, dance, music, and theatre that featured the talented faculty and students of MTSU’s College of Liberal Arts. MTSU also inducted founding MTSU Arts Patron Society member Andy Womack into the MTSU Arts Hall of Fame.
• Paul Chilsen, associate professor of video and film production in the MTSU Department of Media Arts, who discussed the Feb. 20 event titled “In Defense of Biocultural Conservation in Amazônia Film & Presentation.”
The event inside the Bragg Media and Entertainment Building featured filmmaker Brkwyipoi Kayapó, along with her village chief/environmental advocate Kaket Bepuneiti, and their anthropology colleague Dr. Andre Demarchi, and others, who shared their experiences and discussed their productions and their role in the struggle for cultural and environmental survival. The event was hosted by Chilsen and MTSU anthropology professor Richard Pace, who, along with students, have helped training the indigenous filmmakers over the past several years.
• Shannon Randol, assistant professor of photography and curator of the Baldwin Photographic Gallery at MTSU, who discussed “The Drake” photo exhibit, which ends Saturday, March 4, and other gallery activities.
The photographic exhibition by alumna Tamara Reynolds includes portraits, still lifes and streetscapes that document the lives of people existing just above survival on one square block in the shadows of the Drake Motel in Nashville, Tennessee. The Baldwin Photographic Gallery is located in Bragg 269.
Students, faculty and staff who are interested in guesting on WGNS to promote their MTSU-related activities should contact Jimmy Hart, director of MTSU News and Media Relations, at 615-898-5131 or via email at email@example.com.