Spelman alum Cassie Davis to return to present “The Dream of my Life”

November 8, 2008

Cassie Davis, a star on the big screen and stage who has worked extensively over the years with producer Tyler Perry, will return to Spelman to present her highly anticipated senior showcase, “The Dream of my Life,” on Saturday, November 15, at 8 p.m. in the Spelman College Fine Arts Building, Baldwin Burroughs Theatre. Davis, a member of the class of 1988, currently stars as Ella Payne in Perry’s sitcom, “House of Payne.”

Spelman Summer Arts Colony has success in Panama

July 8, 2008

artcolony2008.jpgThe Spelman College Summer Art Colony 2008 was a success. Art Colony residents included Spelman College students: Destineé Williams, Racheal Hawthorn and Amber Richardson; as well as alumna Ashley Coleman, C’2006, Ph.D. student in religion at Emory University; Bree Simmons, assistant director, Outing Club, Bowdoin College; and Clyde Bango, Bates College.

This year’s Art Colony residents constructed a sustainable architectural structure at Las Orquídeas Environmental Sculpture Park as well as individual projects such as biodegrable sculptures and installations, paintings, photography and performance art. They participated in an exchange of art and ideas with a group of young Panamanian artists, visited the Panama Canal, The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute at Galeta Point, danced with the Congitos of Portobelo, and conducted research on religious traditions in Colon.

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