Campus News

February 22, 2010

Outside-the-box arts projects get grants

Student Brian Davis used a CCA Project Grant for an autobiographical photo essay.

The Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts offers project grants of up to $500 for Emory College undergraduate students, up to $1,000 for Emory University graduate students and up to $1,500 for Emory College faculty and staff. The grants support arts-related projects and cultural activities that fall outside of the regular academic responsibilities of individuals and departments.

Summer 2010 grant proposals are due Friday, March 26 at 4 p.m. Application information can be found at

Highlights of the 17 project grants awarded this academic year:

Visual Arts Department staff member Mary Catherine Johnson brought the exhibition “Dawoud Bey: Class Pictures” to the Emory Visual Arts Gallery through March 4. Peter Nguyen gives his senior honors recital in music composition on March 20. Eliana Marianes’ adaptation of “The Lover” is performed March 21-22.

Philosophy professor Andrew Mitchell is presenting a Nietzsche and Wagner-related performance project on April 8. Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA) student Joey Orr is presenting “Memory Flash,” a series of art interventions on April 3. Ugochukwu Nzewi, in the James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies (LGS), presents his exhibition “A View of Home from Abroad” in the Dobbs University Center Gallery from April 26 to May 5.

Student Rebecca Cozad along with the capoeira dance group will host an event in March. Office of Residence Life & Housing staff member Austin Reynolds created a short film “Do Us Part,” the story of a couple in a fading marriage.

LGS student Gabriel Andrés Eljaiek-Rodriguez developed a project involving the collection and display of memories. ILA student Brian Davis’ project “Me in the Corner” is an autobiographical photo essay of the Georgia Mental Health Institute on Emory’s Briarcliff campus.

ILA student Jere Alexander created embroidery that confronts the issue of dog fighting. Rollins School of Public Health student Nessa Ryan’s project, “Mapping the Body, Mapping the World,” overlays sketches of the human body on aerial photographs. Biology professor Greg Orloff is developing a project that will use the arts to educate the public about cancer.

Dance professors George Staib and Greg Catellier re-ceived support for their January concert, “The Dance Project.” LGS student Joe Madura presented a January film screening and symposium, “Queer Visibility.” Also in January, LGS student Amin Erfani presented the play “L’Acteur Scrifiant/The Sacrificing Actor.”

Full upcoming event details can be found at

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