Wednesday, April 2, 2014

First annual Creative Imperatives Next Weekend, by Megan Sukovich

Artists, speakers, and musicians, oh my! The School of Arts and Communication of The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse has its first annual Creative Imperatives event beginning on Sun., April 13-16, to showcase performances, presentations, lectures, and exhibitions for the greater La Crosse and university communities. Students and professionals collaborate together to promote scholarly and creative works.

The SAC opens its doors to various innovative artists on the local, regional and national level. Workshops and presentations will be located on the UW-L campus. Julia Johnson, the Director of the School of Arts and Communication, states, “There is important and interesting work being done by our faculty and students in the School of Arts and Communication.” She hopes that this work is showcased to continuously encourage the community to gather together to appreciate creative and scholarly works.

CI promotes performers with a wide variety of expertise in areas of photography, public speaking, entrepreneurship, and various musical talents. Workshops offer demonstrations and the opportunity to build skills in fields such as blacksmithing, ceramics, oil painting, and improvisations exercises. Keynote speakers, lectures, debates, and film screenings will also be offered for more of a hands-off experience of the arts.

“I hope that Creative Imperatives becomes annual highlight for the university and community. The ultimate goal is for the event is for Creative Imperatives to be completely student facilitated,” says Johnson.