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The Curb Scholars Host Alumni Film Panel

Posted by on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in .

This year at the Curb Center, our motivating theme is “Drawing on our Strengths.” Over the course of the school year, we’ll be developing programing and events that helps scholars to identify and draw upon their resources, both personal and programmatic. As part of that effort, we’ve worked to restructure the Curb Scholar program to help further enrich scholars’ educational and interpersonal experiences.

As part of that restructuring we’ve created five areas of programmatic focus (Art Making, Art Presenting, Art Research, Social Practice Art, and Community Engagement Through the Arts) to help guide the scholars efforts and discussions throughout the year. We’re also working to develop a Curb Scholar alumni directory so current scholars can engage with a network of professionals who have a history of art.

We recently held our first Alumni Event, featuring Harvey Burrell, Sam Boyette and Drew Sanchez, who spoke about their experiences in the film industry. The scholars heard about the multiple avenues available to pursue work in film and saw samples from each of the presenter’s bodies of work, while broadening their awareness of resources available for filmmaking through the Curb Center.

Harvey Burrell – still from Windy Films Reel. Click on photo to watch reel.

Sam Boyette, Still from 2018 Reel. Click on photo to watch reel.

Drew Sanchez, still from Dr. Sleep. (A movie that Drew worked on) Click on photo to watch trailer.

Speaking of available resources in the arts, the Creative Writing Departments Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series is hosting poet Nicole Sealey this Thursday September 5, 2019. Sealey is formerly the Director of Cave Canem, an institution committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. A contemporary formalist, Sealey breathes new life into received forms, through poems that interrogate, among other things, the experience of existing as a black body in a country and a context bent on your erasure. Sealey’s reading is an opportunity definitely worth taking advantage of.

Posted on September 4, 2019
Written by Joshua Moore

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