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The Canvas

News and Information from The College Park Scholars Arts Program

Sept. 19-25, 2011

Clarice Smith Center Hosts Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem With Events Throughout 2011-2012

The new work, with music by Ysaye Barnwell and words by poet Marilyn Nelson, commemorates the live of Fortune, an 18th century slave who’s bones were used as a scientific teaching tool. The first event in the series takes place tonight, September 19, at 7:30. The first of the year’s Creative Dialogues series, tonight’s discussion will include the composer Dr. Ysaye Barnwell and poet Dr. Marilyn Nelson, as well as Dr. Warren Perry, an anthropologist who was one of the first to examine Fortune’s Bones and Marie Galbraith of the Mattatuck Museum. The discussion will be moderated by Kojo Nnamdi. For more information, visit performances/performance?rowid=14182. Tomorrow’s Take Five event will be a community sing lead by composer Ysaye Barnwell at 5:30 pm. Participants will actively participate in learning and singing traditional African American rhythms, chants, and songs. No musical experience is necessary! For more information on the Take Five Series, visit c/performances/take5. The series will culminate in February with a performance of the complete work with The

Events this week Monday!

6-7:15pm!CPSP 118A

Tuesday !

6-7:15pm!CPSP 218A

Washington Performing Arts Society Gospel Choir and Soloists. The story of Fortune also draws comparison to the subject of this year’s first-year book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Henrietta Lacks was an African American woman who’s cancerous cells were used without her knowledge to create an “immortal cell line,” which has since been used in numerous scientific studies. Students can get a free copy of the book from the office of Undergraduate Studies in Marie Mount Hall.

Field Trip Sign-ups Now Closed

If for some reason you are not signed up for a trip, you must email Emily ASAP to make arrangements to attend a trip that still has room at this point.

Sophomore Photo Essay Due Tomorrow

Essays should be submitted as a powerpoint file on Blackboard before 6pm on Tuesday, September 20. Submissions: To submit information on Arts Scholars events to the weekly newsletter, please submit all information to no later than Sunday at 5 pm (for the following Monday’s publication). Archive of articles, as well as more event listing and commentary can be found on the Arts Scholars Blog at

The Canvas: September 19, 2011  

News and information from the College Park Scholars Arts Program