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News at Brookhaven College

Release Date Aug. 10

The Brookhaven College School of the Arts enjoyed a spectacular summer. This week, the Big Band Jazz gave a free outdoor concert in the International Courtyard. The Dancers’ Theatre also took advantage of the courtyard space for free performances featuring students and several guest artists. “Rent,” this year’s summer musical from Theatre Brookhaven, was the standout event for the term with attendance nearing record numbers. Even though one of the ensemble performers seriously sprained an ankle during one of the first performances, the show went on and earned high praise from those who attended.

The African American Museum at Fair Park has the work of local artist Willie Wayne Young on exhibition through October 25th. The 30-piece exhibition, called The Visionary Works of Willie Young, is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Charles D. McAdams Jr., Brookhaven College humanities professor, who died last year. McAdams’ love and admiration for Young’s drawings provided the inspiration for this exhibition. Edleeca Thompson, Brookhaven College humanities professor and colleague of McAdams, is a long-time worker at the museum and guest curator for the exhibition. Young is a Dallas native who began his art education, under the tutelage of Chapman Kelley, while taking classes under a Dallas Museum of Fine Art High School Scholarship between 1959 and 1963. In addition to being an artist, Young owns the shoe-shine stand in a local barber shop, where he and McAdams met many years ago. Young sketches between customers, Thomas said. There will be a reception at the museum celebrating the work of this prolific artist on August 13th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested by calling Jane Jones at 214.565.9026, ext. 315.

On July 27th, representatives from Bridgestone/Firestone presented Rodger Bennett, interim vice president for instruction, with a donation to support scholarship funds. For years, the company has donated funds to the Automotive Technology Division at Brookhaven College in support of the partnership between the college and the company to offer students company-sponsored training. Don Jones and David McNabb, automotive professors, attended the meeting with representatives from BFS Retail and Commercial Operations, the parent company of Bridgestone, and Firestone Service Centers. Through their South Central Zone, BFS supports more than a dozen training programs. The company has consistently recognized the college for the Business Studies Division’s and automotive technology program’s dedication to this partnership.




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