2016-17 Combined School Calendar

Franklin County, Grundy County, Marion County, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee, School of Theology, University of the South combined school calendars are here.

Faces and Phases

The University Art Gallery presents the work of renowned South African artist activist Zanele Muholi in a selection of 22 photographs from her series “Faces and Phases,” a series of dignified portrait photographs of black South Africans who identify as LGBTI. Shown together, these portraits of individuals represent and build community. Muholi is a visual activist. In collaboration with her sitters, she uses photography to combat the oppression of a group whose existence had been excluded from South African history, even 10 years after Apartheid. The people represented in Muholi’s portraits choose to be visible, empowered and themselves. They invite us to see and know them, and thereby resist the fear and erasure threatened by the prejudices, hate and brutal violence too often directed at them. “Faces and Phases” ensures visibility for black queer and transgender individuals and communities. “Faces and Phases” is on view in the University Art Gallery through April 14.

Aiken Taylor Award

The Sewanee Review announces Mary Ruefle as the winner of the 2017 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry. Ruefle has authored 12 books of poetry, including “My Private Property” (2016) and “Trances from the Blast” (2013), as well as two collections of prose, and other writings. She has received numerous other literary honors, including the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award, Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and a Whiting Award.
The 31st Aiken Taylor celebration will take place on March 1 and 2. On Wednesday, March 1, at 4:30 p.m., poet Michael Dickman, whose most recent collection, “Green Migraine,” was also published in 2016, will lecture on Ruefle’s poetry in Convocation Hall. At 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2, also in Convocation Hall, University of the South Vice-Chancellor John McCardell and Adam Ross, editor-in-chief of the Sewanee Review, will present Ruefle with the award, after which she will give a reading of her work. Receptions will follow both events.

Arts and Ales

Arts and Ales is an over-21 celebration of the visual arts, music and of the art of brewing in its third year. Arts and Ales is the annual fundraiser for the Franklin County Arts Guild, whose mission is to promote arts and arts education in the area. Participants can sample more than 14 microbrews, view the work of more than 35 local artists, participate in art demonstrations (including microbrewing) and enjoy live music performances by local musicians. The event will be noon–4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 11, at the Monterey Station in Cowan. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets or for more information go to www.artsandales.com. Reduced tickets are available to designated drivers.