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Are We Free: Art Sponsored by the Prison Creative Arts Project

The exhibition will feature drawings, paintings, fashion, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed-media work by artists who were once incarcerated in either adult or youth facilities. Opening and closing receptions will include speeches by exhibiting artists and performances by writers, musicians and actors in the Linkage Project.

Visitors to the gallery can respond to the exhibit through art and writing. All events and the exhibit itself are free and open to the public, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Duderstadt Center Gallery.

An opening reception will be 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 7; the closing reception is 6:30-9 p.m. Nov. 18. The event is sponsored by the Prison Creative Arts Project. For more information visit http://www.prisonarts.org, e-mail arewefree@umich.edu, or call (734) 764-2393.

Seniors choreograph"fourth wall"

In their choreographic finale at the Dance Department, four seniors will present their interpretation of dance and art in "Fourth Wall," showcasing solos and group works Nov. 10-12 at Betty Pease Studio Theater, adjacent to the Central Campus Recreation Building.

Dominique Melissinos, Jordan Newmark, Stacie Greskowiak and Stephanie Calandro will present an eclectic mix of movement styles, inspirations and artistic expressions.

Melissinos will perform a solo piece titled, "Give Me Your Hand," which will explore the need for perspective and reflection. Newmark will perform the self-choreographed solo, "Handmade Heart," and Greskowiak will perform "Niche," which offers a hopeful mix of lyrical modern and hip-hop movement vocabularies. In "Skirt, Smirk, and Soul," Calandro will perform to the music of jazz artist Sonny Rollins.

Shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 general admission, available starting one hour before the show. Additional information is available by calling 763-5461.

Dance majors present group, solo performances

The Dance Department will be presenting an evening of dance entitled, "Over Coffee," at 8 p.m. Nov. 17 with four senior dance majors presenting original group and solo works.

Leah Ives will present a group work around the topic of indecision, with music composed by Karl Pestka. Christie Jenuwine's group choreography will focus on the concept of seeking bliss. Lizzie Leopold has created an original solo entitled "Runs in the Family. "Antiquated Amusements," an original piece by Jessica Sachs, harkens to the Jazz Age of the Harlem Renaissance.

The concert is in the Betty Pease Studio Theatre, directly behind the Central Campus Recreation Building. For more information, call (734) 764-5461. Tickets are $5 at the door, beginning an hour before curtain.

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