The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) School of Performing and Visual Arts (SPVA) presents its third annual Revelry, a multi-arts project that boasts over 50 events from Feb. 11 through 25.
While presented mostly free and in an online, virtual format, there are some opportunities for in-person attendance requiring registration and following strict COVID-19 protocols. The public is invited to join in this celebration of the arts. For complete information and free and registered events, visit usm.edu/spva.
“I am impressed at faculty and staff involvement and ease in transitioning their ideas to the virtual format. We did not scale back this year” said Stacy Reischman Fletcher, director of the SPVA. “Due to the virtual nature of some of our events, we are fortunate to be able to invite guest artists from across the world including, Borderline Arts Ensemble from New Zealand, an Unrehearsed Shakespeare Master Class, and Sandglass Theatre’s production of “Rock the Boat” from Vermont.
Revelry activities include special programming of artistic and creative activities, including master classes, workshops, guest artists, family-friendly events, and formal productions. Some events are following up to successes from previous years. Those include Charcoal Bodies 2, Community Day on Feb. 13, Partners for the Arts Artful Evening, Ink Wars, and an Art Talk on Pilgrimage to Santiago. Special events are planned for lunchtime and just after work so everyone has the opportunity to engage in the programming.
Another aspect of Revelry is to reveal the “behind the scenes” in the classrooms, studios, and rehearsals at USM.
Reischman continued, “This has been a great opportunity for the dance, art & design, and theatre programs to collaborate in creating events that will help share what we do with our communities and open up our faculty, staff, and majors in the school to what we are doing as a whole. I could not be prouder of the people who have worked hard to make this happen.”
For more information, contact Stacy Reischman Fletcher at email@example.com or call 601.266.4995.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit usm.edu.