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Seniors showcase their work in virtual fashion show

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor | May 19, 2020

From creating mood boards to sketching to patternmaking to prototyping, sourcing materials, picking fabrics and then finally sewing, Apparel Design and Merchandising majors intensely prepare for their senior year capstone experience. Students hone the skills they’ve learned to create a three-piece collection for Showcase.  Showcase is an annual apparel design runway-style fashion show from App...

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Blowing Rock Art and History Museum announces additions to its virtual engagement options

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor | May 13, 2020

The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum announced Friday that in an effort to continue community outreach and promotion of the visual arts, it has created a way for patrons to experience its exhibitions virtually. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum closed March 16, and left visitors with virtual engagement options. “We may be closed to the public but will be offering a variety of unique...

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Luke Combs to perform at 2020 virtual spring commencement ceremony

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor | May 6, 2020

Chancellor Sheri Everts announced Wednesday that country music artist Luke Combs will perform as a special guest during the 2020 Spring Commencement Ceremony on May 16. The virtual ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. with Combs, who attended App State, closing out the ceremony performing App State’s alma mater.  The announcement was made via email stating that Combs will be bringing his talents...

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Time at home sparks new creativity among internet users

Xanayra Marin-Lopez, Multimedia Editor | May 1, 2020

In the middle of a global pandemic, the internet has found a way to have a laugh with new trends, memes and dances arising every day.  During a time of social distancing guidelines and stay-at-home orders, many are on their smartphones constantly during the day. According to Statista, data from a March 2020 global survey revealed a 70 percent worldwide increase in mobile phone use as a direct result...

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Christina Beals, Reporter | April 24, 2020

The Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts announced Wednesday that live events for An Appalachian Summer Festival are being moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  An Appalachian Summer Festival is an annual celebration of the performing and visual arts presented by App State’s Office of Arts & Cultural Programs. The festival is held every July in campus venues and features...

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Brooke Drury, Christine Dudley, and Lauren Wasmund | April 24, 2020

During a time of uncertainty and isolation, the App State theatre program has proved that the arts can continue to flourish. After its cancellation, eight students from the musical production “Spring Awakening” took initiative to produce a virtual performance of “The Song of Purple Summer” to share with the community.  “Spring Awakening” is based on growth and coming of age themes....

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