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Jenn Kim


Video artwork by Emily Scott Beck, a master’s of fine arts student, is on display at Ackland Art Museum.
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Artist Emily Scott Beck examines ordinary life

In some parts of the world, submerging one’s head in water is considered torture. To graduate student Emily Scott Beck, it’s art.Beck’s work is featured in the “New Currents in Contemporary Art” exhibition with the work of three other graduate students in the Ackland Art Museum.

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reshman Olivia Hyatt received the task of making herself into a tree. DTH/Stephen Mitchell
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Interactive artists complete tasks

Pipe cleaners, streamers, boxes, paint and imagination created endless possibilities for tasks Saturday night.More than 300 people participated in artist-in-residence Oliver Herring’s TASK, an interactive art performance, on Saturday night in Gerrard Hall. The event lasted for six hours, but participants could come and go.

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Mikeah Ernest Jennings is one of the actors in Young Jean Lee’s “The Shipment.” Courtesy of Carolina Performing Arts
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'Shipment' performance in Memorial Hall causes laughter, discomfort

Arts Verdict: 3.5 of 5 StarsYoung Jean Lee’s “The Shipment” forced laughs from some and led others to leave the play early Friday night in Memorial Hall.Scenes of dance, stand-up comedy, song and skits raised important questions about racism and the black experience.Though the performance brought some laughs, its unnerving comments and commentary stayed with the audience after the show.

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A student draws during a life drawing class in the Hanes Art Center.
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Nude models pose for art students

Sitting in a room watching a naked person for several hours is usually considered reprehensible, but for more some art students it’s integral to their grade.In life drawing classes at UNC and in the community, nude models pose while students surround them with easels, drawing their figures.

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Chips’ first improv comedy show expected to draw big crowd

While Halloween is usually associated with scariness, the Chapel Hill Improv Players hope to kick the weekend off with laughter.Chips will be performing its first full show of the school year at 8 p.m. tonight in Hamilton 100 with tickets for $6.“It’s going to be a crazy wonderful weekend, and there’s no better way to start it off than laughing your mask off,” said John Reitz, the co-artistic director of Chips.

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Improv brigade to perform

A stage, chairs and suggestions are all the Upright Citizens Brigade need to entertain.The brigade is an improv comedy group with theaters in New York City and Los Angeles.The Carolina Union Activities Board will host the UCB touring company, a program within the brigade, with the Chapel Hill Players as the opening act.

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Local productions attract students
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Local performing arts reduce student prices

Several theater and performance groups on and around campus are hoping to attract students to their shows though discounted and free ticket packages.Carolina Performing Arts, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Lab! Theatre and Duke Performances offer an array of discounts through single ticket prices and package deals.“Having discounts for students is something we feel is important,” said Connie Mahan, director of marketing and press for PlayMakers. “The group has sold more tickets this year than at the same time last year.”

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