The Origins of Comics
Through Friday, May 22 • regular library hours • Carmichael Library • Info: Alex Beringer, firstname.lastname@example.org
The third annual comics exhibit at the University of Montevallo, titled “The Origins of Comics: Graphic Narratives as Art and Storytelling 1731-1945,” focuses on the evolution of visual storytelling techniques during the early history of comics. The exhibit traces comics from 18th- and 19th-century sequential and early picture books through the beginnings of Sunday funnies and superhero comics in the early 20th century. The exhibition is produced as a collaborative project by students in Alex Beringer’s Art 327, English 439 and Honors 309 course. It features large visual displays and a book browsing section. For complete information, visit the UM website.
Spring Theatre Festival
Wednesday, April 29 • 7:30 p.m. • Chichester Black Box Theatre • Tickets: $3 • Info: Theatre, 9-665-6210 • Ticket Info: Box Office, 9-665-6200
UM Theatre will present the directing work of four UM students. Four student-directed one-acts will be presented. Productions include Number Nine, by Maruxa Vilalta, directed by Peter Strickland; The Receptionist, by Adam Bock, directed by Nick Stokes; The Philadelphia and Sure Thing, by David Ives, directed by James Powers; and Jake Misco, by Qui Nguyen and Robert Ross Parker, directed by Hunter Brown. Seating is limited. Note: Adult content and mature themes.
Community School of Music Honors Recital
Friday, May 1 • 7 p.m. • LeBaron Recital Hall • Info: Music, 9-665-6670
The Community School of Music Honors Recital will take place.
Saturday, May 2 • 9 a.m. • Flowerhill lawn • Info: Calendar Office, 9-665-6292
The University of Montevallo will hold its spring commencement exercises. The speaker will be Bill Richardson, former two-time governor of New Mexico, U.S. Congressman, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of Energy under President Bill Clinton.