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Acuff Circle to host Soiree on Franklin Oct. 28

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The arts at Austin Peay State University will be on display and celebrated at the annual Soiree on Franklin the afternoon of Oct. 28.

The event, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Acuff Circle of Excellence board of directors and is open to members of the Circle and the public. This year's celebration, “Coming Home to the Arts,” will feature representations of all of APSU's arts disciplines: music, dance and theatre, creative writing and the visual arts.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The arts at Austin Peay State University will be on display and celebrated at the annual Soiree on Franklin the afternoon of Oct. 28.

The event, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Acuff Circle of Excellence board of directors and is open to members of the Circle and the public. This year's celebration, “Coming Home to the Arts,” will feature representations of all of APSU's arts disciplines: music, dance and theatre, creative writing and the visual arts.

Proceeds from the Soiree benefit the endowed Acuff Circle Scholarship in the Arts, awarded each year to an Austin Peay student in the arts.

The Circle, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Austin Peay Foundation, serves as a patron society of APSU's Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. It advances the importance of the arts and culture at the University and in the community. In addition, it promotes the arts with other non-profit groups by hosting collaborative events.

Chairing this year's event are Circle board members, Beverly Riggins Parker and Marydith Weakley Young.

The Soiree will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Franklin Room at F&M Bank, 50 Franklin St. Dinner fare is provided and dress is business casual.

Cost is $35 for Circle members and $45 for non-members. Responses are to be sent by Oct. 20 to harveyc@apsu.edu or telephone 931-221-7876. Checks, a portion of which is tax-deductible, should be addressed to the APSU Foundation/Acuff Circle, and sent to APSU, Box 4666, Clarksville, TN 37044.

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Photo cutline: Circle board members Marydith Weakley Young and Beverly Riggins Parker and Ken Shipley, APSU professor of art, watch APSU students create new works of art. (Photo by Taylor Slifko/APSU)