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Annual Soiree on Franklin arts event coming Oct. 28

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

The event, in its seventh year, is sponsored by the Acuff Circle of Excellence board of directors and is open to members of the Circle and the public. “Celebrating the Arts” will feature representations of APSU's arts disciplines, this year focusing on the visual arts and music.

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

The event, in its seventh year, is sponsored by the Acuff Circle of Excellence board of directors and is open to members of the Circle and the public. “Celebrating the Arts” will feature representations of APSU's arts disciplines, this year focusing on the visual arts and music.

Proceeds from the Soiree benefit the Acuff Circle Arts Scholarship Endowment, which provides a scholarship each year to an Austin Peay student in the arts. The current scholarship recipient is Rachel Prince, a junior from Goodlettsville, working toward her bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art. She will be introduced at the Soiree.

Prince is a published artist who hopes to be a professional portrait painter. Outside of the classroom, she is a member of Austin Peay's Golden Key Society and gives back to the community by volunteering at Bible study and as a school play assistant at Highland Chapel Union Church in Ridgetop, TN. She is a volunteer and has been a service ambassador at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville.

The Acuff 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 the Soiree are Circle board members, Beverly Riggins Parker and Marydith Weakley Young.

The Soiree will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 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. 21 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.