Photos: College of Liberal Arts sponsors holiday art showcase ‘Joys of the Season’

Photos and story by John Lane / Contributing Writer

On Sunday night, MTSU’s College of Liberal Arts sponsored the community event, “Joys of the Season,” a holiday-themed art showcase held at Tucker Theatre.

Now in its fourth year, performances ranged from scenes from “The Nutcracker” and music performed by student chorales and ensembles to a reading of “The Night Before Christmas by men’s basketball coach Nick McDevitt.

“I thought all the performances were great. I had a really fun time,” said student Nick Perry, one of the many students and community members who attended the packed event.

Proceeds will benefit MTSU Arts, founded in 2011, to support public performances and exhibits by the art, theatre and dance departments and the School of Music. 

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1 Comment

  1. Abby Helper
    December 9, 2018

    The holidays are upon us, and it always seems that this time of year goes by so quickly with all that must be done. Between shopping, work and everything in between, it’s hard to enjoy the season. The Joys of the Season showcase was the perfect escape for the Murfreesboro community. All guests should’ve been amused by the many different performances that took place. Most know about the Nutcracker so the audience was treated to a couple pieces from the ballet. And with music groups performing classic holiday tunes, I’m sure guests left the show with some Christmas spirit. It was good for the new basketball coach to get involved, too. This hopefully will bring more fans into the Murphy Center for Blue Raider basketball.
    This was a good way for the city of Murfreesboro to support MTSU students. MTSU is a big part of Murfreesboro, so it’s nice for the students to put on a family-friendly show that everyone could come to. Murfreesboro residents can also see what students work so hard on during the semester. This is, I’m sure, just an inkling of all the hard work that goes on in the fall. It’s also nice that this show supported MTSU Arts, which also supports the art, dance and theatre departments, along with the School of Music. These departments are important to MTSU so it’s nice for them to get well-deserved support.