Humanities Day at Prairie State College on Wednesday, April 26, will open with a presentation by Emmy Award winner Orbert Davis.
His program will be followed by live music and a student art exhibition. All events are free.
Davis opens the program at 9:30 a.m. in the Barnes and Noble Auditorium on the PSC campus, 202 S. Hasted St. in Chicago Heights. Davis, a renown jazz trumpeter, won an Emmy Award for an original score in “DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis,” and has played at many of PSC’s Jazz Fests.
Davis, a Chicago native, is widely respected in the jazz industry and has had a significant impact on the field of humanities. He is the co-founder, conductor and artistic director of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic.
After Davis’ program finishes at 11 a.m., guests will be able to explore various programs and meet with faculty as they enjoy an art exhibit of student pieces that will be available for purchase in the PSC Rotunda.
Also at 11 a.m., the Christopher Art Gallery on campus will present a Spring Student Art Showcase and reception. The showcase will feature student works, including drawings, paintings and photography.
At 1 p.m., a Student and Faculty Showcase will be given in the Proven IT Room in the PSC conference center. This showcase will feature works from the communication, humanities, music, music production and world languages programs at PSC. Student awards will be presented during the showcase.
For more information, contact Melissa Hebert-Johnson at [email protected].