School of Arts and Humanities News

Associate Professor of Aesthetic Studies to perform

Please join us for our Members Salon!

6961 Lakewood Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75214
Thursday, Sept. 16, 8pm to 9:30pm
featuring Cindy St. John and Venus Opal Reese

Cindy St. John is the author of City Poems (Effing Press 2009) and People Who Are in Love Will Read This Book Differently (Dancing Girl Press 2009). Her poems have appeared in many magazines, including The Southern Review, H_NGM_N and Cimarron Review. She holds an MFA from Western Michigan University and currently teaches literature and creative writing in Austin, Texas.

Venus Opal Reese is a tenured professor of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas and an award-winning solo.

Venus Opal Reese performer, playwright, director, choreographer and poet. Her solo performance work, Split Ends, was featured on the cover of the Palo Alto Weekly, showcased at the Black Repertory Theatre in Rhode Island, and ran off-Broadway at La MaMa ETC. Split Ends was nominated for an AUDELCO Award. Dr. Reese was recently featured on ABC News and in Glamour Magazine and Diversity Inc., as an expert on race, beauty, and culture. Her performance with the Hip-Hop Theatre play, Will Power’s The Seven (a retelling of plays by Aeschylus), was featured in the American Theatre Magazine and won three Critic’s Choice Awards.