On Saturday, December 2, The Tower Literary Magazine hosted the biannual Night of the Arts in the TLCC Game Room. Open to any and all students and faculty, Night of the Arts—or, NoTA, as it is affectionately nicknamed—takes place once a semester and is a way for The Tower staff to highlight talents which cannot be printed in the pages of a magazine.
From singing, dancing, and guitar freestyling to spoken word poetry, rapping, and stand-up comedy, the fall 2017 NoTA had an array of talents on display, including its very first drag performance by Oglethorpe’s own “Satana Lux.” Other standout performances included Dr. John Orme performing an original piano piece and the OU jazz ensemble, The Jazzy Petrels, closing out the night.
The Tower’s Editor-in Chief Emily Rodriguez ’20 says, “Night of the Arts was truly an experience. There were so many amazing and unique acts. Where else can you find drag, stand-up, poetry, and more all in one show? I can’t wait for next year!”
Other highlights of the night included the debut of the fall 2017 edition of the magazine, English faculty newcomer Dr. Nicholas Bujak delivering a rousing keynote address on shock factor and politics in art, and Prof. Jessica Handler, The Tower’s faculty adviser, awarding this semester’s “Handler’s Choice” awards for her favorite pieces in each category of poetry, prose, and visual art.
You can follow The Tower on Instagram @ou_towerofficial to catch up on photos and videos from Night of the Arts as well as upcoming information on how to get involved with next semester’s NoTA! You can also contact The Tower at email@example.com.