Creative Arts Experience

Creative Arts Experience (CAE) engages students in the fine arts community at Baylor, providing enriching programs of artmusictheatrefilm, and literature, with the additional focus of these arts as seen through the lens of world cultures.

Through participation in CAEs, students will encounter a wide variety of fine arts events sponsored by Baylor; grow and mature in the reception, interpretation, and appreciation of the arts throughout multiple semesters at Baylor; and develop cultural literacy, critical thinking, social skills, human empathy, and patronage of the arts.

Feb. 17, 2023
Baylor alumnus’ film is featured at Deep in the Heart Film Festival

Every July, filmmakers and moviegoers alike gather at the historic Hippodrome Theatre for the Deep in the Heart Film Festival. This past summer, Baylor University alumnus Daniel Pennington’s film was one of 160 projects featured.

The Deep in the Heart Film Festival is a three-day celebration and exhibition of independent films. Projects shown include short films, music videos, screenplays and feature films. Featured on Moviemaker’s “20 Great Festivals for First-Time Movie-Makers” and FilmFreeway’s “Top 100,” the festival has grown since it first began six years ago.

Feb. 9, 2023
Alumnus painting sparks collection celebrating diversity at Baylor

It only takes a flame to start a fire. For Dr. Heidi Hornik, chair of the department of art and art history, it only takes a painting to start a collection. Hanging on the wall of her office in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center is the painting that started it all.

John Singletary, a 2020 alumnus, painted a single figure bathed in red light and surrounded by a harsh, heavy-stroked darkness as if it were consuming him. In comparison to this thinly rendered background, the man portrayed on the canvas is filled with life, evident through his glowing skin and intense stare. Singletary’s former painting instructor, professor Winter Rusiloski, said this manner of contrasting simplicity with detail is what catches the eye of the viewer.

Feb. 9, 2023
Artist Jason Bly tricks the eye with “magic” of art

“Curriculum for a Better Tomorrow” is currently on display in the Martin Museum of Art, containing works from artist Jason Bly where he conducted a lecture at the to share his process, techniques, inspiration and meaning behind his paintings.

Jason Bly, an assistant professor of art at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, utilizes a style called “trompe l’oeil,” meaning “trick of the eye,” a highly realistic artistic style that gives the perception of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. His works are often vibrant and colorful with multiple layers and fine details full of imagery and symbolism, giving the illusion that it is more than a painting.

Feb. 9, 2023
Baylor Theatre’s ‘Once’ pulls back curtain to display romance, music in Dublin

The doors of the Mabee Theatre will soon swing wide for Baylor Theatre’s fourth production this season. “Once,” based on the 2007 film of the same name, is a musical with a cast who sing, dance and play musical instruments.

The story follows an unlikely pair — a rather melancholy young man ready to give up on his love for music and a rather stubborn and determined young woman who loves music just as much as him but isn’t ready for his songs to cease.