By: EMILY YUSSUM
IU South Bend’s Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts is center stage once again, celebrating over two decades of providing the arts to its students and the public.
IUSB will host Unified for 25, for the IU community beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at The History Museum near downtown South Bend.
This event opens the yearlong commemoration of the school’s 25th anniversary and the first of the Unified for 25 Guest Artist Series that will expand the entire 2016 to 2017 school year.
The reception will feature an array of memorabilia from the Raclin School of the Arts’ history. At 7 p.m., keynote speaker and actress Dawnn Lewis will deliver a speech about arts advocacy.
Having performed in A Different World and Hanging with Mr. Cooper, Lewis is the first of six speakers and performers to contribute to the yearlong commemoration.
Admission is free for all ages, but tickets are required due to the limited seating at the museum. Anyone interested in attending may call (574) 520-4203 to place his or her ticket order.