The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is pleased to present the 2013 Senior Exit Exhibition opening in the CADVC, Tuesday, May 21. A free opening reception will take place on the 21st from 5 to 7 pm.
This exhibition reflects the interdisciplinary orientation and the technological focus of the Department of Visual Arts, and provides the opportunity for undergraduate seniors to exhibit within a professional setting prior to exiting the university.
The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and is located in the Fine Arts Building. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Senior Exit Exhibition continues through Friday, June 7.
Image by Lauren DeMarsh.
Sustainability Across the Disciplines: Faculty Curriculum Workshop
Wednesday, June 5th and Thursday, June 6th, 2013
This event is a curriculum development workshop for faculty wishing to integrate topics of environmental sustainability into their courses. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome to apply – we encourage diverse perspectives!
The workshop will offer concepts, detailed examples, and materials useful for developing engaging new course content across the disciplines. Participants will collaborate to develop innovative course components that inspire critical thinking in students and address pressing environmental issues.
Workshop facilitators and guest presenters will share a range of models and resources for designing content that will engage students with locally relevant issues, generate innovative research, and encourage active ecological citizenship on campus and beyond. The ability to think critically and problem-solve around sustainability is an increasingly essential and sought-after skill. We can empower our students to examine and address real concerns, through every disciplinary lens.
Stipends are available. Light breakfast & lunch will be served, sustainably sourced.
To apply, please contact Tanvi Gadhia: email@example.com or visit http://sustainability.umbc.edu
Junkspace, 2012, a collaborative installation piece by Department of Visual Arts faculty, Lynn Cazabon and Neal McDonald, was selected for exhibition at the WRO 15th Media Arts Biennale, in Wrocław, Poland. The event features work by artists around the world, and this year, celebrates 50 years of electronic art.
Part of WRO’s Rings of Saturn exhibition, Junkspace “is a time and location sensitive video installation and corresponding iOS App that superimposes two forms of waste, one earth—bound (electronic waste) and the other celestial (orbital debris).” Learn more, or download the app at the installation’s website.
Out of Mind, an exhibition curated by 2013 Visual Arts senior, Carlyn Thomas, opened last week in Baltimore’s Gallery 788. Coverage of the exhibition and video of a curatorial talk by Thomas, appeared Sunday in the Baltimore Post-Examiner.
The curatorial project is part of Thomas’ senior thesis as an art history & museum studies student, and continues through the 11th.
Learn more about the project here.
The Department of Music presents the UMBC Wind Ensemble, in their last semester of the year, Monday, May 13 at 8 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The group will perform a number of pieces under the direction of Richard Spece.
Admission to this concert is free and open to the public.
A program featuring the UMBC Camerata and the Opera Workshop will take place on Friday, May 10 beginning at 8 pm in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
The UMBC Camerata, under the direction of Stephen Caracciolo, is a select ensemble of singers from a wide range of backgrounds and majors in the university. The group performs a wide range of works including Renaissance motets, folksongs, choral-orchestral works, German part songs, Russian sacred liturgies, American spirituals, and new works.
The Opera Workshop, under the direction of Joseph Regan, is a course designed for 8 – 15 advanced vocalists, and offers students the opportunity to study stage acting, movement and character development within the sphere of musical performance.
Admission is free.
The 2013 Baker Artist Award winners were announced this week, and Jenny O’Grady, Director of Alumni and Development Communications, is one of nine b-grant recipients.
The b-grant Prize is awarded annually to up to nine artists, and recognizes emerging artists and established artists exploring new directions in their work. Read more about the prize and view O’Grady’s work at the Baker Artist Awards website, or view the coverage of the awards’ announcement in the Baltimore Sun.
On May 9, 10 and 11, the Department of Dance presents the Spring Dance Showcase, featuring a variety of performances by Dance majors.
8 pm each evening, Old Theatre. $12 general admission $7 students and seniors. For information and reservations, call the Dance Box Office at 410-455-6240.
The UMBC Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Tom Goldstein, performs Thursday, May 9 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
The Percussion Ensemble is a dedicated group of advanced percussion students. The Ensemble is adventurous in its programming with a repertoire that includes graphic notation pieces, improvisational works, and theatre works by important early percussion composers, such as Alan Hovhanness, John Cage and Carlos Chavez. The Ensemble has established a tradition of performing works by faculty and student composers, who sometimes include members of the ensemble.
Admission to this event is free.