Artwork by imaging and digital arts student, Jason Hughes, was recently selected for display in the exhibition Washington Color Abstraction, curated by Donald Kuspit. The exhibition, sponsored by the Gabarron Foundation, “unites the original artists of the Washington Color School with contemporary artists practicing in DC today. Both inspired by an environment of bold color and pattern and influenced by the color field teachers of the 1960′s, the artists in this exhibition exemplify identities that are deeply intelligent, original, and rooted in the history of their environment. Their community reflects a deep history, rich with constant dialogue and new ideas.” Learn more about the exhibition and selected artists at the Gabarron Foundation website.
Washington Color Abstraction is open now through Friday, April 25. An opening reception will be held at the Carriage House Center for the Arts, this Friday March 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Carriage House is located at 149 East 38th Street, New York City, 10016.
Join us this Sunday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m. as Christie Finn ’07, music, performs a concert including works by Linda Dusman and Georges Aperghis, with guest violinist Airi Yoshioka.
Two-time winner of the interpretation prize at the International Stockhausen Concerts and Courses (Kürten, Germany), soprano Christie Finn is actively involved in the world of contemporary performance and new music theater.
Recent performance highlights include the complete Récitations of Georges Aperghis as part of the first annual Resonant Bodies Festival (New York City), Sofia Gubaidulina’s Homage à T. S. Eliot at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (Amsterdam) with the Asko | Schönberg Ensemble, a concert of premieres in Chicago with her experimental music duo NOISE-BRIDGE, Luciano Berio’s sequenza iii for the opening of a new art exhibit at the Landesmuseum Niederösterreich (Austria), Unsuk Chin’s Akrostichon-Wortspiel with the György Ligeti Academy as part of the Muziekzomer Festival Gelderland 2012 (Netherlands), the U.S. premiere of Luigi Nono’s Quando Stanno Morendo (Soprano II) with ekmeles, and several experimental music theater productions with the Studio für Stimmkunst und Neues Musiktheater in Stuttgart (Germany). Recent music theater productions outside of Stuttgart include Jason Cady’s comic book/sitcom opera Happiness is the Problem with Experiments in Opera in Brooklyn, Georges Aperghis’ Sextuor: L’origine des Espèces (New York premiere), and VocaalLAB’s 2011 production of MonteverdISH (cover).
Learn more at our Arts and Culture Calendar.
Two animation works by Kelley Bell, assistant professor of graphic design, have recently been selected for display in Occam’s Razor: Art, Science and Aesthetics, at the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, and the Ontario Science Center’s !dea Gallery. Her pieces, The Kuber-Ross Device, and Eureka! will be presented alongside other works that narrow the cultural divide between art and science. Works selected for Occam’s Razor were chosen because of the way they highlight similarities in practice amongst scientists and artists.
Occam’s Razor: Art, Science and Aesthetics will open Wednesday, April 2, and continues through April 20.
Bell’s artwork will also be featured in the Northern Spark projection arts festival this June in Minneapolis. Learn more at the Northern Spark website.
Tomiko Shine ’14, anthropology, won first place in the National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) undergraduate paper competition for her paper, “The Lens of Blackness: An Anthro-Political Perspective.”
When Tomiko moved to Baltimore, she noticed through her work with youth and mothers in Baltimore City that many of their fathers or husbands were incarcerated. After seeing the impact that incarceration had on black families and communities, Tomiko responded by becoming a court advocate and attended court with youth who had charges that carried jail time. “I wanted to understand this phenomenon of the impact of incarceration on black family and community,” she said.
In order to more fully understand this phenomenon, Tomiko conducted research with Sarah Chard, associate professor and associate chair of sociology and anthropology, and submitted her paper which concluded that high rates of incarceration impact the American social society, economy, education and labor system.
Tomiko plans to graduate from UMBC in the spring and would like to continue her anthropological studies in graduate school with a combined degree in public policy. She will attend the NCBS Conference Student Luncheon on Friday, March 7 to present her paper. Congratulations, Tomiko!
We are pleased to announce the inaugural nomination process for the Karen L. Wensch Endowment Award for Outstanding Non-Exempt Staff. We encourage nominations of outstanding non-exempt staff, based on the criteria for the award as described below. Continue reading
There are many ways to engage and make a difference at UMBC. Please check out the list of various ways faculty and staff can volunteer and get involved in our campus community. Find it on the HR website under New Employee Resources.
We hope you will browse this list and find something that sparks your interest or ways to share your talents. Contact department representatives directly.
Thank you for all the ways you are making a difference.
Please join the Department of Human Resources in welcoming the campus’ recently hired staff:
Attia Goheer, MIPAR
Scott Loughrey, MIPAR
Sara Parton, Rsrch Protections & Compliance
Sharon Paul, Administration & Finance
Yemisi Aina, Computer Sci Elec Engineering
Bertha Hickey, Financial Aid
Michelle Kessler, Financial Aid
Irma Williams, Registrar’s Office
Cleo Bonglack, MIPAR