Film Screening of Rocks in My Pockets, with Director Signe Baumane (10/22)

rimp09The Department of Visual Arts Visiting Artist Program presents a screening of the film Rocks in My Pockets (88 minutes), followed by a question and answer session with the director, Signe Baumane, on Thursday, October 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building. Rocks in My Pockets is a poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival, based on true events surrounding the filmmaker, the women in her family, and their battles with depression and madness.

Signe Baumane is an independent animator known for her controversial films on the subjects of sex, pregnancy, dentists and madness. Born in Latvia in 1964, she studied Philosophy at the University of Moscow and then began making animated films. In 1995, she moved to New York, working with Bill Plympton on several shorts and features. She continued producing her own short films in the USA, including Dentist(2005), Teat Beat of Sex (2007-2008), and Birth (2009). He sensual humor and bold feminism have made a mark in the independent animation world, most recently with her animated feature memior, Rocks in My Pockets, which has gathered awards and screening laurels at numerous festivals worldwide.

Admission is free. Complete information is available here.

Spectrum: 2015 UMBC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition (10/8 – 12/13)

cadvcfallOn Thursday, October 8, from 5 to 7 pm, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture invites the campus community to the Opening Reception of Spectrum: 2105 Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, featuring artworks by Lee Boot, Irene Chan, Kathy Marmor, Timothy Nohe, and Eric Smallwood.

The exhibition will open for regular hours on Friday, October 9, and will remain on display through December 13.

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and is located on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building. For more information, call 410-455-3188 or visit here.

Admission to the exhibition and opening reception is free.

Image: Timothy Nohe