Arts Newsletter 9/14/18

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This week at Arts Scholars...


DC Shorts Film Festival Field Trip This Sunday!

The first field trip of the semester is this weekend! If you signed up to attend the DC Shorts Film Festival, please meet Kenna at 2:15 pm on Sunday in the Bel Air Study Lounge. Please contact Kenna if you can no longer attend.

Field Trip Deposits Due Tuesday

The online portal for submitting your fall field trip deposit/payment is now available.  PLEASE NOTE: For those attending the Philadelphia trip on 9/23, you should submit a nonrefundable $20 payment which covers the cost of your roundtrip transportation. Students attending field trips other than Philly will receive their deposit back after they have completed the field trip they've signed up for on Canvas. Be sure to complete each of the required fields. This information is solely used to process your deposit and will not be used for any other purpose.  

You can submit your deposit here.  Deposits are due by Tuesday, September 18th. 

Have ideas for art events?

No ideas are too big or small!  Contribute your creative ideas or arts interests you'd like to explore to ARTS Advisory Board here.




Monday's colloquium will feature a series of discussions on themes relating to migration and art. Bring your Arts Journals and come prepared to be involved in discussions with your TA groups.

SAB Representative

ARTS needs you! Join the Student Advisory Board and advocate for the needs of Arts students to the wider Scholars community. This is a great leadership opportunity. If you would like to serve as a representative for your program, you are encouraged to join. Applications are due on Sunday, September 16th at 11:59pm. Click here to apply




Tuesday, September 18th: Capstone Work Session I

Come prepared with your ideas for a capstone project! Students will work with TAs and staff in subgroups geared towards their project type (workshop, creative, service learning). The workshop group will focus on preparing for their presentations next week.  See assignment on ELMS for details on what to prepare and bring to class.


Pentathlon Opportunities

Moving Visuals 
David C. Driskell Center
M-F, 9:30am - 4pm
Open till November 16th
Focuses on a handful of contemporary African American artists who frequently and critically explore popular culture, social issues, and history in their works; including, Sanford Biggers, Stephanie Dinkins, Lyle Ashton Harris, Clifford Owens, Jefferson Pinder, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, and Hank Willis Thomas. The exhibition is curated by Dorit Yaron, the Driskell Center’s Deputy Director, and it focuses on artists engaged with time-based media. It is especially curated as a departure point for educating and encouraging students to engage in a dialogue about timely issues of past, present, and future histories. This is the first time the David C. Driskell Center has presented an exhibition focuses exclusively on time-based media.

The Triumph of Isabella Experience
Thursday, September 20, 2018 
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall, 301-405-7794
Free, tickets required.
Travel to 1615 and be immersed in the grand procession of the Ommegang. Experience art, technology and history collaborations come to life, featuring 17th-century artworks, presented together for the first time in the U.S. This amazing animated experience and illustrated public lecture on street theater kicks off The Triumph of Isabella, a year long Exploration of Performance through Art and Art through Performance. The event starts in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall, will move to the Grand Pavilion, and end in the Dance Theatre.
Tickets will be available to reserve beginning Monday, August 27.

Constitution Day: Immigration and the Rule of Law in the Trump Administration (moderated by Scholars' Dr. Koulish)
9:30 am - 10:45 am
McKeldin Library Special Events Room 6137
Please join us for a lively panel discussion with some of the nation's foremost experts on U.S. law and immigration as they discuss legal implications of immigration actions by the Trump administration, including the travel ban, family separation, and the role of the circuit courts.

Films and Screenings:

Movies at the Hoff Theater this week: Pose Screening and Discussion

Friday, September 21, 2018 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Marie Mount Hall, Room 2218
The category is: LIVE. WORK. POSE! Yes, that's right. If you missed this summer's historical series, Pose, don't worry. We will be hosting a weekly screening & discussion in the LGBT Equity Center Fridays at noon. Hope to see you there!
Contact: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity Center, 301-405-8720,

Dance Events:

Argentine Tango Class
Monday, September 17, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Atrium
The UMD Argentine Tango Club invites you to the first tango class of the year. No partner or experience required. Join us to have fun and learn a new dance.

Royal Scottish Country Dancing
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mathematics Building Rotunda
A Scottish country dancing class and practices. (An ancestor of square dancing and a cousin of the dancing you may have seen in Jane Austen movies.) Taught by certificated Scottish Country Dance teacher Howard Lasnik (Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics). ANYONE can come. No experience required. No partner needed. And no Scottish heritage required!
Contact: Howard Lasnik 301-405-4929 


Know of any events on campus that other Arts Scholars should attend? Let Kenna know!

Other Opportunities

Merriweather Post Pavilion is looking to hire a few additional staff for the final concerts of the season over the last two weekends of September.  If you are interested in applying, please contact Harold for additional information.

First Look Fair

Thursday, September 20, 2018 
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
McKeldin Mall, University of Maryland
The First Look Fair is one of the longest running involvement traditions at the University of Maryland. The First Look Fair hosts nearly 600 student clubs and organizations, campus departments and services, local vendors, and community service agencies. This festive gathering is the perfect place to collect resources, learn more about how to get involved, and connect with other students with similar interests. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to discover some of what the University of Maryland has to offer!

Email with any questions.

Erasable Inc. is an improv group on campus. They perform every Friday from 1 to 2 pm in front of McKeldin Library in case you're interested in seeing what they're about. Interested in joining?
Auditions: Thursday, 9/13 @ 6pm Art/sociology and Saturday, 9/15 @ 9:30am, lobby of The Clarice.

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