Arts Weekly Newsletter 10/11

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Wanted: AAB Social Media/Graphic Design Coordinator
Due: October 13 at 11:59pm
The Arts Advisory Board is looking for someone to fill their Social Media/Graphic Design position! This position would include managing the Arts Scholars Instagram and making posters and other promotional pieces through Photoshop, Illustrator or similar programs. An ideal candidate would be efficient in time management, proficient in using graphic designs programs, and prompt in completing tasks. Examples of promotional pieces that need to be created through this position include Art House event flyers and the Artist of the Month Instagram Campaign. If you are interested in building your portfolio, adding to your resume, gaining leadership skills, and hanging out with a fun group of Arts Scholars, then this is the position for you! Apply here.

Perform at the Next Arthouse
The Arts Advisory Board is hosting another Arthouse this month, on Friday the 25th. They working on events alongside of Arthouses! Please fill out this survey to show AAB you interest for events, it will only take 10 seconds to complete! 

Arts Events Survey
Arts Advisory Board is working on events alongside of Arthouses! Please fill out this survey to show AAB you interest for events, it will only take 10 seconds to complete! 

Arts Events
Coffee & Crafts: Third Rail Radio
October 13th, 5pm to 9pm
Come visit the UMD radio station to listen to some live music with Third Rail Radio. Josh will meet students in Bel Air at 5:00pm to walk from Bel Air lounge to WMUC radio station as a group.  At the station, you can help the band set up,  or complete a quick tutorial on DSLR cameras and help set up cameras for recording the live show. If you are only interested in hearing the band, Damien will  lead a second group to the radio station from Bel Air at 5:30PM.  At 6pm the live show will start! Sign up here.

Colloquium Updates

Work in Progress Critiques
Bring your work in progress for the final project to class to get feedback from your peers.
Capstone Work Session III
This week will be our third capstone work session. You will have a chance to receive feedback from your peers on your Annotated Bibliography and begin work on the next stage of your proposal. Questions we will explore: Why is research important in the arts? How do you integrate and build upon existing styles, techniques, and research in the arts? What research techniques can I use for my capstone?
Check out our new website!

Arts Scholars now has our very own website!  Designed for current Arts Scholars students, the website is a great resource for seeing what events are coming up, learning more about the program, and viewing photos from past Arts Scholars events. Check out Arts Scholars today! 

Pentathlon Events


SEE Presents: Fallapalooza with Chelsea Cutler
Friday, October 11
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Ritchie Coliseum
Tickets are $10 for members of the UMD Community with a valid UMD ID and $20 for the general public.
Hailing from Westport, Connecticut, Chelsea Cutler is an indie/pop singer, songwriter and producer. A multi-instrumentalist, she grew up making music but became interested in recording and production at the age of 17. Cutler began uploading covers of artists spanning the Tallest Man on Earth and ODESZA in 2014, and as a freshman at Amherst College, she shared the original song "Anything for You" in late 2015. In 2019, she paired with Jeremy Zucker for the “brent” EP and featured on Kygo’s summer smash “Not OK”. She released her latest single “How To Be Human” in August and is gearing up for her debut album set to release soon on Republic Records. She also played major festivals this summer including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and Governors Ball.

Masterful Strings: Cello Masterclass with Daniel Levitov
Wednesday, October 16
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Leah M. Smith Hall
Free, no tickets required
Conductor and cellist Daniel Levitov maintains a vibrant career as a performer and educator on the string faculty of Peabody Preparatory. As a cellist, Levitov performs locally and nationally as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Join Levitov for a cello masterclass.

Opera at the Symphony
Wednesday, October 16
Join the UMD Repertoire Orchestra (UMRO) for some of the greatest hits of the operatic stage, played by symphonic orchestra! The concert will open with the grand, majestic Overture to The Magic Flute, followed by the delightfully fun Czech folk dances from The Bartered Bride. You're sure to recognize the tuneful classics "Habanera" and "Toreador" from Carmen, and perhaps even the seductive "Seguidilla" or the brilliant "Bohemian Dance" that closes the concert!

Bach Cantata Series: BWV 140UMD Choral Activities
Thursday, October 17
J.S. Bach, known as the great master, wrote more than 200 cantatas, and UMD Choral Activities aims to sing them all in this series of short performances by students, faculty, staff and community friends led by conductors in the graduate program. Conducted by Lucas Link, this performance will feature Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Awake, calls the voice to us), BWV 140.

Mwenso and the Shakes: Harlem 100
With special guests Brianna Thomas, Michela Marino Lerman & Vuyo Sotashe
Thursday, October 17
With Harlem 100, a collaboration with Harlem’s National Jazz Museum, undeniable showman Michael Mwenso leads his band, the Shakes, through an ecstatic multimedia celebration of that legacy. A refugee of Sierra Leone’s civil war, a teenaged Mwenso caught the attention of James Brown and became a regular guest at his London appearances before he relocated to New York to curate late sets at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at the request of another famous fan, Wynton Marsalis. Those concerts ultimately led to the Shakes, a highly adaptable and endlessly energetic outfit that plays with the zeal of perennial discovery. At The Clarice, they revisit the sights and sounds of the Harlem Renaissance, bringing the songs of Waller, Ellington, Holiday and the like back to life, showing that the force and fun of these standards remain

Royal Scottish Country Dance
Wednesday, October 16
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mathematics Building Rotunda
Cost: Free
We offer a Scottish country dancing class and practices. (An ancestor of square dancing and a cousin of the dancing you 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!
Contact: Howard Lasnik 301-405-4929

Second Season: "I Have an Idea for a Play" and "Doubled Bodies"
October 18 & 20, 2019
In this Brechtian play about the ticking clock that is life, characters experience existential dread as they become aware of their own status as fictional. Distanced from the imaginary world of the play, the characters navigate themes of female empowerment, sexuality and student loans.

Doubled Bodies
Choreographed by Kristina Harris and Gabriel Mata

Doubled Bodies exposes narratives that are muted by heteronormative gender constructs. Harris and Mata upend expectations about female/male partnering, power dynamics and gendered aesthetics, drawing on in-depth research and their own individual and cultural identities.

Visual Art
Inspired! Jim Henson at Maryland
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - Tue , May 26, 2020 (all day)
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
The exhibit provides a window into the profound impact Henson’s experiences on campus, both in the classroom and in his extra-curricular activities, had on his creative and professional development, laying the foundation for a remarkable career that included the creation of the Muppets and beyond. Featured are 25 pieces of original art created by Jim Henson (1936-1990), theatrical programs and ephemera, photographs, and an interactive digital archive of Henson’s sketchbooks, student projects, and press clippings from The Jim Henson Company Archives, Special Collections in Performing Arts, and UMD's University Archives. Video clips from the 1950s and 1960s demonstrate the breadth of Henson’s genius, already evident in his early work on local Washington television.

Lia Halloran: The Same Sky Overarches Us All 
UMD Art Gallery
September 5 to November 22
Monday to Friday, 11 am to 4 pm
Art/Sociology Building
The exhibition explores the lesser-known history of early women astronomers and the central role they played in modern astronomy, including the discovery and documentation of major celestial bodies. Using large-scale cyanotypes -- a photographic printing process developed in the mid-nineteenth century, primarily for scientific use -- Halloran examines how perception, time, and scale informs the human desire to understand the world and our emotional and psychological place within it. The exhibition also features her first immersive, three-channel video installation, Double Horizon (2019), an aerial exploration of the space above Los Angeles. 

Social Housing
Sept 13 - October 20, 2019
Kibel Gallery, Architecture Building
The School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation's Kibel Gallery, in conjunction with the Austrian Cultural Forum and the City of Vienna present an exhibition and symposium on Social (Affordable) Housing. The exhibition, "The Municipality is Building. Vienna Residential Construction 1920 to 2020," begins on Friday, September 13th at 1:00 pm with an opening reception, followed at 2:00 pm, by the symposium, "The Vienna Model: Social Housing for the 21st Century."


Publish Your Work
Stylus, UMD’s student-run literary arts journal, is looking for your work. Contact to find out more.

Participate in Apple's Big Draw
See your everyday in a new way. In celebration of The Big Draw Festival, join free art sessions October 1–31 at every Apple Store. Get hands-on with iPad and take part in fun drawing activities that let your imagination play. 

Join the Hate-Bias Response Team
Due: November 11 at 5pm
The Hate-Bias Response Team is recruiting students to serve on the team's student advisory group, which will launch in Spring 2020. The creation of the student advisory group establishes a formal mechanism to ensure student input is integrated into actionable goals of the Hate-Bias Response Team. The team is seeking students who are passionate about improving hate bias response on campus. Applications are available online HERE.

SNAG IT! — free classes for ages 17 to 22 years at Pyramid Atlantic 
Snag It! is a program that gives extra spots in our workshops to young adults in our community. This program helps bring in students that might not otherwise be able to take our classes, and helps us to diversify our studios. It's a win-win. If you are between the ages of 17 and 22 years old and live in Prince George's County, you're eligible to participate in this program!​ Classes included in Snag It! involve any of the Pyramid studios: printmaking, papermaking, book arts, letterpress, screenprinting, and a variety of special topics. Sign up here!
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