Arts Weekly Newsletter 10/4

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This week at Arts Scholars...

Get Involved!

Scholars in Action 
Program Representatives are the bridge between Scholars in Action and each Scholars program, linking Scholars students to upcoming service events. There are only three of us on the Executive Board, so we need you to connect us with your program and perform the following duties:
  • Be available on Sundays from 5-6 PM for general body meetings. Our meetings will typically be every other week, however, we do ask for some flexibility when we are organizing multiple projects.
  • Communicate with your Scholars program peers about upcoming SIA service events through emails, announcement or other means.
  • Attend and assist us in some of the service projects we host.
  • Familiarize yourself with your Scholars program director and explore potential service projects specific to your program (especially programs with service requirements).
Being a Program Representative for SIA is a great leadership position that allows you to be more involved with Scholars, and it doesn't require a huge amount of time commitment. Apply here.

Wanted: AAB Social Media/Graphic Design Coordinator
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 are looking for people to perform, whether that be music, poetry, dance, etc. If you are interested, please fill out this form: We can't wait to see your responses!" 

Colloquium Updates

Sami Miranda and Pepe Gonzalez Workshop 2
Perform your poems and consider the following questions: What does art encompass? How can you collaborate across artistic disciplines? What are the benefits to artistic collaboration (to you and to your art)?

Also, Pentathlon 2 and Arts Journal 3 due October 7 at 11:59pm.
Capstone Workshop Auditions
This week we will be holding auditions for all students who are interested in leading a workshop this Spring! It will be an opportunity for potential workshop leaders to share their "pitch" and for everyone to see what workshops are in the pipeline for next semester.

Citation Reviews are due this Friday - if you have not completed your review yet, please sign up for an appointment in the ELMS calendar. Additionally, continue work on your Annotated Bibliography - final submissions are due October 15. Pentathlon 2 is also due on October 7. 
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

Some Art Events at Stamp All Niter
The 38th Annual STAMP All Niter will take place Friday, October 4, 2019 from ALL DAY starting at noon until midnight at STAMP, ending with our late-night party through 2am. Enjoy an afternoon of activities, and a night including a concert with CAUTIOUS CLAY, a performance by Julissa Calderon from the upcoming Netflix series, Gentefied, and Gadiel del Orbe from Pero Like & Buzzfeed; continue with a Nintendo Smash Bros Tournament, Drag Bingo, Trivia, Tech Prizes, Caricature artists, Step Show and Performance Showcase, and more!

Royal Scottish Country Dance
Wednesday, October 9
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

At the Hoff in Stamp Student Union:
  • Toy Story 4 - Friday, October 4 at 8pm
  • The S Word - Monday, October 7 at 6pm
SEE Presents: Cautious Clay
Friday, October 4
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Grand Ballroom
Free for UMD Community with Valid ID
Cautious Clay will be performing at Stamp's All Niter! The concert will be on Friday, October 4, 2019 in Stamp's Grand Ballroom. The show will begin at 8:30 p.m. with doors opening at 8 p.m. and closing at 10 p.m.

School of Music Tribute to Chris Vadala
Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall
Free, no tickets required
After 25 years of dedication to the School of Music, beloved Director of Jazz Studies Chris Vadala passed away from cancer on January 17, 2019. We invite you to join us in celebrating his life, legacy and the jazz program that he created with performances by current faculty, the UMD Jazz Ensemble, Chris Vadala All-Star Alumni Band and featured guest artist, trumpeter Allen Vizzutti.

Ethnomusicology Lecture: Voices of Roma Women
Friday, October 4
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Leah M. Smith Hall
Free, no tickets required
Adriana Helbig is assistant dean of humanities and academic integrity and associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh. She specializes in applied ethnomusicology, activism, advocacy, music and disability studies, Romani music and human rights in Eastern Europe, bluegrass and global hip hop. She will present her paper on how interviews with impoverished rural Roma women recorded by journalists, development workers and ethnographers are often punctuated by expressions of anger, sadness, fear and frustration.

SEE Presents: Julissa Calderon and Gadiel Del Orbe
Friday, October 4
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Hoff Theater
Join us at Hoff Theatre for an evening with Netflix's Gentefied actress, Julissa Calderon and Pero Like Video Producer, Gadiel Del Orbe at Stamp's All Niter! The Live Q&A will be held in Hoff Theater at 6pm on Friday, October 4. Doors open at 5:15 and close 10 minutes after the start of the show. Bring your UMD ID, no ticket needed! This dynamic duo will be put to the test with an ultimate friendship tests on who knows who the best. Hear their stories of their breakout roles on BuzzFeed's Latinx comedy platform and how their humble upbringings as a waitress and military man helped them create voices and inspirational images for their Dominican culture.
The Visit
Saturday, September 28 - Saturday, October 5
7:30 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre
Cost: Free
Under what circumstances can a society skew their morality for comfort and personal gain? Set in the fictitious town of Gullen, experience the story of a woman's revenge on a community that cast her out when she was pregnant and impoverished. This play, an allegorical dark comedy, features a village of citizens - set into motion as a mob of dancing birds, whose sweeping murmurations turn ferocious. The play arcs from absurdist to barbarous in order to question what happens when civil ethics, personal morality, patriarchal rule, justice and democracy go amok.

Visual Art
Join Scholars' Global Public Health Program on a field trip to the Smithsonian's African Art Museum
Friday October 11 3-5pm. We will depart from the College Park Metro at 1:45pm.
On a docent-led tour, we will explore select pieces from the museum’s permanent collection. This tour reveals the range of African artists who create art to counter physical, social, and spiritual problems. What is a diviner? What can his tools, wrapped in an exquisite beaded bag, tell me about solving public health issues of today? What is an nikisi? Can this powerful figure help us address worldwide health epidemics? Works contain medicines, draw upon the power of the divine, and address the HIV/AIDS and other health crises. Interested? Add your name here Limited to 12 participants. Sign up indicates your commitment to attend.*

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."



Work at the Clarice
Need some extra money? See current employment opportunities here. 

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

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