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ARTECHOUSE Field Trip this Sunday!

If you signed up for the field trip to visit the Everything in Existence exhibition at ARTECHOUSE on Sunday, March 3, meet Heather in Bel Air at 11:15am. You will be taking the metro to DC, so bring your SmarTrip card.

Arts Advisory Board Leadership Positions Available

What is AAB?
We are a student-run organization to build community and to support the creative aspirations of our community first, the Scholars community as a whole second, and beyond. We promote community building within the UMD community by supporting students’ creative interests, establishing peer-to-peer connections beyond the classroom, and inspiring a culture of inclusion. Essentially, as I said above, we create opportunities for students to explore their creativity, meet new people, not just in the Arts Scholars program but beyond. 
When do we meet?
Tuesdays after colloquium. We will be having a meeting this coming Tuesday in Bel Air Hall. Contact: Justyn for more details.
Positions we are currently looking for:
  • Communications, Advertising, and Social Media Chair 
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Historian
  • Graphic Designer

Host Coffee & Crafts!

Coffee & Crafts are a series of social, fun and relaxed activities where students can use creativity to de-stress while among friends, faculty and staff.  If you have an idea for Coffee & Crafts, consider hosting a session!   You need not be an expert, just willing to lead your peers in a creative activity.  Past Coffee & Crafts have included: jam session, collaging, yoga, adult coloring, karaoke, friendship bracelets, and birth chart journaling.  All ideas are welcome! 

Sessions are 90 minutes long held in the Bel Air lounge.  Materials provided by the Arts Scholars program. If you are interested in this leadership opportunity, please complete this interest form.  
  • Sign-ups for a Citation Reviews before March 4th for those whose last names start G-R. Last names S-Z start on March 5th.  
  • Do you need participants for your Capstone project? Let Heather know and we can help you recruit survey participants, artists, contributors, etc!

Pentathlon Opportunities


MIGRATIONS: Conversations on food, art and cultural fusion

Tuesday, March 5
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Busboys and Poets founder and owner Andy Shallal sits down with Psyche Williams-Forson, chair of American Studies at UMD and a scholar of material culture and food, to talk about the cultural politics of Shallal's work as an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur. How is that work informed by his own migration experience? How does a place like Busboys and Poets (with its eclectic variety of foods and its commitment to being a multicultural hub that showcases visual, literary, and performing arts) both reflect and enhance the lively, mixed culture that is produced by migrations? The event will also include performances by Regie Cabico, a Filipino-American poet and spoken word pioneer who has appeared on NPR's Snap Judgement, a TEDx Talk and MTV. A light reception will follow in the lobby.

Visual Art

Here and Now: Recent Acquisitions
UMD Art Gallery
Art-Soc Building
Jan 30 to Apr 5, 2019
Honors the many generous contributions from donors that make possible the continued growth of the University of Maryland Art Gallery's permanent collection. Every five years the Gallery mounts an exhibition of notable recent acquisitions and gifts. Highlights from 2014-2019 include an entire gallery devoted to the work of Washington Color School artist Paul Reed from the Bill McGillicuddy collection and the Jean Reed Roberts collection, donations and promised gifts of significant African Art from the Dr. Stephen and Dr. Sharlene Weiss collection and the Dr. Gilbert and Jean Jackson collection, several Japanese hanging scrolls from the G. Lewis and Kyoko Edayoshi Schmidt collection, major works by Latinx artists Natalia Blanch, Dora De Larios, GeoVanna Gonzalez, and Analia Saban, among many others. 

Posing Beauty in African American Culture 
Driskell Center
Jan 31 to Apr 7, 2019
This exhibition examines the contested ways in which African and African American beauty has been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. The exhibition explores contemporary understandings of beauty by framing the notion of aesthetics, race, class, and gender within art, popular culture, and political contexts.

Visualizing Narratives: Shaping Resistance
February 13th - March 30th
Stamp Gallery
Monday – Thursday 10am - 8pm, Friday 10am - 6pm, and Saturday 11am - 5pm
Visualizing Narratives: Shaping Resistance seeks to explore the role of visual production around protests and forms of resistance. It will consider such questions as: How does the mass media visually shape narratives? How does artwork respond to, reshape, interrogate, or blur these narratives? How does the visual response to protests and resistance movements by artists memorialize or historicize events?  The exhibition presents works in a variety of media––including sculpture, photography, installation, and video––by Becci Davis, Malik M. Lloyd, Leah Modigliani, Susanne Slavick, and the TUG Collective.

We Are All Terps Installation
March 4 - 22 (opening March 4 12-1:30pm)
Patterson Hall Atrium
We're all from somewhere and our roads have led us here. Share your journey and reflect on the possibilities. We are All Terps is an installation created by graduate students in the Museum Scholarship and Material Culture program, you are invited to participate in an activity and share your on twitter your journey to UMD. 


Hamlet Replayed: Student-Driven Play
Friday, February 22, 2019 7:30 PM - Sat , March 2, 2019 7:30 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Kay Theatre
Cost: Student/Youth: $10 or free
Hamlet is knee-deep in a personal and political quagmire. His father, the king, has been murdered by his uncle Claudius, who has hastily married his sister-in-law to assume the throne. Seeking to avenge his father's murder, Hamlet sets off a chain of events resulting in death, destruction and a notable absence of justice. But the politics and scandal in Shakespeare's classic tragedy are nothing compared to the political discord and global uncertainty of today. This student-driven devised theater piece, adapted from the Bard's tale, imagines a new cast of greedy, divisive leaders- and a new generation to challenge those leaders and liberate themselves.

Royal Scottish Country Dance at Maryland
Wednesday, March 6
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mathematics Building Rotunda
We offer a Scottish country dancing class and practice. (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).

TDPS: Fearless New Play Festival
Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dance Theatre
Cost: Free
The Fearless New Play Festival by UMD's School of Theatre Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) is a three-day celebration of new scripts in development. 

NextLOOK: Monique Walker: Amma's Chasm
Friday, March 8, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Joe's Movement Emporium 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
Pay what you wish, no tickets required.
Amma is a victim of domestic abuse and faces a life or death decision: let go of life or fight for survival. She represents those who are, were, or on the way to experience domestic violence. Amma's Chasm is a call to the community compelling them to speak out, lift each other up, and mend wounds, bringing light to the darkness of domestic violence. Collaborating with community activists and artists, southern Maryland-based dance artist Monique Newton Walker explores perspectives, outcomes, and healing around domestic violence in her mixed-media dance residency.


At the Hoff:
  • If Beale Street Could Talk: Thursday, February 28 at 8pm
She's Beautiful When She's Angry Screening
Monday, March 4
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
South Campus Commons, 1102 Building 1
One in a People Power Series of movies, SHE IS BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of W.I.T.C.H. (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!). Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution.


Bach Cantata
Thursday, February 21 - May 2
1:30 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Grand Pavilion
Free, no tickets required.
Bach, the great master, wrote more than 200 cantatas, and UMD Choral Activities aims to sing them all in this series of informal performances by students, faculty, staff and community friends.

Kreativity Open Mic Night 2018
Friday, March 1 - Mon , May 13
7:30 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Cafritz Foundation Theatre
Free, no tickets required.
Join the Kreators of the Kreativity Diversity Troupe for an open mic night, full of music, dance and spoken word.

Kurt Weill Festival: The Sound of Berlin
Friday, March 1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall
Cost: Student/Youth: $10 or Free
The UMD Wind Ensemble, UMD Wind Orchestra and UMD Men's Chorus share the stage for an exciting performance of Weill works written in Berlin during the Weimar Era.

Ravi Coltrane Quartet with Adam Rogers, Scott Colley and Nate Smith
Friday, March 1
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MilkBoy ArtHouse 7416 Baltimore Ave, College Park, Maryland 20740
Cost: Student/Youth: $10
Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist, bandleader and composer Ravi Coltrane has over the course his 20 year career recorded noteworthy albums both as a leader and a sideman, and founded a prominent independent record label, RKM. Ravi is the son of music royalty: saxophonist John Coltrane and multi-instrumentalist, composer and spiritual leader Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda, and has honored their musical legacy while establishing himself as a jazz luminary in his own right.

The Battle of the Bands
March 5 and 12
Join us on March 5 and 12 in the Baltimore Room of Stamp for the Live Battle rounds, where we will hear the top six acts perform for the grand prize of opening at Art Attack 36! For further questions or concerns please reach out to

Music of Resistance: UMD Repertoire Orchestra
Wednesday, March 6
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall
Free, no tickets required.
UMRO explores the depths of music as a form of activism, resistance, and healing in this engaging program featuring guest conductors across UMD's graduate conducting programs.

Telegraph Quartet: Composer Reading
Thursday, March 7
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Free, no tickets required.
The Telegraph Quartet reads new works by UMD School of Music student composers.

The Immigrants 3: UMD Wind Orchestra and UMD Wind Ensemble
Friday, March 8
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall
Free, no tickets required.
 A leading voice among collegiate ensembles in premiering new works for winds, the 10th anniversary season of the University of Maryland Wind Orchestra (UMWO), led by Dr. Michael Votta, will feature faculty soloists, world-premiere performances and masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries.


Other Opportunities

Summer Research Assistant Position

Deadline: March 3
Collaborate with Science, Technology and Society researchers from
University of Maryland College Park and Boise State University on a social science research
project. The position is based out of the Science, Technology and Society program at the
University of Maryland. Our project studies efforts to create a dialogue between the public and
technical experts at NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Energy. We want to understand how
public engagement influence federal agency decision-making. The project investigates whether
and how public engagement events have changed expert cultures at NASA, NOAA, and DOE. Stipend: $4000. Employment dates: June 24 to August 16. Let Kenna know if you are interested in applying. 

Conference: Social Justice and Equity in Education
March 9
10am - 2:30pm
The Teacher Education Association of Maryland is hosting a free conference featuring keynote speaker Deepa Iyer, author of We Too Sing America. Lunch provided. Register at:

Submissions wanted for VADE Magazine
Deadline: March 15
Second-year Arts Scholar, Balbina Yang has made a creative writing and arts magazine for Asian-Americans. The magazine is VADE Magazine, and you can find out more here: Submissions are currently open for any interested Asian-American students; students can submit any creative work: short stories, poems, fine art, lyrics, photography, diary entries, and more. Students can email with their works. Also, students do not need to be humanities majors to submit.


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