Arts Weekly Newsletter 9/13

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This week at Arts Scholars...

Free Clarice Tickets

Need Pentathlon credit? No need to pay for tickets at the Clarice. Sign-up for free tickets here.

Get Involved!
Student Advisory Board 
Application Deadline - Monday, Sept. 16th @ 11:59pm
The Scholars Student Advisory Board is a great opportunity to get involved as a freshman representative for your program. Gain experience in student leadership, event planning, fundraising and introducing new ideas that will support the continued success of College Park Scholars. You will also be working closely with student representatives from all 12 Scholars programs. Meetings are biweekly on Fridays at 3 p.m.

Colloquium Updates

Art is Many Disciplines: Workshop with Sami Miranda and Pepe Gonzalez
This week our visiting artists will lead a spoken word and music workshop. 

This weekend, the NextNOW Festival is at the Clarice! Be sure to attend and complete the NextNOW assignment on ELMS.

Pentathlon 1 is also due on Monday at 11:59pm. 
Capstone Workshop 1: So What?
What function does art serve for individuals and society (aka “so what?”)? Can it increase empathy, catalyze social change, improve well being, or reproduce the status quo? What function will your capstone project pursue? Today we will explore the individual and social functions of art as you begin to ask yourself - why will my capstone project matter?

Pentathlon 1 is also due on Tuesday at 11:59pm. 

And sign-up for a Sophomore Citation Review on ELMS as soon as you can.
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

NextNOW Fest 2019

Friday and Saturday, September 13 & 14
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

Royal Scottish Country Dance
Wednesday, September 18
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:
  • Yesterday - September 13th & 14th @ 8:00pm
  • John Wick, Chapter 3 - September 17th & 19th @ 8:00pm
DC Shorts International Film Festival
September 19-28
Various venues
The 2019 DC Shorts International Film Festival is one of the largest collections of short films in the United States! This year, out of more than 1200 entries from around the globe, our programmers have selected 156 unique films that will screen in 19 showcases that reflect the 38 nations they represent — bringing a world view to Washington, DC.

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."


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.

Join the UMD chapter of Youth Art for Healing

The Youth Art for Healing-University of Maryland Chapter brings together artists from the campus community to paint works of art that will be put in healthcare environments. These works are meant to provide a sense of comfort and healing for patients as well as the artists themselves. If interested in this unique service opportunity, please email 3 sample pieces (at least 2 paintings) to Include your name, year and a sentence about your artistic history.

Winter study abroad opportunity

Business, Society and the Economy Program Director Mark Wellman will be leading a winter study abroad course in South East Asia, Jan. 10 – 25 (dates subject to change). Students will have the opportunity to study in Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore and engage in a series of cultural activities, company visits and adventure excursions. Apply by Oct. 1

Follow Arts Scholars on Social Media

We have a new Instagram account!  Follow us on Instagram @umd.artsscholars to stay up to date on events and connect with your peers.

You can also join our Facebook group:
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Or drop by and say hi!

This newsletter was sent on May 17, 2019.


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