Arts Weekly Newsletter 9/21

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This week at Arts Scholars...


Philadelphia Day Trip This Sunday!

If you signed up to go on the Philadelphia Field Trip, please meet Harold at 8:15 am on Sunday outside Cambridge Hall. Please contact Harold if you can no longer attend.

Field Trip Deposits Due!

If you haven't submitted your $10 field trip deposit (or $20 for the Philadelphia Trip), please do so as soon as possible at this link.

Go Arts!

A number of Arts' students are being honored at today's College Park Scholars Awards Ceremony:

Clark Mitchell and Joshua Schmidt have received awards for Academic Achievement for their dedication and commitment to their respective areas of study and contributions to the Arts program.

Megan McClure has been awarded the Beth and John Pattison Award for Creativity.  This award "honors a Scholar who has exhibited exceptional creativity and innovation during their freshman or sophomore year. This creativity will have made a positive impact in College Park Scholars, or the local or surrounding community".

Julianne Le and Lily Ha will be recognized with a Citizenship Award for their leadership and contributions to the Arts program.


Monday, September 24th

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




Tuesday, September 25th

In lieu of the performance-based workshop originally planned, we will be viewing some works of art, including film, fine art and other media connected to the theme of migration.  Please plan to bring your journals with you to class.


Pentathlon Opportunities

Latinx Heritage Month
September 15 to October 15

Join MICA and other campus partners in celebrating Latinx culture and solidarity. Lots of great events are coming your way! Arts-related events are included in the categories below.

Source Material: The echoing caves of Ana Mendieta (Talk by Christina Leon)
Monday, September 24
4 - 5 pm
Tawes, Room 330
Talk given by Assistant Professor of English at Princeton University on the art work of the late Cuban artist Ana Mendieta.

Latinx Monologues
Wednesday, September 26
7 pm - 9 pm
Stamp, Colony Ballroom

Janelle Wong Book Talk: Immigrants, Evangelicals, and Politics in an Era of Democratic Change (A Scholars' event)
Thursday, September 27
5 pm
Stamp, Jiminez Room
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.

Scholars First Year Book Talk (moderated by Scholars' Marilee Lindemann and Jim Glass)
Thursday, September 27
7 pm
CCC 1111
For the refugee, migration is often an escape from war, persecution, or natural disaster. What does it mean to leave one’s country under such circumstances? How does it affect one’s sense of self, one’s sense of home and history? Such questions are at the heart of Nguyen's beautiful collection of short stories. Come and enjoy Vietnamese food and a discussion of The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen. For food, please RSVP by September 25: 

Films and Screenings:

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

Friday, September 28, 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,

Royal Scottish Country Dancing
Wednesday, September 26, 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 


Faculty Woodwind Showcase
Sunday, September 23
8:00 PM
The Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Free, no tickets required.
School of Music faculty collaborate for an evening of chamber music by Czech composers Pavel Haas, Leos Janaček, and Bohuslav Martinu. Woodwind faculty Sarah Frisof, Robert DiLutis, Joseph Grimmer, Erich Heckscher, Mark Hill, and Gregory Miller are joined by pianist Rita Sloan and guest alumnus, former Marine Band bass clarinetist Jay Niepoetter.

Colin Carr Cello Performance
Wednesday, September 26
6:30 PM
The Clarice, Gildenhorn Recital Hall
Free, no tickets required.
Colin Carr will perform all Six Suites for Solo Cello by J.S. Bach. Written in the 1720's, these pieces catapulted the cello into the realm of 'solo' instrument. Encapsulating in one voice the entire gamut of human emotion, the act of performing them chronologically as one complete work has become the cellist's Everest - a feat of both artistry and incredible stamina.

Tyshawn Sorey Percussion Performance
Friday, September 28
8:00 PM
MilkBoy ArtHouse 7416 Baltimore Ave, College Park, Maryland 20740
Student/Youth: $10
MacArthur Fellow and composer/drummer Tyshawn Sorey is a leading young artist blurring the boundary between composed and improvised music. His efforts to shatter boundaries by weaving classical composition and improvisation are influenced by history's boldest composers. The Artist Partner Program brings you the new Speed of Sound Sessions (S.O.S.), a celebration of musicians who support and promote composers whose work was created in the 21st century and who respond to the contemporary world in which we live. The S.O.S. Sessions are a fun, interactive way to engage with adventurers just like you.


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

Other Opportunities

FrankenTerps Literary Competition

In conjunction with the “FrankenTerps” celebration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies and the Libraries are sponsoring a Literary Competition for University of Maryland undergraduate and graduate students.
All submissions should reflect in some way on Frankenstein, and we welcome poetry and prose. We will choose a graduate student winner and an undergraduate winner. The prize for each is $100. The deadline for submission is October 22, 2018 at 11:00 pm, and the webform for submissions is here:
Winners will be announced and have an opportunity to read from their work at a ceremony on October 31, 2018, at 6:00 pm, in 6137 McKeldin Library, as part of the FrankenReads Marathon & Celebration.


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