UF SA+AH invites you to the Warp Fall 2013 Exhibition,an annual art exhibition by current students in the Workshop for Art Research and Practice. There will be performances throughout the evening.
Friday, December 6th 7-9pm at WARPhaus
534 SW 4th Ave. (at the corner of SW 6th street)
UF SA+AH 4Most Gallery invites you to a one-night special exhibition on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4Most Gallery in Gainesville, Fla. A Show of Mouths features work by local and national artists surrounding the theme of the mouth. Through works in sculpture, interactive installation, video, 3-D rapid prototype, and photography, the artists cover the tongue, teeth, taste, and the space in-between cover. A special interactive installation by Mario Alberto Mutis Rodriguez with limited slots for participation starts at 8 pm.
Reception, Friday December 6, 2013 7-10 pm
Hye Young Kim
Oliver James Klicker
Cristina Maria Molina
Giang Lien Pham
Mario Alberto Mutis Rodriguez
The Volusia County Cultural Alliance has established a new award, the Brady-Coolidge Award, named after Jennifer McInnes Coolidge and Ann Brady for their advocacy work in Volusia County.
Coolidge is the College of Fine Arts Director of Development & Alumni Affairs and Brady is the Director of the Robert Rauschenberg residency in Captiva, Florida.
The Brady-Coolidge Award will be presented to Barbara Wolfson on Tuesday, December 10 at the Volusia County Cultural Alliance 2013 Annual Dinner.
UF Post Baccalaureate Andrew Avakian will be presenting at an Odyssey Clay Works workshop titled Alternative Surfaces: The Sandblaster in Asheville, North Carolina. Students will learn the basics of safely operating the Odyssey sandblaster. Avakian will cover sandblasting for depth and variation, masking techniques, and how to “fix” undesirable traits of otherwise incredible pieces.
Odyssey ClayWorks Presents
Alternative Surfaces Workshop: The Sandblaster with Andrew Avakian
Sunday, December 8, 1- 4pm
Click here to register
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, the nation’s first merged ballet-opera-symphony orchestra, partnered with composer and UF School of Music alum Stella Sung (MFA Music Composition, ’84) on an innovative residency that began in the summer of 2013 and will continue to unfold through the next season. Dr. Sung is creating new pieces, including a one-act opera, a chamber work for dance, and music for educational performances. In addition, the work for dance offers a new opportunity for enhancement of ballet performances.
The League of American Orchestras, a prominent orchestra organization, recently highlighted the Music Alive award that Dr. Stung received to work with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, reaffirming the significance of her work.
UF MFA Ceramics alum Ben Carter is featured in an instructional studio demonstration video titled Design for the Soft Surface: Throwing Handbuilding and Slip Decorating by Ceramics Arts Daily. In this edition of the Ceramic Arts Daily Presents video series, Carter shares his methods for integrating surface design with altered wheel-thrown and handbuilt pottery. Referencing pillows, tufted furniture, and quilts, Carter imbues his pots with softness in a variety of ways—from altering freshly thrown pots to create volume, to stretching soft clay into foam slump molds. Using this overfilled aesthetic as a metaphor for the comfort of southern hospitality, he complements the soft forms with slip and underglaze decoration using sgraffito, slip trailing, and painting techniques. Runtime: 3 hours – 2 disc set.
You can buy the video and see a clip of it here.
See additional excerpts of the video on trimming and decorating on YouTube.
Gator Band Member - Scholarship
Kara Lockcuff - Mark Stoughton Band Scholarship
Justin Mieras - Brian Gindy Scholarship Fund
John Gooding - Barrios Trombone Scholarship
Rob Lawler - Mandy Grau Marching Band Memorial Scholarship
Patrick Montgomery - Michael Pirie Memorial Scholarship Fund
Dustin Ferguson - Gary Langford Scholarship
Sean Bocinsky - Gary Langford Scholarship
Adren Hance III - Richard W. Bowles Award
Ben Judkins - Crystal Ann Dillard School of Music Marching Band Saxophone Endowment
Chas Hackman - HLF Legacy Scholarship (Started by Joe Wolf and Andreas Christofakis)
The UF School of Music presents Sounds of the Season: The Twelfth Day of Christmas
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.,
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Free & Open to the Public
Familiar holiday music will travel through the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts’ auditorium for Sounds of the Season, showcasing the UF School of Music at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
Presented by President and Mrs. Machen, this up-beat holiday concert will feature over 300 performers. Student singers from the University of Florida Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale and Men’s Glee Club will render this eclectic program. The Gainesville Civic Chorus will add their vocal muscle. The University of Florida Symphony Orchestra will enlarge the seasonal sonorous pallet. The dancers and African percussionists from Santa Fe College will add visual delight and bring rhythmic dynamism to the festivities.
In January of 2014, UF art history PhD candidate Meghan Kirkwood will begin a new job as an assistant professor of art (tenure-track) at North Dakota State University (NDSU). Meghan will be responsible for teaching courses in photography, art history, and foundations. She will also be working with the chair to develop a program in arts and social practice. As part of the art and social practice aspect of her new position, Meghan will be developing connections with extension services and partnerships with other departments at NDSU, as well as thinking creatively about how to connect art works and research with the larger ND community.
Out of 74 nominations, School of Music Professor & Program Director Will Kesling (pictured left) and Assistant Professor & Conductor of the Gator Marching Band Jay Watkins (pictured right) are two of only six winners of the Spirit of Gainesville Awards.
Here is an excerpt from “Six people recognized with Spirit of Gainesville Awards” by Elise Giordano that appeared in the Gainesville Sun on November 25, 2013:
The third annual Spirit of Gainesville Awards ceremony was held in the atrium of The Gainesville Sun’s offices Monday evening. Six awards were handed out to individuals in the community who were nominated by their peers as paragons of the spirit of Gainesville in several categories.
More than 150 guests took part in Wednesday’s awards ceremony.
The winners were: Will Kesling for the arts, Phoebe Cade Miles for entrepreneurship, Dr. Karen E. Harris for medicine, Hazel K. Williams for community service, John “Jay” Watkins for education and Danny Veilleux for the youth category.
Overall, 74 people were nominated by community members through online submissions in a range of categories.
Read the full article here.
Lecture by Dr. Nina Kraus and Dr. Margaret Martin
Part of the Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention Depot Park Lecture series: Music and Its Effects on the Developing Brain
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Student admission tickets: $10.00
Regular admission tickets: $15.00
Historic Depot Park Building (203 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601)
Q & A session and light refreshments to follow.
Special Seminar with Nina Kraus: “Music, The Brain and Aging”
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Free & open to the public
DeWeese Auditorium, Room LG-101A
McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida
The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention and Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency invite you to a lecture featuring Nina Kraus, Ph.D, neuroscientist at Northwestern University, and Margaret Martin, Ph.D, founder of the Harmony Project. The Harmony Project is an award-winning organization that provides research-based music education to at-risk youth in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Kraus and Dr. Martin will discuss the findings of their study on the effects of music on developing brains. A Question & Answer session and light refreshments will follow.
On Thursday, December 5 at 12:00 p.m., the Neuromedicine department along with the College of Fine Arts School of Music, the McKnight Brain Institute and the Cade Museum will be sponsoring a special seminar with Dr. Kraus as the guest speaker, which will be held at the McKnight Brain Institute in the DeWeese Auditorium. Phoebe Miles with the Cade Museum initiated this seminar since Dr. Kraus will already be in Gainesville for a public seminar being sponsored by the museum.
UF SA+AH Associate Professor Sergio Vega will be showing work in the exhibition Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection premiering at Art Basel in Miami (December 4-8, 2013).
Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales is organized into four sections: “Power Parodied,” “Borders Redefined,” “Occupied Geometries” and “Absence Accumulated.” Vega’s piece Structuralist Study of Poverty (Potato, Onion, Garlic) (2002) will be featured in “Power Parodied.” “Power Parodied” explores how artists call attention to unjust social realities through exaggerations of scale, extreme repetition, ironic references to the status quo and outlandish ideas for escaping social ills. Vega’s piece tops model-size shacks with a potato, onion and garlic (nutritional staples in the Americas) on pedestals of varied heights to evoke economic bar graphs that measure poverty levels.
More about the exhibition
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), join forces on the exhibition Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, featuring contemporary works by artists from across Latin America. Drawn from the holdings of Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, founder and president of CIFO, the exhibition premieres during Art Basel Miami Beach (December 4-8, 2013) and then travels to the MFA in March of 2014. Incorporating sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation and performance art from 1960 to the present, Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales features 61 artists from Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Read more here.