The SA+AH is working closely with the School of Forest Resources & Conservation (SFRC) on a public art competition for the new Austin Cary Forest Learning Center.
We are very pleased to announce a $35,000 public art competition that will be open to all SA+AH and SFRC students, alumni, faculty and staff. The SFRC is looking to commission site specific art for their building. The selection committee may choose to select a single artist or commission multiple artists for several commissioned projects. You may choose to apply as a single artist or as an artist collaborative team.
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By Chloe Weber
The Society for Ethnomusicology’s Southeast and Caribbean Chapter (SEMSEC) will hold its annual conference at UF’s School of Music Feb. 28 - March 1, 2014. The conference features a combination of scholarly papers and panel discussions as well as a keynote address and musical performance that will be free and open to the public.
From left to right: Director of SA+AH Richard Heipp, Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing Julia Morrisroe, BFA painting student Jenna Horner, BFA painting student Josiah Lloyd, Professor of Geology Michael Perfitt and Chair Professor of Geology David Foster
BFA painting student Josiah Lloyd was commissioned by the Geological Sciences Department to make a large painting for the building’s redesigned entry. This was made possible through a collaboration between Julia Morrisroe’s site specific painting class and the faculty in Geological Science. Students were asked to select a faculty member based on their research interests. They then met with faculty to gather information and used material they collected as inspiration to create a series of paintings, and a site specific proposal to compete for a commission. In the end, the jury selected student Josiah Lloyd and the unveiling of his work took place on Feb. 7, 2014. Michael Perfitt decided the department would also like to purchase two of student Jenna Horner’s completed paintings.
Congratulations, Josiah and Jenna! If you would like to see their work, Lloyd’s is in the main entry and Horner’s works are in the hall of the 2nd floor of the Geological Sciences Building.
The third annual ChamberFest will make its way to UF this weekend and will have two free performances open to the general public.
UF SA+AH professor Celeste Roberge created the Cyanotype Project in collaboration with Blue Acier, Inc. in Tampa and the Undergraduate Research Initiative in Printmaking at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg in January.
Marko Suvajdzic is a Digital Worlds Institute visiting assistant professor and the owner of O2D Creative Studios. The company designs websites, marketing campaigns and primarily focuses on the development of video games. Recently, O2D created and released the new video game Mythic Wonders.
The national music education magazine, Teaching Music, interviewed Dr. Russell Robinson, UF Professor and Head of Music Education, for its February 2014 issue. The article, entitled “Trading Chairs,” is about music educators who were trained for one area and then found themselves teaching in another area. Robinson was trained in instrumental music education, then early in his career “switched” to choral music education. Also mentioned in the article is Robinson’s book, I Know Sousa, Not Sopranos! A Survival Guide for the Band Director Teaching Choirs. New York-based writer Andrew Berman conducted the interview for Teaching Music, which is the national periodical by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME – formerly MENC) with a readership of 130,000 members.
SA+AH associate professor Guolong Lai was recently awarded a prestigious Advanced Study/Residency Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, N.J. IAS is a leading center for research in the sciences and humanities that seeks to understand the complexity of the two fields. Scholars are mentored by faculty and have produced significant contributions toward advancements in science and society.
Professor James Oliverio’s timpani scores will be featured in several symphonic renditions this spring. On February 8-9, the timpanist of the Atlanta Symphony and the timpanist of the Valdosta Symphony will join to perform Oliverio’s “DYNASTY Double Timpani Concerto.” Then, on February 10, the New Jersey Music Educator’s State Conference will feature Oliverio’s “Timpani Concerto #1: The Olympian.” Later this spring on May 10, the National Symphony in Washington D.C. will perform “The Olympian,” 24 years to the date that the Cleveland Orchestra gave the piece its world premiere performance.
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UF faculty member Nan Smith recently presented her work surrounding environmental impact on land and water at a statewide conference titled Convening Culture: Connecting the Arts with Environmental Conservation. Smith presented installations, sculptures and photography based on research conducted at Israel’s marine labs, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and based on information gathered from UF scientists.
Friends surrounded Ouida Paul as she turned 103 years old on Jan. 18 at The Village Retirement Community in Gainesville. Paul, who taught music at UF for 12 years, earned over four degrees during her lifetime and had work published in various music journals. She says she still feels like she’s in good shape and enjoys knitting and painting.
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UF Digital Worlds Institute Director James Oliverio, left, and Visiting Assistant in Digital Arts and Sciences Reid Perkins-Buzo show off the multi-platform DBS BE app for both iOS and Android devices.
Doctors at UF’s Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration use deep brain stimulators (DBS) to treat a variety of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases, from Parkinson’s to tremors to dystonia to depression. But when DBS batteries are allowed to deplete, research has revealed that patients’ symptoms can worsen and, in some instances, lead to hospitalization.
Students at last year’s CASE event at UF.
Join the College of Fine Arts and the UF-HHMI Science for Life Program this Saturday from 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom and Studio G-6 in the Nadine M. McGuire Pavilion for the 2014 Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event (CASE).