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The University of Florida International Center presents: Global Culture Photo Contest 2013

If you are a UF student, faculty, staff, or alumni traveling abroad, or if you are a UF international student or scholar, you are eligible to enter the 2013 Global Culture Photography Competition. No photographic experience required; just a love for snapping pictures and exploration.

Categories: Enter one category only.

1) Study Abroad & Service Learning Students (UF sponsored)

2) International Students, Scholars & Employees (F-1, J-1, H-1B, TN, E-3, O-1)

3) UF Faculty, Staff & Alumni

Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category.

For more information go to:  https://www.ufic.ufl.edu/PD/photocontest.html

UF SoTD visiting artist Dana Ruttenberg says her good-byes to UF

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From UF School of Theatre + Dance Visiting Schusterman Artist Dana Ruttenberg:

Dear friends,

As Spring and Winter are in deep negotiation, and with Spring now finally having the upper hand, my stay with the wonderful students and faculty of the University of Florida’s Dance department is coming to a close. I am wrapping up four incredible months of being immersed in a generous, curious, supportive and passionate community whose members - both young and seasoned - have taught me daily lessons. When you’re lucky - you come to teach and leave having been taught.

Being away from home for an extended period of time encourages me, almost pushing, to look with fresh eyes on this thing we do (aka DANCE).

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UF SoM Associate Professor Kristen Stoner to be featured Guest Artist at International Flute Festival in Peru

Dr. Kristen Stoner, Associate Professor of Flute in the UF School of Music, will be performing as a featured Guest Artist at the XXVIII Festival Internacional de Flautistas in Lima, Peru. The prestigious Festival, which runs from May 20-24, 2013, is the longest-running international flute festival in the world. Dr. Stoner is the only flutist from the United States invited to perform at the Festival this year, and she will be highlighted in a concerto performance, two solo recitals, and a masterclass. Congratulations!

UF SoM alumni David Edmund and Janice Haworth recently collaborated on Northern Minnesota Drumprov event

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UF School of Music alum David Edmund (Ph.D. Music, ‘09) and recent Visiting Assistant Professor at UF (2009-2012) recently collaborated with UF SoM alum Janice Haworth (Ph.D. Music, ‘95) to hold a two day event that was titled Northern Minnesota Summit on Guinean Drumming and Instrumental Improvisation (or Northern MN Drumprov). The event took pace at Bemidji State University and it involved students and faculty from Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Dr. Haworth is the Music Department Chair at Bemidji State University and hosted the event. A Fullbright Scholarship allowed her to spend two years in Guinea learning drumming techniques.Dr. Edmund is the Chair of Music Education at the University of Minnesota Duluth and specializes in improvisation pedagogy. 

UF School of Art + Art History students will display sculptures in the Mindtree lobby, April 8-30

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There will be an opening reception on April 15 from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Ayers Plaza Lobby at 720 SW 2nd Ave., Gainesville, FL.
 
The materials used in the creation of the sculptures were funded by Mindtree, an Indian IT company which opened its first major U.S. Development Center in the Ayers Building across from the Innovation Hub and Innovation Square on SW 2nd Avenue.

The exhibiting students are Hamilton Jones, Carmen Joy, Noel Kassewitz, Oliver Klicker, Elliot Larkin, Vanessa Mayor, Marla Rosen, Oulianor Timothee, and David Tonnelier.
 

UF Museum Studies alum Natália Marques da Silva working as consultant for Musée Parc Historique de la Canne à Sucre and the Musée Ogier-Fomrbun in Haiti

Natália da Silva is standing second from the left.

Natália da Silva graduated in December 2012 with a MA in Museum Studies.  She completed research on museums in Haiti and now is working as a consultant for the Musée Parc Historique de la Canne à Sucre and the Musée Ogier-Fomrbun.  She is also writing a book on Haitian Museums that is based on her master’s thesis (Haitian Museums/ Mize Ayisyen, Educa Vision, Inc.).

UF School of Music ensemble Jacaré Brazil will perform Brazilian music at the Gainesville Spring Arts Festival on April 6, 2013 from 4:30 p.m.-5:10 p.m. Jacare’s performance will take place on the Garden Stage located on the lawn of the Thomas Center in Downtown Gainesville. The full performance schedule and information on the Spring Arts Festival can be found at http://www.springartsfestival.com/upcoming#upcoming.

UF School of Music ensemble Jacaré Brazil will perform Brazilian music at the Gainesville Spring Arts Festival on April 6, 2013 from 4:30 p.m.-5:10 p.m. Jacare’s performance will take place on the Garden Stage located on the lawn of the Thomas Center in Downtown Gainesville. The full performance schedule and information on the Spring Arts Festival can be found at http://www.springartsfestival.com/upcoming#upcoming.

HESCAH invites you to attend a lecture titled ‘The “Half-Open Door” in Ancient Chinese Art’ by visiting scholar Zheng Yan

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The “Half-Open Door” in Ancient Chinese Art
Zheng Yan, Professor of Chinese Art, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

April 11, 2013
Smathers Library East, Room 1A
Reception to begin at 5:30 p.m.
Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.

A prevalent motif in ancient Chinese funerary art since the Han dynasty, the “Half-Open Door” with a beautiful women peeking through a half-open door has puzzled generations of art historians: “Who is she?” “What is behind the door?”

In this talk, instead, Professor Zheng asks and answers very different questions: “What exactly sparks our interest in this kind of imagery?” “What should be the starting point for art historians?” By analyzing the images’ internal elements and their variations, Professor Zheng deduces the methods and processes in the artists’ exploration, explaining that the function of this motif was to shape a space between reality and idealism as well as life and death.

April 1 is the deadline to apply for UF in Ireland - Art and Storytelling

The UF Study Abroad in Ireland: Storytelling in Art deadline is quickly approaching. All application materials including a $300 deposit must be submitted to the (UFIC) UF International Center BEFORE the April 1st Deadline. There are only a few spots left!

Interested graduate and undergraduate students should be sure to complete all required application materials online and at the UFIC as soon as possible: https://www.ufic.ufl.edu/SAS/

If you have any questions about the course, or how to sign-up, please feel free to contact instructors for more information:

Sean Miller swarp@ufl.edu
Bethany Taylor bwarp@ufl.edu

Kingston University and the University of the Arts London will host three workshops and lectures by SA+AH Associate Professor Craig Smith

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To mark the release of UF SA+AH Associate Professor Craig Smith's new book publication titled Relational Art: A Guided Tour, Kingston University and the University of the Arts London will host three workshops and lectures by the artist in 2013. Kingston’s “Practice Research Unit" and the UAL’s Graduate Faculty of Media will collaborate to bring graduate and undergraduate researchers a series of events which Smith will lead. The publication of Relational Art: A Guided Tour is handled by I.B. Tauris, LTD publishers.

UF Graphic Design MFA candidate Shantanu Suman invites you to the first public screening of HORN PLEASE

HORN PLEASE
by Shantanu Suman
Date: March 15th, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m.– 6:45 p.m.
Venue: Fine Arts Building B, Room 105
400 SW 13th Street,
Gainesville, 32611

HORN PLEASE is a 30 minutes long documentary film based on the Indian Truck Art. The screening will be followed by the MFA Thesis Exhibition at the University Gallery.

Film Trailer: http://www.projecthornplease.com/portfolio-post/horn-please-trailer/
Project Horn Please website: http://www.projecthornplease.com
Events Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/434405033305321/

UF SA+AH welcomes visiting artist Oliver Herring, March 11-15, 2013

Internationally acclaimed artist, Oliver Herring, visits the School of Art and Art History on March 11-15, 2013. During his stay, Herring will present a public lecture at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art Chandler Auditorium. In addition, Herring will produce one of his “Areas for Action” events at WARPhaus Gallery, and collaborate with students from WARP, Art Education, and Creative Photography.

UF students and the public are invited to view and/or participate in a collaborative Workshop at WARPhaus Gallery. Open to public: 12:00-5:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday March 11, 12, 13, and 15th.

Performance Event: Friday 5:00-6:00 p.m., March 15 at WARPhaus Gallery, 534 SW 4th Ave., Gainesville.

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April 1 is the deadline to apply for UF in Ireland - Art and Storytelling

The UF Study Abroad in Ireland: Storytelling in Art deadline is quickly approaching. All application materials including a $300 deposit must be submitted to the (UFIC) UF International Center BEFORE the April 1st Deadline. There are only a few spots left!

Interested graduate and undergraduate students should be sure to complete all required application materials online and at the UFIC as soon as possible: https://www.ufic.ufl.edu/SAS/

If you have any questions about the course, or how to sign-up, please feel free to contact instructors for more information:

Sean Miller swarp@ufl.edu
Bethany Taylor bwarp@ufl.edu