Joshua Neumann has been elected as the President of the Graduate Student Council for 2013-14. In this role, he seeks to continue to develop strong relationships for graduate students in all facets of life at the University of Florida, particularly in the areas of financial support for research and professional development, and interdisciplinary networking and endeavors.
Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for ways to be involved or to express concerns about the graduate experience at UF.
On Saturday, April 27, members of the UF organ studio performed a concert at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Savannah, Georgia.
Pictured from left to right: Michelle Klima, Shawn Thomas, Caitlin Pearse, Matt Gender, Mitchell Stecker, and host Donald Martin.
May 4 - June 15
Reception: May 4, from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Atlantic Center Downtown
123 Douglas Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Erin Curry’s exhibition of recent work opens this coming weekend at alt_space gallery, The Atlantic Center for the Arts’ new downtown space to showcase contemporary work in New Smyrna Beach, FL. It is her first out-of-town solo show and the work reflects her first year of graduate school research. If you are in the area, come by to say hello and see what she’s been up to.
From left to right: Jonathan Birner (host organist of Grace Lutheran Church), Wagner Schulz, Michelle Klima, Mitchell Stecker, Matt Gender, and Dr. Laura Ellis.
On April 21, the University of Florida Organ Studio presented an organ recital at Grace Lutheran Church in Naples, Florida.
Cosmos, by David Tonnelier.
Expanding the Line
April 30, 2013 – July 31, 2013
Expanding the Line is a exhibit exploring the elements of abstraction through sculptural and two-dimensional works. This exhibit, designed and curated by a group UF students, features inquiries into the formal elements of shape and space. Each artist works to transcend materials and focus on engagement between the viewer and work of art. Each artist embraces the role of chance as a part of the constructive and conceptualization processes.
Image: students performing “Rite on”, a work in progress inspired by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Photo by Jordan Albright Photography.
As part of the UF/NYC “Informances”, students will perform segments of this piece along with their own creative works in New York on May 10 & 11, 2013.
The UF/NYC Dance Xchange program, directed by choreographer and UF SoTD associate professor, Neta Pulvermacher, takes dance majors and minors of the University of Florida to New York City for an 8 - day dance and art exploration trip. The UF/NYC Xchange main objective is to bridge the gap between the isolated nature of “collegiate dance” and the “real” chaotic and wonderfully diverse world of dance in NYC. Learn more about the class and how to register here.
Teabowl by Marty Fielding.
AKAR Design, an Art, Architecture, and Design gallery in Iowa City, has an annual yunomi show (footed teabowl, taller than wide) that is so popular that viewers/shoppers have crashed the web site through sheer volume of interest. This much-viewed show includes a diverse national survey of studio potters, including UF Ceramics alumni Posey Bacopoulos, Chandra DeBuse, Autumn Higgins, Sarah-Anne Marraffino, Kevin Snipes, John Tilton, Wynne Wilbur, Tara Wilson, and current MFA student Marty Fielding.
Congratulations to UF Scenic Design graduate student Jamie Frank, for winning the Kennedy Center National award in Scenic Design (that’s first place in the nation) American College Theater Festival at the Kennedy Center last week in Washington DC.
Also, congratulations to SoTD Associate Professor and faculty mentor, Mihai Ciupe, whose scenic design students have now won this national competition three times since 2006.
School of Music Professor Paul Koonce, along with Music Composition PhD students Andrew Babcock, Adam Scott Neal, and Benjamin O’Brien, and SoM alumni Ed Martin and Chet Udell will all be presenting music at the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 2013 National Conference in St. Paul, MN this week. Congratulations!
Shelly Threadgill outside the Kimbell Art Museum, Ft. Worth, TX
This summer, UF Museum Studies student Shelly Threadgill will be completing two internships in registration: one at the Kimbell Art Museum in Ft. Worth, TX, and the other at the Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas, TX. She will spend the majority of her time at the Kimbell, where she will be assisting in the planning and coordination of a pre-Columbian exhibit “Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes.” For this exhibit, she will help coordinate shipping arrangements for loan items, as well as assist with unpacking, condition reporting, and installation of exhibit pieces.
Shelly will also assist the Kimbell in coordinating the move into their new building addition: a Renzo Piano designed building, which will house traveling exhibits. The opening is scheduled for late 2013.
Museum Studies student Bennett Jones was awarded the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) Fellowship through the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. SIMA is a rigorous four-week training-program-in-residence at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The curriculum combines formal classroom, lecture, and laboratory sessions, as well as structured time for individual data collection and meetings with relevant subject matter specialists. The program culminates in a symposium at which students present preliminary research findings and a refined project proposal suitable for implementation upon return to their home universities. According to the SIMA website, only about 12-14 students are selected each year to participate in this highly competitive program. This is the second year in a row that a UF Museum Studies student has been accepted into this prestigious summer program. Museum Studies alum Austin Bell participated in the SIMA Fellowship program in 2012.
Museum Studies alum Austin Bell (right)