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Ceramics Monthly May 2014
784 posts tagged students
Ceramics Monthly May 2014
Photo by Erica Brough, The Gainesville Sun
The Red Silk Thread: An Epic Tale of Marco Polo, a new opera by composer and UF Distinguished Alumna Dr. Stella Sung and librettist Ernest Hilbert premiering tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center, has been making headlines lately, with stories in The Gainesville Sun and on the University of Florida (UF) homepage. Tickets range from $20-$40 and $10 for students. We hope to see you there!
MFA painting and drawing student Evie Richner
Congratulations to art history doctoral student Carlee Forbes and MFA painting and drawing student Evie Richner who both won graduate student teaching awards for the 2013-2014 school year!
The UF Ceramics program invites you to see Seize the Clay at Icehouse Studios in McIntosh, Fla. The exhibit will run from April 19-July 15, 2014. The opening reception will take place Friday, April 19, 2014 from 7-9 p.m.
SA+AH Ph.D. student Leslie Todd has received a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship to study Brazilian Portuguese for the following academic year. Training in this language will assist Leslie in accessing sources in Portuguese for her dissertation research on South American baroque art. Congratulations, Leslie!
Art History doctoral student Carissa Nicholson participated in a symposium titled “Self and Space: Household Identity and Domestic Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East” as a panelist this weekend. The symposium took place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Yale University at the Whitney Humanities Center in New Haven, CT.
To learn more about the symposium, click here.
Work by Cheyenne Rudolph
Congratulations to Cheyenne Rudolph, who has been selected by a committee of UF faculty to be the 2014-2015 4Most Gallery resident artist. The School of Art + Art History’s 4Most Gallery is in the WARPhaus building and is run by a recent MFA alum as the resident artist. The residency includes studio space at the gallery location. As the resident artist, Cheyenne will teach a class for the SA+AH, curate exhibitions and handle publicity for the gallery.
SA+AH student Ashley Taylor was recently offered the opportunity to assist with Crown Point Press this summer. For six weeks, Taylor will be working with master printers Emily York and Ianne Kjorlie with printing and helping them teach 3-1 printmaking workshops this summer. These workshops cover all the methods York and Kjorlie developed on copperplate etching and printer.
“To have this opportunity to work with them is a real honor, and I am really excited to be learning all I can from their master printers to further my own experience and knowledge of printmaking and publishing,” Taylor says.
UF Musical Theatre students with Ben Vereen. ©Eric Zamora/University of Florida
Legendary, Tony Award winner Ben Vereen was on the UF campus April 2, 2014 talking to students about his career, hosting a master class and performing his one man show Steppin’ Out Live with Ben Vereen at the Phillips Center. Following his performance, Vereen was honored by the School of Theatre and Dance with the Linda Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Theatre. The award, which honors preeminent theatre artists, was last presented to Tommy Tune in 2011.
National Arts Advocacy Day is the largest gathering of its kind, bringing together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations. Grassroots advocates from across the country come to Washington D.C. to meet with their members of Congress in support of issues like arts education policy, the charitable tax deduction and funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. This year, Dean Lucinda Lavelli and President of the Friends of Music Cherie Fine attended on behalf of the College of Fine Arts.
Choreographer Tzveta Kassabova, center, with dancers Shannon Healey, left, and Daniel Morimoto
UF dancers recently returned from the 2014 Southeast Conference of the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA). Congratulations to Tzveta Kassabova and Raja Kelly, choreographers of Super We, one of three national selections that will be performed at the national festival June 5-7 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Super We was performed by Shannon Healey and Daniel Morimoto. Congratulations to all UF dancers who participated in the regional event.
Becoming Oliver James will be on view April 8 - 15, 2014 at 4Most Gallery. The exhibition begins at the revolutionary seed of an idea written by Simone de Beauvoir: that “one is not born, but instead becomes a man.” Works born out of the rebirth of the artist, this exhibition presents installations as documents of performances that give the unseen, intimate process of transitioning genders a life of their own. The artist’s gestures and actions are offered as a poetic catalyst, allowing viewers to confront their own experiences and biases about gender, as well as the historically fixed nature of this ever-fluctuating identity. Two years in conception, this B.F.A. thesis exhibition is a culmination of the emotional, physical, and spiritual journey through the making, unmaking and remaking of the artist as Oliver James.
The University of Florida’s C.O.P.A. Photography Club will be hosting a one-night group show in the WARPhaus Gallery on April 4, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. The show will include a variety of work from the following University of Florida students:
UF Art History seniors Andrew Taggart and Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy have been accepted into the Master’s program for Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. After graduating from UF this spring, they will begin the program next fall.