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Eurydice – Nyalls Hartman, Director; Elena Zlotescu, Set/Costumes; Adam Mendelson, Lights; Laura Genson, Props

Maurice Berger, CADVC was featured in a fascinating discussion of Revolution of the Eye on Maryland Morning, on WYPR 89.1 FM in Baltimore.

Lynn Cazabon, Visual Arts, is presenting an exhibition of Portrait Gardens in the Top of the World Observation-Level Gallery, October 1, 2016 – September 15, 2017. Portrait Garden is a literal and metaphorical garden of ‘portraits’ of eleven women incarcerated at Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, MD. These portraits consist of photographic images of plants—selected to represent each woman—along with audio interviews in which the women discuss their plant choices and their experiences with gardening past and present.

Irene Chan, Visual Arts, served as a visiting professor at the Art College of Xiamen UniversityXiamen, Fujian, China from June 25 to July 10, 2016

Viviana Coleman, Visual Arts, weighed in on The Conversation’s discussion of the best-designed products.

Linda Dusman, Department of Music and Eric Smallwood, Visual Arts engaged audiences at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphonic Soundscapes: The Music of Prokofiev and Sibelius series. Their Octava digital app delivered real-time program notes to audiences’ mobile devices during the concerts in London.

Mark Alice Durant, Visual Arts publishes 27 Contexts designed by Visual Arts colleague Guenet Abraham.

Eric Dyer, Visual Arts, will present Shabamanetica at Light City 2017. The work takes the form of two 7’-diameter circular sculptures that presents complex, multi-plane, motion-collages of three very different places that will become more connected through international commerce: Shanghai, Panama and Baltimore.

Vin Grabill, Visual Arts contributed videos documenting Charlotte Moorman’s performances and Kathy O’Dell, Visual Arts contributing an essay for the catalog for “A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s-1980s” at the Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York.

Carol Hess, Department of Dance and Timothy Nohe, Visual Arts, debuted a new dance work for wireless bluetooth speakers and video-mapped projections called Light Forest. Music alumna Shelly Purdy was featured performing gamelan instruments for Nohe’s original score.

Brian Kaufman Depart of Music presented research at at Oxford University pertaining to the study of conducting.

Lisa Moren, Visual Arts NONUMENT01, has been supported by the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film & Media at Johns Hopkins University award. The incubator supports Baltimore artists by networking them with others to develop and realize their ideas in Baltimore.

Susan McCully and Eve Muson of the Theatre Department take Kerrmoor to FringeNYC for performances Teatro LATEA at the Clemente, August 22-27, 2016.

Timothy Nohe, CIRCA Director, presents Electron Drawing-Visual Music at Light City 2017. This interactive artwork is rooted in expressive drawing, fascinating mathematical discoveries of the 19th century, and the “switched-on” synthesizer music of the 1960s.

Kathy O’Dell, Visual Arts awarded CAHSS Research Fellowship to support “The Dot: A Small History of a Big Point”

Corrie Parks, Visual Arts, presented her book Fluid Frames to Disney Pixar animators, and demonstrated her “messy animation techniques” on the Pixar campus.

Calla Thompson, Visual Arts receives CAHSS Dean’s Research Award to support “Interviews with Lesbian and Gay Activists Regarding 1981 Riots and Aftermath”

Niels Van Tomme, Visiting Curator of the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, has been named a 2014 Vilcek Curatorial Fellow by the Foundation for a Civil Society. The Vilcek Curatorial Fellowship was established as part of the Foundation for a Civil Society’s Young Visual Artists Awards (YVAA) program.



Updated March 15, 2017

Photograph by Marlayna Demond -11, Proscenium Theater, UMBC