Fall 2023

Arts Alumni Spotlight: Kimberly Patrick and Maia Schecter
Friday, September 29, noon – 1 p.m., virtual

Kimberly Patrick (Music ‘08) is a sound editor, sound designer, and foley artist for film and television and is currently working for Skywalker Sound in Los Angeles, CA. Maia Schecter (Dance ‘18) is currently performing with Disney’s The Lion King: The North American Tour at venues across the U.S. and is represented by Clear Talent Group. They each will each talk about their work and respective professional trajectories since graduating from UMBC. RSVP for link

Animania: Joanna Priestley
Friday, October 6, noon – 1:30 p.m., PAHB 151 Music Box

A retrospective screening of Joanna Priestley’s award winning short animated films with introductions and explanations of techniques by the artist. Lunch provided at 11:30 (please RSVP)

BodyScopy: Ann Sofie Clemmensen with Dr. Allen Place and Dr. Vikram Vakharia
Monday, October 16, noon – 1 p.m., PAHB 216

UMBC Assistant Professor of Dance Ann Sofie Clemmensen will speak about her new series of short cinematic dance-for-camera works that communicate on a sensory, visual, and kinetic level new perspectives on the work being done by researchers at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology to protect and preserve healthy marine ecosystems. She will be joined by Dr. Allen Place and Dr. Vikram Vakharia, whose research data she brought into visual form using the moving body and cinematography. This work is the result of a unique Artist-in-Residence Fellowship co-sponsored by the Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) and the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology

DeCoda Ensemble: Music for Transformation
Friday, October 20, 7:30 – 9 p.m., Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

As part of the 2023 Livewire Festival, the Department of Music and CIRCA presents this concert culminating Decoda’s residency at UMBC, in which they will perform a set of songs from Lee Correctional Institute and Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Mysterious by Mario Diaz de Leon, Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes, New Addresses by Christopher Ceronne, Karakurenai by Andy Akiho, and Shorebirds by Brad Balliett. Their residency includes workshops with UMBC music students on community engagement, programming, creative collaborations with vulnerable populations, and performer-composer collaborations.

Amy Eva Raehse: Goya Contemporary Gallery
Wednesday, November 1, noon – 1 p.m., PAHB 216

Amy Eva Raehse is Executive Director and Partner at Goya Contemporary Gallery as well as a writer, educator, and independent curator. She will give us a behind the scenes view of her career and will answer any burning questions you may have about gallery practices, representation, and sustaining a contemporary art gallery in Baltimore.