Wafaa Bilal, The Ashes Series, 2009, archival inkjet prints mounted on diebond, 38” x 46.5” each

Visual Arts
April 2 – May 16
Out of Rubble
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The exhibition Out of Rubble reacts to the wake of war — its realities and its representations. The rubble that each war leaves behind shapes today and tomorrow — physically, psychologically and spiritually. Responding to a wide range of violent encounters taking place over four continents, Out of Rubble presents works by seventeen artists and architects from over ten countries who consider its causes and consequences, its finality and future, moving from decimation and disintegration to the possibilities of regeneration and recovery. (Click heading for full description.)


Visual Art and Design
April 8 – June 30
Abbott Miller: Design & Content
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The work of Abbott Miller merges graphic design and typography with spatial design, interactive media, and curatorial projects. Through design and art direction as well as writing and curating, Miller’s work embraces exhibitions, digital media, environmental graphics, textiles, identities and publication design. Trained as an artist and designer, Miller’s projects reflect his interests in art, performance, photography, fashion, architecture, and history. (Click heading for full description.)


Wednesday, April 22
URCAD: Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day
Multiple locations

The campus celebrates the 19th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day on Wednesday, April 22, with a variety of presentations, performances and other events. (Click heading for full description.)

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Visual Arts
Wednesday, April 22 | 7:00 p.m.
Abbott Miller Lecture
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In conjunction of the exhibition his works at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, Design & Content (click here for additional information), designer Abbott Miller will present a public talk. Abbott Miller is a partner in the New York City office of the international design studio Pentagram. His work has won numerous awards and is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Bibliotheques National de Paris. (Click heading for full description.)


Thursday, April 23 | 4:00 p.m.
Mary Hocks: “‘More Cowbell': Musical Composing and Recording Processes as Sonic Rhetoric”
216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Dr. Mary Hocks, Associate Professor of English at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta, will speak on “‘More Cowbell': Musical Composing and Recording Processes as Sonic Rhetoric.” Dr. Hocks teaches in the undergraduate and graduate Rhetoric and Composition program, and she specializes specifically in digital rhetoric, visual rhetorics, and computers and composition studies. She is also a faculty affiliate with the Institute for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. (Click heading for full description.)

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Friday, April 24 | 6:30-8 p.m.
V-E Day 70th Anniversary Concert
ITE Building Room 104

Victory in Europe Day—known as V-E Day—commemorates May 8, 1945, the date when the World War II Allies (including the United States, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union) formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany. The UMBC Russian Club with support of the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication and the American Association of Russian Language, Culture, and Education (AARCE) is presenting a 70th anniversary concert for V-E day with music, song, and dance. (Click heading for full description.)


Visual Arts
Monday, April 27 | 12:15 p.m.
Stephanie Maxwell, Visiting Artist Lecture
221 Fine Arts Building

Stephanie Maxwell’s film works encompass a wide variety of animation and live production techniques. She is widely known for her innovative works in direct on film animation, and in later works she has incorporated object, drawing, motion painting, and mixed live and animation processes. She has created a large body of award-winning film works that are stunningly beautiful and unique. (Click heading for full description.)


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