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Artwork by Meghan Marx

Incidental Matters

Visual Arts
March 24 – April 10
Incidental Matters: An Exhibition of Emerging Artists from the Intermedia + Digital Arts (IMDA) MFA Program at UMBC
Jordan Faye Contemporary, Maryland Art Place (MAP), and Current Gallery

UMBC’s MFA 2015 candidates — Tim (Silouan) Bubb, Chanan Delivuk, Kata Frederick, Jason Hughes, Meghan Marx and Victor Torres — are featured in Incidental Matters, presented jointly at Jordan Faye Contemporary and Maryland Art Place (MAP) (both at 218 West Saratoga Street), and Current Gallery (421 North Howard Street). An Opening Reception will be held simultaneously at all three spaces on Thursday, March 26, from 5 to 7 pm. (Click heading for full description.)

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

Out of Rubble

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. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Click heading for full description.)

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String Octets!

Music
Thursday, April 2 | 8:00 p.m.
String Octets!
Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

UMBC string faculty and guest join forces with students to perform the titanic Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20 by Felix Mendelssohn, and more rarely heard Octet, Op. posth. by Max Bruch. Featured performers will include UMBC string faculty Christian Tremblay and Airi Yoshioka, violin; Amadi Azikiwe and Nana Gaskins Vaughn, viola; Gita Ladd, cello; Laura Ruas, double-bass; and student performers Ariel Byrd and Erika Koscho, violin; and Michael Bradshaw, cello. (Click on heading for full description.)

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Abbott Miller: Design & Content

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.)

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Aaron James Draplin: Tall Tales from a Large Man

Visual Arts
Thursday, April 9 | 7:00 p.m.
Aaron James Draplin: Tall Tales from a Large Man
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Department of Visual Arts Visiting Artist Program presents a lecture by Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. (DDC) of Portland, Oregon. Using scientific proof and state-of-the-art multimedia techniques, “Tall Tales from a Large Man” delivers a sucker punch of a talk that aims to provide bona-fide proof of work, the highs and lows of a ferociously independent existence and a couple of tall tales from his so-called career in the cut-throat world of contemporary graphic design. (Click heading for full description.)

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Brass Bash

Music
Thursday, April 9 | 8:00 p.m.
Brass Bash
Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

UMBC brass faculty and students come together for an epic night of brass in the second ever UMBC Brass Bash. The evening will include brass chamber music, full brass and percussion ensemble, and performances by special guest Øystein Baadsvik, the only tuba player in the world that works exclusively as a soloist. The UMBC Faculty Brass Quintet features Wayne Cameron (trumpet), Justin Drew (horn), Patrick Crossland (trombone), and Brian Kaufman (tuba). (Click on heading for full description.)

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CIRCA Catalyst: Michael Fallon and Jenny O’Grady

Wednesday, April 15 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
CIRCA Catalyst
With presenters Michael Fallon and Jenny O’Grady
Dresher Center Conference Room, 216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

CIRCA Catalyst is an ongoing series promoting conversations around transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research that fuses the performing and visual arts with other fields of inquiry and scholarship. A catered lunch, with vegetarian options, will be provided by CIRCA (the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts). UMBC Director of Marketing Jenny O’Grady and UMBC Senior Lecturer and poet Michael Fallon will present on their recent works interweaving art and poetry. (Click heading for full description.)

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