Category Arts

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.)

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These Shining Lives

Theatre
Thursday – Sunday, March 26 – 29
These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich, directed by Nyalls Hartman
Black Box Theatre, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

UMBC’s Department of Theatre presents These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich, directed by Nyalls Hartman. An emotionally-gripping story of survival, These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of the women who worked at the Radium Dial Clock Company in Ottawa, Illinois during the 1920s and 1930s. (Click on heading for full description.)

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UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble

Music
Friday, March 27 | 7:30 p.m.
UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble
Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

As part of the Department of Music’s Jazz Festival, the UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble will perform an eclectic concert of creative, improvised music. Members include trumpeter Tom Williams, vibist Mike Noonan, guitarist Tom Lagana, pianist Harry Appelman, bassist Tom Baldwin, drummer Scott Tiemann, and saxophonist Matt Belzer. (Click on heading for full description.)

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Maryland All State Jazz Band

Music
Saturday, March 28 | 4:00 p.m.
Maryland All State Jazz Band
Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building

As part of the Department of Music’s Jazz Festival, the Maryland All State Jazz Band presents some of the best high school students from around the state, who will perform big band jazz. (Click on 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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