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.)
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.)
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.)
Friday, April 24 | 8:00 p.m.
UMBC Collegium Musicum
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Performing Arts and Humanities Building
The Department of Music presents the Collegium Musicum under the direction of Joseph C. Morin. The Collegium Musicum is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing vocal and instrumental music from the European Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, sampling musical repertoires created between 800 and 1750. (Click heading for full description.)
Wednesday, April 29 | 8:00 p.m.
UMBC New Music Ensemble
Music Box, Performing Arts and Humanities Building
UMBC’s Department of Music presents the UMBC New Music Ensemble under the direction of Patrick Crossland. The New Music Ensemble explores and performs Western chamber music of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. (Click on heading for full description.)
Thursday, April 30 | 7:00 p.m.
Lecture by Susanne Slavick, curator, Out of Rubble
132 Performing Arts and Humanities Building
Susanne Slavick, guest curator of Out of Rubble, presently on display at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, will speak about the exhibition and the accompanying book of the same title. Slavick’s work, as an artist and as co-founder of 10 Years + Counting, led her to research and edit Out of Rubble, an anthology of works by contemporary artists who address the aftermath of current and past wars. (Click heading for full description.)