MLLI Film Festival
Monday, March 9 | 7:00 p.m.
Sherman Hall, Room 003
A middle-school teacher (played by Takako Matsu), whose four-year-old daughter is found dead, is convinced that two of her students were response for her daughter’s murder. (Click heading for full description.)
Wednesday, March 11 | 4:00 p.m.
Joan S. Korenman Lecture
Maria Gabriela “Gaby” Pacheco, immigrant rights activist
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Activist Maria Gabriela Pacheco is a prominent figure in the national immigrant rights movement and is the program director of TheDream.US, a national organization that provides higher education fellowship opportunities for undocumented immigrants. Pacheco is a leading advocate for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform, which would assist the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. She is also a staunch advocate for legislative reform that would provide higher education access to thousands of undocumented youths. (Click heading for full description.)
Friday, March 13 | 7:30 p.m.
Ben Allison, jazz bass, with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble
Concert Hall, Performing Arts and Humanities Building
As part of the Department of Music’s Jazz Festival, award-winning bassist and composer Ben Allison performs a concert of his music with the UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Belzer. Ben Allison is one of a few band leaders working in jazz today who has developed his own instantly identifiable sound. Known for his inspired arrangements, inventive grooves and hummable melodies, he draws from the jazz tradition and a range of influences from rock and folk to 20th century classical and world music traditions, seamlessly blending them into a cinematic, cohesive whole. (Click on heading for full description.)
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.)
Wednesday, March 25 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
With presenters Stephen Bradley and Lisa Cella
Dresher Center Conference Room, 216 PAHB
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 associate professors Stephen Bradley, Visual Arts, and Lisa Cella, Music, will present on their recent collaborative “deep-listening — deep seeing” performance, combining video projection and flute performance. (Click on heading for full description.)