John Ruppert

Visual Arts
LAB: Empirical Evidence: John Ruppert
January 31 – March 16
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents an exhibition of work by artist John Ruppert entitled LAB: Empirical Evidence: John Ruppert. The exhibition will span the artist’s recent explorations with installation, sculptural objects, photography, and sound as it relates to the world around us. Influenced by his intense interest in natural phenomena, Ruppert’s overarching investigation will focus on the intersection of the natural world and humanity. In a broader sense, he seeks to develop a heightened consciousness of our precarious existence on the planet. (Click heading for full description.)

Visual Arts
El Sueño Americano / The American Dream
February 4 – May 23
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Library Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Arizona-based artist Tom Kiefer, titled El Sueño Americano / The American Dream, featuring 59 photographs of everyday objects brought by migrants across the United States border with Mexico that were subsequently confiscated or forfeited at a Customs and Border Control facility in southern Arizona. (Click heading for full description.)

Social Sciences Forum
“Awakening Democracy: The Catalytic Role of Higher Education”
Harry Boyte, Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy, Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, Augsburg University
Wednesday, February 6, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor

In a time of profound civic challenges, can higher education be a catalyst for a democratic awakening? (Click heading for full description.)

Dance
Baltimore Dance Project
Thursday, February 7 – Saturday, February 9, 8 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

Baltimore Dance Project infuses visual media, sound, light and technology into riveting dance performance. Known for its edgy artistic collaborations between choreographers, composers, sound artists, visual artists, engineers, and technologists, the company presents the creative work of co-directors Doug Hamby and Carol Hess, performer and choreographer Sandra Lacy, and guest artists. (Click heading for full description.)

Army Field Band Woodwind Quintet

Music
Army Field Band Woodwind Quintet
Sunday, February 10, 3 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The United States Army Field Band Woodwind Quintet formed in 2008 with a mission to expose the next generation of musicians to professional-standard performances, clinics, and masterclasses. (Click heading for full description.)

Interdisciplinary
CIRCA presents Andrew Keiper and Kei Ito
Wednesday, February 13, 12 – 1 p.m.
216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building (Dresher Center Conference Room)

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents Andrew Keiper and Kei Ito, a collaborative artist team whose large-scale visual and sound installations probe the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and their intertwined family histories. Ito’s grandfather witnessed the explosion of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima that killed his family, while Keiper’s grandfather was an engineer who contributed to the effort to develop the bomb. Their collaboration grapples with this history while asserting its pertinence to a contemporary audience living in an increasingly unstable political landscape. (Click heading for full description.)

Sergio and Odair Assad

Music
The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society presents Sérgio and Odair Assad
Saturday, February 16, 8:00 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society presents Brazilian-born brothers Sérgio and Odair Assad, who have set the benchmark for all other guitarists by creating a new standard of guitar innovation, ingenuity and expression. (Click heading for full description.)