Author Archives: Tom Moore

LAB: Empirical Evidence: John Ruppert

LAB: Empirical Evidence: John Ruppert
Through 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.)

El Sueño Americano / The American Dream

El Sueño Americano / The American Dream
Through 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.)

Linehan Concert Hall

Faculty Jazz Ensemble

Faculty Jazz Ensemble
Friday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Jazz Faculty Ensemble, featuring Matt Belzer, saxophone; Tom Williams, trumpet; Mike Noonan, vibes; Tom Lagana, guitar; Harry Appelman, piano; Tom Baldwin, bass; and Scott Tiemann, drums, will perform a selection of classic and original jazz compositions. (Click heading for full description.)

Peter Bond

Brass Bash featuring Peter Bond

Brass Bash featuring Peter Bond
Sunday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra trumpeter Peter Bond joins UMBC faculty and students for a night of incredible brass music. The evening will include a solo set by Bond, faculty and student chamber music, and Bond displaying some his virtuosity as soloist and collaborator with a large UMBC student/faculty brass ensemble. (Click heading for full description.)


Our Space from the UMBC Flute Studio: The Telemann Fantasie Project

Our Space from the UMBC Flute Studio: The Telemann Fantasie Project
Thursday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
Music Box

The UMBC flute studio of Lisa Cella and Lori Kesner presents the Telemann Fantasie Project, at which students will perform and discuss the Fantasies by Georg Philipp Telemann, published in 1732–33. (Click heading for complete description.)

Allison Miller

UMBC Jazz Ensemble with Allison Miller

UMBC Jazz Ensemble with Allison Miller
Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The UMBC Jazz Ensemble is joined in concert by New York City-based drummer/composer/teacher Allison Miller, who engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. (Click heading for full description.)

Humanities Forum Writers Panel

Race and Religion in the U.S.: Women Writers in Conversation

Humanities Forum
Race and Religion in the U.S.: Women Writers in Conversation
Samiya Bashir, poet; Susan Muaddi Darraj, fiction writer; Alia Malek, journalist and author; Mejdulene B. Shomali, assistant professor of Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies (moderator)
Monday, March 4, 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Three award winning writers, poet Samiya Bashir, journalist and author Alia Malek, and fiction writer Susan Muaddi Darraj will perform short excerpts of their work. After the performance, they will join Dr. Mejdulene B. Shomali for a moderated conversation on writing, gender, race, and religion in the U.S. (Click heading for full description.)