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Art During the Time of COVID-19

OCA Mocha

The Gallery at OCA Mocha presents Art During the Time of COVID-19, on display through October 2. Featured artists include Emily Beaver, April Berardi, Satya Emerick, Gloria Tseng Fischer, Susan Flanagan, Aarthi Haig, hana, Symone Hardy, Imani K. Jackson, Karly Maroney, Eben McCullough (TheAntArts), Kris McElroy, Kathleen McPartland, Autumn Lynn Miller, Julie Miller, Phoebe O'Dell, Preet Patel, Rachel Pomponi, Wanda Prather, Yuxiao Ran, Josh Schneider, and Diana Tsuji.

Daniel Pesca: Collaborations and Inspirations

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As part of its CIRCA Presents series, the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in Arts presents pianist Daniel Pesca, who will speak on Collaborations and Inspirations.

Artist Talk with Kiani del Valle

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents dancer, choreographer and director Kiani del Valle, who will speak art form and collaborations with music videos, visual artists and fashion designers.

Daniel Pesca, solo piano

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The Department of Music presents pianist Daniel Pesca in concert. The program features works by Alison Yun-Fei Jiang and Aaron Travers, as well as two major works Pesca composed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Standards from the keyboard literature by Bach and Fauré round out the program.

High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music

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Each year, UMBC partners with the annual High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music, presenting one more more High Zero artists on campus, while faculty, students and alumni have been presented in live performances in downtown Baltimore. This year, Timothy Nohe, professor of visual arts, and Michelle Purdy ’10, music, will participate as performers in an online festival, which will take place September 24–27.

Black Lunch Table: Artist Talk

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As part of its CIRCA Presents series, the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents Black Lunch Table, the primary aim of which is the production of discursive sites, wherein artists and local community members engage in dialogue on a variety of critical issues. In this talk, BLT founders Heather Hart and Jina Valentine will talk about the history of this ongoing collaborative project.

Artist Talk with Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern, who will speak on "A performer’s perspective — former Pilobolus dancer now working with Belgian-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui."

Jackie Murray: “Racecraft in the Odyssey and Argonautica”

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The Humanities Forum presents an Ancient Studies Week lecture by Jackie Murray, Associate Professor of Classics, African American and Africana Studies, and Gender and Women Studies, University of Kentucky, who will speak on Racecraft in the Odyssey and Argonautica.

Artist Talk with Crystal Michelle Perkins

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents Crystal Michelle Perkins, associate artistic director of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, who will speak on the company's history and its audition opportunities.

Black Lunch Table: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

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As part of its CIRCA Presents series, the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents Black Lunch Table, the primary aim of which is the production of discursive sites, wherein artists and local community members engage in dialogue on a variety of critical issues. In this online editing workshop, participants will learn about how to create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of Black visual artists.

Artist Talk with AJ Blankenship

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents AJ Blankenship, who will speak on "A life as a dancer — Broadway, Saturday Night Live, and more."

Black Lunch Table: Roundtable Conversations

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As part of its CIRCA Presents series, the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents Black Lunch Table, the primary aim of which is the production of discursive sites, wherein artists and local community members engage in dialogue on a variety of critical issues. For CIRCA, Black Lunch Table will host one of their signature Artists Roundtables, inviting Black artists to roundtable discussions, and two People’s Tables, inviting participation from all community members.

David Card: “Are We Underinvesting in Education?”

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The Social Sciences Forum presents David Card, Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and President-Elect of the American Economics Association, who will present the Mullen Day Lecture on “Are We Underinvesting in Education?”

Artist Talk with Hadar Ahuvia

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents choreographer and performer Hadar Ahuvia, who will speak on creating work that investigates Israeli folk dancing.

The Tool Book Project: Collaborative and Community Engaged Art

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As part of its CIRCA Presents series, the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents The Tool Book Project: Collaborative and Community Engaged Art, a panel featuring Jaimes Mayhew & Lamont Stanley Bryant, Asha Canalos, and Gina Goico, moderated by Sarah G. Sharp.

Artist Talk with Caine Keenan

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents Caine Keenan, who will speak about her life as a performer in Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère.

Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead: “Black COVID Stories, Black Lives Matter, and Protest: A Conversation about the Ongoing Struggle for Justice and Change”

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The Humanities Forum and the Social Sciences Forum present Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead, Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies in the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland, who will present the annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture on “Black COVID Stories, Black Lives Matter, and Protest: A Conversation about the Ongoing Struggle for Justice and Change.”

CIRCA Arts Alumni Spotlight: McKenzie Chinn & Angel Kristi Williams

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in Arts (CIRCA) features arts alumni McKenzie Chinn ’06, theatre, and Angel Kristi Williams ’05, visual arts, who will present and discuss the process behind recent films and will talk about their respective professional trajectories since graduating from UMBC.

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