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CODEX

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The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) presents CODEX, featuring works by Brandon Ables, Jason Charney, Mandy Morrison, and Adan Rodriguez, four emerging visual artists from the Baltimore/Washington region. Encompassing a wide range of technologies and materials, their works embody the elements of social practice and community involvement as well as critiques on contemporary culture. The artists are 2020 recipients of MFA degrees in Intermedia and Digital Arts and were to be featured in an in-person exhibition originally scheduled for spring 2020; their works are now presented in a virtual environment.

We Make Art

OCA Mocha

The Gallery at OCA Mocha presents We Make Art, an exhibition created in collaboration with Make Studio, a non-profit community-based arts organization based in Baltimore that envisions a world of acceptance and inclusion in which art opens doors for everyone. Make Studio empowers artists with disabilities to grow as professionals with visibility and voice in their communities.

ERRANDS

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UMBC's Library Gallery presents the online exhibition ERRANDS, featuring the work of Zachary Z. Handler, opening February 1 and closing February 28. A UMBC alumnus, Handler created ERRANDS, a portrait series documenting the shared shelter-in-place experiences of people around the globe, in response to stay-at-home orders issued by the State of Maryland on March 30, 2020.

Black Power in DC

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George Derek Musgrove, associate professor of history, will present and discuss the conception and design of Black Power in DC, an innovative and interactive approach to presenting history. He will be joined by Anne Rubin, professor of history, and Lee Boot, director of the Imaging Research Center, to discuss the project’s creation and its relationship to the digital humanities landscape. A question and answer session with the audience will follow.

Charlie Parker at 100

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The UMBC Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Belzer will be joined by master saxophonist Charlie Young in a celebration of the centenary of composer Charlie Parker (1920–1955).

HYPERCUBE

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The Department of Music presents the HYPERCUBE music ensemble, which will livestream a pre-recorded performance featuring works by Farzia Fallah, Joshua Mallard, María Lihuen Sirvent, Eric Wubbels, and Alex Ring Gray.

West Baltimore Ruins

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The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents West Baltimore Ruins, featuring photography by Shae McCoy, opening March 1 and closing on March 31. As described by the artist, West Baltimore Ruins is “a visual story told by West Baltimore’s daughter.” McCoy created the series between 2018 and 2020 as a means of documenting the architectural landscape of the neighborhood in which she was raised, where an estimated one third of buildings are now abandoned.

The Inter-View

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents The Inter-View: Practices for Slow Encounters: A Festival for Camera & Body. The Inter-View is a video presentation of one facet of the research Jules Rosskam and Cori Olinghouse carried out for Practices for Slow Encounters. Over the course of this collaboration, ‘the interview’ surfaced as a character, slipping through multiple sites and manifestations. Moving between witness, listener, antagonist, manipulator, interrogator, oral historian, journalist, therapist, and hypnotist they look closely at a range of interview forms and strategies.

CIRCA Presents: Pamela Z Artist Talk

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents an artist talk by Pamela Z. Through video and audio examples and live demonstration, composer/performer and interdisciplinary artist Pamela Z will share her work and her process and will discuss the increasingly blurred lines between disciplines in her practice.

Slavery, Warfare, and Rebellion in the Caribbean

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The Social Sciences Forum presents the Low Lecture, a discussion on Slavery, Warfare, and Rebellion in the Caribbean between Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University, and Marjoleine Kars, Associate Professor of History, UMBC. The conversation will be moderated by Sharika Crawford, Associate Professor of History, U.S. Naval Academy.

End of the Road

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The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents End of the Road, featuring photography by Brea Sounders, opening on April 1 and closing April 30. Souders began making the photographs that comprise End of the Road in March 2020 after relocating from Brooklyn to rural upstate New York. The black-and-white photographs capture candid glimpses of visitors walking to the cul-de-sac at the end of a gravel road viewed through the mesh of Souders’ screen door or through curtains of leaves and branches. Her subjects variously walk, rest, hold hands, kiss, and stop to reflect, completing a series of ordinary actions during an extraordinary year.

CIRCA Presents: Pamela Z in Performance

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Pamela Z, who will perform Other Rooms, a program consisting of short solo works for voice, real-time electronic processing, sampled sounds, wireless gesture controllers. The performance, which will combine composed works with a few improvisational pieces, will include stand-alone concert-works as well as excerpts from her larger intermedia performance works.

Strata — Concert One

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The Department of Music presents the Strata ensemble in the first of two performance, featuring works by Béla Bartók, Carl Reinecke, Rebecca Clarke, and John Hedges. A second performance on April 9 will highlight works by UMBC student composers.

Strata — Concert Two

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The Department of Music presents the Strata ensemble in the second of two performances, featuring works by UMBC student composers. (The first performance on April 8 features works by Béla Bartók, Carl Reinecke, Rebecca Clarke, and John Hedges.)

Home Bodies: 2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition

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The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Home Bodies: 2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by this year's graduates in Intermedia & Digital Arts — Rahne Alexander, Safiyah Cheatam, Danielle Damico, Lindsay T. D’Andelet, Elijah Davis, Maksym Prykhodko, and Amelia Voos.

Alternative Venues in the Visual and Performing Arts

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Alternative Venues in the Visual and Performing Arts: Innovative ways to bring art to audiences. The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for the arts in many ways, leading to postponements, cancellations, and the closing of arts venues. But it has also inspired ingenious alternative ways to bring art to audiences. This panel brings together the people behind four compelling examples, encompassing dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts.

DaMaris B. Hill: “A Bound Woman?”

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The Humanities Forum presents DaMaris B. Hill, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, English, and African American Studies, University of Kentucky, who will read from and speak about her poetry collection, A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, a narrative-in-verse that bears witness to American women of color burdened by incarceration.

CIRCA Presents: Marnie Ellen Hertzler and Corey Hughes

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Marnie Ellen Hertzler and Corey Hughes. Hertzler is a video artist, animator and filmmaker working in experimental narrative and hybrid documentary; Hughes is director and cinematographer traversing narrative, documentary and experimental realms. The two will discuss their individual work as well as their director-cinematographer collaborations.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore: “Making Abolition Geographies”

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The Humanities Forum presents the Annual Daphne Harrison Lecture, featuring Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, the Graduate Center, City University of New York, who will speak on Making Abolition Geographies: Social Justice Organizing for Vulnerable Households, Workers, and Communities.

Spring Student Dance Concert

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The Department of Dance presents the a Spring 2021 Student Dance Concert, featuring works by seniors and premieres of new choreography.

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