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Art During the Time of COVID-19

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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.

Artist Talk with Crystal U. Davis

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents Crystal U. Davis, who will speak on "Implicit biases in dance and how identity politics of privilege manifests in the body."

Dream Prayer Observatory

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As part of its CIRCA Presents series, the Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts presents Dream Prayer Observatory, a meditative work of image and sound. On Friday, September 11, Dream Prayer Observatory will run in a continual loop online from noon until midnight. The work is a collaborative creation between photographer Dan Bailey, composer Linda Dusman, and audio engineer Alan Wonneberger, with violinist Airi Yoshioka. A "meet the artists" session will take place on Friday, September 11 at 6 p.m.

Anti-Racism and Action: Our Roles Now

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The Inclusion Imperative Diversity Teaching Network, Dresher Center for the Humanities, Center for Social Science Scholarship, Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts and the Imaging Research Center invite you to attend the third Anti-Racism and Action: Our Roles Now Drop-in Session to consider how we can continue to use our roles as faculty, staff, teachers, chairs/directors, graduate students, or mentors to work toward racial justice, social change, civic action, community action, and pedagogical engagement.

Artist Talk with Doug Hamby

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As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents Doug Hamby, who will speak on "A life in dance."

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.

Bergamot Quartet

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The Department of Music presents the Bergamot Quartet, a dynamic string ensemble described by The Baltimore Sun as "radiating with an urgency to communicate something fascinating and rare." 
The quartet's performance will feature works by UMBC student composers, including Kathryn Blake, Lynn Dixon, CJ Escobar, Jeremy Keaton, Veronica Maidoh, and Jeffrey Martin.

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."

On Race, Representation, and White Lies: A Tribute to Maurice Berger

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Maurice Berger, chief curator and research professor at UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC), died Sunday, March 22, in Craryville, New York from complications of COVID-19. A path-breaking art historian and curator, Berger was a fierce advocate for social justice and an exceptionally caring human being. Through his exhibitions and writings, he compelled us to look honestly at issues of race, inequity, and their representations in visual culture. On Tuesday, October 6, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School will present On Race, Representation, and White Lies: A Tribute to Maurice Berger.

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.

The Art of the Process

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The Gallery at OCA Mocha presents The Art of the Process, on display through November 2, featuring artwork by Bianka Amin, Nicolas Blanchet, Byanca Morales Cabrera, Liam Garrett, Raquel Hamner, Benjamin Jancewicz, Ian Kibria, Louis Middleton, Phoebe Oh, and Dyllon Wolf.

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.

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.

College Spotlight: A Conversation with Dr. Kimberly R. Moffitt

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Join Brian Frazee, M.P.P. ’12, president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, as he introduces Interim Dean Kimberly Moffitt, professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture and affiliate professor of Africana Studies, at this virtual "coffee-inspired" event. You and your fellow CAHSS Retrievers will get an inside look at the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences during this current landscape.

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 his life as a performer in Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère.

Invisibilities: Work of Multi-Disciplinary Artist Laura Heit

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The Department of Visual Arts Visiting Artists and Designers Series presents Invisibilities: Work of Multi-Disciplinary Artist Laura Heit. The artist will present her work spanning two decades, including animated short films, miniature puppets shows, and immersive multimedia installation work.

Audrey Andrist, piano

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Audrey Andrist, pianist and affiliate artist with UMBC's Department of Music, will be featured on Classical WETA (90.9 FM) on the program Front Row Washington, performing solo and chamber works by Brahms.

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