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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

OCA Mocha

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.

Southern Rites by Gillian Laub

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)

UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Southern Rites by Gillian Laub on display from October 15 through December 12. In Southern Rites, Laub engages her skills as a photographer, filmmaker, and visual activist to examine the realities of racism and raise questions that are simultaneously painful and essential to understanding the American consciousness. Free timed-entry tickets are available for UMBC students, faculty and staff who are pre-approved to visit campus, in addition to an interactive virtual tour of the exhibition.

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.

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.

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.

SPACES: Co-creating Communities at UMBC

OCA Mocha

The Gallery at OCA Mocha presents SPACES: Co-creating Communities at UMBC, featuring artwork by Tess McRae, opening on Sunday, November 15, and continuing through Thursday, December 10. A collaboration with UMBC's Center for Democracy and Civic Life (CDCL), the exhibition celebrates OCA Mocha's one year anniversary, and also celebrates other student-made spaces that foster collaboration, engagement, and community. 

Advocacy through Art

OCA Mocha

The Gallery at OCA Mocha presents Advocacy through Art, on display through January 15, featuring artworks by Ruby Bassford, Hope Bullard, Marissa Clayton, Tino Clemente, Martina Maya-Callen, Elphena J. Elsar, Chuck Fischer, Liam Garrett, Jessie Houff Benjamin Jancewicz, Nic Koski, Kris McElroy, Iragi Lya Nkere, Zoe Pekins, and Qrcky.

Krzysztof Wodiczko — Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture

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The Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents celebrated artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, who has realized more than 90 large-scale projections on architectural facades and monuments, and vehicles for homeless, immigrant, and war veteran operators exhibited in more than twenty countries. He was featured in both the Venice and Whitney Biennale, the Hirshhorn Museum and his own retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. Krzysztof Wodiczko is Professor in Residence of Art, Design and the Public Domain at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at MIT.

10X10 Exhibit: Voice opening reception

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Arts Every Day is proud to present its fifth annual 10x10 Exhibit, featuring over 130 works of art created by Baltimore City Public School students and teachers in response to a culturally relevant body of work, movement, or theme. To create the exhibition, Arts Every Day partnered with UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC) through a generous grant from the Charlesmead Foundation.

Zachary Z. Handler Artist Talk

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In conjunction with the exhibition ERRANDS, the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents an artist talk by Zachary Z. Handler, who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UMBC, where he was a Linehan Artist Scholar, in 2003, and a Master of Arts Administration from Columbia University Teachers College in 2005.

Sensate Cinema

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The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Sensate Cinema: Practices for Slow Encounters: A Festival for Camera & Body. In 2018, artist and archivist Cori Olinghouse and UMBC assistant professor of visual art Jules Rosskam formed a long-term research collaboration, Practices for Slow Encounters. Bringing their respective forms of documentary filmmaking and performance into conversation they ask: “How do we look with the body, not at the body?” Rosskam and Olinghouse will engage the diverse learning community of UMBC in their praxis-based research through a series of public programs including a screening of short film/video works and an experimental lecture.

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