Art During the Time of COVID-19
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.