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November 5, 2001

UMBC Presents December Arts Events

Baltimore, MD (October 15, 2001) - UMBC will present a variety of art exhibitions, music, dance and theatre performances in December 2001.

ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS


(N.B.: there are two art galleries at UMBC:the Fine Arts Gallery and the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery.)

FredWilson photoContinuing through January 12
The UMBC Fine Arts Gallery presents Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations, 1979-2000. Over the past fifteen years, artist Fred Wilson has produced the most sustained and cogent inquiry into the complex relationship between the art object and the museum. His mock museum installations explore the question of how the museum consciously or unconsciously perpetuates racist beliefs or behavior. Objects and Installations is the first retrospective to examine Wilson's artistic and theoretical research as well as the influence of his work on the community at large. The exhibition is curated by Maurice Berger.
The Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Fine Arts Building and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Admission is free.
Information: 410-455-3188.
A separate press release is available.

RobertHeineckenContinuing through December 8
The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents Light2: Images from the Photography Collections. The Albin O. Kuhn Library's Photography Collections are one of the largest academic collections in the world, with holdings of approximately 1.8 million images. This exhibition celebrates this rich collection by featuring approximately 80 works acquired over the last decade, but rarely exhibited. Among the photographers represented are Diane Arbus, Gary Auerbach, LewisBaltz, RichardBenson, Marilyn Bridges, Wolf von dem Bussche, RichardBuswell, HenriCartier-Bresson, Kristin Capp, Clarence Carvel, Gary Carwood, Chim (David Seymour), Larry Clark, Barbara Crane, Cary BethCryor, John Patrick Dugdale, HaroldEdgerton, ElliottErwitt, JanFaul, EricFischl, RolandFreeman, Sally Gall, Ralph Gibson, RichardGordon, JohnGutman, Robert Heineken, Allen Janus, Richard Jaquish, BarbaraKasten, Stephen Marc, MaryEllen Mark, Jill Mathis, JoelMeyerowitz, Duane Michals,GillesPeress, David Plowdon, JackRadcliffe, GailRebhan, Leland Rice, David Seltzer, CindySherman, Raymond R. "Pete" Starr, Jr., Jaromir Stephany,Barbara Traub, JerryN. Uelsmann, Barbara Young, Frank Van Riper, BruceWeber, GaryWinogrand, MinorWhite and DavidWojnarowicz.
The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 4:30 pm, on Thursday until 8 pm, and Saturday 1 - 5 pm.
Admission is free.
Information: 410-455-2270.
A separate press release is available.

THEATRE

November 30 - December 9
The Department of Theatrepresents a Main Stage Production of Bertolt Brecht'sThe Good Woman of Setzuan, directed by Christopher Owens,with set and costume design by Elena Zlotescu, lighting and sound designby Terry Cobb, musicaldirection by Ron Barnett, and vocal coaching by Lynn Watson. When the godsdescend to find if there is one good person living in pre-WWII China,their mission seems doomed to failure until a generous prostitute offersthem shelter. However, the resulting gift from the gods that allows her tochange her ways provides more dilemmas than solutions. An eclectic andvolatile mix of Chinese opera, masked drama, political agit-prop, andWestern cabaret by UMBC's newest member of the Department of Theatre,The Good Woman of Setzuan asks the audience to answer the timelessquestion "can ethics and economics ever mix?"
Showtimes:
December 1, 7 & 8 at 8 pm
December 2, 6 & 9 at 4 pm
All performances are in the UMBC Theatre.
Post performance discussions on December 2 & 8
$10 general admission, $8 UMBC faculty/staff and $5 students/seniors.
Box office: 410-455-2476.
A separate press release is available.

MODERN DANCE

December 6 - 8
The Department ofDance presents the Fall Dance Showcase, featuring work byvisiting artist Adrienne Clancy.The program also includes works by Shannon Zimmerman, Ali Linthicum andMargaret Terry. On Friday and Saturday, the program features a performanceby the African Dance Class.
8 pm each evening, UMBC Fine Arts Studio 317.
$10 general admission, $5 students/seniors.
Box office: 410-455-6240.
Photo: Tim Ford

MUSIC CONCERTS

December 1
The Department of Music presentsthe Jubilee Singers under the direction of JaniceJackson.
7 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Free admission.
Information: 410-455-2942.

December 2
The Department of Music presents the Maryland Camerata, a choral group under the baton of Aya Ueda, in a concert entitled Glory of the Renaissance. The program includes English and Italian madrigals by Morley, Weelkes, Monteverdi and others, and seasonal motets, including O magnum mysterium by Victoria, Hodie Christus natus est by Sweelinck, and Jubilate Deo by Giovanni Gabrieli. The Camerata will also sing Song for Athene by John Tavener as a memorial dedication to the victims of terrorism and innocent lives sacrificed in the current war.
3 pm, Charlestown Chapel, Charlestown Retirement Community, Catonsville.
7 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall, UMBC.
Free admission.
Information: 410-455-2942.

December 5
The Department of Music presentsthe New MusicEnsemble. The program will include CorneliusCardew's Treatise, LouHarrison's May Rain, Morton Feldman'sTwo Pianos, KarlheinzStockhausen's Tierkreis (version for flute and saxophone), Stuart SaundersSmith's Tunnels, and BenJohnston's Ponder Nothing.
Free admission.
Information: 410-455-2942.

December 6
The Department of Music presentsthe PercussionEnsemble directed by TomGoldstein.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Free admission.
Information: 410-455-2942.

December 9
The Department of Music presentsthe UMBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of WayneCameron.
3 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Free admission.
Information: 410-455-2942.

December 9
The Department of Music presentsthe CollegiumMusicum, directed by Joseph Morin. The program features French and English Medieval songs celebrating the New Year and the Virgin Mary, German Renaissance instrumental music by Hausmann and Franc, works for organ by Sweelinck and J.S. Bach, and Baroque cantatas and arias by Monteclair, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Handel and Campra.
4 pm, St. John's Episcopal Church, Frederick Road, Ellicott City.
Free admission.
Information: 410-455-2942.

December 12
The Department of Music presentsthe Concert Choir under the baton of Aya Ueda. The Concert Choir will perform a concert of African music, including three freedom songs from South Africa; Missa Luba, a Latin mass set by a Kenyan composer; and folksongs and songs related to Christmas, such as Nyathi onyuol and the popular Bethelehemu. The UMBC African Drumming Ensemble will share a portion of the concert.
8 pm, Fine Arts Recital Hall.
Free admission.
Information: 410-455-2942.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Images for Media
High resolution images for media are available online: http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/arts/hi-res/ or by email or postal mail.

Telephone and web
UMBC Artsline (24 hour recorded message): (410) 455-ARTS
Media inquiries only: (410) 455-3370
UMBC Arts Calendar: http://www.umbc.edu/arts [contains extensive links]
UMBC Arts News Releases: http://www.umbc.edu/newsevents/oci/index.phtml?r=Art

Directions
--From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building, Theatre or Library.
--From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the roundabout intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Follow signs to the Fine Arts Building, Theatre or Library.
--From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the Fine Arts Building, Theatre or Library.

Daytime metered visitor parking is available in Lot 10, near the Administration Building, and in Garage 1, near the Theatre. Meters are in effect until 7:30 p.m. Visitor parking regulations are enforced on all University calendar days. Hilltop Circle and all campus roadways require a parking permit, unless otherwise marked, until 3 p.m. on weekdays.Online campus map: http://www.umbc.edu/aboutumbc/campusmap/

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Posted by dwinds1 at November 5, 2001 12:00 AM