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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House 2016

 

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UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House Presents a Backstage View to a World of Talent

EVENT:
Celebrate the Arts at the annual Trevor School Open House! The event is a rich palette of performances, which showcase the talents of the students and faculty. Art exhibitions, musical concerts, dance performances, dress rehearsals and more take place in various venues. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the productions as you tour practice and performance spaces. It is an exhilarating evening of food and festivities throughout our Arts campus. This event is free and open to the public.

WHEN/WHERE:
5:30 – 8 p.m. Thursday, October 27, on the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Campus. Mesa Parking Structure Parking Lot (grid D3 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/


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Four major gallery exhibitions open at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

 

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Four major gallery exhibitions open at UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

EVENT:
The Beall Center for Art + Technology along with the University Art Galleries (UAG) present four major exhibitions in all four galleries. The opening reception with the artists will take place from 2 – 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

WHEN/WHERE:
2 – 5 p.m. Saturday, October 1, on the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Campus. Mesa Parking Structure Parking Lot (grid D3 on campus map: https://communications.uci.edu/documents/pdf/UCI_15_map_campus.pdf)
Media planning to attend should contact Jaime DeJong at 949-824-2189 or jdejong@uci.edu. Attendance and parking are complimentary for media who RSVP in advance.

HIGHLIGHTS:
2 p.m.


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Amanda Ross-Ho Joins UC Irvine Department of Art

The Department of Art is very pleased to announce the newest addition to the faculty, Amanda Ross-Ho.

Amanda Ross-Ho is a remarkably diverse artist whose sculptural explorations and investigations into photography and the cultural circulation of images seek to expand how we experience visual information. Ranging from sculpture, photography, painting, collage and installation, her work mines the material culture of the artist’s studio as a fertile site for generative processes..., and cultivates carefully articulated poetic environments as sites of public display.

Ross-Ho’s exceptional international exhibition record includes solo exhibitions in highly respected venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Visual Arts Center at University of Texas


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MFA Applicants for Fall 2017 Admission Now Open

Call for Applications

MFA in Art (application deadline January 15)

MFA in Art with a Concentration in Critical & Curatorial Studies (application deadline March 1)

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MFA in Art

The graduate program offers a generously-funded and rigorous interdisciplinary study environment in the visual arts. The program provides a thorough and intensive professional training for students wishing to pursue careers in the field of contemporary art, and emphasizes experimental and interdisciplinary approaches to art making, while also providing a solid grounding in various disciplinary mediums and post-studio practices. Students undergo a course of study combining seminars, intensive critique courses, and independent study. The university is an unparalleled resource in all disciplines of research for artists to enhance their practice. Students may take advantage of the academic excellence UCI provides as a


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UAG’S Emerging Artist Series Presents Jessica Chastain, Three Filmic Works by Maura Brewer

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UAG’S EMERGING ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS JESSICA CHASTAIN, THREE FILMIC WORKS BY MAURA BREWER

IRVINE, Calif. (September 1, 2016) -- The University Art Galleries (UAG) at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts is proud to present Jessica Chastain by MFA alum Maura Brewer and curated by UAG Director Juli Carson. The exhibition will be presented in the University Art Gallery opening Saturday, October 1 with a reception open to the public from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and will exhibit through Saturday, December 10, 2016. 

The latest in the UAG’s Emerging Artist Series, the exhibition includes three filmic works by Maura Brewer, produced between 2014 and 2016. Each work takes as its site a recent film by the actress Jessica Chastain, starting with Zero Dark Thirty in 2012, followed by Interstellar


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Sharon Hayes presents AFTER BEFORE at UCI’s Room Gallery

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SHARON HAYES PRESENTS HER SOLO EXHIBITION ENTITLED AFTER BEFORE AT UCI’S ROOM GALLERY

IRVINE, Calif. (September 1, 2016) -- The University Art Gallery (UAG) at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts is proud to present – for the second time – the inaugural exhibition of our Critical Aesthetics Program Sharon Hayes’ After Before curated by UAG Director Juli Carson. The exhibition will open Saturday, October 1 in the Room Gallery with a reception open to the public from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and will exhibit through Saturday, December 10, 2016. 

Commissioned as the first exhibition in the UAG’s Critical Aesthetics Program, Hayes’s After Before constructed a quasi-fictional, quasi-documentary multi-channel film, in which two figures interview people on the streets of New York City throughout the month of September


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Bryan Jackson Organized Film Project for At-Risk High School Students

The Kant Institute and the Department of Digital Filmmaking collaborated on the film project Hidden Hallway Stories. The project was designed to promote storytelling and filmmaking with at-risk high school students in the community. The Hidden Hallway Stories was implemented by Lecturer of Art Byran Jackson and Digital Filmmaking Lab Manager David Rincon, and organized in part by alumni Andrew McNeely (MFA 2016). LINK. 


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Solo Exhibition “On This Island” Featuring New Film by Rosalind Nashashibi

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UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS SOLO EXHIBITION “ON THIS ISLAND” FEATURING A NEW FILM BY ROSALIND NASHASHIBI

IRVINE, Calif. (August 25, 2016) -- The University Art Galleries (UAG) at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts is proud to present On This Island, a solo exhibition by Rosalind Nashashibi, curated by UAG Associate Director Allyson Unzicker. The exhibition will open at the Contemporary Arts Center Gallery on Saturday, October 1 with a reception open to the public from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and will exhibit through Saturday, December 10, 2016. 

Nashashibi’s films challenge perceptions that form around closed communities and the parallel realities that form within them. The exhibition consists of two films including her most recent Electrical Gaza, presented on the west coast for


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Joe Lewis Writes Introduction for 'Marching Bands'

Professor of Art Joe Lewis wrote the historical introduction for the book, Marching Bands, by Jules Allen. The book is made up of 96 images and illustrates marching bands as a modern art form. 

 


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Stephen Barker named dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts

 

Stephen Barker to serve as dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. In interim role, he fostered faculty diversity, arts/sciences collaboration and outreach.

Irvine, Calif., July 5, 2016 – Drama professor Stephen Barker has been appointed dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine. Serving as interim dean since September 2014, Barker has ushered the school into a new era of excellence, fostering faculty diversity and interdisciplinary collaboration between arts and sciences and working diligently to ensure that UCI continues to be a hub of Orange County arts and culture.

“I’m very pleased to be able to make this announcement,” said UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman. “Stephen Barker really understands the university’s role in preparing our students for success in their chosen fields; in engaging the community in our dramatic, musical and visual arts; and in helping to introduce our students to the


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