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Catonsville Arts District — Public Art Master Plan Session

Forum by Thomas Sayre

The Catonsville Arts District, located adjacent to the UMBC campus, is engaged in the development of a public arts master plan. The district has engaged the services of nationally-recognized public art consultants Art Builds Community, who will host a listening session for the campus community at the large sculpture in front of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, Forum by Thomas Sayre.

Jacqueline Pollauf, harpist: Music from the Paris Conservatoire

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Harpist Jacqueline Pollauf performs a program of French music, all related to the Paris Conservatoire, which was the center of the harp world for many years. Her concert will feature music by Gabriel Pierné, André Jolivet, Marcel Samuel-Rosseau, André Caplet, Marcel Tournier, and Pollauf's own transcription of a work by Lili Boulanger.

SPARK: Wanted: Your Memories About Winter!

The Peale

In conjunction with SPARK: New Light, on display at The Peale, artist Lynn Cazabon will be in the gallery ready to record your winter memories to be added into the project Losing Winter, featured in SPARK and also on display at the Maryland Center for History and Culture. Sessions will be held on September 11, 17, 23, and 25.

4th Annual Hill-Robinson McNair Lecture with Kyla McMullen

Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, 7th Floor

The McNair Scholars Program presents the 4th Annual Hill-Robinson McNair Lecture with Kyla McMullen, who will speak on Customizing the 3D Audio Experience. Achieving realistic sound in virtual or augmented reality presents a challenge because of the way in which our ears are trained to hear sounds in space based on our own anthropometric features. This talk details how realistic audio can be achieved for almost anyone.

CIRCA Arts Alumni Spotlight: Jovan James and Lena Salins

216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents an arts alumni spotlight featuring Jovan James and Lena Salins. Jovan James ’13, visual arts, is a writer-director-producer dedicated to breaking down barriers in Hollywood by telling compelling stories about the Black experience and beyond. Lena Salins ’12, theatre, is Production Manager at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, using her platform to elevate the voices of women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled artists. They each will each talk about their work and respective professional trajectories since graduating from UMBC.

Baltimore Painted Screens: Understanding City Life through Urban Arts

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Elaine Eff, who will speak on Baltimore Painted Screens: Understanding City Life through Urban Arts. Join Elaine Eff, the foremost chronicler of painted screens for a tour of the sidewalks of East Baltimore, in search of this homegrown folk art known in no other modern American city. An artful anomaly, a source of privacy and ventilation, painted screens grew from the handiwork of a single Northeast Baltimore grocer in the summer of 1913 to hundreds of thousands of colorful landscape scenes created by known and unknown hands on their neighborhood’s rowhouse windows and door screens.

Constitution Day Lecture with Robinson Woodward-Burns

Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, 7th Floor

The Center for Social Science Scholarship presents the annual Constitution Day Lecture, featuring Robinson Woodward-Burns, assistant professor of political science at Howard University, who will speak on Constitutional Hardball and American Democracy.

Oletha DeVane: Spectrum of Light and Spirit

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC)

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Oletha DeVane: Spectrum of Light and Spirit, on display from September 22 through December 17. Featuring nearly 100 artworks, the exhibition is the first retrospective of celebrated Maryland artist Oletha DeVane, and traces the artist's extensive career, from her early paintings and works on paper to video artworks and interactive sculpture, including works on view for the first time.

SPARK: Window 26

The Peale

In celebration of the grand re-opening of The Peale, and as part of the closing festivities for SPARK: New Light, artist Kelley Bell presents Window 26, an illumination of The Peale's second floor galleries from the inside, using artwork by Tawa Abiwa, Elizaveta Aleinikova, Kelley Bell, Cathy Cook, Danielle Damico, Eric Dyer, Jenee Mateer, Corrie Francis Parks, Timothy Nohe, Jules Rosskam, Alexi Scheiber, Evan Tedlock, and Beth Yashnyk. Window 26 will be presented two evenings, September 23 and 24, running from 8 p.m. until dawn the next morning.

Baltimore International Guitar Competition

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society presents the Baltimore International Guitar Competition, which seeks to foster the development of, and appreciation for, the art of the classical guitar, encourage performances at the highest artistic level, and promote and support the careers of the world’s most outstanding young guitarists. The first of three days of the final round of the competition will be held at UMBC, with additional rounds at Towson University and the Peabody Institute.

SPARK: Percussion Ensembles

The Peale

In conjunction with SPARK: New Light, on display at The Peale, join us for a lively musical program featuring the Towson University Percussion Ensemble, the Hi Tom Ensemble, featuring UMBC alumni, and Umbilicus, a percussion ensemble with UMBC and Towson-affiliated players. The program will feature works by Joseph Celli, Axel Fries, Jon Gibson, Tom Goldstein, Angela Lawrence, Brian Nozny, and Will Redman.

Art from the Inside

Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

In conjunction with the exhibitions Prison Nation and Portrait Garden at the Library Gallery and Oletha DeVane: Spectrum of Light and Spirit at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, the galleries present a panel discussion, Art from the Inside, featuring Lorenzo Steele, Jr., Lynn Cazabon, Oletha DeVane and Tadia Rice, who will discuss their experiences working with incarcerated individuals and the importance of art in giving a face to those behind bars.

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