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Kevin Appel Solo Exhibition at Christopher Grimes Gallery

March 16, 2017

Opening Reception for the Artist: Saturday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Kevin Appel. Appel’s new series of paintings begin as primary arrangements: cut-out paper forms referencing the portholes of Jean Prouvé’s Maison Tropicale are combined with Appel’s own photographs of fragments of his previous works, landscapes, and images of Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti. These forms are constructed into soft,...


March 8, 2017

SPEND THE SUMMER IMMERSED IN YOUR ART – UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS LAUNCHES REGISTRATION FOR 2017 SUMMER PROGRAMS IRVINE, Calif., (March 8, 2017) – The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has launched registration for its 2017 Summer Academies in the Arts, an immersive summer experience for students Grade 3-12 in art, dance, drama, music and technology.  Entering into the program’s sixth summer, the Academies were...

“The Man Who Killed the Cure” To Save the Sickness Industry

February 28, 2017

Jared Aaron Alokozai from The New University reviews the recent UCI Drama production “The Man Who Killed the Cure” written by playwright Luke Yankee and directed by Prof. Don Hill.

Dance Visions: UCI Dance Department’s Finest Faculty Showcase

February 28, 2017

Julia Clausen from The New University reviews the Department of Dance's recent faculty production "Dance Visions 2017." The production ran from February 23 - 25 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

UCI Drama takes a playful look at immigration in CLOWN ALIENS

February 28, 2017

UCI DRAMA TAKES A PLAYFUL LOOK AT IMMIGRATION IN CLOWN ALIENS Irvine, Calif. (February 28, 2017) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama continues its season of “THEM!” with a playful yet critical look at immigration and otherness in Clown Aliens. The story follows a family of clowns who leave their home on Clown Planet and become inhabitants of Earth, encountering the same bias and exclusion that many immigrants face in America and around the world. Clown Aliens...

Collaborative program of Orange County’s premier universities gives access to London’s theatre scene

February 28, 2017

  COLLABORATIVE PROGRAM OF ORANGE COUNTY’S PREMIER UNIVERSITIES GIVES ACCESS TO LONDON’S THEATRE SCENE THAT BOTH THE NEW AND MOST SEASONED THEATRE-LOVER WILL SWOON FOR IRVINE, Calif., (February 28, 2017) – The Collaborative Arts Development Experience (CADE)’s London program is a joint program of Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts, CSU Fullerton’s College of the Arts, and UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. The two-week program is built by and for theatre...

25 Amazing Acting Colleges You Should Know

February 23, 2017

The Department of Drama is is named in Backstage Magazines "25 Amazing Acting Colleges You Should Know" article by Allie White.

A Piece About Refugees Stole UCI's Dance Visions 2017 at the Barclay Theatre

February 23, 2017

Lisa Black from the OC Weekly reviews the Department of Dance's most recent production "Dance Visions2017."

Trio Céleste breathes life into classical works in Flagler performance

February 22, 2017

Claire Trevor School of the Arts Ensemble-in-Residence Trio Céleste is featured in he news for one of their latest performances in Palm Beach, Florida.

High-Five to Filmmakers [Special Screenings, Feb. 23-March 2]

February 22, 2017

The exhibition of recent work by Cauleen Smith entiteld "The Warplands" is featured in OC Weekly.