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UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House

IRVINE, Calif. (October 20, 2014) -- The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine invites you to attend its fourth annual arts Open House on Thursday, November 6 from 5:30 – 8:00pm. As UCI and our School embark on this 50th anniversary year, the evening’s festivities will highlight our expansive legacy of learning and creativity. Admission to the event is free, so bring the whole family to enjoy an array of entertainment, many complementary food options, and live jazz on the arts plaza.

CTSA Explores the Aftermath of Titanic in a World Premiere Play by Luke Yankee

IRVINE, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2014) -- The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine is pleased to announce the world premiere of a new play by award-winning playwright Luke Yankee. The Last Lifeboat is the untold story of J. Bruce Ismay, the owner of the White Star Line at the time of the sinking of the Titanic, whose decision to save himself rather than go down with the ship made him the scapegoat for one of the greatest disasters of all time. An ensemble cast playing multiple roles tells this epic tale which explores not only the tragedy itself, but the sensationalized trials and aftermath of the night that changed the world forever. The production will be directed and produced by Don Hill, Vice Chair of the UCI Drama Department.

Beall Center’s Free Family Day On Sat., October 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

IRVINE, Calif. (October 14, 2014) -- The Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts will have its free Family Day on Sat., October 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. around the Arts Plaza of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine.

Children and adults of all ages enjoy hands-on art and technology projects and experience an introduction to new media art relating to the Beall Center’s many ongoing exhibitions and initiatives.

Scheduled Activities Include:

2014-2015 Season Brochure

Welcome to the 50th Anniversary of UC Irvine — and to the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ 2014-15 season of exciting exhibitions, performances, and special events. Since its founding in 1965, the School of Fine Arts has been a unique and vibrant presence in the community, nationally, and internationally, building from strength to strength across these five decades.

Claire Trevor School of the Arts Announces the 2014-15 Season

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine is pleased to announce the entire lineup of performances, concerts, and special events taking place on campus during the 2014-15 season. Season subscriptions go on sale Sept. 2, 2014 followed by individual ticket sales on Sept. 15, 2014. 

Highlights of the season include promising new works from all four Departments (Art, Dance, Drama, Music), as well as from the Beall Center for Art + Technology.

The Beall Center for Art + Technology brings Eddo Stern's Art and Gaming World to CTSA

The Donald R. and Joan F. Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts will mount a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist and game designer, Eddo Stern. The exhibition entitled Eddo Stern: New Works will present five game based projects: Darkgame 4.0, Vietnam Romance, Still Life With Putin, House Stern Pachinko, and Cruise Control. The exhibition runs from October 10 through January 24, with an Opening Reception that is open to the public on Saturday, October 11 from 2:00PM – 5:00PM.

Eddo Stern: New Works will feature a new multiscreen installation of Stern’s well-known work Darkgame in which the immersive gameplay is based upon the experience of communication and conflict under stress of sensory deprivation and sense isolation. During the game the player is equipped with custom made head gear, applying different sensations to the head that allow for non-visual and auditory interaction and navigation of the virtual world.

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts mounts a solo exhibition of works by Ed Moses at the UAG

The University Art Galleries (UAG) at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts will mount a solo exhibition of paintings by Ed Moses, utilizing all three galleries and featuring works from the 1970s to the present. The exhibition entitled Ed Moses: Cross Section will open Saturday, October 11 with a reception open to the public from 2:00pm – 5:00pm and will exhibit through Saturday, December 13, 2014.

“Cross-Section will trace the common thematic thread binding Moses’s prolific and continuous act of exploration.” says co-curator and Director for the University Art Galleries, Juli Carson. “In so doing, the philosophical continuity of the artist’s disparate visual strategies are framed, strategies the artist has repeated and contradicted, as his investigation into the painted form has changed direction or reversed course over the past five decades.”

Year in Review 2012-13

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts had a very active and fulfilling 2012-13.  Our faculty, students and staff made enormous contributions to the university and the community.  Our alumni were active in their fields of endeavor, and our faculty spread their expertise to far-flung places around the globe.

At the same time, an extensive roster of professional came to our campus to teach master classes, give seminar and inform our students about the latest innovations taking place in their areas of expertise.

Our community outreach expanded significantly, with hundreds of K-12 children visiting our campus for Saturday Academies, Summer Academies and attending special performances by our UCI Symphony Orchestra, Improv Revolution, plays, dance performance, and more!

You can get a taste of our activities by viewing our YEAR IN REVIEW 2012-13, a PowerPoint presentation that focuses on the year's highlights.