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College Arts Programs Display Pliancy, Resilience While Navigating Pandemic Restrictions to Bring Arts to Audiences
The Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ theme for this year is arts and well-being. In pursuit of spreading that message, the department is taking advantage of this time to develop projects that will broaden the scope and reach of the arts
"The Black Index" at UC Irvine pursues knottier narratives of self-representation. The six artists included in "The Black Index", the new exhibition at UC Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG), are highlighted by Allison Conner of Hyperallergic.com.
The New University reviews UCI Drama’s Fall 2020 production of “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms.” Directed by Beth Lopes, this production follows the “Young Adventurers Edition” of the play — an aged-down, less explicit version of the original work by
"The Black Index," the newest exhibition for the University Art Galleries (UAG) curated by Bridget Cooks, an associate professor of African American studies and art history at UC Irvine, garnered a review from Lilly Nguyen for the LA Times.
Liz Goldner from "LA Weekly" covers the UCI Department of Art's prolific history by recalling some of the most memorable artists and shows ever to highlight the talent presented by both the faculty and students.
Claire Trevor School of the Arts presented its annual MFA dance concert “New Slate” in a new online format from Dec. 10-12. 12 graduate students presented their choreography projects in a wide range of dance styles and filming techniques.
UCI Professor Lisa Naugle, who served as Artistic Director for the event, provided an introduction, explaining that each composition was pre-recorded on Zoom and simultaneously live-streamed with (video of) live dancers — from various locations.
Read a student review for the latest installation in the UAG, Post-Graduate MFA Thesis Exhibitions for the Class of 2020. (Image) Jackson Hunt, “New American Paintings,” installation view, CAC Gallery, UCI © 2020. Photo: Paul Salveson.
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Arts students have been forced to continue their studies online during the coronavirus pandemic. Adam Jacobson, a UCI drama student, has created an in-home studio to capture his performances on camera for class attendance and assignments.
The visual and performing arts inspire and enlighten us. They provide solace, help us rise above difficulties and uplift our spirits during times of change and confusion. “Art is essential to the well-being of individuals and society...”
Four days will quickly steep themselves in night; four nights will quickly dream away the time — for four nights, UC Irvine’s New Swan Shakespeare Theater will draw its audience into the bard’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” albeit unconventionally...
May 14 would’ve marked the opening night of UCI Dance Department’s annual undergraduate choreography showcase, “Physical Graffiti.” The shift to remote rehearsals following the show’s cancelation didn’t stop the cast and creative team from performing.