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Undergrad Meili Monk receives 2024 Cody Renard Richard Scholarship

Third-year Drama major Meili Monk has been awarded the 2024 Cody Renard Richard Scholarship, joining a cohort of ten students selected for this year. Each recipient will receive a $10,000 grant for the academic spring semester, along with opportunities for networking, mentoring, and team-building....

Carnegie Calling: Antonio's Musical Journey

Vocal arts major has confidence, work ethic to succeed as well as a passion to help artists from diverse backgrounds By Greg Hardesty Bay Area native Antonio Richard Lee was in the eighth grade when he first saw Carnegie Hall while on a field trip with drama students from American Canyon...

Celebrating Black Artists

UCI’s African American faculty members have made creative contributions to culture in dance, drama, art and music With its roots dating to the 1910s, Black History Month was first officially recognized by the U.S. government in 1976 to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to this...

Revolutionizing Musicianship

Professor Mari Kimura and the Fusion of Music and Technology By Chiara Guastella A pioneer in revolutionizing the music field through incorporating technology in her violin playing, Professor Mari Kimura is a composer, business owner and much more. Kimura will take the stage for the third...

Legacy in Motion

World-renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch is celebrated on his 80th year By Christine Byrd His body may not move the quite same way it once did, but Distinguished Professor Lar Lubovitch’s genius for turning music into dance remains as brilliant as ever as he approaches his 81st birthday...

Arts Advocates: John Evans

MUSIC MAN Q&A with John Evans Throughout John Evans’ life, including his long career in banking, he has been a devoted fan of chorale and symphonic music and sings and has played several instruments. In addition to being a longtime supporter of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’...

Beyond the Keys

Yuliya Minina's Artistic Expression and Impact By Chiara Guastella On Friday, February 2, 2024, Dr. Yuliya Minina will take the stage at Winifred Smith Hall for the second performance in the Music Faculty Artist Series. Dr. Minina shared some of her experiences all across the world, her love...

Pioneering Persian Harmony

The Musical Legacy of Professor Hossein Omoumi By Chiara Guastella On Saturday, January 27, 2024, Maseeh Professor in Persian Performing Arts Persian Hossein Omoumi will perform at Winifred Smith Hall, opening the Music Faculty Artist Series for the year. We interviewed Professor Omoumi to...

UCI names three CTSA Newkirk Fellows for 2024

CTSA scholars emerge as Newkirk Fellows, amplifying impact on science and society The University of California, Irvine (UCI) named the Newkirk Fellows for the 2024 academic year. Three Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) faculty members have been selected, including Annie Loui, professor of...

Beall Center for Art + Technology Unveils Katherine Behar's Groundbreaking Exhibition 'Ack! Knowledge! Work!'

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT The Exhibition Explores the Intersection of Digital Automation and the Future of Labor IRVINE, Calif. (January 25, 2024) – The Beall Center for Art + Technology at the University of California, Irvine, is pleased to announce the opening of Katherine Behar: Ack!...

Masters of Production

Meet the Creatives Behind Every Theatrical Production By Christine Byrd Behind the scenes of every musical, play, opera and dance production put on by Claire Trevor School of the Arts is a hardworking team of production professionals. They sew the costumes, build the sets, create the props,...

UAG presents 'On the Passage of a Few People through a Rather Brief Period of Time'

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calf., Sept. 29, 2023 – The University of California, Irvine’s Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) Gallery is pleased to host On the Passage of a Few People through a Rather Brief Period of Time by Juli Carson Featured artists include Mary Kelly, Sharon Hayes, Every...

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Keith Fowler

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Keith Fowler from the UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama. On the evening of Dec. 30, 2023, we lost an esteemed educator and a visionary leader who left an indelible mark on the world of theatre; he was...

L.A. artist Alexis Smith, a pioneer of art fusing image and text, dies at 74

Los Angeles Times | January 3, 2024 | by Barbara Isenberg (Excerpts) Alexis Smith, the clever, much-exhibited Southern California conceptual artist who winningly combined found images and smart phrases since the 1970s, died Tuesday morning at home in Los Angeles, according to her studio...

Intersection of Art and Education

In November, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts collaborated with the Segerstrom Center for the Arts to present "Creative Wayfinding: Teaching Artist Panel." The event illuminated new pathways for CTSA students in their creative journeys. Dean Tiffany López expressed, "The night was more than a...

A Life Experience in E minor

UCI Symphony Orchestra performs in a masterclass with Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair By Greg Hardesty On a recent evening, Savanna Jolie Nygard took her seat on stage inside the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. As principal...

Recent news and exhibitions for art faculty at UCI

The faculty of the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Art is comprised of significant professional artists and curators. Their current exhibitions and research pursuits showcase their dynamic and influential contributions to contemporary art. Please refer to the shortlist below for...

Coleman Collins: Artist, Writer, Educator

By Mia Hammett In July, the Department of Art welcomed new Assistant Professor Coleman Collins to the faculty. As an artist, writer and educator, Collins specializes in multiplicities of meaning. His work takes advantage of both visual and tactile materials to interrogate the combined elements...