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Elaine Koshimizu Endowed Scholarship for Inclusive Excellence in Dance

The Department of Dance at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts ranks third in California and 10th in the U.S. Despite being nationally acclaimed, each year the department competes with other top dance programs to recruit high-achieving and underrepresented students in dance. Students often select...

Experimental Jazz Quartet Amirtha Kidambi and Elder Ones Transcend Sound, Mind, and Body

The New University covers experimental musician Amirtha Kidambi and her jazz quartet Elder Ones for the performance as UCI’s first in-person music event of the year at Winifred Smith Hall on Sept. 30.

UCI Art Galleries Return to In-Person Shows with Three Remarkable Exhibitions

MEDIA ADVISORY UCI Art Galleries Return to In-Person Shows with Three Remarkable Exhibitions EVENT: The University Art Galleries (UAG) and Beall Center for Art + Technology at the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts return to in-person shows for the first time in 18 months, hosting three...

Take it From the Class of 2022: You Got This

By Lauren Knight, B.A. ’21  There are four classes of students heading back to Claire Trevor School of the Arts this fall, but only one class has spent a full year on campus. It’s crazy to think that half of our CTSA community has never stepped foot on campus before Welcome Week! We know...

Kaden Kearney (M.F.A., '18) Will Star As Emma In THE PROM National Tour

The tour is set to open November 2nd in Cleveland. Casting has been announced for the upcoming National Tour of THE PROM. Kaden Kearney (they/them) will star as Emma, Kalyn West as Alyssa Greene, Courtney Balan as Dee Dee Allen, Patrick Wetzel as Barry Glickman, Emily Borromeo as Angie Dickinson...

The Beall Center for Art + Technology presents a mid-career survey by artist Ian Ingram

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calif., Sept. 28, 2021 — The Beall Center for Art + Technology presents a mid-career survey by artist Ian Ingram. Ingram’s art explores animal morphology, robotic avatars, interspecies communication, and technology in natural environments. This exhibition will...

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts to Launch Distinguished Artist Speaker Series

The series launches with renowned professionals in both entertainment and art Irvine, Calif., Sept. 29, 2021 – UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA), a national arts research and education leader, will launch an inaugural Distinguished Artist Speaker Series in October 2021 as part of the...

Revolution Everywhere: Thresholds of Resistance

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calif., Sept. 28, 2021 — The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) is pleased to present Revolution Everywhere: Thresholds of Resistance. The exhibition features 3 large-scale installations by Panos Aprahamian, Heather M. O’Brien, and...

The UAG to host Heather M. O'Brien's book launch

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calif., Sept. 29, 2021 — The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) will host the book launch for Heather M. O'Brien's photographic installation and artist book, like the delayed rays of a star. The launch will coincide with the opening...

UAG presents The Messiah Triangle by artist Michael Moshe Dahan

DOWNLOAD THE PRESS KIT Irvine, Calif., Sept. 28, 2021 — The University of California, Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) is pleased to present as part of their Critical Aesthetic Series, an experimental film project, The Messiah Triangle, by Michael Moshe Dahan. Judaism, Christianity, Islam...

Meet Antoinette LaFarge: Co-Founder of UCI’s Electronic Art & Design Program

In celebration of Antoinette LaFarge's new book, Sting in the Tale, Irvine Community News & Views wrote a feature about her and the many contributions she has made to UCI's Department of Art. Read more about LaFage here. Attend LaFarge's upcoming talk through UCI Illuminations on Tuesday...

Chloe King and Summer Session Uplift Queer Voices

Medici Scholars Chloe King and Summer Session Uplift Queer Voices in Searching for Shelter By Lauren Knight When UCI Drama M.F.A. directing candidates Chloe King and Summer Session started collaborating last summer, they had no idea that their co-directed project on racism in childhood would...

Mari Kimura Explores Music’s Intersections with Technology and Science

By Richard Chang Mari Kimura, a professor of music at UCI’s Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology program, is connecting students, disciplines and departments with her groundbreaking work. She’s fostering collaboration and interaction during times when the coronavirus pandemic has...

Emerging Brighter

UCI student artists discovered and honed new skills in 2021 By Christine Byrd When UCI moved operations online a year and a half ago, everyone gained new skills: creating an at-home studio, mastering Zoom meetings and troubleshooting technology. But as artists struggled to keep their creative...

Ulysses Jenkins retrospective opens in Philadelphia on Sept. 17

Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation is the first major retrospective on the work of groundbreaking video/performance artist Ulysses Jenkins, on view at ICA this fall, September 17–December 30, 2021. The exhibition is co-curated by Meg Onli, ICA Andrea B. Laporte Associate Curator and...

Kevin Kwan Loucks named CEO of Chamber Music America

After an extensive national search, Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network of ensemble music professionals, has named Kevin Kwan Loucks (B.Mu. ’04) as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective Sept. 1, 2021. Loucks brings over 15 years of national and international music and...

Dr. Rajna Swaminathan joins the UCI Music faculty

The Department of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rajna Swaminathan as Assistant Professor of Music. Professor Swaminathan holds a Ph.D. in Music from Harvard University’s Creative Practice and Critical Inquiry program and is an improviser, composer, and scholar. Her...

Ariyan Johnson Brings Innovation and Passion to UCI Dance

By Jezebel Ramirez-Robles and Lauren Knight   Professor Ariyan Johnson is a multidisciplinary artist with a rich background in dancing, choreographing, acting, producing, and directing, the list continues with each new project she takes on. At a young age, Johnson’s mother -- a dancer...