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Prof. Kei Akagi to perform in Spring Arts & Lecture Series for CSUSM

The longstanding Arts & Lectures series at CSUSM will offer a virtual spring lineup, with all of the events taking place via Zoom. This season boasts a diverse selection of eight events as the university hosts renowned guest speakers and performances. ...

Four CTSA faculty members chosen for the UCI Beall Applied Innovation Fellowship Program

UCI Beall Applied Innovation announced this week the second cohort to their Faculty Innovation Fellowship Program. The program draws from all schools and fields on UC Irvine’s campus to promote cross-collaboration and stimulate campus connections using Applied Innovation’s resources. Faculty...

Prof. Chris Dobrian will serve on a panel about Korean film music

Lecture Recital and Panel Q& A entitled, "Korean Sensibility and the Double Reed in Korean Film Music”  Yoon Joo Hwang (Assistant Professor of Music), Jung Choi (Assistant Professor of Music, Missouri State University), Jisoo Lee (Assistant Professor of Music, Seoul National University...

Avery Evans chosen for The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program

The Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC) and veteran Broadway stage manager Cody Renard Richard (Variety’s 2020 Broadway Players to Watch, Hamilton, Freestyle Love Supreme) announced the 15 recipients of The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program, dedicated to honoring, uplifting, and supporting the...

UCI’s “She Kills Monsters” Delights with Dungeons and (Digital) Dragons

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

Arielle Sidney's Upcycled Designs Go Viral on TikTok

Excerpt from Vouge Magazine January 17, 2021 By Christian Allaire One of the most interesting parts of the upcycling movement is seeing how brands can turn even the most unlikeliest of textiles into modern ready-to-wear—and Arielle Sidney, a college student in California, is a prime example of...

‘We exist in other ways ... to see us, to find us’ — UC Irvine debuts ‘The Black Index’ exhibition

"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.

Taylor Fagins, B.A. '17, Wins 1st Place in the American Songwriters Contest

Excerpt from American Songwriter by Jacob Uitti "Fagins grew up in southern California and attended the University of California at Irvine, studying drama and musical theater. He moved to New York City for its plethora of stories, diversity and myriad faces, and he now works with two different...

The UAG presents "The Black Index"

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS KIT Irvine, Calif. – UC Irvine’s University Art Gallery is pleased to present The Black Index, a group exhibition featuring the work of Dennis Delgado, Alicia Henry, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Titus Kaphar, Whitfield Lovell, and Lava Thomas. The exhibition will be on...

Zachary Price Combines Scholarship and Drama

By Richard Chang Professor Zachary Price is fascinated with various modes of performance, from the proscenium stage to the street corner. He’s a new faculty member at UC Irvine, teaching in the Department of Drama. He started his position as assistant professor of doctoral studies in July...

Is A Career In Dance Worth All The Sacrifices?

Sometimes, there’s a struggle between your passion and a longing for financial stability. At other times, your practical grandmother has the answer. By Sydney Leong, a feature from Dance Major Journal, Volume 8, 2020 “Are you impressed, Lola?” I always showed video clips of rehearsal to my...

A Radical Approach to Teaching Art: Looking Back At The UCI Art Department in its Founding Years

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.

Presenting New Slate: A Showing of Graduate Student Screen Dances

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.

Alumni Profile: A Conversation with Glenn Kaino

Professor of Art Simon Leung chats with Glenn Kaino (B.A. ’93), an artist who’s been at the intersectional forefront of art and activism for more than two decades. Known for his conceptual, activist, and frequently collaborative multifaceted art practice, Kaino occupies a unique place in the art...

Young artists reflect on their first semester of college during COVID-19

Excerpt from The Los Angeles Times, Dec. 23, 2020 By Makeda Easter Natalie Aronno is studying dance remotely at UC Irvine A first-generation college student, Natalie Aronno chose to study dance at UC Irvine, a school close to her home in South Gate, because her tuition would be fully...

UCI’s New Slate Online: A Completely New Dimension in Dance Concerts

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.

A Recollection of 2020’s Post-Graduate MFA Thesis Exhibitions

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.

UCI’s Summer Academies in the Arts Earns Praesidium Accreditation®

Outreach program, committed to safety, earns highest honor for abuse prevention practices Irvine, Calif., December, 15, 2020 – The Summer Academies in the Arts, an annual college and career preparatory program offered by the Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California...