A New Cultural Paradigm at the UC Irvine School of the Arts

“Performance is the golden thread of connection among living bodies,” said Stephen Barker Ph.D., Dean, UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA), during a recent Zoom interview. “It captures the essence of the human experience.”

Meet Costume Designer Lauryn Terceira

Feature by Voyage LA Lauryn Terceira, M.F.A. '19, Costume Design Today we’d like to introduce you to Lauryn Terceira. Lauryn, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far. Though my official job title reads ‘Costume Designer,’ the...

Gift from the Richard B. Siegel Foundation Supports CTSA Outreach

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) outreach unit was recently awarded a $20,000 gift from the Richard B. Siegel Foundation to support the school's community engagement programs. The school's outreach program partners with local schools and community organizations to share the talents...

UC Irvine Cross-Campus Collaboration Delivers New Certificate Program

New online certificate provides essential presentation skills Irvine, Calif., May 11, 2020 - UC Irvine’s top ranking Paul Merage School of Business and national leader Claire Trevor School of the Arts are pleased to announce a new, online professional development offering, Certificate in...

The radical possibilities of a box

By Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson for Curbed Online Magazine "Brigham became a minor celebrity during her lifetime—regularly contributing articles to popular magazines like Ladies’ Home Journal and displaying rooms of box furniture inside model homes and at international exhibitions—but like so many...

#UCIArtsAnywhere: A Perfect Platform For Expressing Creativity Remotely

The New University, by Rachel Golkin. "Amidst concerns regarding COVID-19, UCI transitioned to remote learning for the 2020 spring quarter and encouraged students to return to their off-campus residencies. The UCI community is now spread all..."

Dropped Notes, Missed Cues, Lost Steps

Irvine Community News - by Terry Schilling. "As someone who greatly appreciates the amazing local talent and wide range of performing arts productions at UCI, Concordia University, and Irvine Valley College, I have been wondering how this new..."

Introducing the Shut In Dance Film Fest

Andrew Pearson, B.F.A. '09, Choreography and Performance, is launching a new dance film festival directed by Nicole Berger, choreographer for television programs including The Good Place, VEEP, and Brooklyn Nine Nine. "I first met Nicole two years ago when I started teaching at AMDA (American...

Prof. Jennifer Pastor and two UCI Art Alumnae named 2020 Guggenheim Fellows

Jennifer Pastor, professor of art in the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Art’s department of art, is among the 175 writers, scholars, artists, and scientists awarded the 2020 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Guggenheim Fellowships. In addition, two UCI Art alumnae Rheim Alkadhi (M.F.A. ’99...

Four UCI professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Four professors at the University of California, Irvine – historian Mark LeVine, scientist Andrej Lupták, sculptor Jennifer Pastor and journalist Amy Wilentz – have been named 2020 Guggenheim Fellows.

Hemsley Lighting Programs Selects 2020-21 Lighting Interns

The Hemsley Lighting Programs announces the selection of Rachael N. Blackwell and Avery Reagan as the Hemsley Lighting Interns for 2020-21. Reagan is just completing her MFA studies at UC-Irvine and Blackwell will be finishing this spring at CCM-University of Cincinnati. Reagan’s internship will...

The Artists

By M.H. Miller for New York Times Style Magazine "For decades, the art world ignored artists of color — an institutional neglect it’s now trying to correct. But in the 1960s and ’70s, in Los Angeles and New York, three galleries led the way in showing the work of black artists, many of whom are...

On Theater

UC Irvine’s New Swan Shakespeare Festival has canceled both its 2020 productions, but it will offer encore of its 2018 shows — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Winter’s Tale” — online for playgoers yearning for an olde English fix.

UCI M.F.A. Alumni Waeli Wang Appointed Visiting Assistant Professor

UCI M.F.A. Alumni Waeli Wang Appointed Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Kansas Dance Department Recent UCI M.F.A. ’19 dance graduate Waeli Wang will be joining the University of Kansas Theatre and Dance Department as a visiting assistant professor for 2020-22. As a dance and...

UCI Dance alum named Artistic Director for the Limón Dance Company

Dante Puleio (M.F.A. ’17) has been named Artistic Director for the Limón Dance Company in New York, NY. Starting in July 2020, Puleio will succeed Colin Connor as the sixth Artistic Director of the Company in its 74-year history. Puleio first began his dance training at Laban Centre in London...

Departments across UC Irvine design, build face shields for medical staff in Orange

As medical providers and hospital administrations grow increasingly desperate for personal protective equipment, the UCI Medical Center in Orange is receiving a shipment of 5,000 face shields from an unlikely source — the very medical students it works to educate.    

Art and soul

#UCIArtsAnywhere encourages people to post photos or videos of themselves engaging with the arts on social media.

Have a 3D Printer? You Can Use It to Make Face Shields for Medical Workers

Excerpts published by the, April, 3, 2020 Hospitals, universities, and other centers of research are looking into ways to produce face shields at a massive scale. A team at MIT, for example, has developed a die-cutting process that can produce thousands of face shields an hour...