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Student Research: Alex Lough

New Tools for School Students at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts explore the human experience through a variety of creative avenues by using skills as classically trained fine artists, but also through emerging technology and media. Students from all four departments have access to a range...

Student Research: Corey Cao Nguyen

New Tools for School Students at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts explore the human experience through a variety of creative avenues by using skills as classically trained fine artists, but also through emerging technology and media. Students from all four departments have access to a range...

Student Research: Jehbreal Jackson

New Tools for School Students at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts explore the human experience through a variety of creative avenues by using skills as classically trained fine artists, but also through emerging technology and media. Students from all four departments have access to a range...

Student Research: Gretchen Diane Ugalde

New Tools for School Students at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts explore the human experience through a variety of creative avenues by using skills as classically trained fine artists, but also through emerging technology and media. Students from all four departments have access to a range...

The UAG presents Katherina Olschbaur's "Dirty Elements"

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PRESS KIT Katherina Olschbaur Dirty Elements Curated by Allyson Unzicker Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) Gallery On View: January 11 – March 14, 2020 Opening Reception: January 11, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm IRVINE, Calif. – UC Irvine’s University Art Gallery is pleased to...

Viewing Science and Society Through Art

Written by Christine Byrd American Monument invites you to put a record on, but what you hear may make you uncomfortable. The turntables mounted on 22 white pedestals play audio from police body cams and eyewitness recordings from some of the most notorious examples of police brutality against...

Alumni: Erik Smith

Erik Smith, M.F.A. ’19, got his start with Cirque du Soleil back in 2013 as an undergraduate in the UCI Department of Drama. Smith took a class in advanced stage management where he met Emily Carr, a guest lecturer from Cirque du Soleil. It was always a dream of Smith’s to work for Cirque, so Carr...

The Dance Scientist

View the full pictorial in CONNECT, the quarterly magazine for UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Dr. Kelli Sharp is not your typical dance professor. She spends her days collecting and analyzing motion-capture data to investigate movement patterns, responses to stimuli, and the acceleration...

Anteaters in the Arts: Maryjo Lang

Having admirably contributed to over 300 movie soundscapes, professional Foley mixer and UCI alumna, MaryJo Lang, B.A. Drama, ’74, has amplified the creative landscape of Hollywood sound design for over 25 years. Lang was deemed “a force of nature” in Foley mixing by Cinema Audio Society president...

Arts Advocates: Stacey Nicholas

STEAM CHAMPION Q&A with Stacey Nicholas Philanthropist Stacey Nicholas is an advocate for interdisciplinary research, arts outreach and STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). She is committed to the UCI community through several pivotal roles:  UCI...

Skye Schmidt: Photographer/Dancer

Skye Schmidt: Photographer/Dancer by Terry Schilling | December 23, 2019 / Irvine Community News & Views Capturing magical moments in dance takes a professional dancer and a seasoned photographer.  I was lucky enough to meet an artist who is both: Skye Schmidt.

11 Jazz Songs That Spoke Truth To Power In 2019

Mark Dresser Seven "Let Them Eat Paper Towels" Remember the paper towel incident? Two years ago, in Puerto Rico, during the grave aftermath of Hurricane Maria? It may have been many news cycles and nearly as many scandals ago, but bassist and composer Mark Dresser hasn't forgotten the raw anger...

Best of 2019: Our Top 20 Los Angeles Art Shows

"... A year later, the University of California, Irvine has finally unveiled woods’s ambitious exhibition, a monument to Black lives lost to police brutality."

Vitor Luiz guest stars in Festival Ballet's production of "The Nutcracker" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

Festival Ballet Theatre’s family-friendly breathtaking production features superb colorful scenery and dazzling costumes, which make this age-old tradition sparkle like new. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, our heroine Clara, and a cast of hundreds take you on a...

UCI Drama’s Relevant Take On “Company”

By: Rachel Golkin Photo Courtesy of: Paul Kennedy Taking their audience back to the bright and groovy days of the 1970s, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Drama Department kicked off their 2019-2020 season on Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Irvine Barclay...

New Slate 2019 at the Claire Trevor Theatre

New Slate 2019 at the Claire Trevor Theatre Irvine, Calif., November 21, 2019 – The University of California, Irvine’s Department of Dance presents, New Slate, an annual dance production showcasing graduate student choreography, performing December 5-7 at the Claire Trevor Theatre. This...

COMPANY - A review by Steven Stanley from StageSceneLA

"COMPANY proves a fabulous fit for a dozen-and-a-half theater-majoring performers and designers to strut their stuff in the most sumptuously professional a venue any university production could ever hope for at UC Irvine"

‘Blue Wave’ --- An Exhibition by the Late Lutz Bacher

In UC Irvine’s University Art Gallery is the exhibition, ‘Blue Wave’, the final exhibition of artist Lutz Bacher. This display of four different works, three of which are new, is curated by UCI professor Monica Majoli.