Saturday, August 1, 2015

McDANIEL COLLEGE ANNOUNCES CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITIONS FOR FALL 2015

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WHERE: McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD
ADMISSION: All events and exhibitions at McDaniel College are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu.

* Denotes Cost Associated

Art Exhibitions:

For more information, including gallery hours, call 410-857-2595.

don’t fly too close to the sun: A Mixed Media Exhibition by Kyle Bauer
WHEN: Thursday, August 27 – Friday, September 25
WHERE:
Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 27, 5:30 7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

Baltimore artist Kyle Bauer combines mixed-media sculpture forms with metaphorical references to navigation.

About his work, he said, “Each sculpture is conceived with an adherence to the formalist perspective of objects, and my intention is to convey balance, tension, and control. The individual works are oriented to aid viewer as they navigate the gallery space.”

Bauer moved to Baltimore after receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 2011. He recently completed a three-year residency at Baltimore Clayworks. A 2014 Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist, he has recently exhibited at School 33 Art Center, the Walters Art Museum, Arlington Art Center and Maryland Art Place. He was also invited to speak as part of Maryland Art Place’s THIRTY speaker series, which brings attention to emerging artists in Baltimore City through a series of monthly talks featuring 30 artists under the age of 30. Bauer is a 2015 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grant Award recipient. http://www.kylejbauer.com

Skepsis: Recent Work by Breon Gilleran

WHEN: Thursday, October 1 – Friday, October 30
WHERE:
Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 1, 5:30 7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

This exhibition originated when Steven Pearson, associate professor of art and art history at McDaniel and director of the college’s Rice Gallery, suggested that Breon Gilleran collaborate with McDaniel biology professor Katie Staab and students in her comparative anatomy classes. The result is a collection “of sculptural objects and works on paper installed alongside McDaniel students’ scientific works that will transform the Rice Gallery into a cabinet of curiosities,” according to Gilleran. She promises a “freewheeling exhibit integrating art and science in an encyclopedic collection of objects whose categorical boundaries are porous.”

Gilleran grew up in Detroit, and was raised in a family of artists. She began her own formal training at Cass Technical High School, an early prototype for a magnet school for the arts, and left Detroit in 1967 for California, where she was briefly caught up in the counter-culture in San Francisco. She moved to Baltimore with her now-husband in 1978 and continued her studies in painting at Maryland Institute College of Art, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting. She later returned to school and completed her Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture at the University of Maryland in 2002.

Gilleran, an assistant professor of art at Goucher College, maintains an active studio practice and exhibition schedule, as well as works with students privately and in workshops at Area 405 in Baltimore. http://www.breongilleran.com/

Alternative Cartographies: Artists Claiming Public Space
curated by Izabel Galliera, assistant professor of art and art history at McDaniel College
WHEN: Thursday, November 5 – Friday, December 18
WHERE:
Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 5:30 7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

Other events include:

  • Curator’s Tour: Thursday, November 12, 11:30 a.m. – noon

Curator Izabel Galliera, assistant professor of art and art history at McDaniel, leads a special tour of the exhibition to learn more about the artwork and the curating process.

 

  • Wandering Shards Tour: Thursday, November 19, 11:30 a.m. – noon

Initiated and guided by artist Graham Coreil-Allan, Allan said that this “improvised, collectively-led New Public Sites walking tour will visit the invisible sites and overlooked features in the everyday environment of the McDaniel campus.” Note:  the tour, which is free and open to the public, is limited to 20 participants. Register in advance by emailing igalliera@mcdaniel.edu.

This group exhibition features works in diverse media, including sculpture, performance and video by five contemporary artists experimenting with alternative ways of making of maps and charts as multifaceted tools in claiming public space. Illustrating a major trend in contemporary art focused on direct audience engagement, two Baltimore based artists, Graham Coreil-Allen and Jason Holyman, have invited the participation of McDaniel students, faculty and staff in the creation of their works. Other artists in the exhibition include Matei Bejenaru, Daniela Kostova, Olivia Robinson and Miryana Todorova.


Music Concerts/Recitals:

For more information, call 410-857-2599, unless otherwise noted.

*Chamber Music on the Hill: Music Hath Charms
WHEN: Sunday, September 20, 3 p.m.
WHERE:
Decker Center Forum
Chamber Music on the Hill, in residence at McDaniel College, presents a performance by The Charm City Chamber Players, whose members include violists Karin Brown and Renate Falkner and cellists Steven Thomas and Daniel Levitov. Guest artists include violinists Brent Price and Christian Simmelink. The concert also includes several string sextets, including Tchaikovsky's “Souvenir de Florence.”

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and veterans, and free for children, as well as college students with valid ID. Call 410-596-1022 for more information.

Monday Night Music: Piano and Cello Duos
WHEN: Monday, September 21, 7 p.m.
WHERE:
McDaniel Lounge
McDaniel College’s Monday Night Music series features pianist David Kreider, a McDaniel music faculty member, and cellist Maxim Kozlov.

Monday Night Music: Original Music by the Jon Seligman Quartet
WHEN: Monday, October 26, 7 p.m.
WHERE:
McDaniel Lounge

McDaniel College’s Monday Night Music series highlights new compositions by members of the Jon Seligman Quartet. A composer and performer, Jon Seligman leads the percussion department at McDaniel College.

*Chamber Music on the Hill: A Night of Opera and Art Song
WHEN: Sunday, November 1, 7 p.m. (Optional dinner with the artists at 5 p.m. for an additional fee)
WHERE:
Decker Center Forum
Soprano Stefania Dovhan and pianist David Kreider, a McDaniel music faculty member, perform songs by Richard Strauss and operatic arias. Audience members also have the option of dining with the musicians during a special pre-concert meal for an additional cost. The event is organized by Chamber Music on the Hill, in residence at McDaniel College.

TICKETS: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and veterans, and free for children, as well as college students with valid ID. Call 410-596-1022 for more information.

McDANIEL String Ensemble
WHEN:
Thursday, November 5, 7 p.m.
WHERE:
Baker Chapel
Under the direction of Nicholas Currie, music lecturer at McDaniel, the McDaniel College String Ensemble performs.

Student Jazz Guitar Ensemble
WHEN:
Monday, November 9, 7 p.m.
WHERE:
Baker Chapel
Under the direction of Tim Jenkins, adjunct lecturer in music at McDaniel, students in the McDaniel College Jazz Guitar Ensemble perform jazz standards, as well as original music.

Student Chamber Music Ensembles
WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 7 p.m.
WHERE:
Baker Chapel
Under the direction of Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, this concert includes performances by the Flute Choir, Flute Quartet and Woodwind Quintet.

Student SOLO RECITAL
WHEN: Friday, November 13, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:
McDaniel Lounge
McDaniel College students perform vocal and instrumental solos of musical selections spanning from classical to contemporary.

*Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County: Magnificat
WHEN: Sunday, November 15, 3 p.m.
WHERE:
Baker Memorial Chapel
Under the direction of Margaret Boudreaux, professor and department chair of the music department, with McDaniel College organist Ted Dix as accompanist, Masterworks Chorale presents its winter concert highlighting J. S. Bach’s “Magnificat” in D major and related works.

TICKETS: $12 for adults and free for children, as well as college students with valid ID. Call 410-871-3371 for additional information or visit www.masterworksofcc.org.

Monday Night Music: CD Release Concert
WHEN: Monday, November 16, 7 p.m.
WHERE:
McDaniel Lounge
A jazz guitarist and composer, Tim Jenkins, adjunct lecturer in music at McDaniel, performs. Jenkins has released 10 CDs of critically acclaimed original compositions and many of the songs that he plans to perform appear on his newest untitled CD.

Student Voice and Piano Recital
WHEN: Friday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE:
Levine Recital Hall
McDaniel College students perform vocal and piano solos of musical selections spanning from classical to contemporary.

College Choir Concert
WHEN: Sunday, November 22, 7 p.m.
WHERE:
Baker Memorial Chapel
The McDaniel College Choir performs festive music from diverse locales and historical eras, as well as several familiar carols during which audience participation is encouraged. The choir is under the direction of Diana Sáez, a leading specialist in the field of Latin American music and an accomplished, visionary choral conductor. Pianist David Kreider, a McDaniel music faculty member, serves as the accompanist. 

Jazz Night
WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 7 p.m.
WHERE:
Decker Center Forum
Directed by Bo Eckard, senior lecturer in music, Jazz Night highlights the Thursday Jazz Ensemble, Monday Jazz Ensemble and the five-piece Jazz Combo with vocalists. Styles of jazz represented include classic big band swing, bebop, Latin, Funk, Jazz-rock and Tin Pan Alley.

College Band Concert
WHEN: Friday, December 4, 7 p.m.
WHERE:
WMC Alumni Hall
Directed by Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, the College Band features nearly 50 McDaniel students, as well as McDaniel faculty members, band alumni and community musicians, performing everything from classical to pops.

Westminster Symphony Orchestra
WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 3 p.m.
WHERE:
WMC Alumni Hall
Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, directs the orchestra, which is comprised of McDaniel students, as well as students from Carroll Community College and community musicians.

Gospel Choir Concert
WHEN: Sunday, December 6, 3 p.m.
WHERE:
WMC Alumni Hall
McDaniel College’s Gospel Choir performs spirituals, as well as traditional and contemporary gospel music, under the direction of music lecturer Shelley Ensor.