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March 21, 2012


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Event Image Exhibition: “the invisible connectedness of things”
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The exhibit the invisible connectedness of things created by internationally recognized visual artist Kim Abeles and co-presented by the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and EcoArts Connections will be on display Tuesday Jan. 17 – Monday Oct. 1, 2012.

The exhibit is inspired by the spectacular structure, colors and longevity of lichens and the fact that they are bio-monitors of pollution. With a 16’ video wall, photos, paintings, puzzles, sculpture, “smog collector" plates and more, the exhibit explores the effects that transportation choices have on Boulder’s air quality. The project has been created in collaboration with atmospheric scientists, emissions specialists, lichenologists, transportation professionals and middle school students, among others. This exhibit is commissioned by EcoArts Connections (EAC) and co-presented by the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and EAC in collaboration with Envirotest - Air Care Colorado, Manhattan Middle School and Spark: UCAR Science Education.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

K. Meis, Spanish
Event Image Keeping It Real: Korean Artists in the Age of Multi-­Media Representation
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Opening Reception February 2, 2012, 6-­8pm with a major related symposium February 4, 2012 in ATLAS 100. Further details about the symposium to be announced.

Curated by J.P. Park, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Colorado Boulder

This exhibition comments on the contemporary state of South Korean art by offering a unique and unprecedented opportunity to experience new art forms pioneered by emerging Korean artists working in Seoul, New York, and Europe. The artists in this exhibition lead us into a mysterious, ironic, and hybrid reality, a reality that completely challenges our perceptions of the world as we are conditioned to think about it. The works on view are a series of dialogues that illuminate conjunctures between real life and fantasy which present objects and human behaviors through a creative and conceptual kaleidoscope. The virtual reality in their art—a hyper-­reality materialized in scientific, technological, and global idioms—unerringly subverts our intellectual, experienced, and intuitive knowledge about art and society. These artists belong to a new generation, born since the tumultuous social and political phase of modern Korean society subdued; without the Cold War, without riot police, yet possessing access to the larger world via the internet, opportunities to travel abroad, and products promoted locally by global corporations. The exhibition features photography, video, site-­specific installation, and sculpture and includes the work of eight artists including:

Kyung Woo Han
Yong-­ho Ji
Yeondoo Jung
Shin-­il Kim
Sun K. Kwak
Hyungkoo Lee
Jaye Rhee
Kiwoun Shin

This exhibition is generously supported in part by the NBT Charitable Trust, the HBB Foundation, Arts Council Korea, Wayne F. Yakes, MD, the CU Art Museum benefactors and members, as well as by the CU Boulder Student Arts and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) fees. Additional funding for the related symposium is generously provided by the James and Rebecca Roser Visiting Artist Program and the Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado Boulder.
Event Image Now at the Macky Gallery: Jim Sidinger
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In Plains Sight: A Personal Meditation on Colorado's Eastern Plains

The Eastern Plains of Colorado are definitely not empty of interest and devoid of beauty, as those who only photograph in the mountains might have you believe. This show of a few of my Eastern Colorado images is my attempt to offer you proof.

True, you have to invest a bit more to see that beauty. It doesn’t smack you in the face like the view of a snow covered 14’er and it doesn’t shout in your ear with the din of a tumbling mountain stream. Instead, it softly touches your heart and mind with the sparseness of its open spaces and it whispers in your ear with a prairie wind. Also, you have to invest something of yourself to appreciate this special place for what it is and what it can do for your soul. If you haven’t tried already, perhaps that investment will start here in a few minutes spent with these 25 images.

I started photographing on the plains in the late 1990s as a kind of ‘personal project’. Like most, I had been seduced by the mountain landscape. One day, out of curiosity, I decided to look east, instead of west, and have felt rewarded for that choice ever since.

Originally, my goal was to photograph in every county east of Denver and I have succeeded – over years and thousands of miles of county roads (most often named after numbers and letters of the alphabet). Now I go back, over and over again, to find those special places that I’ve I missed the first times through. Lately I have crossed the border, both literally & figuratively, as I have expanded the project to “the Great Plains” and have begun making images in Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska and Kansas.

In my career, I have photographed many other subjects and I will continue to do so. I believe, however, my passion will always remain there – on the Plains.

I consider myself an interpretive landscape photographer. I use a traditional camera with black & white film. (Yes, you can still buy it!). In my chemical darkroom, I develop my negatives and personally hand print each image on silver gelatin paper, processed to archival standards. My previous camera was a medium format Mamiya RB67 (some of these older images are here) but I now use a large format Ebony SV45Ti 4x5. I have always favored wide lenses.
Event Image The Anxiety of Influence: Selections from the CU Art Museum's Ceramics Collection
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Curated by Lisa Tamiris Becker, Director, CU Art Museum and Kim Dickey, Professor, Department of Art and Art History, University of Colorado Boulder
Drawing on Harold Bloom's seminal work of poetic criticism,  "The Anxiety of Influence," to interpret the significant role that "influence" plays within the global history, culture, and tradition of ceramics, this exhibition will present Modern and Contemporary Ceramics as well as selected historic works from the CU Art Museum's permanent collection. The exhibition will feature major pieces by Scott Chamberlin, Rick Dillingham, Arthur Gonzalez, Wayne Higby, Anne Kraus, Graham Marks, Jim Melchert, Linda Sikora, Suo Tan, Peter Voulkos, Betty Woodman and many others. The exhibition will also include works on paper by noted ceramic artists such as Robert Arneson and Ken Price to further explore the conceptual, aesthetic, and methodological influences on Modern and Contemporary ceramic artists. While many previous exhibitions have chronicled the decorative and technological influences of various ceramic traditions as they travelled across Eastern and Western cultures, this exhibition is the first to apply Bloom's complicated post-Freudian theories of "influence" to the realm of ceramics and its poetics, in order to construct a more complex understanding of the medium.
Spanish Tutoring/SPAN3001
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Span Tutoring in Development room.
3001 in 152
Event Image General Coping Skills: Drop In Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Feeling stressed, worried, overwhelmed? Come to our coping skills group to learn ways of managing stress and overwhelming feelings so you can get back on track. Presented by Counseling & Psychological Services.
Spanish and Portuguese Modified Program
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

M. Pleiss
Event Image Academic Support Group: Drop In Workshop
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

This is a drop in workshop for undergraduate students who are seeking academic based support. Topics will vary based on student’s need but may include time management, procrastination, study-skills and test taking. Presented by Counseling & Psychological Services.
Event Image UNIDAS: Drop In Workshop
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Tap into the amazing strength, resiliency, and wisdom of other Latina/Chicana women and together let’s learn how to navigate some of our everyday challenges while also celebrating the beauty of our culture. Presented by Counseling & Psychological Services and SORCE.
"The Murder of James I" : Pre-1700 British Studies Seminar
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Our speaker will be Professor Tom Cogswell (UC Riverside), who will speak on: 
"The Murder of James I" 

Professor Cogswell is a very well known scholar of early Stuart political culture who is currently working on political libels in the 17th century and the intersection of manuscript, print, gossip, and sexual smears. Professor Cogswell's presentations are renowned not only for their serious and careful scholarship, but also for being extremely entertaining. 
Event Image E.U. - U.S. Foreign Policy Panel
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

As part of the U.S. Department of State-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program, 11 statesmen from 10 European nations representing a variety of foreign affairs organizations that range from media outlets to government entities, are participating in a panel focused on E.U. and U.S. foreign policy.

Hosted in partnership with the Institute of International Education, the Colorado European Union is proud to bring this informative event to Boulder, Colorado. Please also join us after the event for a light, hosted reception.
Event Image GREATER TOGETHER: OFA Colorado Youth Summit
6:00 PM

Hosted by Organizing for America - Colorado.

  • America Ferrera, Actress
  • David Simas, Campaign Advisor, Obama for America
  • Buffy Wicks, Operation Vote Director, Obama for America
  • James Kvaal, Policy Director, Obama for America
Event Image Wednesdays at Somewhere Dinners
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesdays at Somewhere Dinners
Each Wednesday night throughout the year
This is a great way to meet new people and to practice language skills in a great setting! Check out the CU International website to find out where they are going every week:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Amy Solomon
Screening of "In the Shadows"
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Program Council is proud to present a free screening of "In the Shadows" in VAC 1B20 on Mar. 21 at 7:00 p.m. This documentary by Dan Glynn follows the personal story of Jairo, a hard-working Mexican who immigrates to the US in order to find work to support his family back in Mexico.

The film looks at current immigration issues in the United States. The story takes a dramatic turn, when Jairo's cousin is arrested by local police putting the entire family in danger of deportation.

In the movie we meet numerous people who want to stem the tide of immigration from Mexico as well as people who help those who make the long, arduous journey to new employment in the United States.
Event Image Seeing Israel Film Series: Srugim with talk back by Caryn Aviv
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Israel is a dynamic, complex, and challenging country to understand. The University of Colorado Boulder's Hillel and the Program in Jewish Studies are presenting two events on the Boulder campus that will explore some of the issues at play in contemporary Israel today. All events are free and open to the public but RSVPs are required as space is limited. RSVP to or call 303.492.7143.  

Described as a modern Orthodox Friends, this very popular Israeli TV drama deals with the lives of five singles (two men and three women) in the Katamon neighborhood of Jerusalem, Israel. 
Stories focus on the young group of friends who are trying to establish themselves in the workplace while searching for love. This group of friends includes a graphic designer, an accountant, a biblical studies major, a grammar teacher, and a doctor. What makes the show unique is the fact that all of these friends are observant modern Orthodox Jews. The show features the struggles that some of the characters have being religious while trying to date or make a living.
Although a number of areas in Jerusalem appear in the series, its focus is Katamon, the part of Jerusalem that contains a vibrant singles scene referred to by residents as the "swamp" (bitza in Hebrew). 
Srugim's co-creator and director, Eliezer Shapira, and many of its writers and production staff are graduates of Ma'ale, a film school in Israel founded to encourage production of entertainment sensitive to the nuances of Orthodox religious life.  The school's philosophy is that for there to be a vibrant Orthodoxy in Israel, there must be a vibrant Orthodox artistic culture. 

Event Image Artist Series: The Importance of Being Earnest
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

by Oscar Wilde

Aquila Theatre

Aquila Theatre’s tantalizing production of Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece overflows with humor, elegance and romantic comedy. The New York Times has described Aquila’s productions as “Gleefully engaging…almost unbearable fun…directed with inspiration and a beautiful use of physical humor.” With larger-than-life characters and memorable satirical humor, Aquila’s creative staging and sparkling flare for language make this production one not to be missed.

Preconcert Conversation at 6:45 p.m. in Macky 102.
Event Image CU Theatre: Burial at Thebes, Sophocles' Antigone
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

"The Burial at Thebes," Irish Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney's fresh, emotional rendering of Sophocle's classic "Antigone," will be the first performance in the newly renovated University Theatre mainstage.

Director Tamara Meneghini offers contemporary audiences a fast-paced, lyrical taste of Greek classical theatre. From mask to chorus the performance offers a captivating plunge into the classic Greek style. "Thebes" tells the story of Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, who is walled up in a tomb in punishment for her defiance of Creon, King of Thebes.
Event Image Doctoral Student Recital: Allan Armstrong, collaborative piano
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Benjamin Britten - The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35
Britten - Cabaret Songs
Britten - Cello Sonata in C, Op. 65

With Jeong Kwon Kim, tenor; Nicole Asel, mezzo-soprano; and Joseph Howe, cello
Event Image Pendulum New Music
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Cole D. Ingraham - Vapor (2012)
Leanna Kirchoff - corra a Dio (2012)
Mary Mixter - Four Arias from Ethan Frome
Morgan Denney - Rovescio: A String Quartet in Three Movements (2012)
Katie Mueller - "He Is Like..." (2011), Movement II: "You can love or hate him"
Willie Payne - Character Wandering (2011)

Featuring the CU Violin Studios and interactive performance of violin studios at Carnegie Mellon, Arizona State University, and Florida State University.

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