UGA Research Live: Humanities & Arts

UGA Research Live
Friday, December 9 at 11 AM

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Diversity, collaboration, and innovation: Humanities & arts research and practice at UGA

Humanities and arts research, teaching and practice extend across UGA and the communities it serves. The Willson Center is a focus and a hub for this established and emerging work, as well as a catalyst for new ideas and connections. With deep foundations in excellence, our humanities and arts activities are one of our gateways to international partnerships. This conversation will introduce some of UGA’s humanities and arts infrastructure, share recent innovations, introduce plans for the future, and invite a discussion of interdisciplinary opportunities for students, faculty and diverse publics.

Presenters

Usha Rodrigues
Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Chair, UGA Arts Council

Nicholas Allen
Chaired Professor in Humanities and Director, Willson Center for Humanities & Arts

Barbara McCaskill
Professor of English and Associate Academic Director, Willson Center for Humanities & Arts

Mark Callahan
Artistic Director of Ideas for Creative Exploration and Associate Academic Director, Willson Center for Humanities & Arts

The Critical Response Process in Action

The Critical Response Process in Action:
A webinar in celebration of the release of Critique Is Creative

Friday, November 4 at 12:30 PM
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Over the course of 30 years, Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process (CRP) has transformed the practice of feedback in arts, education, and civic life. Both a structured method and a flexible set of principles, CRP is now the focus of its first in-depth study in book form. Join us for this celebration of the release of Critique Is Creative: The Critical Response Process in Theory and Action to hear from co-authors Liz Lerman and John Borstel and some of 21 contributors to the book’s exploration of CRP and its applications. With samples from the book and lively conversation, the session will touch on such topics as:

– What do we mean by “good feedback” and how can it enhance creative process?

– How do feedback principles like relationship-building, agency, and inquiry function in teaching and learning?

– How can changes in the ways we give and get feedback impact current-day reckonings of equity, justice, and consent?

Produced in partnership with Wesleyan University Press and Wesleyan University Center for the Arts in affiliation with Alternate ROOTS, American Lyric Theater, Cultural Pluralism Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO), Dance & BMore, Dance Exchange, David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, Green Music Center/Sonoma State University, Jacob’s Pillow, New York Theatre Workshop, Rising Youth Theatre, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts/University of Georgia, and Yerba Buena Cultural Center.

This event is part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. More information on the 2022 Spotlight on the Arts festival, including a schedule of events, can be found at arts.uga.edu.

Down The Rabbit Hole

Down The Rabbit Hole, an Opera in One Act

Thursday, October 6 at 5:30 PM
Lyndon House Arts Center

Friday, October 14 at 5:30 PM
UGA Performing Arts Center, Ramsey Hall

All performances are free and open to the public

Down the Rabbit Hole is a one act opera based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. This production aims to engage new audiences, particularly the young and the young at heart, with both new compositions and opera as an art form while also creating performance opportunities for undergraduate singers and instrumentalists. The familiar story, presented through whimsical music, is brought to life through this operatic retelling. Music by Bryan Wysocki and Julien Berger. Libretto by Abigail A. Head. Supported in part by an Idea Lab Mini Grant.

Athens Hip Hip Harmonic Residency

Athens Hip Hop Harmonic
October Residency
www.athenshiphopharmonic.com

Launched in August 2021, the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic is a multi-year collaboration between the local Hip Hop community and the UGA Hodgson School of Music. It started with a simple question: What would happen if a Hip Hop artist and a classically-trained composer co-created a piece of music? Answer: Come to these events to find out!

Featuring
Ishues + James Weidman + Jazz Combo
Cassie Chantel + Julien Berger + African American Choral Ensemble
Celest Ngeve + Ayako Pederson-Takeda + CCE
Convict Julie + Tom Hiel + Wind Symphony
Montu Miller, emcee
Connie Frigo, producer

Composition Seminar
Friday, October 7 from 4:10-5 PM
Dancz Center, Hugh Hodgson School of Music Room 264

Join the Hip Hop artists and composers to learn about their collaborative writing process and receive a sneak peak at the musical scores that will be premiered at the October 20th show.

Common Hour Event
Wednesday, October 12 from 1:50-2:40 PM
Edge Recital Hall, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Conversation: “Where Athens Hip Hop & UGA Come Out to Play”

Meet the Hip Hop artists, composers, and ensemble directors bringing the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic to life this semester! Facilitated by Connie Frigo, producer of the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic. Artist Meet & Greet with refreshments will take place immediately following Common Hour!

The Show!
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 PM
UGA Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Hall
FREE, no tickets required

The African American Choral Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Wind Symphony, and CCE will perform world premieres of music co-created by Cassie Chantel & Julien Berger; Ishues & James Weidman; Convict Julie & Tom Hiel; and Celest Ngeve & Ayako Pederson-Takeda.

Follow the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/athenshiphopharmonic/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenshiphopharmonic
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCyXqmhqyTE8G2ke9d4-glZw

Idea Lab Conversation: Mini Grant Stories

Idea Lab Conversation: Mini Grant Stories
Friday, November 11 at 10 AM
Main Art Building Room S160

Join Idea Lab Mini Grant recipients and mentors for a reflective conversation about their projects. The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration, an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. Ideas for Creative Exploration is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.

This event is part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. More information on the 2022 Spotlight on the Arts festival, including a schedule of events, can be found at arts.uga.edu.

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts Funding Trends

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts Funding Trends
Friday, November 18 at 10 AM
Main Art Building Room S160

Link to slideshow

Link to spreadsheet

What kinds of arts projects actually get funded? Idea Lab presents a report about trends in arts funding and shares examples of recent grants awarded by Creative Capital, South Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts.

This event is part of the UGA Spotlight on the Arts festival. More information on the 2022 Spotlight on the Arts festival, including a schedule of events, can be found at arts.uga.edu.

Athens Hip Hop Harmonic performance

Athens Hip Hop Harmonic
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 PM
UGA Performing Arts Center

FREE, family-friendly, no tickets required
www.athenshiphopharmonic.com

Launched in August 2021, the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic is a multi-year collaboration between the local Hip Hop community and the UGA Hodgson School of Music, supported by UGA’s Arts Lab. It is produced by saxophone professor Connie Frigo, who developed it in collaboration with Hip Hop impresario Montu Miller and Mariah Parker (aka Linqua Franqa), along with a team of other artists, educators, and supporters eager to create music together to explore their mutual artistic and cultural curiosities. They started with a simple question: What would happen if a Hip Hop artist and a classically-trained composer co-created a piece of music? Answer: Come to the show to find out!

Building upon creative partnerships that began last year, this special show — the Athens Hip Hop Harmonic’s biggest to date — features premieres of music co-created by four Hip Hop artists and four UGA composers, performed by four UGA ensembles. There are approximately 100 undergraduate and graduate student performers involved. Montu Miller will serve as emcee.

Hip Hop artists include recent Athens Music Walk of Fame inductee Ishues, the 2020 Vic Chestnutt Songwriter of the Year Cassie Chantel, compelling and soulful alternative R&B singer Convict Julie, and dynamic poet and spoken word performer Celest Ngeve.

UGA composers include piano and African American studies professor James Weidman, commercial music and media professor Tom Hiel, composition/music education major Ayako Pederson-Takeda, and composition/performance major Julien Berger.

The featured UGA ensembles include the African American Choral Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Wind Symphony, and Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.

The project’s collaborative performances can be seen and heard on the AHHH Youtube channel:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCyXqmhqyTE8G2ke9d4-glZw