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ICE Conversation: Stephen Wood

ICE Conversation: Stephen Wood
Friday, November 11 at 1 PM
Lamar Dodd Building Room S160

Stephen Wood is a composer, educator, and performer who travels the United States in search of inspiration from our country’s wildest places. He has served as Composer-in-Residence for Cumberland Island National Seashore, the Okefenokee N.W.R., the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Red River Gorge Geological Area, and participated in Denali N.P.’s monumental Composing in the Wilderness Field Seminar.

ICE Events During Spotlight on the Arts

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UGA Spotlight on the Arts
November 2-13
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ICE Conversation: Elizabeth Corr
Thursday, November 10 at Noon
ICE, Lamar Dodd building room S160

Elizabeth Corr, Art Partnerships Manager with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), will share examples of projects that combine art, science, and environmental activism. Sponsored by Watershed UGA and ICE.

Elizabeth Corr works with artists, architects, and designers to heighten public awareness of and interest in the environmental issues that face today’s communities. She launched NRDC’s Artist-in-Residence program and is expanding support for NRDC’s art and climate-related projects, from such organizations as the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Public Concern Foundation, and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Corr holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and gender studies and a master’s degree in African studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Arts + Environment Roundtable
Thursday, November 10 at 4 PM
Miller Learning Center Room 350

How Artists, Scientists, and Environmental Activists Can Work Together

A roundtable discussion featuring special guest Elizabeth Corr, Art Partnerships Manager with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Laurie Fowler, Watershed UGA, Chris Cuomo, Philosophy/Women’s Studies, Lizzie King, Ecology/Forestry, Nate Nibbelink, Center for Integrative Conservation Research (CICR), and moderated by Mark Callahan, ICE. Sponsored by Watershed UGA and ICE. Winners of the “Daylighting the Watersheds” Design Competition will also be announced.

Driftmier Woods Happening
Friday, November 11 at 11 AM
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A site-specific performance featuring sound and movement in Driftmier Woods, a small area of old-growth forest on campus adjacent to Driftmier Engineering Center.

ICE Conversation: Stephen Wood
Friday, November 11 at 1 PM
ICE, Lamar Dodd building room S160

Stephen Wood is a composer, educator, and performer who travels the United States in search of inspiration from our country’s wildest places. He has served as Composer-in-Residence for Cumberland Island National Seashore, the Okefenokee N.W.R., the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Red River Gorge Geological Area, and participated in Denali N.P.’s monumental Composing in the Wilderness Field Seminar. Wood received his B.A. in Composition from The Ohio State University and his M.M. in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University.

ICE Conversation: Dave McKenzie

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ICE Conversation: Dave McKenzie
Friday, March 25 at 9:30 AM
ICE, Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S160

Idea Lab welcomes visiting artist Dave McKenzie, whose work explores identity and representations of the self. His videos and performances have been included in group shows such as the 2014 Whitney Biennial and the traveling exhibition Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. Join Dave for an intimate conversation about his work and practice.

The Sun Ra Arkestra

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The Sun Ra Arkestra
Thursday, February 18 at 8 PM
The Morton Theatre

SOLD OUT

The spirit of famed jazz musician, composer, poet, and bandleader Sun Ra is alive and well in the present day manifestation of the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen, featuring a mix of classic Sun Ra big-band compositions and arrangements alongside Allen’s own compositions and arrangements that are deeply rooted in the spirit of Sun Ra.

Marshall Allen, 91, joined the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1958 and led Sun Ra’s formidable reed section for over 40 years. He assumed the helm of the Sun Ra Arkestra in 1995 after the ascension of Sun Ra in 1993 and John Gilmore in 1995. Mr. Allen continues to reside at the Sun Ra Residence in Philadelphia, composing, writing and arranging for the Arkestra much like his mentor, totally committed to a life of discipline centered totally on the study, research, and further development of Sun Ra’s musical precepts.

This historic evening at the Morton Theatre will commence with a rare performance by Athens’ own Flicker Orchestra, which provides live music for classic silent films.

Presented by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at the University of Georgia, and the Helen S. Lanier Chair of the Department of English at UGA in celebration of the centennial year of Dada and experimental art for all time.

For more information about the Sun Ra Arkestra visit www.sunraarkestra.com

Famed jazz musician, composer, poet and bandleader Sun Ra was born on May 22, 1914, in Birmingham, Alabama. He began performing professionally as a teen and, after moving to Chicago in 1945, immersed himself in jazz and the blues. Along the way, Sun Ra was influenced by space, religion and radical social movements—all of which found their way into his music. A prolific composer and record label owner, he took to wearing colorful, outlandish costumes with his band members.

One of the first, and the oldest surviving African-American built, owned, and operated vaudeville theatres in the United States, the fully restored Morton Theatre opened in 1910 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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3-color 11″x17″ silkscreen poster designed and hand-printed by Ry McCullough available at ICE – $20 while supplies last!

All photography by Jason Thrasher

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ICE Conversation Series: George Scheer

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ICE Conversation Series: George Scheer
Tuesday, October 20 at 4 PM
ICE Office, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160

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How do you describe a space that never stops changing? The Elsewhere Museum, once a thrift store, is a living museum that hosts 50 artists from all over the world year-round. Join visiting artist George Scheer, Director of Elsewhere Museum, to talk about this unique and ever-evolving art space.

ICE Conversation: Eddie Whelan

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ICE-Conversation: Eddie Whelan
Wednesday, September 2 at 4:30 PM
ICE Office, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160

Join Eddie Whelan, UGA alumnus, former ICE Project Grant recipient, and AUX video curator for an informal conversation about his work and career. Eddie pushes the boundaries of video, sound, photography, and animation in his work with bands (Grass Giraffes, Modern Skirts, R.E.M., Mekon), fashion industry (Alexander McQueen, Proenza Schouler, David Sims), and Internet art. For more visit: eddiethewheel.com/