Archive for the ‘Visitors’ Category

ICE Conversation: John Michael Boling

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ICE Conversation: John Michael Boling
Wednesday, October 22 at 10 AM
ICE Office, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160

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UGA alumnus and ICE Fellow John Michael Boling talks about his diverse experiences as a media artist, associate director of Rhizome, and leader of an Internet startup.

Idea Lab is the UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. For more information visit idealab.uga.edu.

ICE Conversation: Amanda Concha-Holmes

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ICE Conversation: Amanda Concha-Holmes
Wednesday, October 23 at 4 PM
ICE Office, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160

Amanda Concha-Holmes, Willson Center Visiting Artist, works as a visual and ecological anthropologist to embrace the notion of applied documentary filmmaking. She promotes the use of art, sound, videography and an inclination for anthropological insight to improve collaborative conservation projects that raise awareness of intersections of power dynamics. Website: amandala.org

Idea Lab is the UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. For more information visit idealab.uga.edu.

ICE Visiting Artist: Cassie Meador

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ICE Visiting Artist: Cassie Meador
Monday, April 7 at 4 PM
Miller Learning Center Room 214

“I often think that I became a dancer because I grew up in a family of scientists. My parents, a neurologist and a biology professor, encouraged me to explore my surroundings. I have learned that, like the scientific process, the creative process allows us to work at the edges of what is knowable.”

Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) is pleased to host Cassie Meador, a choreographer, performer, and educator who explores environmental issues through dance and community engagement.

Cassie Meador is the Artistic Director of Dance Exchange, founded by Liz Lerman in 1976 and now regarded as one the most innovative and creatively expansive dance companies in the world. Her work is imbued with a passion for her surroundings, a belief in the human capacity for change, and a conviction that art can be a potent form of research and communication.

While at UGA, Meador will talk about future collaborations and recent work, including How To Lose a Mountain, a multi-year project that began with a 500-mile walk from Washington, DC to a site of mountaintop removal in West Virginia to trace the sources of the energy that fuel her home.

Along the way, she and Dance Exchange artists visited power plants, led movement and outdoor education workshops called Moving Field Guides, and collected stories from community members in a series called 500 Miles/500 Stories. Meador and her artistic collaborators returned to the studio to build an evening-length work that premiered in 2013 and was supported by the National Performance Network and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, and raised Augusta, Georgia, Meador received her B.F.A. in dance from The Ohio State University. She joined the Dance Exchange in 2002 and assumed the role of Artistic Director in 2011.

For more information about Cassie Meador and Dance Exchange, please visit danceexchange.org.

Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) is an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. ICE is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.

ICE Conversation Series: Creative Campus

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ICE Conversation Series: Creative Campus
Tuesday, November 12 at 9:30 AM
ICE Office, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160

Meet faculty and student representatives of Creative Campus, a student-centered arts advocacy organization at the University of Alabama.

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Join Idea Lab, a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement with topics in arts, in this meeting of their new series of informal conversations with students, faculty, and community members. For more information visit idealab.uga.edu.

ICE Conversation Series: Kit Hughes

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ICE Conversation Series: Kit Hughes
Wednesday, November 6 at 11 AM
ICE Office, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160

Meet Kit Hughes, recipient of one the first ICE Project Grants (2003) as an undergraduate at UGA, and now Managing Partner of Look-Listen, a cutting-edge design agency based in Atlanta.

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Join Idea Lab, a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement with topics in arts, in this meeting of their new series of informal conversations with students, faculty, and community members. For more information visit idealab.uga.edu.

ICE Visiting Artists: Hank Lazer and Andrew Raffo Dewar and Creative Campus

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Performance: Hank Lazer and Andrew Raffo Dewar Poetry/Music Duo
Monday, November 11 at 6 PM
Dancz Hall, Hodgson School of Music Room 264

ICE Conversation Series: Creative Campus
Tuesday, November 12 at 9:30 AM
ICE Office, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160

ICE is pleased to host Hank Lazer, Andrew Raffo Dewar, and representatives of Creative Campus, a student-centered arts advocacy organization at the University of Alabama, for two days of performance and conversation about the role of the arts in a research university.

Hank Lazer and Andrew Raffo Dewar have been exploring the improvisational performance of poetry and jazz, working mostly with texts from Lazer’s handwritten Notebooks project. At times, the performances involve music that supports, illustrates, or reiterates elements of the written and spoken text. At other times, the balance shifts in the direction of the text as a mere suggestion and the music becomes the dominant element of the new composition that results from the interaction of words and music.

Lazer is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of English at the University of Alabama, where he is Executive Director for Creative Campus and edits the Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series for the University of Alabama Press. Over the past fifteen years, Lazer has collaborated with various jazz musicians, filmmakers, choreographers, and visual artists in seeking new ways to present poetry. Lazer’s seventeenth book of poetry N18(complete), a handwritten book, is available from Singing Horse Press.

Andrew Raffo Dewar (b.1975 Rosario, Argentina) is a composer, improviser, soprano saxophonist and ethnomusicologist. Since 1995 he has been active in the music communities of Minneapolis, New Orleans, the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City, performing his work internationally. Dewar had the good fortune to study with a number of masters of contemporary music, such as Steve Lacy, Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier, Bill Dixon, and has also had a long involvement with experimental and traditional Indonesian music. Andrew Raffo Dewar is Assistant Professor in New College and the School of Music at the University of Alabama.

Links:

creativecampus.ua.edu
singinghorsepress.com/titles/n18/
adewar.web.wesleyan.edu

A student-centered arts advocacy organization, Creative Campus is dedicated to building relationships that will serve as a voice for the cultural arts. The interns at Creative Campus—forty-eight students with various majors and personal backgrounds—work with students, faculty, and community members in order to engage the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa with innovative ideas. Over the past few years, projects and events have included a student art publication, an interdisciplinary speaker series, an experimental jazz concert series, a student film festival, and the Druid City Arts Festival. By developing collaborative relationships with a wide range of community partners, interns not only learn how to work as a team but also build skills in ideation, organization, design, collaboration, marketing and media production which cultivates a skill set and sense of professionalism that translates into any field of work.