29th January 2013

Exhibit: “Pioneers of Mass Aggie: Founders, Builders, and Innovators”
Exhibition runs through May 13, 2013. “Pioneers” is the first of three exhibits to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the University of Massachusetts and will focus on the early history of the Massachusetts Agricultural College.

Talk and reception Friday, March 1, 2013, at 4pm.

More info: http://bit.ly/exhibitpioneers.

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Exhibition: Midway
The Student Union Art Gallery presents: Rondo Scordatura, a collaboration conceived by four second-year MFA students from the University of Massachusetts Studio Arts Department (Lauren Kohne, Nour Bishouty, Priya Nadkarni, Tom Prutisto). Each artist came independently to bring new materials to the gallery and build upon an installation. Only the next artist in line was able to see the last artist's contribution--creating a situation of a "blind" collaboration similar to an exquisite corpse exercise. The final result of the installation remained unknown to all the participating artists throughout the duration of its formation.

Exhibition runs: 1/23 - 2/1

Times: Mon - Thurs 10 to 5pm
Fri 10 to 3pm

All events are free and open to the public. Made possible by the UMass Arts Council, the GSS, the SGA, and an ECSA (Engage, Connect, Serve, Achieve) Grant, which is funded by the CSD and the Division of Student Affairs & Campus Life.

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Botanical Printing: Artful Collaboration on Paper and Cloth
Works by Leverett artist Leonore Alaniz using nature printing to merge botany and art seamlessly. The technique involves inking specimens and imprinting them onto paper, cloth, and other surfaces. Through February 10. More information at:


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The Rand Theater Lecture: “Magnet’s Theatrical Labors in South Africa"
Rand Theater Lecture with members of Magnet Theatre and Professor Megan Lewis moderating. There will be a public reception in the Fine Arts Center Atrium immediately following the lecture.

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The 2012 Rand Lecture
South African performance scholar, Prof Megan Lewis of the UMass Theater Department, will discuss how Cape Town-based Magnet Theatre’s work over the past three decades has been committed to creating experiences that "shift bodies, assumptions, feelings, beliefs and understandings." Movement—physical, psychic, cultural, intellectual and political—is at the core of all their work. Operating across the transition out of apartheid and into the new democracy, Magnet has continued to make socially-relevant work, guided by archival and
movement-based research, that moves its audiences through imaginative, uniquely stylized performance events. Prof Lewis will be joined by Magnet’s Co-Artistic Directors, Mark Fleishman and Jennie Reznek, and resident performer, Faniswa Yisa, for the Rand Lecture. A reception will follow the lecture in the Fine Arts Center Atrium.

The 2012 Rand Lecture is part of the week-long multicultural residency with South Africa’s Magnet Theatre.
For more details please visit www.umass.edu/theater/magnet.php.

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Visiting Jazz Artists
Earl MacDonald & Hartford Jazz Society’s New Directions Ensemble

Jeffrey W. Holmes & 10 instrumentalists perform fresh compositions & arrangements by pianist/leader MacDonald

Tickets: $3 UMass students, $5 other students, seniors, children; $10 general public
Box Office 413-545-2511 or https://fac.umass.edu/musicanddance
Music & Dance Dept. contact 413-545-2227

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