College of the Arts - Events Highlights
The George Segal Gallery Presents:
September 21 to December 15
Curator: M. Teresa Rodriguez, Segal Gallery Director
The George Segal Gallery presents an exhibition of groundbreaking developments in contemporary Philippine Art that were inspired by the country’s socio-economic and political struggles during the Martial Law period leading up to the historic People Power of 1986 and, thereafter, resulting in vibrant, unique, and robust art at the turn of the 21st century. The arts of these periods, in effect, document a country with a long history of national identity issues stemming from centuries of foreign colonial rule, the challenges of democratic principles, and relevancy to the present democratic and globalized world.
Participating artists are: Leo Abaya; Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera;Buen Calubayan; Ernest Concepcion; Mideo Cruz; Imelda Cajipe-Endaya; Brenda Fajardo; Karen Ocampo Flores; Michael Rodriguez Gomez; Gregory Raymond Halili; Mark Orozco Justiniani; Julie Lluch; Athena Santosagcase-Lopez; Racquel De Loyola; Renan Ortiz; Christina Quisumbing Ramilo; Mark Salvatus; and Pablo Baen Santos.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday: 12:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; and Monday and Sunday: Closed
Calling all artists! Art Connections 10, the annual fund-raising event for theGeorge Segal Gallery, is seeking artists to be part of the exhibit on January 26-February 22, 2014
. Artists areinvited to apply to this exhibit, which offers an excellent opportunity for exposure and sales in a venue that is widely supported by Montclair State University’s alumni and gallery patrons, and the area’s many collectors, curators and art dealers.
Past exhibits have included works by many noted artists, including: ceramist Toshiko Takaeshu; painters Julie Heffernan, Ben Jones, Emma Amos, Michael Eade and Philip Pearlstein; and sculptors Willie Cole, Chakaia Booker and Tom Nussbaum. Proceeds from this event support exhibitions at the George Segal Gallery and care of the University’s permanent collection.
Deadline to apply is Sept. 20. For more information and to apply, visit here.
Leshowitz Recital Hall
September 21 • 4 p.m.
The inaugural recital of the John J. Cali School of Music Director’s Series features composer/pianist Prof. Jeffrey Kunkel, the coordinator of the Jazz Studies program, who will celebrate the release of his new recording Meu Coração Brasileiro. The recording features an outstanding group of Brazilian musicians performing Kunkel’s original compositions.
For this performance, Kunkel will be joined by two of the musicians featured on the recording, bassist Alex Rocha, and drummer Haroldo Mauro Jr., who also served as co-producer for the recording. Rounding out the ensemble for this concertare two marvelous young performers: Leala Cyr (vocals/trumpet) and Kevin Bene (flutes/saxophone).
Read more here.
This concert is part of the Director's Series of concerts to be presented each semester by the Cali School Director Robert Cart.
September 19, 20 • 7:30 p.m. **(Bonus Event at 6:30, see below for details)
September 21 • 8 p.m.
September 22 • 3 p.m.
Choreography by Liz Gerring
Musical composition by Michael J. Schumacher
Production design by Robert Wierzel
Costume design by Marion Talan
Liz Gerring’s glacier, a new dance work featuring an ever-evolving 360-degree soundscape by composer Michael J. Schumacher, explores the nature inside nature and sheds light on a raw, elemental state of existence. Over the past few years, Gerring’s unfettered physicality has garnered attention from audiences and critics alike. Her company’s signature style – athletic, precise action with an ever-rising, unstoppable momentum – is on full display in this, her largest-scale work to date.
**Bonus Event - Enrolled students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the first Sneak Peek Event of the 2013/2014 season at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 9/19, in the upper lobby of the Alexander Kasser Theater. Dance historian Nancy Dalva will host a discussion on Liz Gerring and her company's influences, methods, and impact on the world of modern dance. Free pizza and snacks provided, followed by the world premiere performance at 7:30 p.m.
"glacier" is commissioned by Peak Performances and supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
*No charge for University-enrolled students
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September 17 • 7-10 p.m.
University Hall 1070 Admission Free
Sam Pollard is a film and television editor, as well as a documentary producer. His work spans more than 30 years and includes If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise, a Spike Lee-directed follow up to When The Levees Broke. As an editor, Pollard has worked on other Spike Lee features, including Clockers, Girl 6, and Bamboozled. As a documentary filmmaker, Pollard just completed the feature-length documentary Venus and Serena.