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The following is a comprehensive calendar of arts events at Texas A&M University through different departments. If you have an event to include in the calendar, please click here to submit it.
The Fragile Bee: Works by Nancy Macko
When: September 12 to October 27, 2018
Where: Reynolds Gallery
Event Description: The MSC Visual Arts Committee is proud to present The Fragile Bee:
Works by Nancy Macko , an exhibition looking at the relationship between technology and nature
as art. Focusing on the honey bee, this exhibition seeks to explore the power of eco-feminism
using both an artistic and scientific viewpoint. With her use of honeycomb imagery combined
with close-up photography, Macko is able to express the interconnection of life with art and
Nancy Macko is the Director of the Digital Art Program at Scripps College in California. She has
been teaching and producing art since the 1980’s–showcasing her work in more than 140
exhibitions. Using multiple mediums, her work is a striking integration of science and art
depicting the complexity of the natural world. In addition to teaching and creating artwork,
Macko is highly involved in museum and curatorial work. She has held state and national
leadership positions as an advocate for the arts. The Fragile Bee: Works by Nancy Macko is
organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates.
Opening Reception: An opening reception will take place on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 7
to 9 p.m. in the Reynolds Gallery. Receptions are open to the public. Admission is free.
Hours and Location: The Reynolds Gallery, located on the second floor of the Memorial
Student Center, is open to the public Tuesday—Friday 9 a.m.—8 p.m., Saturday—Sunday 12—6
p.m. Admission is free. Visit vac.tamu.edu for more details.
Parking: The Memorial Student Center is close to two parking garages: Cain Garage and the
University Center Garage (Koldus). Parking rates can vary. Visit transport.tamu.edu for more
Gods in the Western Midlands: The Immortal Achievements of Wedgwood, Woodall & Webb
When: February 23, 2018 – May 23, 2018
Where: MSC Forsyth Galleries
Event Description: The exhibition pairs works by 18th century potter Josiah Wedgwood with those of 19th century cameo glass artists Thomas and George Woodall who worked for the firm of Thomas Webb & Sons. These decorative artists worked in the British West Midlands some fifty miles and about 100 years apart, reproducing classical methods and forms in the midst of the Industrial Revolution.
This exhibition is a collaboration between the Departments of English and Visualization and the University Galleries. Seven graduate students worked on the catalog and the exhibition didactics, and students in Susan Egenolf’s fall undergraduate Literature and the Other Arts class researched and wrote blurbs for the Learning Gallery and as auxiliary information for biographical medallions and mythological pieces.
These events are generously supported by the Academy for the Visual Performing Arts, the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, the Department of English, the New Modern British Studies Working Group and the Division of Student Affairs.
Opening Reception: Thursday March 1, 6:00 p.m., MSC 2401 – Dr. Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, Chief Curator and The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, Birmingham Museum of Art (Alabama). Opening reception to follow in the Forsyth Galleries around 7:00 p.m.–all are invited to attend.
Admission is free!
International Film Series | Brazos Valley Worldfest 2017
International Film: “Strictly Ballroom – Australia, 1992“
When: Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 6pm
Where: MSC 4400
International Film: “Billy Elliot – United Kingdom, 2000“
When: Thursday, November 17, 2017 | 6pm
Where: MSC 2400
International Film: “Devdas – India, 2002“
When: Thursday, November 18, 2017 | 6pm
Where: MSC 2406B
Nancy Mooslin, Visiting Artist
Public Lecture: “Seeing Music in Color”
When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Noon
Where: Langford A, Technical Reference Center
Visiting artist Nancy Mooslin is a painter and interdisciplinary artist who explores relationships between color, form, and music. Creating large-scale, public artworks with interactive sound technologies, Mooslin has collaborated with composers, choreographers, fabricators, and sound and electronics technicians. Following a 25-year collaboration with composer Steven Stucky, creating two public art projects with him, most recently Mooslin completed the Moulin A Nef Artist Residency in France. On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, Nancy Mooslin will visit classes in the College of Architecture and the Department of Performance Studies.
Texas A&M Day of Dance:
When: April 7, 2017
Students 15-23, who are interested in the Dance Program at TAMU will be able to come into the classroom for a typical day in the life of a dance major. Registered participants will take three classes (ballet, modern, and Pilates/wellness) as well as receive a t-shirt and two tickets to a dance program concert that evening. Click here for more information.
Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive:
When: June 11-17,2017
Texas A&M Dance Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive is designed to provide serious dancers with the opportunity to prepare for dance at the collegiate and pre-professional level, as well as gain insight into campus life and the Dance Science Program at Texas A&M University. Participants must be ages 15-20 and have a minimum of four years of dance experience. Students will be staying in university dormitories, walking our vast campus, and working closely with dance faculty. Each day will include various classes in Ballet, Modern, and Wellness (Yoga, Pilates, etc.) as well as Improvisation and Choreography as taught by TAMU dance faculty: Carisa Armstrong, Christine Bergeron, Diane Cahill-Bedford, Michelle Strong, and Alex Pooley-Detwiler and other professional guests.
When: June 21-24, 2017
Texas A&M Dance Youth Summer Dance Intensive is designed to provide young dancers with the opportunity to explore their interest in dance and campus life at Texas A&M University. Participants must be 12-14 years of age (students must turn 12 before the start of camp) and have a minimum of one year of dance experience. Students will be staying in university dormitories, walking our vast campus, and working closely with dance faculty. Each day will include various classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Improvisation, Pilates/Yoga, and Choreography as taught by TAMU dance faculty: Carisa Armstrong, Christine Bergeron, Diane Cahill-Bedford, Michelle Strong, and Alex Pooley-Detwiler and other guests. Additionally, the students will participate in fun evening activities such as Aggie Scavenger Hunt, movie night, and site-specific dancing, etc.
When: April 6 & 7, 2017 at 7:30pm
April 8, 2017 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
April 9, 2017 at 2:00pm
Where: PEAP 207
Admission: General $10, Students & Seniors $6
Texas A&M Dance Composition II
When: May 2, 2017 at 7:30
Where: PEAP 207