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Arts Workshops Offered


Music in Film, Dance Workshops Offered

UC Riverside’s annual fall Gluck Day of the Arts Nov. 5 will welcome students from three area high schools.

(October 26, 2010)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A trip through UC Riverside’s new Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts and an introduction to experimental choreography await students from three Riverside County high schools at the annual fall Gluck Day of the Arts at UCR on Friday, Nov. 5.

Students from Ramona, Perris and Citrus Hills high schools will participate in workshops on the UCR campus and at the ARTSblock in downtown Riverside, where they will explore the new Culver Center and UCR/California Museum of Photography.

The Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts is the premier arts outreach program at UCR that is funded by the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation. The Gluck program, directed by UCR dance professor Susan Rose, sends university graduate and undergraduate students and performing ensembles from the departments of Art, Creative Writing, Dance, History of Art, Music and Theatre into the community to provide free arts-in-education experiences to schools and other community sites.

Workshops include:

Dance – Crystal Sepulveda, who is pursuing an M.F.A. in experimental choreography at UCR, will explore the phenomenon of chance using movement and the game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Music – Graduate Student Aaron Fruchtman will illustrate how music is used to manipulate emotions in the movies. He is working on his M.F.A. at UCR.

Photography – Kristine Thompson, assistant curator at the UCR/California Museum of Photography, and Gluck fellows David Gilbert and Kimberly Zarate will tour David Maisel’s exhibition "History’s Shadow." “History’s Shadow is a body of work still in progress that relies upon an irreducibly simple idea. Maisel’s great insight is just to have recognized that there was a remarkable subject where nobody had ever thought to look for one. The subjects are X-rays of classical Western or Asian sculpture originally made for conservation purposes,” said Colin Westerbeck, exhibition curator and director of UCR/CMP.

Art – Students will visit the Culver Center where they will see "Vehicles of Imagination," a selection of pedal cars from the David Whitmire Hearst Jr. Foundation Collection. Curators are Jonathan Green, executive director of ARTSblock, and Tyler Stallings, director of the UCR Sweeney Art Gallery and artistic director of the Culver Center. Students will also experience a showing in the Screening Room. This tour is guided by Jennifer Frias, assistant curator of the Sweeney Art Gallery, and Gluck fellows Nathan Bockelman and Matthew Shain.

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