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Gluck Day of the Arts, Nov. 17

UC Riverside Hosts High School Students for Gluck Day of the the Arts Nov. 17

Program offers unique artistic perspectives, including a trip to the UCR ARTSblock in downtown Riverside

(November 13, 2006)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- On Friday, Nov. 17, students from Arlington, Moreno Valley, North and Ramona high schools will partake in the first of two Gluck Day of the Arts, hosted by the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at the University of California, Riverside.

Participants will be invited to take part in art history and theatre workshops, as well as to take a trip downtown to examine new exhibits at the Sweeney Art Gallery and the UCR/California Museum of Photography on UCR’s ARTSblock.
The program lasts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m and includes lunch. Stephen Cullenberg, dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, will welcome the high school students.

Each year, the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts provides fellowships to exceptional UC Riverside students and faculty to conduct arts-related performances, and workshops in schools, residential facilities for the elderly, and community centers. Participating departments include Art, Creative Writing, Dance, History of Art, Music, and Theatre, as well as the Sweeney Art Gallery and the UCR/California Museum of Photography. The Gluck program was founded in 1996 with funding from the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation.

Workshops will include:

• Exhibition: Sweeney Art Gallery
At the Sweeny Art Gallery, students will have the opportunity to view the sculpture from four artists who have chosen to use unconventional materials to explore the fine line between sublime and the absurd.

• Exhibition: UCR/CMP
Students will have a chance to examine two current exhibits at the UCR California Museum of Photography. The Ruby Satellite exhibit explores the various forms of human obsession and the actions that result. The Samurai exhibit features a series of photographs, inspired by Japanese anime and culture.

• Workshop: History of Art
Graduate Gluck Fellow Alice Park will conduct a presentation on image and text in 15th century Japanese painting based on her research and a detailed study of Sesshu Toyo’s most recognized works, Landscape in Cursive, or “Splashed-ink” style.
• Workshop: Theatre
Graduate Gluck Fellow Valerie Stulman will introduce students to the rich history of theatre, its implications on every life, its use in ceremonies and rituals, and its different elements by conducting several acting/performing exercises.



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