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Gluck Fellows Host High School Students

High School Students to Visit Campus for Gluck Day of the Arts

The annual fall event on Nov. 30 offers workshops and a trip to the UCR ARTSblock.

(November 19, 2007)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Students from Canyon Springs, Moreno Valley, Ramona and Sherman Indian high schools will take part in the Fall Gluck Day of the Arts at UC Riverside on Friday, Nov. 30.

The annual event, hosted by the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at the University of California, Riverside, will feature workshops in theater and music and a trip to the UCR ARTSblock in downtown Riverside to visit the UCR/California Museum of Photography and Sweeney Art Gallery.

The program lasts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m and includes lunch.

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.

The popularity of the program illustrates the depth of student interest in the arts, said Gluck Fellow Alice Park.

“I was reminded that there is a hunger for the arts and that the Gluck program is vital to bringing the arts to our community,” Park said about last year’s Gluck Day. “The students had an excellent level of participation. They were enthusiastic and eager to ask questions and make comments. I was impressed by their level of maturity and insightful comments and observations.”
The Fall Gluck Day of the Arts will include:

• Workshop: Theatre
Graduate Gluck Fellows Molly Gross and Brenda Varda will introduce students to how theater is created and how the live performer brings a story to life. The workshop will include body and voice improvisatory exercises, discovery of a theme and story, and learning about the inner workings of a play from the standpoints of those who participate in its creation.

• Workshop: Music
Members of the Gluck Gamelan Ensemble — Adam Anderson, Kirk Chan, Julian Lozos and Jeff Zeiser — will perform and discuss the visual, musical and cultural appeal of the Javanese gamelan. The gamelan is an ensemble of gongs, gong-chime and bronze-keyed instruments. The temporal organization of the music reflects a cosmology of human and natural time, and the practice of music-making reflects Javanese cultural models of hierarchy and communality.

• Exhibition: Sweeney Art Gallery
At the Sweeny Art Gallery, students will have the opportunity to view current exhibits, including “Gabriela Leon: Sunday Walk to the Zocalo of Oaxaca.” The exhibit is a multimedia artistic response to the popular revolt and resistance that has been unfolding in Oaxaca since June 2006..

• Exhibition: UCR/CMP
Students will have a chance to examine current exhibits at the UCR California Museum of Photography: “Real Uncertain: A Conversation between Painting and Photography” and “Architecture of Resignation: Valley of the Temples, Valley of the Giants, Valley of the Five Fingers.”

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