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Gluck Summer Camp for the Arts Returns

The UC Riverside program will feature workshops on campus July 6-17, and at ARTSblock July 20-22 and 27-29.

(May 11, 2009)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Andean music, portraiture and developing the senses to write poetry are among the workshops featured in the fourth annual UC Riverside Gluck Summer Camp for the Arts.

The two-week camp will take place July 6-17 on the UCR campus. A second summer session, offered by the Sweeney Art Gallery and UCR/California Museum of Photography, will be held July 20-22 and 27-29 at the ARTSblock in downtown Riverside. Both summer camps are free and open to Inland area high school students. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. Friday, May 29. Applications are available to download at Applicants will be notified by June 5.

The theme of this year’s Gluck Summer Camp is “Journeys of Self: Busting Boundaries.” Workshops on the UCR campus will be held in morning and afternoon sessions. Morning workshops will include dance, creative writing and music, and will meet from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The afternoon session meets from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and will include workshops in theater, art history and art. Students provide their own lunches.

For more information about the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts call (951) 827-5739 or (951) 827-3518.

The summer workshop at Sweeney Art Gallery and UCR/California Museum of Photography – “Inland Empire: Art Marks the Spot! – will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. July 20-22 and July 27-29. Call Jennifer Frias at the Sweeney Gallery for more information, (951) 827-1465.

All workshops will be taught by graduate fellows in the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts, UCR’s premier arts outreach program, which is funded by the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation.

Gluck Summer Camp morning session:

“The Culture and History of Andean Music through Communal Body Performance.” Instructor: Mary Louise Back. Through the experience of performing indigenous and folkloric music from the Andean region of South America students can learn about the rich culture and history of Latin American countries such as Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.

“What Would Your Nose Say? A Study in Sensory Receptors.” Instructor: Victoria Tulacro. This workshop offers an in-depth understanding of what a heightened awareness of senses would mean to writing, particularly poetry. At the end of the session students will have written a collection of poems.

“Dancing Presence: The Felt Experience.” Instructor: Hannah Schwadron. The course combines influences of modern dance, hip hop and improvisation, as well as yoga techniques. Students will present original compositions in a final evening performance.

Gluck Summer Camp afternoon workshops:

“Body = Identity? The Art of Portraiture.” Instructor: Amanda Cook. Students will investigate the concepts of likeness, identity and the documentation value of portraiture. They will look at body-part reliquaries, group portraiture, the self-portrait as well as caricature and fabricated identities.

“Temporary Sculptures and Meaning through Objects.” Instructor: Nathan Bockelman. Students will be asked to examine, arrange and perform with common objects. They will create a series of temporary sculptures, documenting them with digital cameras and discussing final printed images.

“Staging the Moment.” Instructor: Alison Minami. Students will learn to loosen, stretch and expand their bodies to live in the moment when working in a performance mode. Through improvisation and scene work the course will provide concrete tools to build confidence as an actor and to create a believable character on stage.

Sweeney-UCR/CMP Summer Session

“Inland Empire: Art Marks the Spot!” Instructors: Courtney Oquist, Gluck graduate fellow for the Sweeney gallery, and Ashley Landrum, Gluck graduate fellow for UCR/CMP. Students will participate in field trips that encourage engagement and discovery of arts in the public sphere. Students will have a hands-on interaction with the spaces through intervention, installation, photography, drawing and printmaking.

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