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Gluck Day of the Arts

Film Production, Dance Workshops Offered

UCR’s annual fall Gluck Day of the Arts Nov. 20 will welcome students from five area high schools.

(November 9, 2009)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A screen test with award-winning movie director Bala Rajasekharuni (“Blind Ambition” and “Green Card Fever”) and an introduction to experimental choreography await students from five Riverside County high schools on Friday, Nov. 20, at the annual fall Gluck Day of the Arts at the University of California, Riverside.

Students from North, Perris and Sherman Indian high schools and RCC Upward Bound, which serves Rubidoux and Jurupa Valley high schools, will participate in workshops on the UCR campus and at the ARTSblock in downtown Riverside, where they will explore the Sweeney Art Gallery and UCR/California Museum of Photography.

The Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts is the premier arts outreach program at UCR and 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.

Members of the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation will be present to observe this year’s program.

Workshops students will attend include:

Dance –Hannah Schwadron, who is pursuing an MFA in experimental choreography at UCR, will explore the world of movement and help students choreograph a dance.

Film Production – Director Bala Rajasekharuni will offer a crash course on film production, including a short scene enacted by student volunteers. He is working on his MFA at UCR.

Photography – Lisa Oppenheim, a New York-based artist, utilizes archival material to consider how history is understood in the present. Her exhibition, “Open Source,” is on display at the UCR/California Museum of Photography.

Art – Students will visit the Sweeney Art Gallery exhibition “Intelligent Design,” featuring 20 international artists exploring human interaction with animals. Curators are gallery director Tyler Stallings and artist/independent curator Rachel Mayeri.

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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