This summer, the University of Florida brings a world of creativity, culture and performance to campus and Gainesville with Creative B. In collaboration with UF’s Leo19 initiative many of the Creative B events focus on the life, works, and inspiration of Leonardo da Vinci as 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death. Creative B includes art, film, dance, media, theatre and research centering around one common goal of creativity! Introduced in 2010 by the Office of the Provost, Creative B is designed to delight, educate and entertain UF students and the Gainesville community with a wide variety of live cultural performances and interdisciplinary summer activities.
Vitruvian Women work by Allison Zuckerman
The School of Art + Art History and the University Gallery are honored to host Allison Zuckerman as the featured artist for Creative B in 2019. She will be in residence during Summer B conducting two sets of workshops with UF students.
Allison Zuckerman is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She is a rising artist experiencing incredible commercial and critical success including being the featured artist at the esteemed Rubell Collection for Art Basel Miami Beach in 2017. Zuckerman paints dramatic, large scale works, that are based on well-known art historical images and references. She considers the construction of the work as visual sampling. She samples from her own past paintings as well as Picasso, Lichtenstein, Cezanne, Matisse, among others. Female heads appear on male bodies, context is shifted between place and time. She remakes the art historical lineage and inserts herself firmly inside of this history, focused on exploring how women have been depicted by male artists throughout history.
To-date, Zuckerman has not yet done paintings about Leonardo da Vinci. Her time at UF will be a collaborative exploration and evolution of this work with UF faculty and students in honor of the Leo19 year. The Leo19 initiative is a UF-wide effort to celebrate the life, works, and inspiration of Leonardo da Vinci as 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death.
Zuckerman’s time at UF will culminate in a solo exhibition at the University Gallery that will include an artist lecture and a public reception:
Artist's Lecture Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, 6pm, University Gallery
Public Reception, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, 7-9pm, University Gallery
Unseen American Photography Installation
May 24-September 8
This installation features photographs and texts by adolescent girls incarcerated at a detention facility in Alachua County. Their work emerges from an UnseenAmerica workshop organized by Charlotte Kesl, an independent photojournalist and teacher. Alana Jackson, who has been facilitating arts workshops with justice-involved girls through the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program since 2016, led the group in developing the texts that accompany each photograph.
Harn Museum of Art (3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL)
Free and open to the public
For more information: http://www.harn.ufl.edu/otherspaces
Leonardo Da Vinci wrote, “Music may be called the sister of painting, for she is dependent upon hearing, the sense which comes second…painting excels and ranks higher than music, because it does not fade away as soon as it is born…”
When Da Vinci painted, he always sought musical accompaniment to stimulate his senses. He believed that “when all my senses were awake, the mind could be better nourished and more productive”. Additionally, he worked to improve the workings of musical instruments of the day, creating new instruments and even composing music. All of these skills combined to create the man considered one of the greatest polymaths of all time; a true Renaissance-Man and well-rounded individual – the same goals the University wishes to create in its students.
Creative B Summer Band
July 8 – August 8
The UF Summer B Band is an opportunity for UF Students, faculty, as well as Gainesville community members to participate in the art of music making during July and August. Membership is through an audition process, and rehearsals begin July 8th, 2019. A UF affiliation is not required, but participating musicians must be available for all rehearsals and the concert. UF students can earn academic credit for the Summer B semester by registering for MUN1210.
Auditions: Uploaded to YouTube and link emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 2.
Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesdays 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Steinbrenner Band Hall
Concert: August 8th at 7:30pm in the University Auditorium; free and open to the public. A combined concert with the UF Summer Band and UF Summer Orchestra. Repertoire for Summer 2019 will include works from stage, screen and Broadway, as well as light classical repertoire and American band classics
UF Summer Symphony Orchestra
July 9 – August 8
The UF Summer B Symphony Orchestra presents an opportunity for UF Students, faculty, as well as Gainesville community members to participate in the art of music making during July and August. Membership is through an audition process, and rehearsals begin July 9th, 2019. A UF affiliation is not required, but participating musicians must be available for all rehearsals and the concert. The tentative repertoire for summer 2019 includes works by Mendelssohn, Gabrieli, Balmages, Anderson, and more.
Auditions: Auditions for the 2019 UF Summer Symphony Orchestra will be done via recorded video. Video submissions should be no longer than 7 minutes in length, and must include two excerpts of varying styles (e.g. technical, lyrical). Please upload your video to youtube, and send the video link to: email@example.com. Deadline for audition video is June 28, 2019.
Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Concert: August 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Auditorium; free and open to the public. A combined concert with the UF Summer Band and UF Summer Orchestra. Repertoire for Summer 2019 will include works from stage, screen and Broadway, as well as light classical repertoire and American band classics
To reserve an audition email Dr. Chip Birkner at firstname.lastname@example.org
UF Summer Chorus
July 1 – August 9
Music in the Time of Leonardo: A Summer Choral Experience
Music in the time of Leonardo is a commemoration of the five-hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci in 1519. The program will focus on the music of Josquin des Prez, a contemporary of Leonardo’s. Both lived in Milan during the 1480s and Leonardo would have known of Josquin who had become the most famous composer in Europe at that time. Come hear music that Leonardo da Vinci would have actually heard over five hundred years ago!
Rehearsals: Mondays, July 1-August 5, 6:30PM, Music Building room 120
Performance with Program Notes: Friday, August 9, 7:30PM, University Auditorium
Led by Nandita Dinesh in collaboration with Ryan Hope Travis
Performance Dates: July 16 – 18 in the Black Box Theatre, McGuire Pavilion; July 19-21 at Actors Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St., Gainesville
A creative workshop on devised theatre and community outreach with a focus on social justice in Gainesville. It will be led by Dr. Nandita Dinesh, who has conducted community-based theatre projects internationally on the role of theatre during and after violent conflict. Dr. Dinesh will collaborate with Artistic Associate Ryan Hope Travis remotely and then will engage in a 10-day devising and rehearsal intensive on campus (July 7-18), culminating in performances on campus and in the community at Actors Warehouse.
Swamp Dance Fest!
Directed by Trent D. Williams, Jr.
Performance Dates: July 26 – 28 in G-6 Studio, McGuire Pavilion
This transformative three-week dance intensive (July 8-28) combines a rigorous schedule of classes with rehearsals, works-in-progress showings, artists’ talks, and special projects, culminating in a performance of works created during the festival. Directed by dance faculty member Trent Williams, Jr., this summer’s guest artists include Davalois Fearon, critically-acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer, and A’Keitha Carey, developer of the dance technique CaribFunk—a fusion of Afro‐Caribbean, ballet, modern, and fitness principles.
Book by Judith Williams
Lyrics by Bill Stout
Composed by Eskil Wetterqvist
Directed by Judith Williams
Performance Dates: August 2 – 4 in the Black Box Theatre, McGuire Pavilion
A romantic musical about Chance and Trevor, two up-and-coming musicians with budding issues. Chance struggles financially, while Trevor is torn by the pressure to join his dad’s law firm. As Trevor endeavours to balance his dreams and his father’s expectations, Chance sparks with Gwen, an accomplished dancer with dreams of her own—will they be able to balance their dreams with the obstacles that life has thrown at them? Find out in the world premiere of this original musical, written by theatre faculty Dr. Judith Williams.
For tickets to all events, call the University Box Office at 352-392-1653.
Creative B Movie Series
Fridays 7pm, July 5-26
Friday nights July 5-26, the Florida Museum and Creative B will host free movie screenings and explore the balance between science and art. For each film, there will be an expert panel discussion followed by a movie. This year’s film-series theme is Leonardo Da Vinci and the movies that will be screened are “Ever After: A Cinderella Story,” “Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines,” “Fantastic Voyage,” and “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.” The panel discussion starts at 7 p.m., followed by the movie. The museum's permanent exhibits except Discovery Zone, Crocs, and the Butterfly Rainforest will be open to the public for extended hours until 10 p.m. Parental discretion is advised. For more information see the links below, visit www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/calendar/tag/creative-b or call 352-273-2061.
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Research Methods at UF: How do we know?
How do artists, engineers, biologists, educators, physicians, writers, historians and other scientists and scholars know what they know? How do people become researchers? How do research practitioners approach a question or shape new knowledge within their discipline?
This introductory seminar explores the questions inherent to the practice of research within, and across, the arts and sciences. The course provides a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and interactive overview of diverse research methodologies.
HUM 12960 Section 4F72 & IDS 12961 Section 4G13
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