2017 Creative B Activities

This summer, the University of Florida brings a world of creativity, culture and performance to campus and Gainesville with Creative B. Creative B is art, film, dance, media, theatre and research centering around one common goal — to be creative this summer! Introduced in 2010 by the Office of the Provost, Creative B is designed to delight, educate and entertain with a wide variety of live cultural performances and interdisciplinary summer activities.

Here is a look at this year’s activities. To view this information in a calendar format, click here.

Public Art Project

Center for Arts in Medicine and Harn Museum of Art

College of the Arts

Florida Museum of Natural History

College of Journalism and Communications

Office of Undergraduate Research

Public Art Project

Currents of Data and Waterfall of Data by Julia Morrisroe
Water Reclamation tank
South Gale Lemerand Drive, University of Florida Campus

University of Florida School of Art + Art History Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting Julia Morrisroe will work in collaboration with UF art and engineering students on the creative innovation of two murals on the water reclamation tank located on South Gale Lemerand Drive on UF’s campus. Morrisroe’s murals will reflect the local community’s focus on the natural environment, the springs, wetlands, and watersheds, with UF’s technologically focused science and engineering research.

Due to the scale of the water tank, Morrisroe will create two murals. Currents of Data, created as part of Creative B 2017, will be on the southeastern side of the tank, while Waterfall of Data, a complimentary mural created as part of Creative B 2018, will be on the northwestern side of the tank facing Gale Lemerand Drive.

Production on Currents of Data will begin in October 2017 and will be open and visible to the public.

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Center for Arts in Medicine and Harn Museum of Art

Installation:
Unlimited - A creative response to living with ALS
June 27 – September 10      
Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art (3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL)
Free and open to the public
For more information: www.harn.ufl.edu

Artists Sandra Murphy-Pak and Michel Rae Varisco each create work in response to the impact that ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) has on their lives. Murphy-Pak’s journey creating art without the use of her hands has led her to explore bold colors and forms that reflect her inner universe; while Varisco’s caregiving journey led her to an expressive pictorial language composed of vibrant small-scale patterns and symbols.  Presented with the UF Center for Arts in Medicine; supported by the UF Creative B program.

Unlimited – A panel discussion on creativity and living with ALS
Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 3pm
Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art (3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL)
Free and open to the public
For more information: www.harn.ufl.edu

Join us for a panel on art and ALS, a degenerative neurological disease affecting voluntary muscle movement. Artists Sandra Murphy-Pak and Michel Rae Varisco are joined by medical experts in a discussion of ALS and creative activity as a response of individuals and families affected by the illness. The discussion is followed by a reception.

Film Screening:
Gleason (2016, 1 hour 51 minutes)
Saturday, July 8, 2:30 p.m.
Chandler Auditorium, Harn Museum of Art (3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL)
For more information: www.harn.ufl.edu

Former professional football player Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS, shortly before learning his wife, Michel, was expecting their first child. This film chronicles a family’s remarkable response to devastating challenges.  Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Unlimited- A creative response to living with ALS, supported by the UF Creative B program. 

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College of the Arts

Swamp Dance Fest!
July 5-30, 2017
Various times
G-6 Studio, Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion (1800 McCarty Drive, Gainesville, FL)
Free and open to the public
For more information: www.arts.ufl.edu/swampdancefest

Swamp Dance Fest! 2017, directed by Assistant Professor of Modern Dance & Choreography Trent D. Williams, Jr. The Swamp Dance Fest! is a transformative four-week dance intensive intended for pre-professional and professional dancers between the ages of 18 and above. The mission of the festival is to develop dancers with a wide range of technical skills and artistic sensibilities, preparing them for the vast range of performance, choreography, and learning opportunities available to them in today’s dance field. Swamp Dance Fest! combines a rigorous schedule of classes in Ballet, Modern, Improvisation, Dance Entrepreneurship and Composition. In addition, rehearsals, performances, artists’ talks, dance films, and special projects, culminating in a performance of works created during the festival, performed by students and guests. This year’s faculty include Trent D. Williams, Jr., Stefanie Batten Bland and Juel D. Lane.

10 Out of 12
July 20-23
Constans Theatre
Directed by Russell Schultz
Tickets: $13 for UF students, $15 for UF faculty/staff and senior citizens, and $18 for the general public.
Ticket sales: University Box Office, 352-392-1653, www.ticketmaster.com

The UF Constans Theatre becomes the setting for this highly imaginative glimpse at how theatre makes its magic. This new comedy by the author of The Electric Mr. Burns immerses the audience in the middle of episodes from 10 out of 12-hour technical rehearsals of a new play, allowing the audience to eavesdrop on backstage conversations over headsets as the actors and production team try to manage their personal and professional lives. New York Magazine called 10 Out of 12 “Exceptionally funny and moving” and the New York Times found it “a wholly original love song to the maddening art of the theater.”

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Florida Museum of Natural History

Creative B Movie Series

Friday nights in July, July 7-28

Friday nights in July, the Florida Museum and Creative B will host FREE movie screenings and explore the balance between science and art. In honor of the Florida Museum’s 100th anniversary, this year’s films incorporate a time-travel element and include a discussion with our expert panel. Audience members will have the opportunity to see classic films about time travel and discuss physics, astronomy and forensics before the film with the panel. Panel discussions will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the film at 7:30 p.m. The Florida Museum’s permanent exhibits will also be open to the public for extended hours until 10 pm.

‘Things to Come’
Friday, July 7, 2017
1936. Not rated.
6-10 p.m. (opening reception is at 6 p.m.; panel discussion starts at 7 p.m.; followed by the movie at 7:30 p.m.)
Florida Museum of Natural History (3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611)
Parental discretion is advised
Free and open to the public
For more information: www.flmnh.ufl.edu or 352-273-2061

 

‘The Time Machine’
Friday, July 14, 2017
1960. Rated G.
7-10 p.m. (Panel discussion starts at 7 p.m.; followed by the movie at 7:30 p.m.)
Florida Museum of Natural History (3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL)
Parental discretion is advised
Free and open to the public
For more information: www.flmnh.ufl.edu or 352-273-2061

 

‘Time After Time’
Friday, July 21, 2017
1979. Rated PG.
7-10 p.m. (Panel discussion starts at 7 p.m.; followed by the movie at 7:30 p.m.)
Florida Museum of Natural History (3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL)
Parental discretion is advised
Free and open to the public
For more information: www.flmnh.ufl.edu or 352-273-2061

 

‘Back to the Future’
Friday, July 28, 2017
1985. Rated PG.
7-10 p.m. (Special reception is at 6 p.m.; Panel discussion starts at 7 p.m.; followed by the movie at 7:30 p.m.)
As part of the Creative B showing of ‘Back to the Future,’ the Florida Museum will display a DeLorean at the 6 p.m. reception! A special thanks to Terry and Oliver Holler for providing the DeLorean and their work to bring awareness to Parkinson’s disease and the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Florida Museum of Natural History (3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL)
Parental discretion is advised.
Free and open to the public
For more information: www.flmnh.ufl.edu or 352-273-2061
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College of Journalism and Communications

Media Effects and Technology Lab Demonstrations
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Two sessions available: 9-10 a.m. and 10-11 a.m.
UF College of Journalism and Communications Media Effects and Technology Lab
Weimer Hall (1885 Stadium Road, Gainesville, FL)
Limited to 20 students per session. Reservations required – email swagner@wuft.org to save your space

Join the College of Journalism and Communications for a hands-on experience in the new Media Effects and Technology Lab. This new lab features a variety of virtual reality (VR) experiences that offers participants the opportunity use specialized equipment to interact with a virtual environment, as well as experience 360-degree videos controlled by participant’s movements. In addition, there is a special area where physiological responses to media content (i.e. skin arousal, eye-tracking and facial expressions) can be monitored for research projects. The Lab uses both virtual reality and augmented reality to determine the best and most effective communication techniques.

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Office of Undergraduate Research

Intro to Research Class! 

What do artists, engineers, biologists, educators, physicians, writers, historians, and other scientists and scholars have in common? Want to learn how to get involved in undergraduate research?
Research @UF Summer B 
1 Credit
M/W 6th Period

For ALL majors. Research @UF is a course for all majors that provides a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and interactive overview of the diverse research conducted by UF faculty. Panels of UF faculty will discuss their individual journeys to becoming a researcher. Students will learn basic skills and how to find a research project.
HUM 2930 x 4C22 or IDS 2935 x 4D40

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