2020 Creative B Activities

This summer, the University of Florida brings a world of creativity, culture and performance to the virtual community space with Creative B. Creative B includes art, film, dance, media, theatre and research centering around the common goal of creative synergy! Introduced in 2010 by the Office of the Provost, Creative B is designed to delight, educate and entertain UF students and the greater community with a wide variety of cultural performances and interdisciplinary summer activities. Here is a look at this year’s activities.

Africa Stars 2020 July 9,15,23,29

Course on Arts, Science, and Education (CASE): The Hidden Language of Nature: The golden ratio in Arts and Nature

Course on Research & Creativity

Creative B Student Blacksmithing Workshop with the Harn Museum of Art

Science and Me: Using video to share scientist journeys

Summer Repertory Theater: Remove Before Flight

Swamp Dance Festival

“Introduction to the Florida Museum” Video Series

Florida Museum Nights Trivia

Creative B 2020 Summer Band

In, Of, From: Experiments in Sound, Univeristy Gallery

Visiting Artist Collaboration: Art + Art History, University Gallery, & Engineering Education


Africa Stars 2020 July 9,15,23,29

Africa Stars 2020 is a LIVE online multi-media artistic immersion into African culture. Experience music, dance, languages, and visual arts, spanning 4 evenings - July 9, 15, 23 and 29, 2020.

Follow international and local experts through a guided tour of African arts exhibits. Participate in music performances. Follow along in African craft-making tutorials. Move along with us in an instructional dance demonstration. Gain exposure to African languages from across the continent, through this ‘live’ on-line event.

Register on Eventbrite!

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Course on Arts, Science, and Education (CASE): The Hidden Language of Nature: The golden ratio in Arts and Nature

An interdisciplinary Course on Arts, Science and Education (CASE) themed as “The hidden language of Nature: The golden ratio in Arts and Nature” (ZOO 4926).  This course is a partnership between the Department of Plant Pathology and Lincoln Middle School. UF students will explore the presence of the golden ratio in Nature by conducting “virtual” visits to Natural History and Arts Museums in order to harness the free available online digital collections.

Students will engage in active learning activities using those virtual settings. As part of the course, UF students will co-create and conduct virtual educational activities with K-12 students to measure the golden ratio in nature and art using digitalization art pieces and biological specimens. The course aims to highlight the importance of museumcollections and their digitalization, as well as foster an appreciation for nature and the arts.

The course runs July 7-August 13th. For more information visit: https://biology.ufl.edu/syllabus/2020/summer-2020/

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Course on Research & Creativity

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.

Summer B: HUM 2930 Section 12721 & 12722 (Honors) Fall: HUM 2930 Section 15486 (Honors)

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Creative B Student Blacksmithing Workshop with the Harn Museum of Art

Leslie Tharp, a Gainesville blacksmith, and interdisciplinary UF students will work together to explore their creativity through at-home cold metal blacksmithing. Through video-based workshop demonstrations, students will develop and understanding and appreciate for the metalwork process. Then, students will connect virtually with the Harn Museum of Art’s Susan Cooksey to learn more about unfamiliar cultural objects, like metalwork in an effort to enrich their appreciation of made-objects and expand their understanding of innovation and expression. For more information visit: http://www.harn.ufl.edu

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Science and Me: Using video to share scientist journeys

The Florida Museum of Natural History, Thompson Earth Systems Institute, and iDigBio present a six-week interactive, virtual workshop aimed to work with underrepresented UF science students to develop and create short videos that share their personal journey to becoming a scientist. The workshop will culminate in a virtual film festival to showcase the videos to the public.

Learn more about the project by visiting: https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/earth-systems/science-and-me/ For further exploration visit: Florida Museum, iDigBio, and TESI

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Summer Repertory Theater: Remove Before Flight

Presented by the School of Theater and Dance. June 16-July 26, Virtual screening July 23-26. For more information visit: https://arts.ufl.edu/academics/theatre-and-dance/

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Swamp Dance Festival

Presented by the School of Theater and Dance. July 13-August 2, Virtual screening July 31-August 2. For more information visit: https://arts.ufl.edu/academics/theatre-and-dance/

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“Introduction to the Florida Museum” Video Series

The Creative B Florida Museum video series will give you an insider’s look at some of the most interesting aspects of the museum collection from the perspective of a museum researcher, curator, or staff member. Videos will reveal interesting facts about the impact of the museum’s research and collections.

A new video will be released each Tuesday during Summer B, from July 7th-August 11th. Don’t miss the inside scoop...it might help you when you attend trivia nights! For more information visit: https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu

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Florida Museum Nights Trivia

Trivia with the Florida Museum is an exciting opportunity for the UF community to engage and explore the real-world issues that are connected to the Florida Museum’s Collection and research - issues like climate change and preservation. Trivia night is an opportunity to virtually connect with others in the greater UF community, experience museum programming, and have a little fun in the process!

Trivia nights will be streaming live every Thursday from July 9th-August 13th. For more information visit: https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu

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Creative B 2020 Summer Band

The Creative B Virtual Band Project provides an opportunity for UF students, staff, faculty and community members to collectively and virtually rehearse and perform wind band music using several of the latest tools and technologies available to create a ‘virtual band’.

Video auditions are June 1- July 8. Classes begin July 6. For more information visit: www.Ufbands.com

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In, Of, From: Experiments in Sound, Univeristy Gallery

As part of the University Galleries program developed in collaboration with Creative B the gallery will be presenting In, Of, From: Experiments in Sound, an exhibition that explores new ways of understanding the relationship between art and new media, centering around the common goal of creative synergy and in the relation between art & technology. This exhibition will focus in a group of contemporary artists that have been experimenting with sound in their work and is being organized in collaboration with artists Cecilia López and Jules Gimbrone. The motivation for the exhibit is to bring to the UF and extended communities a sense of what can be done when art practices depart from a radical sense of experimentation.

For more information about the exhibition visit the UF Galleries FaceBook Page

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Visiting Artist Collaboration: Art + Art History, University Gallery, & Engineering Education

This program is an interdisciplinary partnership between visiting artists Cecilia López, and Jules Gimbrone and UF Professor Meghan Moe Beitiks, Interdisciplinary Studio Art Lecturer of School of Art + Art History, Philip Jackson, Assistant Engineer, Department of Engineering Education at the College of Engineering, and Jesús Fuenmayor, Program Director & Visiting Curator, University Galleries. The visiting artists López and Gimbrone will be giving a seminar/workshop and a talk/workshop respectively, during the Summer B semester for art and engineer students. The students will be collaborating on an interdisciplinary project combining sound, art, and engineering.

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