April 25, 2016

Showcase

The UAB Departments of Theatre, Art and Art History and Music are just a few areas creating learning experiences for students that go far beyond the classroom.  And the community is benefiting as well.
Through its international and diversity programming, the College of Arts and Sciences is delivering on its promise of “knowledge that will change your world.”
Chapman’s new works were inspired by the 108 days the family spent waiting for his daughter’s heart transplant. Also featured are works made by his daughter and her fellow pediatric heart patients as they awaited organ transplants.
Jones, of Prattville, graduates April 30 with a dual degree in music and theater with honors and heads to the University of Illinois for a Master of Music degree this fall.
Students and faculty in the UAB African American Studies Program have been recognized for their achievements this semester.
Fifteen graduating Department of Art and Art History students will have their works featured in the exhibition, with a free opening reception from 6-8 p.m. April 29.
A one-night-only student art showcase “Taking Place: Photographs of Temporal Work” will be on exhibition from 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 18, presented by the Department of Art and Art History.
Hear about Indian truck and taxi art from a visiting guest artist and screen two short documentaries with guest filmmakers April 14-15, presented by the Department of Art and Art History at AEIVA.
Five top students from Birmingham City high schools are working directly with faculty and students from the Department of Art and Art History to bring their Chuck Taylor Converse designs to life. 
The fellowship will help further the completion of the first study, bilingual edition of a centuries old legal case.
Department of Music students will perform solo and piano ensemble works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Schumann, Franck, Ravel, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Piazzolla.
The musical explores sexuality, adolescent suicide, physical and sexual abuse, and homosexuality by interspersing formal dialogue with folk, pop and rock music that reveals the inner thoughts and desires of the young characters.
The UAB Gospel Choir blew the roof off the Alys Stephens Center on November 15th during their 20th anniversary concert as they celebrated with the Birmingham community.
Artist and juror Paul Rusconi selected the works by students in the Department of Art and Art History. A free lecture by Rusconi is set for 5 p.m. April 1, followed by a free opening reception.
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival awarded UAB student Russell Alexander II a national winner in Outstanding Performance by an Actor category, and nominated “SFB” for a host of awards.
Mark your calendar for IndiaFest, with free events happening all month long, including films, lectures, food, dance, yoga and music, including a live outdoor concert by bhangra band Red Baraat.
“Paul Rusconi: Emanations” is composed of paintings of artists who have transformed their fields, done by hand applying nail polish onto Plexiglas. The lecture is at 5 p.m. April 1, followed by a free opening reception.
Recordings by UAB Department of Music faculty James Zingara and Gene Fambrough are available to purchase; Zingara’s CD includes two compositions by William Price.
A one-night-only student art showcase “Woman Wielding Floss” will be on exhibition from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, presented by the Department of Art and Art History.
The UAB Department of Music’s Jazz Summit is perfect for young musicians in grades nine-12, while the Percussion Symposium is ideal for percussionists of any age. Registration is open now.
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