Displaying items by tag: arts and humanities

Two buildings on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus will be covered with giant swathes of colorful fabric for a large-scale art installation by New York City-based artist Amanda Browder titled “Magic Chromacity.”
Birmingham artist and University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Art and Art History alumna Celestia Morgan will have two photographic works in “State of the Art: Discovering American Artists Now,” an exhibition presented by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music’s Concert Choir has returned triumphant from a once-in-a-lifetime European summer tour, which included winning gold and silver medals in three categories at the eighth World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia.
A new session of arts education classes presented by ArtPlay will kick off Sept. 2, and registration is open now. From ballet to hip-hop dance, math art to musical theater, and fabric arts to do-it-yourself studio recording, ArtPlay offers classes for all ages each fall and spring.
The UAB Writers' Series is an annual offering of the Creative Writing program. Nationally recognized authors are invited to UAB to give readings and participate in Q-and-A sessions. Readings are free and open to the public.
The latest issue of the Vulcan Historical Review, the journal written and edited by undergraduate and graduate history students at UAB, is now available for all lovers of history to read.
The city of Birmingham is an open book for students in one UAB English course. It serves as both subject and setting for their work, which hones their skills for writing about place for different public and academic audiences. And they quickly find that Birmingham’s story has plenty of blank pages for them to fill.
July 25, 2014

Red Carpet Entrance

Sidewalk Film Festival has accepted three films produced by six College of Arts and Sciences students in the documentary shorts category.
The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes Lisa Tamiris Becker as the first Director of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA).
Five college faculty members have been chosen as Edge of Chaos Scholars along with 21 other UAB faculty and staff members. In their new role, they will be making presentations throughout the coming academic year on the problems our society has struggled to solve.
Douglas P. Fry, recently named the UAB Department of Anthropology chair, says he was interested in UAB's planned Institute for Human Rights, which was approved by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees during its June 13 meeting.
On Thursday, July 3, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music will present the UAB Concert Choir in a bon voyage concert as the choir heads to Riga, Latvia, to represent the United States in the “Olympics of choirs,” the Interkultur Eighth World Choir Games from July 5-15.
Kerry Madden-Lunsford, an associate professor in the Department's Creative Writing Program, recently talked to graduate assistant Halley Cotton about her time teaching at UAB, her projects, her role models, and her advice for aspiring writers.
June 18, 2014

The Write Stuff

More than two dozen area high school students recently participated in The Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop, hosted by the Department of English.
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