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Strategy, Love & Politics: UCI Drama Presents a Concert Staging of CHESS

October 16, 2017

STRATEGY, LOVE & POLITICS: UCI DRAMA PRESENTS A CONCERT STAGING OF CHESS IRVINE, Calif. (October 16, 2017) – UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama opens its 2017 – 18 season with a concert staging of the musical Chess, a complex exploration of strategy and love set at the intersection of US – Russia political relations. With music by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus and lyrics by Tim Rice, Chess premiered in 1986 telling the story of a match between an...

What this UCI Alum Says About Her Tony-Nominated Role in "Come From Away"

October 12, 2017

“I learned so much about who I am and who I want to be. And at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, they don’t have a program to mold one into a certain kind of actor; they give you exactly what you need… UC Irvine was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life.” – Jenn Colella

Preview: Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján

October 5, 2017

Enjoy this preview of the art exhibition Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján featuring Stephen Barker, Dean of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts; Hal Glicksman, co-curator; Rhea Anastas, co-curator; and Naiche Luján, Magu's son and respresentative for the estate of Gilbert "Magu" Luján. Film by Will Yang. Artwork used with permission from the estate of Gilbert "Magu" Luján. This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of The...

Dance Currents Inc. Presents 'One Hundred Years of Moderna Dance/A Test to Time'

October 3, 2017

Dance Currents Inc. is presenting a concert of nine Modern dances by famous choreographers, including Rainbow Etude by Donald McKayle.

"Schmitt, You and Me" by Omar Mismar

October 3, 2017

PRESS PREVIEW KIT (download) UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS SCHMITT, YOU AND ME BY OMAR MISMAR IRVINE, Calif. (October 3, 2017) – UC Irvine’s Room Gallery is proud to present Omar Mismar’s video installation Schmitt, You and Me as part of the UAG’s Emerging Artist Series, curated by Juli Carson and presented in the Room Gallery.. Mismar’s body of work – equally influenced by conceptual art, critical studies and design – is project driven. His process entails...

UC Irvine MFA Graduate Joshua Romero on Playing Statue

October 1, 2017

Article by Rachel Lee UC Irvine MFA graduate Joshua Romero works for an events company that requires him to stand perfectly still while painted to resemble marble, bronze, or gold.  

Opening celebration for PST: LA/LA exhibition Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján at UCI

September 29, 2017

  MEDIA ADVISORY Opening celebration for PST: LA/LA exhibition Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján at UCI EVENT: Celebration for the opening of Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján exhibition, part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Initiative. Guests will be able to view the exhibitions in the CAC Gallery and UAG Gallery as well as enjoy live entertainment and activities for all ages. Actor and...

Your Guide to SoCal's Biggest-Ever Latinx and Latin American Art Event (Part II)

September 29, 2017

LA WEEKLY'S Gwynedd Stuart features exhibitions in Southern California that are a part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time LA/LA Inititive.

Jennifer Bornstein joins the UCI Art faculty

September 28, 2017

The Department of Art is very pleased to announce the newest addition to the faculty, Jennifer Bornstein. Recognized professionally by awards such as the Foster Prize (Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston), a Radcliffe Fellowship (Harvard University), and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, Jennifer Bornstein is an artist with an exceptionally strong record of producing work in a variety of media associated in ways both material and conceptual with photographic processes. Bornstein is a...

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