Visual and Performing Arts Lectures
"Chekhov, Viewpoints and Lecoq" Master Class by Paul Gabbard
Monday, Sept. 9, 12:30 p.m. at the Dassance Fine Arts Center
Using the fundamentals of these three approaches to movement, this master class will explore, flow, energy and spatial relationships. With a ball and a sense of play, we will find new relationships to the other participants (actors) around us and to the people we interact with in our daily lives.
Gabbard is the artistic director of Y-Not Theatre, an organization committed to producing, presenting, promoting and developing new American plays in North Central Florida. He is a member of MICHA-the Michael Chekhov Association and an alumnus of the Eugene O'Neill National Theatre Institute's Advanced Directing Program. He holds a B.A. in General Theatre from Florida State University and an M.A. in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art and Design.
"To Write in Silent Marks" an artist talk by Bethany Taylor
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 12:30 p.m. at the Webber Gallery
A talk about the artist's woven drawings and sculptures.
Bethany Taylor is an Associate Professor of Drawing at the University of Florida and has co-taught the nationally recognized foundations program (WARP) The Workshop for Art Research and Practice the past 17 years. Her teaching experience also includes graduate interdisciplinary seminars, as well as undergraduate/graduate study abroad courses in storytelling and portable art practices in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
"Countable/Non-Countable" a gallery talk by Jacoub Reyes
Thursday, Sept. 19, 4 p.m. at the Webber Gallery
Reyes work explores the confluence of cultures through the introduction of colonialism. By combining symbols from Christian, Islamic, and Taíno cultures, he investigates his personal heritage and the history of subjugation behind each of these groups. The lasting mark of these forced integrations has created social hierarchies, capitalism and other concepts entwined in contemporary culture today.
Found materials are an important part of his process. Using large sheets of wood, he carves into the material to create imagery from an ‘impure’ and contaminating post-colonial experience. Its raw, immediate and unavoidable presence closely mimics this idea.
Reyes is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Orlando, Florida. He has been featured in several publications such as The American Institute of Graphic Arts, Centric, and Artborne Magazine. A recipient of the Southern Graphics International grant award, J.R. Hopes scholarship, Master Scrounge Printer award by Ke Francis and other accolades.
"Legos, Haiku and PB and J: Connecting with your Classmates"
a Mega Monday lecture by Dr. Sarah Satterfield
Monday, Oct. 7 at 12:30 p.m. at the Webber Center. Refreshments included.
Satterfield has taught a variety of music and humanities courses at the College of Central Florida, the University of Florida, Flagler College, and Florida Gateway College. She was recently ranked the 12th leading university professor in America based on student evaluation data and awarded the prestigious Gladys Webber Memorial Endowed Chair, an endowment funding an outreach program exploring the therapeutic usages of music, art, and dance.
Satterfield lectures regularly throughout the Southeast, specializing in American music and music of the twentieth century. An experienced administrator with a broad background in the performing arts industry, Satterfield serves as Department Chair of Visual and Performing Arts at CF and managed Ocala Symphony Orchestra. Satterfield has concertized extensively, participating in premieres or performances at the College Music Society Regional Conference, National Flute Association Annual Convention, Florida Flute Association Annual Convention, and International Festival of Women Composers. She performs regularly throughout Central Florida.
Satterfield received a Ph.D. in Music History and Literature with an outside specialization in art from the University of Florida, MM in Flute Performance from SDSU (4.0 GPA), and BM in Music Education from Furman University.
Free admission to all lectures. Call the CF Box Office for more information at 352-873-5810.
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