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Wednesday Memo
April 9, 2014

What's Up: Events

 

ARTS/CULTURE

BFA Student Exhibition
Through Thursday, April 10 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • The Gallery at Bloch Hall • Info: Art, 9-665-6400
Works by UM students Ellen Sowa and Jake Vernon will be on exhibit.

UM Theatre Production
Wednesday, April 9-Sunday, April 13 • 7:30 p.m. nightly; 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday • Reynolds Studio Theatre • Info: Theatre, 9-665-6200
William Shakespeare’s Comedie of Errors will be presented. Complete information appears on the features page.

UM Choral Concert
Thursday, April 10 • 7:30 p.m. • LeBaron Recital Hall • Info: Music, 9-665-6670
A UM Choral Concert will take place, featuring the University Chorus and the UM Concert Choir.

Montevallo Literary Festival
Friday, April 11 • Noon-6 p.m. • J. A. Brown Room, Carmichael Library • Info: English and Foreign Languages, 9-665-6420
The 12th annual Montevallo Literary Festival will take place, featuring authors Gregory Fraser, Tim Parrish, Wendy Reed and Caki Wilkinson. Complete information appears on the features page.

Montevallo Arts Festival
Saturday, April 12 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Orr Park • Info: Suzanne Hurst, 9-665-3766
The 8th annual Montevallo Arts Festival will take place Saturday, April 12, in Orr Park from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. This family-friendly event features the work of more than 50 artists selling their artwork in booths along Shoal Creek and the Orr Park walking trails. The booths will be organized into three sections: Fine Art (juried show), Crafts and Student Art (UM students). The music lineup includes: Riverboat John Ferguson, Sue Scrofa, Bill Bellows and Jim Quakenbush.

Davis Piano Quartet Concert
Sunday, April 13 • 2 p.m. • LeBaron Recital Hall • Info: Music, 9-665-6670
The Davis Piano Quartet will perform. Proceeds from the concert will go toward the Dr. Anthony Pattin Steinway Endowment Fund in the Department of Music. For more information, visit: Davis Piano Quartet at UM.

BFA Student Exhibition
Monday, April 14-Thursday, April 17 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • The Gallery at Bloch Hall • Info: Art, 9-665-6400
Works by UM students Helen Nelson and Hannah Stein will be on exhibit. An opening reception will take place Sunday, April 13, from 2-5 p.m.

Joint Junior Recital
Monday, April 14 • 7:30 p.m. • LeBaron Recital Hall • Info: Music, 9-665-6670
Mattie Crisp, mezzo soprano; Stacy Daniels, tenor; and Garrett Lenzie, tenor, will present a joint junior recital.

Lecture Series
Tuesday, April 15 • 4:30 p.m. • Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium, Comer Hall • Info: Art, 9-665-6400
Melissa Renn, senior curatorial research associate at Harvard Art Museums, will present “Beyond the ‘Shingle Factory’: The Armory Show in the Popular Press after 1913.” In 1913, the Armory Show — officially titled the International Exhibition of Modern Art — introduced many Americans to avant-garde European art for the first time. The exhibition included works by Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Paul Cezanne and Wassily Kandinsky, as well as by American artists. It inspired and shocked, offended and enthralled viewers. While much has been written on the media coverage of the Armory Show in its opening year, to date there has been no comprehensive study of how the exhibition was discussed in the popular press in the following decades. Drawing on new archival research, Renn explores how the exhibition was portrayed in the American media after 1913. Looking closely at the many articles on the Armory Show published in periodicals such as Life, Time and Vogue from the 1930s through to the 1970s, this historiographical study compares the varied ways the exhibition was represented in the popular press, demonstrating the key role the media played in mythologizing and canonizing the Armory Show, along with shaping its legacy as a controversial, watershed event in the history of modern art. This lecture is free and open to the public, and is part of the Martha Allen Lecture Series in the Visual Arts and the UM Concert and Lecture Series.

UM Jazz Ensemble Performance
Tuesday, April 15 • 7:30 p.m. • Palmer Auditorium • Info: Music, 9-665-6670
The UM Jazz Ensemble will perform.

UM Wind Ensemble Performance
Thursday, April 17 • 7:30 p.m. • Palmer Auditorium • Info: Music, 9-665-6670
The UM Wind Ensemble will perform.

Senior Recital
Saturday, April 19 • 1 p.m. • LeBaron Recital Hall • Info: Music, 9-665-6670
Kourtney Tigner, saxophone, will present a senior recital.

BFA Student Exhibition
Monday, April 21-Thursday, April 24 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • The Gallery at Bloch Hall • Info: Art, 9-665-6400
Works by UM student Deborah Nichols will be on exhibit. An opening reception will take place Sunday, April 21, from 5-7 p.m.

Montevallo Chorale Performance
Tuesday, April 22 • 7:30 p.m. • LeBaron Recital Hall • Info: Music, 9-665-6670
The Montevallo Chorale will perform.

UM Opera presents ‘The Mikado’
Thursday, April 24-Sunday, April 27 • 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee • Palmer Auditorium • Tickets: $15 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens • Info: Music, 9-665-6670
Mark your calendars! UM Opera will present Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera, The Mikado. Additional information is currently available at The Mikado at UM. Complete information with casting will be included in the next issue of Wednesday Memo.

ATHLETICS

Baseball
Friday, April 18 • 7 p.m. • Johnson Field • Info: Athletics, 9-665-6600
The Falcons will host North Georgia.

Saturday, April 19 • 3 p.m. • Johnson Field • Info: Athletics, 9-665-6600
The Falcons will host North Georgia.

Sunday, April 21 • 1 p.m. • Johnson Field • Info: Athletics, 9-665-6600
The Falcons will host North Georgia.

 

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