e-Veritas Archive | January 14th, 2011

Miami Jewish Film Festival at Cosford January 22-23


Cosford Cinema will feature films from the Miami Jewish Film Festival on Saturday and Sunday, January 22-23. The 14th Annual Miami Jewish Film Festival is presented by the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). Details are available at www.miamijewishfilmfestival.com.

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Longest-running electronic music festival in the U.S. coming to the Frost School


The Frost School of Music has been selected to host the 26th Annual Festival and Conference of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS). The event will feature some 14 concerts, sound installations, papers, and two special multimedia listening rooms from January 20 to 22, with concerts taking place at Gusman and Clarke Recital Halls. All concerts are free and open to the public.

This year’s festival features electronic music icon Laurie Anderson, who has been called “America’s multi-mediatrix” by Wired magazine. Other guest artists will include computer-music pioneer Max Mathews, inventor of the first computer language to generate sounds digitally, and composer-author Jon Appleton, co-inventor of the first performance digital synthesizer. Concerts presented at the festival will include a variety of compositions for laptop orchestras, surround-sound playback, video, acoustic instruments that interact with laptops, robotic cello, iPhones, and iPads.

Guest performers will include the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, cello virtuoso Madeleine Shapiro, internationally renowned clarinetists Esther Lamneck and Arthur Campbell, and many others.

“Music and technology have co-existed for centuries,” says Colby Leider, associate professor at the Frost School of Music. “This event simply presents a snapshot of what creative people around the country are doing in the early part of this century.”

For more information, visit www.seamus2011.org.

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School of Communication, Voice of America to host conference on rebuilding Haiti

9:00 am

The Voice of America and the University of Miami’s School of Communication invite the UM community to attend Haiti: One Year Later, a conference focusing on rebuilding the quake-ravaged nation and featuring keynote speakers Kenneth Merten, U.S. ambassador to Haiti, and Haitian Ambassador Louis Harold Joseph. The conference is scheduled for Saturday, January 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Studio C at the School of Communication. Panel discussions with UM professors and Haitian community leaders will include topics such as reconstruction, politics today, and the media. Admission and parking are free. Find detailed directions to the School of Communication at http://com.miami.edu/directions. For more information, call 305-284-6748.

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UM Infertility Center to offer free consultations for couples

10:00 am

The University of Miami Infertility Center will offer free, one-on-one consultations for couples experiencing difficulty conceiving on Saturday, January 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at University of Miami Hospital, Suite 5. Consultations will be led by George Attia, director of the center and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Interested participants should schedule an appointment by calling 305-243-UMIC (8642). For more information, visit www.umic.miami.edu.

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UM’s Wynwood Project Space to present solo exhibition by Ralph Provisero


Image Credit: Ralph Provisero, "Work in Progress," 2010, Cedar and Steel.

The Department of Art and Art History in UM’s College of Arts and Sciences will present a solo exhibition by Ralph Provisero. Trinacria will be on view at UM’s Wynwood Project Space, 2200-A NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, from January 8-22, 2011. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The exhibition features three large-scale works with drawings and models. Using the patches in damaged welding curtains from the school as drawings, Provisero references time and memory, reality and the past. Distilled from these concepts are the models and large-scale works in the exhibit. They represent the formal counterpart, the spatial experience, and the present. Together these nine works unite as an installation of concept and form.

Provisero’s works have been exhibited both nationally and internationally at such venues as the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Ateneo de Yucatan, the Bass Museum, and Chicago’s Navy Pier. Part of the Lowe Art Museum’s permanent collection, Provisero’s large-scale work “Pietra Veloce” resides on the UM campus.

Wynwood Project Space is open from 6 to 10 p.m. every second Saturday of the month and by appointment. Admission is free.

For more information on the artist, visit www.provisero.com. A full schedule of exhibitions can be viewed at www.as.miami.edu/art. For more information about the exhibition or Wynwood Project Space, call 305-284-2543 or e-mail [email protected].

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