Ten pianists – all with an OSU connection – will be performing in a ten-piano concert on Saturday, July 23 at noon in Starker Arts Park. The pianists are: Cassie Fry, B.S. Music, ’15; Jill Hickenlooper, a member of the SAC Advisory Board and Corvallis-OSU Piano International; Joe Lake, current OSU student; Kathryn Louderback, B.S. music 2016; Aubrey Patterson, alumna, and Director of Choirs at CHS; Rebekah Richardson, incoming OSU music student; David Servias, OSU music instructor; Lauren Servias, OSU music instructor; Bryson Skaar, B.S. music 2015; Lucy Watts, OSU alumna. The program will include: Mvt. 1 from Symphony No. 5 by Ludwig van Beethoven; Summer Sun by Pat Holberg; Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen; Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach; Stars and Stripe Forever by John Philip Sousa; Selections from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein. The concert is presented by Play Corvallis, Play, and Corvallis Imagination Music Arts.
Fairbanks Gallery is hosting a summer-long art faculty exhibit in Fairbanks Hall, through September 28. The exhibit will include work by Evan Baden, Michael Boonstra, Julia Bradshaw, Kay Campbell, Anna Fidler, Julie Green, Stephen Hayes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelley Jordon, Andy Myers, Kerry Skarbakka and John Whitten. It will showcase a broad array of styles and approaches to creating art, with work shown in the areas of photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking and video. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extra hours during the Corvallis Arts Walk (CAW). A closing reception, open to the public, will be held from 4:30 -5:30 p.m. on September 28..
Julie Green’s work, “My New Blue Friends,” is being exhibited in the Governor’s Office of the Capitol Building in Salem, 900 Court St. N.E., July 7 through Sept. 7. “My New Blue Friends” consists of air-brushed egg tempura paintings depicting abstractions of everyday foods. Inspired by blue-flow ceramics, a technique in which the blue glaze was deliberately blurred, the series presents softly abstracted repetitive shapes in fluctuating tones of blue. Green is also a 2016 Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship Recipient.
Steven Zielke, director of choral studies, music coordinator and Patricia Valian Reser Distinguished Professor of Music was recently selected to to present in Minneapolis next March at the 2017 National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association. Fitting with the conference theme of “A Life of Song,” Zielke will give a talk entitled “Getting America Singing Again: Bringing Song Into Community.”
Theater professor emeritus Charlotte Headrick’s book, “Irish Women Dramatists: 1908-2001,” will be reprinted by Syracuse University Press. The book was edited by Headrick and Eileen Kearney. Additionally, Headrick was the dramaturg for Aris Theatre of Atlanta, Georgia, for their recent staged reading of Teresa Deevy’s “Katie Roche.” Headrick previously directed the American premiere of Deevy’s “King of Spain’s Daughter” at OSU during the 2013-2014 school year.
Kerry Skarbakka has been invited to attend the Jentel Artist Residency in Wyoming through August 13. Additionally, a series of his work will be included in “Extremely Loud and Close” at the Haifa Museum of Art in Haifa, Israel. The show runs through Jan 22, 2017. In addition to Skarbakka, participating artists include Michal Chelbin, Yosef Joseph Dadoune, Ofir Dor, Lital Dotan, Richard Drew, Galia Gur Zeev, Bas Jan Ader, Yves Klein, Shahar Marcus, Mika Rottenberg, Porat Salomon, Bill Viola. Curated by Svetlana Reingold, the exhibit is in the new exhibition cluster of a larger exhibit, “Post-postmodernism ≠ Utopia.”
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Shiao-ling Yu, Associate Professor of Chinese, presented a paper entitled “From Uncle Tom’s Cabin to Modern Chinese Drama” at the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) Conference in Stockholm, June 12-18, 2016.
Andy Meyers, art, and collaborator Craig Goodworth recently opened a the exhibit Ecotone Study #2: Liptov at LM Bohuna Gallery in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. This exhibition was supported by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Ford Family Foundation.
Joshua Reeves, assistant professor in the School of Arts and Communication, had a public translation essay published in Communication Currents. The essay, titled “The Computerized Automation of Speaking and Writing,” is the featured article in Volume 11, Issue 3 of the publication.
Lorenzo Triburgo’s (photography) piece, “For Tre” from his current project addressing mass incarceration from a queer perspective, Policing Gender, is on view at Disjecta in Salon: Portland2016 Biennial. The show opens July 9 and runs through September 18.
Instructor of music Mike Gamble recently toured with the critically acclaimed ensemble Bobby Previte and The Visitors. Previte, a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient for his work in music and composition, is a prolific composer, performer and advocate for new and improvised music. The tour included stops in Buffalo, Hudson and Brooklyn, New York and Milheim, Pennsylvania.
Instructor of music Sean Mills recently completed his fifth season as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra in Salem, Oregon. The performance included operatic favorities from Carmen, Pagliacci and Tosca; the “Adagietto” from Mahler’s Fifth Symphony; and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. Under Mills’ baton, the orchestra also presented a concert at the Oregon Capitol on June 25.
Anna Fidler’s artwork will be exhibited at the Seattle Art Fair through her Portland gallery Charles A. Hartman Fine Art from August 4-7. The Seattle Art Fair was founded by Paul G. Allen as a unique and innovative art experience showcasing the vibrant culture and diversity of the Pacific Northwest. Addtionally, she recently taught the summer workshop, Fantastic Landscapes in Watercolor, at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Oregon Coast. Her class focused on visionary artists such as Charles Burchfield, Melvin Edwards Nelson and the early twentieth century author, Opal Whiteley; who use landscape as a platform for exploration.