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CLA This Week — 1/8/18


Friday, Jan. 12

Music a la Carte — Jon Sharp, guitar and Rebecca Fromherz, soprano. Noon, Memorial Union Lounge.

Upcoming Events

SAC Presents “The Pianist of Willesden Lane”Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspirational story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. In this poignant show, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most stunning music as she shares her mother’s riveting true story of survival. Jan 27, 7:30 p.m. The LaSells Stewart Center. For tickets, contact Erin Sneller at erin.sneller@oregonstate.edu, or 541-737-5592, or go to: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/events/performance-and-visual-arts-events/pianist-willesden-lane.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Sebastian Heiduschke, associate professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society, just published “Building and Sustaining Language Degrees Online: The Case of German and Spanish.” In: Sanz-Sánchez, I, Rivera-Mills, S V and Morin, R. (eds.) Online Language Teaching Research: Pedagogical, Academic and Institutional Issues. Pp. 151–171. Corvallis, OR: Trysting Tree Books. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5399/osu/ubi1.h. License: CC-BY 4.0.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Kathleen Bogart recently published the following:

  • Bogart, K. R., & Irvin, V.L. (2017). Health-related quality of life among adults with diverse rare disorders. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, 12(177). doi: 10.1186/s13023-017-0730-1
  • Bogart, K. R., Rottenstein, A., Lund, E.,** & Bouchard, L.** (2017). Who identifies as disabled? An examination of impairment and contextual predictors. Rehabilitation Psychology, 62(4), 553-562. https://doi.org/10.1037/rep0000132

Director of bands Chris Chapman was an invited guest conductor at in mid-December for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania honor band. In addition to conducting that ensemble, Chapman worked with the IUP wind Ensemble and gave a masterclass for graduate conducting students. In December, Chapman also conducted the Portland Wind Symphony in their annual holiday concert at Marylhurst University near Portland, and lead the Oregon Brass Society in a performance on the Oregon coast. 

Instructor of guitar Cameron O’Connor performed a recital in Portland as part of the OSU Mirabella Concert Series with a program including his own original compositions, works by J.S. Bach, and Barrios. O’Connor then traveled to Los Angeles where he presented a duo-recital with pianist Hui Wu as part of the Brand Concert Series.

Instructor of music Sean Paul Mills conducted the Salem Philharmonia in performances on December 2 and 3 at the Chemeketa Community College Auditorium. Closer to Corvallis, Mills lead the Willamette Valley Symphony in performances on December 9 and 10. Mills is the artistic director and founder of both ensembles. 

Art professor Julie Green recently published “Phone Book,” reproductions of paintings of phones belonging to OSU students and faculty. Published by Upfor Gallery in Portland, “Phone Book” is available at the gallery and online at https://upforgallery.com/publications/julie-green-phone-book. Additionally, she recently received the Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant, with additional support from Ford Family Foundation, to  publish an artist’s cookbook titled “Picnic Brownies Make Life Easy.” The book will be released in spring, 2018.

Art faculty Stephen Hayes’ work appears in a four person show at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, January 3-27, 2018. “Presence/Absence” features black and white artworks by Jason Vance Dickason, John David Forsgren, Stephen Hayes, and Jackson Pollock in styles ranging from abstraction to figuration. The group exhibition focuses on the artists’ use of minimal color palette to highlight distillations of gesture and form. http://www.elizabethleach.com/.

Recurring Events

The Little Gallery presents “Dreams of Cuba,” an exhibition of photography by Greg Bal. The artist is displaying photos that capture the culture and people of Cuba, which he took during a 2013 OSU study abroad program there. The exhibit also brings together work from Adam Schwartz, SLCS and six undergraduate students from the OSU in Cuba program. On view Jan. 8 – Feb. 28, with an opening reception January 18, 3:30-5 p.m.

The School of Arts & Communication, the Memorial Union and the Atelier Outotsu gallery present two print exhibitions from the Atelier Outotsu program of Huogo, Japan. Exhibition 1 runs through Feb. 23 in the Memorial Union Concourse Gallery. Exhibition 2 runs through Feb. 1 in Fairbanks Gallery on the first floor of Fairbanks Hall. All prints are available for purchase. An informal, drop-in reception will take place in Fairbanks Jan. 10 from 4:30 – 6 p.m., and a reception and talk/video presentation by printmaking professor Yuji Hiratsuka will take place Jan. 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. All are welcome.

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