Kuhl & Leyton's collaborative work explores the American and global culture of crime and its relationship to fame, media and the bizarre. The solo exhibition at Grand Central Art Center marks the US premiere of their new body of work, which focuses on the subject of white-collar crimes. The artists draw inspiration from both obscure and popular subjects in the news, on the internet and television. Their primary medium is tape on paper.
Elite Deviance is a solo exhibition exploring white-colar crimes.
Through May 12, 2013 8 p.m.: May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 2 p.m.: May 4, 5, 11, 12
This campy, romantic, darkly funny takeoff on Shakespeare’s The Tempest is a grand theatrical journey with heroes and horrors to rival the best of Hollywood! “Aguirre-Sacasa has written a play that is really more about the power and quite literally about the magic of theater…featuring a monstrous villain, his nasty henchmen, and a team of motley misfits scrambling to save the world.” Washington City Paper
by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa • Directed by Travis Donnelly
G. Ray Kerciu: Radical Retrospective
Curators: Begovich Gallery Director, Mike McGee
Through May 25, 2013
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday
Kerciu rose to prominence in the art world in 1963 after his solo exhibition at the University of Mississippi. On exhibit was a series of paintings that depicted the Confederate flag surrounded by segregationist slogans. These were a response to the riots going on around him as the institution was attempting to desegregate. Kerciu was arrested, and charges were brought against him for allegedly violating a state law prohibiting desecration of the Confederate flag. This ushered in a brief period of intense media attention, and Kerciu was featured in publications such as Artnews, Artforum, and World Book Encyclopedia.
The following year Kerciu accepted a teaching post at what is now known as California State University, Fullerton where he taught until his retirement in 2002. Through the years his artistic explorations expanded beyond his original assignment to lead the printmaking department. He was featured as a guest artist in prestigious print houses, such as Tamarind in Los Angeles and the William Hayter Atelier in Paris. He also became interested in working with stained glass and for a time worked almost exclusively with that art form.
More than a decade after his retirement from teaching and fifty years after his whirlwind introduction into the art world, Kerciu remains committed to his art. His latest series, The Tower, is a body of work that defines three-dimensional forms through the exclusive use of line. It has evolved gradually from paintings featuring the pyramid, which later progressed into sculptural exploration of the pyramid and obelisk, and eventually into his most recent architectural towers. As in all of Kerciu’s work, this latest endeavor stems from his aim to continually artistically challenge himself. His tireless pursuit of innovation in material, form and subject can be witnessed and appreciated in this celebration of the artist’s long and diverse artistic career. This exhibition will take a comprehensive look at more than fifty works including paintings, prints, glasswork and sculpture from all phases of the artist’s development.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall
Mitchell Fennell, director
We believe that music is a life-long activity, and want every student regardless of their major to have an opportunity to continue playing. The University Band is designed and structured for the student pursuing music as a hobby. The ensemble is conducted by Dr. Fennell and assisted by graduate students, making this a unique learning opportunity for ensemble members and conductors alike.
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Fullerton Jazz Orchestra featuring Grammy-winning bassist, composer and arranger John Clayton
Bill Cunliffe, director
Friday, May 3, 2013, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall
On May 2-3, 2013 the Fullerton Jazz Orchestra will welcome Grammy-winning bassist, composer and arranger John Clayton for a residency, including clinics on the 2nd and 3rd, and a performance on May 3 at 8PM in Meng Concert Hall. Clayton will play and conduct selections from his many albums with the Clayton Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, of which he is a founding member.
May 3 - May 18, 2013 8 pm: May 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18
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Peter Mennin: Canzona Aaron Copland (arr. Patterson, Merlin): Down a Country Lane Morton Gould: Symphony for Band Samuel Barber: Commando March Morton Gould: Ballad for Band Robert Russell Bennett: Symphonic Songs for Band
The Fullerton Jazz Big Band and Fullerton Latin Ensemble welcome legendary conga player, salsa singer and bandleader Poncho Sanchez and trombonist/composer Francisco Torres for clinics and a performance in Meng Concert Hall. For more than three decades as a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources. The Grammy winner, who grew up in Norwalk, Calif., was a longtime member of vibraphonist Cal Tjader's band and has worked with such diverse talents as Freddie Hubbard, Tito Puente, Dianne Reeves and Terence Blanchard. Francisco Torres has been an integral part of the sound of Poncho Sanchez's Latin Jazz Band not only as a soloist but also as musical director, arranger and producer. The versatile performer is also a member of Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band. Torres, who has recorded with numerous Latin and jazz greats, has worked extensively as well in TV and film.
University Wind Symphony
Mitchell Fennell, director
Friday, May 10, 2013, 8pm
Meng Concert Hall
Aaron Copland: An Outdoor Overture
Donald Grantham: Southern Harmony
Darius Milhaud: La Creation Du Monde (The Creation of the World)
Morton Gould: American Salute
Aaron Copland: Lincoln Portrait - Dr. Joe Arnold, Dean of the College of the Arts, Narrator In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg
Morton Gould: Sante Fe Saga In celebration of Morton Gould’s 100th birthday