The College of Liberal Arts held auditions last week for the CLA Student Board’s annual “Gophers Got Talent” show, formerly called “Concert in The Whole." Out of the more than 40 students who tried out, only 15 will be chosen to perform at the event in December.
At McNeal Hall, design students can often be seen squinting into laptop screens, cursing Adobe software or snoozing in the lobby. Thursday morning was an exception. Students arrived excited and eager to hear from Chris Bernardi, sets supervisor of Disney Pixar’s “Coco.”
Argentine photographer Gustavo Germano’s exhibition “Ausencias/Absences" opened at Regis Center for Art on Friday night. Brought to the University largely on behalf of Spanish and Portuguese Studies Professor Ana Forcinito, the photographs confront the state-enforced disappearances that took place during the 1960s to 1980s dictatorships in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
Photographs, hung sparsely on the gallery walls of The White Page, depicted natural light in bare settings, gentle ripples in still water, lines of poetry and intimate portraits of women of color.
Henna, Bollywood, ink paintings and jazz — the theme of Friday afternoon was art. As part of their weekly meetings, Small World Coffee Hour hosted a special event in collaboration with the Weisman Art Museum and a handful of student groups to celebrate what art represents across cultures.
The College of Design recently hired Carol Strohecker as the dean, a role that hasn’t been permanently filled for the past two academic years. Previously the vice provost at Rhode Island School of Design, Dean Strohecker’s goal is to bring stability and prosperity to the college.
Participating in the University of Minnesota Art Department’s Visiting Artists and Critics Program (VACP), international artist Sonia Barrett made studio visits with graduate students, held workshops and publicly spoke about her work while in Minneapolis last week. Her talk took place Thursday night at the InFlux Space at the Regis Center for Art.
Located at the Solar Arts Building, the opening reception of Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association’s AutumNE art show featured over 150 original artworks from NEMAA artists. Live music flooded the gallery space while visitors observed a wide variety of artwork throughout Friday night.
Recently awarded the UMN Alumni of Notable Achievement Award for his work as a filmmaker and media entrepreneur, Ian Truitner was in town to see his film to its final destination at the Twin Cities Film Fest. The theater graduate sat down with A&E to discuss his past, the present and film’s future.
Saturday Night Live star Vanessa Bayer and local Minneapolis comedian Brandi Brown brought hundreds to Ted Mann Concert Hall for a two-hour comedy show Tuesday night. Organized by Student Unions and Activities, the free event was a part of homecoming week festivities.