December 24, 2002, Volume 20 number 9

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The exhibition “Sarah Bauer, Nun’-dro” will run through January 12. Bauer is an assistant professor of Art and Design at UMD and a new media/multimedia artist who has shown in the U.S. and abroad.

“Arts Intersect”will be presented at 7 p.m. on January 10 and 11, 2003 in the Tweed Museum’s Sax Sculpture Gallery. This performance event will be a 3-D collage of live dance, music, painting and poetry, set within the Tweed’s atrium space. Artists from the UMD community include: Choreography, poetry and “Gel Babies” projected room-size by Lisa McKhann (Project Lulu, and past-adjunct faculty of Modern Dance); Original piano by Andrew Floberg (UMD Department of Music alumnus); Silk painting by Lee Zimmerman (adjunct faculty of Electrical Engineering); Set and light design by Jeffrey Petersen (award-winning student of UMD Theatre Department); Dancers Renée Moe, Missy Peschman, & Ramona Treuer (alumna of UMD dance); Poetry by Mary Kay Rummel (UMD Education Department). Plus: Spoken word by Marilyn Mayry and Althea McBurrows; Costume design by Jan Chronister and Dancer Jill Hall. A $5 donation is requested.

The exhibit “Body of Clay - Soul of Fire: Richard Bresnahan and Art from the Saint John’s Pottery” will be on exhibit from January 14 - March 23. A reception and short lecture will be held at the at 6 p.m. on February 4 in the Tweed. “Body of Clay - Soul of Fire” features 46 works by artists associated with St. John’s Pottery over the past twenty years, including works by eleven artists sponsored by the Grotto Foundation, and by twenty artists who have held Jerome Foundation-sponsored residencies at the pottery studio. Some of their work echoes Bresnahan’s style with its subtle coloration and irregular splashes of natural ash glaze achieved from being fired in the studio’s wood-fired kiln. Others reflect the independent directions taken by artists after working at the studio. Richard Bresnahan presents an artist lecture on February 4 at 10 a.m. in the Tweed Museum of Art. The exhibition is accompanied by the recently released 230-page book Body of Clay, Soul of Fire: Richard Bresnahan and the Saint John’s Pottery, written by Matthew Welch The book is available for purchase in the Tweed Museum Store.

For more information regarding exhibitions and lectures, call Mary at the Tweed Museum of Art at 726-7823.

music EVENTS

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theatre EVENTS

A benefit performance of Blur will be presented on Sunday, January 19 to help defray the costs to send UMD Theatre students to the regional competition at the University of Northern Iowa. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. on the mainstage of the Marshall Performing Arts Center. Benefit tickets are available at $15 and UMD students tickets at $7. Call the UMD Box Office at 218-726-8561 or 218-726-8564.

The School for Scandal
The School for Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan will run February 13 - 16 and 19 - 22, at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The School for Scandal has been considered one of the greatest comedy of manners in the English language and is one of Sheridan’s masterpieces. The School for Scandal exposes our human foibles through a rich group of characters and is guaranteed to have you laughing at yourself. For ticket information call 726-8561..

EVENTS workshops/lectures

The Department of Chemistry invites you to the Fifth Annual Undergraduate Symposium on April 11 - 12, in the UMD Ballroom. Senior students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will present research. Marion Thurnauer, Director of the Chemistry Division of Argonne National Laboratories, will present the opening lecture. .

EVENTS classes

Duluth’s Office of Human Rights presents “What Is It and Why Do We Need It?” at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, in the Griggs Center. Maureen Bye, Duluth’s first Human Rights Officer, will discuss efforts by the city of Duluth to enforce the 2001 Human Rights ordinance. Bye served on Duluth’s City Council, as the executive director of the Arrowhead Food Bank, and most recently completed training as a mediator in civil or family law disputes as qualified by the Supreme Court of Minnesota.

Tim Schandel presents “The Depot That Endured,” on Wednesday, January 29, at 1:15 p.m. in Kirby Ballroom C.
Learn the 110-year history of this Duluth landmark from Schandel, a life-long resident of Duluth and a 25-year employee of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.

UMD faculty member Ann Anderson is joined by Judith Arnold to present “Sophisticated Ladies,” on Wednesday, February 12, at 1:15 p.m. in Kirby Ballroom C, as a salute to women composers. Both women are accomplished musicians and performed this recital program in the Tweed last year.

University for Seniors Lectures are commonly held on Wednesday afternoons, are free and open to the public. A question and answer session follows each 45 minute lecture. For more information contact Carole Schweiger at 726-7637.


special EVENTS


The Recreational Sports and Outdoor Program will be throwing a “Let’s Have A Ball” party on Tuesday, December 31, from 4 - 8 p.m at the Sports and Health Center. There will be skating, swimming, rollerblading, rock climbing, basketball, volleyball, face painting, obstacle course, moon-walk, and family films shown throughout the evening. For more information call 726-7128.


glensheen EVENTS

The sights and sounds of the holiday season will greet you at Glensheen Historic Estate, which is decorated for the holidays. Holiday brunches will be offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in December. Take a self-guided tour and enjoy the festive décor throughout Glensheen’s main house, then settle down in the winter garden for a holiday brunch. Self-guided tours start at 9:30 a.m., brunch begins at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required.
Guided tours are offered at Glensheen from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the winter months. Call 726-8910 or toll-free: 888-454-GLEN (4536) for more information.

This New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, December 31, enjoy a self-guided tour through Glensheen’s decorated main house and then settle down in Glensheen’s dining room for an elegant dinner. The first seating will start at 4:30 p.m. with a self-guided tour and 5:30 p.m. dinner. The second seating will start at 7 p.m. with a self-guided tour and an 8 p.m. dinner. Call 726-8910 to make your reservation.

The UMD School of Fine Arts presents Mardi Gras 2003 at Glensheen on Friday, February 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. This event includes music, theater, art & design, silent auction, French-Acadian cuisine and an ambiance in the tradition of New Orleans. Prepaid reservations are required and will be limited. Call 726-8921 for more information.



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