Tuesday, June 26, 2007 * Volume 24, Number 15

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art EVENTS  


Adu Gindy's Into the Afterlife: The Price of Admission will be on display through
August 5.

Fables and Pyramids: Adu Gindy, Joy Kops, Peter Weizenegger will be on display through August 5.

“Across Space and Time: Portrait Feature,” selections from the permanent collection, will be on display through December 22.

“Black, White and Red – All Over,” illustration from the permanent collection, will be on display through October 21.

“Unsoiled,” a display of narrative ceramics, will be on display through November 11. This exhibition is guest curated by Jim Klueg, professor, UMD Art + Design. It presents eleven ceramic artists from the U.S., Canada and England who combine narrative imagery with traditional ceramic forms, complementing the strengths of Tweed’s ceramic collections.
Archetypes and Armatures: Sculpture and Drawings by John Orth will be on display through November 18.

For Tweed information go to http://www.d.umn.edu/tma, contact tma@d.umn.edu, or call 726-8222.

music and theatre EVENTS
The Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival presents weeks of entertainment.
The children’s play, A Year with Frog and Toad will be directed by UMD Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin, with music direction by Ryan Frane and is presented June 27, 29 and July 6 at 7:30 p.m., June 28, 30 and July 5 and 7 at 10:30 a.m., June 29 and July 6 at 1 p.m., and July 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. in Marshall Performing Arts Center. It’s a show for children of all ages with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale; and is based on the books by Arnold Lobel. It is sponsored by SMDC Foundation.

The opera Carmen by Georges Bizet will be performed from July 26 - 28 at 7:30 p.m., and July 29 at p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. It is directed by Earl Logan; conducted by Pierre Calmelet from the Paris Conservatoire National de région Boulogne-Billancourt, and the opera is sponsored by Charles and Carolyn Russell.

The opera Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti will be performed from August 2 - 4 at 7:30 p.m., and August 5 at 2 p.m. in the Marshall Performing Arts Center. The opera is held in collaboration with Accademia Musicale Siciliana and is conducted by Gaetano Colajanni from Palermo, Italy. It is sponsored by Robert and Ruth Ann Eaton.

An Opera Aria Gala will be held on August 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weber Music Hall. Members of the Sieur Du Luth Summer Arts Festival Opera Program will perform arias from a variety of operas in this grand finale.

Jazz Concerts produced by Ryan Frane will be performed on Mondays, July 9, July 23 and August 6 in the Weber Music Hall. Jazz with UMD pianist Ryan Frane and noted saxophonist John Salerno will be featured on July 9. Greg Moore and friends will perform Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Brazilian bossa nova music including tunes like “The Girl from Ipanema” on August 6. Jazz is sponsored by FOX 21 News at 9.

A series of Chamber Music Concerts produced by Ted Schoen will be held on July 16, July 30, and August 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Music Hall. July 16 features the winner of the Young Artists Piano Camp competition and UMD faculty performing Haydn’s “Gypsy Rondo” Piano Trio.

On July 30, the evening features Music for String Quartet and Octet including Mendelssohn’s “Octet”. On August 13, Music for Winds will be performed, including the “Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon” by Poulenc. The Chamber Music Concerts are sponsored by UBS Financial Services Inc.

A Piano Honors Recital presenting pianists from the renowned Young Artists Piano Camp will be held at 7 p.m. on July 19, 2007 in the Weber Music Hall.

Concerts by the Lake at Glensheen, produced by Lori Melton will be held on Wednesdays July 11, 18, and 25 at 7:30 p.m.. On August 1, 8, and 15, dance lessons start at 6:30 p.m. before the music at 7:30 p.m.. Hear swing music by the Jim Melde Big Band on the Glensheen lawn. In the event of inclement weather, the concerts will be canceled. The series is sponsored by WestmorelandFlint. For more information see http://www.umdartsfest.com

athletic EVENTS
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EVENTS, lectures, workshops

The 16th Annual Educators’ Institute will be held from July 9 - July 20 at UMD. Sponsored by UMD Continuing Education and the College of Education and Human Service Professions, the institute provides opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills in a concentrated format. It is designed for teachers of all levels. Courses are taught by UMD faculty and currently practicing educators. Courses are offered on an undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit basis. Many courses satisfy teacher licensure renewal and may be applicable to concentrations in the M.Ed. Program at UMD or to degrees at other institutions. Early registration is encouraged. For more information, please call Beth Ruark (CEHSP) at 726-6682, Marge Erickson (CE) at 726-6819, or visit the UMD Continuing Education Web site: http://www.d.umn.edu/ce/html/ed-institute.html.

special EVENTS

The Farmers Market at UMD - Market Day at the Plaza opens on May 16 at 2 p.m. until sellout and runs every Wednesday until September 26 in front of Kirby Plaza (outside UMD Stores). Vendors from the Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota will sell locally produced items such as vegetables, fruits, etc.
Participate in wellness classes, browse the UMD Stores Sidewalk Sale, listen to the music provided by local musicians, etc. See: http://www.d.umn.edu/umdhr/wellness/farmersmarket/
Sponsored by UofM Employee Wellness Program, UMD Human Resources, UMD Stores, Auxiliary Services and Recreational Sports and Outdoor Program

UMD is scheduled at the fair for Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25. UMD faculty, staff and students, who can provide a crowd-oriented presentation or perform music or other entertainment, are invited to participate. Departments and programs are invited to staff a table.
Go to http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/homepage/07/statefair07.html or contact Cheryl Reitan at 218-726-8996 for more information.

At Kindermusik Camp, summer camp activities, music, stories, and crafts are designed to nurture children’s natural curiosity. A variety of summer camp themes are offered to parents, infants, and children up to seven years old. The camp continues through July 31.
Find registration information at http://www.d.umn.edu/faa or call 218-341-7587.

Explore making art with the computer this summer. Four week-long sessions are offered from July 9 to August 3. Students will work individually and collaboratively on a series of projects that integrate traditional art media (painting, drawing and collage) into digital media (digital photography, animation, sound sampling and video editing.) Macintosh computers and current software such as Photohop, iMovie, and GarageBand will be used. No experience with these software programs is necessary for participation in the camp. Beginners are welcome and the art camp is for kids ages 10-14.
For information visit http://www.d.umn.edu/faa.

glensheen EVENTS
Glensheen’s Concerts by the Lake are held July 11, 18, and 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Get out your dancing shoes! The Jim Melde Big Band is back at Glensheen for these treasured community concerts. Enjoy the tunes while taking in the breathtaking view on Glensheen’s Lake Superior shoreline. Named a “best bet” by the Duluth News Tribune.
Glensheen’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily through October 21. For more information or need summer hours e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.
For more information e-mail glen@d.umn.edu or call 218-726-8910.

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