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Lobby Experiences

THE FLORIDA REVIEW

APRIL 10, 6-8PM • APRIL 17, 5:30-8PM • APRIL 18, 6-8PM
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Della Phillips Grand Lobby

Meet the dedicated team of faculty and students who bring to life UCF’s prestigious literary magazine, The Florida Review, and its online arts magazine, Aquifer. Meet the characters from our pages!

 

THE MIDDLE PASSAGE Virtual Reality Experience

FRIDAY, APRIL 17 • 5:30–8PM
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Della Phillips Grand Lobby

This experience requires in-person sign-up on the day of the event.

This virtual reality immersion project on African Captivity in Brazil from 1750-1850 lets patrons virtually live the journey from Elmina Castle in Ghana to Salvador, Bahia (Brazil). This six- to seven-week period was essential in transforming the captive’s body and mind from free to newly enslaved person. The stories are based on research obtained from visual and archival materials, the database slavevoyages.org and the numerous primary accounts from African captives, creoles, elites, ship captains and ship logs. Facilitated by faculty Yovanna Pineda, Emily Johnson, Fon Gordon, Ezekiel Walker, Marie Leticee and student Sharon Rodriguez.

 

UCF COASTAL VISION – RESILIENT COASTAL COMMUNITIES & ECOLOGIES

FRIDAY, APRIL 17 • 5:30–8PM
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Della Phillips Grand Lobby

UCF Coastal is a bold new research center that includes a stellar group of core interdisciplinary faculty who research and explore the myriad of issues impacting our coastal communities to ensure the sustainability of our coastlines and economy for generations to come. This exhibit showcases the cutting-edge research being undertaken by some of the dedicated faculty in UCF Coastal: Thomas Wahl (Vulnerability of Coastal Communities), Kristy Lewis (Estuarine Ecology) and Chris Emrich (Disaster Response Planning). This team will display the vulnerabilities of coastal communities and ecosystems under climate change conditions and provide a glimpse of how they are developing new ways of emergency management planning and response.

 

NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE

EVENING of FRIDAY, APRIL 17
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Della Phillips Grand Lobby

Designed and built by Ayelet Golan and Vandy Wood with the assistance of graduate students from the Fall 2019 Puppetry class in Theatre UCF.

 

CREATIVE FLASH Creative Writing Readings and Conjubto Kimbombó

SATURDAY, APRIL 18 • 6–7:30PM • Tupperware Brands Hospitality Suite
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Della Phillips Grand Lobby

Continuing their play with narrative generation, the UCF Creative Writing MFA students will write short plays on-the-spot by using generative prompts and audience suggestions. Audiences will select character elements, situations, problems, and “Why Today?”-s to inspire flash plays performed by two students. Once per play, the audience may choose to add in one additional element to the play, further complicating the writing process. Between plays, faculty and students will read from their original writing. Musical performances by Conjubto Kimbombó. Facilitated by faculty Terry Thaxton and students Nicole Balsamo, Madison Brake, Adam Byko, Joshua Deshaies, David K. Gibson, Kyle Kubik, Kenneth Noguera and Nicole Pendleton.


Exhibits

Creative work fills Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts throughout the week. Exhibits include art pieces from the School of Visual Arts & Design, art created by elementary school students, a historical display, literary works and more.

Tableaux Vivant students and a student playing violin.

SCULPTURES INSPIRED BY DOROTHY GILLESPIE

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Della Phillips Grand Lobby

An installation of sculptures inspired by the art of Dorothy Gillespie created under the direction of Debi Starr, working with UCF School of Visual Arts and Design faculty Ashley Taylor, Forrest Deblois and Mauro Wieser and interns Priscilla Oluwayomi Asaolu, Catherine Commons, Morgan Cook, Kelsie Harper and Alexandria Samuels.

 

ARTWORK INSPIRED BY THE THINGS THEY CARRIED

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Della Phillips Grand Lobby

3D design students create works inspired by the award-winning novel The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien under the direction of Debi Starr, with graduate assistant Annette Tojar and interns Priscilla Oluwayomi Asaolu, Catherine Commons, Morgan Cook, Kelsie Harper and Alexandria Samuels.

This project is presented in collaboration with the NEA Big Read: Central Florida.

 

ARTWORK BY DOROTHY GILLESPIE

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Della Phillips Grand Lobby

Dorothy Gillespie (1920-2012) was a well-known New York artist who developed a trademark style of painting colorful abstract forms on metal, which was then cut and shaped into willowy, ribbon-like works that are both painting and sculpture. Gillespie’s work can be found all over the country in both public and private spaces, including permanent collections of notable museums such as the Guggenheim Museum and Brooklyn Museum. She lived in Florida for a period of time and has several sculptures installed in Central Florida, including the Administration Center Garage on 300 Liberty Avenue in Orlando. Pieces on display at UCF Celebrates the Arts 2020 include: Untitled 7/20 (1995), Strolling Phantom (1999), Untitled (2003), Festival Concerto (2001), Bullrushes (2005). These works are on loan from Gary Israel and the Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation and the UCF Art Gallery.

 

“SIR BUBBLES” THE SEA TURTLE by UCF CREATE

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Della Phillips Grand Lobby

Sir Bubbles was created by Lake Eola Charter School third and fourth graders as they studied sea turtles, their habitats and water, land and light pollution. The students were taught by CREATE’s STEAM instructor Chealsea Anagnoson, and the sculpture was made possible with the help of the Sea Turtle Conservancy.

 

CREATIVE CLASH 2019

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Della Phillips Grand Lobby

Pairs of students and alumni artists armed with markers raced against the clock at UCF Celebrates the Arts 2019 to create large-format artwork, with the theme announced seconds before the start of the event. Artists: Christian Stanley ’11, Ali Castro ’13, Eboné Grayson ’16, Harry Foreman ’18, Jose Llanos ’17, Connie Cheung ’19, Kaleigh Dandeneau ’19, Jessica Tyson ’20, Quwade Bretch ’19, Jay Lohr ’19.

See the 2020 event on Saturday, April 18 at 6pm!

 

WOMEN FIRST AT UCF

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Della Phillips Grand Lobby

This interdisciplinary presentation documents the legacy of women at UCF, celebrating individuals who broke barriers and made Central Florida what it is today. Students in women’s and gender studies and graphic design collaborated in oral history interviews, research, design and installation of a series of banners highlighting women through the decades of UCF’s history. A display of fashion designs from the past 60 years, curated by Dan Jones of Theatre UCF, accompanies the exhibit.

Join us for a panel discussion on Friday, April 10 at 6:30pm.

 

ARCHITECTURE STUDENT DISPLAY

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Della Phillips Grand Lobby

Enjoy a display of UCF undergraduate architecture student models and renderings along with academic work from the University of Florida CityLab Masters program in downtown Orlando.

Join us for a speaker presentation with Brooks + Scarpa on Tuesday, April 14 at 6pm.


Off-Site Exhibitions

REPLETE EMBODIMENT MFA Exhibit @ CityArts

APRIL 16-MAY 17 • GALLERY HOURS: TUESDAY-SUNDAY, 11AM-6PM
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, APRIL 16 FROM 6-9PM

Students in the Studio Art and the Computer track explore the following themes: What is the proper response to experience? Advancing, refining, stating, and manifesting identity in physical form is a unifying experience in our lives. The works on display by young artists create a myriad of positive, life-affirming responses as individuals share their victories stating identity.

 

BIANNUAL BFA EXHIBITIONS @ UCF Art Gallery

MARCH 31-APRIL 21 • GALLERY HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY, 10AM-5PM
Opening reception dates and more information can be found at gallery.cah.ucf.edu

The SVAD Biannual BFA Exhibitions provide the opportunity for undergraduate students majoring in book arts, ceramics, drawing, experimental animation, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture to share their research and artistic practice.