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News Release: Spring 2017 Events at McDaniel College

McDaniel College Office of Communications and Marketing masthead.
February 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Updated: Feb. 14, 2017

Contact: Cheryl Knauer
410-857-2294
cknauer@mcdaniel.edu

 

McDANIEL COLLEGE ANNOUNCES CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITIONS FOR SPRING 2017

McDaniel offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events, which are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted). 


WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the spring of 2017. 

All events and exhibitions at McDaniel College are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. McDaniel College is located at 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. 

For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu

SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE
* Denotes Cost Associated

Art Exhibitions:
For more information, including gallery hours, call 410-857-2595.

NOTIONS OF PLACE: FOUR ALUMNAE, FOUR INTERPRETATIONS 
Thursday, Jan. 26–Friday, Feb. 24
Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall

Opening Reception: Thursday, Jan. 26, 5:30–7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

This exhibition features works by four McDaniel alumnae, including Caitlin Bennett, a 2013 graduate from Bothell, Wash., Sara Caporaletti, a 2014 graduate from Damascus, Md., Julia “Cheeny” Celebrado-Royer, a 2014 graduate from Baltimore, and chanan delivuk, a 2008 graduate from Baltimore. 

Caitlin Bennett displays postcards from her “Greetings from America” series created in response to the media coverage of the race riots in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore, while Sara Caporaletti displays her recent mixed media work examining her experiences as a practicing Catholic. A Filipino artist, Julia “Cheeny” Celebrado-Royer creates installations, sculptures and conceptual works using discarded, recycled and re-purposed materials. In addition, chanan delivuk uses new media, including photography, video and audio, to create installations that focus on family, conversation and food, such as “navigating family in an unfamiliar place” about her trip to Croatia. 

STUDENT HONORS EXHIBITION
Thursday, March 2–Friday, March 17
Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 2, 5:30–7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

McDaniel College’s art and art history honors students show their work in a variety of media. 

Seniors featuring their works include Suzannah Banister of Cockeysville, Md., Anna Eckard of Westminster, Md., Sarah McRoberts of Damascus, Md., Rachel Sentz of Felton, Pa., Amber Smith of Baltimore and Hannah Sommer of Taneytown, Md. 

KATHRYN E. WENTZ JURIED UNDERGRADUATE EXHIBITION
Tuesday, March 21–Friday, April 7
Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall

Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

This annual exhibition highlights the best undergraduate work, such as painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Jurors for the exhibition include professional artists and art educators. 

SENIOR CAPSTONE EXHIBITION I
Tuesday, April 11–Friday, April 21
Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall

Reception: Thursday, April 13, 5:30–7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

This end-of-the-year exhibition showcases works by graduating art and art history majors at McDaniel working in a range of media from two- and three-dimensional approaches to digital and new media. 

SENIOR CAPSTONE EXHIBITION II
Tuesday, April 25–Friday, May 5
Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall

Reception: Thursday, April 27, 5:30–7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

This end-of-the-year exhibition showcases works by graduating art and art history majors at McDaniel working in a range of media from two- and three-dimensional approaches to digital and new media.

Visiting Artist Lectures: 
Sponsored by Ars Nova, McDaniel’s Art Club, and the Department of Art and Art History
For more information, call 410-857-2595. 

RYAN HOOVER 
Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
Peterson Hall, Room 104

Baltimore artist Ryan Hoover presents a visiting artist lecture. Hoover teaches at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in the interdisciplinary sculpture department. 

Hoover employs a range of digital, biological and traditional artistic media to explore technology, its history and the future of its impact on society and the individual. He exhibits throughout the United States, as well as internationally, and is a board member of the Baltimore Under Ground Science Space, where he leads research and development on bioprinting. His current long-term project at the Baltimore Under Ground Science Space is a collaborative endeavor developing a 3D printer that constructs objects from living biological materials. www.ryanhoover.org 

AMBER ROBLES-GORDON
Thursday, March 23, 7 p.m.
Peterson Hall, Room 104

McDaniel hosts a visiting artist lecture by mixed-media artist Amber Robles-Gordon. Known for her use of found objects and textile to create assemblages, large-scale sculptures and installations, her work is representational of her experiences and the paradoxes within the female experience.  

An advocate for the Washington, D.C., area arts community, Robles-Gordon has more than 15 years of exhibiting, art education and exhibition coordinating experience. She had an apprenticeship creating public art installations with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and was selected to present for the Under the Influence competition as part of the 30 Americans Exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. www.amberroblesgordon.com 

Music Concerts/Recitals:
For more information, call 410-857-2599, unless otherwise noted. 

MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC: A SCHUBERT EVENING 
Monday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. 
McDaniel Lounge

McDaniel College’s Monday Night Music series features a concert by mezzo soprano and senior lecturer in music Kyle Engler and pianist and senior lecturer in music David Kreider, along with cellist Maxim Kozlov, highlighting Schubert. The performance includes some of Schubert’s art songs and impromptus for piano, as well as the “Arpeggione” Sonata for cello and piano.

MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC: ROMANTIC WORKS FOR HORN AND PIANO 
Monday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. 
McDaniel Lounge

McDaniel College’s Monday Night Music series presents Lynne Griffith, adjunct lecturer in music, on horn and Rachel Andrews, an instrumental accompanist at McDaniel, on piano. Among the pieces to be performed are Beethoven’s “Sonata, Op. 17,” Strauss’ “Nocturno, Op. 7,” and Czerny’s “Fantasie Brillante on Themes of Franz Schubert, Op. 339.” 

*COMMON GROUND ON THE HILL: OLD-TIME MUSIC WORKSHOP 
Saturday, March 4, 1 p.m.
Thompson Hall

Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College presents a music workshop with Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters. Grammy-nominated Bruce Molsky, known as “one of America’s premier fiddling talents,” is touring throughout the United States with his new group. 

Cost is $50. For more information, call 410-857-2771 or email commonground@commongroundonthehill.org

*CHAMBER MUSIC ON THE HILL: McDANIEL MUSIC FACULTY 
Sunday, March 5, 3 p.m.
Decker Center Forum

Chamber Music on the Hill, in residence at McDaniel College, showcases McDaniel music faculty members in a concert of strings, piano and voice. Faculty members are senior lecturer in music Kyle Engler, music lecturer Nicholas Currie, adjunct music faculty member Tim Anderson, senior lecturer in music David Kreider and adjunct music faculty member Donald Horneff. Works being performed include art songs by Richard Strauss, “Sonata for Violin and Piano” by Gabriel Faure’ and compositions for harpsichord, violin and cello, as well as works for four hands at one piano. 

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, as well as active military members and veterans, and free for children and college students with valid ID. 

MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC: TIM JENKINS AND COMPANY 
Monday, March 6, 7 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

McDaniel College’s Monday Night Music series features The Tim Jenkins Trio. Jenkins is a music lecturer at McDaniel. 

*COMMON GROUND ON THE HILL: THE KRUGER BROTHERS 
Saturday, March 18, 8 p.m.
WMC Alumni Hall 

The Kruger Brothers perform their award-winning fusion of bluegrass and classical music as part of Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College. 

Tickets are $25 or $22 for seniors and students with ID. For more information, call 410-857-2771 or email commonground@commongroundonthehill.org

STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES
Thursday, April 13, 7 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

McDaniel College students perform in small groups under the direction of Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music.

STUDENT VOICE AND PIANO RECITAL
Friday, April 14, 7 p.m.
Levine Recital Hall

McDaniel College students perform vocal and piano solos of musical selections spanning from classical to contemporary. Students performing are from the studios of senior lecturer in music Kyle Engler, senior lecturer in music David Kreider and adjunct lecturer Waka Osifchin.

STUDENT SOLO RECITAL
Monday, April 17, 7 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

McDaniel College students perform vocal and instrumental solos of musical selections spanning from classical to contemporary.

*COMMON GROUND ON THE HILL: OLD-TIME MUSIC WORKSHOP 
Saturday, April 22, 1 p.m.
Thompson Hall

Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College presents a music workshop with The High Ridge Ramblers. This trio performs West Virginia mountain music on fiddle, banjo and guitar. 

Cost is $75. For more information, call 410-857-2771 or email commonground@commongroundonthehill.org

COLLEGE CHOIR CONCERT: “I’LL REMEMBER YOU IN A SONG”
Sunday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Baker Memorial Chapel

The McDaniel College Choir presents “I’ll Remember You in a Song” led by Margaret Boudreaux, director of choral activities at McDaniel. Pianist David Kreider, music lecturer at McDaniel, serves as the accompanist and The Madrigal Singers, McDaniel’s premier a cappella vocal ensemble, also perform on several selections.

GUEST ARTIST PIANO RECITAL 
Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

McDaniel’s Department of Music and the Carroll County Music Teachers Association present their annual guest artist piano recital. 

SINGING ON STAGE 
Sunday, April 30, 7 p.m. 
WMC Alumni Hall 

Music and theatre arts students at McDaniel perform selections from renowned operas and Broadway musicals under the direction of Kyle Engler, senior lecturer in music. 

AN EVENING OF MADRIGALS
Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Baker Chapel
 

This annual concert features The Madrigal Singers, McDaniel’s premier a cappella vocal ensemble, under the direction of Margaret Boudreaux, director of choral activities at McDaniel. The Madrigal Singers perform unaccompanied vocal music, primarily Renaissance pieces, but also world music and vocal jazz. Audience participation is encouraged.  

JAZZ NIGHT
Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m.
Decker Center Forum

Jazz Night is directed by music lecturer Tim Jenkins and features diverse styles of jazz, including classic big band swing, bebop, Latin, Funk, Jazz-rock and classic blues. 

COLLEGE BAND CONCERT
Friday, May 5, 7 p.m.
WMC Alumni Hall

Directed by Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, the College Band features nearly 50 musicians, including McDaniel students, as well as McDaniel faculty members, band alumni and community musicians, performing everything from classical to pops.

GOSPEL CHOIR CONCERT: “I NEED YOU TO SURVIVE”
Saturday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
WMC Alumni Hall

McDaniel College’s Gospel Choir presents “I Need You to Survive” under the direction of music lecturer Shelley Ensor. The Gospel Choir performs traditional and contemporary gospel music. 

*MASTERWORKS CHORALE OF CARROLL COUNTY: “AN AMERICAN TAPESTRY”
Saturday, May 13, 3 p.m.
Baker Memorial Chapel

Margaret Boudreaux, director of choral activities at McDaniel, with McDaniel College organist Ted Dix as accompanist, leads the Masterworks Chorale presentation of “An American Tapestry.” The concert features works by Leonard Bernstein. 

Tickets are $12 for adults and free for children, as well as college students with valid ID. Call 410-871-3371 for additional information or visit www.masterworksofcc.org

Theatre Performances: 
Performances are in WMC Alumni Hall. 

*THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES 
Friday, Feb. 3–Saturday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. 

McDaniel College students perform Eve Ensler’s infamous play, “The Vagina Monologues.” The performance is in association with V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. 

Tickets are $10 and $5 for seniors (over 60), active military members and veterans, as well as those with a McDaniel College ID. All proceeds benefit Rape Crisis Intervention Services of Carroll County, Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland and the One Billion Rising Foundation. For tickets, call 410-857-2530.

12 STEPS: A ONE-MAN SHOW WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY RICHARD SAUTTER
Saturday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.

This one-man show is written and performed by Richard Sautter, adjunct instructor in theatre arts at McDaniel. He uses his humor and sharp observation skills to examine the conflicted feelings that most performing artists have about their careers. After more than two decades in the world of show business, he has decided that the theatre is an addiction rather than a profession, so he puts himself through the 12-steps of addiction recovery, making a show out of his quest to quit doing shows. 

The performance is free and open to the public. (Note:  the show is suggested for ages 14 and over). An informal question-and-answer session with Sautter will take place following the performance. No tickets required. Call 410-857-2448 for more information.

*STUDENT-DIRECTED PLAY FESTIVAL: “IMPROMPTU” AND “THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE” 
Wednesday, March 1–Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.

McDaniel’s Department of Theatre Arts presents a student-directed play festival featuring two one-act plays. McDaniel senior Brandi Weyers of Northfield, Mass., directs Tad Mosel’s “Impromptu” about four unsuspecting actors asked to improvise a play that reveals their true selves. McDaniel junior Brandon Richards of Huntingtown, Md., directs “The Actor’s Nightmare” by Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang, which finds a man thrown on stage in a performance for which he has never rehearsed.  

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, seniors (over 60), active military members and veterans, as well as those with a McDaniel College ID. For tickets, call 410-857-2448.

IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION: DEVELOPED BY MCDANIEL’S DEVISED THEATRE CLASS  
Wednesday, April 12–Saturday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.

This world-premiere of an original ensemble-devised work has been created by McDaniel College students in the theatre arts department’s “Devised Theatre” class under the direction of Gené Fouché, theatre arts lecturer. 

The performance is free and open to the public. No tickets required. Call 410-857-2448 for more information.

Literary:

BOTHE POETRY READING
Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

This annual event features a reading by American poet Gary J. Whitehead. His books include “Measuring Cubits while the Thunder Claps” and “The Velocity of Dust” with his third collection of poems, “A Glossary of Chickens,” published in 2013. Call 410-857-2530 for more information.

Film: 

“MASKS:” WORLD WISE DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m.
Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science

McDaniel’s Global Initiatives hosts a screening of “Masks” by Cuban filmmaker Lázaro J. González González. In the macho world of Cuban culture, Margot Parapar and Roxana Rojo stand out—they are two of the country’s best known drag queens. Both share insights into the art of drag and its connections to the broader struggle for equality. (2015, 35 minutes) Call 410-857-2461 for more information. 

VIDEOPALOOZA
Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m.
Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science  

McDaniel’s Department of Communication and Cinema hosts this annual showcase of student-produced fiction and documentary films. Call 410-857-2290 for more information.

Others:

SmartTALK WITH McDANIEL ALUMNA DR. NICKI PESIK, A LEADER OF THE CDC’S RESPONSE TO EBOLA AND ZIKA
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.
Decker Center Forum

Dr. Nicki Pesik, a 1986 alumna of McDaniel College who works at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses her role as a leader in the CDC’s response to Ebola and Zika during SmartTALK. SmartTALK brings notable alumni back to campus for an hour-long, on-stage conversation with McDaniel President Roger N. Casey on their subject of expertise. Call 410-857-2290 for more information.

*TASTE OF ASIA DINNER
Thursday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m.
Decker Center Forum

Learn about Asian culture while sampling Asian cuisine and enjoying traditional Asian dance and music. This annual event is organized by McDaniel’s Asian Community Coalition student organization. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. Email acc@mcdaniel.edu or call McDaniel’s Student Diversity and Inclusion Office at 410-857-2794 to purchase tickets or for more information. 

“THEY CALL ME Q” WITH QURRAT ANN KADWANI
Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.
Decker Center Forum 

Qurrat Ann Kadwani, an award-winning actress, producer, host and philanthropist, performs her one-act play, “They Call Me Q.” Kadwani transforms into 13 characters as she tells the story about a girl from Bombay growing up in the Bronx and acclimating into American culture. Call McDaniel’s Student Diversity and Inclusion Office at 410-857-2794 for more information. 

SmartTALK WITH McDANIEL ALUMNUS DAVID MOSKOWITZ OF DISH NETWORK 
Wednesday, March 22, 7 p.m.
Decker Center Forum

A 1980 alumnus of McDaniel College, business attorney David Moskowitz speaks as part of SmartTALK about helping to build DISH Network and position it for growth beyond satellite TV. SmartTALK brings notable alumni back to campus for an hour-long, on-stage conversation with McDaniel President Roger N. Casey on their subject of expertise. Call 410-857-2290 for more information.

EMPOWERMENT COMEDIAN AND SPEAKER ERNIE G 
Tuesday, March 28, 8:30 p.m.
Decker Center Forum 

Latino comedian Ernie G performs his unique form of comedy that he calls “Latino Edutainment.” He has been seen on Comedy Central’s “Make Me Laugh,” BET’s “Comic View” and Ed McMahon’s “Next Big Star.” The event is co-sponsored by McDaniel’s Student Diversity and Inclusion Office and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) student organization. Call 410-857-2794 for more information. 

GLOBAL ISSUES COLLOQUIUM: “FREE EXERCISE: THE TYRANNY OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACIES” 
Monday, April 3, 7 p.m.
Decker Center Forum 

Brad Stoddard, assistant professor of religious studies at McDaniel, presents at the annual Global Issues Colloquium organized by Global Initiatives.

According to Stoddard, whose research interests include religion and law, “Most people agree in the general principle of religious freedom, and constitutional democracies routinely legislate religious freedom in their federal constitutions. This presentation exposes and explores the unresolved clichés and contradictions that accompany the idea of religious freedom.” Call 410-857-2461 for more information.

McDANIEL INNOVATION CHALLENGE FINALS
Monday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.
Decker Center Forum

McDaniel College students compete for a $10,000 top prize in this annual competition put on by the college’s The Encompass Distinction program in innovation and entrepreneurship. Finalists present their entrepreneurial ideas and products to a panel of experts. The event is sponsored by McDaniel College alumnus Dennis Sisco ’68 and Alexine Lesko through The Sisco Fund for Enterprise Management. Call 410-857-2290 for more information.

RIDINGTON LECTURE: “SEEDS OF DISRUPTION: HOW MARKETS AND FOOD TECHNOLOGY WILL SAVE THE WORLD” 
Tuesday, April 11, 7 p.m.
McDaniel Lounge

Bruce Friedrich, executive director of The Good Food Institute, speaks on the future of food and agriculture. Friedrich discusses why animal protein alternatives to meat, dairy and eggs are gaining popularity and how these products, which are cleaner, safer and more sustainable, will change how the world eats. Call 410-857-2290 for more information.

ZEPP LECTURE WITH McDANIEL ALUMNUS AND CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY C. VICTOR McTEER AND JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVOCATE JAMES BELL 
Thursday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
Decker Center Forum

This discussion features civil rights attorney C. Victor McTeer, a 1969 McDaniel alumnus and member of the college’s board of trustees, and James Bell, an attorney and juvenile justice advocate who is the founder and executive director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute in Oakland, Calif. Both McTeer and Bell earned honorary degrees from McDaniel and served as Commencement speakers, McTeer in 2015 and Bell in 2016. Call 410-857-2290 for more information.

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Editor’s Note:  Select high-res jpeg images are available for download at www.mcdaniel.edu/information/media-center/downloads

Additional information:  Requests for interpreters are welcome and can be made up to one week prior to the event by contacting interpretingservices@mcdaniel.edu. Other accommodation requests can be directed to Conference Services at 410-857-2212.
 

McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 25 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. www.mcdaniel.edu

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