A Message from Interim Dean Laura Goodwin
Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring 2014 semester! The start of a semester always brings the promise of new learning opportunities and other academic experiences, as well as the many special events and performances offered by CAM’s faculty and students. We extend a special welcome to two new members of CAM’s administrative and staff team: Kathy Kilpatrick, our new Assistant Dean for Budget and Administration; and Shannon Squires, who has assumed the position of Executive Assistant to the Dean.
It is my privilege to continue to serve as the CAM’s Interim Dean as the national search for the next Dean continues. We look forward to meeting the finalists for the Dean’s position later in the semester, and then preparing for the leadership transition sometime this summer.
CAM’s administrators, staff, and faculty were very busy during the Fall 2013 semester. The college hosted a team of evaluators for two days in September. They were here as part of the University’s Academic Program Review process (which occurs every five to seven years), and spent their time reviewing documents, meeting with faculty, staff and students, visiting classes and studios, and enjoying several performances. This visit was the culminating event in the year-long process that involved the preparation of an extensive self-study. We recently received the Program Review Report and will be sharing it with faculty and staff soon. We will develop an Implementation Plan – addressing the key recommendations in the report – by June 2014.
The Fall semester also witnessed the receipt of much-deserved awards and recognitions by faculty and students. A few examples include:
- Chris Daniels, Assistant Professor in the Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Department, was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.
- In late January, Mix traveled to London to open for the Grammy-award-winning Swingle Singers at the prestigious London A Cappella Festival. The CU Denver singers received a personal invitation directly from the world-renowned singers themselves.
The Spring 2014 semester is full of wonderful opportunities and special events that we hope you will enjoy. These include:
- Theatre, Film & Video Production Department's spring season opens with Nina Variations by Steven Dietz on Wednesday February 15 and closes on February 18. Playwright Steven Dietz traces and retraces the paths of two of theater's most star-crossed lovers in the final scene of Chekhov’s The Seagull. With humor and heartbreak, The Nina Variations breaks apart and reassembles their fateful final encounter. CU student directors Iliana Barron and Landin Melandez explore the fragments of love in the refraction of time.
- Noises Off! by Michael Frayn is a laugh a minute farce - guaranteed to bring a smile. Presented as a co-production of the University of Colorado Denver & the Community College of Denver’s theatre programs – this production is directed by Ed Osborn. Noises Off! runs Thursday, April 24 and closes May 3.
- The inaugural CU Denver Summer Music Industry Program for high school students launches June 15-27 on the Auraria Campus. Registration begins March, 2014.
- American music today, like its people, is wide-ranging and adventurous. On Thursday, March 20, violinist Gregory Walker explores the extremes of modern classical, jazz, and movie music in this innovative, interactive recital. Music by John Williams, George Walker, Miles Davis, and more. This concert features special guest electric cellist Evan Shelton!
- The Visual Arts Department hosts its spring 2014 CU Denver Juried Student Exhibition on February 6. The exhibition represents all media and will be held at the Emmanuel Gallery on the Auraria campus. Jacquelyn Connolly, Curator, Creative Mind Consulting, Inc. (and a CU Denver alumna) is this year’s juror of the exhibition.
- Also from the Visual Arts Department, the annual BFA Thesis Exhibition and Screening at RedLine has been set and runs May 5-9. A reception for the artists will be held on May 8 from 6-8pm.
As you embark on this new semester, I wish you all the very best.I hope that the semester will be marked by lots of challenging and fulfilling experiences and many new accomplishments and artistic endeavors. Thank you all for your many important contributions to CAM!
Interim Dean, CU Denver College of Arts & Media
Learn With Purpose: CU Denver's core identity and new campaign
CU Denver is flourishing like never before. Our urban education corridor is anchored on the Auraria Campus by a new academic building at Speer Boulevard and Larimer Street and extends right into downtown with the new Business School building at 15th and Lawrence Streets. Our growing and diverse student body engages with outstanding faculty and leverages our first-rate programs to solve real-world challenges and make powerful connections with local businesses and community organizations.
We couldn’t be more proud of our university, BUT research has shown that the greater community does not always recognize CU Denver as the leading public urban research university that we know it to be. We are working hard to change that. Under the direction of Vice Chancellor of University Communications Leanna Clark, CU Denver’s senior leaders collaborated with and sought input from students, faculty, staff, alumni, business leaders and community members to clearly define the essence of CU Denver, “where students learn with purpose.”
The first step in expressing our campus identity is a comprehensive “Learn with Purpose” ad campaign—the university’s first-ever significant advertising effort designed to illustrate for prospective students and partners, alumni and business and community leaders the jewel that exists in their own backyard. When you witness the television and radio spots and the ads in print, outdoors and online, you can’t miss what’s great about the university: driven students and alumni, gifted faculty, quality academics, amazing research and creative work, and a civic consciousness. No other university brings all that, and more, to the heart of downtown Denver.
Experience the campaign at learnwithpurpose.org and check out CAM's Learn with Purpose pages at http://learnwithpurpose.org/programs/artsandmedia/.
CU Denver Mix has gone international!
University of Colorado Denver’s Mix a cappella as they continue their rise in the elite ranks…going international at the London A Cappella Festival!
MIX was asked to open for the Swingle Singers performance January 25, Venue: Hall 1, Kings Place, at the London A Cappella Festival (http://www.londonacappellafestival.co.uk/280089/home).
Melissa Furness's work is now exhibited at Plus Gallery through March 1
Plus Gallery at 2501 Larimer Street in Denver is exhibiting the work of CU Denver assistant professor of art, painting and drawing Melissa Furness. Her exhibition, Romantic Overgrowth, launched on January 23rd, the first exhibition of 2014 for Plus Gallery. Plus Gallery describes Furness as a "ambitious, highly talented artist...who creates rich, multi-layered environment for Romantic Overgrowth ithat re-imagines the sublime nature of early Romanticism. Her latest effort presents the viewer with overgrown layers of re-appropriated and fragmented images of invented ruins that come together to depict alternative worlds of picturesque decline."
She has been an assistant professor at University of Colorado Denver in the visual arts program since 2007.
Furness will discuss her work on First Friday, February 7th starting at 7pm. Romantic Overgrowth will remain on view through March 1st.
Our own Chris Daniels was inducted into the COLORADO MUSIC HALL OF FAME
On November 8, Daniels was inducted in the COLORADO MUSIC HALL OF FAME at the Paramount Theater, along with music legend Judy Collins, Colorado legends The Serendipity Singers and Bob Lind.
Last year was a pretty good year so far for CU Denver Assistant Professor Chris Daniels, who was a co-nominee for a 2013 Grammy Award with Mark Oblinger, Al Jarreau, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Hubert Laws in the Best Children’s Album category. He has completed his 20th tour of Europe in October and is surviving into his third year after being diagnosed with Leukemia in 2010.
In 1984 Daniels formed Chris Daniels & the R&B Kings (later just The Kings). The band’s first top 10 Triple A radio hit was “When You’re Cool” in 1987. Twelve international album releases later Chris Daniels & The Kings will celebrate their 30th year together in 2014 having worked with the most respected names in music including: Bonnie Raitt, Al Kooper, David Bromberg, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Bill Payne and an extensive list of artists with whom they’ve shared co-bills and tours.
In 2014 Daniels and the reunited members of Magic Music plan to release their first album – that’s right – their first with the help of Warner Bros recording artist Tim Goodman producing a long awaited studio album with guest spots from Sam Bush, Jimmy Haslip and more. “This is amazing to me, the songs were always great but we never got the chance to put them down in a great studio in any form other than 2-track live. This is the real-deal and it sounds just fantastic!” – Chris Daniels
To learn more about Daniel's amazing career, visit chrisdaniels.com
CU Denver Summer Music Industry Program will open its doors June 15
PERFORMANCE | SONGWRITING | MUSIC BUSINESS | RECORDING ARTS
JUNE 15-27, 2014
The brain child of CU Denver music faculty Peter Stoltzman and Owen Kortz, the Summer Music Industry Program is designed to offer high school students a window into what it takes to be a musician today. The two week camp features internationally renowned guest artists, world-class faculty, state of the art music gear, and technology...all on the CU Denver downtown campus!
Sudents will learn to:
- Discover & Grow Cultivate self-awareness, self-assessment, confidence, and an ability to set goals and achieve them. Develop a higher level of artistic and instrumental achievements, and improve industry-relevant fundamental musical skills.
- Engage & Connect Participate in group activities and field trips that cultivate a healthy and thoughtful lifestyle. Offer a community service project in the city of Denver. Explore Denver's music venues, recording studios, and music industry organizations, current influential performers and music industry professionals, and develop a strategy for success in the music industry.
- Create & Collaborate Create original solo and ensemble arrangements and compositions that incorporate an understanding of musical genres, music theory and transcription/analysis, and record/engineer those original works utilizing digital recording techniques. Contribute to a creative and productive team that supports individual growth and achieves the final group projects: Create a demo recording, live show, electronic press kit, & business plan.
Significant scholarships will be available for families with demonstrated economic hardships as well as competitive merit awards. Registration will open in March, 2014.
For further information and updates, please visit cam.ucdenver.edu/meis/summer
Carol Golemboski is an ARTIST A DAY winner!
ARTISTADAY.COM has declared Carol Golemboski an ARTIST A DAY #6 for the "Week in Review" (1/13-1/19)!
"Carol Golemboski photographs antiquated objects in carefully staged scenes. Her haunting still life imagery draws upon past eras to suggest human emotions and anxieties, particularly relating to the experience of women." – ARTISTADAY.COM
ARTISTADAY's mission is to raise awareness of fine art globally, through establishing personal connections between professional artists and people who love Art.
Artists are often under-valued, under-exposed, and under-appreciated. Through their membership base of over one million people, they are able to bring immediate and lasting attention for artists who would otherwise remain under-exposed. Very simply, if they can expose one person to a work of art they would have otherwise missed, they feel they have made a contribution to the art community. With a million people, that contribution grows exponentially.
Assistant professor Travis Vermilye is under contract...
Assistant Professor Travis Vermilye is under contract with Thieme Publishers as co-author and illustrator on a textbook titled The Art of Liposculpture, to be published toward the middle of 2015. He is also collaborating with Richard Davidson, MD, Queensboro Publishing, on a series of Patient Education e-books for eye surgery such as Cataracts and LASIK.
Filmmaker Hans Rosenwinkel has been busy....
Hans Rosenwinkel, CAM Associate Professor in the Department of Theater, Film, and Video Production, recently produced, filmed and edited a new 13 part half hour episodic series and 6 one-hour shows called Xpedition China: Search for Shangri La. The shows were allowed unprecedented access to film subjects that ranged from the Terracotta Warriors to Pandas in the wild.
The series is airing worldwide with three major global networks including: Discovery Velocity network in the USA, CCTV-China, and National Geographic International in all other worldwide territories.
Rosenwinkel’s other work is a one hour documentary special called “The Current” where he co-directed, wrote, filmed, and edited a story about the healing powers of the ocean featuring disabled athletes who learn to scuba dive for the first time with wild dolphins, sharks and humpback whales. The documentary, filmed in the Bahamas, Mexico, Hawaii and Tonga with his creative team is produced in conjunction with legendary adventure sports producer Kurt Miller of Warren Miller Entertainment. The cast of characters The Current features legendary ocean conservationist, Jean Michel Cousteau from Ocean Futures, Bethany Hamilton from Soul Surfer, and Denver native/5 time London 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Missy Franklin as part of the cast of characters.
The Current is a selected invited film to premiere and is slated to screen at 3pm on Sunday, February 16th, at the Boulder International Film Festival. It is also an invited film to premiere at the Reel Adventures Film Festival in New York City. The series is airing worldwide on the Epix network in March 2014, with plans to air on NBC Universal Sports network and multiple other film festivals in the coming year.
ONGOING: STUDENTS at WORK, An exhibition of work by Department of Visual Arts Students
Downtown Denver Courtyard by Marriott Gallery, 934 16th Street, Denver
Exhibition runs from December 18-April 28, 2014
Exhibition Reception on Jan. 24th from 6-8 PM
This exhibit features artwork by undergraduate students currently engaged in a variety of concentration areas and courses at the Department of Visual Arts in the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver.
Representing a large range of media – from painting to photography, sculpture to animation – our students are encouraged to use both traditional art processes as old as bronze casting to all manner of 21st century digital technologies. The resulting art, design, and animation reflect students’ personal experiences and observations as a way to examine the world in which they live.
Spring 2014 CU Denver Juried Student Show
Emmanuel Gallery on the Auraria Campus
Exhibition runs February 6 – 20, 2014
Opening Reception: February 6, 4 – 7 pm
CU Denver’s annual juried student exhibition representing all media will be held at the Emmanuel Gallery on the Auraria campus. Jacquelyn Connolly, Curator, Creative Mind Consulting, Inc. (and a CU Denver alumna) is this year’s juror of the exhibition.
The Nina Variations
By Steven Dietz
Wednesday-Saturday, February 12-15
CU Denver Production Studio, King Center
Playwright Steven Dietz traces and retraces the paths of two of theater's most star-crossed lovers in the final scene of Chekhov’s The Seagull. With humor and heartbreak, The Nina Variations breaks apart and reassembles their fateful final encounter. CU student directors, Iliana Barron and Landin Melandez explore the fragments of love in the refraction of time.
Thursday, February 13
King Center Concert Hall
As follow-up to Electronicatopia II: “the Sequel”, Electronicatopia III will again feature CU Denver faculty Lorne Bregitzer, Sam McGuire, and Todd Reid with special guest BLOCKTREAT (Brandon Hoffman) exploring new directions in electronic music.
Musso plays Bacharach
Thursday, February 27
King Center Concert Hall
MEIS professor and jazz guitarist Paul Musso explores the music of American songwriter Burt Bacharach. The concert will feature jazz interpretations of Bacharach hits, such as; “Walk on By”, “Close to You” and “Wives and Lovers”. The emphasis is to both honor the American songwriter and introduce him to a new generation.
CU Denver Piano Fest
Thursday, March 6 and 7
King Center Concert Hall
The new CU Denver Music and Entertainment Industry Studies piano program will be highlighted in a two- night festival. The student piano event on March 6 will showcase 3 different student piano trios and the March 7 concert will highlight faculty members Peter Stoltzman (program director), Greg Garrison, and Todd Reid.
There will be an Alumni Panel of performance majors pre-show on March 7, TBA
Next to Normal
Lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt
Before Spring Break: Wed-Fri, March 19-21; 7:30pm
After Spring Break: Fri-Sat, April 4-5; 7:30pm; Sunday, April 6, Matinee at 2:30pm
CU Denver Production Studio, King Center (KC 175)
Next to Normal is a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. The story is centered around one woman’s struggle with mental illness and the effect that has on both her and her family’s lives. Musical director is Leslie Soich. This three time Tony award winning musical is produced in collaboration with Theatre, Film & Video Production Department and Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department.
Home of the Brave
Thursday, March 20
King Center Recital Hall
American music today, like its people, is wide-ranging and adventurous. Violinist Gregory Walker explores the extremes of modern classical, jazz, and movie music in this innovative, interactive recital. Music by John Williams, George Walker, Miles Davis, and more. This concert features special guest electric cellist Evan Shelton!
Performing Iron IV
With guest artist Araan Schmidt
Thursday, March 20th @ Arts Loading Dock
The University of Colorado Denver presents Performing Iron: Iron Pour IV featuring sculptor and iron performance artist Araan Schmidt in collaboration with CU Denver Sculpture program.
CU Denver Faculty Guitar Night
Thursday, April 3
King Center Recital Hall
Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Department presents a night of diverse music featuring its outstanding guitar faculty, hosted by program head of the guitar program, Dr. Sean McGowan.
A Blasket Island Songbook: Original Celtic Songs
Thursday April 17
King Center Recital Hall
Original Celtic Songs by Dr. Judith Coe will be featured in this concert that examines the concept of “home” within place and identity. CU Denver MEIS faculty will be showcased in this unique stylistic concert.
By Michael Frayn
Thurs-Sat, April 24-26; Weds-Sat, Apr 30, May 1-3
Rawls Courtyard Theater, King Center
Noises Off is a laugh a minute farce - guaranteed to bring a smile. Presented as a co-production of the University of Colorado Denver & the Community College of Denver’s theatre programs – this production is directed by Ed Osborn.
Marriott Student Exhibit
Downtown Denver Courtyard by Marriott Gallery, 934 16th Street, Denver
Exhibition runs from April 30-August 14, 2014
Exhibition Reception on May 1 from 6-8 PM
Annual BFA Exhibition at Redline
Monday, May 5 and runs to Friday, May 9, 2014
The College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver proudly presents the Spring 2014 BFA Thesis Exhibition at RedLine. This exhibition will represent the graduating seniors in the emphasis areas of Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Sculpture, Photography, Digital Design, and Digital Animation.
Please join us for the reception and festivities on Thursday May 8 from 5-8 PM. The exhibition opens Monday, May 5 and runs to Friday, May 9, 2014.
RedLine is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tue-Fri 10-5 : Sat-Sun 11-5.
2350 Arapahoe Street
Denver. CO 80205
CU Denver Theatre, Film & Video Production Department student screenings.
All films will be screened in the TIVOLI Theatre 12. No ticket needed!
- Monday May 12 - Production 1 class
- Tuesday May 13 – Production 2 class
- Wednesday May 14 – Completed projects from Production 3 & 4
- Thursday May 15 - Webseries, Awards, Reception
Event Tickets, Box Office, and Parking Information
$5 for CU Denver Students
$10 Groups (10 or more), Seniors over 50, non-CU Denver Students
$15 General Admission
http://www.ahec.edu/kingcenter/boxoffice.htm or 303.556.2296
Free parking available in the Seventh Street Garage (7SG) with ticket stub: