UMBC's Department of Visual Arts is hosting a day and evening of art, performance and other surprises for UMBC’s 50th Anniversary. It’s all happening Friday, October 14th and October 15th
First, join us on Friday OCTOBER 14th from 12-2pm for our IMDA Welcome Event Featuring Special Guest IMDA Alumna Dr. Tiffany Holmes. Dr. Holmes ’99 MFA, IMDA, is the Outstanding Alumna of the Year for Visual and Performing Arts. Dr. Holmes is Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The IMDA Welcome Event welcomes six new graduate students to the Intermedia + Digital Arts MFA graduate program this fall. Each will give a brief presentation on their artwork prior to Dean Holmes’s artists’ lecture: Aimi Bouillon, Dilay Koçogullari, Leah Michaels, Mandy Morrison, Bryan O’Neill and Nicole Ringel.
Next day, join us at the Fine Arts Building and the Imaging Research Center, for the Visual Arts Open House, with daytime events and activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come and catch up with your favorite profs, and view the work of UMBC Alumni.
Wrap the day up with the The Golden Ball from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., a black and gold themed metallic masquerade inspired by the Wiemar Bauhaus’ Metal Party of 1929. The evening will commence with a cabaret showcase of alumni performance featuring Christine Ferrera, Tom Boram, Carrie Reynolds and other surprise IMDA MFA Alumni! After we’ll relax and reconnect with music, refreshments, and dancing to DJ Erik Spangler (aka Double 8) on the ones and twos.
There are no tickets required for the Golden Ball, but we request that you let us know you are coming by registering for the daytime and nighttime events here: alumni.umbc.edu/artsball2016
Registration is open to EVERYONE—UMBC alumni, faculty, students and staff and all our friends out there as well! You don’t need to be affiliated with UMBC, but we ask that you still register so we know that you’re coming!
Events listed below and you can find out more at facebook.com/VARTGoldenBall50.
OCTOBER 14th, 12-2pm [lunch provided]
IMDA Welcome Event Featuring Special Guest IMDA Alumna Dr. Tiffany Holmes, ‘99
Performing Arts+Humanities Building [PAHB], Room 102 off the main lobby. FREE!
OCTOBER 14 & 15th, All Day
IMDA Alumna Jenn Thwing
Exhibits 3 stop motion animations in the IMDA/CADVC Adjunct Gallery [outside ITE110]
OCTOBER 15th, Visual Arts Open House and the Golden Ball
Daytime Events: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Mask Making Workshop
107 Fine Arts Building Room
Don’t have a costume for the Ball? Join a workshop where we’ll have materials on hand to create masks, headpieces, and other costumes from recycled materials. FREE for ALL.
346 Fine Arts Building
Portraits made the old-fashioned way! Photo instructor Chris Peregoy and IMDA student Melissa Cormier offer wet-plate photo portraits (tintypes.) For a $25 fee you will receive a one-of-a-kind portrait and souvenir frame to commemorate your visit.
RAFFLE: Fab Your Own Action Figure!
109B Information Technology and Engineering Building
Are you a hero? A legend in your own mind? Prove it by stepping into the Imaging Research Center’s new Three-Dimensional Scanner (with 90 cameras shooting in synchrony) to capture your legendary likeness! $5 gets you a chance to win your own custom-fabricated action figure, complete with packaging.
Nighttime Events: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Studio A (101A Fine Arts Building)
The Golden Ball Cabaret 5:30 p.m. – 6:30
We kick the evening off with an assortment of performances by UMBC IMDA alums, including Christine Ferrera, in a performance of "Stellar Cellar" (with Temple Crocker and Dan Hanrahan,) Tom Boram, Carrie Reynolds and other surprise IMDA MFA Alumni!
The Golden Ball 6:30 p.m. – 9:30pm
A black and gold themed metallic masquerade ball (inspired by the Metal Party of 1929) to celebrate UMBC’s 50th Anniversary. The evening will commence with a cabaret showcase of alumni performance and after we’ll relax and reconnect with music, refreshments, and dancing.