ARTS INFO FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 14, 2019
Club Above; Friday, February 15, 10pm-2am
MEMCO Presents: Back 2 Black, their 2nd annual Black History Month party! Come help
them celebrate the black roots of techno and house music. The lineup features UMich
alums and professional guest DJs from Detroit including DJ Holographic, Khlonez, DJ
LITTY BIDDIE, and V aka Victoria Johnson! 18+, $5 cover.
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East Quad, Keene Theater; Friday, February 15, 8-10pm
FREE with a PASSPORT VOUCHER
Hair'itage The Play: The journey of Sistahs with Their Hair is a captivating play that
tells the story of sistahs and their journey with their hair. Each sistah shares their
love-hate relationship with their hair; telling secret wishes and fears, jealousy and
adoration, and the acceptance or rejection from their lovers, mothers, bosses, friends,
and self. Playgoers leave in awe - empowered. Some even shed tears of joy, as they can
relate to the storyline from a personal perspective. Hair'itage is a journey that women
and men, from all walks of life, socio-economic backgrounds, and cultural backgrounds
Don't have the cash for a student ticket? Did you know that an Arts at Michigan
Passport voucher can you get FREE and DISCOUNTED student tickets to great events
like this one? Learn more here!
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Power Center; February 15 & 16, 8-11pm
Acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems, deemed “one of the more interesting artists
working in the gap between art and politics” by the New York Times, has created
a new performance-based work, Past Tense. The performance takes us on a deep dive
into the enduring significance of the iconic Antigone and her profound relevance
to our contemporary moment, with the lens of race and its relationship to authority
as a way of reinterpreting Antigone. Student tickets $12-$20.
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Palmer Commons, Forum Hall; Wednesday, February 20, 6:30pm
In December 1938, the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to an American woman
for the first time. With this announcement, the 46-year old Pearl Buck vaulted into
the international spotlight. East Wind West Wind follows the extraordinary life of
a missionary child. Born in West Virginia at the end of the nineteenth century and
raised in rural China, who became one of the 20th century’s most popular authors.
Best known for her novel “The Good Earth”, Pearl Buck wrote over 100 books during
her career. She was also an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, civil rights,
the real of the Chinese Exclusion Act, mixed race adoption and tolerance for the
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Kelsey Museum; Through May 26
In this special exhibition, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology takes a closer look at
color in the Roman world. Although we often associate ancient Rome with white marble
sculpture and austere architecture, to be a Roman was to be immersed in color. Statues
and buildings were painted in vibrant hues, and homes, clothing, and art were bright
with color. What was it was like to live in this Roman world of color? How were pigments
and dyes produced and used? Did the Romans think about color the same way that we do
today? In addition to displays of ancient artifacts, Ancient Color invites visitors to
explore the scientific techniques used by conservators who study how the Romans made,
used, and experienced color.
More info ››
CONGRATULATIONS TO KAYLEE YANG!
Kaylee's drawing "Mother" took first place in the As I See It Drawing
Competition. Kaylee wins an iPod Touch and some Arts at Michigan swag!
Second Place: "Recreating a Masterpiece," by Maya Neideck. Maya wins an UMMA gift card and some Arts at Michigan swag!
Third Place: "Happy 2019" by Yue Wang. Yue wins an UMMA gift card and some Arts at Michigan swag!
Click to view all the finalists
Gimble A Cappella
Gimble is one of the newest and most innovative a cappella groups on the U-M campus. They sing songs
from all genres, arrange almost everything ourselves, and love to entertain.
You can see Gimble perform this weekend, along with fourteen other U-M a cappella student orgs,
at CharityFest 2019. Proceeds from the event will be going to SowHope (Sharing Opportunities for Women),
a global organization that focuses exclusively on the holistic needs of women living in extreme poverty.
Campus Creatives features student arts organizations at the University. Are you a part of
a student organization focused on the arts that you'd like featured here? Send us an email
with your org's information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to share your own poetic genius? Submit a haiku to
email@example.com. It’s easy — 5 syllables, then 7, then 5!
Check out our past Haikus on the
A recent snippet from
"Sahana’s performances always evoke for me that sense of tight-knit belonging, humor, and pride that I feel when I am surrounded by my cultural heritage."
art[seen] blogger Neha Srinivasan reviewed Michigan Sahana's Swaranjali.
Read the full review here »
A recent snippet from
"It makes you feel so much that you can’t really say what you feel. Cathartic, relaxing, contemplative, and so much more than the words here. Definitely more."
arts, ink columnist sarahshu reflects on the album Cleopatra by The Lumineers.
Read the full entry here »
Remember the theater performance during your orientation? Well now's your chance to be a part of
welcoming new students!
University of Michigan Educational Theatre Company (UMetc) is hosting their Spring/Summer Auditions
on February 17th (3pm-7pm) and February 19th (6pm-10pm) in the East Room of Pierpont Commons. No
theater experience necessary--just come ready to move and ready to play. UMetc is looking to hire
students to perform and/or facilitate shows and workshops with new students during their orientations.
This is a paid position!
To sign up and see more information, follow this link.
UMMA is Recruiting AND Hiring!
UMMA'S Student Engagement Council (SEC) is recruiting Leadership Board Members for the 2019-20
academic year. SEC is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience within a museum setting
and give U-M's student body a voice at UMMA. SEC is a group of students with a wide range of backgrounds
and experiences whose goal is to expand what UMMA can be for the student body. SEC is dedicated to
creating a culturally inclusive community through programmatic efforts and amplifying student voices
to shape the museum.
Applications are now open to current undergraduate and graduate students. The application deadline is
February 22, 2019. Learn more and apply here.
UMMA is also hiring a student education program assistant!
The application can be found here.
Helicon Call for Art
Helicon is now accepting art submissions for their annual student art publication! This is a
great opportunity to have your creative work published! All mediums accepted; photographs,
paintings, illustrations, sculptures, film, performance, you name it! To submit, send your
work as a high quality PDF (at least 300 res) to
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com.
Submission deadline: February 20
Does your group have an upcoming audition? Do you have an opportunity for U-M students? Add it to our calendar via this form and we'll help promote it here in our weekly Arts Info email!