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Arts Journal Posts: Andrea Fereshteh

Nov 18, 2009 | 3:56 pm

For Duke seniors and lifelong dancers Courtney Hunter and Lindsay Kunkle, choreographing performances for the November Dances was a new challenge.

Nov 10, 2009 | 4:40 pm

For nearly a decade, director Jay O’Berski wanted to stage at Duke the Russian play “The Lower Depths” by Maxim Gorky. Written in 1902, the play follows a group of Russian derelicts living in a flophouse as they cope with the bleak reality of their condition. When he got the chance to direct the play this semester, O’Berski decided to set it not in Russia but in Lagos, Nigeria – and to do so with a minimal budget.

Nov 10, 2009 | 4:34 pm

Andy Warhol bought a Polaroid Big Shot around 1970.

The gray plastic camera had just one button to push and no settings to adjust except for a ring on the lens for light and dark. The Big Shot, with a focal length fixed at three feet, was ideal for Warhol to use as studies for his famous portraits on canvas.

Nov 10, 2009 | 4:31 pm

Jennette Williams, a photography instructor at the School of Visual Arts in New York, spent seven years photographing women in public baths in Hungary and Turkey.

Oct 23, 2009 | 2:34 pm

Duke University’s Center for International Studies (DUCIS) hosts a year-long series of events celebrating playwright and human rights activist Ariel Dorfman’s 25th anniversary at Duke.

Oct 23, 2009 | 2:26 pm

The Alumni of the Yale Russian Chorus will perform a concert of Russian liturgical and secular music at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at Duke Chapel.

Oct 16, 2009 | 9:46 am

With Branford Marsalis in the house, first-year student and jazz ensemble member Cameron Thompkins wasn't going to let the opportunity pass.

Oct 12, 2009 | 10:47 am

The music of Ghana comes to Duke this week. The campus will host a screening of a documentary film directed by Steven Feld, a public talk with Feld and a musical performance by master Ghanaian percussionist Nii Otoo Annan.

Oct 12, 2009 | 10:44 am

Novelist Antonia Susan Byatt, better known as A.S. Byatt, will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Gothic Reading Room at Perkins Library.

Oct 6, 2009 | 2:44 pm

As a part of the Duke Student Arts Initiative, Duke University's Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts is hosting a campus-wide Student Arts Showcase to be held on Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 in the Bryan Center on Duke's West Campus. There will be a dinner on Friday night allowing students to network with Duke Alumni: register here.

All student artists on campus are invited to submit their work for exhibition. Submissions will be displayed, performed, or screened in a public exhibit on the Bryan Center Plaza and in the Bryan Center. Additionally, a jury of students and arts department faculty will select works of visual art for exhibition in the Bryan Center’s Louise Jones Brown Gallery – a gallery that traditionally exhibits the work of professional artists – through the month of November.

Works of all media will be accepted, including but not limited to: painting, photography, poetry, sculpture, mixed media, digital art, animation, film, music, and video. Prizes will be awarded to the works selected as Best of Show.

This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your artistic talents for the Duke community! Visit the Duke ARTs (DART) Facebook event at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=294151850564&ref=mf.

Submission Guidelines:

-- The deadline for submitting performing arts media is Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.
-- The deadline for submitting visual media is Friday, Oct. 23, 2009.
-- Limit of 2 artworks or recordings per student.
-- Please submit digital images, text or recordings of your work to: arts.duke@gmail.com. Include your name, year, email, the title of the piece and the genre (e.g., photography) you are submitting.
-- Submit video entries via YouTube or another publicly accessible video-sharing site. Alternatively, you may bring a CD to 117 Allen Building (Box 90006).
-- Music and other dynamic media should be formatted as mp4 or mp3 files.
-- Visual artwork must be physically present on campus by the end of October.
-- Visual artwork should be prepared/framed in the way in which the student would like it to be displayed. 2-D pieces should be capable of being hung.
-- Should you experience technical issues with submissions, please contact Danette Clark at 919-684-0540.

Special thanks to:

  • William Benesh, External Vice President, Duke University Union
  • Lisa Gao, Chairperson, Duke University Union Visual Arts Committee
  • Will Passo, Vice President for Durham and Regional Affairs, Duke Student Government
  • Janicanne Shane, Program Coordinator, Office of Student Activities and Facilities

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