March 26: Boats, visiting artists, earth parades

 We're organizing an earth parade taskforce to make costumes for the annual New Bedford Earth Parade! If you or anyone you know would like to help out, contact Roz at rcrews@umassd.edu!

We're organizing an earth parade taskforce to make costumes for the annual New Bedford Earth Parade! If you or anyone you know would like to help out, contact Roz at rcrews@umassd.edu!

Last Tuesday, we got the opportunity to go out on the UMass Dartmouth Marine Research Vessel with Dr. Jeff Turner and his lab. They've been collecting research about the water quality in Buzzard's Bay since 1987 - this was their 375th boat ride. It was an amazing experience, and we learned a ton. The photos we took during this trip will become part of our public installation at the new SMAST building!

Public lecture on Friday March 30th, 11:30-12:30PM! With Caroline Woolard and Leigh Claire La Berge in the Fishbowl on the third floor of CVPA at UMass Dartmouth!

Caroline Woolard is an artist and organizer whose work explores intersections between art and the solidarity economy. She primarily works collaboratively and collectively and was a founding member of Trade School, OurGoods, and BFAMFAPhD.

Leigh Claire La Berge professes at the intersection of arts, literature, visual culture and political economy. She is currently Assistant Professor of English in the Department of English at BMCC CUNY. Her book  Scandals and Abstraction: Financial Fiction of the Long 1980s was recently published by Oxford University Press. Read Michelle Chihara's wonderful essay "What We Talk About When We Talk About Finance" in the Los Angeles Review of Books, which not only reviews the book, but asks what the relationship between the humanities and finance should be. Her co-edited volume Reading Capitalist Realism (Iowa, 2014) was released last year in the New American Canon series.  In 2012, La Berge co-curated an exhibition on art and debt, "To Have and To Owe" with Laurel Ptak at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC. 

Questions? Contact Rebecca Uchill at ruchill@UMassd.edu

 Artist Talk with Kameelah Janan Rasheed Tuesday April 3, 7-8:30PM in CVPA 153 at UMass Dartmouth 285 Old Westport Road  Kameelah Janan Rasheed is a learner seeking to make her learning and thinking visible through an ecosystem of iterative projects such as “architecturally-scaled collages,” (Frieze Magazine, Winter 2018), poems/poetic gestures/words in the proximity of poems, long-form essays, publications, large-scale public works, digital archives, teaching, curriculum development, lecture performances, stand up comedy, and other forms yet to be determined. Her work has been presented at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Institute of Contemporary Art - Philadelphia, the Kitchen, Printed Matter, Jack Shainman Gallery, Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Pinchuk Art Centre, and others.

Artist Talk with Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Tuesday April 3, 7-8:30PM in CVPA 153 at UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road

Kameelah Janan Rasheed is a learner seeking to make her learning and thinking visible through an ecosystem of iterative projects such as “architecturally-scaled collages,” (Frieze Magazine, Winter 2018), poems/poetic gestures/words in the proximity of poems, long-form essays, publications, large-scale public works, digital archives, teaching, curriculum development, lecture performances, stand up comedy, and other forms yet to be determined. Her work has been presented at the 2017 Venice Biennale, Institute of Contemporary Art - Philadelphia, the Kitchen, Printed Matter, Jack Shainman Gallery, Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum, Queens Museum, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Pinchuk Art Centre, and others.

 Reception for the Frederick Douglass Portrait Exhibition Wednesday April 4, 5:30-7:30PM with Artist Talk at 6:30PM New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 33 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740  To celebrate the legacy of Frederick Douglass during the 200th anniversary year of his birth, the Center for Undisciplined Research at UMass Dartmouth organized an exhibition of portraits of Frederick Douglass created by students from the university. The Center chose to make an exhibition of portraits because of Douglass’ reputation as the most photographed person in the 19th century. The pieces in this show represent a variety of mediums including digital painting, charcoal, acrylic painting, colored pencil, graphite, and marker, and the images range from photo-realistic renderings to abstract portrayals. Special thanks to Ellen Mueller’s Figure Drawing class at the College of Visual and Performing Art for contributing work to the exhibit, and thanks to the Frederick Douglass Unity House for hosting the first exhibition of this work.  Featured Artists from UMass Dartmouth:  Caitlyn Barbosa, Sydney Brake, Lydia Collins, Delvina Driscoll, William Hart, Morgan Lobo, Nina Nguyen, Tess Oldfield, Darley Garcia, Mae Pacine, Gina Pantalone, Hanna Rabstejnek, Alaia Rios, Ben Urdi, Ally Watts, Cody Oliveira-Gingras, and Bhen Alan.

Reception for the Frederick Douglass Portrait Exhibition
Wednesday April 4, 5:30-7:30PM with Artist Talk at 6:30PM
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
33 William St, New Bedford, MA 02740

To celebrate the legacy of Frederick Douglass during the 200th anniversary year of his birth, the Center for Undisciplined Research at UMass Dartmouth organized an exhibition of portraits of Frederick Douglass created by students from the university. The Center chose to make an exhibition of portraits because of Douglass’ reputation as the most photographed person in the 19th century. The pieces in this show represent a variety of mediums including digital painting, charcoal, acrylic painting, colored pencil, graphite, and marker, and the images range from photo-realistic renderings to abstract portrayals. Special thanks to Ellen Mueller’s Figure Drawing class at the College of Visual and Performing Art for contributing work to the exhibit, and thanks to the Frederick Douglass Unity House for hosting the first exhibition of this work.

Featured Artists from UMass Dartmouth:

Caitlyn Barbosa, Sydney Brake, Lydia Collins, Delvina Driscoll, William Hart, Morgan Lobo, Nina Nguyen, Tess Oldfield, Darley Garcia, Mae Pacine, Gina Pantalone, Hanna Rabstejnek, Alaia Rios, Ben Urdi, Ally Watts, Cody Oliveira-Gingras, and Bhen Alan.

 Artist Talk with Pallavi Sen Tuesday April 17, 2:15-3:15PM in CVPA 153 at UMass Dartmouth 285 Old Westport Road  Pallavi Sen is from Bombay, India. She works with installation, printmaking, textiles, Instagram, and intuitive movement. Current interests include inner lives of birds and animals, South Asian costumes, domestic architecture, rituals, altars, deities, skate/bro culture, style, pattern history, toxic masculinity, friendship + love, her future lover, farming and the artist as farmer, work spaces, work tables, eco-feminism, love poems, the gates to Indian homes, walking, and cooking deliberately. She supports her work + New York rent through various jobs, projects, spaces, residencies, and schools.

Artist Talk with Pallavi Sen
Tuesday April 17, 2:15-3:15PM in CVPA 153 at UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road

Pallavi Sen is from Bombay, India. She works with installation, printmaking, textiles, Instagram, and intuitive movement. Current interests include inner lives of birds and animals, South Asian costumes, domestic architecture, rituals, altars, deities, skate/bro culture, style, pattern history, toxic masculinity, friendship + love, her future lover, farming and the artist as farmer, work spaces, work tables, eco-feminism, love poems, the gates to Indian homes, walking, and cooking deliberately. She supports her work + New York rent through various jobs, projects, spaces, residencies, and schools.

 Tomorrow we will be painting with RA Tim in Hickory Hall, discussing what it means to have a "culture."

Tomorrow we will be painting with RA Tim in Hickory Hall, discussing what it means to have a "culture."