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News Articles with Topic: Arts / Culture

UCR Palm Desert’s MFA celebrates 10th anniversary

What has made this low residency, self-sustaining program successful, can be attributed to three factors: it embraces fiction genre writing, it teaches students the business aspect of writing, and is driven by student success, boasting a publication/production rate of more than 75 percent within two years of graduating.
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Hip-hop diaspora: Life, culture and academia

When Imani Kai Johnson was in graduate school, she began thinking about what hip-hop is – and where it’s going. Several years later, Johnson created her own space to showcase and discuss the future of hip-hop studies. On Dec. 7-9, the University of California, Riverside’s Department of Dance will host the fourth biennial Show & Prove Hip Hop...
By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Deconstructing the indestructible ‘Luke Cage’

“How do you show that he’s bulletproof?” asks artist and University of California, Riverside professor John Jennings, while discussing Marvel superhero Luke Cage. “You have to shoot him. You have to have a black man during the Black Lives Matter movement shot every episode to prove that he’s bulletproof. And that’s problematic.” Luke Cage and his...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR poet wins 2018 American Book Award

There was a time when Rachelle Cruz, M.F.A. ’12, had all but given up on getting her poetry collection published. A 10-year labor of love, she recalled sending out “ God’s Will for Monsters ” 20-25 times before taking a two-year break from her attempts. As a last-ditch effort, Cruz submitted her collection to Inlandia Institute’s second annual...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Rolling out the ‘Red Carpet’

"Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin: Red Carpet in C" (Nikolay Maslov) Walk into the Culver Center of the Arts, and you’ll immediately find yourself immersed in the new, large-scale exhibition by Yunhee Min and Peter Tolkin. Three gigantic, undulating swathes of red fabric extend toward the entryway, inviting viewers to walk directly onto the massive...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Rare camera collection goes to Calif. Museum of Photography

The California Museum of Photography has received a robust donation of American field view cameras, filling a significant gap in the museum’s collection. Donor Larry Pierce, a mineralogist and majority owner of Phoenix-based Fiberquant Analytical Services, gifted his collection of more than 500 cameras, as well as hundreds of related accessories...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Nalo Hopkinson enters Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman Universe’

Author will pen “House of Whispers,” a new comic series rooted in Afro-Caribbean culture
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR Arts Exhibition blurs boundaries of art and architecture

“Red Carpet in C” will open at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts on Aug. 18
By Madeline Adamo | | Arts / Culture

UCR ARTS celebrates new name, purpose

The newly renamed arts institution will bring enhanced programming and scholarship to downtown Riverside
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Historian’s database offers new view of colonial California

Through his Pobladores Project, Steven Hackel spotlights the non-American Indian settlers and soldiers who lived in California between 1769 and 1850
By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture

Graphic Novel Adaptation of “Kindred” Nominated for Eisner Award

John Jennings discusses the challenge of transforming the beloved classic into a best-selling graphic novel.
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

$1 million grant reaffirms UCR’s commitment to the humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s gift leverages campaign support to fund 26 faculty fellowships at the Center for Ideas and Society
By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture

ARTSblock exhibition features public’s work alongside artist’s

The Culver Center will host an exhibition featuring photography submitted by the community in conjunction with installations by Xavier Cázares Cortéz
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Exhibition explores 20th Century through the lens of dust

A peculiar photograph leads to an examination of modernity, war, and ruin in “A Handful of Dust”
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Fujimoto family diaries now available online

The UC Riverside Library has completed a six-month digitization process of 45 Fujimoto family diaries totaling more than 24,000 BY MELANIE RAMIRO RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( library.ucr.edu ) – On March 11, 1942, the life of one Riverside family was shattered when United States government officials took local farmer Toranosuke Fujimoto into federal custody...

New poetry collection explores life’s questions, great and small

“The Wilderness” by Maurya Simon is now available. (Jaime Clifford) RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) — How do you encapsulate several decades of your life? That was the question for Maurya Simon , professor emerita in the Department of Creative Writing and professor of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Riverside, while putting...
By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

Creative writing faculty and alumni to appear at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( www.ucr.edu ) — The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is right around the corner and a number of faculty and alumni from UCR’s Department of Creative Writing and the UCR Palm Desert Center’s Low-Residency MFA program will be participating in a host of conversations and readings. The largest of its kind in the United States —...

UC Riverside alumnus wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Frank Bidart '62 earned the award for his book "Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016"
By Tess Eyrich | | Arts / Culture, University

Music + technology = online jammin’ at UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Wanted: Music professionals and amateurs. A free online workshop called Online Jammin’ will be offered on Saturday, April 21 for musicians looking to learn new techniques using free online technology programs. Local participants wishing to take the daylong workshop in-person can visit the Experimental, Acoustic, Research Studio...

Dancing toward a future rooted in ancestral knowledge

Dance artists from Guatemala, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States will offer dance performances and workshops at UC Riverside
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