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The Basement Gallery is hosting “Play the Knave” this Thursday February 23rd, 2017.
Play the Knave is a motion capture video game that allows players to design and perform scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. The game engages users in dramatic production, helping them understand and enjoy a Shakespeare play through the act of staging it. Users can customize their scene ( selecting script, avatars, and theater space) and perform it karaoke-style, by reading the lines on screen. This is no ordinary karaoke experience, however.
Submissions are now open for new works by student filmmakers for Film Fest @ UC Davis 2017. Celebrating its 17th year, the committee is seeking short films no longer than eight minutes in length (including credits) by April 21. Entries are open to all UC Davis students and recent graduates.
The festival itself will be held in late May at the historic Varsity Theatre in Davis.
The Basement Gallery is accepting submissions via email for “She Persisted: The Art of Protest.” The deadline for submissions is midnight Feb. 26. The exhibition is scheduled to open Mar. 8
Continuing the momentum of the recent and hugely successful international Women’s March, the Basement Gallery hosts a show honoring protest and resistance. This exhibition is an International Women’s Day Art Show.
P•P•O•W is pleased to present Tie Me to the Mast, a solo exhibition by Annabeth Rosen, a distinguished sculptor in the community of West Coast ceramicists. Her work explores the fundamental properties of ceramics by directly confronting the aesthetic and chemical relationships between sculptural form and painterly surface.
Gina Werfel, Art Professor, is exhibiting her paintings called “Geographies” in the Elizabeth Moss Galleries. Inspired by her stay in Singapore in 2015 while teaching at Yale-NUS College, Werfel’s paintings now incorporate motifs that are stenciled or collaged and interrupted by her gestural brush marks. While a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome last spring, Werfel renewed her interest in ceiling paintings and incorporates their spatial complexity in her works.
“Who Is U.S?” explores and honors the diverse identities of artists in America. This timely exhibition opens on Inauguration Day, Friday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Basement Gallery on the lower level of the Art Building. The exhibition is free and open to all.
Art professor Annabeth Rosen has received a USA Fellowship Award from United States Artists. The award carries an unrestricted $50,000 cash award. A sculptor who works in ceramics, Rosen has held the Robert Arneson Endowed Chair in the Department of Art and Art History since 1997.
The Art Building is located on Hutchison Drive, about halfway between the Memorial Union and Mrak Hall on the UC Davis campus. There is limited parking behind the building, but there is visitor parking nearby, across the Arboretum in lot VP5.