Saturday, February 14, 2009


12am-1am; Saturday, February 21

Using various instruments provided by the workshop (kazoos, maracas, trash cans), participants will work together to create a musical piece. Group improvisation will coalesce into an explosion of sound, which will be recorded and posted online for the participants. Get your song on!

Deborah Lash (graduate student), Alcove Gallery, Fine Arts Bldg, 2nd fl.



Midnight to 9am; Saturday, February 21 in the Sculpture Studio

This is a fluid and open workshop that invites anyone to come collaborate on the construction and launch of an arts parade that will occur immediately after the workshop (well, 10am). Wood, Metal, Plaster, Paint, Sounds, anything goes in the studio!

Tommy Nutt & Daniel Dean (BFA Undergrads) Sculpture Studios, Fine Arts Bldg. 1st fl.

First Annual Winter Sidewalk Arts Parade!

9am; Saturday, February 21

After the workshop the "First Annual Winter Sidewalk Arts Parade" will assemble starting at 9 AM behind the Fine Arts Building in the sculpture Yard. Leaving at 10 AM & proceed across the university and down the sidewalk of University Drive at 10 AM for the official opening of "Point in Space Gallery."

Point in Space Gallery is generously sponsored by Kimco Realty in Old Town, Fairfax. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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OPEN STUDIOS: Visual Arts!

8-10 a.m.; Friday, February 20

Printmaking - Print a monoprint of colorful movement.

Later in the night these prints will be collected into an artist book (see midnight on)

Faculty and Students, B200 Fine Arts Building


10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Friday, February 20

Sculpture – Make a kinetic sculpture.

Adam Bradley (faculty), B108 Fine Arts Building


10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Friday, February 20

Mask Workshop -create masks out of found and commonly available materials

Ken Elston (faculty) Theater Space (PAB A105)


12-2 p.m.; Friday, February 20

Photography - Take an expressive self-portrait wearing a mask.

Sue Wrbican (faculty), B 213 Fine Arts Building


2-4 p.m.; Friday, February 20


Susan Serafin (faculty)

Gallery 123 in Johnson Center


6-8 p.m.; Friday, February 20 

Master of Art Education: ReACT to Art
MAT in Art Education graduate students will lead you through an array of ways to explore art more deeply through multiple intelligences, including visual, kinesthetic, music, and verbal. Learn how to use a FTC Palette to decode all kinds of art.Come join us for some fun reACTIONS to art using your senses!

Mary delPopolo (faculty) and Maria Burke (studentr) B 204 Fine Arts  Building


6-8 p.m.; Friday, February 20 

Digital Arts - Create an animation.

Sean Watkins (faculty), B202 Fine Arts Building


8-10 p.m.; Friday, February 20

Drawing: “Search for Identity”

Maria Karametou (faculty), B111, Fine Arts Building

Collaborative Project: Participants will draw “free style” a life-size figure of themselves centering around the concept of Identity (personal, cultural, etc). The drawings will be juxtaposed one next to the other on the wall to present a continuous “mural,” which will be digitally documented.


10 p.m.-12 a.m.; Friday, February 20

Graphic Design - Create a headline

(Don Starr (faculty), Space TBD


11p.m.; Friday, February 20

“Social (After) Hour”

An informal get-together to talk about Art in all its forms, meet new people and enjoy refreshments.

B111 College Hall (drawing room) and B 108 (sculpture) Fine Arts Building


12 midnight to 7 a.m.; Saturday February 21

Bookmaking: Memories of the Day

Put together a commemorative artist book from the day’s celebration.

Helen Frederick (faculty), Johanna Mueller (graduate student) and advanced printmaking students,


Jazz Bass Master Class – Observation

Grande Tier III, Center for the Performing Arts

12:30-1:30 pm; Friday, February 20

Performing Arts Building, A323

Piano Repertoire Class – Observation

Performing Arts Building, A332

1:30-2:45 pm; Friday, February 20

Lab Band – Observation

John E. Casagrande, A327C Performing Arts Building

1:30-2:45 pm; Friday, February 20

Intro to Musical Theater

3:30-5pm; Friday, February 20

Performing Arts Building, A311

Lab Orchestra – Observation

F W. Taylor, A323 Performing Arts Building

3-5 pm; Friday, February 20

Jazz Workshop – Observation

Richard N. Parrell, A327C Performing Arts Building

3-5 pm; Friday, February 20

Opera workshop – Observation

Richard A. Novak, A323 Performing Arts Building

Friday, February 13, 2009

PERFORMANCE: Music Improvisation!

Random times at Random Places

Doc Nix and Crew, Johnson Center


9-10:15am; Friday, February 20

Participating Intermediate Modern Technique class (wear activewear!)

Connie Dinapoli (faculty), A301 Performing Arts Building


10:30-12noon; Friday, February 20

Observation of Advanced Modern Technique class

Karen Reedy (faculty), A301 Performing Arts Building


10:30-12noon; Friday, February 20

Dance Appreciation – open class

Boris Willis (faculty), Robinson Hall B224

2:30-3:30; Friday, February 20

Patagonian Dance Workshop

Performing Arts Building, A311


7:15-8:15pm; Friday, February 20

Yoga (wear activewear!)

Noelle Snyder (student), A10 Performing Arts Building (Black Box Theater)


8:30-9:30pm; Friday, February 20

Belly Dancing Class (wear activewear!)

Ahmad Maaty (student), A10 Performing Arts Building (Black Box Theater)


9:45-10:45pm; Friday, February 20

Guided Improvisation (wear activewear!)

Prentice Whitlow (student), A10 Performing Arts Building (Black Box Theater)

ACTIVITY: Rituals with Adriane Fang

1 a.m.-4 a.m.; Saturday, February 21


Adriane Fang (faculty), A10 Performing Arts Building (Black Box Theater)


FILM: Dance on Video!


Ongoing video installations

Boris Wills (faculty)

Many locations scattered throughout the Johnson Center, Performing Arts Building and Fine Arts Building


PERFORMANCE: The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial

8pm; Friday, February 20, 8pm, Center for the Arts Concert Hall

LA Theatre Works presents

“The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial”

$38, $30, $19 - Free GMU student tickets available - limited quantity


At Dawn; Saturday, February 21

Everyone will be given two sheets of paper. One sheet of paper is for writing down discoveries of those aspects of our lives participants want to let go and change – old things we wanted to let release into the atmosphere. The second sheet of paper is for writing down the new things we wanted to attract into our lives to replace the old things we were releasing. The paper with the new things we desired in our lives will be kept (maybe we can put into a self-addressed envelope that we can mail back later). The paper with the old things will be transmuted into the light as we set fire and energy in a literal burning. There will be some group movement, communication, meditation accompanying the event and best wishes expressed at the close. It is the intent of the organizers to share the artifacts of the past 24 hours at this time, as well.


2pm - 4:30pm, Friday, February 20

Eric Weissmann is a Hollywood agent/lawyer who has represented actors including Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner, directors including Robert Altman and Martin Scorsese, and writers including Gene Wilder. The event will occur as follows.

Studio A rundown:

Location:  GMU-TV - 4th Floor Innovation Hall

2:00 p.m. Eric Weissmann arrives

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Audience seated

We stop seating at 3 p.m.

3:15-3:45 p.m. Taping

3:45 p.m. - Audience questions after the camera are off.

4:00 p.m. Reception


Audience members need to dress appropriately. There are times when they will be on camera. To see past Studio As, please visit:

Rick Davis is the host.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

ACTIVITY: Rasa Box with Paula Murray Cole!

12noon-2pm and 5-7pm; Friday, February 20

TheaterSpace in Performing Arts Building A105

Paula Murray Cole will be leading participants and observers in RasaBoxes workshops. Rasaboxes trains participants to work holistically to physically express eight key emotions first identified in the Natyasastra, a Sanskrit text that focuses on theater, dance and music. While a balance in rasas theoretically leads to “santa” (peace, bliss), an exploration of this accessible approach to performance produces work that is visceral and integrates acting, movement and voice to engage the whole performer. The possibilities of rasaboxes are endless, and for the marathon, Murray Cole will establish a framework for the fun-filled activities by developing a process for participant’s conscious physical and emotional relationship to the environment and each other. This context will be carried into each activity throughout the day.