Oscar-winning movie director John Avildsen, known for such major films as Rocky and The Karate Kid, will give a free lecture on Wednesday, April 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 241 of the Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St. on the SMU campus. His appearance is hosted by the Division of Film and Media Arts in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts and is sponsored by the Vincent Lopez Serafino Jenevein law firm and the Sports & Entertainment Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association.
For more information contact the SMU Meadows Division of Film and Media Arts at 214-768-2129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special 1-hour behind the scenes animation presentation with technical artist Fran Kalal.
Fran Kalal joined pixar animation studios in 2007. She began working as a prop and sets shading artist for the short film, Presto. Following Presto, she moved on to work as a character shading artist for some of the background robots in the Academy Award®-winning feature Wall-E.
For more information call 214.768.2787.
Join Marc Bamuthi Joseph/Living Word Project for a FREE Two-Day Devised Theater Intensive at SMU Meadows
The award winning Marc Bamuthi Joseph will work with SMU Theater and Dance students and local artists from Dallas over two-full days, to share best practices around developing movement-based performance work.
Bamuthi's next piece in this artistic vein is called /peh-LO tah/, and is a Balinese-style shadow play that examines global economies and sexual identities through the lens of soccer's World Cup.
Email Clyde Valentin email@example.com, Director of the Arts + Urbanism Initiative for further information.
Bring your lunch and relax in the Taubman Atrium for a lively noontime concert by the Meadows Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dylan Smith. This concert will be a preview of the MJO spring concert that will take place in Greer Garson Theatre at 8 PM on Friday, April 24th. The MJO explores the traditions of large ensemble jazz from the traditions of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Buddy Rich, Gordon Goodwin, Tom Kubis, and other jazz greats.
For more information call 214.768.3680 or contact Dylan Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Engaged Learning Fellow Natalia Perea (B.F.A. Dance Performance, B.A. English ’15) will showcase her photography exhibition on the passionate flamenco dance culture in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in a gallery opening event on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Doolin Gallery.
This exhibition, made possible through an Engaged Learning Grant and a Meadows Exploration Award, will feature original photographs by Amaya Perea and is curated by Natalia Perea.
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Graduating seniors in the Division of Film and Media Arts present their final film projects.
6 p.m. – Reception
7:00 p.m. – Film Screenings
For more information call 214-768-2129 or email email@example.com.
The Division of Film and Media Arts presents a screening celebrating the best student-made productions of the past year.
For more information call 214.768.2129.
The opening of the B.F.A. Qualifying Exhibition at the Pollock Gallery, originally scheduled for May 2, will be rescheduled for Saturday, May 9, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition runs from May 9 to May 16..
The annual spring exhibition of B.F.A. candidates in the Division of Art features works in a wide-ranging variety of styles and mediums.
See Full Details on the Pollock Gallery:
For more information call 214.768.4439.
UPDATE, 5/4 - The opening of the B.F.A. Qualifying Exhibition at the Pollock Gallery, originally scheduled for May 2, will be on SATURDAY, MAY 9 (6-8 p.m.)
For more information call 214.768.4439.
SMU Program Council and SMU Student Theatre (SMUST) Partner to Produce Spring Awakening in Meadows
Students of all majors put together a full-scale musical in only 24 hours. Spring Awakening will involve 35 students from various majors and will be rehearsed and put together on the SMU campus in only 24 hours.