College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University

College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University

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We are the College of Visual and Performing Arts. We are a community of more than 2,000 students, faculty, and staff. We are seven academic units (on four campuses), two community academies, two performing arts centers, the nation's best pep band, and many galleries, theaters, and studios. Every one of us can play a vital role in this viral time.

Our visual artists can show us how to find and reveal hidden beauty in chaos or opacity, following the sculptor’s wisdom that the shape’s within the stone.

Our dancers can help us know what it is to balance and soar, first at a safely social distance and then, by design, joyously, together.

Our singers and players can teach us how to breathe with purpose and passion, to resonate together in harmony.

Our actors, who know that all the world’s a stage, can help us imagine what it’s like to be someone else; some call it empathy, they call it craft.

Our filmmakers can show us how to frame an image for maximum meaning, and to make stories out of seemingly disconnected moments.

Our game designers can lead us on quests through imaginary worlds to help us learn to navigate an ever-changing real one.

Our arts managers can help us understand the long-range strategies, the value propositions, and the hidden calculations that make everything possible.

Our academies can reach the youngest and the oldest among us, beginning and extending the artistic journey across the whole continuum of life.

Our Green Machine can prove how people from all points of the human compass come together and make inspiration a contagion.

Our venues will soon resound again with music, dance, and drama; our galleries will welcome back the curious whose eyes, minds, and hearts need nourishment; our studios and screening rooms will hum with the energy of invention. Absence will beget presence with renewed hunger, need, and urgency.

In CVPA we say that the arts create community. This isolating moment challenges and inspires us to find new ways to make that promise true. And the mission has never been so vital.
Call for Submissions: International Symposium for Visual Culture & Exhibitions
ISVC

To whom it may concern,

We are holding the International Symposium for Visual Culture in Washington D.C. in March 14, 2020 and would appreciate if you forward this information to your faculty members, students, and alumni.

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[Call for Submissions: International Symposium for Visual Culture & Exhibitions
ISVC]

Website: http://cicamuseum.com/isvc

We invites artists, scholars, and researchers worldwide to participate in the International Symposium for Visual Culture. The community of artists, researchers and academics meets in the international symposium and participates in the exhibitions.

*Categories & Keywords:
-Modernism
-Postmodernism
-Globalism
-Digital Culture and Social Media
-Mass Culture
-Critical Studies
-Post-humanism
-Originality, Authorship, and Copyright Issues
-Feminist Studies on Visual Culture
-Nationalism and Visual Culture
-New Media Art
-Consumer Culture
-Digital Nomad
-Environmental issues and Visual Culture

[Symposium] International Symposium for Visual Culture (ISVS) 2020 and Pop-up Show & Performances, Washington D.C.
The symposium will be held on March 14, 2020 in Washington D.C., USA. Every artist/researcher of an accepted proposal will be provided with an opportunity to discuss the merits of his or her contribution with peers. It is required that the presenter will register for the symposium and present or perform in a session. We are open to proposals for paper presentations, workshops, experimental sessions, as well as artistic performance.

After the symposium, there will be a Pop-up Show & Performances on the evening of March 14, 2020. Artists and researchers can showcase their projects, portfolios, and do artistic/experimental performances.

[Exhibition] “Visual Culture 2020” at CICA Museum
The international exhibition “Visual Culture 2020” will be held from January 22 to February 9, 2020 at CICA Museum. Participation is optional.

*Installation:

Photographs & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be printed in 10×15 inches, framed, and installed by the museum curators & assistants. If requested by the artist, works can be printed and framed in larger sizes. Additional fees may apply.

Video & Interactive Art
The museum will provide projectors and DVD/DIVX players for the show. Multiple single-channel works will be screen through a projector. The museum curators & assistants will install your work(s) according to your installation guidelines. If the work is required to be screened through a projector exclusively, or more than two projectors/monitors are needed, please indicate the special requirements in the submission email. Additional fees may apply.

Physical Work & Installation Art
The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of his/her physical work to and from CICA Museum, as well as all related expenses. The two-dimensional work should be no larger than 39 inch (1 m) on the longest side, and the installation piece should be no larger than 39x39x79 inches (1 x 1 x 2 m, w x l x h). The work that needs to be mounted on the wall should not exceed 10 kg. Please indicate in the submission email if you are interested in exhibiting works exceeding the size/weight limit.

* Participants of the exhibition at CICA Museum will be required to pay the show processing & maintenance fee: $60 (USD) per work.

*Timeline:
November 25, 2019 Extended Deadline for submissions
October 29 – November 10, 2019 Approvals: Selected artists/researchers will be notified by email.
January 22 – February 9, 2020 Exhibition “Visual Culture 2020” at CICA Museum
March 14, 2020 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ISVC Sessions, Washington D.C.
March 14, 2020 4 a.m. – 7 p.m. ISVC Pop-up show & performances, Washington D.C.
***The schedule is subject to change.

*How to submit your work:
Please send us a proposal (a DOC or PDF file; up to 1200 words; may include max. 10 images and 3 video links) and a bio. Please email them to “[email protected].”
Please write “Submission: Visual Culture 2020 – Presenter’s Name” in the subject line of your email.
*Registration required at the time of the acceptance (more info: http://cicamuseum.com/isvc/registration/).

We look forward to the participation of creative artists/researchers. If you have any questions, please visit our “Contact Us” page (http://cicamuseum.com/contact) and leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Auditions are THIS Saturday - contact us for a reservation time!

The College of Visual and Performing Arts offers programs in Art, Arts Management, Computer Game Design, Dance, Film and Video Studies, Music, and Theater.

Who We Are

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) offers degrees in Art and Design, Dance, Film & Video Studies, Music, Theater, Arts Management, Art Education, and Computer Game Design. Professional and liberal arts courses of study are designed to prepare students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders, and arts entrepreneurs, while enriching the cultura

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Check out the events happening within the College of Visual and Performing Arts this week! Register for select events at https://cvpa.gmu.edu/events.

Linh Trinh An, Doctoral Piano Lecture Recital
Monday, April 04
5:00 PM
Virtual and Public Event
Harris Theatre
Join the livestream with this link >> bit.ly/3J9Nc3T

Hannah Pennisi, Senior Steel Pan Recital
Monday, April 04
6:00 PM
Virtual and Public Event
Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Join the livestream with this link >> bit.ly/3iRl8Y3

Ronald Lee, Senior Steel Pan Recital
Monday, April 04
8:00 PM
Virtual and Public Event
Center for the Arts, Concert Hall
Join the livestream with this link >> bit.ly/3wTYYN9

Gallery Exhibit: Jayne Matricardi
Tuesday, April 05 - Sunday, May 22
Hylton Performing Arts Center

Laurel Nakadate Exhibition: "Mother"
Friday, March 25 - Sunday, May 29
Mason Exhibitions Arlington

Visiting Filmmakers Series: Joseph Le with “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Film Screening and Masterclass
Wednesday, April 06
Masterclass: 1:30 PM; Musical Theater Building, 1005
Film Screening: 4:30 PM; Johnson Center Cinema
Learn more >> bit.ly/38sBAw5

Visual Voices Lecture Series with National Art Education Association Executive Director Mario Rossero
Thursday, April 07
7:30 PM
Virtual Event
Register with this link >> bit.ly/3uaruIz

Everybody
Performing from Thursday, March 31 – Sunday, April 10
Harris Theatre
School of Theater
Buy tickets with this link >> bit.ly/36VNv4A

Colton Morris, Doctoral Percussion Lecture Recital
Thursday, April 07
8:00 PM
Virtual and Public Event
deLaski Performing Arts Building, 3001
Join the livestream with this link >> bit.ly/3KblTqR

La Vie Quotidienne: Haitian Art Exhibition
Friday, April 08 – Saturday, April 30
Gillespie Gallery, Art and Design Building

Josias Ventura, Senior Tuba Recital
Saturday, April 09
4:00 PM
Virtual and Public Event
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Join the livestream with this link >> bit.ly/3j23FfE

Mason Broadway Chorale Showcase
Saturday, April 09
8:00 PM
Hylton Performing Arts Center
Dewberry School of Music
Buy tickets with this link >> bit.ly/3u9aiDo

04/04/2022
04/04/2022

After another successful semester, the Kritikos Anti-Racist Reading Group is coming to a close for the Spring 2022 season.

Join us this Friday, April 8 at 1:00 PM as we celebrate the last session of this semester’s Reading Group with the topic “Black Joy: The Art & Legacy of Cuisines & Foodways of the African Diaspora.”

Tune in for an illuminative conversation celebrating Black food and culture, including discussions of how African cuisine influenced and shaped the Americas.

Learn more about the Kritikos Anti-Racist Reading Group, access reading materials, and join this week’s session on Zoom with this link >> https://bit.ly/3xk1auj

04/02/2022

The free screening of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” (2021) and masterclass with action designer/Mason alum Joseph Le kicks off this Wednesday!

As the action designer for Marvel's 2021 box-office hit "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," Joseph coordinated fight sequences on set, storyboarded action scenes, and further developed his artistic and filmmaking style.

Learn how the School of Art alum's career took him from Mason to Marvel as Joseph leads a masterclass in the Musical Theater Building, 1005 on Wednesday, April 6 at 1:30 PM. Space is limited—register now! >> bit.ly/3tS4gGV

Following the masterclass, join us from a FREE showing of "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" at 4:30 PM in the Johnson Center Cinema and see Joseph’s design talents displayed on the big screen. This event is free, open to the public, and requires no advance registration.

For more information, visit vfs.gmu.edu/events/13207.

03/31/2022

Tune in tomorrow for this week's Kritikos Anti-Racist Reading Group as we discuss the topic: "Anti-Racism & Body Positivity.”

Tomorrow's session begins at 1:00 PM on Zoom. Need access? Follow this link to join sessions, learn more about Kritikos, and check out reading materials >> https://bit.ly/3xk1auj

03/30/2022

Don’t forget! Our first Mason Vision Day is Thursday, April 7th! Get ready to show your Patriot Pride and support the #1 pep band in the nation!

Help our first start off strong! Support today with this link >> advancement.gmu.edu/22mvds

03/30/2022

We’re one week away from the free screening of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” (2021), featuring a masterclass and conversation with Joseph Le, Mason School of Art alum and action designer on the film!

First up, join us Wednesday, April 6 at 1:30 PM in the Musical Theater Building, 1005 for a masterclass with Joseph as he discusses his career path that took him from Mason to Marvel. Space is limited—register now! >> bit.ly/3tS4gGV

Following the masterclass, see Joseph’s design talents displayed on the big screen during a showing of "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" at 4:30 PM in the Johnson Center Cinema. This event is free, open to the public, and requires no advance registration.

For more information—including mask guidelines and location details—visit vfs.gmu.edu/events/13207.

03/29/2022

Thursday, April 14, join the CVPA, the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy and the Center for the Arts at George Mason University as we welcome GRAMMY Award-winning composer Maria Schneider for an intriguing conversation about her boundary-pushing musical career and arts activism, moderated by George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School Professor Sandra Aistars.

A strong voice for music advocacy, Schneider has testified in front of Congress, has given commentary on CNN, participated in round-tables for the United States Copyright Office, and has written various articles on the digital economy as it relates to the music industry and music piracy.

As part of Schneider’s engagement as a 2020-2021 Mason Artist-in-Residence, “Beyond the Notes with Maria Schneider,” features a unique opportunity to hear from Schneider on the complexity of her composition process, the blending of her art and activism, and the significance of copyright protection to an artist’s work.

“Beyond the Notes with Maria Schneider” will be presented in Van Metre Hall on Mason’s Arlington campus beginning at 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 14. This event is free, however registration is required. Register with this link to reserve your spot >> bit.ly/3uFuYlg.

Interested in seeing Schneider conduct her award-winning compositions live? Witness Schneider present her unforgettable musical repertoire with Northern Virginia’s Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra on April 16 at the Center for the Arts. Learn more and purchase tickets at cfa.calendar.gmu.edu/metropolitan-jazz-orchestra.

*Please be aware that Mason COVID Health Checks are required for those attending “Beyond the Notes with Maria Schneider.” For more information, visit www.gmu.edu/mason-covid-health-check.

Photos from College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University's post 03/29/2022

Check out the events happening within the College of Visual and Performing Arts this week! Learn more and register for select events at https://cvpa.gmu.edu/events.

Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair
Tuesday, March 29
2:00 - 5:00 PM
Public Event
Center for the Arts Lobby
Register with this link or with the link in our bio >> https://go.gmu.edu/creativecareers2022

Wind Chamber Ensembles Concert
Wednesday, March 30
8:00 PM
Public Event
deLaski Performing Arts Building, 3001, deLaski Rehearsal Room, Fairfax Campus
Dewberry School of Music

Everybody
Performing from Thursday, March 31 – Sunday, April 10
Public Event
Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
School of Theater
Buy tickets with this link >> bit.ly/36VNv4A

Percussion Ensemble & New Sound Collective Concert
Thursday, March 31
8:00 PM
Public Event
deLaski Performing Arts Building, 3001, de Laski Rehearsal Room, Fairfax Campus
Dewberry School of Music

Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Saturday, April 2
8:00 PM
Public Event
Center for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus
Mason Artist-In-Residence
Buy Tickets with this link >> bit.ly/3wOcSAw

Hannah Miles, Master's Piano Recital
Sunday, April 3
3:00 PM
Virtual and Public Event
Harris Theatre, Fairfax Campus
Dewberry School of Music
Join the livestream with this link >> bit.ly/3Do33u1

03/28/2022

Attention all arts-driven and career-minded Patriots—Mason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair kicks off tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow in the Center for the Arts Lobby from 2:00 to 5:00 PM and meet recruiters from more than 30 arts, media, and design employers seeking Mason students and alumni for internships and paid positions.

Planning to attend? Make sure you register with this link, or with the link in our bio >> https://go.gmu.edu/creativecareers2022

This event is free for all Mason students and alumni. See you there!

03/28/2022

Join us Friday, April 1 at 1:00 pm for this week's Kritikos Anti-Racist Reading Group as we discuss the topic “Anti-Racism & Body Positivity.”

Tune in for discussions about racial inequality and biases within body positive narratives, in addition to conversations on the intersectionality between race, gender identity, sexuality, and the Body Positive Movement.

Learn more about the Kritikos Anti-Racist Reading Group, access reading materials, and join this week’s session on Zoom with this link >> https://bit.ly/3xk1auj

03/25/2022

Mason’s Media, Arts, Design, and Communication Internship and Career Fair is only four days away!

Stop by the Center for the Arts Lobby Tuesday between 2:00 – 5:00 PM and meet recruiters from more than 30 arts, media, and design employers seeking Mason students/alumni for internships and paid positions. Companies include Live Nation, PBS, Wolf Trap, Arena Stage, and more!

The Media, Arts, Design and Communication Internship and Career Fair is free for all Mason students and alumni. Register here >> https://go.gmu.edu/creativecareers2022

03/24/2022

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Help support Doc Nix & The Green Machine on April 7th! 💚💛

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Who We Are

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) offers degrees in Art, Dance, Film & Video Studies, Music, Theater, Arts Management, Art Education, and Computer Game Design.

Professional and liberal arts courses of study are designed to prepare students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders, and arts entrepreneurs, while enriching the cultural life of the Mason Community.

Why Major in the Arts?

Students in CVPA work closely with faculty who are recognized professionals in their fields and bring their talent and expertise to the classroom in order to foster skillful and creative leaders. Our outstanding faculty members strive for innovation and excellence in their classes. Outside of class, three campuses plus the entire Washington DC metro area provide exciting opportunities to experience meaningful internships and other collaborative endeavors within the arts.

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