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By Karen Nikos-Rose on November 27, 2018

Painter to speak Thursday in lecture series

Angelina Gualdoni, who creates paintings by pouring directly onto a canvas, will speak in the Art Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series Thursday, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Her drawing via liquid creates a capricious and unpredictable ground and forms a base, both in terms of material and narrative. After one or often several layered pours, Gualdoni adds markings in heavier paint over top, defining objects or spaces.

Gualdoni, a native of San Francisco based in New York,  attended Washington University School of Art in St. Louis, received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, and earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Gualodoni has had solo exhibitions at the St. Louis Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York; Kavi Gupta, Chicago; and Galeria Senda, Barcelona.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 29, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Manetti Shrem Museum, Community Education Room

More information on visiting artists here.

Also Thursday: Big Bands

Big Bands — Featuring the music of Aretha Franklin, plus Latin Jazz and Jazz Funk Fusion, and the premiere of Inauguration Day, a suite by Jácam Manricks, the Jazz Bands’ director, who based the new work on a composition of his titled “Cry.” 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center. Tickets are available online.

This week, catch the last of the veteran exhibition at alumni center

The exhibition honoring veterans as 100th Anniversary of the End of World War One runs through today only — Friday — Nov. 30, at the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center. The Arts Blog covered this story in August. “A Salute to All Our Veterans” celebrates the anniversary of the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. This exhibition includes historic photos from the UC Davis Library documenting the contributions of the UC Farm (which would become UC Davis) to the war effort through agricultural education and farming technological developments, along with historical photos by Paul Hollingshead taken at Camp Kearney, California, and Paul Hollingshead’s Army uniform. Paul Hollingshead is a UC Davis alumnus.

Tickets still available for Poundstone on Friday

Comedian Paula Poundstone, a frequent panelist on NPR’s weekly news quiz show Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. The program notes: “She improvises like a jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net. There’s a disarming ease in her craft, an immediate sense that she's so quick on her feet you need never worry about the possibility of something going wrong.” Tickets are available online.

And, don't miss this interview with her in the Mondavi blog.

Coming up!

The Every-Body, No-Body dance performance, a new work featuring graduate and undergraduate students, is now on for Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 6-8, at 7 o’clock nightly, with an additional performance at 2 p.m. Dec. 8, in Main Theatre, Wright Hall.

The choreographers are Kota Yamazaki and Mina Nishimura, whose work is strongly rooted in “butoh,” a form of Japanese dance theatre. They are Granada artists in residence this quarter in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

Tickets ($10 adult, $9 faculty/staff, $7 students/seniors) are available online.

Coming on Dec. 3, an exclusive appearance of a sold-out show

One of the stars of the national tour of the award-winning musical "Dear Evan Hansen" will be at UC Davis prior to opening in the sold-out San Francisco engagement “Dear Evan Hansen”

Jessica Phillips will discuss her career as a stage and television actor and perform at UC Davis on Dec. 3, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The presentation/performance takes place in the Main Theatre of Wright Hall and is free and open to the public.

Phillips comes to Davis prior to a sold-out engagement of the Tony Award-winning musical at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre.

She has been earning critical acclaim for her portrayal of the hero’s mother. The Los Angeles Times’ Charles McNulty has written “Jessica Phillips, [has] wonderfully balancing maternal sympathy with single parent grit.”

For her UC Davis appearance, Phillips will be joined onstage by her husband, actor Tad Wilson (Broadway’s “Getting the Band Back Together,” “Bonnie and Clyde,” “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” and “Rock of Ages”). Pianist Graham Sobelman will accompany the couple.  More information.

Contributed by Michael G. French, College of Letters and Science

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