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In Memoriam: Adon Foster
adon.jpg2014 has been a difficult year for the Miami Department of Music, with the passing of Sandy Seefeld and Liz Lane, two beloved emerita faculty members. Now we have lost the distinguished violinist Adon Foster, who taught in the Department of Music for more than thirty years. Adon passed away on October 18, 2014, just a few weeks shy of his ninety-fifth birthday. He is survived by his wife Kay and daughters Debbie and Vicki.
MUAM October 2014 e-News
Current exhibitions and upcoming programs.
An Artist's Life with Vascular Dementia
When vascular dementia took its hold on Harry Hansen, an award-winning artist and art professor, the disease stole much of his identity. After a hiatus from artistic creation, his wife and daughter inspired him to use art as a therapeutic method to regain a creative and intellectual quality of life that lay dormant for half a decade.
Looking for Trouble, Cage Gallery Exhibit
Professor Murali Paranandi and John Reynolds have curated an exhibit entitled “Looking for Trouble” that investigates the legacy of modernism through the lens of six houses from Alterstudio Architecture...
Theater: "The Little Dog Laughed" opens Oct. 22
Miami University’s department of theatre presents "The Little Dog Laughed," by Douglas Carter Beane, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-25, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 25-26, in Studio 88 Theatre.
Viva Miami: Nov. 22nd, 2014
viva-poster-2014.pngViva Miami! is a day of mock auditions and a workshop for singers who want to improve their audition skills.
Students shape steel into Freedom Summer Chimes
FSChimes2.jpgNathan Foley MFA (Miami '14), Jesse Thayer (Miami '14) and Brandon Lowery MFA (Miami '16) spent a good part of their summer shaping sheets of steel. The resulting treelike structures are the Freedom Summer Chimes. Madeline Haigh, a senior majoring in art, later painted text on the tree trunks.
"People Get Ready! Meditations on Freedom Summer" Oct. 13
Experience an evening of performances marking the 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project.
Reflections and Responses
Gallery Talk, Sunday, October 12, 2 p.m. Reflections and Responses: Faces of Freedom Summer Herbert Randall, New York Reception: 3-4 p.m. [Co-sponsored by Association of Black Faculty & Staff (ABFAS)] Join Herbert Randall, a freelance photographer originally from Bronx, New York, as he reflects on his work the Faces of Freedom Summer. An unlikely candidate to travel south, Randall was persuaded by the director of the Mississippi Summer Project, Sanford R. Leigh, to travel to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to document members of the African American community as well as volunteers in their effort to assist with black voter registration in the South.