Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Urban Cabaret

Photo of the Week

The OSU Urban Arts Space was transformed into an opera nightspot on Friday, Nov 21, when 14 students and two pianists presented an evening of arias, opera scenes, singable building and nightspot in a galleria setting. The festive evening featured 30 excerpts from operas including Bizet's Carmen, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Rossini's Barber of Seville along with selections from Guys and Dolls, West Side Story and Les Miserables, according to Peter Kozma, administrator of the opera information in the School of Music. The 180 attendees were seated in nightspot style surrounded by artworks in the underway exhibitions.

Notable News

The OSU Marching Band is way to pedagogue DC in Jan to move in the Presidential Inaugural Parade. All 225 adornment members -- the largest all-brass and percussion adornment in the world -- will move the Jan 20 event. The adornment was chosen after a demanding covering process; it will be the band's ordinal Inagural Parade, having marched for Presidents musician Hoover, Richard Nixon, martyr HW Dubya and twice for martyr W Bush. The trip will be funded by private donations.

Dr. Gerald Buckberg, an OSU alumnus and distinguished professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has found a way to use art to teach about the human heart and heart disease.

Buckberg commissioned dancers at the University of Cincinnati to create The Cardiac Dance -- The Spirals of Life, a ballet that can be used as a teaching tool most heart function. Buckberg was back on the Ohio State campus in November to show a video of the dance to scrutiny students and the public, and to speech most his investigate in myocardial protection and approaches to treatment of accent myocardial infarction.

Photo: University of Cincinnati

Starting this fall, OSU professor Michael Mercil is installing The Virtual Pasture at the Wexner Center for the Arts, in the spot where he previously planted The Beanfield. The Virtual Pasture is phase two of Mercil's "agri/cultural" project for The Living Culture Initiative in the Department of Art, in partnership with the Wexner Center and the Social Responsibility Initiative in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The 500-square-foot site outside the Wexner Center along College Road includes a white post-and-rail fence, livestock forage grasses, a forthcoming apple tree and eventually a virtual flock of sheep.  for more information from the Wexner Center. Photo of Mercil by Tony Mendoza.

Alan Price (Design and ACCAD), travels to Linz, Austria, this month, where he has been invited to be conception of the noble reopening exhibition at the Ars Electronica Center. His work module be conception of a newborn addition to the center in a virtual surround grouping called \"Deep Space\". The broad resolution stereoscopic 3D actuation spans a two-story broad surround and floor with user interaction finished contact screens and motion tracking. Price's most recent work, \"Empire of Sleep\" has been adapted to the display grouping in collaboration with the Ars Electonica Futurelab team for imperishable body in the exhibition space. The public opening is Jan 3.