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Arts|Science Graduate Collaboration Grants, Arts|Science Initiative at UChicago

Information from the Arts|Science Initiative website:

Call for Proposals

2010–2011 Academic Year

The Arts|Science Initiative, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories, is launching a pilot program of Arts|Science Graduate Collaboration Grants to encourage independent cross-disciplinary research between students in the arts and the sciences. Graduate students from areas such as art history, music, cinema and media studies, theater and performance, creative writing, or visual arts are encouraged to pair up with graduate students from astronomy and astrophysics, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geophysical sciences, math, physics, or statistics areas for joint creative projects. Each group may consists of two or more graduate students, with at least one in the arts and one from the sciences, who work together over the course of two quarters to investigate a subject from the perspectives offered by their disciplines. Projects will be conducted between January–May 2011, with a public presentation scheduled at the end of the academic year. The projects may take the form of a publishable paper, photographs, film, music score, performance, theater piece, or documented research experiment, etc. Proposals will be reviewed and selected in the fall quarter by a faculty jury comprised of members from the arts and the sciences.

Projects may, but need not be, part of a larger MA/MFA or PhD or course research endeavor. Applicants must have an endorsement by a faculty member. The objective is to identify and encourage innovative interactions between students from sciences and the arts. The review process will be competitive and the proposals will be evaluated on the basis of a number of criteria, including cross-disciplinary innovation and scholarly risk-taking. Successful proposals may request up to $2,000 to cover costs for materials, use of media labs, computation facilities, and in some cases machine-shop time, as well as costs associated with the design, implementation, literary documentation, specific joint research travel, publication and/or presentation of the project.

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Art: Shared Dreams, Vassilen Vasevski and Alexander Telalim, Avram Eisen Gallery, November 5-30

Shared Dreams

Blue Angel by Alexander Telalim
“Nymph IV” by
Alexander Telalim

Paintings by Vassilen Vasevski
and Alexander Telalim

Opening: Friday, November 5th, 5-9 p.m.
Show runs through November 30th

Our November offering at the gallery features the evocative work of two accomplished artists, Vassilen (Vassi) Vasevski, and Alexander (Sasha) Telalim.

These two painters are friends and have much in common. They are both Bulgarian born and have have achieved Masters degrees from the Academy
of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. Both have had their works exhibited widely across Europe and have shared their considerable talents broadly in the American art arena. And both of their work captures beautiful women in meditative states. Hence the name
of our show–Shared Dreams.

It has been said of Vassi’s work:
“…Delicate and discreet, his paintings stand unencumbered by multilevel symbolic messages The metaphoric expression gives away to flowing transitions of color, to a longing for tranquility and spiritual harmony….These paintings represent an intensified state, a concentration of emotion that seeks peaceful tranquility hidden behind the closed eyes of a woman.”

–Dr. Daniela Chulova-Markova, Art Critic

And of Sasha’s:
“His inherent creative freedom and his ability to reveal the internal essence of the object bring life to everything his brush touches on.  Telalim’s pictures are engendered in a peculiar meditative state – both the key to the “magic garden” and the flower that we carry away.”                 —Newspaper “L’Elsace”, France“… a dream that goes beyond reality… ” –“Literaturen Vestnik”, Sofia

Avram Eisen Gallery
5204 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL  60625

PHONE: 773-271-3008

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Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium on Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Purdue University, Abstract Deadline December 15

11th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Symposium
Sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures’
Graduate Student Committee at Purdue University
Saturday, March 5, 2011

We welcome submissions in all areas of the Arts, Humanities, and
Social Sciences including, but not limited to, foreign languages and
literature, English, creative writing, linguistics, anthropology,
psychology, cultural studies, the visual arts, theater, music,
philosophy and history. Proceedings from the symposium will be
published in an online format.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Thomas Turino is a Professor of Music and
Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Beginning in 1977 he conducted four years of fieldwork on indigenous
and mestizo music in Peru resulting in the books Moving Away from
Silence (1993, Chicago), and Music in the Andes (2007, Oxford) and
numerous articles. In 1992, he began working in Zimbabwe to produce
Nationalists, Cosmopolitans, and Popular Music in Zimbabwe (2000,
Chicago) and various articles. In 2008, he published Music as Social
Life: The Politics of Participation (Chicago) which summarizes a
variety of theoretical ideas for ethnomusicology students. Currently
he is working on old-time string band music in the United States.

Abstract Submissions:
Please submit all abstracts of no more than 300 words by December 15,
2010 via email as an MSWord or PDF attachment to contacts Shogo
Sakurai: and Karen Morgan: In
your submission email please include the presenter’s name, institution
of affiliation, email address, phone number and any audio-visual
requirements for the presentation. Please omit identifying information
from the actual abstract document.

Visit for
details and updates.

$10.00 fee will be charged for accepted papers.

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Zalgiris / Grunwald / Tannenberg 600th Anniversary Exhibit at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, October 15-17

October 15, 2010 – October 17, 2010 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Zalgiris / Grunwald / Tannenberg 600th Anniversary
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629

Join the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, along with members of the Polish community, for the LITHPEX-POLPEX 2010 Exhibit, an event that will commemorate the 600th anniversary of The Battle of Zalgiris / Grunwald / Tannenberg

The Battle of Zalgiris (Grunwald) or Battle of Tannenberg was fought on July 15, 1410, during the Lithuanian-Polish-Teutonic War. The alliance of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, led respectively by King Jogaila (Wladyslaw Jagiello) and Grand Duke Vytautas (Witold), decisively defeated the Teutonic Knights, led by Grand Master Ulrich von Jungingen. Most of the Teutonic Knights’ leadership were killed or taken prisoner. The battle shifted the balance of power in Eastern Europe and marked the rise of the Polish-Lithuanian union as the dominant political and military force in the region. The battle was one of the largest battles in Medieval Europe and is regarded as the most important victory in the history of Poland and Lithuania.

Exhibit and Lecture Series at the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

Opening Day: Friday, October 15, 10 AM – 8 PM
1 – 2 PM Introduction of the exhibit to the press
3 PM Lecture (in Lithuanian) “Lietuvos totoriai: Žalgirio mušyje ir šiandien” (Lithuanian Tartars in the Battle of Tannenberg and Today) by Lithuanian Tartars: Dr. A. Jakubauskas, journalist V. Malinauskas, historian E. Lukoševicius.

General Exhibition Information:

The official exhibit opens Saturday, October 16, and will remain open between 10 AM – 6 PM. Exhibition will also remain open on Sunday, October 17 between 10 AM – 4 PM.

MORE INFORMATION: Contact Violeta Rutkauskiene, e-mail:, or John Variakojis, You may also call us at (773)582-6500.

Event Cost: $5
More Information
Phone: 773-582-6500
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R.E.M./Dreamscapes Dance Film Screenings, October 12, October 13


Claudia Cassidy Theater
FREE Admission
Tuesday, October 12
6pm: Networking Reception
7pm: Dance Film Screening

Wednesday, October 13
6pm: Dance Film Screening
7pm: Dance & Dreams Discussion

Hedwig Dances and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs present the fourth annual Dance for the Camera festival featuring dance films that blur the lines between reality and dreams. Co-curated by Jan Bartoszek, Artistic Director of Hedwig Dances, and Sarah Best, independent artist and curator, this selection of dance films arouses, puzzles, frightens, and delights. Expressing fears and desires, the films demonstrate that poetic work can often contain deeper meaning and more clarity than narrative work.

(BLACK) LIGHT (world premiere)
Deirdre Towers, USA, 2010; 5:42
In a space you’d rather not be? Shed a few layers of darkness and embrace the light.

A screen adaptation for Katherine Crockett, principal of Martha Graham Dance Company, based on a flamenco solo choreographed by Deirdre Towers set to the music of Paul Jared Newman with a sculpture by Macedonian artist Bojan Mitrevski and cinematography by Dikayl Rimmasch, director of the American Masters documentary on the Cuban bass player Cachao.

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Expression of Beauty & Life by Alexander Tkachenko & Leonid Kozlov at the Ukrainian National Museum, though October 31

October 1, 2010 – October 31, 2010 – 7:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ukrainian National Museum
2249 W. Superior St, Chicago, IL 60612


Opening Friday, Oct 1st at 7:00 pm and continuing through Oct. 30, 2010


Alexander Tkachenko, rated as a master artist in his native Ukraine, has developed his own style based
on the traditions of the Renaissance masters. Subtle forms and free-flowing lines render his subjects as seamless as the tonality of his colors. His work is steeped in imagery with ancient and modern symbols. Tkachenko received his degree from the Dnipropetrovsk College of Art and in 1987 was accepted as a member of the Artists’ Union of Ukraine, where he worked as a designer and graphic artist. Several of his works received prestigious awards at the Eastern European Graphics Art show in Antwerp, Holland, in 1989.

Since 1991 Mr. Tkachenko has taken permanent residence in the United States where he works actively as a professional artist. His projects include mural fresco paintings in public and private interiors, book illustrations and of course his painting. Tkachenko’s works are exhibited in and represented by The Opus Gallery in Cleveland, the Alla Rogers Gallery in Washington, the Gallery Birmingham in Birmingham, Michigan, and other venues. His works are owned by private collectors in Europe and North America. The Ukrainian National Museum is proud to have his artwork in its permanent collection.

Leonid Kozlov, a member of Ukrainian artistic society, completed his studies at the Kyiv Arts Academy in 1982. He is well-known as an artist who created an entire group of exquisite works dedicated to the art of the dance and ballerinas. Visitors will observe how that inspiration has impacted the gracefulness of his sculptures in bronze. Slender, posed figures express an internal energy that is skillfully captured in the artistry of Leonid Kozlov’s sculpture. He carries the spectator into his spiritual landscape which is deeply rooted in Ukrainian soil. Leonid Kozlov was born in Kyiv in 1954. His works are displayed in museums throughout Ukraine and are found in private collections in Germany, Great Britain, the United States, Sweden, Russia, France, and Finland. The artist has had various personal exhibits and projects including international exhibits in Vienna, Austria; Paris, France; Berlin, Germany; Kyoto, Japan; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

The Ukrainian National Museum is located in the heart of the Ukrainian Village, at 2249 West Superior Street in Chicago.
Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission: Adults $5.00, Children under 12 – Free.

Event Cost: $5
More Information
Phone: (312) 421-8020, Anna Chychula
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Peterson/ Antonovych/ Niespodziewana Exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, through October 31

September 17, 2010 – October 31, 2010 – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Peterson/ Antonovych/ Niespodziewana
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is pleased to welcome Corinne D. Peterson, Anya Antonovych and Malwina Niespodziewana for a group exhibition in conjunction with Chicago Artists Month 2010.

Peterson/ Antonovych/ Niespodziewana explores each of the artists’ recent personal responses to intangibilities of decay, weathering and the self.

Chicago-based artist Corinne D. Peterson will present terracotta sculptures and wall pieces inspired by her visceral connection to the earth matter she manipulates and represents.

Painter Anya Antonovych will share mixed media paintings from her series “There is a Crack in Everything”, referencing the revelations to be found in imperfection and deterioration.

Polish artist Malgorzata Malwina Niespodziewana will present works on paper from her “Kobro Project”, and an exploration of the ‘universal body’, including dioramic scenes and print works from the collection at the Polish museum in Chicago, and her studio in Poland.

For more information on Chicago Artists Month, please visit

Gallery Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.

Event Cost: $5 suggested donation
More Information
Phone: (773) 227-5522
Email: Natalie Clark,
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Trias Residency for Writers at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Deadline November 1

The following job announcement comes to CEERES from Kristen Welsh, Assistant Professor, Russian Area Studies Program, Hobart and William Smith Colleges:

The new Trias Residency for Writers at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Geneva, New York, USA) may be of interest to some of you or to your friends and colleagues. Although the residency will be housed in the English department, it is open to writers who work in non-English languages, as long as they are willing to translate small portions of their work into English for public readings and have sufficiently good spoken English to carry out the modest teaching duties associated with the residency.

Full information can be found at this site: The application deadline is November 1, 2010.

The Peter Trias Residency for Writers at Hobart and William Smith Colleges has been designed to give poets and fiction writers time to write. Created with the working artist in mind, academic expectations are structured for sustained interaction with our best students while providing the freedom necessary to produce new work. We hope to create an environment where a  literary person can work and contribute to the intellectual environment of the Colleges and the town of Geneva. The residency offers a generous salary.

In the fall, the writer is in full-time residency and teaches one advanced workshop to select students.  In the low-residency spring semester, the writer makes scheduled visits to campus and runs a small tutorial through electronic media.

QUALIFICATIONS: A writer of national or international reputation with well-received book publications and a demonstrable ability to teach undergraduate students. Applications for the Residency are due November 1, 2010.

COMPENSATION: The position pays $70,000 and includes full benefits, spacious housing and an office.

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Bohdan Borzemsky Graphic Art Exhibit at The Ukrainian National Museum, September 3-26

Ukrainian National Museum

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THATCamp Chicago 2010, an ‘Unconference’ Designed to Inspire Collaborations; Application Deadline October 1

The following message comes to CEERES from The University of Chicago’s Department of Art History

Northwestern University Libraries and Departments of Gender Studies and English in partnership with The University of Chicago Division of the Humanities and The Newberry Library are pleased to announce the first THATCamp Chicago. THATCamp Chicago 2010 will be held on Saturday, November 20 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Over the past few years, the Center for History and New Media <>  has been helping to organize a series of “unconferences” called THATCamp <>  (“The Humanities and Technology Camp.”)  These unconferences are based on the idea that some of the most productive work of conferences happens in the hallways and in more informal gatherings.  With this in mind THATCamp is based on conversations and not the delivery of papers.  They are “lightweight” and are paid for, in part, by attendee donations.

The structure of the conference is decided when everyone arrives, and applications do not include a paper proposal.  Instead, applicants explain why they want to attend and explain current projects on which they might like to collaborate.  In addition, some THATCamps include a “Bootcamp,” which is a series of workshops that teach concrete tools or skills.  These workshops are designed for beginners, and the hope is that attendees leave with something new to tinker with. THATCamp Chicago is planning a Bootcamp that may include workshops on Processing <> , Omeka <> , Geographic Information Systems, and Design Tools for the Digital Humanities.

Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2010. Find out more at

Amanda Rybin
Assistant Director, Visual Resources Center
The University of Chicago Department of Art History
5540 South Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 834-5411 |

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