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May
25
Fri
SELF- Solo exhibition featuring the work of Clarissa R Gerber @ MSU Union Art Gallery
May 25 – Jul 21 all-day
SELF- Solo exhibition featuring the work of Clarissa R Gerber @ MSU Union Art Gallery | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Self – Clarissa R Gerber

Show Dates: May 25- July 21, 2018
Reception:
Saturday, July 21

Artist Statement

Whether understood as complex physiological organisms or as souls swaddled in flesh, humans embody mystery and potentiality. My interest goes beyond the unseen and incorporeal elements to embrace the physicality of people as well as their collective psychology. I find subtle moments revealing—the tension in an arm, the curve of a shoulder, the intense look in an eye, and the connections people make when they look at each other.

My work rides the edge between different modes of painting with color acting as a central component. I am drawn to that space where representation meets abstraction and where volume and flatness intersect. Overlapping marks create layers of paint that both reveal and conceal, similar to our physical surroundings’ ability to both reflect and influence our identity. My current series acts as both a study of persona and as conduit to express emotion for myself, for the model, and for the viewer. Through the use of color and the expressive language of paint, my work connects the personal to that which links us as human beings.

Biography

Clarissa R Gerber received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Michigan State University in 2011. Gerber is a figurative painter who uses color and the expressive language of paint to present the human form, both physically and psychologically. Her work has been exhibited numerous times in national juried exhibitions, including the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Brooklyn, New York; Gallery 263 in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, Illinois; and First Street Gallery in New York City. In 2015, Gerber had a solo exhibition entitled Sensation in the Sheetz and McLanahan Galleries on the campus of Penn State Altoona. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional information and images of Gerber’s work are available at ClarissaRGerber.com.

Jun
1
Fri
SOMETIMES BLUEBIRD- Group Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace
Jun 1 – Jul 15 all-day
SOMETIMES BLUEBIRD- Group Exhibition @ (SCENE) Metrospace | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

SOMETIMES BLUEBIRD

June 2 – July 15, 2018
Reception Friday, June 1, 2018 6–8pm

Sometimes Bluebird featuring the work of Marcos Valella, Britta Urness, and Jacquelynn Sullivan. This special exhibition is organized by Britta Urness. Sometimes Bluebird brings the work of three artists together to discover new layers of abstraction, the relationship between humans and experience, and what can materialize as an object – as an artwork – or appear as an activity. All three artists lean on differing subject matter (permanence, action, memory, communication, the self) and the resulting installations can be read as both ephemeral or long-lasting.

Jun
9
Sat
Love & Other Junk @ Summer Circle Courtyard
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm
Love & Other Junk @ Summer Circle Courtyard

Love & Other Junk                                   

World Premiere

Book by Rob Roznowski

Music by Seth Burk

 

Directed by Brad Willcuts

Musical Direction by Seth Burk

 

http://theatre.msu.edu/productions/summer-circle-theatre/full-repertoire/2018-sct-season/love-junk/

 

A collection of short scenes and songs about love from a younger perspective. This funny and touching world premiere musical is based on interviews with kids and offers insight into how they feel about love.

 

Performance Dates:

Friday, June 8, 2018 – 6:30p.m.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – 6:30p.m.

Friday, June 15, 2018 – 6:30p.m.
Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 6:30p.m.

 

(A musical for the whole family)

Amour @ Summer Circle Courtyard
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm
Amour @ Summer Circle Courtyard

Amour

Music by Michel Legrand
Libretto by Didier van Cauwelaert

Adapted from Le Passe-Muraille by Marcel Aymé (Les Éditions Gallimard)

English adaptation by Jeremy Sams

 

Directed by Rob Roznowski

Choreographed by Alisa Hauser

Musical Direction by Dave Wendelberger

 

http://theatre.msu.edu/productions/summer-circle-theatre/full-repertoire/2018-sct-season/amour/

 

This charming French musical follows the adventures of a meek office worker who secretly pines for the unhappily married, Isabelle. When the clerk unexpectedly gains the ability to walk through walls he gains confidence and power that allows him to stand up for what he has been missing – Love.

 

Performance Dates:

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 – 8:00p.m.
Thursday, June 7, 2018 – 8:00p.m.
Friday, June 8, 2018 – 8:00p.m.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – 8:00p.m.

 

(A musical for the whole family. Does include some adult humor with sexual innuendo.)

Jun
11
Mon
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Jun
13
Wed
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ESL Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Sense and Sensibility @ Summer Circle Courtyard
Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm
Sense and Sensibility @ Summer Circle Courtyard

Sense and Sensibility

By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen

 

Directed by Dan Smith

 

http://theatre.msu.edu/productions/summer-circle-theatre/full-repertoire/2018-sct-season/sense-sensibility/

 

The ridiculously funny adaptation of the beloved novel follows the Dashwood sisters as they cope with the pressures and gossip of society in 18th century England. This richly comedic and highly theatrical production brings a contemporary vibe to this romantic story.

 

Performance Dates:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – 8:00p.m.
Thursday, June 14, 2018 – 8:00p.m.
Friday, June 15, 2018 – 8:00p.m.
Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 8:00p.m.

 

(A comedy for the whole family)

Jun
14
Thu
CEDAR Example Event @ Bessey Office
Jun 14 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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Sense and Sensibility @ Summer Circle Courtyard
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm
Sense and Sensibility @ Summer Circle Courtyard

Sense and Sensibility

By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen

 

Directed by Dan Smith

 

http://theatre.msu.edu/productions/summer-circle-theatre/full-repertoire/2018-sct-season/sense-sensibility/

 

The ridiculously funny adaptation of the beloved novel follows the Dashwood sisters as they cope with the pressures and gossip of society in 18th century England. This richly comedic and highly theatrical production brings a contemporary vibe to this romantic story.

 

Performance Dates:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – 8:00p.m.
Thursday, June 14, 2018 – 8:00p.m.
Friday, June 15, 2018 – 8:00p.m.
Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 8:00p.m.

 

(A comedy for the whole family)

Jun
15
Fri
Love & Other Junk @ Summer Circle Courtyard
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm
Love & Other Junk @ Summer Circle Courtyard

Love & Other Junk                                   

World Premiere

Book by Rob Roznowski

Music by Seth Burk

 

Directed by Brad Willcuts

Musical Direction by Seth Burk

 

http://theatre.msu.edu/productions/summer-circle-theatre/full-repertoire/2018-sct-season/love-junk/

 

A collection of short scenes and songs about love from a younger perspective. This funny and touching world premiere musical is based on interviews with kids and offers insight into how they feel about love.

 

Performance Dates:

Friday, June 8, 2018 – 6:30p.m.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – 6:30p.m.

Friday, June 15, 2018 – 6:30p.m.
Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 6:30p.m.

 

(A musical for the whole family)