Trinity University Announces 2013-2014 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series


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Aug. 28, 2013

Trinity University Announces 2013-2014 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series


Notable events to include leaders in art, music, drama, film, and literature


By Josephine Cortez Ayala '15

SAN ANTONIO - Trinity University has announced artists for the 2013-2014 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series, and this year's selection of artists is diverse and will encompass a great range of topics. All events are free and open to the public.

James Oles

Art historian and curator James Oles gets the series started with his discussion of "Cézannisme in Latin America: The Impact of Paul Cézanne on Diego Rivera and Jesús Rafael Soto" at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in Northrup Hall Room 040. Oles is in residence at Wellesley College each spring, where he teaches Latin American art history and is adjunct curator of Latin American art at the Davis Museum. For the rest of the year, he lives in Mexico City, working as an independent art historian and curator. His research focuses on Mexican muralism and photography and the intersections of Mexican and American artists in the 1930s. His most recent book is Art and Architecture in Mexico (2013).

James Oles

Andy Hamilton, distinguished philosopher of music, follows the next night with a discussion of "Art and Entertainment: Louis Armstrong, Charles Dickens, and Howard Hawks" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Chapman Center Great Hall. Hamilton teaches philosophy, and history and aesthetics of jazz, at Durham University. He also teaches at Hong Kong University, and has been adjunct lecturer at the University of Western Australia, Perth. He has published many articles and books on aesthetics, political philosophy, philosophy of mind, J.S. Mill, and Wittgenstein. He is a long-standing contributor to a number of music-focused magazines. He is also a jazz pianist.

James Oles

Director, screen writer, and film editor Kelly Reichardt will discuss "Landscape, Light, and Motion" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Chapman Center Auditorium. Reichardt returns with "A Discussion with Three American Independent Filmmakers" at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in the Chapman Center Auditorium. A major figure in contemporary American independent cinema, Reichardt is a director, screenwriter, and editor who worked on five feature films, including River of Grass (1994), Old Joy (2006), and Meek's Cutoff (2010). Her work has been shown at several film festivals and venues around the world, and she received the Guggenheim Fellowship as well as prizes from the Venice Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. 

James Oles

Chet Walker, director and choreographer, will discuss "The Fosse Legacy" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Stieren Theater. Walker returns Nov.15 through Nov. 17 and Nov. 20 through Nov. 23, to direct Pippin. Performances will be in the Stieren Theater at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Walker, a multi-award winning director/choreographer has garnered acclaim onstage in theaters across the globe and in television, film, music video, and all commercial media. His choreographic credits include the 10th anniversary tour of La Cage aux Folles and Chicago in Atlanta and Norway. He also recreated the original Bob Fosse choreography for the Chocolate Factory's London revival of Pippin. Currently, Walker is the choreographer of Stephen Schwartz's Pippin, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. His newest project is the musical Heat Wave, which he will direct and choreograph.

James Oles

Chamber music ensemble, Fretwork, will perform "Dowland's Lachrimae" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall.  Few other ensembles can match the range of Fretwork's repertory, spanning from the first printed music of 1501 in Venice to music commissioned by the group this year. This extraordinary breadth of music has taken them all over the world in the 25 years since their debut, and their recordings of the classic English viol repertory-Purcell, Gibbons, Lawes, and Byrd-have become the benchmark by which others are judged. Their 2009 recording of the Purcell Fantazias won the Gramophone Award for baroque chamber music.

Guests for the Spring 2014 semester are:

Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison, photographers, "Influences, Inspiration: The Artistic Path," 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, Dicke Art Building.

Lynda Barry, writer and cartoonist, "An Evening with Lynda Barry: A Reading with Commentary," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Chapman Center Great Hall.

The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series is made possible through an endowment created by Jane and the late Arthur Stieren of San Antonio. For more information, contact Trinity's Office of University Communications at 210-999-8406.

Josephine Cortez Ayala, a junior at Trinity University, works in the Office of University Communications and is pursuing a double major in psychology and communication.