CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts)

Modern: Reimagining the New

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Wright State University, the College of Liberal Arts, and CELIA: The Ohio Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education, Leadership & Innovation in the Arts, is pleased to present Modern: Reimagining the New, a year-long Distinguished Visiting Artist Series reimagining music, art, and dance.

Modern: Reimagining the New features Sō Percussion, Dwight Rhoden and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and a reinstallation of Wright State’s Sol LeWitt wall drawing for public viewing, concerts, lectures, film screenings, master classes, and panel discussion—all of them free and open to the public. We think you’ll find much to like in this menu of offerings—thanks for joining us!

With generous support from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Curatorial Conversations: Sol LeWitt

Thursday, January 19, 2017, 6 pm to 8 pm
Dayton Art Institute

Sō Percussion Ensemble Festival and Residency

Thursday, January 26 to Saturday, January 28, 2017
Creative Arts Center

Wright State Percussion Festival, Master Classes and Clinics

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11 am to 5 pm
Schuster Hall

Percussion Concert

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Schuster Hall

Sol LeWitt Documentary

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 6 pm to 8 pm
Dayton Art Institute

Reinstallation, Sol LeWitt wall drawing, 6 Geometric Figures

Monday, February 6 to Friday, February 17, 2017
Stein Galleries, Creative Arts Center

Clifford Williams – Staging of Licensed Work

Monday, February 13 to Saturday, February 18, 2017
170 Creative Arts Center

Dwight Rhoden – Residency

Tuesday, February 21 to Thursday, February 23, 2017
Wright State University, Creative Arts Center, Dayton, OH

Public Screening and Panel Discussion of the Sol Lewitt documentary by Chris Teerink.

Friday, February 24, 2017, 2 pm to 4 pm
280 Creative Arts Center

Lecture by John Hogan

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:30 pm to 4 pm
280 Creative Arts Center

Opening Reception of the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing, 6 Geometric Figures

Sunday, March 12, 2017, 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Stein Galleries


Stefan Chinov

CELIA Fellow, Associate Professor of Art and Art History
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Stefan Chinov is Associate Professor of Sculpture and Drawing at the Wright State University Department of Art and Art History. He was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, and he holds an MA degree from the National Academy of Art in Sofia.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

CELIA Visiting Artist
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COMPLEXIONS was conceived in 1994 to blend the uniqueness and the diversity of artists of different cultures and races and to celebrate a shared passion for dance.

John Hogan

CELIA Visiting Artist
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John Hogan is the Mary Jo and Ted Shen Installations Director and Archivist for Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings at Yale University Art Gallery. He has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007)

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Sol LeWitt was born in 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was a leading figure in the Conceptual Art movement from the 1960s until his death in 2007.

Sō Percussion

CELIA Visiting Artist
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For over a decade, Sō Percussion has redefined the modern percussion ensemble as a flexible, omnivorous entity, pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture.

Dwight Rhoden

CELIA Visiting Artist
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Founding Artistic Director/resident choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Rhoden has established a remarkably wide- ranging career, earning distinction from The New York Times as “one of the most sought out choreographers of the day.”



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