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Please note: in an effort to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the University of Toledo has cancelled all face-to-face public events. On this page, we will provide as much College of Arts and Letters event information as we are aware of at the time. Keep in mind that this is an evolving situation and information will change regularly.

VIRTUAL ART EXHIBITS

Presented by the UToledo Department of Art

The University of Toledo Department of Art has found a way to present its spring art exhibits online. See the B.F.A. and B.A.V.A. exhibitions as well as the 2020 UToledo Juried Student Exhibition on the Department of Art Exhibitions and Events website.


 

2-Minute Desk Sets

Online Video Series

The University of Toledo College of Arts and Letters (CAL) has launched a series of videos designed to help elevate the somber mood online brought on by the worldwide pandemic. Follow them on our social media channels (YouTubeFacebook and Twitter), or just view them by clicking one of the videos' links below.

The series, called 2-Minute Desk Sets, is an opportunity to “Stop, breathe, and enjoy something beautiful courtesy of our amazing arts and humanities faculty,” says Dr. Melissa Gregory, associate dean in the College of Arts and Letters. She adds that the theme of the series can be summed up as, “In these challenging times, let's share what we love.”

CAL YouTube Playlists

The videos will be added to our YouTube playlists page once they are released.

Individual Videos Already Released

A photo of UToledo master's student Logan Alexander performing with his band Innner Circle AvenueWednesday, May 6
A performance of "Goin' Nowhere Fast" from the band Inner Circle Avenue 

(Presented by Logan Alexander (lead vocals and guitar) - Master's Degree Student in Music Performance with a Concentration in Music Technology (graduates from UToledo Spring 2020)

A photo of Dr. Edmund Lingan reciting The Jabberwocky from Lewis CarrollMonday, May 4
A performance of Lewis Carroll's "The Jabberwocky"

(Presented by Dr. Edmund Lingan, Professor of Theatre, Department of Theatre and Film, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

A photo of Manuel Montes receiting the poem Gracias a La Vida Thanks to Life by poet Violetta ParraFriday, May 1
Despite all the negative experiences of the pandemic, there is always reason to give "Thanks to Life." Poem by Spanish poet Violeta Parra.

(Presented by Manuel R. Montes, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of World Languages and Cultures, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

A photo of music instructor Sophie Tang with her violin.Wednesday, April 29
A beautiful excerpt from Antonín Dvořák's Romance in F minor, Op. 11

(Performed by Sophie Tang, Adjunct Professor of Music, Department of Music, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

A photo of the 2020 UToledo Juried Student ExhibitionMonday, April 27
A video of the 2020 UToledo Juried Student Exhibition

(Presented by Dr. Debra Davis, Professor of Art, Department of Art, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

A photo of a beautifully lanscaped garden.Friday, April 24
A reading of an excerpt from the poem, "Smile" from Lebanese American writer, Elia Abu Madi. An English translation of the poem is here: https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/smile-47/

(Presented by Dr. Gaby Semaan, Director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program, Department of World Languages and Cultures, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

A photo of Dr Joey KimWednesday, April 22
A reading of Lord Byron's poem, "So We'll Go No More a Roving." For the full text of the poem, visit https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43845/so-well-go-no-more-a-roving

(Presented by Dr. Joey Kim, Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Department of English Language and Literature, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

A photo of Dr Jay Weik and his daughter, vocal jazz major Isabella Weik.Monday, April 20
A performance of "These Foolish Things."

(Presented by Dr. Jay Weik, Professor of Music, and his daughter, Jazz Vocal Student, Isabella Weik, Department of Music, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

A photo of Dr Jason Cox assistant professor of art education demonstrating a drawing technique called the Brunetti methodFriday, April 17
Learn to Draw in Under 2 Minutes! Dr. Jason Cox Demonstrates the Brunetti Method

(Presented by Dr. Jason Cox, Assistant Professor of Art Education, Department of Art, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

Photo of UToledo professor of voice  Dr Emily OehrtmanWednesday, April 15
A Performance of "How Can I Keep From Singing?" by Robert Lowry
(Performed by Dr. Emily Oehrtman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice, Department of Music, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

Photo of Ayendy Bonifacio UToledo assistant professor of US ethnic literary studiesMonday, April 13
A Reading of the Poem, "Gratitud" by Dominican Poet, Salomé Ureña
(Presented in Spanish and English by Dr. Ayendy Bonifacio, Assistant Professor of U.S. Ethnic Literary Studies, Department of English, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

UToledo professor of theatre Matt Foss with his theatre puppet CrabbeFriday, April 10
How UToledo Theatre Faculty and Students are Responding to the COVID19 Crisis by Engaging their Craft in the Online Space
(Presented by Dr. Matt Foss, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Department of Theatre and Film, UToledo College of Arts and Letters) See a great example of this - Matt's new play, "Faithful Friends: An Adaptation of Two Men of Verona," a touring play that brings Shakespeare to children, that Matt converted to an online experience during the pandemic.

UToledo professor of piano Dr Michael Boyd at the pianoWednesday, April 8
A Performance of the "Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr" (I call to you, Lord) by Ferruccio Busoni and Johann Sebastian Bach
(Performed by Dr. Michael Boyd, Professor of Piano, Department of Music, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

UToledo English professor Dr. Joseph GambleMonday, April 6
A Reading of the Poem, "The Spring" by Thomas Carew
(Read by Dr. Joseph Gamble, a professor in the UToledo Department of English Language and Literature, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

Dr. Olman Piedra professor of percussion UToledo Department of MusicWednesday, April 1
A Performance of the Peruvian Folk Tune "Alcatraz"

(Performed by Dr. Olman E. Piedra, Professor of Percussion, Department of Music, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

Yerra Sugarman visiting assistant professor of creative writing UToledo English Department Monday, March 30
A Reading of the Poem, "Hymn" by Yerra Sugarman
(Read by Yerra Sugarman, a visiting assistant professor of creative writing in the UToledo Department of English Language and Literature, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

Screencapture of Matt Forte director of orchestral studies and professo of music history in the UToledo College of Arts and LettersWednesday, March 25
Excerpt from "Rusalka" by Antonín Dvořák 
(Performed by Dr. Matt Forte, Director of Orchestral Studies, Professor of Music History, Department of Music, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)

Screencapture of Christina Fitzgerald professor of English in the UToledo College of Arts and LettersMonday, March 23
The Opening Lines to the General Prologue of Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales"
(Read by Christina M. Fitzgerald, professor, English Department, UToledo College of Arts and Letters)


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Last Updated: 7/27/20