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Systematic: Art Show
October 22, 2018 - November 17, 2018

SYSTEMATIC 
Art Exhibition

Oct. 22-Nov. 17
Noon-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday + Saturday
MSMU Doheny Campus
José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery 

A new show at the José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery on the Chalon Campus of Mount Saint Mary's University brings together five artists -- Lorraine Bubar, Rachel Duvall, Rich Lanet, Sarah Walsh and Joan Wulf -- who not only challenge the limits of their mediums but also use the organizing order of systems in these new works.

The latest art show from MSMU runs Oct. 22-Nov. 17, 2018.

Rachel DuVall is a Los Angeles-based artist whose geometric textile compositions explore the grid structure inherent to weaving, the result of the warp and weft fibers intersecting. By using repetition of line and shape, the works investigate the relationship between the rigid framework required to produce a weaving and the flexible imperfect nature of the resulting material. The works on paper are elaborate preparatory investigations that succeed on their own. DuVall received her BFA in Fiber from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008.

Sara Wylie Walsh's creative work ranges from geometric abstractions to prints, collages, landscapes and artist-made books. The current paintings explore color, geometric forms and the system of circular symmetry in mandalas. Walsh attended Occidental College then graduated from UCLA as a painting major. Her MA in Art is from Arizona State University. For many years, she was an art instructor at the UES UCLA Lab School.

Joan Wulf is a painter and installation artist whose work investigates the concept of impermanence. She has variously burned, sprayed, oxidized, ripped, glued and bent materials in her quest to distill nature to its most basic state. She frequently uses a formal, gridded format to structure systems. In this series she is using metal, fire and smoke with paper. Wulf feels that systems highlight humanity’s underlying need to apply order. Her work is an examination of process, cause and effect, chaos and control. She holds a BS from UC Davis and a BFA and MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Lorraine Bubar recognizes that papercutting is a universal folk art as well as a way of marking significant family and ritual events. She adopted papercutting as her medium to connect with a deep cultural tradition that crosses the boundaries of culture, art and craft. Her works tend to focus on nature, the urban experience and water. Utilizing the transparency of the paper, Bubar makes lines and shapes overlap so that imagery emerges from texture and layering of the papers. Bubar earned her BA from UCLA, studied animation at Yale University, worked for many years in the animation industry and then taught at Windward School in West Los Angeles.

Rich Lanet was born in Los Angeles and lives and works in Venice. The current work in painted wood mimics his worldview using rough and finished materials in geometric shapes to examine light and shadow and structure and design. The work is activated through the viewer's shifting perspective. He earned a BS degree from the School of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and studied fine arts at the University of California, Berkeley.

Carol Concert - Carols Sin Fronteras
November 30, 2018

A holiday concert about exile, hospitality, joy & peace.

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:30 PM
Mary Chapel, Chalon Campus

Carol Concert Flyer - Friday, November 30, 2018
Carol Concert Flyer - Friday, November 30, 2018

Free Admission MSMU Students, Faculty & Staff
General Admission $10 - Seniors & Children $5

Mount Chorus & Singers:
Therese Fassnacht, Conductor
Zach Neufeld, Piano
Julius Carlson, Guitar
Yuri, Inoo, Percussion
Stephanie Hickman, Oboe
Bryce Schmidt, Trumpet

Works include Berlioz’s Shepherd’s Farewell, selections from Carols & Lullabies by Conrad Susa with texts celebrating Las Posadas, gospel arrangements by Rollo Dilworth, & Michael Engelhardt, and much more.

Las Posadas in Latin America is a Christmas tradition that commemorates the journey of Mary, Joseph, and the unborn Jesus as they traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem looking for lodging. Carols about Las Posadas helps us retell the story of immigrants sojourning to new life. It can remind us of those who continue to cross geographic borders, psychological barriers, and social boundaries in search of newness of life, justice, and safety.

Open to the public. For full details on parking, tickets and other music events, visit our Music Department Concert Series page.

Doheny Soirée: Trio Karenine
January 18, 2019

Doheny Soirée: Trio Karenine 
Presented by The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary's University 
 

Jan. 18, 2019
8 p.m. 
MSMU Doheny Campus
Doheny Mansion
10 Chester Place 
L.A., CA 90007

"Not for nothing" is this trio named after Tolstoy’s heroine, Anna Karenina — the life force she represents, and the "effervescence and litheness that underpins the trio's own approach" (Gramophone). Celebrated for its “superb sense of musical color and drama” (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich), this multiple prize-winning French ensemble makes its West Coast debut with Schubert’s masterful Trio No. 2 (in E-flat, D. 929), Ravel’s exquisitely sensual Trio, and Bernstein’s witty Piano Trio. The lavishly appointed Pompeian Room is the kind of salon that would have been familiar to Karenina, and the program will evoke her personality. 

For tickets and full info: 
http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=357 

 

 

Doheny Soirée: Dover Quartet
February 15, 2019

Doheny Soirée: Dover Quartet 
Presented by The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary's University 

Feb. 15, 2019
8 p.m. 
MSMU Doheny Campus
Doheny Mansion
10 Chester Place 
L.A., CA 90007

Since making their Los Angeles debut in this series five years ago, the Dover's rise to the top has been "practically meteoric" (Strings). Now included among the most in-demand ensembles and considered "one of the world's finest young string quartets" (The New Yorker), they return to the Pompeian Room with their "expert musicianship, razor-sharp ensemble, deep musical feeling and a palpable commitment to communication" in Dvorak's Quartet in A-flat (Op. 105) and Schubert's monumental final quartet (in G, D. 887). "The Dover Quartet players have it in them to become the next Guarneri String Quartet" (Chicago Tribune). 

For tickets and full info: 
http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=358 

  

Doheny Soirée: Skride Piano Quartet
March 15, 2019

Doheny Soirée: Skride Piano Quartet 
Presented by The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary's University 

March 15, 2019
8 p.m. 
MSMU Doheny Campus
Doheny Mansion
10 Chester Place 
L.A., CA 90007

The Pompeian Room's bright acoustic and luxurious surroundings will provide a fitting setting for the West Coast debut of a unique ensemble of four internationally acclaimed artists who have enjoyed success as soloists with major symphonies. Two years ago these women joined forces to create a piano quartet. An immediate success, the ensemble is in great demand with performances at prestigious venues, which now include the Doheny Mansion. Led by Baiba Skride, a Latvian violinist celebrated for her "inherently and unfailingly beautiful tone" (The Strad), they'll bring flawless precision and breathtaking musicality to piano quartets by Mozart (No. 1 in g, K. 478), Brahms (in g, Op. 25), and Mahler — whose piano quartet is his only surviving piece of chamber music without voice. 

For tickets and full info: 
http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=359 

 

Doheny Soirée: Miró Quartet
April 6, 2019

Doheny Soirée: Miró Quartet
Presented by The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary's University 

April 6, 2019
8 p.m. 
MSMU Doheny Campus
Doheny Mansion
10 Chester Place 
L.A., CA 90007

One of the world's most celebrated string quartets, this "furiously committed" ensemble (The New Yorker) has for over 20 years impressed sold-out audiences at prestigious venues here and abroad with their "nuance, handsome phrasing and meticulous playing" (San Francisco Chronicle). A first-prize winner at multiple competitions, the Miró is in residence at the University of Texas in Austin where, with an eye to the future, it is dedicated to preserving chamber music by finding new ways to communicate with a variety of audiences. In the glow of the Pompeian Room's Tiffany dome, they will perform quartets by Beethoven (in f, Op. 95, "Serioso"), Schumann (in a, Op. 41/1) and Schubert (in E-flat, D. 87). "The performance had the audience spellbound" (Washington Post). 

For tickets and full info: 
http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=360 

 

Doheny Soirée: Hadelich & Weiss
April 20, 2019

Doheny Soirée: Hadelich & Weiss 
Presented by The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary's University 

April 20, 2019
4 p.m. 
MSMU Doheny Campus
Doheny Mansion
10 Chester Place 
L.A., CA 90007

To conclude this season of Doheny Soirées, "one of the outstanding violinists of his generation" (New York Times) will be joined by a pianist possessing "an exceptionally clean technique with virtuosity to spare" (Washington Post). After all, "when you're named after one of the biggest constellations in the night sky, the pressure is on to display a little star power — and the young pianist Orion Weiss [does] exactly that" (Washington Post). Hadelich's "tremendous technical fluency…even poetic communication" (New York Times) will enliven violin sonatas by Beethoven (No. 4 in a, Op. 23), Brahms (No. 2 in A, Op. 100), Debussy (in g, L. 140) and Ysaÿe (Sonata No. 6 in E) — along with John Adams' jaunty Road Movies. "The essence of [his] playing is beauty: reveling in the myriad ways of making a phrase come alive on the violin, delivering the musical message with no technical impediments whatsoever, and thereby revealing something from a plane beyond ours" (Washington Post)

For tickets and full info: 
http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=361