Wednesday, January 18


Fourth-year world arts and cultures/dance student Timna Naim (pictured) added foam masks to their performance pieces, instead of clay, by collaborating with faculty member Kevin Myers.  Naim used the masks to combine visual arts with bodily movement like contemporary dance and was inspired by Habonim Dror, a Jewish summer camp, which Naim attended from 2006 to 2012. (Justine Sto. Tomas/Video producer)
Fourth-year world arts and cultures/dance student Timna Naim (pictured) added foam masks to their performance pieces, instead of clay, by collaborating with faculty member Kevin Myers.  Naim used the masks to combine visual arts with bodily movement like contemporary dance and was inspired by Habonim Dror, a Jewish summer camp, which Naim attended from 2006 to 2012. (Justine Sto. Tomas/Video producer)

Professor Lothar von Falkenhausen was appointed Wednesday to a White House advisory committee for another three years. (Courtesy of UCLA Department of Art History)
Professor Lothar von Falkenhausen was appointed Wednesday to a White House advisory committee for another three years. (Courtesy of UCLA Department of Art History)

Curatorial and research associate Gassia Armenian organized "Joli! A Fancy Masquerade," an exhibit at the Fowler Museum displaying 11 West African headdresses created during the 1970s. The headdresses – which feature patterned fabrics, colorful textiles and intricate ornaments – were created from leftover fabrics of gowns, dresses and curtains during the British colonization of the state of Sierra Leone. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)
Curatorial and research associate Gassia Armenian organized "Joli! A Fancy Masquerade," an exhibit at the Fowler Museum displaying 11 West African headdresses created during the 1970s. The headdresses – which feature patterned fabrics, colorful textiles and intricate ornaments – were created from leftover fabrics of gowns, dresses and curtains during the British colonization of the state of Sierra Leone. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Anna Mader and Ann Slote (left to right) helped organize an exhibit in the Kerckhoff Art Gallery that was inspired by a psychology assessment known as the inkblot test. The exhibition is meant to help viewers think about their self-identities.  (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)
Anna Mader and Ann Slote (left to right) helped organize an exhibit in the Kerckhoff Art Gallery that was inspired by a psychology assessment known as the inkblot test. The exhibition is meant to help viewers think about their self-identities.  (Kristie Hoang/Daily Bruin)

Benjamin Scheuer will perform his one-man autobiographical musical "The Lion" at Westwood's Geffen Playhouse. The show documents his personal journeys using seven guitars that are tuned differently to create a variety of sounds and moods. (Courtesy of Shervin Lainez)
Benjamin Scheuer will perform his one-man autobiographical musical "The Lion" at Westwood's Geffen Playhouse. The show documents his personal journeys using seven guitars that are tuned differently to create a variety of sounds and moods. (Courtesy of Shervin Lainez)

In alumna Sara Bareilles' "Waitress," expectant mother Jenna (pictured, as played by Jessie Mueller) works at a diner baking pies. (Courtesy of Joan Marcus)
In alumna Sara Bareilles' "Waitress," expectant mother Jenna (pictured, as played by Jessie Mueller) works at a diner baking pies. (Courtesy of Joan Marcus)

Graduate student Jayongela Wilder will direct “Eclipsed” at UCLA. An all-female African-American cast will present the play about the Second Liberian Civil War. (Sihui Song/Daily Bruin)

Grad student challenges traditional depictions of women in play ‘Eclipsed’

Jayongela Wilder is tired of seeing women in film and theater portrayed as fragile wives, submissive maids or incompetent lovers. Wilder, a graduate student in theater, seeks to change the stereotypical depiction presented in film and theater by directing “Eclipsed,” a play that tracks the tribulations and survival stories of five Liberian women during the Second Liberian Civil War. Read more...

Graduate student Jayongela Wilder will direct “Eclipsed” at UCLA. An all-female African-American cast will present the play about the Second Liberian Civil War. (Sihui Song/Daily Bruin)


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