A Master Class for UWF Students
with Michael Brant DeMaria, Ph.D., PA
Friday, April 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm
Building 51, Room 152
The Art of Healing and the Healing of Art: Integrating creativity in the healing process
A Master Class with Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria
In the early twilight of human consciousness art and healing were intricately tied. Dance, music, art and poetry were not forms of entertainment, but rather the tools of indigenous healers and visionaries. This ancient connection has been lost in our modern over specialized culture where our alienation from the deep roots of the creative impulse (and its relationship to the natural world) has reduced most art forms to pop cultural entertainment. Fortunately, we are rediscovering the inherently healing power of creativity through advances in psychological research, brain science and expressive therapies. (e.g., music therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, movement therapy, poetry therapy, etc.)
Dr. DeMaria will provide a historical and philosophical overview of this engaging topic and then provide hands on tools and strategies to help students discover their own creative gifts and how doing so provides a sense of passion, presence and purpose in their lives â€“ enriching them, their families and communities. He will share some of his own experiences working with indigenous healers from around the world and how these insights and principles informed his own journey from psychologist to award winning/4-time Grammy nominated musician and composer.
Recommended for students with an interest in Psychology, Humanities, Music, Art Theatre, and Poetry. For more information, contact the UWF College of Arts and Sciences Deanâ€™s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Argonaut Social & Silent Auction
Friday, April 5, 2013
Scenic Hills Country Club at the University of West Florida
UWF faculty, staff, boosters and fans are invited to SHCC@UWF for some casual fun, entertainment and hors d'oeuvres. You will have the opportunity to bid on numberous attractive items at the silent auction. Some of the items include restaurant and entertainment certificates, UWF apparel, jewelry and hotel stays at Pensacola Beach, New Orleans and Biloxi.
Alumni Awards Celebration & Brunch
Saturday, April 6, 2013
UWF Conference Center, Building 22
The UWF Alumni Association invites you and your guests to their Annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The awards celebration and brunch will be held at the UWF Conference Center from 9:30am - 11:30am. Tickets are $18 each or $100 for a table of six. Resevations may be made at email@example.com or by calling 850-474-2766 or 800-266-1893. Please reserve your place by March 22. Payment may be made by check or cash only.
Payments may be sent to:
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514
Attention: Cynthia Austad
Awards will be presented for the Chambered Nautilus Award of Merit, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, the Alumni Service Award and the Friend of the University Award.
This year's mistress of ceremonies will be Mollye Barrows, UWF alumni and news anchor for Pensacola's WEAR ABC 3.
For more information, call Cynthia Austad at 850-474-2766.
Peace and Healing Concert with Michael Brant DeMaria
A UWF Festival on the Green Concert Performance
Award winning composer and #1 New Age Chart topping recording artist Michael Brant DeMaria is a multi-instrumentalist whose live performances touch the heart and souls of the listeners with his sincere and heartfelt music. Michael’s music has both a childlike magical quality of simplicity as well as an ancient sense of timelessness and eternity. His particular fusion of instruments are drawn from his early experiences of self-soothing with the piano as a child to help heal himself from surgery trauma, to his early experiences as a percussionist and his encounter over the last 15 years of his life with the Native American Flute.
Michael performs on the Native American Flute, Piano, Synthesizers, Indian Shruti box, and a wide range of world percussion instruments including African Djembe and middle easter doumbek. He has performed both solo and in a wide range of musical ensembles nationally. He has also been the featured musician for world renowned poets Robert Bly and David White. His collaborations have included Grammy winning artists, Mary Youngblood and Bill Miller, as well as Carlos Nakai, David Darling, Mark Holland, Jeff Ball, Peter Phippen and Ash Dargan. He also performed as a trio with Clint Goss and Jan Seiden as ‘Sacred Winds Consort’ where they opened for David Lanz at the 2008 Zion Canyon Flute Festival.
He has released three CD’s to date including two in the Healing Sound Series, The River and Ocean and his most recent release, Siyotanka not only won a Crystal Award for his original composition, but also topped the New Age Charts in 2009, reaching the #1 position in February. He is presently working on his 4th CD Earth that is due to be released in 2010 on the Ontos Music Label.
NOTE: The concert is free, but tickets are required. General admission tickets are available at the Service Desk in the University Commons. (A maximum of 4 tickets per person.) For ticket information, contact the Service Desk at 850-474-2405.
TAGGED 2013: Student Art Exhibition
UWF Center for Fine & Performing Arts (CFPA), Bldg. 82, The Art Gallery
“TAGGED 2013: Student Art Exhibition” is open to all UWF students and provides an opportunity to exhibit artwork in a professional gallery environment. “Juried exhibitions are critical in the professional development of any artist. Every year TAG UWF and the Department of Art host the juried student art exhibition in an effort to foster passion in the arts and the pursuit of artistic endeavor,” says Amy Bowman, former director.
UWF Japan House Exhibit
Kimono from the Japan House Collection are now on display in Japan House. The exhibit is open for viewing Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm. Contact the UWF Japan Center at (850) 474-3363 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Japan House Tours
The UWF Japan House invites area students and organizations to visit the Japan House for hands-on culture. A tour of Japan House, geography and culture, origami, music and dance, calligraphy, and tea ceremony demonstrations are just a few of the activities that are enjoyed on a field trip excursion. Field trips can be customized by school grade level or your group’s interest. For more information, contact the Japan Center at (850) 474-3363 or email@example.com
UWF Archaeology Institute, Bldg. 89
There are several places to see the artifacts that UWF archaeologists have unearthed. Many of the most spectacular artifacts from all time periods - Prehistoric Native American, Colonial, Early American and Victorian - are on display in the exhibit area of the Archaeology Institute located right at the entrance to campus. Artifacts, such as a 300-year old cannon from Santa Maria de Galve, are on display here. In addition, exhibits present information on site excavation, archaeology's tools and conservation of artifacts from maritime excavations.
The exhibits are free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Special tours by UWF archeologists can be arranged by calling (850) 474-3015.
last update: april 1, 2013