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Monday, September 24, 2018

Conversations at the Culver presents intimate evening with bestselling author Jill Alexander Essbaum

At the center of the dimly lit theater room at the Culver Center of the Arts sits Jill Alexander Essbaum, bespectacled and sporting a colorful green dress. Essbaum is a noted American poet and...

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is C-H-A-R-M-I-N-G to its core

You might remember your typical spelling bee competitions from elementary school. You would stand up in front of a microphone, be given a word and then you would have to spell it out and...

New art exhibit questions the consequences of institutional incarceration

The California Museum of Photography at the UCR ARTSblock hosted an opening reception for their newest exhibit, “States of Incarceration: A National History of Local Dialogues” last Saturday evening. The exhibit is an interdisciplinary...

Cellar Door Books provides a home for writers and readers alike

Right off Canyon Crest, tucked away in a corner of a small shopping center, across from a bubbling water fountain and a series of lattice gazebos with greenery sprouting all over them sits Cellar...

Phyllis Gill gallery: an unexpected legacy

Riverside is known as “the city of arts and innovation,” and at UCR we do a lot to uphold this reputation. From the Culver Center of the Arts in downtown Riverside to the treasures...

UCR ARTSblock offers alternative to weekend blockbusters

Famed Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman famously stated, “Film has dream, film has music. No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of...

Latino/a Play Project’s unique mission

Earlier this week, I sat down with Melanie Queponds, the creative director of the Latino/a Play Project and a fifth-year theater and English double major here at UCR, to discuss the group's mission, history...

Embracing the spirit of memento mori

On Oct. 28, downtown Riverside’s Barbara and Art Culver Center hosted a public print viewing of postmortem photography from the Gluck Foundation’s “From the Vault” series. The modest collection of prints dated back to...

Building Culture: Creating art from the discarded

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” — Proverb Or, as Stephanie Sanchez and Kimberly “Kim” Sanchez put it, one man’s trash allows for their father, Martin Sanchez, to be a highly “organized hoarder.” Kidding...

The Blood-Jet Writing Hour

The “Blood-Jet Writing Hour” is an online radio show produced and hosted by UCR alumna Rachelle Cruz. During the show, Cruz interviews various poets to gain insight on their work and their individual writing...