NextNOW Fest

NextNOW Fest

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 • 12PM

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Explore arts venues and spaces at the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building, including the UMD Art Gallery, the Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture and much, much more!

Tuesday, September 12 Schedule:

12-2PM Human Loom Workshop with Alyssa Imes
1PM Visiting Artist Lecture - Ari Melenciano
5-8PM Video in the Atrium (ViTA)–Natalia Chavarria's Conversation
5-8PM Exhibition Preview & Reception–African Art from the Dr. Gilbert and Jean Jackson Collection
5-8PM Exhibition Preview & Reception–Coralina Rodriguez Meyer's Mother Molds
6-6:45PM Meet the Artist–Alyssa Imes
7-8:15PM Vital Signs Project Showcase
8:15-8:45PM Ari Melenciano's Symphosynthesis de Otzkö Kazo


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About NextNOW Fest

Started in 2014, The Clarice’s annual NextNOW Fest is an inspiring arts experience that celebrates imagination, creativity and community. By amplifying the voices of intriguing, inventive artists from around campus and our community, NextNOW Fest creates a forward-looking microcosm where art transforms our future and connects us all.

NextNOW Fest is a signature event in University of Maryland's Arts for All initiative, which leverages the combined power of the arts, technology and social justice to address the grand challenges of our time.


NextNOW Fest is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. Additional support is provided by Terps After Dark and the University of Maryland's Arts for All initiative. NextNOW Fest's Silent Disc-Glo event is supported by UMD's Student Entertainment Events; and the Vital Signs Mini-Grants Showcase is supported by the Venable Foundation and Pepsi.