NextNOW Fest: Visiting Artist Lecture - Ari Melenciano

NextNOW Fest: Visiting Artist Lecture - Ari Melenciano

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 • 1PM

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Join us for an artist talk with Ari Melenciano! Ari Melenciano is an artist, technologist, researcher, and cultural theorist. Her art and research practice explores the societal subconscious intellect, computational anthropology, ethnographical morphing of artistic and psychological expression across diasporas, the formation and embodiment of mythology and rituals, and the materialization of polymathic research in the form of transcendent sciences.

This talk will take place in Room 3304 of the Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building.

Ari Melenciano will be giving a performance later this evening in the Clarvit Courtyard.

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.