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KINGSVILLE (March 13, 2012) – The goal of the Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is to bring different kinds of artists to campus to provide the university and local community an opportunity to experience a diverse array of cultural performers. To this end, two vastly different artists will be coming to campus this month.

Artist and educator Joyce Jablonski will bring her ceramics exhibit to the Ben Bailey Art Gallery beginning Wednesday, March 21, and continuing through Friday, April 20.  Transcendental Dialectic seeks to continue investigating the sculptural installation forms as well as graphic images with china paints and decals on two-dimensional tiles.

She will have an artist’s talk at 6 p.m. March 21, in the Little Theatre followed by a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. in the art gallery.

“My work has always been nurtured by the idea of ‘the nature of the being’ which seeks to question the traditional definition of the sacred and the secular,” Jablonski said. “I consider myself a modern-day shaman, who also questions, challenges and hopes to bring new meaning to the ordinary. New metaphors emerge in a modern medium to seek the universal truth. I also seek an inner awareness of myself through the intuitive drive, creating works of art and teaching the value of things beyond appearance.”

The New York Woodwind Quintet will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Frank C. Smith Recital Hall in the Bellamah Music Building. The quintet is one of the oldest continuously active chamber ensembles in the country. Now in its seventh decade, the New York Woodwind Quintet continues to maintain an active concert presence around the world while also teaching and mentoring the next generation of woodwind performers.

The quintet has been an Ensemble-in-Residence of The Juilliard School since 1989, where most teach individually as well as coach and administer the woodwind chamber music seminar and program. They now offer mini-residencies based upon their teaching, seminars and wind chamber music coaching at The Juilliard School.

For more information, call 361-593-2760.

About Joyce Jablonski
Jablonski has more than 20 years’ experience teaching and making art in universities and in art organizations. She is currently professor of art and head of ceramics at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. She teaches ceramics. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Youngstown State University and her Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Texas at San Antonio.

Her artwork has been widely exhibited in venues that include South Bend Regional Museum and the Snite Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana; the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada; and the McDonough Museum and Butler Institute of Art in Youngstown. Her work has been shown in local galleries during National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts conferences in San Antonio, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Phoenix and San Diego.

Jablonski’s work also has been shown in the Midwest Museum in Elkhart, Indiana and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Sedalia, Missouri. She has been featured in exhibitions for five consecutive years at the Navy Pier New Art Forms and Art Exposition in Chicago and in Feats of Clay XII at the Lincoln Arts Center in Lincoln, California.

Internationally, her work has been exhibited in Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, New Zealand, Argentina, China and Russia.

About the New York Woodwind Quintet
Members of the New York Woodwind Quintet include Carol Wincenc, flute; Charles Neidich, clarinet; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Marc Goldberg, bassoon; and William Purvis, French horn.

The quintet has commissioned and premiered numerous compositions, some of which have become classics of the woodwind repertoire.

Wincenc has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras around the world and has premiered works written for her by many of today’s most prominent composers. Her recording of Christopher Rouse’s work for Telarc with Christoph Eschenbach and the Houston Symphony won the Diapason D’Or Prize. She is in great demand as a chamber musician, collaborating with the Guarneri, Emerson, Tokyo and Cleveland String Quartets, along with Jessye Norman, Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Elly Ameling. Music publisher Carl Fischer has released the Carol Wincenc “Signature Series” collection of works for flute, selected and edited by Wincenc herself. She won first prize in the Walter W. Naumburg Solo Flute Competition and she has been a member of the flute faculty at The Juilliard School since 1988 and SUNY Stony Brook since 1998.

Neidich is active not only as a soloist and collaborator in chamber music programs, performing with leading ensembles including the St. Louis and Minneapolis Symphonies and the Juilliard and Mendelssohn String Quartets, but also as a composer and conductor, most recently fulfilling all three roles with the San Diego Symphony. He has been active in restoring original versions of works and bringing them before the public, including those of Mozart, Weber, Copland and Schumann. Neidich also is a leading exponent of new music, premiering works by Milton Babbitt, Elliott Carter, Ralph Shapey and Joan Tower among others. His own work, “Sound and Fury,” for woodwind quintet and taped English horn, was premiered by the New York Woodwind Quintet. He is a member of Mozzafiato, the noted period ensemble and on the faculties of The Juilliard School, the Manhattan School and the Mannes College of Music, and is visiting professor at the Aaron Copeland School of Music at Queens College, CUNY.

Taylor holds the Mrs. John D. Rockefeller III solo oboe chair with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He also is the solo oboe with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, the American Composers Orchestra, the New England Bach Festival Orchestra, the renowned contemporary music group Speculum Musicae and plays principal oboe with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Trained at The Juilliard School, Taylor appears regularly as a soloist and chamber musician at such major festivals as Spoleto, Caramoor International Music Festival, Aldeburgh, Bravo! Colorado, Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Northwest, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and Schleswig-Holstein. He is a member of faculties of The Juilliard School, the Yale School of Music, SUNY Stony Brook and the Manhattan School of Music. The Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University awarded Taylor a performer’s grant in 1981.

Goldberg’s work as musician and educator has taken him throughout the country and around the world with a host of premiere ensembles. He has been principal bassoonist with the New York City Opera and is currently principal bassoonist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. He has been a frequent guest of the Metropolitan Opera, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Orpheus and the Eos Chamber Orchestra. Goldberg’s solo appearances include performances with the Brandenburg Ensemble at Boston’s Symphony Hall and New York’s Avery Fisher and performances throughout the United States, South America and across the Pacific Rim with the American Symphony Orchestra, Jupiter Symphony, New York Chamber Soloists, Sea Cliff Chamber Players, New York Symphonic Ensemble and New York Scandia Symphony. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and he is on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Mannes College, the Hartt School, SUNY Purchase, the Bard College Conservatory of Music and Columbia University.

Purvis, who appeared as soloist with the Pittsburg Symphony when he was 18, pursues a multifaceted career in the United States and abroad as a French horn soloist, chamber musician, conductor and educator. His numerous festival appearances include Norfolk, Tanglewood, Chamber Music Northwest, Mostly Mozart, Music from Angel Fire, Aton Magna, Sarasota, Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Kuhmo, Båstad, Hong Kong and Kitakyushu and the Summer Academy of the Netherlands Jeugd Orkest. Purvis is a member of Orpheus, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Yale Brass Trio, the Triton Horn Trio and Mozzafiato. He has collaborated with the Juilliard, Tokyo, Orion, Brentano, Mendelssohn, Sibelius and Fine Arts String Quartets. Formerly professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, he is currently a member of the horn faculties of the Yale School of Music, The Juilliard School and SUNY Stony Brook. Purvis graduated from Haverford College with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.