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February 2, 2013

Arts in the Valley, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 (8 PM), and Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, 2 PM, Merced, Ca

by arthouseflower

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Tune into Arts in the Valley this Saturday, when host Kim McMillon interviews UC Merced Graduate Student Marco Valesi on the upcoming student conference From Monadism to Nomadism, homegrown Merced filmmaker Don Starnes, and the Merced Shakespeare Festival founder Heike Hambley on her upcoming production of Hamlet.

To listen to Marco Valesi discuss the conference, click onto the link: mark
The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013. From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions will focus on the intersection and interplay of cultural studies, the social sciences, and the humanities, encouraging the exploration of various theoretical frameworks, case studies and fieldwork, and research. The conference will explore constructed worlds in all their visual manifestations and encourages submissions that deal with the idea of a world that is not preexisting and fixed, but constructed, or in the process of creation.
The working languages are English and Spanish. There is no registration fee for this conference.

To listen to Don Starnes discuss filmmaking, click onto the link: don
Don Starnes grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of California, where he learned lighting from cirrus clouds on summer days and winter tule fog. He received a degree in film production from San Francisco State University, made many short films and worked in most areas of film production before becoming a Director of Photography in 1985.

Don has photographed commercials, several features and music videos and lots of corporate, documentary and television shows for many big name companies.

One documentary that he photographed won an International Documentary Association award. Another was nominated for an Emmy. Short films have won prestigious festival awards. Several of the corporate pieces have won CINE Golden Eagle, Telly and ITVA Golden Vision awards. Commercials have won regional ad awards. Features have screened in festivals and been distributed theatrically and on cable.

For more information on Don Starnes and his work, please visit
To listen to Heike Hambley discuss the Merced ShakespeareFest, click onto the link: hieka
Merced ShakespeareFest opens its 12th Season with William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy!

February 22nd – March 3rd, 2013
at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center

TICKETS AND INFO: 209.723.3265

NOTE: There will also be two performances in Mariposa, CA. The dates of these performances are Friday and Saturday March 8th and 9th at 7:30 p.m. inside the Mariposa County Park Aphitheater.

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