Community briefs for Oct. 1

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Sep 302010
 
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

Classic drawings showcased at UCA

The University Center for the Art’s University Art Museum will resurrect the surrealism of German artist Richard Oelze at 11 a.m. today for the “Drawing Inward” exhibition.

The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and will run through Dec. 17.

Oelze’s surrealist style was popular during the 1930s and included in MoMA’s 1936 “Fantastic Art, Dada, Surrealism” exhibition.

He was trained at the Weimar Bauhaus in Germany from 1921 to 1925. His art consists of sketches and full-scale drawings of imaginary landscapes and objects.

The opening reception will take place Oct. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Global manager to speak at CSU

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission has undertaken the cooperative effort to understand the Earth’s water and energy cycle.

Today at 2 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room, the project manager of the GPM, Art Azarbarzin, will give a presentation on the missions of the group.

The GPM’s main focus is to understand and predict weather systems in order to avoid natural hazards like floods, droughts and landslides.

The group has already succeeded in overcoming many engineering marvels, including space environment, maximizing demiseability and occupying a unique orbit inclination.

Azarbarzin has been involved in various successful projects, including the ST5 project manager and deputy program manager for Polar Operational Environmental Satellites program.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Pouring art into Fort Collins

Fort Collins residents will be able to see art in all its heat and glory.
Today at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Old Town Square sculpture Jim Lynxwiler will pour and sculpt molten bronze.

The sessions, which are sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority and the Art in Public Places Program, are free and open to the public.

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