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CLARIFICATION: 2011–2012 Academic Year Calendar and Holidays
Due to previous ambiguous information on the online calendars (which have now been corrected), a clarification regarding the University’s Winter break is necessary: The University's Winter Break officially begins at the close of business on Monday, December 19, 2011, and will continue until offices reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. That means that University offices will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012.
Films by Media Arts Faculty Member To Be Screened in Paris, Philly
Media Arts Master Lecturer and Pre-College Instructor Kathy Rose will have six videos screened in a travelling fashion film festival, "A Shaded View on Fashion Film," launching at Centre Pompidou in Paris, October 7- 9. Rose's program in the festival will include "City of Lost Moons," "Kabukimenco," "The Inn of Floating Imagery," "She," "Queen of the Fluids" and "Life in the Web."
Rose will also have a special video installation titled "Vortex" screened during the 10th annual Motion Pictures mini-fest of dance on film and video featuring experimental and innovative shorts, documentaries and animations presented by Philadelphia Dance Projects. "Vortex" will be shown during intermission between programs each night. Shows are October 5 and 6 at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Performance Garage (1515 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia). Admission is $10.
'Making IT' Alumni Exhibition
"Making IT," a juried exhibition of works by recent alumni, will be on display October 20 – 30 in Hamilton Hall's CBS Auditorium and Solmssen Court with an opening reception scheduled for Saturday, October 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. Over 200 works were submitted by UArts alumni from the classes of 2001 through 2011, including undergraduate and graduate alumni. The 43 works that were selected create a coherent and innovative exhibition, showcasing the excellence and artistic diversity of our recent alumni. Read more >>
Film by Alumni the Quay Brothers Featured in 'Times,' 'Inquirer'
"Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum)," a new film by brothers Timothy Quay BFA '69 (Illlustration) and Steven Quay BFA '69 (Film), was featured in the September 16 issue of The New York Times and the September 22 issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer. The film premiered on September 22 at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Mütter Museum, with additional screenings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on September 24 and the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles on September 27.
Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Presents...
First Lady Suite
Directed by Dr. Patricia Raine. "First Lady Suite," a chamber musical by Michael John LaChiusa, takes us into the hearts and minds of history's most famous First Ladies - Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy and Mamie Eisenhower - providing an imaginative and irreverent look behind the scenes of the White House and the women who lived within its walls.
Through October 2
Caplan Studio Theater
"Top Girls," a play by Caryl Churchill, depicts the life of Marlene, a hard-bitten career woman who is employed at the Top Girls employment agency and her interactions with the family she left behind. Marlene left her working-class background to pursue financial success, leaving her illegitimate child with her apparently infertile sister, Joyce. Directed by Jackson Gay.
October 6-9, 2011
Caplan Studio Theater
Visiting Artist Lecture: Katarzyna Bazarnik and Zenon Fajfer
Liberature: a new literary genre
Liberature is a new literary genre that integrates text and the material form of the book into a meaningful whole. Its major representatives, Katarzyna Bazarnik and Zenon Fajfer, will present their ideas about writing and show examples. To wind up, Zenon will read from his latest bilingual volume, dwadziescia jeden liter/ten letters, which explores the tensions between the visible and the invisible, the material and the virtual, the author and the reader. Since the final shape of some of his poems needs to be arranged by the readers, the audience will have a chance to join in. The evening will close with the presentation of his electronic film-poem "Primum Mobile," the final part of ten letters.
September 27, 5:30 p.m.
Corzo Center, Good Company Ventures Present A&E Lecture Series
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Good Company Ventures present “How to Create Ideas on Demand” as part of the Artists & Entrepreneurs lecture series. College of Art, Media and Design Dean Christopher Sharrock, a noted illustrator who was most recently the dean of Camberwell College of Arts at University of the Arts London, will discuss how to create ideas using various tactics and present some of the universal ideas that designers and artists use. A Q&A will follow the lecture. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
October 6, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Rooms 511-13
Culture Vultures: Student Affairs Multicultural Performance and Exhibition Series
Student Affairs is sponsoring free tickets and/or transportation to several of Philadelphia's multicultural exhibitions, performances and events. Sign up for any of the events at the Student Affairs Office in Gershman Hall (Room 311). For more information, contact Mara Flamm, Director of International Student Services, at 215-717-6621.
October 14: NYC Trip to MOMA
November 18: BalletX
An 8-hour comprehensive workshop culminating in Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) certification. For further information, contact Theater Professor Charles Conwell.
September 30, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Terra Hall, Caplan Studio Theater
The semester favorite is back. Winners will receive gift cards or groceries to help them make particular meals. You have to play to win!
September 27, 8 p.m.
The Bellevue Food Court, 200 South Broad Street
The popular lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council and the Provost's office returns for the fall semester. The free class, held every Wednesday beginning September 21, is for all levels and open to faculty, staff and students.
October 5, 12, 19 and 26
November 2, 9, 16 and 30
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall (Room 406)
DesignPhiladelphia Needs YOU!
We're looking for a few great volunteers to help with our 2011 celebration. Opportunities abound. Work in the back office, help at the events, build signage, distribute materials, take photos and more. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate in DesignPhiladelphia 2011.
Call for Art: SpringHill Suites Key Card Design Contest
SpringHill Suites, an all-suite brand by Marriott, takes art and inspiration to a new level with the launch of a national key card design contest. All artists are invited to submit inspirational designs for the chance to have their work featured on SpringHill Suites’ hotel key cards. The winner will also receive two plane tickets and a weekend stay at any SpringHill Suites in the continental United States. Five runners-up will win a new iPad. The deadline for submission is November 14. For more information and to submit your design, visit SpringHillSuites.com.
Reidy will present a selection of work that includes painting, sculpture, video and an installation to be installed on the Hamilton Hall platforms in mid-October.
Lecture (Anderson Hall Room 815): October 19, 12 p.m.
Reception: October 19, 5 p.m.
Exhibition: October 1- 31
Blur: 6 Artists/6 Designers In Contemporary Practice
This exhibition, co-curated by Foundation faculty member Mark Campbell and featuring art by faculty members Laura Frazure, Andrea Landau, Will McHale, Don Miller and Anne Schaefer, focuses on contemporary practice from a number of established disciplines including painting, architecture, sculpture, industrial design and performance, freely extending the range of creative activities outside traditional boundaries. These artists / designers offer works in which the well-established principles of cross-disciplinary thinking are manifest. Variations include "parallel activities," with designers maintaining a concurrent studio art practice, both as exploration for client-based work and as an end in itself, as well as artists drawing on the traditions of design for forms, contexts and contents, erasing the lines between the respective super-categories in the process.
Through September 30
The Atomic Photographers Guild: Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age
“Behind the Atom Curtain” features the work of 17 photographers including Berlyn Brixner, Yoshito Matsushige, Jessie Boylan, Dan Budnik, James Crnkovich, Robert Del Tredici, Blake Fitzpatrick, Harris Fogel, Carole Gallagher, Kenji Higuchi, Igor Kostin, James Lerager, David McMillan, Patrick Nagatani, Mark Ruwedel, Paul Shambroom, Elin O'Hara Slavik, and Vaclav Vasku. Founded by photographer Robert Del Tredici in 1987, the Atomic Photographers Guild is an international collective of photographers dedicated to making visible all aspects of the nuclear world. This show highlights history’s gravest nuclear accident, still ongoing, in Fukushima, with special acknowledgment of the work of Kenji Higuchi of Tokyo. Higuchi is the preeminent photographer of Japan’s nuclear workers. The exhibition was curated by Robert Del Tredici and Harris Fogel.
Through October 21
The Photo Review: Best of Show
"Best of Show," an annual collaborative effort between The Photo Review and the Media Arts department, will feature the prize-winning work of 16 photographers. The competition was juried by Robert Mann, director and owner of the Robert Mann Gallery in New York City, one of the leading contemporary photography galleries. This exhibition is concurrent with the Atomic Photographers Guild show "Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age" in the Sol Mednick Gallery (Gallery 1401’s sister space).
Through October 22
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)
Yale-trained photographer Marisa Baumgartner creates a new environment based on evocative nighttime landscape images she took in Philadelphia. Baumgartner has exhibited in New York, Providence, Washington, D.C., Winterthur, Switzerland, and Salzburg, Austria.
Through October 7
Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th floor)
The Art of Jody Hewgill
A native of Montréal, Québec, Hewgill attended the commercial art program at Dawson College and subsequently moved to Toronto to study at the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she currently teaches the illustration graduate program. Hewgill has been painting and illustrating since 1988, and has worked on a wide variety of assignments and commissions including book covers, celebrity portraits, theater posters and retail interior murals for clients in North America, Europe and Asia. She is the recipient of many awards including American Illustration, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, the Society of Publication Designers, and the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles.
Through November 23
Presidents Office Suite (Hamilton Hall)
LOCALS ONLY: A Few Good Men
Invitational exhibit featuring Studio Art MFA candidates at the University of the Arts who are local residents, including Central PA and Southern New Jersey. Although they may have begun life in another land, they make the region a little richer with their diverse perspectives. Featuring A.J. Bredensteiner '11; David Chatfield '11; Robert Libby '11; Kevin Lehman '11; Eric Abaka '12; Seth Ellison '12; Harry Hukkinen '12; Eric Toscano '12 and Lujin Yoon, '12.
Through September 28
Anderson Hall (First Floor Hallway Display Cases)
What’s Your Major?
From ballet programs of the 40s and a how-to book on playing the spoons, to an exhibition catalog signed by two notable filmmakers and a book of minstrel songs from 1882, the Special Collections of the University Libraries offers a wide range of rare and interesting pieces. Stop by and view items representing the majors offered by the University, both visual and performing arts.
Through September 30
Greenfield Library (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)
Highlights artists’ books created by UArts faculty and staff. These items are all from the Greenfield Library's Book Arts collection.
Through September 30
Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th Floor)
Jill Ho You
The role of memory and its dynamic connection to identity and corporeality informs Ho You’s artistic practice and corresponding research. Through the media of printmaking, installation and drawing, Ho-You’s work explores the physical manifestations of past experience, building on detailed anatomical studies of the human body in the process. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the 2009 International Print Trienniale in Krakow/Poznan, Poland.
Through October 7