THIS WEEK @ UARTS: October 10 - 16, 2011

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
New Funding Opportunities for Students
Student Flu Shots – Get Yours While You Can

Free, Confidential HIV Testing and STI Screening for Students

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NEWS
3 Top Barrymore Wins for Theater Alums, Faculty
Family and Alumni Weekend: October 21-23
Noted Alumna To Be Honored with World-Class Jazz Performance
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EVENTS
Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Presents 'High Fidelity'
Senior Dance Concert #2
School of Music Transfusion Ensemble Concert
More Events >>

OPPORTUNITIES
Video Contest for Philadelphia Undergraduate & Graduate Students
CreateAdelphia

IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery 817
Hamilton/Arronson Galleries + President's Office
Sol Mednick Gallery
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
New Funding Opportunities for Students
The University's Student Financial Services office has received a new funding opportunity for the Sapphire Fund's 2011 Tony Sparacino Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an LGBTQ student (or student supportive of the LGBTQ community) who is currently a full-time art major in Philadelphia. For purposes of this award, art majors include art history or related study, visual arts, fashion design, music, media arts, theater or dance. This scholarship has been awarded to UArts students the past two years in a row. UArts students are strongly encouraged to apply! The application deadline is 5 p.m., October 28. Visit the Sapphire Fund website for more information, or contact Associate Director of Student Financial Services Amanda Black at 215-717-6137.

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Student Flu Shots – Get Yours While You Can
The University's Health Services will be giving free seasonal flu shots to students beginning October 10. Shots are on a first-come, first-served basis. The Health Services office is located in Gershman Hall (Room 306) and is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For additional information, contact 215-717-6652 or  healthservices@uarts.edu.

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Free, Confidential HIV Testing and STI Screening for Students
Free and confidential Rapid HIV testing and STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) screening is now available in Student Health Services every Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Come and take advantage of this potentially lifesaving resource. Testing takes 10 to 30 minutes. For more information, contact Health Services located at 306 Gershman Hall at 215-717-6230 or healthservices@uarts.edu.

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Literary Magazine 'Underground Pool' Call for Submisisons
Underground Pool, the literary magazine of the University of the Arts, is now accepting submissions for its second annual issue. Underground Pool is looking for diverse, original short stories and essays (3,000 words max) and poems (submit up to three at a time). All current UArts students are invited to submit. Send your writing submissions (as .doc or .rtf files) to undergroundpool@uarts.edu. All submissions will be read and reviewed by students in the Creative Writing minor. Submissions of artwork and photography (3x5 at 300 dpi) are also being accepted. 

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NEWS
3 Top Barrymore Wins for Theater Alums, Faculty
Alex Bechtel BFA '08 (Musical Theater), Michael Doherty BFA '10 (Musical Theater) and Adjunct Associate Professor Aaron Cromie took home three top honors at the 17th annual Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater, held October 3 in Philadelphia. Read more >>

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Family and Alumni Weekend: October 21-23
This year's highlights include:

  • The President's Reception
  • The Making IT Exhibition, showcasing the work of graduates from 2001 to 2011  
  • Student dance and musical performances and workshops with faculty
  • Theater presentation of "High Fidelity," directed by Megan Nicole O'Brien BFA '05 (Applied Theater Arts)
  • Young Alumni and Golden Arts reunions

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Noted Alumna To Be Honored with World-Class Jazz Performance
The University of the Arts will hosted a special performance of renowned jazz musicians to celebrate the work of late alumna Roberta Eisenberg BFA ’78 (Painting). The October 9 performance coincides with the exhibit of Eisenberg’s work on display through November 2 in Hamilton Hall. Read more >>

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Theater Alums Direct 2 Brind School Productions This Fall
Two emerging female directors who are University of the Arts alumnae lead a new generation of undergrads in October productions produced by the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts. Award-winning director Jackson Gay BFA ’99 (Acting) directed Caryl Churchill’s “Top Girls” (October 6 – 9), while Barrymore-nominated alumna Megan Nicole O’Brien BFA ’05 (Applied Theater Arts) will lead the Philadelphia premiere of the musical “High Fidelity” (October 14 – 16 & 20 – 22). Read more >>

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Foundation Faculty Members Exhibit in 'Visions Four'
Visions Four is an exhibit showcasing the diverse works of four artists including Foundation faculty members Elsa Johnson, Kristine Marx and Diane Pepe, as well as artist Karen Saler. The four artists' visual arts repertoire encompasses painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, photography and collage. Each has studied and/or worked abroad. Informed by the art traditions of several cultures, their frequently honored work has been widely exhibited in the United States and around the world.
Exhibit: October  21 - December 5
Reception: October 21, 5 - 7 p.m.
Villanova University Art Gallery
800 E. Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, Pa.

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EVENTS
Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Presents 'High Fidelity'
All Brind School productions are FREE to the University community, though advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. Please visit tickets.uarts.edu and enter either the UASTAFF or UASTUDENT promo code for a 0.00 ticket. Tickets can also be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis - one hour prior to curtain - at the box office. Questions can be directed to Jennifer MacMillan, audience services coordinator, at x6450 or jmacmillan@uarts.edu.

Lyrics by Amanda Green, music by Tom Kitt, book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures film. Directed by Brind School alum Megan Nicole O’Brien BFA ’05 (Applied Theater Arts), the Barrymore-winning resident director for 11th Hour Theatre Company. Rob Gordon, the 30-something proprietor of a Brooklyn record shop, knows everything about music but nothing about relationships. When his most recent girlfriend dumps him, Rob has to learn to take life and love as seriously as he takes his music. Tom Kitt’s high-voltage score channels the sounds of classic rock and soul. A Philly premiere!
October 14 - 16, 20 - 22
Arts Bank Theater

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Senior Dance Concert #2
Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
October 19, 8 p.m.
October 20 – 21, 7 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

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School of Music Transfusion Ensemble Concert
The Bond Mix & Other Spy Themes
October 17, 7 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium

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Renewed Urban Studio Tent Project Discussion
Join recent grads Andy Heisey MFA ’11 (Studio Art) and Andy Walker MFA ’11 (Studio Art) for a discussion of their Renewed Urban Studio Tent (RUST) project that will be built in the summer of 2012 at 313 S. Broad Street. The presentation will be a great way to learn about the project and have breakfast, too. Students and artists can participate in the project by bringing materials that they would normally discard or let lie around their studio to the building site.
October 18, 8:30 a.m.
Connelly Auditorium
Terra Hall, 8th floor

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Concert in Memory of Prof. Bob McGovern
Concert honoring late UArts Professor Bob McGovern featuring Mike Moloney and Friends.
November 6, 2 p.m.
St. Malachy Church
1429 North 11th Street, Philadelphia

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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

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Lunchtime Yoga
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 12, 19 and 26
November 2, 9, 16 and 30
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall (Room 406)

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Meditation Group
With all the stresses in life, when was the last time you took time out just for YOU? Start your week off with a FREE guided meditation led by Tracy Farquhar. The meditation session will consist of total physical relaxation and visualization that will help you clear your mind to reach a peaceful and centered state of being. No equipment is needed; meditation will be done seated in a chair unless you prefer to sit on the floor (in which case, you may want to bring a mat).
October 10, 12 – 1 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Room 415

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OPPORTUNITIES
Video Contest for Philadelphia Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Enter the SmokeFree Philly Video Contest for a chance to win $1000 while raising awareness about tobacco policy and control in Philly. The winning video will also be featured on a local broadcasting outlet. Entry deadline is October 26. Contest details and registration forms >>

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CreateAdelphia
Campus Philly is hosting a creative industry fair exclusively for area college students interested in a range of design fields, such as graphic arts, fashion, entertainment, and arts & culture. Students will be able to network with area professionals, learn about internship opportunities and gain valuable advice from some of the region’s leading creative industry specialists. Registration is $5 for UArts students. Full details and registration >>
October 17, 4 – 6 p.m.
The Market & Shops at the Comcast Center (Concourse Level)
1701 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia

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IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery 817 (Anderson Hall, 8th floor)

Dan Reidy
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: Through October 31

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Hamilton/Arronson Galleries + President's Office (Hamilton Hall)

Retrospective: Paintings by Roberta Eisenberg
A survey of lyrical abstract paintings based on the landscape by Roberta Eisenberg (1940 – 2006), a noted University of the Arts alumna from Southern California. Eisenberg’s paintings reference nature as a metaphoric language. While guided in part by intuition/instinct, the finished paintings are due more to a determined critical thinking and a skillful control of her medium.
Through November 2

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

The Atomic Photographers Guild: Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age
Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age features the work of 24 photographers, including Berlyn Brixner, Yoshito Matsushige, Jessie Boylan, Dan Budnik, James Crnkovich, Robert Del Tredici, Blake Fitzpatrick, Nancy Floyd, Harris Fogel, Carole Gallagher, Peter Goin, Kenji Higuchi, John Hooton, Igor Kostin, Yuri Kuidin, James Lerager, David McMillan, Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani, Barbara Norfleet, Mark Ruwedel, Paul Shambroom, elin o'Hara slavick, Vaclav Vasku, and Günther Zint.
Through October 21

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

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 15 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

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Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)

Making IT Alumni Exhibition
A juried exhibition of works by recent alumni. 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 >>
Exhibition: October 20 – 30
Opening Reception: October 22, 5 - 7 p.m.

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Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

John Stetzeker: Landscapes           
The noted English artist John Stezaker has been influential in British Conceptual and New Image Art. Stezaker’s disjunctive works play on the meanings of images and the creation of new meanings by juxtaposition. This, Stezaker’s first exhibit in Philadelphia, will consist of a series of landscape collages with references to Duchamp.
October 13 – November 19        

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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

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th Floor)

Brandon Cox
Painting/Drawing alumnus Brandon Coley Cox BFA ’08 (Printmaking/Book Arts), aka BCOX, is an award-winning emerging artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Cox is currently wrapping up his fellowship at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in Times Square. He recently had his first solo exhibition in the heart of SoHo, has shown at Russell Simmons' gallery Rush Arts in Chelsea and St. Cecilia's in Brooklyn. Cox also attended the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2009 and has work in several permanent collections, including the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in NYC, the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, the International Print Museum in Southern California, and the Museum of Paper & Watermark in Fabriano, Italy.
October 10 - 26

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