THIS WEEK @ UARTS: October 24 - 30, 2011
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'Inquirer' Reviews Roberta Eisenberg Retrospective
A retrospective exhibition by late alumna Roberta Eisenberg (1940 – 2006), running in Hamilton and Arronson Galleries through Nov. 2, was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer, which described her work as a "painterly dialogue with the canvas by showing lots of movement, veils of color, and color changes from deepest depths to lyrical and high key."
Installation by Visiting Professor Featured in 'Inquirer'
"Figures of Speech," a site-specific installation created by Visiting Associate Professor John JH Phillips and his wife, artist Carolyn Healy, as part of the "LOOK! on Lancaster Avenue" art project, was featured prominently in the October 11 andOctober 16 issues of The Philadelphia Inquirer, which deemed it "not to be missed." "Figures of Speech" and other art is on display through November 30 in vacant buildings and windows along the Lancaster Avenue Corridor in West Philadelphia, starting at 34th Street and extending westward to 41st Street. Read more >>
Foundation Faculty Member Exhibits at Hartwick College
Foundation faculty member Peter Schroth is one of the featured artists in the exhibition "Sense of Place - Living as an Artist in New York City" showing at the Hartwick College Foreman Gallery in Oneonta, N.Y., through November 17.
Dance Alum Featured in 'Backstage'
Alumnus Jeffrey Page BFA ’02 (Dance) is featured in the current issue of Backstage magazine in an article titled "Honing Your Dance-Making Skills in College."
'Philadelphia Metro' Features Brind School Staffer, Alums
Darin Dunston, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts staffer and founder of the Hear Again Radio Project, was featured in Philadelphia Metro along with alumnae Jenn MacMillan BFA '06 (Acting) and Kristen Norine BFA '09 (Musical Theater). The Hear Again Radio Project was founded with the logistical support of Charlie Gilbert and the Brind School, and was originally produced in the Caplan Studio Theater during the 2009 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Museum Studies Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: Elee Kirk
Elee Kirk's thesis explores both the experiences of young children in natural history museums and the ways in which researchers and museum professionals can access those experiences. This talk will discuss her process of developing a research method suitable for children aged 4 and 5 years old, which uses children's digital photography as a way of capturing their viewpoint and as a prompt for interviews with the children. She will discuss the findings of the pilot studies and the results of the final research. She will also present two of the children's photographs and discuss the broader patterns which her data have started to uncover.
October 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 212
A&E Lecture Series: So Is It a Business?
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and GoodCompany Ventures present "So Is It a Business?: 10 Questions to Ask," a workshop on investing in a business as part of the Artists & Entrepreneurs lecture series. Participants will review the 10 key questions needed to think through before investing time (or money) pursuing a business idea. Garrett Melby, CEO of GoodCompany Ventures, will outline how to identify social innovations as sustainable businesses. Q&A will follow the lecture. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
October 27, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Rooms 511-13
Vocal Department Concert
The British Invasion.
November 2, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall
Brind School Presents 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses'
By Christopher Hampton, from the novel by Choderlos de Laclos; directed by Amy Dugas Brown. Rich and bored aristocrats in 18th-century France play a high-stakes game of passion and betrayal. This tale of intrigue, seduction, humiliation and revenge won three Oscars when the play was adapted for the screen as "Dangerous Liaisons" in 1988.
November 3 - 6
Caplan Studio Theater, Terra Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Knowing Dance More' Lecture Series
The final lecture in the School of Dance's "Knowing Dance More" series of conversations and informal showings lead by important artists, theorists, scholars and curators in the international field of dance. This series seeks to bring into focus current issues within the production, performance and practice of dance works and will hopefully foster ongoing conversations about knowing dance (more). Dr. Carol Brown will present "Falling Together or, Pleasure and Fear in Interdisciplinary Practice."
November 2, 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
Senior Dance Concert #3
Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
November 2, 8 p.m.
November 3 - 4, 7 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
EESI Summer Animation Workshop Screening
A documentary screening of work done this summer in collaboration with European School of Visual Arts Professor Claire Fouquet and her animation students.
October 28, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Cooking in Other Languages
Join the University community to celebrate culture through food, art, dance and music at a global music, art, lecture and free lunch series sponsored by Academic Support Services, Student Development and Activities, and International Student Services.
October 26: Mexico - Salsa dancing with lessons and live music
November 9: Japan - UArts Japan exchange photo exhibition, discussion and sushi lunch
November 23: Global Thanks - international Thanksgiving lunch and live music
November 30: China - Chinese animation lecture
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levitt Foyer, Gershman Hall (3rd Floor)
UArts Libraries Brown Bag Research Workshops
Buff up your research skills and learn more about what the UArts Libraries have to offer. Bring your laptop, lunch or a snack for a quick 30-minute workshop - we’ll supply coffee and cookies. Open to all UArts students, faculty and staff. No sign-up necessary; just show up. All workshops are in Anderson Hall, Room M-4 (mezzanine floor) from 12 -12:30 p.m. More info >>
- Build A Better Search: Understanding Library Databases
Whether you're looking for articles, images, or media - if it's organized in a database, you'll understand how to search it better by attending this workshop.
- Finding Articles: Wilsonweb, Lexisnexis and JSTOR
Books are great, but magazine, journal and newspaper articles are where you need to go for up-to-date information and news. Articles will give your paper some up-to-date pizzazz.
October 25 and 28
- What Google Knows About You, How That Affects What You See on the Web, and What You Can Do About It
We all love Google, but does Google love us? How private is Web searching?
- Interlibrary Loan and Worldcat: All Around The World
The UArts Libraries may not own everything you need, but they can get it for you from another library.
- Organizing Your Info: Zotero
Looking for a system that will help you track your research? Zotero is a free Firefox add-on that helps you collect, organize, cite and share your research sources.
- Social Bookmarking: Organizing Your Research One Link at a Time
Social bookmarking sites let you save, organize, annotate and share your favorites of the Internet right there in cyberspace – accessible anywhere, anytime from any web-enabled device.
- It's A Digital Visual World: Artstor and AP Images
Looking for something better than a thumbnail? You're in luck! The UArts Libraries subscribe to two great image databases, ARTstor and AP Images.
Contact one of the UArts librarians for further information or to schedule a research appointment if you are not able to attend a workshop.
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
The popular lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council and the Provost's office is held every Wednesday and is for all levels. Free and open to faculty, staff and students.
November 2, 9, 16 and 30
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall (Room 406)
Join us each Monday to start your week with a free guided meditation led by UArts staffer Tracy Farquhar to help you relax and get back in touch with yourself. The meditations will consist of a total physical relaxation and a visualization, which will help you clear your chattering mind and find a peaceful and centered state of being. You need not bring anything with you; meditations will be done seated in a chair unless you prefer to sit on the floor (if so, you may want to bring a mat).
Mondays through December 5, 12 - 1 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Room 415
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
Discounted tickets are now available for the 35th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, November 10 - 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The price is $10, which is a $5 discount off the price at the door. Tickets may be purchased from Tracy Farquhar in the Crafts Office, Anderson Hall (Room 416) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; cash or check only please. Be sure to stop by the UArts Crafts department's booth at the show.
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 >>
Works in Progress: MFA II Book Arts/Printmaking
Presenting the working ideas of eight young artists who transform the gallery into a lab where prints, books and words in space test their potential. Victoria Burge shows a series of subtle prints which catch the play of light on water; Sarah Bourne's prints walk through the opacity of thoughts, in order to unravel minimal sentences; Anna Boyer translates a choral song into space, with soft threads and line drawings; Frances Osugi performs personal letters, and leaves the imprints; Danny James Resch questions the frontiers between two and three dimensions with crumpled, rain-flattened papers; Ángela Sánchez de Vera reproduces one corner of Lombard Street to hide an edition of poetry in a pile of trash; Brian Patrick echoes the wheels of his bicycle into abstract prints; and Gregory Tuomi shapes delicate small flight machines from everyday discarded materials.
Through November 4
The Heart, Still
Through re-contextualized architectural remnants, collaborators Alex Gartelmann and Jonas Sebura pose questions about love, loss and repair. The spaces and structures the duo create are drawn from places or moments in their personal backgrounds.
Through November 4
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 (Room 815): October 19, 12 p.m.
Through October 31
Roberto Linkser: mar de homens (sea of men)
Brazilian photographer Roberto Linkser's "mar de homens (sea of men)" documents the activity of traditional fishing along the 8,000 kilometers of Brazilian coast. This exhibition of black-and-white photographs is drawn from Linkser's entire body of work on the subject, which he has been exploring for nearly 15 years.
October 28 - December 9
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
Dan Dubowitz: The Presence of Absence
Originally trained as an architect, photographer Dan Dubowitz has been investigating wastelands and abandoned spaces for 19 years. His meticulously printed digital color works in "The Presence of Absence" explore society's relationship to the emptiness of what were once cultural and societal landmarks.
October 28 - December 9
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
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.
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.
Through November 19
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
Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th Floor)
Painting/Drawing alumnus Brandon Coley Cox BFA ’08 (Printmaking/Book Arts), aka BCOX, is an award-winning emerging artist based in Brooklyn, N.Y. 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.
Through October 26
MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Program Exhibit
Featuring visiting artists.
October 31 - November 18