THIS WEEK @ UARTS: November 14 - 20, 2011
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University Forum with President Buffington
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a University Forum at which President Buffington and Provost Pillow will report on strategic planning.
November 30, 11:45 a.m.
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium
2011–2012 Academic Year Calendar and Holidays
The University's official Thanksgiving Holiday is Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25. Undergraduate and graduate classes will meet on Wednesday, November 23, but Continuing Studies will not hold classes. The day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 23, is a staff work day.
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 Monday, December 19 is an official staff work day and staff members wishing to take the day off will need to request a vacation or personal day.
Please be sure to put appropriate messages on your voicemail and email to handle any communications that may occur during the Thanksgiving Holiday and Winter Break.
The holiday schedule for the remainder of the 2011-2012 academic year is as follows:
- January 16: University closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday
- March 5 – 9: Spring Break (No classes; residence halls remain open; administrative offices closed on Monday 3/5 and Friday 3/9)
- May 28: University closed for Memorial Day
- July 4: University closed for Independence Day
Save the Date: Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception
Come celebrate the season at the faculty and staff holiday reception. Cool cocktails, hot bites and warm conversation.
December 15, 5 – 7 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater, Terra Hall, 16th Floor
Join UArts on Kickstarter.com!
The University of the Arts is establishing a UArts curated page on Kickstarter.com, the largest funding platform for creative projects. Kickstarter allows individuals with projects focused on the creative arts—art, dance, film, music, photography, publishing and theater—as well as projects from the diverse and creative fields of food, design, fashion, technology, games, comics and journalism, to gain access to an audience that is more than half a million strong.
The UArts page will provide a unique way for members of our community to showcase their activities and projects in progress. If you have a project currently going on Kickstarter, please send your information to Alumni + Parent Relations Director Lauren Villanueva at email@example.com for inclusion on our page. We will also be extending this opportunity to alumni, so please feel free to forward this information to graduates with whom you are in touch.
MEPD Alumna Helps Launch New Science Center in Canada
Dana Schloss MFA ’06 (Museum Exhibition Planning and Design) was a key exhibition developer/designer and prototyper for Telus Spark: the New Science Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, which opened October 29. This new, cutting-edge Science Center is evolving the way the field thinks about how science, art and technology for public audiences should intersect. The Philadelphia native’s other museum experience includes New York’s Museum of the Moving Image and New York Hall of Science; Philadelphia’s American Philosophical Society, Mutter Museum and Franklin Institute; the Science Museum of Minnesota; and Quatrefoil Exhibitions in Laurel, Md.
Liberal Arts Faculty Member Presents Paper at Local Conference
Liberal Arts faculty member Anna Beresin will be presenting her newest material "Painting Motion: A Multimedia Approach for the Recording of Urban Children’s Lore" at the joint meeting for the Society of Ethnomusicology and the Congress on Research in Dance, which takes place November 17 - 20 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. This year's conference theme is "Moving Music/Sounding Dance." More information about the conference >>
Broadway Cabaret Featuring UArts Alumni
Join Ilona Ahearn BM ’00 (Voice) and Alex Keiper BFA ’07 (Musical Theater) along with some of Philly's finest working professionals for a free performance of various musical theater, jazz and classic rock songs.
November 14, 7 – 8 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall
Brind School Presents:
The Good Person of Szechwan
By Bertolt Brecht, translated by John Willett, music by Paul Dessa, directed by Dr. Heinz-Uwe Haus. Good fortune brings the prostitute Shen Te an unexpected windfall, but when she tries to live as a "good person," she finds that no good deed goes unpunished. Guest director Dr. Heinz-Uwe Haus, a member of the faculty at the University of Delaware’s Professional Theater Training Program, is an internationally renowned director and is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on Bertolt Brecht.
November 17 - 19
Arts Bank Theater
Junior Directing Showcase: An Evening of One-Act Plays
The Brind School's junior directing class invites you to an exciting program of one-act plays by contemporary authors in a wide variety of styles and genres. Join us for an evening complete with tales of love, flights of fancy, of fairy tales and paranoia! Featured performances include "The Problem," "Every Man," "Tape," "Blood Oranges," "Beauty" and "Baby Food." The plays are directed by students Brey Ann Barrett, Leigh Bicica, Elaina Di Monaco, Dalton Gough, Brad Ogden and Jessica Schwartz.
Caplan Studio Theater
December 2, 8 p.m.
December 3, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
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.
Symbiosis: Mi-Kyoung Lee
The work of Associate Professor and Fibers Head Mi-Kyoung Lee addresses complex contemporary human psychology and lifestyle revelations in materialism and superficiality through mix-media sculptures. Fundamental textile binding and netting processes are used as a progress for the construction of artwork and also as a metaphor for personal and collective connections.
Exhibit: Through December 18
First Friday Reception: December 2, 5 – 7 p.m.
The Painted Bride
230 Vine Street, Philadelphia
Rick Lawn's Power of 10 Faculty 'little big band' CD Release
Power of 10, the School of Music's faculty ensemble, plays at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday, November 30 to celebrate the release of their new CD "Earth Tones" (with graphic design by Illustration Professor Steve Tarantal). The new CD features an eclectic mix of compositions and reinventions of classics by Rick Lawn.
November 30, 7 p.m.
Chris' Jazz Cafe
1421 Sansom St., Philadelphia
Senior Dance Concert #4
Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
November 16, 8 p.m.
November 17 - 18, 7 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
The Corzo Center Presents:
IGDA Philadelphia 2011 Chapter Dev Demo Night
Co-sponsored by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, the International Game Developers Association presents its annual Developer Showcase Night. IGDA is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals who create video games, bringing together developers at conferences in local chapters and in special interest groups to improve their lives and craft. Register for free >>
November 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, 11th Floor
Philly Startup Leaders' Founder Factory 2011
Co-sponsored by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, the Founder Factory is an annual event created by Philly Startup Leaders to help foster growth of an ecosystem of entrepreneurs, mentors, angels, VCs, students, schools and government groups within the Philadelphia area. As a collaborative and engaging event, the Founder Factory helps to unleash Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial potential. Free and open to UArts students and alumni. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
November 17, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Moving Your Ideas Forward
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Good Company Ventures present a workshop on marketing with Michelle Pujadas, founder and co-CEO of marketing and communications firm Zer0 to 5ive. Pujadas will discuss brand positioning, messages and go-to-market planning strategies for creatives; provide helpful information; and answer questions. Free and open to UArts students and alumni. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
November 17, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Rooms 511-13
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.
November 16: Japan - a student photo-documentary opening luncheon, with UArts jazz musicians, sushi lunch and discussion about students' exchange experience in Japan
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)
Chinese Culture and Language Workshop
Every Friday starting November 18 through the end of the Fall 2011 semester. Free Chinese snacks!
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Room 411
Lecture: The Building of the Philadelphia Barnes Foundation
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects were chosen by the Philadelphia Barnes Foundation to create its new campus on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Learn about the concept that won the commission, the detailed planning of the project, and the challenges met along the way as Williams and Tsien give a revealing and fascinating behind-the-scenes presentation of the new Barnes. $7 general admission; tickets will be available at the door or in advance online.
November 16, 7 p.m.
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
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
Like a G1
The first exhibition of the 2011-2012 season: a show of original artworks, including painting, sculpture and dance performances by student members, from freshmen to seniors.
Exhibition: Through November 18
Closing Reception: November 18, 7 – 9 p.m.
An exhibition of recent work by Multidisciplinary Fine Arts seniors Meghan Leskanic, Leighann Hoffman, Andrea Nelson, Amanda Lubrant, Cory Espinosa, Yeonhee Kim, Elizabeth Fuller, Kristin Varga, Tyler Bailey and Charlette Hove. Join us at the opening reception for hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.
Exhibit: Through December 30
Opening Reception: November 16, 3 - 5 p.m.
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.
Through December 9
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.Through December 9
Printmaking Senior Works in Progress Exhibition
Senior printmakers Josh Bicker, Jordan Gulaskey, Daniel Mullins, Zak Parsons, Gina Pierce, Paul Porti, and Ross Stoops are exhibiting current work.
Through November 18
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)
Current Printmaking Faculty Exhibition
Featuring prints, books and drawings.
Through November 18
MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Visiting Artists Exhibition
Featuring prints and books by Johnny Carrera and Shanna Leino.
November 21 - December 9
Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)
I Love ART EDUCATION
A student fundraiser for the National Art Education Association Conference. This exhibit and silent auction is a first for the Department of Art + Design Education, featuring original artwork, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, fibers and photography by our graduate students and faculty. Visit 32auctions.com (password & ID are arted/arted) for more info.
Through November 30