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NEWS
Illustration Alum Named ADC Young Gun, Wins Top Ad Award
Animation Grads Launch Production Company, Premiere Music Video
3 UArts Music Students Selected for Top Jazz Orchestra
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EVENTS
Philadelphia Wind Symphony Debut Performance
Bryn Mawr Film Institute Video Exhibit, Lecture
Image & Performance Concert
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IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Printmaking Gallery
Gallery 817
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NEWS
Illustration Alum Named ADC Young Gun, Wins Top Ad Award
Jonathan Bartlett BFA '07 (Illustration) has been named one of the annual Young Guns winners by the Art Directors Club of New York. The Brooklyn-based freelance illustrator and University of the Arts faculty member will also be awarded a Silver Medal in Advertising from the Society of Illustrators. Read more >>

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Animation Grads Launch Production Company, Premiere Music Video
2008 Animation grads Jason Chen, Ian Foster and Marina Gvozedva, who recently launched their Philadelphia-based film and animation production company "Juggling Wolf," have just finished one of their first projects: a music video for the song "Half Crazy" by local band Jukebox the Ghost. Read more >>

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3 UArts Music Students Selected for Top Jazz Orchestra
Instrumental performance majors Francis Carpino '12, Travis Hill '12 and Sean Marks '13 were selected for the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra, which is recognized as the premier orchestra for the East Coast's finest college jazz musicians. Hill, a trombone player, Marks, a baritone saxophone player, and Carpino, a trumpeter, will perform with the orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., on January 13-14, 2012, under the direction of renowned composer, arranger and performer Mike Tomaro.

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Faculty Show Featured in 'Inquirer'
"Visions Four," an exhibit featuring works by three University of the Arts Foundation faculty members – Elsa Johnson, Kristine Marx and Diane Pepe – and one former faculty member – Karen Saler – was reviewed in the November 25 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The show runs through December 5 at the Villanova University Art Gallery.

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Faculty Member Bruce Metcalf Opens Solo Exhibit, Gives Lecture
"Venus Adorned," a solo exhibition of new works by Liberal Arts faculty member Bruce Metcalf, will be on view from December 2, 2011, to January 3, 2012, at the Snyderman-Works Gallery in Philadelphia. On Thursday, December 8 at 7 p.m., the Philadelphia Art Alliance welcomes Metcalf for a lecture and presentation about the history of Studio Craft in America. Metcalf will also be available to sign copies of his most recent book, Makers, co-authored with Janet Koplos, which is the first comprehensive study of the American Studio Craft movement.

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Buzz on Jazz Grad: 'The Best Jazz Singer You Haven't Heard Of…Yet'
"A little known musician…produce(s) some of the most luxuriant, sumptuously phrased jazz vocals you could hope to hear," raves The Chicago Tribune about Lauren Talese BM ’04 (Voice). Talese has been performing around Philadelphia and has sung backup for Jaguar Wright and Vivian Green. She's planning to release a recording of original compositions and jazz standards next year, and is being heralded as the next big thing on the music scene. She's a passionate promoter of jazz, telling the Tribune, "I want to bring people my age – and maybe younger – to jazz, so they can see it's really hot.” "

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EVENTS
Philadelphia Wind Symphony Debut Performance
Featuring Artistic Director Virginia Allen. The Philadelphia Wind Symphony is a 51-member wind ensemble comprised solely of volunteer musicians including UArts Instrumental Performance students Chris Welte (Clarinet), Edward Bianculli (Tenor Sax), Sean Marks (Baritone Sax), Andrea Clemente (Trumpet), Nicholas Lombardelli (Trombone) and Kenneth Yang (Percussion). All of the musicians are from the local area and are dedicated to bringing the best literature and performances of the band and wind ensemble tradition to Center City Philadelphia. Tickets can be purchased online.
December 4, 3 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium

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Bryn Mawr Film Institute Video Exhibit, Lecture
The Bryn Mawr Film Institute hosts two distinct events running the gamut of cinematic art: the opening of its new Video Art Exhibit, featuring new and recent work from University of the Arts students and faculty members including Peter Rose, and a lecture by world-renowned film preservationist Robert A. Harris. ("Lawrence of Arabia," "The Godfather" trilogy). Free for full-time students with ID.
December 1
Exhibit Opening: 5 p.m.
Lecture: 7 p.m.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA

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Image & Performance Concert
This interdisciplinary concert includes work by Leigh Bicica BFA '13 (Directing, Playwriting & Production), Ted Cocuzza BFA '12 (Illustration), Michelle Goodwin BFA '12 (Multimedia), Zachary Newton BFA '12 (Animation) and Nikkita Patterson BFA '13 (Film) and features performance with video, costumes and lights. Media Arts Master Lecturer Kathy Rose directs the concert, which is free and open to the public.
December 9, 8 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater, Terra Hall, 16th floor

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School of Music Presents:
UArts Voices, Vox and DooBop In Concert
December 1, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th floor

'Z' Big Band Concert
A tribute to the trumpet, featuring UArts faculty and alumni.
December 1, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th floor

Transfusion Ensemble Concert
Broadway, the HARD Way
December 5, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th floor

Rick Kerber Tribute Ensemble Concert
December 12, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th floor

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PSPE's 2nd Annual AIDS Benefit: Shades of Awareness
UArts Peer Support, Peer Education (PSPE) hosts a benefit event featuring the Cataclysmic Modeling Group and a musical and dance performance from UArts students. Dinner will be served. ALL proceeds will go toward the Adolescent Initiative at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Tickets: UArts students $3, students $5 and adults $10. For more information contact D. D'Ontace Keyes.
December 3, 7 -10 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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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 former College of Performing Arts Dean Rick Lawn.
November 30, 7 p.m.
Chris' Jazz Cafe
1421 Sansom St., Philadelphia

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Brind School Presents Junior Directing Showcase
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 jmacmillan@uarts.edu.

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Course Stories XII
Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Please RSVP at teaching-learning@uarts.edu. Light refreshments will be available.

  • Insightful Incidents: The Evolution Of "Writing The Short Film" David Greenberg, Senior Lecturer, Media Arts
  • Getting Students as Excited About Seminars as About Studio Courses De Angela Duff, Associate Professor/Interim Director, Multimedia
  • Collaboration and Spontaneity in Activism: Joining with Purpose Jen Goettner, Senior Lecturer, Industrial Design

November 29, 2011
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Terra Board Room, Terra Hall, 9th Floor

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The Corzo Center Presents:

Sell or Go Home
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Good Company Ventures present a workshop on marketing strategies. Learn about the sales process: how to keep customers engaged, how to make them into first-time buyers and then keep them buying for life. Aaron McLean is creative director & executive VP of Eight Eleven Inc., an agency specializing in B2B and consumer marketing, branding, web, digital media and public relations. Time for a Q&A will follow the lecture. Free and open to UArts students and alumni. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
December 1, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Rooms 511-13

Anatomy of an Independent Contract
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Good Company Ventures present a workshop on legal documents. What artists and media makers need to know about contracts as an independent contractor, working for hire, or writing a general agreement for work or services. Presented by Frank Taney, shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and consultant to entrepreneurs and start-ups. Time for a Q&A will follow the lecture. Free and open to UArts students and alumni. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
December 6, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Rooms 511-13

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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 30: China - Chinese animation lecture
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levitt Foyer, Gershman Hall, 3rd Floor

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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

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Lunchtime Yoga
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 30
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 406

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Meditation Group
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

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IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall)

MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition 2011
The low-residency MFA Program in Studio Art at the University of the Arts presents its Thesis Exhibition 2011: Painting, Ceramics and Sculpture. The thesis work of 11 students from across the country receiving graduate degrees from the University of the Arts will be on exhibit. The work selected represents the culmination of each student's unique experience in a broad range of new and traditional media. The gallery arrangements provide considerable space for the artists' manifestation of two and a half years of research, critical thinking and endless experimentation.
Exhibit: Through December 19
Opening Reception: December 2, 6 – 9 p.m.

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th Floor)

Johnny Carrera & Shanna Leino: Extreme Bookmaking
Works by Johnny Carrera and Shanna Leino, visiting artists to the 2011 MFA Book Arts/Printmaking program. Carrera publishes works through his imprint Quercus Press, most notably his Pictoral Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities, a 400-plus page volume using the original wood engravings as a visual reference of 19th century America. Leino specializes in historic bindings and builds hand tools. Working with leather, vellum, bone and wood, Leino makes sculptural books that reveal the fine binding process.
Through December 9

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Gallery 817 (Anderson Hall, 8th floor)

Christopher Davison: Brawler
"Brawler" features works on paper from the last two years and a large-scale wall drawing created specifically for the exhibition. Davison's work contrasts delicate line, spattered strokes, with thick passages of gouache and tempera to create a visceral tension between material, image and the figure. Narrative is constructed through fragments, drawn from myth, art history and allegory, often using the figure or landscape as expressive motifs. The balance between artifice and image gives birth to a body of work that is at once familiar and unknown.
Exhibit: Through December 1
Artist Talk: November 29, 11:45 - 1 p.m.
Reception: November 29, 6 – 8 p.m.

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

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

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall)

And now…
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.
Through December 30

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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.
Through December 9

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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

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