2012 ArtUnleashed to Showcase UArts Alumni, Faculty and Students; Support Young Artists

Preview party takes place April 11; public sale and exhibition runs April 12-14 in Hamilton Hall

Updated April 10, 2012

ArtUnleashed is the University's largest fundraiser, raising money to support the Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund with an exhibition and sale of artwork in all media from talented students, faculty and alumni.

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From cutting-edge contemporary jewelry, furniture and ceramics to photography and one-of-a-kind crafts, to world-class painting, sculpture and illustration, ArtUnleashed showcases the finest work from both established and emerging artists. 

This year's event will feature work from two of UArts most noted alumni and true American originals: Arnold Roth BFA '50 (Illustration) and Adam Wallacavage BFA '95 (Photography).

Roth is one of America's most celebrated and recognizable illustrators and cartoonists. For over 50 years, his slyly zany cartoons and caricatures have appeared in the pages and on the covers of The New Yorker, National Lampoon, Punch, Esquire and Playboy.

Lowbrow-surrealist-skateboard-pop artist Adam Wallacavage is an artisan and photographer of all things weird and wonderful, starting with his work with the underground art magazine Juxtapoz in the 1990s. In recent years, his extraordinary octopus chandeliers have been exhibited from New York to Los Angeles to Sao Paolo.  

With hundreds of pieces from a wide spectrum of disciplines, ArtUnleashed offers a unique opportunity for collectors and art enthusiasts at all levels, and invites art enthusiasts to celebrate the accomplishments of UArts faculty and alumni and connect with the next generation of creators and visionaries.

The first chance to purchase artwork will be at a preview party on April 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Hamilton Hall (320 South Broad Street). There is an admission charge for this event.

The public sale will take place on Thursday, April 12 through Saturday, April 14 from noon to 5 p.m. There is no charge for the public sale days.

Homepage: "Ginger" by Kaylyn Gray '13 (Painting/Drawing).

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