THIS WEEK @ UARTS: Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
ArtUnleashed: A Benefit for the University of the Arts
New Alumni Benefit: UArts Connect
UArts Main Dining Center at Terra Hall Now Open
More Announcements >>

NEWS
Liberal Arts Professor Reviews Russian Outsider Artist in 'Art in America'
Multimedia Student's Animation is 'Best of 2011'
Original UArts Musical Celebrates South Philly History in 'Leading Lady'
More News >>

EVENTS
Graduation Fair
UArts Alumna and Staffer Stars in 'Overexposed' at Arts Bank
Cooking in Other Languages
More Events >>

OPPORTUNITIES
Summer Fellows Program
Call for Entries - Texture: Once More, with Feeling

IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery 1401
Sculpture Gallery
Sol Mednick Gallery
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
ArtUnleashed: A Benefit for the University of the Arts
ArtUnleashed, the University of the Arts' annual art exhibition and sale featuring original works of art by talented students, faculty and alumni from one of the nation's top art schools, will be a unique opportunity to purchase original artwork from dozens of gifted artists and designers. With hundreds of pieces from a wide spectrum of disciplines, ArtUnleashed has something to offer every level of art enthusiast and collector. The event features one-of-a-kind paintings, drawings and prints, ceramics and sculptures, photography, mixed and digital media, and crafts (including jewelry/metal work, glass, ceramics, wood and fibers). Proceeds will support the Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund, which rewards motivated students who show academic and creative excellence.

Preview Party (admission charge):
Wednesday, April 11, 5 - 8 p.m.

Public Sale:
Thursday, April 12, 12 - 5 p.m.
Friday, April 13, 12 - 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 12 - 5 p.m.

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New Alumni Benefit: UArts Connect
The UArts Alumni Association launches UArts Connect, the online community exclusively for alumni, on February 1. Through UArts Connect, alumni can search for classmates, update their alumni profiles, post alumni notes and register for a permanent e-mail forwarding address. In addition, the UArts Connect Facebook app allows you to directly update contact information from your Facebook profile.

Register for access to your account by entering your alumni ID number, which you can obtain by contacting Alumni Relations at alumni@uarts.edu.All alumni who update their profile by April 1 will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad.

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UArts Main Dining Center at Terra Hall Now Open
 The University of the Arts has opened its primary campus dining facility, Terra Dining Hall. Conveniently located on the ground floor of Terra Hall, the brand-new, 124-seat main dining center offers a wide range of food options and a warm and welcoming space to gather and socialize. In addition to Terra Dining Hall, Mangia and The Mezz are also now open, completing the installation of the multiple on-campus food service facilities available to students, faculty and staff. From all-you-care-to-eat dining to grab-and-go options, UArts Dining Services is designed to feed the creativity of everyone in our community. Read more >>

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'Underground Pool' Deadline: February 15
The deadline for submitting to the second issue of UArts' literary magazine, Underground Pool, is approaching on February 15. Underground Pool seeks poems, short stories, black-and-white artwork and photography. The magazine will be published in April; copies of the last year's issue can be found in the Liberal Arts office, Terra 801. Work can be submitted to undergroundpool@uarts.edu and more submission details can be found at uarts.digication.com/undergroundpool.

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UArts Membership at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
The University of the Arts recently purchased a membership to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC), which entitles alumni, faculty, staff and students to discounts on lab rentals, digital services, classes and workshops through January 31, 2013. Current staff, students and faculty receive 10 percent off lab rentals, digital services, classes and workshops.; alumni receive 50 percent off lab rentals, as well as 10 percent off digital services, classes and workshops. To take advantage of these benefits, you must present a University-issued ID card upon arrival.PPAC is devoted to the study, practice and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.

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New Funding Opportunity for Students
The University's Office of Student Financial Services has posted the Richard C. von Hess Travel Fellowship and Scholarship, the Edna Andrade Travel Scholarship, and the D. Hendrick Ezerman Trust/UArts Scholarship Competitions for Piano and Vocal/Instrumental performances. These and other opportunities are available on the University's online Scholarship Bulletin Board. Students applying for scholarships and/or grants who would like help compiling materials, organizing applications or editing essays should contact Associate Director of Student Financial Services Amanda Black at 215-717-6137 or ablack@uarts.edu.

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Corzo Center Offers Free Business Advice
Mira Zergani, assistant vice president of Development at UArts, has joined the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy office hour consultant team. She will offer free advice on grant and proposal development to UArts students, alumni and the general public on a monthly basis. Discuss your plans, strategy and tactics for your creative startup or established organization with local professionals. Consultants are available to discuss accounting and taxes, business strategy, legal, marketing, product development, social media, and web design and development. Learn more about other free consultants >>
1st Mondays, 6 - 8 p.m. (by appointment only)
Terra Hall, Room 900

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NEWS
Liberal Arts Professor Reviews Russian Outsider Artist in 'Art in America'
Liberal Arts Professor Patricia Stewart explores the work of Russian "outsider artist" Nikolai Lyovochkin in the January 13, 2012, issue of Art in America magazine. A series of elaborate and mysterious architectural models discovered in the Moscow metro engine driver's apartment after his death in 2007, Lyovochkin's work was exhibited at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow. Lyovochikin, writes Stewart, "made his work not so much in secret as in the purifying absence of any attention whatsoever." Read the review >>

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Multimedia Student's Animation is 'Best of 2011'
Last fall, "Art in the Air" animated the iconic "light crown" of Philadelphia's PECO building with innovative digital artworks. "Dancers," an animated video by University of the Arts student James Simpson '13 (Multimedia) featured as part of the art initiative, was just selected as one of the program's "Best of 2011." He will receive a $1,000 honorarium. Read more >>

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Original UArts Musical Celebrates South Philly History in 'Leading Lady'
"Leading Lady," one of the productions being staged as part of the New Play Festival at the University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, celebrates the life and heritage of South Philadelphia's Mae Desmond, an acclaimed actress and Irish Catholic beauty who with her husband ran Kensington's popular Desmond Theater in the early part of the century. The work was created by composer and lyricist Charles Gilbert, director of the Brind School, with a book by P. Seth Bauer and with the help of Adjunct Professor Mari Kathleen Fielder, Desmond's granddaughter.

"Leading Lady" will be performed at the Caplan Studio Theater Feb. 3 - 5. The story behind the musical was featured in the South Philly Review.

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Art Ed Professor to Serve as Student Exhibit Jury Member
Art Education Professor Dr. Barbara Suplee has been asked to jury "Touch the Future," the 25th Annual Student Art Exhibition presented by the Pennsylvania State Education Association. The exhibit, which will feature the work of 9th through 12th grade students from Montgomery and Bucks counties, will be held at the MCGOPA at SPP Gallery.
Exhibit: February 4 - 26
Opening Ceremony and Awards Presentation: February 12, 1 - 3 p.m.

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EVENTS
Graduation Fair
Graduating undergrads and grad students: come get information about cap and gown ordering, petitioning to graduate, class rings and diplomas, Career Services, and Alumni Relations. Sponsored by Student Development & Acitivities.
February 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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UArtsAlumna andStaffer Stars in'Overexposed' at Arts Bank
Alumna and Brind School stafferJennifer MacMillan BFA '06 (Acting) will be appearing in the Quince Productions presentation of "Overexposed," the story of three people at the crossroads of self-definition tryingtofigure out who they are in relation to their sexuality.A night of multi-sexual, theatrical and remarkably revealing storytelling.For times and ticketing,visit quinceproductions.com.
February 10 - 12
Laurie Beechman Cabaret at the Arts Bank

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Cooking in Other Languages
Join the University community in celebrating culture through food, art, dance and music at a global music, art, lecture and free lunch series sponsored by the Academic Support Center, Student Development & Activities, and International Student Services.

February 8: Korea - Professor Mi-Kyoung Lee will discuss her newest fiber works and Korean exchange programs. Korean Lunch from GIWA

March 21: Mexico - UArts Salsa Ensemble with Dance lesson and Mexican Fajita Bar Lunch

April 18: France - UArts/France Exchange Animation Film with French crepe Lunch

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Levitt Foyer, Gershman Hall (3rd Floor)

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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.

February 3: Marvels & Monsters: NYU Exhibition at the Asian Arts Initiative (with UArts Collaboration)
February 21: Mardi Gras with Wild Bohemians (Music of Louisiana)
March 4: Artist Talk: Zoe Strauss on Bruce Springsteen
March 16: Spirit of Uganda (Music and Dance of East Africa)
March 17: Jason Marsalis and Simone
March 23: Van Gogh Up Close PMA
April 6: NYC Trip to MOMA - Diego Rivera Murals
April 20: Ballet X Spring Series

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Dance Concert
Senior Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
February 1, 8 p.m.
February 16 and 17, 7 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

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Lecture: Deconstructing the Beatles
Scott Freiman combines his love of the Beatles with experience as a composer, producer and engineer to deliver unique lectures about the Fab Four. He moves past the personalities of the four band members to uncover the reasons why their music continues to be loved by millions. His presentations tell the story of their music using rare audio and video of the Beatles in action and are populated with anecdotes about the recording sessions. Drawing on numerous first-hand sources, Freiman walks his audiences through detailed analyses of the songwriting and production techniques used by the Beatles in recording their landmark albums and singles.
February 1, 6 p.m.
Caplan Center, Terra Hall

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Brind School Presents 'New Play Festival'
New plays are the lifeblood of the theater of the future and the Brind School is committed to providing its students with a range of experiences creating and developing new plays. Amy Feinberg, head of the Brind School's Directing, Playwriting & Production (DPP) program, will curate an event featuring developmental readings of a new play and new musical.
February 2 - 5
Caplan Studio Theater

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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Corzo Center for the Creative Economy Workshops:
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Empowerment Group:

Introduction to Entrepreneurship
This interactive, six-part workshop provides a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how to plan, market, manage money and present your ideas.Each week, the audience will be given an assignment for the following week.Highly recommended for those interested in applying for Creative Incubator grants. Free for UArts students and alumni only. Seating is limited; registration required.
Saturdays, February 4 - March 17, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 704

Marketing for Artists
This session will introduce artists to the basics of marketing. Participants will learn how to identify a target audience, build a business value proposition, and use a range of marketing and promotion tools. Presented by Angel Rodriguez, executive director of the Empowerment Group, where he works to accelerate economic growth by cultivating local entrepreneurship - both nonprofit and for profit. Time for a Q&A will follow the lecture. Free and open to UArts students and alumni.Registrationis recommended as seating is limited.
February 6, 6 - 9 p.m.

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Design Lecture Series: 'Visibly Invisible'
Four cultural provocateurs challenge us to stop and look with fresh eyes at the beauty and possibilities all around in a free public lecture series at the University of the Arts presented by DesignPhiladelphia and the University's Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. All lectures take place Tuesday evenings, 6 - 7:30 p.m. in Hamilton Hall's CBS Auditorium. Register for free tickets. More about the series >>

February 7
Regina Lee Blaszczyk: "From Parlor to iPhone: Our Gadgets, Our Identities"

February 21
Thaddeus Squire: "Hide and Seek"

March 20
Dan Marcolina: "Revealing the Obvious"

April 3
Cynthia E. Smith: "Design With the Other 90%: Cities"

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Inspired: Staff Cabaret Performance & Art Exhibit
Sponsored by Staff Council, "Inspired: A Staff Cabaret Performance & Art Exhibition" is an exhibition of work and some thrilling performances from UArts staff members as they expose their artistic side. Food, drinks and a great deal of fun provided.
Exhibition: February 10 - 24
Hamilton Hall, Solmssen Court
Opening reception and performance: February 10, 5 - 7 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

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Lunchtime Yoga
Free lunchtime yoga sponsored by Staff Council and the Provost's office returns! Starting on Wednesday, February 1, continuing through April 11, class is held every Wednesday and is suitable for all levels. Free and open to faculty, staff and students.
February 1 - April 11 (No class 3/7/12 during Spring Break)
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). Questions? Please email Tracy at tfarquhar@uarts.edu.
Mondays, February 6 - April 30, 12 - 1 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 212

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OPPORTUNITIES
Summer Fellows Program
Looking to gain professional experience in a creative field? Eager to develop skills, diversify your resume and work alongside UArts alumni? Apply to be a Summer Fellow! The Summer Fellows Program provides opportunities for high-achieving UArts students to gain meaningful experience in a creative field during summer break. Selected Fellows are matched with a UArts alumni host, who invites them into his or her workplace for one, four or eight weeks. These well-seasoned professionals provide opportunities for fellows to observe, engage, and practice their classroom skills in the working world. For program details, a list of possible placements and the online application, please log into the UArts Portal with your UArts username and password. Once logged in, go to the Student Affairs tab on the main menu at the top: Student Affairs > Career Services > Summer Fellows Program. All application materials are due by 5pm on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Questions? Contact Julie Woodard, Internship & Career Advisor at jwoodard@uarts.edu or 215-717-6076. The Summer Fellows Program is administered by the offices of Career Services and Alumni & Parent Relations with the support of UArts alumni and institutional sponsors.

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Call for Entries - Texture: Once More, with Feeling
Gallery One welcomes submissions from the UArts community for the first exhibition of the 2012 spring semester, "Texture: Once More, with Feeling." Students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to submit artwork in any medium and/or expression that demonstrates texture. Artwork may be literal and/or conceptual. All majors are welcome! All artists are allowed to submit up to three works of art. SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY Monday, February 6 by 5 p.m. Please email curators Marisa Bohlmann at mbohlmann@uarts.edu or Ana Castro at acastro@uarts.edu for more information about this event.

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IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Mary Parisi: Food
"Food" explores the complicated relationship we have with food. In Mary Parisi's largescale color photographs, we see closeup views of the detritus of cooking and the preparation and aftermath of a meal. Starting in the 1990s, Parisi created sculptures and photographs of fruit and this exhibition is a continuation of that work. The Boston Globe wrote of "Food" that, "The irony of Mary Parisi's photographs of food is that, although completely undoctored, they look wildly unnatural, even unrecognizable, compared to the luscious offerings we see in the pages of magazines and supermarket fliers."
Through March 2

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Sculpture Gallery (Hamilton Hall)

Adam Fergurson: Tune in Every Sunday
With his newest installation, Adam Fergurson revisits a constant theme in his work, which is to reveal that consciously or not, human beings are ritualistic and devotional by nature. “Tune in Every Sunday” asks the questions: Are pop culture and professional sports a religion? What do we worship and why? Is consumerism a ritualistic behavior? What does American society hold sacred? And, how does one express devotion? By creating shrines and offerings to imagined sports icons and re-contextualizing traditional tarot imagery in an everyman context, Ferguson challenges the viewer to reexamine their Sunday rituals.
Exhibit: Through February 10
Opening Reception: January 20, 5 - 7:30 p.m.

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Din of Murmurs: Mold by Nick Kline BFA '90 (Photography)
Photographer and 1990 UArts alum Nick Kline's series "Mold" comes by its title literally, depicting rubber silicone objects that were previously used in a casting process. Transformed into near abstractions, these mysterious black and white photographs explore presence and absence, and stem from Kline's ongoing socially engaged collaborative artwork since 2009 titled the GlassBook Project.
Exhibit: Through March 2
Opening Reception: January 31, 4 – 6 p.m.

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Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)

Orly Genger
The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery presents the first Philadelphia exhibition of sculpture and drawings by New York artist Orly Genger. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, January 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Read more >>
Through February 29

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Hamilton Hall Gallery (Hamilton Hall lobby)

Two-Year School
Faculty exhibit from the fine arts department of the County College of Morris in Randolph, N.J.
Through February 20

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Louise Kohrman: Recent Works
Kohrman works in prints and drawings with a meditative process that creates images exploring pattern, repetition, multiplicity, subtlety, interconnectedness and the present moment through the use of subtle colors and luminosity.
Through February 10

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The Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th Floor)

This Beautiful World: Robert Radin
Now in his 80s, Radin has traveled the earth many times, often as a still photographer for film and television productions. His photographs have appeared in galleries throughout the United Sates, as well as in books and magazines. Radin’s images encompass a wide range of subjects: animals and wild life, archeology and adventure, shrines and temples (Jain, Buddhist, Hindu and Greek Orthodox), portraits, and anthropological studies. Out of his entire collection of more than 6,000 slides, Radin has selected 40 photographs for UArts. They include images from Egypt, Nepal, India, China, Antarctica and Kenya. He conceives of his photographs as a way of holding onto images for future memory and reflection.
Through February 29

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