THIS WEEK @ UARTS: January 16 - 22, 2012
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Student Life Launches New Off-Campus Housing Website
The Office of Student Life is pleased to announce the UArts Off-Campus Housing Service. Each year the University receives requests from students, parents, and faculty and staff for information and assistance finding off-campus housing. This new web-based service provides students with a user-friendly searchable database to find off-campus housing in the Philadelphia area, and provides area owners/managers with a tool to market their properties to the UArts community. The service will also include educational components designed to help students by providing useful tools and information to assist with their renting experience. This new site is live now and is free for UArts students, parents, and new faculty and staff. Questions or comments can be addressed to Kathleen Embleton, Director of Student Life, at email@example.com or (215) 717-6970.
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Now Available
The 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to maximize their financial aid opportunities. Even if students or their parents have not completed their tax returns yet, they can still complete the FAFSA using estimated income information. Once students and parents have completed their tax returns, they will have the opportunity to sign back into their FAFSA and have their tax information imported directly from the IRS using the IRS Data Retrieval tool. The IRS Data Retrieval tool is a process that helps streamline the FAFSA by allowing online FAFSA filers to pull specific tax return data directly from the IRS. The retrieval tool will save students and parents time and increase the accuracy of FAFSA information. Please note, not all online FAFSA filers may be eligible to use the IRS Date Retrieval tool. The FAFSA should be completed online at www.fafsa.gov. Be sure to include UArts school code 003350.
New Funding Opportunity for Students
The University's Office of Student Financial Services has received new student funding opportunities for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, Foster Care to Success Scholarship, National Federation of the Blind Scholarship and many more. These and other opportunities are posted to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theater Grads Featured on Cover of 'City Paper'
2011 Musical Theater grads Rory Donovan and Lukas Poost, who both snagged lead roles in national touring productions right after graduation, were featured in a cover story in the December 29, 2011, issue of The Philadelphia City Paper. Read how they credit their UArts training and networking for their success in the competitive world of theater.
UArts Is Knights Arts Challenge Finalist
The University of the Arts was among the 55 finalists chosen in the 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia. 1,267 applicants answered the question: "What's your best idea for the arts in Philadelphia?" to which we answered: "To promote economic stability for the city's cultural community by offering support to emerging creative businesses with pre-seed funding, mentorship programs and workshops."
Pre-College Dance Program Featured in 'Dance' Magazine
The Pre-College Summer Institute's Dance program in the University's Division of Continuing Studies was featured in the January 2012 issue of Dance magazine. "The one-on-one time was helpful and gave me an inside view into a real student’s experience," former Pre-College student Lina Budesa tells the publication.
Liberal Arts Faculty Member Contributes to Historical Book
Liberal Arts faculty member Carla P. Weinberg, along with the University of Pennsylvania's E. Ann Manner, translated and wrote the introduction and annotation of the "Ogdoas," a 15th century Latin text by an Italian grammarian. The book, Education, Civil Virtue and Colonialism in Fifteenth-Century Italy: The Ogdoas of Alberto Alfieri, was published in early December 2011 by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS), Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.
UArts Professor's Review Featured in 'Art in America'
This month's Art in Americafeatures a review by Patricia Stewart, adjunct professor of Liberal Arts, of an exhibition of "outsider artist" Nikolai Lyovochkin in Moscow at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture.
Artist's Talk: Alumna Amanda Benton
2011 cycle for the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant recipient Amanda Benton MFA '09 (Book Arts / Printmaking) will discuss her "Bazaaro World" project currently running at the Gallery at Market East in Center City Philadelphia. The project exposes how print advertisements and images in the media are used to perpetuate gender stereotypes and impose unattainable standards on the female gender through public art. In addition to the three mall displays in the Gallery, she has created BazaaoWorld.net, an educational resource that raises awareness for both the campaign and the overarching issue of gender advertisements.
January 30, 6:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
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.
January 20: Zoe Strauss: Ten Years
January 26: Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers with special guests Danilo Perez Trio
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 17: Jason Marsalis and Simone
March 23: Van Gogh Up Close PMA
April 20: Ballet X Spring Series
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
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.
January 26-29 and 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 email@example.com.
Workshop: 'Creating a Website - For Artists and Makers'
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts and Philadelphia web design firm P'unk Avenue, this 2.5 hour course is for the artist who wants to represent their work on the web. The workshop will discuss how to group work into collections and display them on a website. Full details and registration >>
January 17, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
January 18, 26 1 - 3:30 p.m.
1166 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia
School of Music Vocal Department Concert
Stagings of Gilbert & Sullivan and the Messiah
January 22, 4 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
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 >>
Regina Lee Blaszczyk: "From Parlor to iPhone: Our Gadgets, Our Identities"
Thaddeus Squire: "Hide and Seek"
Dan Marcolina: "Revealing the Obvious"
Cynthia E. Smith: "Design With the Other 90%: Cities"
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
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.
Din of Murmurs: Mold by Nick Kline
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.
Through March 2
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
Hamilton Hall Gallery (Hamilton Hall lobby)
Faculty exhibit from the fine arts department of the County College of Morris in Randolph, N.J.
Through February 20
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.
January 23 - February 10