THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 6 - 12, 2012
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ArtUnleashed Fundraising Gala to Showcase Alumni, Faculty, Students
ArtUnleashed, the University of the Arts' annual art exhibition and sale, will open with a preview party on April 11. 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. This year's event will feature work by two noted alums who are true American originals: Arnold Roth BFA '50 (Illustration) and Adam Wallacavage BFA '95 (Photography). Read more >>
Preview Party (admission charge):
Wednesday, April 11, 5 - 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 12, 12 - 5 p.m.
Friday, April 13, 12 - 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 12 - 5 p.m.
New Alumni Benefit: UArts Connect
The UArts Alumni Association has launched UArts Connect, an online community exclusively for alumni. 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. Alumni can register for access to their account by entering their alumni ID number, which can be obtained by contacting Alumni Relations at email@example.com.All alumni who update their profile by April 1 will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad.
'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 firstname.lastname@example.org and more submission details can be found at uarts.digication.com/undergroundpool.
Liberal Arts Professor Gives Lecture on Chinese Ceramics
Liberal Arts Professor Virginia Bower gave an opening lecture on January 26 for the exhibition "On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce" at the University of Mississippi Museum. The exhibit features superb examples of Chinese ceramics that were prized at home and treasured abroad, where they were rarities until the mid 18th century. On loan from the Norton Museum of Art, "On the Silk Road and the High Seas" will be on display through August 4.
Alumnae Are CFEVA Fellows
Rebecca Gilbert MFA ‘02 (Book Arts/Printmaking) and Kay Healy MFA ‘08 (Book Arts/Printmaking) were two of the six fellows selected out of this year's applicant pool of 352 artists for the Center for Emerging Visual Artists' (CFEVA) two-year Career Development Fellowship. CFEVA's Career Development Program is a highly selective fellowship with only a two percent acceptance rate.While active in the program, the artists have opportunities to experience a full exhibition schedule, receive career counseling and mentorship, earn money from the sale of their work, teach in the community, and participate in numerous professional development opportunities.
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
Paradigm Lecture Series
"Ann Arbor Film Festival: Film and Animation" kicks off the 2012 Paradigm Lecture Series sponsored by the Photography and Animation programs. The lecture is free and open to the entire University community.
February 9, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Lecture Hall
UArts Alumna and Staffer 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 trying to figure 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. Read a review by GPhilly.com >>
February 10 - 12
LaurieBeechmanCabaret at the Arts Bank
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.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Artists & Entrepreneurs: What Freelancers Need to Know
Learn the principals that freelancers need to know: time/project management, estimating and billing, and how to create a successful environment. 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. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
February 16, 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13
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. More about the series >>
Regina Lee Blaszczyk: From Parlor to iPhone: Our Gadgets, Our Identities
An award-winning design historian, Blaszczyk explores the hidden meanings of the things we use every day. Her whirlwind tour of 150 years of consumer culture highlights the invisible links between the Victorian parlor and the I-want-it-now culture of Apple, Facebook and Twitter. Our ancestors used "cultural hardware" like furniture and bric-a-brac to express themselves, while we use "cultural software" like eBooks, videogames and apps to create personal space. The technology is different, but the impulse to personalize one's surroundings is the same. Register for free tickets >>
February 7, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium
CTL Teaching with Technology: Apple's Logic Software in Teaching
Music Professor Chris Farr will demonstrate how he is using Apple's Logic software to create play-a-long tracks and to record faculty work for students to use as transcription material.
February 8, 4:45 - 6 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 900
Green, Urban, Glocal:Student Work from Philadelphia Architecture + Design Schools
The Industrial Design department will be showing recent work completed in the Junior Studio, MiD Graduate Studio and Faculty Research.The Junior Studio will show a project where students engaged local residents in Kensington in a design process to strengthen their community by activating their neighborhood park. Graduate students will show projects where design served an advocacy group for people with disabilities, Liberty Resources. Faculty will show a Corzo Center-sponsored research project where design was used to empower people with disabilities with the skills to use micro-controllers to improve their daily lives.
Exhibition: February 6 - March 2
Opening Reception: February 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Center for Architecture
1218 Arch St, Philadelphia
Senior Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
February 16 and 17, 7 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
School of Music Special Event
Music of Black Traditions
February 12, 4 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Brind School Presents Senior Directing Project:'To Live Better'
Written and directed by Adriana Lopez '12 (Directing, Playwriting & Production), "To Live Better" takes us into the heart of hope that keeps beating through the gun shots, murders, broken homes and broken dreams of the border drug cartel war in Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Drawing from the stories of its citizens and the media we embark on a journey that brings to life the drive, compassion, and resilience that keeps these Border Land people afloat. More info >>
February 17 -19
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.
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
Actor Kevin Bacon at the Kimmel Center: 'Clips and Conversation' with Film Critic Carrie Rickey
As part of the Kimmel Center's 10th Anniversary season, this premiere event will feature a candid conversation with Philadelphia-born actor Kevin Bacon. Carrie Rickey, noted Philadelphia film critic, will reflect on Bacon's career while the audience views clips from his many films, including "Footloose," "Apollo 13," "Mystic River," "A Few Good Men," "Diner," "The Woodsman," "Murder in the First," "Frost Nixon" and "X-Men." $5 discounted tickets for students with a valid student I.D. Tickets are on sale at the box office only. Space is limited. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 15, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Free lunchtime yoga sponsored by Staff Council and the Provost's office is held every Wednesday and is suitable for all levels. Free and open to faculty, staff and students.
Through April 11 (No class 3/7/12 during Spring Break)
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). Questions? Please email Tracy at email@example.com.
Mondays, Through April 30, 12 - 1 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 212
Don't miss Blick Madness! on Thursday, February 9. A one-day event full of fun, demos, discounts, refreshments and more! Blick Art Materials is located at 1330 Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Call for Artists: Philadelphia's Public Art Program
Philadelphia's Public Art Program invites artists to submit an application with the Public Art Artist Registry. The registry allows artists to participate in all selection processes by maintaining a record of their work that will be consulted by Public Art staff, panelists, architects and City agencies as public art opportunities become available. The registry is open to all professional artists. There are no residency requirements for the registry, although some opportunities will be limited to the greater Philadelphia region. Please note: Artists whose work is concerned with environmental sustainability are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have already registered, please do not reapply unless you need to update your images. Get more info and register >>
Call for Artists: 'Jewish Exponent'
The Jewish Exponent seeks proposals from artists, preferably local, to design cover art for the Jewish Exponent's special 125th anniversary edition, to be published in May 2012.
Please submit a sketch with a detailed description of the media to be used and how the final work will be submitted. Samples of previous work should be included. Traditional and digital artwork will be considered. The final printed cover will measure 9" x 10.5" with 1/4" bleed.
Submission deadline for proposals is February 16. Send to Joe Kemp at email@example.com, 215- 832-0766 or contact him for further information.
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.
Through February 10
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.
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 WorksKohrman 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
Kristine Sullivan Strawser: Hagiography
Strawser watches the news cycle, studies evolutionary and cognitive psychology, and is fascinated by humans -- their capacity for deception and havoc, redemption and renewal. A former journalist, she was born in the Rocky Mountain west, and has lived on both U.S. coasts. She received her BFA from Utah State University and will graduate from the University of the Arts’ Studio Art MFA program in 2012.
Exhibition: February 13 - March 2
Lecture/Gallery Talk: February 15, 3 p.m. followed by a reception, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
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
The Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th Floor)
So Does the Stone
Project coordinated by Angela Sanchez de Vera, with work by two Spanish artists: Anna Talens and Marta Pina. "So Does the Stone" represents the first image of a story that will be published in a daily blog.
Through February 29