THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 19 - 25, 2012
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Crafts Senior Thesis Show Fundraiser
Crafts Senior Thesis Show Fundraiser
Jewelry/Metals seniors from the Crafts department will hold their annual raffle for a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry, a set of two sterling-silver snake chains with eight interchangeable pendants. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased from a senior in the Metals Studio on the 5th floor of Anderson Hall, or from Crafts Secretary Tracy Farquhar in Room 416 of Anderson Hall, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The necklace is currently on display in the Anderson Hall lobby. The winner will be drawn on April 20. For more information, email Elana Jovero at email@example.com.
UArts, Philadelphia Film Society Launch 'Artist As A Filmmaker' Series
The University of the Arts and the Philadelphia Film Society present "The Artist As A Filmmaker," a monthly film series highlighting world-renowned directors who transitioned their careers from visual artistry to filmmaking. The program, which celebrates the introduction of the University's new School of Film, serves to expand the annual Philadelphia Film Festival's "Masters of Cinema" component, educating its audience on the collaboration of multiple art forms. "The Artist As A Filmmaker" series will debut on April 11 with Jim Jarmusch's film "Stranger Than Paradise," a benchmark in the progression of independent cinema. Read more >>
9 Students Are Finalists in Society of Illustrators' Scholarship Competition
The Society of Illustrators' Student Scholarship Competition has selected nine University of the Arts student illustrators as finalists in its annual nationwide exhibition and competition. Illustration majors Elizabeth Bobzin '12, David Curtis '13, Sophia Ellen Duda '12, Andy Hood '12, Holly Maguire '12, Kayla Miller '13, Samantha Schechter '13, John Thomas '12 and Gregory Wright '13 will have their original work on display at the Museum of American Illustration in New York from May 9 to June 2. Read more >>
Faculty Member Wins Scholarship
Liberal Arts Senior Lecturer Justyna Badach was awarded the Adjunct Faculty Scholarship by the board of the Society for Photographic Education Mid-Atlantic Region (SPEMA). Her work, "Bachelor Portraits," was selected as a 2012 National Scholarship winner for the SPE National Conference being held March 22-25 in San Francisco.
Animation Faculty Member Turns Award-Winning Shorts into Feature
Animation Master Lecturer Elliot Cowan is currently directing and animating a feature based on his award-winning shorts, "The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead." View his video diaries on YouTube: Diary 01, Diary 02, Diary 03. The production can also be followed on Facebook.
Professor Carol Moore Gives Lecture in Fla.
Fine Arts graduate Professor Carol Moore gave a presentation titled "Lost and Found: Rediscovering Women Poets of the Italian Renaissance" at the Society of the Four Arts' Campus on the Lake Lectures in Palm Beach, Fla. The lecture examined her research into the sonnets, letters and lives of female poets and gave an overview of the artist books and objects she has produced since 1999 in response to their work.
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, 12, 12 - 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 12 - 5 p.m.
Blick Art Materials is a proud supporter of UArts' special events and programs, including the upcoming ArtUnleashed event. Download this coupon from Blick for discounts on art supplies.
Your Future & Your Art: Dinner Conversations Between Students & Alumni
All University students are invited to participate in this dinner series, sponsored by the University's Career Services, Alumni and Parent Relations, and Student Life offices. Throughout late March and early April, alumni will meet and dine with students, sharing insights into their professional careers. All sessions will take place in the Terra Dining Hall at 7:30 - 9 p.m. If you have a meal plan, simply swipe your card, grab your dinner and join us. If you do not have a meal plan, we will be happy to cover the cost of a dining hall meal for you. Space is limited. Reserve your seat for the topics of interest to you at UArtsCareerServices.TicketLeap.com/futureart. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.717.6075.
March 19: Business Owner
March 20: Teacher
March 21: Designer
March 25: Media Artist
March 26: Intern
March 27: Performing Artist
April 1: Graduate Student
April 2: Fine Artist
Brind School Presents 'Chicago'
"Chicago" tells the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who murders her unfaithful husband, then manages not only to avoid prison with the help of razzle-dazzle lawyer Billy Flynn, but uses the trial to propel herself to showbiz stardom along with another murderous chorus girl, Velma Kelly. A dark parable of American justice, "Chicago" is a sexy musical extravaganza that includes several show-stopping numbers such as "All That Jazz," "Razzle Dazzle" and "Class." More info >>
March 21 - 24
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.
High Low Density
The works in this exhibition, which features Associate Professor/Foundation Co-Chair Mark Campbell and Film Professor/Film-Video Coordinator Peter Rose, address themes relating to patterns of settlement, urban/suburban contrasts, and the subsequent social, cultural meanings surrounding issues of concentration and dispersal within the built environment. Co-curated by Mark Campbell and Mary Salvante.
Exhibition: March 26 - May 12
Reception: March 29, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Rowan University Art Gallery
Nancy Heller Lecture: 'Ruth St. Denis: The Woman and the Dance Behind the Painting'
Liberal Arts Professor Nancy Heller will give a lunchtime talk about artist Robert Henri's arresting portrait of New Jersey-born dancer and choreographer Ruth St. Denis as part of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art's (PAFA) Art at Lunch series. The lecture examines the broader significance of both St. Denis and Henri’s painting.
March 21, 12 - 1 p.m.
118 North Broad Street, Philadelphia
Designers, Developers, Creatives: Learn How to Prepare for Your Career
A presentation from recruiting firm the BOSS Group, hosted by the Industrial Design department. BOSS Group professionals will share industry insight with students to help prepare them for future employment opportunities. Topics include:
- 2012 Industry Careers
- What Degrees and Skills Employers Seek
- Companies to Target In a Job Search
- Preparing a Resume
- Top-Notch Portfolios
- Social Media Tips: Finding A Job Online
- Presenting Yourself Online and In An Interview
- Augmenting Your Job Search: Working With A Staffing Firm
Students who plan to attend should email firstname.lastname@example.org with "the BOSS Presentation" in the subject line.
March 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Terra Hall, Rooms 511 and 513
The E-Resume: Looking Good on Paper Is Just a Start
Presented by Music Professor Barry Atticks, this is a fun, interactive session to discuss the benefits of students' creating and utilizing e-resumes that benefit from the integration of videos, audio, pictures and more.
March 22, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Center for Teaching and Learning
Terra Hall, Room 900
Bring your knitting, crochet, needlework or just come and learn how! For more Information, contact Gina Guglielmi, Student Affairs Coordinator, at 215-717-6617.
Every Friday, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Pine Hall, Room 101
Fine Arts Lecture Series: Beverly Fishman
Beverly Fishman is artist-in-residence and head of the Painting department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has received numerous grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in 2005, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant, two Artist Space Grants and a Ford Foundation Grant.
March 20, 11:45 a.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 815
Visibly Invisible Lecture Series: Dan Marcolina
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. Mad App alchemist and internationally recognized designer and photographer, Marcolina is the author of the critically acclaimed book and iPad series iPhone Obsessed. He will expose how the combination of picture choice and multiple app processing can transform everyday snapshots into remarkable statements. Images will be on display. Book signing follows the lecture.
March 20, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium
Paradigm Lecture Series: Josh Mosley
Filmmaker/animator/sculptor Josh Mosley will speak as part of the Paradigm Lecture series, sponsored by Photography and Animation programs. Mosley is professor and chair of the Department of Fine Arts in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has been exhibited and screened at the 2007 Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn., the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Donald Young Gallery, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the SITE Santa Fe Eighth International Biennial and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
March 21, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Lecture Hall
School of Music Vocal Department Concert
The New American Songbook
March 21, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Senior Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
March 21, 8 p.m.
March 22 - 23, 7 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
UArts Libraries Spring 2012 Workshops: Final Week
It's paper-writing and midterms time! Buff up your research skills and learn more about what the UArts Libraries have to offer. More info >>
- EBooks from the Library: ELibrary and More
Take a hands-on tour of ebrary, the Libraries' source for more than 70,000 downloadable ebooks, and learn about other online sources for free ebooks. Conducted by Josh Roberts, UArts Libraries Digital Initiatives & Systems Librarian.
March 20, 12 - 12:40 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room M-4
- DIIGO: Organizing Your Bookmarks Online
Diigo is a free social bookmarking site/mobile app that lets you save, organize, annotate and share your favorites of the Internet right on the Web - accessible anywhere, anytime from any web-enabled device.
Conducted by Shannon Marie Robinson, Access Services Librarian.
March 20, 12 - 12:40 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 121
- EBSCOhost Articles
EBSCOhost is the University Libraries' largest source of full-text articles from thousands of publications in all disciplines. It’s an important online resource for all majors. Conducted by Shannon Marie Robinson, Access Services Librarian.
March 22, 12 - 12:40 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room M-4
- Interlibrary Loan and Worldcat: All Around the World
The UArts Libraries may not own everything you need, but we can get it for you from another library. Learn how to search for and request books, articles, videos, not owned by the UArts Libraries. Conducted by Mary Louise Castaldi, the UArts Libraries Reference & Interlibrary Loan Librarian.
March 22, 12 - 12:40 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1212
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.
March 23: Van Gogh Up Close PMA
April 6: NYC Trip to MOMA - Diego Rivera Murals
April 20: Ballet X Spring Series
Course Stories XIII
Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Light refreshments will be available. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
- MMDI 425 Special Projects in Multimedia -- Designing Mobile Applications the Easy Way: iPhone, iPad and More
Art Education Professor Slavko Milekic will speak about how an unusual course format encouraged a group of students from a wide variety of departments, both undergraduate and graduate, to collectively discover and share information to accomplish learning goals. He will illustrate how students who found solutions for particular problems became instructors to other students and how a teaching assistant enhanced the delivery of the course.
- DAPF 244X, World Dance Forms -- African Dance in Diaspora
School of Dance Senior Lecturer Ras Mikey C (Michael Courtney) will speak about the ways Ethiopian culture has impacted his approach towards teaching the World Dance Forms course, African Dance in Diaspora. He will also speak about the many connections he has found between worlds that seem very different and why he thinks it important to include Ethiopia in our African studies.
March 21, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Terra Board Room, Terra Hall, 9th Floor
Cooking in Other Languages: Mexico
A performance by the UArts Salsa Ensemble with a dance lesson and Mexican fajita bar lunch. 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.
March 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Levitt Foyer, Gershman Hall (3rd Floor)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays, Through April 30, 12 - 1 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 212
Sherwin Williams Student Design Contest
Sherwin-Williams launched its second annual STIR(R)Student Design Contest, which recognizes excellence in student-generated residential and commercial design. Students may submit entries to the commercial or residential design category and must use a minimum of three Sherwin-Williams colors. Full contest details can be found online. All entries will be accepted exclusively through the Sherwin-Williams Designer and Architect Facebook page through April 15.
HACK: A Technology-Based Design and Art Exhibition
HACK is an open call for technology-based projects from designers and artists working for/with hacker spaces/maker spaces. Collaborative works are encouraged, but are not required. Submissions can include 2D and 3D works, applications, wearable’s, installation, objects, and performances, as well as works from groups or individuals not associated with hacker/maker spaces. The submission deadline is April 6. Please send all submissions to email@example.com. Full details and submission guidelines can be found at HACKPhilly.com.
2012 William H. Ely Illustration Exhibition & Competition
This annual competitive exhibition features the work of the entire senior class of Illustration majors, giving them the opportunity to show their work to thousands of people. Endowed by its namesake in 1964, the William H. Ely Award for Excellence in Illustration is a juried exhibition featuring work ranging from CD jackets to concert posters, magazine spreads to elaborately ornamented surfboards. Cash prizes are awarded for the top three entries.
Through April 3
Dual exhibition by Fine Arts faculty members Mara Scrupe and Zoe Cohen. In the past several years, Scrupe has been exploring the book form as a poet, photographer, collector and avocational botanist. These book projects investigate the feelings that familiar landscapes arouse in people. Cohen will be exhibiting a new series of small works on paper depicting the intricate and geometric forms of various species of plankton, drawn with actual re-constituted dried plankton.
Exhibition: Through March 30
Opening Reception: March 21, 3 - 5 p.m.
WIP'd: MFA I Book Arts/Printmaking Works in Progress
This exhibition presents recent work in Book Arts and Printmaking from 11 artists in the MFA program, representing the culmination of their first year’s work and the solidifying of their emerging artistic voices. Artists include Kunyoung Chang, Ellen Haines, Karen Hardy, Sarah Hulsey, Victoria Marcetti, Tara Jeanette McCafferty, Jenn Pascoe, Erin Paulson, Katherine Pulido, Charissa Schulze and Mou Zou.
Exhibition: March 21 - April 6
Opening Reception: March 23, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Art of Kinuko Craft
Kinuko Y. Craft is one of the most widely respected and well-known fantasy artists in the United States today. She considers herself a storyteller. Her past commissions have included paintings for the book covers of many well-known fantasy authors, opera posters, fairy tale books and covers for many national magazines. Her art is also widely licensed on calendars, posters, greeting cards and other consumer goods, and can also be found in public collections at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, the Cornish Colony Museum in Windsor, Vt., the Museum of American Illustration in New York City, the National Geographic Society and other corporate collections.
Exhibition: Through May 21
Artist's Talk: April 5, 1 - 2:30 p.m. in CBS Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Von Hess Gallery
Gallery One (Hamilton Hall, lower level)
New works in progress from the Crafts department's Fibers Program, showcasing pieces from the artists as they work toward their final thesis exhibition. An artist's studio, like a dance floor, can be a place of untapped opportunity. Both venues cater to the idea of pursuit, and their occupants go there to feel release. Art making is much like a partnered dance, sometimes slow and easy, but more often than not it can be rough, dirty and exhausting. This analogy speaks directly to how we have all felt while working through the artistic process, referring to emotions of extreme lust matched with an equal amount of tension with the media we have chosen to dedicate ourselves too.
Exhibition: Through April 13
Opening Reception: March 23, 6 - 8 p.m.
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
Private Spaces: The Backyard Project
As the gateway between public and private, the backyard is at once a playground, a privilege and an escape. 1992 Photography alumna Rebekah Schmidt Rocha's saturated color photographs explore this veiled world, the banal and the fantastic, nature and artifice. Beyond the promised privacy and security from fences and hedges lies a curious place of fantasy, where gardens, work sheds and secret paths reflect the desires of their owners, and exist in a state seemingly isolated from the outside world.
Through April 27
Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)
A R C A N U M R E S E A R C H: Quantifying the Complexities of the Puzzle
1988 Photography alum C. Thomas Lewis's evocative images, released from the archive of Arcanum Research, present investigations of often-overlooked inexplicable occurrences. In the large color photographs, researchers attempt to analyze and understand the mysterious phenomena confronting them.
March 16 - April 27
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)
Joel Fisher is an artist whose work involves the production of three-dimensional images from chance operations and through memory process and perception. He has had over 100 one-person exhibitions worldwide including Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris; Neue Gallerie / Sammlung Ludwig Aachen (Aix-la-Chapella); Stadtisches Museum, Monchengladbach; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Kunstmuseum Luzern. His group exhibitions include Tate Modern London, "20th Century American Sculpture" at the White House, Baltimore Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. His work is in the permanent collections of Arts Council of Great Britain, London; Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Mass.; Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina. Fisher lives in Great Britain and Vermont.
Exhibition: Through April 11
Opening Reception: March 19, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Gallery 633 (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)
Anne Gilman: Paper Line Edit
The MFA Book Arts/Printmaking department welcomes Brooklyn-based artist Anne Gilman. Exploring emotional terrain using text and drawing, Gilman creates large works on paper, artist books and installations. She was a January 2012 MacDowell Fellow in New Hampshire and will have her project The Jolly Balance featured at the Center for Book Arts in NYC in April. Curated by Sarah Atwater Bourne MFA '12 (Book Arts/Printmaking).
Exhibition: Through March 23
Closing Reception: March 22, 5 - 7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.