THIS WEEK @ UARTS: April 16 - 22, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
UArts.edu Nominated for Webby Award
Health and Wellness Fair 2012
Registration for Summer and Fall 2012 Is Now Open

NEWS
Studio Art Grad Students Are Artists-in-Residence in Dubai
Work by Crafts Professor on Display in Belgium, U.S.
Film Professor's Comedy Screened at 40th Festival

EVENTS
'Underground Pool' Reading & Launch Party
Brind School Presents 'The House of Bernarda Alba'
Entrepreneurship Week Lecture Series
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IN THE GALLERIES
Hamilton Hall Galleries
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
President's Office
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
UArts.edu Nominated for Webby Award
The University of the Arts' new website has been selected as a 2012 Webby Award nominee. The Webby Awards are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Designed by a UArts alumnus-led firm, Siegel+Gale, uarts.edu is one of only five nominees in the School/University category, selected from tens of thousands that were submitted. As a Webby Award nominee, UArts is also eligible to win a Webby "People's Voice Award," voted on by the global Web community. Voting ends April 26. Vote for UArts >>

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Health and Wellness Fair 2012
Health Services welcomes the campus community to its annual Health and Wellness Fair. Vendors will be onsite to provide helpful advice and free samples. There will be giveaways, free massages, free food, nutrition assessments, yoga demonstrations, blood pressure checks and more. More than 20 companies are participating, including Kiehls, Philadelphia Runner, Calm Yoga Studio, Emergen-C, Neuro Water, Jimmy Johns, 12th Street Gym, the Bicycle Coalition, Walgreens and others. Join us for a healthy day of fun, games and tips for a healthy lifestyle.
April 18, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Gershman Hall Gym, Chapel and Black Box

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Registration for Summer and Fall 2012 Is Now Open
Students, please check your UArts email for your appointment date and time. We encourage you to register as soon as possible so you will have the best chance to get your first choice of classes. Online registration for the fall will remain open, except during closures for system maintenance, until September 12, 2012. Summer registration deadlines vary by summer term dates. Please see the academic calendar for more details. Related information and materials are located on the Registrar's website. Follow the links on the left to access information about course offerings, registration instructions and forms. Don't forget to check your permission to register. If you have any questions about registration, please email us at registrar@uarts.edu.

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NEWS
Studio Art Grad Students Are Artists-in-Residence in Dubai
Two MFA in Studio Art students at the University of the Arts have just completed a two month-long residency at the Dubai Community Theater and Arts Centre's Gallery of Light in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Corrina Celeste Mehiel MFA '13 (Studio Art) and Lujin Yoon MFA '12 (Studio Art) spent February and March in Dubai, recording their impressions of the city and its way of life, the results of which were included in the experimental art exhibition, "MinD (Made in Dubai) - Dubai Contemporary." MFA in Studio Art Director Joe Girandola was also included in the exhibition and completed two works during two weeks in Dubai prior to the exhibition opening. Read more >>

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Work by Crafts Professor on Display in Belgium, U.S.
Crafts Professor Alex Rosenberg's work will be featured in the 2012 International Glass Prize exhibition at GlazenHuis,;Flemish Center for Contemporary Glass Art in Lommel, Belgium. He will also exhibit in "Glass: a Juried Show" at the Minnetrista Gallery from May 12 to August 12 and during the month of September, he will have works in "Reinterpreting the Decorative Arts" at the University of Mary Washington Galleries.

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Film Professor's Comedy Screened at 40th Festival
Oscar-nominated Film Professor Wendy Weinberg's short, "Never Too Late," will be screened at the Redcat Theater in the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on April 22. "Never Too Late" is one of four films selected for the "Honoring History" program, part of the ONE Queer Film Fest organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives in L.A. This screening marks the 40th film festival for Weinberg's eight-minute comedy, which redubs images from vintage films and classic TV to tell a contemporary story about gay marriage. After the screening, the film will enter the archives, the world’s largest research library on LGBT heritage and concerns.

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EVENTS
'Underground Pool' Reading & Launch Party
The second issue of the student literary magazine Underground Pool includes student contributors representing a range of different majors: Illustration, Sculpture, Painting/Drawing, Writing for Film & Television, Acting, Animation and Graphic Design. Work includes illustrations, comics, short fiction and poetry.
April 23, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1703

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Brind School Presents 'The House of Bernarda Alba'
Five unmarried daughters live together in the house of their mother, Bernarda Alba, in an atmosphere of simmering sexual desire, jealousy and fear. When one of them begins a clandestine affair with her sister’s suitor, the consequences are devastating. Lorca’s masterpiece of love, oppression and loathing was completed just months before he was murdered by Franco's supporters in 1936. More info >>
April 20 - 28, 2012
Arts Bank

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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Entrepreneurship Week Lecture Series: April 16 - 19
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, this Empowerment Group program celebrates Philadelphia’s entrepreneurship community. Free and open to UArts students and alumni. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.

  • Getting Started in Business
    This lecture addresses what you need to know if you are thinking of starting a business. Time for a Q&A will follow the talk.
    April 16, 2 – 4 p.m.
    Gershman Hall, Room 100
  • Attracting Business Funders
    Once you have started a business, you may need outside funding. Prepare yourself for the process and become a good business investment. Time for a Q&A will follow the talk.
    April 16, 6 – 8 p.m.
    Gershman Hall, Room 100
  • What Freelancers Need to Know about Collaborative Working Spaces
    A panel discussion on the benefits of working in collaborative working environments. This lecture addresses what you need to know if you are thinking of starting a business. Time for a Q&A will follow the talk.
    April 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
    Gershman Hall, Room 106
  • Legal Know-How for Small Business
    Learn how to get your business in legal order effectively (and with minimal costs!) Time for a Q&A will follow the talk.
    April 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
    Gershman Hall, Room 100

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Philly Tech Week April 20 -29
Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation in Philadelphia, organized by Technically Media Inc., with over 100 events April 20-29. For a full listing of events during Philly Tech Week, visit phillytechweek.com. The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and UArts are hosting over 15 events on campus, including:

  • Digital Performances in a Possible Future
    New Paradise Laboratories will share its innovative process of integrating technology into theatrical performances.
    April 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    CBS Auditorium
  • Switch Philly
    Five Philly startups compete for a prize pack that will help switch their business to the next level.
    April 25, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
    Levitt Auditorium
  • Entrepreneur Expo
    A showcase of work from over 50 entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial community.
    April 26, 6 – 9 p.m.
    Levitt Auditorium
  • New Technologies: Impact on Artists
    A discussion of the impact of technologies on the way artists work, how they present their art and how they promote their careers.
    April 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Gershman Hall Chapel

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School of Music Performance
Rick Kerber Tribute Ensemble Concert
Spring is Here.
April 16, 2012 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Terra Hall, 16th Floor

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Startup Weekend: Philadelphia
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour event that focuses on team building and business idea development, often tech-related, that can form the basis of a credible business. Come with your own idea or find an idea you want to work on. A limited number of discounted tickets for $20 are available to UArts design students and alumni. Select ticket option Designer and enter discount code CORZO during registration. Get event updates at Twitter.com/PHLSW or Facebook.com/phlsw.
April 20 - 22, 5 – 9 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

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Handwork Artisans
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

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Skylar Tibbits: Can We Make Things That Make Themselves?
MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits works on self-assembly – the idea that instead of building something (a chair, a skyscraper), we can create materials that build themselves, much the way a strand of DNA zips itself together. It is a big concept at early stages; Tibbits shows us three in-the-lab projects that hint at what a self-assembling future might look like. Presented by the Corzo Center, the MFA Program in Studio Arts and the office of the dean of the College of Art, Media & Design. Free and open to UArts students and alumni. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
April 16, 5 – 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Rooms 511-13

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Artists & Entrepreneurs: Sell or Go Home, Passive Marketing
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts with Good Company Ventures, this lecture addresses how to use passive marketing and research strategies, how to develop partnerships, use guerrilla tactics and take advantage of grassroots campaigns. Led by Aaron McLean, creative director, COO and co-founder of Eight Eleven Inc., an agency specializing in B2B and consumer marketing, branding, web, digital media and public relations. Time for Q&A will follow the lecture. This workshop is free for UArts students and alumni only. Seating is limited and registration is recommended.
April 19, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Rooms 511-13

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Paradigm Lecture Series: Brent Coughenour
Filmmaker Brent Coughenour will speak as part of the Paradigm Lecture Series, sponsored Cannon and the Photography and Animation programs. Coughenour is a media artist from the Motor City currently based in Cream City. One preoccupation in his creative work has been the exploration of narrative cinematic language outside the boundaries of a traditional dependence on drama and plot. His most recent work incorporates computer programming for audio and video manipulation into projects designed for live performance. He has presented his work at a variety of festivals and venues throughout North America, Europe and Asia, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Media City Film and Video Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, Onion City Film and Video Festival, Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, and Ann Arbor Film Festival. He is also an occasional member of the Milwaukee Laptop Orchestra (MiLO).
April 18, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Lecture Hall

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'Knowing Dance More' Lecture Series: Sidra Bell
The final lecture in the School of Dance's "Knowing Dance More" series of conversations and informal showings lead by important artists, theorists, scholars and curators in the international field of dance. This series seeks to bring into focus current issues within the production, performance and practice of dance works and will hopefully foster ongoing conversations about knowing dance (more). Sidra Bell is a sought-after master teacher and has taught her unique approach to creative process, improvisation, repertory and technique at many prestigious institutions for dance and theater. She is currently refining and cataloguing her approach in a comprehensive study of movement entitled;Contemporary Systems- An Interior & Material Approach to Movement.;She has also been a special guest lecturer introducing her artistic philosophy: Developing the Conscious, Critical and Present Mind through Art Making.
April 25, 11:45 a.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

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Cooking in Other Languages: France
UArts/French Exchange Animation Film with French crepe lunch.
April 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Levitt Foyer

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Lunchtime Yoga Extended Through May 9
The popular lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council and the Provost's office has been extended until May 9. Free and open to faculty, staff and students. Classes are suitable for all levels and are held on Wednesdays, with the exception of April 26, which is a Thursday.
April 18, April 26, May 2, May 9
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, Through April 30, 12 – 1 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 212

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Working for Sea People
An exhibition of ink drawings by President's Office staff member Jenny Kanzler, based on the absurdist short fiction of Abram Lynch. With DJ Monchichi and special guest performance by Eric Carbonara. Visits through May 5 by appointment: 267-303-9374.
Reception: April 28, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
7 p.m.: Reading of Working for Sea People
7:15 p.m.: Animation Screening
Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art
12th and Spring Garden Streets

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IN THE GALLERIES
Hamilton Hall Galleries (Hamilton Hall)

Senior Photography Thesis Exhibit 2012: 'Coalesce'
A group exhibition displaying the diverse photographic works of 30 current senior photography majors, the show represents the energetic, eclectic and diverse works of artists utilizing traditional, mixed media and digital imaging methods.;
Exhibition: April 19 – May 10
Opening Reception: May 4, 6 – 8 p.m.

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

MFA Book Arts and Printmaking 2012 Thesis Exhibition
Chapter 1 featuring students Anna Boyer, Brian Patrick, Sarah Atwater Bourne and Victoria Burge.
Exhibition: April 17 – 27
Opening Reception: April 20, 5 - 8:30 p.m.

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

m(eye)environment
The mission of m(eye)environment is to educate and encourage today's youth to express themselves through digital photography. Sponsored by OLYMPUS of America, Adobe Systems, Innova Digital Art, Kingston Systems, the University of the Arts and the Philadelphia Zoo.
Through April 27

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Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, Room 1012)

Inside/Out: Visual Journals as Mirrors of Growth
Work done by students in the Art Therapy Concentration. A combination of image and text, each work represents an introspective process that fosters personal and professional growth.
Through April 19;

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Anderson Hall Cases (outside Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery)

Second Annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition
Join the Print Services staff and students Caitlin Lord '12 (Photography), Kelsey Niziolek '12 (Illustration), John Thomas '12 (Illustration) and Jiayin Yu '12 (Graphic Design) at the second annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition, a juried exhibition of prints by UArts' students. These students from across the College of Art, Media & Design will be exhibiting recent work.
Through May 17

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Anderson Hall, 8th Floor Galleries

Painting Senior Thesis Show
Work by seniors Derek Sammak, David Meekins, Arielle Passenti, Jen Huber and Brett Ellis Kuri.
Exhibition: April 16 – 20
Reception: April 19, 5 – 7 p.m.

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Gallery 633 (Anderson Hall, 6th Floor)

Printmaking Senior Thesis Show
Featuring work by Printmaking senior Josh Bicker.
Exhibition: April 16 – 20
Reception: April 19, 5 – 7 p.m.

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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

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Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th Floor)

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.
Through May 21

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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.
Through April 27

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall)

Fine Arts, Printmaking/Book Arts Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Featuring students F. Joshua Bicker, Jordan Gulaskey, Daniel Mullins, Zak Parsons, GinaPierce, Paul Portis and Ross Stoops.
Through May 11

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