THIS WEEK @ UARTS: April 30 - May 6, 2012
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Dr. Catherine Kodat Named New Liberal Arts Dean
The University of the Arts has announced that Catherine Gunther Kodat, Ph.D., will join the institution as its next dean of the Division of Liberal Arts, effective July 1, 2012. She will also hold the title of Professor of Humanities. Read more >>
Corzo Center Awarded $120K Knight Foundation Grant
Philadelphia's emerging creative-sector businesses will receive business and entrepreneurship assistance not normally available to the artistic community, thanks to a $120,000 grant to the University of the Arts' Corzo Center for the Creative Economy from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. Read more >>
Recycling Update: May 2012
The University of the Arts continues to recycle. As of April 1, the University collected 4,162 lbs of electronic waste, 2,460 lbs of scrap wood, 5,100 lbs of co-mingled cans, plastics and glass containers, 4,190 lbs of recyclable paper, over 3,700 lbs of cardboard, and almost 2647 light bulbs. We would like to thank the University community for its commitment to helping make this campus a brighter, greener place to be. More information on the program >>
New Funding Opportunity for Students
The University's Student Financial Services office has received new student funding opportunities for the Foreclosure.com Scholarship, Cable TV 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 Amanda Black, associate director of Student Financial Services, at 215-717-6137.
Blick Spring Sale
Blick Art Materials' Spring Sale is in stores now offering the largest selection of paints on sale. Every Wednesday is Prize Wheel Wednesday, spin to win prizes every week. Coupon available online >>
Crafts Students Take First Prize in Textile Design Competition
Teresa Percontino '13 (Crafts) and Olivia Jones '13 (Crafts) took first prize for their textile designs in the Langhorne Carpet Company's inaugural Morrow Student Design Competition. Twenty teams of students representing six area colleges submitted original designs for patterns that will provide the foundation for the company's Conservation Collection. Read more >>
Electronic Media Professor Pens Digital iPad Book
CIRCA '66, a digital book designed for the Apple iPad and available on iBookstore, is a collection of 91 photographs by UArts Electronic Media Professor Tom Porett, who turned his lens on the turbulent 1960s in Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. In addition to the images, the book includes a video stream of half-frame street portraits taken in Philadelphia. Read more >>
Faculty Member Heads Philly Public Art Project
The University of the Arts has partnered with energy company PECO and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) to present "Commotion," a six-month-long community-based public art experience. Led by UArts faculty member John JH Phillips, this innovative project has re-imagined PRA's 53-year-old "Percent for Art" program by providing developers with the opportunity to enhance communities with original works of public art throughout the city. "Commotion" began in January and will culminate in an exciting festival set to take place June 16 - 30. Read more >>
Graduating Students Present Design Exhibition
"If/Then" is a showcase of more than 80 design solutions created by graduating students at the University of the Arts who ask the question, "If a new problem presents itself, then how can it be responded to uniquely?" The exhibit features work from the University's Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Master of Industrial Design, Multimedia, and Museum Exhibition Planning and Design programs.
Opening Reception and Exhibit Viewing: May 11, 6 – 9 p.m.
Exhibit Viewing: May 17, 4 – 7 p.m.
Closing Reception and Exhibit Viewing: May 18, 12 – 5 p.m.
The Gallery at Market East
9th and Market Streets, Philadelphia
Fine Arts Professor to Release Book of Poems
Fine Arts Professor and Multidisciplinary Fine Arts Coordinator Mara Adamitz Scrupe is set to release her first collection of poems titled Sky Pilot (Finishing Line Press) this August.
Image and Performance Concert
Staged each semester by students in Master Lecturer Kathy Rose's Image and Performance class, this interdisciplinary performance art show integrates live performance with video, costumes and lights. Participating students are from the University's Dance, Theater, Film, Visual Arts and Design programs. More info >>
May 7, 9 p.m.
The Dance Theater at the Drake
Lecture: Words & Pictures
An evening with senior Illustration students and a keynote address by acclaimed Seattle-based poster designer, Art Chantry, sponsored by AIGA Philadelphia. The event is free, but please reserve tickets in advance.
May 10, 5 p.m.
Terra Hall, Caplan Theater (17th floor)
Brind School Presents 'Little Women'
In this affecting, delightful adaptation of Alcott’s classic novel, the four spirited March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy – endeavor to sustain their family in the absence of their father, who is away fighting the Civil War. Led by their devoted Marmee, each girl struggles to overcome her own limitations to become the best version of herself, even in the midst of disease, jealousy, and poverty. Playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger is a member of the Brind School faculty. More info >>
May 4 – 6
Terra Hall, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arthur P. Williams Lecture: Mikhail Magaril
Painter, illustrator and book artist Mikhail Magaril has taught at the Center for Book Art in New York, worked as an illustrator for The New York Times, founded his own publishing company (Summer Garden Editions) and established a painting style he calls "Zhart." His works have been displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Hermitage Museum, the Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, as well as at Princeton, Harvard and Yale.
May 9, 6 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Art + Design Education 2012 Student Teacher Show
A showcase of children's art and a demonstration of how student teachers make an impact in K-12 classrooms, this exhibit is the largest in the department's history. The artwork created by the elementary, middle and high school students under the guidance of 24 student teachers placed in 33 schools throughout the Philadelphia area will be exhibited throughout the department, including the Special Gifts Gallery.
Exhibition: April 29 – May 8
Opening Reception: April 29, 1 - 4 p.m., Terra Hall (10th floor)
Community Engagement Photography Exhibition
Community Engagement Photography is an undergraduate class that fuses together elements of photography, community arts and art education. The course is firmly rooted in principles of collaboration and reciprocal learning in order to prepare students for a 10-week partnership between UArts photographers and photographers ages 5-12 from Goodlands, a Latino non-profit organization in North Philadelphia.
Exhibition and Opening Reception: May 4, 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, 17th Floor
School of Music Performances
"Z" Big Band Concert
May 2, 7 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium
'N Zehn and Jazz Singers In Concert
May 3, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Caplan Recital Hall
Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop Reading
Students in Liberal Arts Assistant Professor Elise Juska's Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop will read excerpts from the short stories written this semester. Sponsored by the Division of Liberal Arts, Christina Brandon-Brown '13 (Writing for Film & Television), Nichole Celauro '13 (Writing for Film & Television), Rob Clarke '13 (Writing for Film & Television), Joey Czaja '14 (Writing for Film & Television), David Miller '13 (Acting), Bill Morse '13 (Writing for Film & Television), Ian Newton '13 (Illustration), Christine Oliver '12 (Animation), Carlos Rios '14 (Writing for Film & Television), Sam Troyer '12 (Animation) and Joel Vernile '14 (Illustration) will read from their work. Refreshments will be served.
May 3, 6 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 905
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.
May 2, 9
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 406
MFA Book Arts/Printmaking 2012 Thesis Exhibition: Chapter 2
Chapter 2 presents the final projects of Ángela Sánchez de Vera, Danny James Resch, Frances Osugi and Gregory Tuomi after two years in the MFA in Books Arts/Printmaking program at the University of the Arts. This exhibition provides the opportunity to enjoy a variety of contemporary book art proposals that challenge the ideas of working in collaboration, or the frontiers between documentation and fiction.
Exhibition: May 2 – 12
Opening Reception: May 4, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Sophomore Photography: Recent Work
Annual student exhibition featuring recent work from sophomore Photography majors. The Photography program has a variety of courses in the sophomore year that stress a wide range of photographic expression. Basic camera handling, advanced black and white darkroom techniques, color-printing materials, and training in digital photography are all included in the sophomore curriculum. This exhibition showcases student work that is wide ranging in subject matter, using various photographic techniques and aesthetic concerns. In conjunction with the Sophomore Show, the Junior Photography Class will be exhibiting work in the hallways surrounding the Sol Mednick Gallery.
Exhibition: May 4 – 18
Opening reception: May 4, 4 – 6 p.m.
Otherwise: An International Exhibition
Features work by students, staff and faculty with an international connection. Sponsored by International Student Programs.
Exhibition: May 1 - 20
Opening Reception: May 1, 4 - 6 p.m.
Ancient Red Ocher Abalone: The Swords of Destiny One Water Bucket
New York artist and Sculpture alumnus Robert Younger '69 exhibits a number of personalized themes that he uses to create what he calls ART.
Exhibition: May 3 - 31
Opening Reception: May 3, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Crafts Gallery (Anderson Hall, 5th Floor)
Solo exhibit by resident artist in the Jewelry/Metals program of the Crafts department, Bifei Cao. A native of China, Cao graduated from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and received his MA at the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, before receiving an MFA in the Jewelry and Metals program at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) under Lynda LaRoche. These multi-piece sculptures comprised of both wearable and hollowware elements are made of precious metals, wood, acrylic and found objects.
Through May 12
Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)
Nonesuch: Senior Crafts Thesis Exhibit 2012
"Nonesuch" features the work of 23 emerging artists in Fiber, Glass, Ceramic, Metal and Wood. Each artist will present a body of work that reflects a cultivation of technique, conceptual thought and individual voice, marking the completion of their study at UArts. More info >>
Exhibition: Through May 4
Closing Reception: May 4, 6 - 8 p.m.
Hamilton Hall Galleries (Hamilton Hall)
Coalesce: Senior Photography Thesis Exhibit 2012
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: Through May 10
Opening Reception: May 4, 6 – 8 p.m.
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
Gallery 224 (Anderson Hall, 2nd floor)
The Italian Way: A Response to Italian Arts & Culture
This exhibition features a collection of artwork inspired by the masterpieces and cultural sites seen during a 10-day study abroad course touring the quintessential Italian cities of Florence, Siena and Rome. Ranging from drawings to three-dimensional conceptual projects to photo-documentation, these artworks illustrate the personal impact that Italian art and culture, ancient to contemporary, had on the students involved. The show includes work from Deschenes Graham, Kristen Isenberg, Tara Kosch, Danielle Kulp, Michael Gail Malloy, Molly Murphy, Emily Pannell, Michael Perrotti, Denise Philipbar, Tara Reynolds, Gretchen Schwegler and Natalia Vieyra, led by Art and Design Professor Carol Moore.
Exhibition: Through May 7
Opening Reception: May 3, 5 – 7 p.m.
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
Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall)
Fine Arts, Printmaking/Book Arts Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Featuring students F. Joshua Bicker, Jordan Gulaskey, Daniel Mullins, Zak Parsons, Gina Pierce, Paul Portis and Ross Stoops.
Through May 11