THIS WEEK @ UARTS: April 9 - 15, 2012
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ArtUnleashed Preview Party Tickets Available
There's still time to purchase a ticket to the ArtUnleashed 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, 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. Blick Art Materials' Spring Sale, the largest paint sale of the year, is in stores now. Every Wednesday is Prize Wheel Wednesday, spin to win prizes every week. Coupon available online.
The Graduation Semi-Formal is scheduled for Friday, May 11. Tickets are $25 per person ($50 per couple) and are on sale from April 2 until May 4 in Student Financial Services (Hamilton 270) while supplies last. Ticket prices will jump to $45 per person ($90 per couple) if supplies last after May 4. This event is open to graduating undergraduate and graduate students and their guest. For additional info, please contact Student Development & Activities at 215-717-6615.
5th Annual Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 9 - 13
The University of the Arts and Student Financial Services proudly announce the 5th Annual Student Employee Appreciation Week, April 9 – 13. Festivities include a luncheon announcing the 2012 UArts Student Employee of the Year, an Ice Cream Social sponsored by Student Development and Activities, and a Work Study Coffee Break sponsored by the Last Drop Coffee House on 13th and Pine Streets. Student Financial Services will also sponsor two separate raffles for tickets to shows at theaters along the Avenue of the Arts. For more information, visit the UArts Student Financial Services Facebook page or contact Debi Leonard in Student Financial Services.
Junior Wins National Scholarship from Society of Illustrators
Junior Illustration major Samantha Schechter, whose artwork "The Haunted Hallway" was selected for exhibition in this year's Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition, has been recognized for excellence with a $4,000 scholarship. Schechter was one of nine UArts Illustration students chosen as finalists in the Society's annual competition. Read more >>
UArts Spring Open House, 'Admit One' Draw Crowds
Despite the chilly weather, Spring Open House welcomed more than 1,000 visitors from 21 states and three foreign countries (Portugal, South Korea and Thailand). Prospective student attendance was up 40 percent from spring 2011, while "Admit One," the University's exclusive event for accepted students, saw a 38 percent increase in attendance over the prior year. The next Open House is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2012.
School of Dance Hosts National High School Dance Festival
Young dancers swarmed Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts last month as more than 1,300 students from around the country gathered for the 2012 National High School Dance Festival hosted by the School of Dance. The bi-annual event allows young dancers to preview undergraduate dance programs at dozens of universities. UArts dance alumna Ashley Seldon BFA '07 (Jazz Dance), who has performed with Beyoncé, Ne-Yo, Usher and Mary J. Blige, returned to her alma mater to talk with students and conduct master classes in commercial jazz and hip-hop dance. Read more >>
Music Ed Alum Featured on NBC10
Chris Argerakis MAT '08 (Music Education) was recently featured on NBC10's "Education Nation" series for his innovative music program at Andrew Jackson School in South Philadelphia. Watch the video >>
Music and Dance Student Collaboration: 'Carmina Burana'
185 students from the School of Music and the School of Dance will present a collaborative performance of Carl Orff's dramatic "Carmina Burana." Tickets are available at the door for $10 (general admission) and $8 (students with ID and seniors); free to the UArts community. More info >>
April 13, 7pm
April 14, 2pm
Brind School Presents 'Colorado'
Senior Directing Project by Lauren Hope Gates '12 (Directing, Playwriting & Production). "I want to use this crown to change the world! If I can just change one life, one little insignificant life, I think it will justify the beauty that God has given me." So ends the victory speech of 17-year-old Tracey Ackhart upon her coronation as Miss Late Teen Colorado. Alas, a day before the national pageant in Virginia Beach, Tracey disappears, hurling the rest of her family, whose lives until then had revolved around her, into disarray. More info >>
April 13, 8 p.m.
April 14, 2 and 8 p.m.
April 15, 2 and 7 p.m.
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.
'The Artist As A Filmmaker' Series
Presented by UArts and the Philadelphia Film Society, "The Artist as a Filmmaker" is a monthly film series highlighting world-renowned directors who transitioned their careers from visual artistry to film making. All screenings will be held in Gershman Hall's Levitt Auditorium. Tickets are only available the day of the show at the door, with a general admission fare of $5. Complimentary access is granted to Philadelphia Film Society members as well as University of the Arts students and faculty (with proper identification). The series kicks off with "Stranger Than Paradise" by director Jim Jarmusch.
April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and the Empowerment Group, this intensive four-day course is designed to hone skills in personal development, business marketing, finance and public promotion. Students who complete the bootcamp are eligible to compete during Entrepreneurship Week’s signature fundraising event. Entrepreneurship Week (April 16-19), a program by the Empowerment Group, celebrates Philadelphia’s entrepreneurship community. Free and open to UArts students and alumni (with ID). Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
April 9 - 12, 6 - 9 p.m. daily
Terra Hall, Room 905
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.Registrationis 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
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.
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
School of Music Performance
UArts Voices, Vox and DooBop in concert.
April 11, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
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.Registrationis recommended as seating is limited.
April 16, 5 – 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Rooms 511-13
Fine Arts Lecture Series: Dufala Brothers
Steven and Billy Dufala practice in a variety of media, approaching sculpture, theater, performance, music, digital media and good old-fashioned drawing with equal passion and zeal. The Dufala Brothers have exhibited widely. Their 2009 solo exhibition “Trophy” at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia explored concepts of use-value, sentimentality, exaggeration and shelf-life through an absurd and trash-picked lens. In 2009, the Dufala Brothers were awarded the West Grand Prize, an international juried prize in its inaugural year. Steven was a founding member of the experimental, performative band, Man Man, in which Billy currently performs.
April 10, 1 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 212
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
Senior Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
April 4, 8 p.m.
April 5 - 6, 7 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
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 Ballet X Spring Series, the final event in the series, 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.
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
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
Summer Internships at WHYY
Internships are an important element in the growth of young professionals, and WHYY offers a variety of meaningful learning opportunities and on-the-job training experiences for junior- and senior-year undergraduates, as well as graduate and postgraduate students (within two years of graduation). Experiences range from production and newsroom opportunities across all media platforms , to branding, promotions, public relations and other administrative departments for the region's primary public media provider. The deadline for applications is April 15. Full details can be found online.
Sherwin Williams Student Design Contest
Sherwin-Williams launched its second annual STIR®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.
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 >>
April 11 - 14
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
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.
Exhibition: Through April 19
Opening Reception: April 12, 4:30 – 7 p.m.; refreshments will be served
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.
Through April 13
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.
Exhibition: April 4 – May 17
Opening Reception: April 4, 4 – 6 p.m. in Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Anderson Hall, 8th Floor Galleries
Painting Senior Thesis Show
Work by Fine Arts senior students Ayla Bruckmann, Rebecca Tennenbaum, Victoria McCallum and Kate Perkins.
Exhibition: April 9 – 13
Opening Reception: April 13, 6 – 9 p.m.
Anderson Hall, 6th Floor Gallery
Printmaking Senior Thesis Show
Featuring work by Printmaking senior Zak Parsons.
Exhibition: April 9 – 13
Opening Reception: April 13, 7 – 9 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
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
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
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.
Through April 11
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