THIS WEEK @ UARTS: May 7 - 13, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Commencement: Important Dates
Class of 2012 Senior Gift Drive
Online Grading Now Open
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NEWS
ArtUnleashed Raises Record $390,000 for Scholarships
UArts Website Wins Webby 'People's Voice' Award
Alumni Receive 10% Off Registration for Philly Open Studio Tours

EVENTS
Artist As A Filmmaker Series: 'Hunger'
2012 Communication Show
Junior and Sophomore Film and Animation Screening
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IN THE GALLERIES
Open Lens Gallery
Solmssen Court
Printmaking Gallery
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Commencement: Important Dates
Monday, May 7 -- Friday, May 11
Commencement Ceremony Ticket and Cap & Gown Distribution
10 a.m. -- 5 p.m., 311 & 313 Gershman Hall

Tuesday, May 15
Master's Degree Hooding Ceremonies
3 p.m.
College of Art, Media & Design, Levitt Auditorium
College of Performing Arts, Caplan Center, Terra Hall

Wednesday, May 16
Commencement Rehearsal
9 a.m., Hamilton Hall

College Awards Ceremonies
11:30 a.m. -- College of Performing Arts, Levitt Auditorium
12 p.m -- Liberal Arts, Estia Restaurant
2:30 p.m. -- College of Art, Media & Design, Levitt Auditorium

Thursday, May 17
134th Commencement Ceremony
Graduates line up -- 9:30 a.m., Hamilton Hall
Processional -- 10 a.m.
Ceremony -- 10:30 a.m., Academy of Music
Post-Ceremony Reception -- 12:30 p.m., Hamilton Hall

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Class of 2012 Senior Gift Drive: Leave Your Legacy
Proceeds to the Senior Class Gift Drive will go toward a campus beautification project in the Furness Garden where a permanent plaque will dedicate the space to the Class of 2012. All donations will be matched by President Sean T. Buffington, doubling your gift. Visit uarts.edu/seniorgift2012 to make an online gift (any amount counts) or like the UArts 2012 Senior Class Gift Facebook page.

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Online Grading Now Open
Faculty can now enter grades for the Spring 2012 semester on the Portal. Grading will remain open until Friday, May 11 at noon. Please remember that the Registrar can only accept grades through the Portal or on an official paper grade sheet. It is especially important that grades are received for graduating students. Please enter grades for U4, U5, or G2 students as soon as possible. As always, if you have additional questions or concerns, contact the Registrar's office at 215-717-6420 or registrar@uarts.edu.

More grading information and directions >>

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Book Party
Join Printmaking/Book Arts for a celebration and sale featuring artwork by BFA Printmaking and MFA Book Arts/Printmaking students, faculty and alumni. Snacks will be provided.
May 8, 4 - 7 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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NEWS
ArtUnleashed Exhibition and Sale Raises Record $390,000 for Scholarships
The fourth annual ArtUnleashed Exhibition and Sale was a great success, raising more than $390,000 for the Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund, the most ever raised by the event. Held April 11 - 14, ArtUnleashed offered a unique opportunity for collectors and art enthusiasts at all levels to connect with the next generation of creators and visionaries. More than 600 collectors, art enthusiasts, faculty, staff and alumni attended the gala Preview Party, while others visited the exhibition and purchased artwork during the public sale. Read more >>

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UArts Website Wins Webby 'People's Voice' Award
The UArts website, designed by alumnus-led firm Siegel+Gale, was voted as the winner of a Webby People's Voice Award in the School/University category. Established in 1996 and presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), the Webby Awards are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. UArts.edu was chosen as the best by online voters from across the globe, topping nominees from UCLA, Bennington College, Towson State and the Chicago Portfolio School. Read more >>

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Alumni Receive 10% Off Registration for Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
The University of the Arts, in partnership with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, is offering UArts alumni a 10 percent discount on registration for the 2012 Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, the region's largest annual tour of visual artist studios. Registration is $100 for artists and $150 for community partners. The final registration deadline is June 1. More info >>

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EVENTS
Artist As A Filmmaker Series: 'Hunger'
Presented by UArts and the Philadelphia Film Society, the "Artist as a Filmmaker" series highlights world-renowned directors who transitioned their careers from visual artistry to film making. Tickets are only available the day of the show at the door for $5. Free to Philadelphia Film Society members and University of the Arts students and faculty (with proper ID).
"Hunger" (2008), U.K.
Director: Steve R. McQueen
May 10, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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2012 Communication Show
May 11
Junior films and reception: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Senior films and reception: 8 - 10 p.m.
Connelly Lecture Hall, Terra Hall

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Junior and Sophomore Film and Animation Screening Spring 2012
A showcase of personal shorts by Animation juniors, this screening also includes final projects by Film majors, and selected sophomore Film and Animation work. A wonderful overview that gives a sense of the scope and variety of the work done by talented underclassmen in the School of Film.
May 9, 7 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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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.
Exhibit: May 11 - 13
Opening Reception: May 11, 5 - 8 p.m.
2424 Studios, Skybox
2424 East York Street, Philadelphia

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If/Then: Design Exhibition 2012
"If/Then" is a showcase of more than 80 design solutions created by graduating students 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

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Sushi Reception at the Kugel Collaborative: A Jewish Student Arts Space
The University community is invited to an exhibition at the University of the Arts' JEWArts student gallery to view the work of various JewArtsers and to enjoy delicious kosher sushi. Artists include seniors Aimee Goldsmith '12 (Crafts), Hillary Pokrywkra '12 (Dance) and Becca Tennenbaum '12 (Painting/Drawing), along with Rich Cassell '13 (Crafts), Jeremy Terner '13 (Photography), Michael Mizrahi '13 (Film/Video), Scott Warren '13 (Photography) and Rachel Diamond '14 (Painting/Drawing). Family and friends are invited. For information, contact Rabbi Daniel Grodnitzky at (215) 593-8264.
May 15, 5 p.m.
The Kugel Collaborative
1544 South Street, Philadelphia

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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

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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)

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The Hinged
Small-scale works in various materials featuring UArts faculty member Mashiko and Sculpture alumni Nathaniel Butler, Alex Gartlemann, Rex Kalehoff, Colin Bearcub O'Neil and Samantha Reis. More info >>
Through June 2
Medialia...Rack and Hamper Gallery
335 West 38th Street, New York City

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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

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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.
Through May 8

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Lunchtime Yoga
This popular lunchtime yoga class is sponsored by Staff Council and the Provost's office. Free and open to faculty, staff and students. This is the last class of the semester.
May 9, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 406

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IN THE GALLERIES
Open Lens Gallery (Gershman Hall)

Equator
Alumnus and Photography faculty member Jordan Rockford BFA '00 (Photography) is the curator for the 13th Annual Gay and Lesbian Art Exhibit, "Equator," by celebrated Israeli photographer David Adika. The exhibition is a collaboration between the University of the Arts and Equality Forum, the largest annual national and international LGBT civil rights summit. Read more >>
Through May 10

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Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)

Multidisciplinary Fine Arts and Sculpture BFA Thesis Exhibition
Featuring works from senior Multidisciplinary Fine Arts and Sculpture majors. The cosmos, cool cerebral abstractions, miniature worlds, parallel realities and the origins of human life are some of the themes that are explored in work that is the culmination of four years of study at the University of the Arts. Free and open to the public.
Exhibition: May 8 - 15
Opening Reception: May 10, 4 - 7 p.m.

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall)

Printmaking Seniors Exhibition
Presenting the work of senior Paul Portis.
Exhibition: May 7 - 11
Reception: May 10, 5 - 7 p.m.

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

MFA Book Arts/Printmaking 2012 Thesis Exhibition: Chapter 2
Chapter 2 presents the final projects of Angela Sanchez 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.
Through May 12

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Sol Mednick Gallery and Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall)

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.
Through May 18

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Levitt Auditorium Foyer (Gershman Hall, ground floor)

Otherwise: An International Exhibition
Features work by students, staff and faculty with an international connection. Sponsored by International Student Programs.
Through May 20

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

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.
Through May 31

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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.
Through May 10

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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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Crafts Gallery (Anderson Hall, 5th Floor)

Constructed Homeland
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

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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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