THIS WEEK @ UARTS: June 11 - 24, 2012
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Mangia Dining Center Open for Summer
Mangia dining center in Hamilton Hall has re-opened for the summer and will operate from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. While the facility is offering a less extensive menu than during the regular school year, the available items also carry lower prices. Please feel free to visit Mangia, located on the lower level of Hamilton Hall adjacent to Solmssen Court.
- Term Dates: June 18 - August 10
- Registration open until: June 20
- Students must pay prior to registration starting: June 14
- Last day to withdraw from a course: July 27
- Term Dates: July 2 - August 10
- Registration open until: July 5
- Students must pay prior to registration starting: June 28
- Last day to withdraw from a course: July 27
Summer Building Hours
In an effort to accommodate summer activities and operate efficiently, a summer building schedule will be in effect May 18 through August 20. All buildings will be locked at the closing hour. If there are scheduled events beyond the closing time, we will keep the buildings open to accommodate those events. Contact Joann Malandro to notify of any events at 215-717-6826. More info >>
Commotion Festival Kicks Off June 16
The Commotion Festival, being held June 16 - 30, features the world premieres of seven site-specific, one-of-a-kind events created by Philadelphia artists and University of the Arts students in collaboration with members of the Grays Ferry, Point Breeze and South of South Street neighborhoods. A public art project led by faculty member John JH Phillips, Commotion is a UArts initiative funded by PECO and commissioned by the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority's Percent for Art Program and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All events are free and open to the public. Read the Commotion newsletter >>
Alumnus and Noted Illustrator Jerry Pinkney Named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Award-winning illustrator and 1992 Silver Star Alumni Award recipient Jerry Pinkney '60 (Advertising Design) has been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies. The Academy's new class will be inducted at a ceremony on October 6 at its headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Read more >>
Alumni, Faculty Selected for West Collection
Two UArts alumni and two UArts faculty members were among 30 artists selected from an international field to be acquired for the West Collection of Contemporary Art through the 2012 West Collects initiative. Work from Kay Healy MFA '08 (Book Arts/Printmaking); Tyler Held BFA '11 (Sculpture); Assistant Professor, MFA in Studio Art Program Director and Painting Coordinator Joe Girandola; and Book Arts/Printmaking Senior Lecturer Astrid Bowlby will be included in the West Collects exhibition this fall. Read more >>
DesignPhiladelphia Wins National Endowment for the Arts Grant
DesignPhiladelphia, the city-wide celebration of all things design presented in partnership with the University of the Arts since 2010, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to fund "Something from Nothing," a national design/build competition for emerging young designers. Read more >>
'All About Jazz' Praises CD Releases from 2 UArts Ensembles
All About Jazz praised the "exuberant virtuosity" and "intricate musical ambiances" of releases from two celebrated School of Music ensembles: the UArts Big Band and Transfusion Ensemble. Trumpeter and faculty member Matt Gallagher directed the "Z" Big Band in covers of eight Count Basie tunes on the CD titled "University of the Arts Big Band," while professor and saxophonist Ron Kerber led the Transfusion Ensemble through nine compositions by Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea on its self-titled disc. The review concludes by saying, "...with educational institutions like the University of the Arts School of Music and its gifted students and faculty, the future of jazz is quite bright." Read the review >>
Staff Member Danzig Stars in 'A Dybbuk'
President's office staff member Peter Andrew Danzig stars in EgoPro Classic Theater's production of "A Dybbuk," a story of love, ghosts and faith. Tony Award-winner Tony Kushner's adaptation of this classic tale is passionate and illuminating and serves to burnish the original's mixture of spiritual exhalation and material poverty, abstract symbolism and exotic superstition, brought funnily and furiously alive in this contemporary and provocative production.
Through June 17
Prince Music Theatre Cabaret
1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Photography Faculty Member Participates in International Photo Fest
Harris Fogel, associate professor of Photography and curator of the University's Sol Mednick Gallery, visited Łódź, Poland, to participate in the 11th Annual Fotofestiwal as one of the festival's visiting experts. His trip was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland. Fogel met students and faculty of the Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw to talk about the newest American photography and curator/artist relations.
Liberal Arts Professor Speaks at Flamenco Symposium
On June 10, Liberal Arts Professor Nancy G. Heller presented a talk at the 4th Biennial History and Research Symposium: New Perspectives in Flamenco presented by the National Institute of Flamenco and the University of New Mexico's department of Theater and Dance. Dr. Heller was one of eight speakers from six states and Spain meeting at the university's campus in Albuquerque.
Video Installation by Professor Kristine Marx Featured in Berlin Exhibit
Video artist and Assistant Professor Kristine Marx exhibited in the show "Floating Rooms at Quiet Cue" in Berlin, Germany. The exhibit featured individual artists who separately developed works in different media that were brought together and related to each other, following a common idea – given physical spaces being transformed into spaces of memory, association, imagination and fiction.
Photo Lecturer Gives Talk at Barnes Foundation
Photography Lecturer Jordan Rockford gave a talk titled "Through a Lens, Queerly: Queer Visions in Contemporary Photography" at the Barnes Foundation on June 3. The lecture, which included work by Adjunct Associate Professor B. Proud, Media Resource Specialist Rachelle Lee Smith and former faculty member Gabriel Martinez, was part of Free First Sundays at the Barnes, sponsored by PECO.
Artist As A Filmmaker Series: 'Matinee'
Presented by UArts and the Philadelphia Film Society, the "Artist As A Filmmaker" monthly film series highlights world-renowned directors who transitioned their careers from visual artistry to filmmaking. This month features "Matinee" directed by Joe Dante BFA '68 (Photography), best known for his stylized "scare" films, most famously 1984's "Gremlins." His film "Matinee" is an ode to farcical, B-grade movies that were a staple of his early career as a fanzine horror film critic. Tickets are only available the day of the show at the door for $5. Complimentary access to Philadelphia Film Society members and University of the Arts students and faculty (with proper ID).
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium
June 20, 7:30 p.m.
18th Annual MFA Summer Lecture Series
The MFA Program in Studio Art announces the 18th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists and curators. Lectures will take place June 15 – August 10 and are free and open to the public. For more information, contact MFA Program Director Joe Girandola at firstname.lastname@example.org or MFA Administrator Erin Williams at email@example.com.
Charles Long BFA '81 (Painting) is an internationally exhibited artist with over 30 solo shows at such venues as SITE Santa Fe; St. Louis Art Museum; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Sperone Gallery, Rome; London Projects, U.K.; and the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in NYC.
June 25, 7 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium
Jeanne Quinn has exhibited widely, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Robischon Gallery, Denver; Grimmerhus Museum, Denmark; Formargruppen Gallery, Malmö, Sweden; Sculpturens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden; and the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
June 26, 7 p.m.
Connelly Lecture Hall
Terra Hall, 8th floor
Pedro Reyes is a Mexican artist who uses sculpture, architecture, video, performance and participation. His works aim to increase individual or collective agency in social, environmental or educational situations.
June 27, 7 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium
Sadia Salim studied Design, majoring in Ceramics, at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS), Karachi. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and was the recipient of the 2007 Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Award. In 2010, she received the Fulbright Scholarship and is currently pursuing a Ed.M in Art and Art Education at Columbia University.
June 28, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Lecture Hall
Erin Boyle: Two Moms, Three Boys and Two Dogs
UArts alumna Erin Boyle is a sculptor and a senior lecturer in the low-residency graduate programs in the College of Art, Media and Design at the University of the Arts. She received her BFA from Syracuse University in 2001 and earned her MFA at UArts in 2005. As a practicing artist, she enjoys how art can also act as a healing process. This exhibit explores the ideas about what makes up a family and investigates sewing, quilting and weaving to express the role she plays in the family dynamic.
Through July 30
Paula McCartney: Bird Watching
"Bird Watching" combines varied natural settings with carefully placed craft store songbirds to create enhanced landscapes. Rather than settling for what nature has to offer, photographer Paula McCartney has taken control of the environment and decorated the trees herself, creating a body of work in which performance art, site-based installation, and traditional wildlife and nature photography collide. Approaching the project with the mindset and precision of an ornithologist, the creations are startlingly realistic.
Through August 3
Rita Maas: Reality TV
"Reality TV" investigates the blizzard of imagery and data we are exposed to daily, our compulsion to consume it and the effects it may have on us. Maas states, "In approaching this series, I focused on the imagery broadcast into our homes via the television. Instead of recording the faces and graphics on the screen, I recorded the ambient light emitted from the tube as it fell on the white walls of the room, reducing the imagery to pure color and muting its message. The assembled images of saturated color vibrate against each other, creating their own visual sensation."
Through August 3