THIS WEEK @ UARTS: June 25 - July 8, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mangia Dining Center Open for Summer
Summer Building Hours

NEWS
Alumni/Parent Relations Kicks Off Summer Send-Off Events
Draw-A-Thon Raises Money for Children's Charity
Summer MFA Program
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EVENTS
Artist As A Filmmaker Series: 'Beginners'
Paul King: Free Fall
Alumni Exhibition: New Voices
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IN THE GALLERIES
President's Office
Sol Mednick Gallery
Gallery 1401


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mangia Dining Center Open for Summer
Mangia dining center in Hamilton Hall is open 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.

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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 >>

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NEWS
Alumni/Parent Relations Kicks Off Summer Send-Off Events
The Office of Alumni and Parent Relations invites the class of 2016 and their families to join us at a Summer Send-Off event. Students can connect with other members of the UArts community, including other new students and parents, local alumni and staff members, and get all of their last-minute questions about life at UArts answered. More info >>

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Draw-A-Thon Raises Money for Children's Charity
The first Philly Draw-A-Thon, a 24-hour sketching marathon held June 9 – 10, raised money for the children's charity Child's Play to benefit the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The brainchild of University of the Arts alum Tom Panico BFA '11 (Illustration), with the help of friends Caroline Scavuzzo BFA '11 (Graphic Design), Heather Vaughan '13 (Illustration) and Caroline Boyd BFA '11 (Film), this unique event featured some 35 local artists, including Illustration Professor and UArts alum Christian "Patch" Patchell, sketching comic book, cartoon, movie and video game characters for pledging sponsors for a straight 24 hours in the University's Solmssen Court. Read more >>

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Summer MFA Program
The summer MFA in Studio Art program welcomes 14 new graduate students from around the U.S. and the world who will join 30 returning students. This intensive low-residency program got off to a roaring start with new student orientation, events and studio set-up prior to official classes beginning today, June 25.

We also welcome a trio of international artists-in-residence for the month of July: Cristiana de Marchi (Dubai/Italy), Amira Hanafi (Egypt) and Nelly Massera (France) will be in residence for five weeks and each will give a presentation of their work during the MFA Summer Lecture Series (see Events listing below for details).

The Rosenwald/Wolf Gallery will host the exhibition "CURATIVE," produced by Maiza Hixson and MFA in Studio Art Director Joe Girandola that will open in July. Re-defining the conventions of curating and acknowledging the curator as a transparent public figure, "CURATIVE" frames curators as cultural producers who precariously occupy borderless, creative territories. In August, a works-in-progress exhibition by MFA in Studio Art students will be on display at Rosenwald-Wolf and other galleries around campus.

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'Philadelphia Gay News' Features Photo Faculty, Alumna
Projects by current and former Photography faculty members and a Photo alumna/staffer were all featured in a recent issue of Philadelphia Gay News. One of the articles announces the largest opening of Adjunct Associate Professor B. Proud's LGBT portrait/video interview exhibition, "First Comes Love," which runs through August 9 at the Weeks Gallery at Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College. Another highlights Photography alumna and Media Resource Specialist Rachelle Lee Smith '02, whose "Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus" team will participate in this fall's Bike MS: City to Shore Ride. Former Photography faculty member Gabriel Martinez was also featured in a PGN article that asked people in Philadelphia's LGBTQ community who they look up to and why.

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Brind School Faculty Featured in Local Media
Ira Brind School of Theater Arts faculty members Nick and Janet Embree were featured in a ChestnutHillLocal.com article titled "Thanks to the Embrees, the stage is set for greatness."

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EVENTS
Artist As A Filmmaker Series: 'Beginners'
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 "Beginners" directed by Mike Mills, a graphic designer and artist who incorporates both his illustrations and personal experiences when shifting into the filmmaking process. "Beginners" is an autobiographical story that includes still-image montages that peek into the brain of the main character Oliver, modeled after the director himself. This year, the film won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Christopher Plummer. 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).
July 11, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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Paul King: Free Fall
Illustration Adjunct Associate Professor Paul King has an exhibition of his work at the Martin Art Gallery in the Baker Center of the Arts at Muhlenberg College. The show includes about 30 of his most contemporary paintings, all semi-abstract.
Through July 28
Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew St., Allentown PA

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Alumni Exhibition: New Voices
An annual exhibit of ideas in medals and commemoration by UArts alumni Cory Espinosa BFA '12 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts), Rex Kalehoff BFA '02 (Sculpture), Ronald Kustrup BFA '12 (Drawing/Painting) and Colin O'Neill BFA '11 (Sculpture).
Through July 21
Medialia Rack and Hamper Gallery
New York City

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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 jgirandola@uarts.edu or MFA Administrator Erin Williams at ewilliams@uarts.edu.

Charles Long
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
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.
Terra Hall, Connelly Lecture Hall

Pedro Reyes
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
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 Auditorium

Nelly Massera
Since 2000, Nelly Massera has been developing her artwork using a combination of video, photography, drawing and objects. Her work involves the close observation of new territories and landscapes in relation to social, cultural and geographic contexts. Massera works primarily with assemblages in space, with images, sounds and objects that invite the viewer to recompose their own experience of the world.
July 5, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

Cristiana de Marchi
Cristiana de Marchi was born in Turin, Italy, and currently lives and works between Dubai and Beirut. An artist, curator and writer, she holds a Bachelor of Arts with first class honors from the Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy. She conducts personal artistic and literary research as well as publishing articles and essays in catalogues and magazines devoted to contemporary art. A former associate member of the collective "Sezione", Turin, she is a founder member of Artfield, Turin and collaborates with The Flying House in Dubai. Her works have recently been shown in group exhibitions in Sharjah and Dubai, UAE; Morelia, Mexico; Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; Milano, Italy; Sofia, Bulgaria.
July 11, 7 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

Lonnie Graham
Since 1980, Lonnie Graham has traveled throughout Asia, Africa and North America interviewing people and recording their opinions and beliefs regarding their culture, heritage and traditions. In 1994, he was awarded with the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the PEW Travel Grant, enabling him to expand his travels, broadening the scope of his project. Graham is presently a Professor of Fine Arts at Pennsylvania State University and an instructor of special programs at the Barnes Foundation.
July 12, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

Julien Robson
Julien Robson is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Robson relocated to Philadelphia in 2008 after eight years in Louisville, Kentucky where he was Curator of Contemporary Art at the Speed Art Museum and Adjunct Professor at the University of Louisville. A native of Scotland, Robson initially trained as an artist at Bath Academy of Art, and the Slade School of Fine Art in London before taking up curatorial positions at the University of Sussex and, subsequently, the University of Southampton, England.
July 18, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

Susan Myers
Susan Myers is a visual artist and metalsmith living and working in Philadelphia. Her artwork has been exhibited at galleries and museums throughout the United States and has been published in the books 500 Metal Vessels, 500 Necklaces, 1000 Rings and Art Jewelry Today, and in Metalsmith Magazine's 2006 Exhibition in Print.
July 19, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

Amira Hanafi
Amira Hanafi has worked in diverse capacities in the cultural field for over 15 years as an artist, writer, teacher, curator and arts administrator. She grew up as an Arab in America and returned to Egypt in 2010 to compile a psycho-geography of Cairo, featuring insider and outsider perspectives. In January 2011, she began working with Artellewa Art Space in Giza, Egypt, managing the space and its projects. As an artist, Hanafi works primarily with text and printed matter. She is the author of Forgery (Green Lantern, 2011), a collage essay centered around a 140-year-old Chicago steel forge, and Minced English (aHa Books, 2010), an index of 29 terms for people of mixed race.
July 25, 7 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

Paulina Kolczynska
Paulina Kolczynska is an art historian, curator and an art adviser. She studied Art History at Warsaw University in Poland and St. Andrews University in Scotland. Exhibits she has organized include "Andrzej Wajda Film Drawings" at the Edinburgh Film House and "Polish Roots British Soil" at the Edinburgh City Art Center. Kolczynska has freelanced as a writer and arts reporter for the Polish section of the BBC in London (radio) and contributed to Art & Design (London), Springer (Vienna), Tema Celeste Art Magazine (Milan) and Art Index Magazine. She has appraised leading international collections for the Art Dealers Association of America in New York since 2005.
August 3, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

Diane Karp
Diane Karp is the executive director of the Santa Fe Art Institute. She is an arts activist, arts educator, arts connector and devoted supporter of the creative process in all realms of society. Karp holds a Ph.D. in Art History and after teaching 20th-century art history at Temple University, she became the curator of the Ar.s Medica collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she was responsible for acquiring, researching and developing "Arl, Medicine and the Human Condition," an exhibition that traveled to 20 countries after opening at the PMA.

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IN THE GALLERIES
President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

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

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

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

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

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

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