THIS WEEK @ UARTS: July 23 - August 5, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Paglia Talks Hitchcock in London 'Sunday Times Magazine'
Documentary Showcases Professor Emerita as Designer, Educator
Fulbright Scholar Grant Awarded to Film Professor
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NEWS
Animation Students, Alumna Collaborate at Workshop in Wales
Music Alumna Named Executive Director of Art Sanctuary
ASMP Interviews Photo Faculty Member
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EVENTS
Fixed Necessities: New Work by Rebecca Tennenbaum
Renewed Urban Studio Tent
Artist As A Filmmaker Series: 'Vertigo'
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
President's Office
Sol Mednick Gallery
Gallery 1401


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Paglia Talks Hitchcock in London 'Sunday Times Magazine'
"Mad About the Girl," an article written by University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies Camille Paglia highlighting legendary director Alfred Hitchcock and his obsession with blondes, appeared in the July 15, 2012, issue of the Sunday Times Magazine in London. Paglia will also speak at the British Film Institute's Hitchcock retrospective "The Genius of Hitchcock" on August 18. Read more >>

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Documentary Showcases Professor Emerita as Designer, Educator
Listen to Graphic Design Professor Emerita Inge Druckrey as she narrates "Teaching to See," an insightful documentary that showcases her work as a designer and educator. The 38-minute film includes heartfelt testimonials by her former students, including UArts alumnus and renowned designer Ken Carbone BFA '73 (Graphic Design). Watch it on Vimeo >>

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Fulbright Scholar Grant Awarded to Film Professor
Maria Teresa Rodriguez, adjunct associate professor in the School of Film, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to the Universidad de la Republica in Montevideo, Uruguay, for the fall 2012 semester. She will work with the community-based media collective Arbol, conduct a short lecture series on U.S. independent documentary at the Center for Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies and serve as a documentary consultant for a national research project examining the recent boom in Uruguayan cinema. Rodriguez is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the 2011-2012 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

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Submissions for 'Making IT' Alumni Exhibit Now Being Accepted
The University of the Arts is pleased to invite submissions for "Making IT: Alumni Works '02-'12," a juried exhibition of works by recent alumni. Submissions are open to all University of the Arts alumni from the classes of 2002 through 2012, including undergraduate and graduate alumni. Only artwork created after graduation is eligible for submission. "Making IT" will be on display October 2 - 29 in the Hamilton Hall lobby and on the first floor of Solmssen Court, with an opening reception scheduled for Saturday, October 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. More info >>

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NEWS
Animation Students, Alumna Collaborate at Workshop in Wales
Animation students Amanda Bautista '14, Shannon Connor '14 and Giselle Rosser '14 and recent alumna Aleson Ho BFA '12 attended the 2012 Summer Animation Workshop held in Wrexham, Wales. The annual workshop is coordinated by UArts Assistant Professor Christopher Magee in collaboration with Claire Fouquet from France's Ecole europeenne superieure de l'image and Dan Berry from host school Glyndwr University. Students from the three schools created an animated short titled "Cook With Dan," which will be submitted to various film festivals. Watch "Cook with Dan" >>

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Music Alumna Named Executive Director of Art Sanctuary
Valerie Gay BM '89 (Voice) has been named executive director of Art Sanctuary, a Philadelphia-based arts organization founded in 1998 with the purpose of bringing African-American artists to speak, lecture and perform in a venue within the African-American community. Read more >>

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ASMP Interviews Photo Faculty Member
Harris Fogel, associate professor of Photography and curator of the University's Sol Mednick Gallery, spoke to the Philadelphia chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) about his recent participation as a visiting expert at the 11th Annual Fotofestiwal in od, Poland. His trip was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, where Fogel met with students and faculty of the Fine Arts Academy to talk about the newest American photography and curator/artist relations. Read the interview >>

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'SHAFT' Gives MFA Students Hands-On Curatorial Training
The MFA in Studio Art program at the University of the Arts, in collaboration with the Shaft Space, presents "The SHAFT: Intensive Six-Week Curatorial Training School for Artists" through August 6 in front of Hamilton Hall. "The SHAFT" features two open-air galleries that the grad students have erected and will curate throughout the summer as part of a hands-on curatorial curriculum taught by Shaft Space co-founders Maiza Hixson and Lauren Ruth. Read more >>

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Animation Professor Directs QFest Trailer
Animation Professor Karl Staven uses vintage sequential imagery from photography pioneer Eadweard Muybridge to direct the 18th annual QFest opening trailer, which features music by Zhaniece Springer '13 (Composition). The trailer explores Philadelphia as it introduces QFest, the East Coast's largest GLBT film festival being held through July 23. Watch it on Vimeo >>

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EVENTS
Fixed Necessities: New Work by Rebecca Tennenbaum
Exhibit of new works by alumna and grad student Rebecca Tennenbaum BFA '12 (Painting/Drawing), MA '13 (Art Education), curated by UArts faculty member and Philadelphia-based curator Annabelle Rodriguez-Lawton, professor of Art History.
Through July 31
The ~curARTorial LAB @ Crane Arts Old School
1417-25 N. 2nd St. (Philadelphia)

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Renewed Urban Studio Tent
Join alums Andy Walker MFA '10 (Painting) and Andy Heisey MFA '10 (Ceramics) as they build the Renewed Urban Studio Tent (RUST) to help create awareness of such urban issues as pollution and abandoned houses. Bring small recyclables (old wood, glass bottles, etc.) to be placed in slag cement that will form the skin of this unique structure. When complete, RUST will serve as an artist studio and the work created inside will be on exhibit at the Mt. Airy Art Garage in November. More info >>
Build Dates: August 1 - 3, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Opening Reception: August 3, 6 - 8 p.m.
Vacant Lot at 313 S. Broad Street (next to Broad Street Ministries)

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Artist As A Filmmaker Series: 'Vertigo'
UArts and the Philadelphia Film Society present the final film in the "Artist As A Filmmaker" series: "Vertigo" by Alfred Hitchcock. When first released, "Vertigo" received unfavorable reviews from critics, but has gone on to become a classic psychological thriller and the film that helped define Hitchcock's career. Tickets are only available the day of the show at the door for $5. Complimentary access for Philadelphia Film Society members and University of the Arts students and faculty (with proper ID).
August 8, 7:30 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium

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Pre-College Summer Institute
The Pre-College Summer Institute is a four-week, immersive program for high school juniors and seniors that includes classes in Art, Media + Design, Dance, Music, Theater and One-Week Commuter Intensives.
Through August 4

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Girls On Film: New Paintings by Kate Perkins
As part of the Summer of Love 2012 Exhibition Series at the ~curARTorial LAB, "Girls On Film" presents a new series of paintings by UArts alumna Kate Perkins BFA '12 (Painting/Drawing) that examines the relationship between painting and the moving image, the feminine in narrative and pop culture. The show is curated by UArts faculty member and Philadelphia-based curator Annabelle Rodriguez-Lawton, professor of Art History.
Exhibition: August 3 - 31
First Friday Opening Reception: August 3, 5 - 9 p.m.
Second Thursday Reception: August 9, 5 - 9 p.m.
The ~curARTorial LAB @ Crane Arts Old School
1417-25 N. 2nd Street, Studio 3A (Philadelphia)

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18th Annual MFA Summer Lecture Series
The MFA Program in Studio Art continues its 18th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists and curators through August 7. Lectures are free and open to the public.

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 Ars Medica collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she was responsible for acquiring, researching and developing "Art, Medicine and the Human Condition," an exhibition that traveled to 20 countries after opening at the PMA.
August 7, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

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New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed to help students make a smooth transition into college life and to the University of the Arts in particular. NSO is a fun-filled and enlightening time where students learn practical skills, experience Philadelphia sights and sounds, and get to know classmates and faculty.
Undergraduate NSO: August 23 - 29
Graduate NSO: August 28

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Painting Is History
A group exhibition featuring work by Fine Arts Senior Lecturer Charles Browning and artists the Chadwicks, David Fertig, Joe Fig, Valerie Hegarty and Steve Mumford. While the practices of these artists vary greatly, they are united by their interest in the traditional use of painting to record history.
Through August 10
Winkleman Gallery
621 West 27th Street, New York City

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

Erin Boyle: Two Moms, Three Boys and Two Dogs
UArts alumna Erin Boyle MFA '05 (Studio Art) 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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