THIS WEEK @ UARTS: August 20 - September 2, 2012
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Please join us for the 2012 Opening Meeting, featuring a welcome from President Sean T. Buffington and Provost Kirk E. Pillow, as well as deans' presentations and a performance of excerpts from "Barbie Blended," a new musical written, directed and performed by Ira Brind School of Theater Arts students and alumni. A reception will follow.
August 29, 4 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
- There will be no after-hours access to any of the academic buildings on the days they are closed.
- If there is a special event scheduled in a building, the building will be open for that event.
- Dining Services will be posting its own hours of operation.
- University of the Arts identification is required for admittance to any building. IDs should be up to date with a current-year sticker on the back of the ID. If the sticker is not current, the card holder will not be admitted. An up-to-date sticker can be obtained from the office of Student Financial Services in Hamilton Hall on the 2nd floor.
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 can learn practical skills for being a successful college student-artist, experience first hand Philadelphia sights and sounds, and get to know classmates and faculty.
Undergraduate NSO: August 23 - 29
Graduate NSO: August 28
Back-to-School Sale at Blick Art Materials
Blick Art Materials is holding its annual Fall Back-to-School sale now through October 7, with discounts on canvases, easels, brushes, paints and more during Blick's largest sale of the year. Download a coupon for more in-store savings. Students: Enter in store at Blick Art Materials for your chance to win a 2012 Scion iQ. You could win the car and UArts could win $5,000 in art supplies. See details in the store.
Brind School Faculty, Alumni Top List of Barrymore Nominees
Faculty and alumni from the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts topped the list of nominees for the 2012 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, announced August 16 by the Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia. Winners will be announced in October. Nominees include faculty members Jackie Goldfinger, Rosemary McKelvey, Eric Ebbenga and Forrest McClendon, and alumni Justin Jain BFA '04 (Acting) and Pete Pryor BFA '90 (Theater). Read more >>
Graphic Design Grad Volunteers at Olympics
Vuong Tong BFA '08 (Graphic Design), who is currently studying for his master's degree in Innovation Management at Central St. Martins College in London, responded to a call for volunteers at the Summer Olympics and ended up having the experience of a lifetime. In addition to being a catering staffer at rehearsals, he also served as a marshal for the opening and closing ceremonies, ushering in athletes from the U.S., North Korea and Micronesia. Read more >>
Quay Brothers' Exhibit Opens at MoMA
Timothy Quay BFA '69 (Illustration) and Steven Quay BFA '69 (Film), the identical twin experimental stop-motion animators better known as the Quay Brothers, have just opened a new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City titled "Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets." The show, which runs through January 7, 2013, was praised in the August 10, 2012, issue of The New York Times. Read more >>
Faculty Grant Takes Art Ed Professor to West Africa
Dr. Teresa Unseld, associate professor of Art and Design Education at the University of the Arts, recently returned from Ghana, West Africa, where she spent four weeks on a project funded by a Faculty Development grant. The project included developing and implementing a summer visual arts program for children at In My Father's House, a local orphanage in Arbor. Read more >>
Multimedia Alum's Brisket Adventures Gain National Attention
Dan Delaney BFA '08 (Multimedia) keeps racking up the shout-outs for his innovative project, BrisketLab, a sold-out BBQ recipe development series taking place at various pop-up locations throughout NYC that will culminate in the opening of BrisketTown this fall. The most recent praise comes from The Washington Post, which calls the VendrTV host "a fanatic - one of those types whose rock-hard devotion to the cause makes others want to follow him in hopes that he'll show them the light." More BrisketLab press >>
Alumni Turn Urban Waste Into Artist Studio
Andy Walker MFA '10 (Painting) and Andy Heisey MFA '10 (Ceramics) have turned trash into treasure by building the Renewed Urban Studio Tent (RUST), a temporary artist studio built entirely out of found, reclaimed and recycled materials. The self-contained, stand-alone studio space is available for artists to use until August 28. Work created inside RUST will be on exhibit at the Mt. Airy Art Garage in November. Read more >>
School of Music Grad Opens Unique Ice Cream Shop
What do you get when three musicians start experimenting with ice cream flavors? Little Baby's Ice Cream, a unique shop co-founded by School of Music grad Martin Brown BM '04 (Trumpet), MAT '05 (Music Education) that recently opened its world headquarters in the Fishtown section of Philadelphia. Read more >>
2nd Annual PartTime Job Fair
Looking for a part-time job? Come learn about on-campus work study jobs as well as off-campus employment. Co-sponsored by Career Services and Student Financial Services.
September 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall
UArts Libraries Open House
Stop in for food and fun: there will be give aways, resource tables, art-making, button-making and more. Take a tour (12 p.m., 1 p.m. or 2 p.m.) and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card. Check your UArts email for more details.
August 29, 12 - 2 p.m.
Greenfield Library, Anderson Hall
Brind School Presents 'The Walls' at Live Arts Fest/Philly Fringe
A scholarly young woman must confront the issue of her mother's untimely death and the possible consequences of her own complicated inheritance in this time-bending play about the elusive nature of madness. The Philadelphia premiere of a provocative drama from a prize-winning Chicago playwright exploring the links between identity, creativity and non-conformity. By Lisa Dillman, directed by Brind School faculty member Amy Feinberg. More about "The Walls" >>
August 31 - September 2 (preview performances for UArts community)
September 6 - 9 (Live Arts Fest/Philly Fringe performances)
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.
Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe
Founded in 1997, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe supports artists and brings the world's newest and most cutting-edge cultural experiences to the city, amplifying the vibrancy of Philadelphia as a renowned cultural center and an unparalleled place to live, work and visit.
September 7 - 22
School of Music Faculty Members Perform
Somers Point Jazz Society presents the 2012 Summer Jazz Series featuring the Tom Giacabetti Trio playing the music of Pat Metheny. Band members include School of Music faculty members Tom Giacabetti on guitar, Craig Thomas on bass and Joe Nero on drums. Free Admission, donations welcome.
August 26, 8:30 - 10 p.m.
Gregory’s Restaurant and Bar
Somers Point, N.J.
Girls On Film: New Paintings by Kate Perkins
As part of the Summer of Love 2012 Exhibition Series, "Girls On Film" presents a new series of paintings by recent 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.
Through August 31
1400 N. American Street (Philadelphia)
The Romantic Impulse
"The Romantic Impulse, Part II: Currents in Contemporary Art" features work by Fine Arts Senior Lecturer Charles Browning. This is the concluding and second half of "The Romantic Impulse" exhibition, which focuses on its aesthetic influence on contemporary art.
Through August 31
Gross McCleaf Gallery
127 South 16th Street (Philadelphia)
In the Landscape: Donna J. Wan
Photographer Donna J. Wan investigates our compulsion to pursue nature, often from a vantage point at the end of a paved parking lot, and the effect such dichotomies may have on us. In Wan's digitally printed color photographs from medium-format color film negatives, the viewer is invited to change places with the humanity at the edge of nature.
Through September 14
Architectural Conditions: Larry Mitnick and Kenneth Fifer
Visual artist, architect and faculty member Larry Mitnick and poet Ken Fifer, professor of English and former division head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Penn State University (Berks campus), present an exhibition of their collaborative project to use poetry and collage to explore shared architectural conditions. More info >>
Exhibition: August 22 - September 28
Reception, Discussion and Poetry Reading: September 6, 5 - 7 p.m. (CBS Auditorium)
The Fighting Season: Louie Palu
"The Fighting Season" refers to a well-known time of year in Afghanistan when the warm, late-spring weather provides conditions and resources ideal for fighting Afghan-style guerilla war through autumn. Canadian photographer Louie Palu photographed the conflict in Afghanistan over a five-year period. This exhibition features prints and excerpts from his personal diaries, drawn from three bodies of work.
Through September 14
Dave McKenzie: Everything's Alright, Nothing's Okay!
Video works by UArts alum Dave McKenzie BFA '00 (Printmaking). More info >>
Exhibition: August 22 - September 28
Opening Reception: September 7, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Lecture: September 27, 1 p.m.
President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)
Where I Am Right Now: Carol Moore Retrospective
"Where I Am Right Now" comprises selected works from Associate Professor Carol Moore completed since 1982 to the present - whether locating herself through writing and drawing in her studio or in whatever emotional or physical landscape she inhabits. More info >>
Exhibition: Through October 5
Fall Reception: September 7, 3 - 5 p.m.
Hamilton Galleries (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)
Lester Goldman: Selected Paintings and Drawings
UArts alumnus Lester Goldman (1942-2005) received his BFA at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) in 1964 and also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Iowa University, Aspen School of Contemporary Art and Indiana University, where he received his MFA in 1966. From 1966 to 2005, he taught at the Kansas Coty Art Institute, where he was professor of Painting. More info >>
Exhibition: Through September 28
Reception: September 7, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th floor)
Cryptofauna: The Art of Chris Buzelli
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Chris Buzelli moved to New York City and began his career as an illustrator. His paintings have appeared in many publications, including Rolling Stone, TIME, Playboy and The New York Times. Buzelli has collaborated on many projects for design firms and advertising agencies. He also shows his work in various galleries throughout the U.S. and teaches once a week at RISD and SVA. More info >>
Exhibition: September 17 - November 16
Reception: October 18, 3 - 3:30 p.m.