THIS WEEK @ UARTS: September 3 - 9, 2012
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New Appointment Takes Former Dean to UAE
Congratulations to Steve Tarantal, professor of Illustration and long-time dean of the former College of Art and Design (now the College of Art, Media and Design), who has accepted an appointment for the coming academic year as interim and founding dean of the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Tarantal will oversee the organization of existing BAs in art and design and the development of new BFAs and MFAs. Zayed University's College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, with campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, will be the first college of the visual arts in the UAE.
Disability Services Now Office of Educational Accessibility
Disability Services has changed its name to the Office of Educational Accessibility (OEA). This new name reflects currently accepted best practices in the field and more accurately represents the work of the office and the services it provides to students. While the services provided have not changed fundamentally, there will be some changes in how faculty interact with Educational Accessibility and a few added services for students. More information >>
School Store Hours
The School Store will start regular semester hours today, Tuesday, September 4. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Tuesdays until 6:30 p.m. We will also be open the first two Saturdays of the semester, September 8 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To avoid long lines, books can be preordered and paid for online by visiting schoolstore.uarts.edu.
Building Hours for 2012/2013 Academic Year
Anderson Hall, Hamilton Hall, Merriam Hall and Terra Hall are now open daily from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m. Building hours for all other facilities are posted on each building. There will be no after-hours access to these academic buildings, which will be closed nightly from 2 a.m. until 8 a.m. Hamilton Hall evening hours are primarily to allow late access (until 2 a.m.) to the CAMD Furness studios in the back of Hamilton Hall. The front entry to Hamilton will close at 8 p.m., but the Furness studios will be accessible through the Pine Street entry. Beginning 30 days prior to the end of each semester, these buildings will be open with 24-hour access to accommodate end-of-semester work. The start date for 24-hour access will be announced mid-semester. Hours for holidays will be published as they occur. If the University is closed, academic buildings will be closed, with no access allowed. Residence halls will be open 24 hours, with closures announced as applicable.
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.
Sculpture Alum Is Mars Rover Driver
Frank Hartman BFA '92 (Sculpture) took his fine arts degree a long way after graduating from the University of the Arts - all the way to Mars. The Pittman, N.J., native, who now calls NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories in California home, spends his days boldly going where no one has gone before: driving the rover Curiosity across the surface of the Red Planet, as he has for the past eight years with the rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Read more >>
Professor Presents Paper on Eye-Tracking at London Conference
University of the Arts Professor Slavko Milekic presented a paper titled "Using Eye- and Gaze-Tracking to Interact with a Visual Display" at the Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2012) conference held recently in London. The paper is an overview of his research on potential uses of eye-tracking technologies and features the work of UArts students (now alumni). Dr. Milekic holds a U.S. patent for an original way of using eye-tracking to interact with visual displays, with UArts as a patent license holder, making it the University’s first research patent. Download the paper >>
Faculty Member/Alumna Featured on WHYY's 'Friday Arts'
Liberal Arts Senior Lecturer and alumna Justyna Badach BFA '94 (Photography) will be featured on WHYY-TV's "Friday Arts" program airing September 7 at 8:30 p.m. The September episode, which will focus on Badach's award-winning "Bachelor Portraits" series, will also be screened as part of WHYY's second annual Connections Festival, being held September 6 - 9 on the Delaware riverfront. The UArts community is invited to attend this special "Friday Arts" preview and celebration event that will also include live performances and a chance to meet the producers of the Emmy-winning WHYY production. Read more >>
September 7, 7 - 9 p.m.
Race Street Pier
2 Exhibits by Sculpture Professor Open This Week
Sculpture Professor Jeanne Jaffe has had a busy summer in the studio and has two exhibitions opening this week. "Four Quartets," an exhibition of new work by the Philadelphia-based artist, opens September 7 and runs through October 21 at Marginal Utility (319 N. 11th Street), with an opening reception on Friday, September 7 from 6 to 11 p.m. You can also join Jaffe on Saturday, September 8 for a Sculpture Park Event at Abington Art Center (515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, Pa.) from 1 to 5 p.m. Her work "Fairy Tales Revisited: Mirror, Mirror" is on display in the Sculpture Park through November 30, 2013.
'Philadelphia Inquirer' Features School of Music Faculty Member
Faculty member Michael Johnson, a lecturer and music technology supervisor in the School of Music, was featured in the August 17, 2012, issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The article highlights how Johnson's one-man band Ape School records with the University's Moog synthesizer, one of the first four analog synthesizers designed by Dr. Robert Moog in 1965. Read the article >>
Continuing Studies Fall Information Session
Take the first step in learning about Continuing Education courses and the new "Essentials" and "Professional" certificate programs. Every program has a clear learning outcome: secure a new position, transition into a new industry or keep technical skills current. Attendees will be eligible to receive a 10% discount on one new fall 2012 CE course registration (new students only; no retroactive refunds will be given). RSVP by Friday, September 14 to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-717-6095.
September 19, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Presentations at 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, 9th floor
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
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" >>
September 6 - 9
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. 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 email@example.com.
Swell: Julianna Foster
Faculty member and alumna Julianna Foster's new exhibition "Swell" depicts a fantastic event that allegedly occurred last year in a small coastal town. As the story goes, a nor'easter was forming in the Atlantic Ocean from the remnants of a hurricane when several residents reported seeing something they had never witnessed before - and have never seen since. Foster teaches in the University's Photography program and MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program, where she received her MFA in 2006. A member of Vox Populi since 2006, "Swell" is her fourth solo exhibition.
Exhibition: September 7 - 30
Opening Reception: September 7, 6 - 11 p.m.
Gallery Talk: September, 16, 3 p.m.
Vox Populi Gallery
319 N. 11th Street (Philadelphia)
Artists & Entrepreneurs Lecture Series
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts with GoodCompany Group present "Artists & Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: When You Know You Have a Good Business Idea." Richard Binswanger is an entrepreneur and teacher working on new approaches to creativity and innovation. Founder of Innovadium, a program to support teaching innovation to children, he will discuss how to narrow the gap between a good idea and a good business idea. Time for Q&A will follow the program. This program is linked to a workshop on Sept. 15 to allow a deeper dive into the subject. Lecture attendance is required for those interested in the Sept. 15 workshop (admission is by application and fee with limited seating). This lecture is free for UArts students, alumni and the general public. Seating is limited, registration required. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
September 13, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13
Brind School Faculty, Students, Alumni, Star in 'New Jerusalem'
Faculty and staff from the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts star in Lantern Theater Company’s production of "New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656." A remount of last year's wildly successful show, "New Jerusalem" features Sam Henderson BFA '99 (Acting) as Spinoza and Jake Blouch BFA '09 (Acting) as Simon de Vries; costumes by faculty member Maggie Baker and scenic design by faculty member Nick Embree; and technical work by Sungwon Kim BFA '12 (Design/Tech), Radha Vakharia '13 (Design/Tech) and Karly Tufenkjian '13 (Design/Tech).
Through September 23
Lantern Theater Company
10th and Ludlow Streets, Philadelphia
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
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.
Lester Goldman: Selected Paintings and Drawings
Late UArts alumnus Lester Goldman BFA '64 (Painting) [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.
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.
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.
Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)
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. More info >>
Through September 14
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
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. More info >>
Through September 14
Arronson Gallery (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)
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: Through September 28
Reception, Discussion and Poetry Reading: September 6, 5 - 7 p.m. (CBS Auditorium)