THIS WEEK @ UARTS: Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Advising for Spring 2013
Faculty: Sign Up for Digication Workshops
Call for Proposals: Course Stories
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NEWS
Performance by International Students Opens Visiting Artist Exhibit
Illustrator/Alumnus Inducted into American Academy
Rosenwald-Wolf, Faculty Exhibits Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
More News >>

EVENTS
Senior Dance Concert
Brind School Presents 'Stage Door'
Lecture: HIV Educator/Motivational Speaker Scott Fried
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Various Galleries
Sol Mednick Gallery
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Advising for Spring 2013
Advising for Spring 2013 continues through Wednesday, November 7. Related information and materials are located on the Registrar's website. Follow the links on the left to access information about course offerings, registration and to locate forms. Students will receive their registration appointment date and time in an email from the Office of the Registrar in the next two weeks. If you have any questions about advising, please email us at registrar@uarts.edu.

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Faculty: Sign Up for Digication Workshops
During the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters, faculty will be able to explore Digication, a course management and e-portfolio system that will replace Sakai in Fall 2013. To prepare, the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Digication Committee are providing introductory workshops. Seats are still available for the E-Portfolio Workshops on Wednesday, October 31, 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. or Thursday, November 8, 2:30 – 3:50 p.m.; or the Course Management Workshop on Tuesday, November 6, 2:30 – 3:50 p.m. Faculty should RSVP to Assistant Provost Krishna Dunston or reserve a seat for any of the fall workshops.

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Call for Proposals: Course Stories
The Center for Teaching and Learning committee invites faculty to participate in its fall Course Stories symposium Assessment Re-Imagined to be held in November. This is one of several events the CTL sponsors to provide an opportunity for dialog among the faculty about how our students learn and how we teach them. Guidelines for proposals can be found on the CTL website. If you have any questions about the symposium or this invitation, feel free to contact the committee at teaching-learning@uarts.edu. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Acrylic Armageddon @ Blick Art Materials
Blick Art Materials Philadelphia will be hosting "Acrylic Armageddon," a canvas battle open to area schools who are invited to assemble teams to compete for a $500 Blick gift card. Each team will be given a large canvas and a limited amount of time to create an original collaborative work of art based on the theme "The End of the World." Guests to the event will be treated to music and free food. The battle begins at 2 p.m. on November 17. Don't miss out!

Blick is excited to provide support to the University of the Arts through a partnership that brings exciting opportunities, events and discounts to the University community throughout the year.

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NEWS

Performance by International Students Opens Visiting Artist Exhibit
To celebrate the opening of visiting artist Sabrina Small's "Messengers of Memories" exhibit, Je Seok Koo '13 (Multimedia) and Reshma Anwar '15 (Dance) will present a collaborative multimedia dance performance. The reception and performance will take place on Friday, November 2 from 5 – 8 p.m. in the Levitt Foyer Gallery in Gershman Hall. The show, presented by International Student Programs at UArts, will be on display through November 30. Read more >>

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Illustrator/Alumnus Jerry Pinkney Inducted into American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Award-winning children's book illustrator Jerry Pinkney '60 (Advertising Design) has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious honorary societies. The ceremony was held October 6 at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Pinkney's awards include a Caldecott Medal for The Lion & the Mouse, five Caldecott honors, five "Best Illustrated Books" awards from The New York Times, five Coretta Scott King Awards and four Coretta Scott King Honors. Read more >>

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Rosenwald-Wolf, Faculty Exhibits Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
"Rose Wylie: After Daphne"” currently running in the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery through November 20, and "Three or Four Clouds," a solo exhibition of photographs by UArts Adjunct Professor and alumna Eileen Neff BFA '72 (Painting), on display through October 27 at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia, were both featured in the October 21 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read the article >>

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Graphic Design Professor Awarded Imagery Grant
Graphic Design Assistant Professor Rachele Riley has been awarded a grant from the GeoEye Foundation for the use of high resolution satellite imagery of the Yucca Flat valley of Nevada – the site of experimental, post-World War II nuclear detonations – to further her "Evolution of Silence" project. A creative investigation into the dramatic transformation of Yucca Flat, the multi-dimensional project includes a web-based archive, installation and publication that present an exploration of a restricted landscape, and a visual mapping and interpretation of its destruction. More info >>

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EVENTS
Senior Dance Concert
Senior Dance majors perform in a variety of styles.

October 31, November 1 & 2, 8 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

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Brind School Presents 'Stage Door'
Ferber and Kaufman's 1936 backstage comedy is a love-letter to the American theater, set in a boarding house for actresses in Manhattan filled with eager young women willing to do anything – starve, run away from home, divorce, sleep around, sell out – to get ahead in the theater. Will you recognize your own hopes and fears, heartaches and triumphs in their stories? More info >>

November 1 – 4
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 jmacmillan@uarts.edu.
 
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Lecture: HIV Educator/Motivational Speaker Scott Fried
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a keynote lecture by Scott Fried, an HIV/AIDS educator and motivational speaker. The lecture will focus on topics such as sexual responsibility, dating and transmission of HIV, among others. Fried uses himself as Exhibit A, as he begins each lecture with the story of how he got infected with HIV in 1987 at the age of 24.

October 31, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
 
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Open Office Hours with President Buffington
Members of the University community are invited to meet with President Sean Buffington on a first-come, first-served basis regarding any subject they wish to bring to his attention. More info >>

November 5, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
November 8, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
President's Office
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor

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Group Lecture: Your Personal Hang-Ups Tag Team Slapdown
The University community is invited for light refreshments and conversation with Crafts faculty members Don Miller and Sarah Martin and other wood artists who will present recent works and projects. The group lecture, featuring artists participating in the Center for Art in Wood exhibit "Your Personal Hang-Ups," precedes the opening of the show.

Lecture: November 2, 1 – 4 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, Room 316
Exhibition: November 2 – February 2
Opening: November 2, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia

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Vocal Department Performance: Salute to the Grammys
Voice students perform Grammy Award-winning songs ranging from jazz to pop to r&b.

November 14, 7 – 9 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Lecture: Print on Demand for Creative Users
Presented by the Photography program and Blurb, a print-on-demand publisher. Blurb's "Photographer at Large" Daniel Milnor will walk students through what Blurb actually is, how it works and how it can be empowering to students and their creative industry careers. Physical books, e-books and the latest rich-media books will be covered and explained in the context of an artist's or student's publishing workflow. Other topics include building an audience for a book, using the Blurb bookstore and the realities of making books in the print-on-demand world. Free admission.

October 31, 11:30 a.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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RUST 3: Exhibit, Workshop and Panel
Urban environmentalists/artists Andy Walker MFA '10 (Painting) and Andy Heisey MFA '10 (Ceramics) continue their quest to raise awareness of urban waste with the third version of their Renewed Urban Studio Tent (RUST). RUST 3 opens at the Mt. Airy Art Garage on November 10 with music, films and food. The next day will feature a "How to Create Art Out of Refuse" workshop and a panel discussion titled "Artists Taking Back Philadelphia – Brick by Brick" featuring Walker and Heisey; Gary Steuer, Chief Curatorial Officer, City of Philadelphia; and Shari Hersh and Dre Urhahn from Philly Painting.

Exhibition: November 10 – December 8
Opening: November 10, 6 p.m.
Workshop: November 11, 10 a.m.
Panel: November 11, 2 p.m.
Mt. Airy Art Garage

11 West Mt. Airy Ave., Philadelphia

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The Corzo Center Presents:
Artists & Entrepreneurs Lecture Series

The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with GoodCompany Group present "How To Be Memorable – Build an Early Brand": Learn what it takes to build a product, service, or self-brand that stands the test of time. Michelle Pujadas, founder and co-CEO of Zer0 to 5ive marketing agency, is an award-winning professional who specializes in developing strategic marketing and communications programs. Free for UArts students, alumni and the general public. Seating is limited, registration required. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.

November 1, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13

Philly DoGooder Video Hackathon Event Kick-Off

The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts with the School of Film and School of Design present "Telling Stories and Doing Good." The DoGooder Hackthon brings filmmakers and non-profits together to storyboard a two-minute film, and then produce it within 10 days. Filmmakers get to know people in the non-profit community and have a chance to win partnerships, support and other prizes. Participation is limited, registration required. Requirements and additional details >>

November 2, 2 – 5 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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Free Lunchtime Yoga
This popular free lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council is suitable for all levels and open to faculty, staff and students. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Classes are held weekly on Wednesdays through December 5. There will be no class on October 24 or November 21.

October 31, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203
 
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IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

Rose Wylie
Rose Wylie is an English septuagenarian painter whose theatrical and expressionist canvases have recently gained critical acclaim. Wylie often takes ideas from recent film stills and art history and has been influenced by artists as diverse as Philip Guston and Jean-Michel Basquiat. More info >>
Through November 20

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Various Galleries (Hamilton Hall, Anderson Hall, Gershman Hall, Crane Arts)

All At Once: MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition 2012
Fourteen MFA in Studio Art graduate students will be featured in the 2012 thesis exhibition "All At Once," which will run in galleries in Hamilton, Anderson and Gershman halls, as well as at Crane Arts. The show will include work that spans painting, sculpture, installation, interactive electronic media, video and performance by artists hailing from across the U.S., the Middle East, Asia and Africa. More info >>

Exhibition: November 23 – December 14
Opening Reception: November 30, 6 – 9 p.m.

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Graham Howe: Color Theory

Inspired by textbooks on the theory of color photography, Graham Howe undertook to recreate and test the veracity of the so-called governing principles of the medium. His findings, though sometimes humorous and spuriously unscientific, nonetheless lead us to believe that there is often more to photo-science than meets the eye-ball. Ducks (all lined up), edible things, rocks, baseballs, Egyptian pyramids and the nude demonstrate how color can be used (and abused) in photographic practice. More info >>

November 2 – December 7

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6th Floor Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Mary Smull: Manual Autonomy

Curated by MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking candidates Sarah Hulsey '13 and Erin Paulson '13, "Manual Autonomy" presents two rule‐based needlepoint projects by Philadelphia artist, former UArts lecturer and alumna Mary Smull BFA '95 (Crafts). These works take needlepoint craft kits and deliberately subvert many of the original intentions of the kit, exploring the complicated relationship between hobbyist craft and fine art. More info >>

October 29 – November 16

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

Isa Barnett '43 and Ivan Barnett '69: Generation to Generation
An exhibition in tribute to the distinguished Philadelphia/Santa Fe artist and illustrator Isa Barnett DIPL '43 (Illustration), presented by his artist son Ivan BFA '69 (Illustration). Isa is remembered as an esteemed and influential teacher at UArts. More info >>

Through November 26

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Graduate Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)

Graduate Student Art Exhibition

Through November 23

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Levitt Foyer Gallery (Gershman Hall, 3rd floor)

Sabrina Small: Messengers of Memories
International Student Programs at the University of the Arts welcomes artist Sabrina Small back to her native Philadelphia with "Messengers of Memories," an exhibit that explores the energy and unique vision Small acquired while living abroad. The opening reception will feature a multimedia dance performance by Je Seok Koo '13 (Multimedia) and Reshma Anwar '15 (Dance) and Mara Flamm, director of International Student Programs, will host a free and open-to-the-public artist talk and luncheon. More info >>

Exhibition: November 2 – 30

Opening Reception: November 2, 5 – 8 p.m.
Artist Talk and Lunch: November 7, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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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 >>

Through November 16

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

The Photo Review: Best of Show

"Best of Show" is the annual collaborative effort between the Photography department at the University of the Arts and The Photo Review, an independent journal of photography founded in 1976. This annual exhibition gives the public the opportunity to view the juried work featured in The Photo Review's 2012 competition issue. More info >>

November 2 – December 7

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