THIS WEEK @ UARTS: December 10, 2012 - January 6, 2013
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This is the final issue of ThisWeek@UArts for the Fall 2012 Semester. The next issue will be sent on Monday, January 7, 2013. For inclusion in the January 7 issue, please submit your news, announcements and events to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, January 3, 2013.
Winter Break/January Building Hours
Academic buildings close at 10 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2012, and will be fully closed through Tuesday, January 1, 2013. The University re-opens on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, with limited building hours. The University will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 21, 2013. All normal building hours will resume on the first day of the Spring Semester on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Full schedule >>
Art Unleashed 2013: April 10 - 13
Save the date for Art Unleashed 2013, taking place April 10 - 13 in Hamilton Hall. The University's largest fundraiser, Art Unleashed helps raise money to support the Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund with an exhibition and sale of artwork from talented students, faculty and alumni. A preview party is set for April 10, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m.; the public sale and exhibition runs April 11-13 from noon to 5 p.m. More info >>
Design and Technology Student Portfolio Presentation
The University community is invited to the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts' Design and Technology Student Portfolio Presentation on Monday, December 10. Work will be on display from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Caplan Studio Theater on the 16th floor of Terra Hall. Stop by for a look at the DT students' work. Snacks and soda will be provided.
Support UArts Alumni on Etsy
Still need to buy some last minute gifts? Support UArts alumni by doing your holiday shopping on their Etsy sites! The Career Services Office has created a Pinterest board of alumni Etsy pages. If you are a UArts alum with an active Etsy shop and want to be included on our Pinterest board, please send your name and Etsy URL to email@example.com.
Blick Demo Days & Holiday Sale
Blick Art Materials is offering a free block printing demo on Saturday, December 15, highlighting custom gift wrap. While in store, check out Blick's Holiday Sale, offering savings on thousands of items now through December 24.
myUArts Mobile App Now Available
The University of the Arts has launched the myUArts mobile app for iPhone and Android. Stay connected to UArts with a faculty/staff directory, news, maps, dining hall menus, alerts and more. iPhone users can download the app here or launch the App Store and search for "myUArts." Android users can launch Google Play and search for "myUArts."
Photo Alumna Pens 'NY Times' Article
An article written by Deborah Willis BFA '75 (Photography) about pioneering photographer Gordon Parks was featured in The New York Times. The story, which appeared in the November 30 issue for the centennial of Parks' birth, focuses on his work as a fashion photographer. Read the article >>
Alumna/Staffer Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
OTIS staff member Mira Sophia Adornetto BFA '00 (Printmaking/Book Arts), co-founder of the Philly Seed Exchange, was featured in the December 7 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The story highlights the "unusual enterprise, which offers local, naturally pollinated, heirloom vegetable seeds and some flowers to other gardeners for free." Read the article >>
Students, Staff Volunteer at Annual Clean-Up Day
On Saturday, December 1, UArts students and staff volunteered as part of the Washington Square West Civic Association’s annual clean-up day. Aaron Bell ’16 (Musical Theater), Cody Freeman, Arthur Harris-Eze ’16 (CAMD), Kelsey Holley ’15 (Dance), Bianca Lott ’16 (Animation), Joi McNeil ’16 (Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology), Beto Santana, Nijel Taylor ’14 (Graphic Design), Jamie Weinberg ’16 (Illustration), Alexis Williams ’15 (Writing for Film/Television), Lucy Wood ’16 (Vocal Performance) and Kristie Wuttke ’16 (CAMD) gave up a few hours of their Saturday – during finals – to sweep streets and rake leaves. The project, organized by Student Life Coordinator Casey Sharkey, was also attended by Student Life Director Kathleen Embleton, Student Conduct Coordinator Sara Kupferer, Residence Life Coordinator Bridget Irelan and Dean of Students Greg Nayor.
Philly on List of 'Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2013'
Philadelphia is ranked No. 4 in travel publisher Lonely Planet's "Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2013." "Forget the cheesesteaks and tri-corner hat," LP's editors and experts say it's because Philly is becoming an "art capital." Read the article >>
Artist As A Filmmaker Series: Fallen Angels
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 "Fallen Angels" directed by Kar Wai Wong. More info >>
December 12, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
Multimedia Senior Studio Capstone Presentations
The University community is invited to the Multimedia program’s Senior Studio Capstone Presentations. Seniors will present their research and development projects from their first semester studies, ranging from motion graphics, documentaries, websites, social media campaigns and custom musical instruments. Feedback and insights on the projects to further their development is welcome.
December 11, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band Concert
Instrumental Performance majors in the Rick Kerber Tribute Band perform contemporary big band jazz arrangements from the country's foremost big band arrangers as well as original arrangements by School of Music faculty members.
December 10, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Fall 2012 MA Thesis Defense
Presented by the department of Art + Design Education.
December 12, 12 - 4 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Faculty/Staff Holiday Party
Fill your spirit with the warmth of the season and share your holiday cheer with friends and colleagues.
December 13, 5 - 7 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater
Terra Hall, 16th floor
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.
December 11, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
December 13, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor
Alumni Exhibit at Crane Arts
Alumni Holly Smith BFA '11 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts), Charlette Hove BFA '12 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts) and Robert Curry BFA '11 (Film/Video) present their first post-graduate show OPHELIA:2012 in the Project Room at Crane Arts. Sponsored by the curARTorial LAB, the show is a collaborative film and photography installation by their Third Sunday Films venture. More info >>
Exhibition: Through January 17
Opening Reception: December 13, 5 - 9 p.m.
1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia
Digication Training for UArts Staff
Sponsored by Staff Council and the Digication Committee. Digication is a course management and e-portfolio system that will replace Sakai in fall 2013. In addition to its use by faculty in managing class materials and assignment submissions, it can be used to manage groups, share resources, post announcements, or as an embedded page on the UArts Portal. Specialized training will be offered to staff. To ensure access, please RSVP to Krishna Dunston at x6389.
January 8, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
January 9, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
January 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1113
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 >>
Through December 14
Georgia Deal & Graham Watson
The MFA Book Arts/Printmaking department welcomes visiting artists Georgia Deal and Graham Watson MFA '07 (Book Arts/Printmaking). Georgia Deal, head of the Printmaking department and a professor at Corcoran College of Art and Design, is a printmaker, book artist and papermaker whose work is included in numerous national and international collections. Graham Watson is a book artist and photographer who draws inspiration from the natural sciences, music and design. More info >>
Through December 14
The Art of Brian Cronin
Born in Dublin, Brian Cronin is one of the most sought-after illustrators in America. His work has been shown in countless exhibitions in New York and in the U.K., Italy, Switzerland and Japan, and in several cities throughout Ireland. Cronin's work ranges from commercial drawings, commissioned by such prestigious publications as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and Time, to personal pieces exploring subconscious manifestations of the human condition. More info >>
Through March 1, 2013