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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. This year's edition spotlights the work of two renowned alumni artists: glass artist Dan Dailey BFA '69 (Crafts) and illustrator Jerry Pinkney DIPL '60 (Advertising Design).
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Preview Party: April 10, 5 – 8 p.m. (admission charge)
Public Sale: April 11 – 13, 12 – 5 p.m. (free admission)
Blick's Back-to-School Sale
Students: kick start 2013 with Blick Art Materials' Winter Back-to-School Sale. Blick welcomes the new year and the new semester with deals and big savings. Find your class supplies, back-to-school basics, planners and more in store. The sale runs through February 24.
Liberal Arts Professor Defends Recess on NPR
Anna Beresin, associate professor of Liberal Arts, was a featured guest on the January 7 edition of local NPR affiliate WHYY's "Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane." The play researcher, Recess Access founder, and Recess Battles and The Art of Play author discussed the latest debate over "What's happened to recess?" Listen to the program >>
'Harvard Business Review' Features Illustration Alum
Ivan Barnett BFA '69 (Illustration), owner of Patina Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M., is featured in the January 7 issue of Harvard Business Review. Read the article >>
Faculty Member/Alumna Exhibits in Group Show
Liberal Arts Adjunct Assistant Professor, Academic Advisor and alumna Michele C. Kishita BFA '97 (Painting), MFA '10 (Painting) is exhibiting six of her recent paintings in the group show "Homeland: Contemporary Approaches to Contemplating the Landscape."
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Exhibition: February 2 – April 2
Reception: February 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Drawing Room Gallery
5 Suburban Avenue, Cos Cob, Conn.
Local Conn. Paper Interviews Sculpture Alumnus
Alvin Sher BFA '64 (Sculpture) was interviewed in the January 6 issue of local Connecticut newspaper The Day. The Philadelphia native, who now lives in Niantic, Conn., talks about his work and how he became a sculptor. A solo show of his work is currently on exhibit through January 26 at the Sculptors Guild DUMBO Gallery in Brooklyn. Read the article >>
Philly in the News
Philadelphia has been all over the headlines recently: The Philly Fourth of July Jam and VH1 announced a partnership that will allow viewers nationwide to watch a live broadcast of America's largest free concert; uwishunu.com, the city's official tourism blog, put out a list of the "13 Reasons You'll Want To Be in Philadelphia in 2013"; and Philly's Old City neighborhood was named one of America's Top 12 ArtPlaces.
Brian Sanders' JUNK Hosts Annual Snowball
JUNK, the dance company of assistant professor and alumnus Brian Sanders BFA '92 (Modern Dance), hosts "Snowball," a unique winter benefit. Highlights include a special sneak peak performance of JUNK's new 2013 holiday show, a silent auction, an indoor snowball fight, awards for most creative "winter white" attire and most "fairytale" jewelry, and winter-inspired cocktails. Tickets are $35 – $150 per person and are available online or at the door. More info >>
VIP Reception: 7 p.m.; General Admission: 8 p.m.
Student Affairs is sponsoring free tickets for students to the area's best exhibitions and performances. There are 20 tickets available for each event. To sign up and obtain tickets, visit Student Affairs in Gershman Hall, Room 311. Questions? Contact Mara Flamm, director of International Students Programs, at 215-717-6621.
January 26, 8 p.m.
Enjoy a sound so powerful it has positioned Red Baraat in its own utterly unique and enviable class. With joy and audacity, this nine-piece dhol 'n' brass powerhouse has subsumed a plateful of global inﬂuence, fused it and is now exporting it, Brooklyn-style, to the world.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street
Optional meet-up at 7 p.m. in Gershman Lobby
February 1, 8 p.m.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Since its first performance in 1958 led by the trailblazing Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has forever changed the perception of American – and modern – dance.
NYC Trip: The Whitney Museum of American Art + MOMA
Meet at 8:45 a.m. at 30th Street Station
April 18, 8 p.m.
BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company, unites world-class choreographers with an outstanding company of professional dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion and grace.
Open Office Hours with President Buffington
Members of the University community are invited to meet with President Sean T. Buffington on a first-come, first-served basis regarding any subject they wish to bring to his attention.
Monday, January 28, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor
Fame, Fortune, Fun & Freedom: Why We Design
A talk with Ken Carbone BFA '73 (Graphic Design) and Leslie Smolan BFA '75 (Graphic Design), founding partners of the Carbone Smolan Agency and authors of the just released book, "Dialog": What Makes A Great Design Partnership. Moderated by Alina Wheeler BFA '70 (Illustration) and hosted by the University of the Arts Alumni Association, AIGA Philadelphia, DesignPhiladelphia and the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, Carbone and Smolan will provide a behind-the-scenes look at their process, their favorite projects and the defining moments in the development of their firm. More info >>
January 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater, Terra Hall
Panel Discussion: The Legacy of Lenore Tawney
Held in conjunction with the "Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For" exhibit in the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery featuring paper-focused work by the late artist Lenore Tawney (1907–2007), a leading figure in the contemporary fiber arts movement. Moderated by Sid Sachs, director of exhibitions at UArts, panelists include Jack Lenor Larsen, dean of Modern Textile Design, founder of LongHouse, Honorary Doctorate, University of the Arts; Kathleen Nugent Mangan, director of the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation; Dr. Suzanne Hudson, assistant professor, University of Southern California; and Warren Seelig: artist, UArts distinguished visiting professor of Crafts. More info >>
January 24, 2 – 4 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For
The University of the Arts presents an exhibition by the late artist Lenore Tawney (1907–2007), a leading figure in the contemporary fiber arts movement. Presented in conjunction with the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, the exhibition will feature her paper-focused pieces. The Maryland Institute College of Art, Tawney's alma mater, is hosting a complementary exhibition under the same title featuring her line-based objects. More info >>
Exhibition: January 17 – March 2
Panel Discussion: January 24, 2 – 4 p.m., CBS Auditorium
Opening Reception: January 24, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Proyecto Callejero: I & II
The Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative at the University of the Arts presents two monumental sculptures by artist Miguel Antonio Horn. Curated by UArts Sculpture Shop Supervisor Lewis Colburn, Horn's "Street Project" exhibit is on display on the two platforms facing Broad Street in front of Hamilton Hall. More info >>
Through January 28
Juliette Conroy: Disintegration
Photo exhibit by fine art photographer Juliette Conroy.
Through February 8
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
Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)
Marcellus Shale Documentary Project
A joint project with the Gershman Y featuring photographers Noah Addis, Nina Berman, Brian Cohen, Scott Goldsmith, Lynn Johnson and Martha Rial; curated by Laura Domencic, director of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. This exhibit is also on display at the Open Lens Gallery in Gershman Hall. More info >>
Through February 8
Gallery 224 & President's Office (Anderson and Hamilton Halls)
MFA Book Arts and Crafts/Fibers Exhibition
Held in conjunction with the "Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For" exhibit in the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (above) featuring paper-focused work by the late artist Lenore Tawney (1907–2007), a leading figure in the contemporary fiber arts movement. This exhibit features work by UArts students in the MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking and Crafts/Fibers programs, who have each created a piece in response to Tawney's work. More info >>
Exhibition: January 22 – February 8
Opening Reception: January 24, 5 – 7 p.m.