THIS WEEK @ UARTS: January 28 - February 3, 2013
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UArts Names 3 New Members to Board of Trustees
The University of the Arts has named Howard Belk BFA '81 (Graphic Design), Jeffrey R. Seligsohn and Laurie Wagman to its Board of Trustees. Belk is co-president, CEO and CCO of Siegel+Gale, a global strategic branding firm. Seligsohn is a founding partner of SSH Real Estate, one of the largest full-service commercial real estate firms in the Philadelphia region. Wagman is the founder and chairman of American Theater for Youth, Inc., an educational organization that presents professional theater to school students as an extension of classroom curriculum.
Art Unleashed 2013: April 10 - 13
Art Unleashed, taking place April 10 - 13, is the University's largest fundraiser, raising 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). More info >>
Preview Party: April 10, 5 - 8 p.m. (admission charge)
Public Sale: April 11 - 13, 12 - 5 p.m. (free admission)
School of Music Alum Nominated for 2 Grammys
School of Music alumnus Clayton Reilly BM '06 (Trumpet) has been nominated for two Grammys with his production team Phatboiz. The songwriting nods include Best Urban Contemporary Album for r&b artist Miguel's "Kaleidoscope Dream" and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for neo-soul singer John Legend's "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)." Read more >>
UArts Celebrates Launch of Creative Writing Program with Poetry Slam
To celebrate the launch of the brand-new BFA in Creative Writing program, the University of the Arts is hosting its first Poetry Slam. This juried event is open to high school juniors and seniors, who will have the chance to show off their creative writing talents by reading their work for family, friends and peers. Free and open to the public. More info >>
February 12, 6 - 8 p.m.
Barnes & Noble (1805 Walnut Street)
Harvard Film Archive to Feature Professor Peter Rose
The public film program at the Harvard Film Archive presents "The Poetic Semiotics of Peter Rose," an evening of short films and videos by School of Film Professor Peter Rose. The screening will take place on Monday, February 18 at 7 p.m. at the HFA's theater in Cambridge, Mass. Rose will be on hand to discuss his work. Read more >>
Crafts Senior's Winning Carpet Design in Production
Production of the floral carpet design by Teresa Percontino '13 (Crafts), first-place winner of Langhorne Carpet Company's inaugural Morrow Design Competition held last April, is underway. The carpet featuring her winning design will be showcased at this year's Philadelphia Flower Show, taking place March 2 - 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Read more >>
Creative Writing Professor's Essay Featured in 'Good Housekeeping' Magazine
A nonfiction piece by Elise Juska, Liberal Arts faculty member and Creative Writing program director, appears in the February issue of Good Housekeeping magazine. The essay focuses on her grandparents' World War II love letters and their enduring relationship.
Work by Crafts Professor/Alumna Featured at Eastern Illinois University
Work by Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 (Book Arts/Printmaking), associate professor of Crafts and head of Fibers at the University of the Arts, is featured at Eastern Illinois University's Tarble Arts Center in Charleston, Ill. On display through February 24, "Symbiosis: An Installation by Mi-Kyoung Lee" was created on site during her residency there at the beginning of January. Read more >>
UArts Students, Staff Participate in MLK Day of Service
In honor of this year's Martin Luther King Day of Service, University of the Arts students and staff joined forces with the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association to help prepare the South Philadelphia High School Gardens. Over 40 students participated in this event and helped the community by picking up trash, painting the garden walls and laying down mulch. Read more >>
Graduate Information Sessions
Join us for the chance to learn more about UArts' master's degree programs, meet program directors, faculty, current students and alumni, and get information about applying and financial aid. Following the information sessions, you're invited to tour your department's studios and facilities, and see work by current students and alumni.
Reserve your seat >>
Industrial Design: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Art Education: 7 - 8 p.m.
Music Education: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Studio Art / Book Arts: 8 - 9 p.m.
Passport to World Cinema Series: 4SOME
Presented by the School of Film and the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), the "Passport to World Cinema" monthly film series features the past year's strongest cinema from around the globe. This month features "4SOME," the hilarious sex comedy from renowned Czech director Jan Hrebejk. Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both UArts ID holders and PFS members. More info >>
January 31, 7:30
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
Scott Fried Lecture: AIDS, Love and the Secret Life of College Students
The University community is invited to attend a special lecture by HIV educator and motivational speaker, Scott Fried. A performing arts professional, Fried has danced professionally, performed off-Broadway and appeared on TV's "Guiding Light." He has been speaking internationally for more than 18 years and understands first-hand the culture of sex, hook-ups and HIV. For more information, please contact Casey Sharkey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 30, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
Free Lunchtime Yoga
The popular free lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council is suitable for all levels and is open to faculty, staff and students. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Classes are held weekly on Wednesdays through May 15. There will be no classes on February 20 and March 13. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
January 30, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203
February 1, 7 p.m.; February 2, 3 p.m.
Arts Bank Theater
A Frontier, As Told by the Frontier
January 31, 7 p.m.; February 2, 7 p.m.
Arts Bank Theater
Philly Young Playwrights
February 2, 12 p.m.
Arts Bank Theater
All Brind School productions are FREE to the University community, but 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.
Student Activities Fair
All students are encouraged to check out the Spring Student Activities Fair on January 29. Students will have an opportunity to learn more about UArts Student Organizations and the Office of Student Life, as well as sign up to be a part of the action! Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Casey Sharkey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 29, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall
Research with Human Subjects Presentation
Presented by Karen Mitchell, director of the Office of Sponsored Research at the University of the Sciences; sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Provost's Office. This workshop will give an overview of the ethical foundation and applicability of the regulations and discuss the three basic protections described in the Department of Health and Human Services regulations. The goal is to give UArts faculty, staff and students an understanding of the regulatory requirements and the considerations when conducting research with human subjects. We will also discuss the regulatory requirements for an institutional committee for the protection of human subjects.
February 13, 11:30 a.m.
Refreshments available at 11:15 a.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall, 8th Floor
Staff Cabaret Performance & Exhibition
Staff members are invited to share their talents with the University community at this annual event sponsored by Staff Council. Artists, both visual and performance, are encouraged to participate. Visual artists (painters, sculptors, illustrators, media artists), fill out this form and return to Cori Crooks by Monday, February 4. Performance artists (actors, singers, dancers, musicians, poetry reader, etc.), fill out this form and return to Chris Vereb by Monday, February 4. A dress rehearsal/sound check for all performers is scheduled for Thursday, February 7 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Reception: February 8, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Performances: February 8, 6 - 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition: February 8 - 22
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Paradigm Series: Ann Arbor Film Festival
The School of Film presents the Paradigm Series, which brings visiting filmmakers, writers and animators to campus to present their work to both public and University audiences. The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, established in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The AAFF is a pioneer of the traveling film festival tour and each year presents short film programs at more than 35 theaters, universities, museums and art house cinemas throughout the world.
February 12, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Corzo Center Presents:
New Start, New You: 12 Steps in 12 Months
Workshop co-presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with Women's Business Center. Learn from women experienced as business owners and network with local entrepreneurs. Part one of a 12-part certificate program. Learn everything you need to know to begin your business by year's end. Please bring a notebook, laptop, or tablet to the workshop. Presented by Judi Rhee Alloway, director of the Women's Business Center and considered one of the top women innovators by the U.S. State Department. Free for UArts students, alumni, staff and faculty; $20/person for the general public. RSVP by email to email@example.com.
January 31, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13
Creating a Personal Brand: Self-Promotion Know-How
Lecture presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Learn how celebrities, designers, writers, artists, performers and others use personal self-promotion to brand themselves. Presented by Rakia Reynolds, founder of Skai Blue Media, a full-service lifestyle PR agency with clients including local politicians, restaurants, boutiques and business improvement districts. By appointment, one-on-one consulting with Ms. Reynolds is available. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
February 7, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13
Lean Startup Machine Philadelphia
Co-sponsored by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Lean Startup Machine is a competitive, three-day workshop, where you will learn how to turn ideas into entrepreneurial successes and apply Lean Startup methodologies. Bring your team, pitch an idea, or work with others. Meals included. UArts students, alumni, staff and faculty: there are a limited number of discounted tickets available.
General admission >>
February 8 - 10
Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship
3225 Arch Street
Student Affairs is sponsoring free tickets for students to the area's best exhibitions and performances. Tickets are still available for the NYC museum trip. 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.
The Whitney Museum of American Art + MOMA
Meet at 8:45 a.m. at 30th Street Station
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
Digication Training for Faculty
During the spring 2013 semester, you 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 for both the course management and e-portfolio components so you can begin to experiment. In the spring 2013 semester, we will continue to offer introductory workshops and more specific workshops. RSVP here or to Assistant Provost Krishna Dunston.
2013 Edna Andrade Summer Travel Scholarship
There's still time to apply for the 2013 Edna Andrade Summer Travel Scholarship, a $4,000 award given to a College of Art, Media & Design junior for study abroad. The scholarship is awarded in memory of late Painting professor and Op Art artist Edna Andrade, a beloved UArts teacher and mentor who died at the age of 91 in 2008. Mailed application packets must be received by Friday, February 15, 2013, no later than 5 p.m. More info >>
KimmelSTIX: $10 Student Tickets
KimmelSTIX is a members-only connection for $10 student tickets to select Kimmel Center and Broadway performances. Members receive periodic email notifications about $10 ticket offers for shows like "Keyboard Conversations with Pianist Jeffrey Siegel," an ultra-romantic, pre-Valentine's Day "Russian Rapture" concert on February 4 at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets online with your KimmelSTIX promo code, pay NO service fees and get the best available seating! Open to high school, college and graduate students, ages 17 to 30, with a valid student I.D. card. Register now >>
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 >>
Through March 2
Between Pages: Lenore Tawney in the Greenfield Library
Created to complement the "Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For" exhibit in the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, this display was assembled by library staff members Casey Murphy BFA '09 (Crafts) and Mary Louise Castaldi and features realia, library collection highlights, and a biographical timeline created using Tawney’s fiber. The realia is part of a generous donation from the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation.
Through March 2
Amera Tamran: Islamic Pattern Art
Saudi-born artist Amera Tamran MFA '13 (Studio Art), MA '12 (Art Education) presents her most recent 3D Islamic pattern work. In her art, Tamran seeks to reflect art history in all of her works, but at the same time produce artwork that is sensitive to contemporary trends. She does so by borrowing ideas from artists from various art periods and combines them in each piece she creates. More info >>
Exhibition: Through January 30
Reception: January 28, 5 p.m.
Juliette Conroy: Disintegration
Investigating everyday occurrences, photographer Juliette Conroy explores dust, one of the most elemental and ever-present aspects of our lives. Over a number of years, Conroy photographed the dust that had settled on her windowsills, contemplating its emotional corporality outside of the physicality. More info >>
Through February 8
Hamilton & Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)
Artists Ourselves: Delaware College of Art and Design Faculty & Staff Exhibition
An exhibition of work by 21 Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) faculty and staff members, ranging from paintings to photography, and sculpture to mixed media.
Through February 28
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 >>
Through February 8
Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th floor)
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 >>
Exhibition: Through March 1
Public Presentation: February 14, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Reception: February 14, 3 - 3:30 p.m.
Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)
The Garden: Artist Books from the Korea Book Art Association
The MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program presents an exhibition featuring creations by South Korean book artists, curated by Kunyoung Chang MFA '13 (Book Arts/Printmaking) and Charissa Schulze MFA '13 (Book Arts/Printmaking). More info >>
Through February 8
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 Domenic, 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