THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 11 - 17, 2013
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School Store Announces Online Alumni Gallery, Shop
The University of the Arts School Store is excited to announce an online shop dedicated to the display and sale of alumni artwork. Submissions – from photography and ceramic vessels to hand-made scarves and anything in between – are now being accepted for the launch of the Artist Gallery in spring 2013. Alumni submitting work must download, fill out, and return both the Online Loan Agreement and the W-9 form. Submit your work >>
Free and Confidential Rapid HIV Testing and STI Screening
Free and Confidential Rapid HIV testing and STI (sexually transmitted infection) screening will be available in Student Health Services every other Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and late night from 6 to 10 p.m. (location TBA) starting February 20. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Come and take advantage of this potentially lifesaving resource. Testing takes 10 to 30 minutes. To schedule an appointment, contact Health Services, located at 306 Gershman Hall at 215-717-6230 or email@example.com.
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)
MID Students to Compete in Fox Design Challenge
Graduate students in the Master of Industrial Design program will compete in the Fox Design Challenge, set to take place February 15 – 19. The annual student competition is organized by the Center for Design+Innovation at Temple University's Fox School of Business in collaboration with UArts and Philadelphia University. Read more >>
Alumnus/Faculty Member Illustrates Cover of '3x3 Magazine'
An illustration by award-winning illustrator, UArts lecturer and alumnus Jonathan Bartlett BFA '07 (Illustration) graces the cover of this month's issue of 3x3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration. Bartlett, who was tasked with creating a cover with the theme "the education of the illustrator," was also interviewed for the feature story. Read more >>
Professor's Sculpture in Group Exhibit at NYC Gallery
"Column III," a wood, stone and brass sculpture by Associate Professor of Art Diane Pepe, is included in the group exhibit "Bound," presented by the Women's Caucus for Art at the Phoenix Gallery in New York City. The exhibit, which runs through February 23, was juried by Cora Rosevear, associate curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. A reception is scheduled for February 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. More about the exhibit >>
Renowned Artist/Alum Jerry Pinkney Presents Illustrated Talk
Renowned illustrator Jerry Pinkney DIPL '60 (Advertising Design) presents "The Underground Railroad Through the Eyes and Art of Jerry Pinkney," an illustrated program featuring his works of art depicting the brave men, women and children who seized their freedom by way of the Underground Railroad. A question-and-answer session, book signing and art table for kids will follow the presentation, which takes place February 24 at 1 p.m. at the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia.
Design Project by MID Students on NewsWorks
A public conversation design project by grad students Jordan Shade MID '14 (Industrial Design) and Vrouyr Joubanian MID '14 (Industrial Design) was recently featured on WHYY's NewsWorks. The students set up a temporary installation – a car windshield and pens – in City Hall's central courtyard, where the public was invited to share their feelings about Philadelphia's Live Stop program, which impounds cars with expired registrations or inspection stickers. Read the article >>
Dance Alumna's Show Featured in 'Pittsburgh Magazine'
Artist, choreographer and UArts alumna Staycee Pearl BFA '86 (Dance) was featured in the February 2013 issue of Pittsburgh Magazine. The article spotlights "…on being…," the latest show by the Pittsburgh native's STAYCEE PEARL dance project. Read the article >>
"Z" Big Band Concert
Instrumental Performance majors in the "Z" Big Band perform traditional and contemporary big band jazz, as well as original compositions and arrangements.
February 19, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Performances by seniors in the School of Music take place in Caplan Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.
David Dugan, Saxophone
February 20, 8 p.m.
Jamie Gallagher, Vocalist
February 22, 7 p.m.
Jordan McCree, Drums
February 23, 7 p.m.
Anthony DeCarlo, Guitar
February 23, 8 p.m.
Free and open-to-the-public juried event celebrating the launch of the brand-new BFA in Creative Writing program. The Poetry Slam offers local high school juniors and seniors the chance to show off their creative writing talents by reading their work for family, friends and peers. The jury includes members of the Creative Writing faculty at UArts. More info >>
February 12, 6 – 8 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Faculty and staff are invited to a University Forum hosted by President Sean T. Buffington. The forum will feature a panel presentation by UArts faculty who have undertaken cross-disciplinary collaborative projects together. Panelists will talk about their projects and what they learned from the collaborative process.
February 20, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
DesignPhiladelphia Lecture: The Resourceful City
DesignPhiladelphia and the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy present "The Resourceful City: How Cities Flourish Despite Constraints." Diana Lind, executive director and editor-in-chief of Next City, looks at cities that developed unusual responses to their financial, spatial, or social constraints and became paragons of design, culture and creativity. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
February 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Student Organization Presents 'Taste of Broadway Cabaret'
Blurring Edges, a student-run cabaret organization focusing on collaboration and creativity that provides artistic opportunities to students, presents "Taste of Broadway Cabaret."
The story utilizes one song from every show currently playing on Broadway and is told through a narrative cabaret format. Tickets are free, with a suggested donation of $5. For tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 21, 9 p.m.
February 22, 8 p.m.
February 23, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Laurie Beechman Cabaret, Arts Bank Theater
School of Film Spotlight Series: Ann Arbor Film Festival
The School of Film presents the Spotlight Series, which brings visiting filmmakers, writers and animators to campus to present their work to both public and University audiences. This month features the Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF), 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 for the Creative Economy Events
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with the Empowerment Group. "Entrepreneur Bootcamp" is an interactive, three-part workshop providing a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur – how to plan, develop, budget and market your ideas. Free for UArts students and alumni; register at corzocenter.ticketleap.com. $240 for the general public; register at email@example.com.
Orientation: February 12, 6 – 8 p.m.
Class 1: February 19, 6 – 9 p.m.
Class 2: February 20, 6 – 9 p.m.
Class 3: February 26, 6 – 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107
Is it a Business? The 10-Question Test
Lecture presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. After the "great idea," come the questions. Can you turn it into a product? Can you build a business around it? Can you make it sustainable? Participants will review the 10 key questions they need to think through before they invest their time (or money) pursuing a business idea. Presented by Garrett Melby, founder and managing director of GoodCompany Group, an incubator that supports entrepreneurs developing for-profit businesses with social impact. One-on-one consulting with Mr. Melby is available by appointment. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
February 21, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13
Philly DoGooder Award Night
Hosted by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with the School of Film and School of Design. Celebrate Philadelphia’s filmmakers and non-profit communities at the Philly DoGooder Award Night with Miss Pennsylvania, Philly ChitChat, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and dancing. Philly DoGooder brings filmmakers and non-profits together to produce two-minute films with a chance to win partnerships, support and other prizes. A limited number of free tickets are available for UArts students, alumni, faculty and staff. Enter promotional code CORZO at checkout. General admission: $25. Register >>
February 21, 7 – 10 p.m.
Medallic Sculpture Exhibition: Emerging Voices
An exhibition of medallic sculpture by the new generation and recent members of the USA Delegation of the Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) features a number of UArts alumni and current and former staff members. Exhibiting artists include Nathaniel Butler BFA '08 (Sculpture), Anne Cooper BFA '99 (Illustration), Sculpture Assistant Shop Supervisor Treyson Dunlap BFA '12 (Sculpture), Cory Espinosa BFA '12 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts), Lindsay Gilbert BFA '09 (Sculpture), Samantha Kanelstein BFA '11 (Sculpture), Rex Kalehoff BFA '04 (Sculpture), former President's Office staffer Jennifer Kanzler, Ronald Kustrup BFA '12 (Painting/Drawing), MAT '13 (Visual Arts) , Colin O'Neill BFA '09 (Sculpture) and Yumiko Tomobe BFA '02 (Printmaking/Book Arts).
Through March 23
Medialia … Rack and Hamper Gallery
335 West 38th Street, New York City
Brind School Presents DPP Senior Projects in Repertory
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts presents two projects in repertory by Directing, Playwriting & Production seniors: "Under Construction" by Brad Ogden and "Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them" by Elaina DiMonaco. More info >>
February 14 – 17
Caplan Studio 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passport to World Cinema Series: The Fifth Season
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 "The Fifth Season" by Belgian directors Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth. Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both UArts ID holders and PFS members. More info >>
February 21, 7:30
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman 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
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.
February 13, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203
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.
Richard C. von Hess Travel Fellowship and Scholarship
The Richard C. von Hess Travel Fellowship and Scholarship provides a full year’s tuition for the recipient’s senior year and $6,000 to complete a travel/study project during the summer between the junior and senior years. Open to Illustration and Painting juniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must have summer travel plans and show financial need. Mailed application packets must be received by Thursday, March 14, 2013, no later than 5 p.m. Questions? Contact Amanda Black, associate director of Student Financial Services, at email@example.com or 215-717-6137. Apply 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
Vaughn Hutchins: Light Off the Landscape
Working with the light falling through the centuries-old canopy of the coastal redwoods of Northern California and reflecting off the ancient walls of Yosemite Valley, Vaughn Hutchins transforms this light into images using large format cameras and the 19th-century photographic processes of carbon printing and platinum printing. As an important part of his life, Vaughn's triplet sons have also become part of his images as he explores the forms light creates as it is reflected off the landscape. More info >>
February 15 – March 15
The Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative presents "Between Space," an interactive sculpture and playground environment designed by architects Keith Hartwig and Nicholas Auman. The installation features a full-scale prototype of Hartwig and Auman's playground system, as well as models showing how the system could be scaled up to create an entire playground environment. More info >>
Exhibition: February 13 – March 22
Opening Reception: February 13, 5 – 7 p.m.
Hamilton Hall Lobby
Jayne Wexler: Nolita, 10012
"Nolita, 10012" is Jayne Wexler's BFA '83 (Photography) view of varied faces in the small, evolving Manhattan neighborhood where she has lived for 26 years. Deriving from "NOrth of Little ITAly," Nolita is sandwiched between SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy and the Lower East Side. More info >>
Exhibition: February 15 – March 15
Lecture: February 19, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Connelly Auditorium
Reception: February 19, 4 – 6 p.m.
Gallery One (Hamilton Hall, lower level)
An exhibition by grad student Zachary Pritchard MFA '14 (Studio Art) featuring brightly colored paper mache sculpture of varying sizes. The sculptures try to laugh off moments of anxiety, confusion, anger and violence in a nervous fashion. Each one depicts a subjective moment that exists to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life. More info >>
Exhibition: February 18 – March 1
Reception: February 22, 6 – 9 p.m.
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
Reception: February 14, 3 - 3:30 p.m.
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
Greenfield Library (Anderson Hall, 1st Floor Hallway Cases)
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