THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 25 - March 3, 2013
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Spring Break Building Hours
The building schedule for Spring Break (March 11 - 15) is as follows:
- Academic Buildings: Closed on Monday, March 11 and Friday, March 15.
- Academic Buildings: Normal operating hours with the normal access protocol after hours on Tuesday, March 12, Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14.
- Residence Halls: Open.
- There will be no access to any of the academic buildings on the days they are closed.
- If there are special events scheduled for a building, the building will be open for those events.
- Dining Services will be posting hours of operation.
- University of the Arts identification is required for admittance to any academic building on Monday, March 11 and Friday, March 15. IDs should be up to date with a current-year sticker on the back of the ID. If the sticker is not current, the card holder will not be admitted. An up-to-date sticker can be obtained from the office of Student Financial Services, 2nd floor, Hamilton Hall.
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Student Screening
In observance of National Eating Disorder Awareness week, February 24 - March 2, the University of the Arts is offering an anonymous screening for eating disorders to all UArts students. There are also screenings for depression, anxiety and other related disorders. Visit mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/UARTS to take the screening online. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Hainstock, director of Counseling, at 215-717-6614.
Deadline Extended for Edna Andrade Summer Travel Scholarship
The deadline for the 2013 Edna Andrade Summer Travel Scholarship has been extended to March 14. Awarded in memory of late Painting professor and Op Art artist Edna Andrade, the $4,000 scholarship is given to a College of Art, Media & Design junior for study abroad. Mailed application packets must be received no later than 5 p.m. on March 14. Read more >>
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)
Blick Double Discount Days
It’s Double Discount Days at Blick Art Materials, from Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. Save an extra 10 percent on top of your everyday Preferred Card discount. This event is a Preferred Customer exclusive. Students can sign up for free with a valid student ID.
2nd Edition of Former CPA Dean's Book Released
Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition by Rick Lawn, former dean of the College of Performing Arts, has just been released by Routledge. An integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses, Experiencing Jazz immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing the music within a larger cultural and historical context. Lawn is a composer, author, performer and educator who has devoted nearly 40 years to jazz education, scholarship and creative work.
UArts Professor Compares Rihanna to Princess Di in 'Sunday Times'
Rihanna is the new Princess Diana, argues University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies Camille Paglia in the February 17 issue of The Sunday Times of London. And Rihanna noticed. After finding a copy of the newspaper outside her London hotel room, the singer tweeted her delight at the comparison to her 28+ million Twitter followers. Read an excerpt of the article >>
Theater Alumna Featured in 'Philadelphia Daily News'
Jennifer Childs BFA '90 (Theater) and her theater company 1812 Productions were featured in the February 20 issue of the Philadelphia Daily News. The story follows Childs' career from an aspiring Shakespearian actor to co-founder of and leading lady at Philly's all-comedy theater. Read the article >>
At the Helm: Women Filmmakers
The School of Film presents "At the Helm: Women Filmmakers," a visiting artist program with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The new program will kick off with producer/director Barbara Attie, who will present the master class, "Barbara Attie: Twenty Years of Art and Activism." The class is free and open to the public and the University community, but there is limited space and pre-registration is required. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. A screening of Attie's documentary "Mrs. Goundo's Daughter" and a Q&A with the filmmaker follows. More info >>
Master Class: February 27, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1408
Screening and Q&A: February 27, 8 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Paradigm Lecture Series: Photographer/Alumnus Phil Jackson
Phil Jackson BFA '08 (Photography) will speak as part of the Paradigm Lecture Series, presented by the Photography program. The Brooklyn-based traveling skateboarder and photographer recently completed working as the photo editor for FDR Skatepark: A Visual History (Schiffer, 2012), a 170-page book comprising submissions from over 25 photographers - himself included - and spanning the park's 15+ year history. Jackson will speak about the trials and tribulations of the collaborative book-making process, with a book signing to follow. More info >>
March 6, 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Vincent van Gogh Seminar: Professor Emeritus Michael Rossman
Former Foundation faculty member and Professor Emeritus Michael Rossman presents a four-week seminar on Vincent van Gogh at the Barnes Foundation. Using the range of van Gogh's paintings in the Barnes, students will explore the artist's application of the principles of drawing, spatial depiction and color harmonics, as well as his creative vitality and experimentation. General admission: $300; Barnes members: $270. Register online or by calling 215-278-7300.
March 11 and 18, April 1 and 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
School of Music Performances
Vocal Department Performance
Recital by faculty and students in the Vocal Performance program.
February 27, 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.
Matt McAndrew, Vocalist
March 1, 7 p.m.
Khrista White, Vocalist
March 1, 8 p.m.
Josh Nussbaum, Guitar
March 2, 7 p.m.
Sean Marks, Saxophone
March 2, 8 p.m.
Philadelphia Wind Symphony
The Philadelphia Wind Symphony (PWS) welcomes music lovers of all ages to "Winds of the World," the second concert of its 2012-13 season. Join Dr. Kraig Williams, director of Bands at Rutgers University, who will take the podium for this musical adventure around the world. For the first time on its program, PWS features its very own Andrew Lesser performing Martin Ellerby's Clarinet Concerto. Featuring other wind band works by Nelson, Bryant, Grantham, Grainger, Marquez, Kalinnikov and Sousa. Tickets: $10 general admission, students $5 at the door or online.
March 3, 3 - 5 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
The Music of Thad Jones
Concert honoring Vanguard Orchestra alumni Earl Garner and Bill Pusey, with faculty guest artists Chris Farr BM '94 (Saxophone), MAT '95 (Music Education) and Randy Kapralick, featuring the UArts "Z" Big Band, Rick Kerber Tribute Ensemble, LaSalle High School, Cherokee High School and Camden Creative Arts High School Bands. More info >>
March 4, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Brind School Presents 'Winterset'
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts presents Maxwell Anderson's poetic verse drama, directed by Assistant Professor Richard Stoppleworth. A landmark in American drama, "Winterset" is inspired by the famous trial of Sacco and Vanzetti, in which two Italian immigrants with radical political beliefs were executed. More info >>
February 28 - March 3
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 email@example.com.
School of Film Spotlight Series
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.
Ellen Marcus: From Lucky Charms to Acts of Paint
Painter/illustrator/animator Ellen Marcus will share her adventures and experiences from working in a professional animation studio in Chicago to comic books, illustration and gallery painting. Topics include commercial studio animation process, freelance contracts, what to do when you're not animating, and a presentation of animation.
More info >>
February 26, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Sequential Art: Have You Seen This Yet and Why Not?
Successful Philadelphia sequential artists Terry LaBan and Mark Robinson BFA '01 (Animation) talk about their work, how it is viewed and distributed, and why you really want to see it. Sequential art bridges the gap between an individual illustration and an animated film with firm legs on both cliffs. It is an interesting world to live in.
More info >>
March 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Corzo Center Presents 'Healthcare for Artists, Freelancers and Entrepreneurs'
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists present "What You Were Afraid to Ask But Need to Know: Healthcare for Artists, Freelancers and Entrepreneurs." Learn about local options in healthcare insurance for artists, freelancers and entrepreneurs, including new affordable options, tax credits, subsidies and federal programs. Presented by Jim Brown, national director of Health Services at the Actors Fund with experience in the arts, social services and the insurance industry. Free for UArts students and alumni (ID required); $10 for CFEVA members; $12 for general public. Payment by cash or check at the door. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-546-7775 x11.
February 28, 6:15 - 8 p.m.
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 class on March 13. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
February 27, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203
Summer Fellows Program
Looking to gain professional experience in a creative field? Eager to develop skills, diversify your resume and work alongside UArts alumni? Apply to be a Summer Fellow! The Summer Fellows Program, administered by the offices of Career Services and Alumni & Parent Relations with the support of UArts alumni and institutional sponsors, provides opportunities for high-achieving UArts students to gain meaningful experience in a creative field during summer break. Selected Fellows are matched with a UArts alumni host, who invites them into his or her workplace for one, four or eight weeks. These well-seasoned professionals provide opportunities for fellows to observe, engage and practice their classroom skills in the working world. For program details, a list of possible placements and the online application, log onto the Portal. From the main menu, go to Offices and Services > Student Affairs > Career Services > Summer Fellows Program. All application materials are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013. Questions? Contact Julie Woodard, Internship & Career Advisor, at email@example.com or 215-717-6076.
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.
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
In Consideration for My Actions While President of the United States
This solo exhibition by artist Craig Pleasants is sponsored by the Multidisciplinary Fine Arts program. The show features a broadside created by Pleasants, using 19th century technology - wooden type set by hand, a four-foot print hand-rubbed with a bamboo-leaf barren. More info >>
Exhibition: Through February 27
Closing Reception: February 27, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
The Art of Jessica Hische
Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, type nerd and secret web designer best known for her personal projects, obsession with cats and occasional foul mouth. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a Forbes magazine "30 under 30" in art and design, as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print magazine's "New Visual Artists." More info >>
March 18 - May 17
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 >>
Through March 15
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 >>
Through March 1
Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)
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 >>
Through March 15
Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)
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 >>
Through March 22
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