THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 4 - 10, 2013
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Drop/Add Deadline: Today @ 5 p.m.
The Drop/Add deadline is today, Monday, February 4, at 5 p.m. Students can log on to the UArts Portal to verify their schedule. Drop/add can be done on the Portal or in the Office of the Registrar. After the drop/add deadline, students must withdraw from a class, receiving a grade of W on their transcript. Please contact the Registrar with any questions: by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 215-717-6420, or in person in Hamilton Hall, 2nd floor.
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)
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
It's Blick Madness on Thursday, February 7. Enter for your chance to win a $275 Iwata Airbrush all day or a $25 Blick gift card every hour, on the hour. Also, don't miss out on exclusive one-day, buy-one-get-one-free deals.
Theater Professor Awarded Directing, Teaching Prize
Associate Professor Amy Feinberg, head of the Brind School's Directing, Playwriting & Production program, was recognized with two awards at the recent Region II Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). She received a plaque as director of the Brind School production "The Walls," selected to be performed at the festival, and was the recipient of the KCACTF's first Innovative Teaching Prize, co-sponsored with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Read more >>
Professor's Essay Featured in David Bowie Book
An essay on gender and decadence by Camille Paglia, University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, is included in the forthcoming book about music icon David Bowie. David Bowie Is (V&A Publishing/Distributed by Abrams), set for release in April, coincides with a major exhibit of the same name opening March 23 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
NewsWorks Features Project by Photo Faculty Member
"'Rest in Peace': Capturing the Aftermath of Gun Violence in Philadelphia," a project by Photography Master Lecturer Peter Tobia, was recently featured on WHYY's NewsWorks. Inspired by the "Rest in Peace" mural in Philly's Tioga/Nicetown neighborhood, the piece includes images taken at the December 5 funeral of a West Philly teen who was the city’s 310th homicide in 2012. Read the article and see the photos >>
Brind School Alum, Students, Faculty, Staff in Play at Walnut Street Theatre
Francesca Chappius '13 (Acting), Merri Rashoyan '13 (Acting), Robin Friend Stift '13 (Acting), Andrew Carroll BFA '12 (Acting), staff member Darin Dunston and Adjunct Assistant Professor Neill Hartley - all from the University's Ira Brind School of Theater Arts - are featured in the production of "Landscape of the Body," on stage March 7 - 31 at the Walnut Street Theatre. Read more >>
Liberal Arts Professor Presents Women's History Month Lecture Series
In honor of Women's History Month, Liberal Arts Professor Nancy G. Heller will present "Politics, Gender, Identity and Beyond," a four-part lecture series focusing on a diverse selection of 20th and 21st-century American women artists. The Saturday morning lectures will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on March 2, 9, 16 and 23 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' Historic Landmark Building. More info >>
Staff Cabaret Performance & Exhibition
Staff members are invited to share their talents with the University community at this annual event sponsored by Staff Council. The deadline to participate is today, Monday February 4. 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. Performance artists (actors, singers, dancers, musicians, poetry reader, etc.), fill out this form and return to Chris Vereb. 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
Corzo Center for the Creative Economy Events
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
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
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.
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. This month features 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
'100 Days Until Graduation' Celebration
February 6 marks 100 days until graduation! To celebrate, the Office of Student Life and the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations are bringing back the Big Shot for the class of 2013. The first 50 seniors to arrive will receive a free class of 2013 T-shirt. The Big Shot is a much-celebrated student tradition and you are encouraged to add to your class picture by bringing posters, fun attire, school spirit and department pride. Don't miss out on this opportunity; we hope to see the whole class of 2013 there! To receive more information about senior events, please join our Facebook group.
February 6, 11:30 a.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall
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
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 the 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: 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 6, 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
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
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.
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
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
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
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
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
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