THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 18 - 24, 2013

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Art Unleashed 2013: April 10 - 13
Free and Confidential Rapid HIV Testing and STI Screening
Live Drawing Event at Blick

NEWS
Alumni in Philly Artist Collective Exhibit
'Elle' Magazine Features UArts Professor Camille Paglia
Alumna Takes Recycling to a New Level
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EVENTS
UArts 'Imagination Block Party'
Third Space: Exhibition, Performance and Lecture Series
At the Helm: Women Filmmakers
More Events >>

OPPORTUNITIES
OppFest2013
Digication Training for Faculty

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Sol Mednick Gallery
Levitt Foyer Gallery
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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)
Hamilton Hall

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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. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Come and take advantage of this potentially lifesaving resource. Testing takes 10 to 20 minutes. Wawa gift cards will be raffled off. To schedule an appointment, contact Health Services, located at 306 Gershman Hall, at 215-717-6230 or healthservices@uarts.edu.

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Live Drawing Event at Blick
Blick Art Materials and Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, the world's premier alt-drawing movement, will host "Valley of the Bombshells," a live drawing event on Saturday, March 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. There is a $12 charge to participate. Contact the store directly for more details.

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NEWS
Alumni in Philly Artist Collective Exhibit
Philadelphia-based artist collective Phantom Hand presents "The Dead Cats of Civilization," an exhibition of the antiquated and obsolete. The show, on display through April 4 at Jinxed in Northern Liberties, features several UArts alumni, including Phantom Hand organizers and 2007 Illustration grads Sam Heimer, Anthony Pedro, Eamon Dougherty, Alex Eckman-Lawn and Julie Laquer. Read more >>

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'Elle' Magazine Features UArts Professor Camille Paglia
An opinion piece by Camille Paglia, University Professor of Humanities & Media Studies, is featured in the March 2013 issue of Elle. The magazine asked what some women think of the iconic book The Feminine Mystique, which is celebrating its golden-jubilee reissue. Read the article >>

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Alumna Takes Recycling to a New Level
As a scenic painter for film and theater, Karyn Gerred BFA '89 (Painting) saw a need to reuse the temporary set materials that were being discarded and ending up in landfills. Her answer: the Resource Exchange, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit creative reuse center she founded in 2009 to spur more sustainable practices within the local arts and entertainment industries. Read more >>

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Theater Alumni Star in Off-Broadway Show
Mara Jill Herman BFA '07 (Musical Theater) and Nicholas Park BFA '09 (Musical Theater) star in the upcoming production of "Mr. Irresistible," a brand new sci-fi musical comedy thriller by writer/director D'Arcy Drollinger ("Project Lohan," "Scalpel!"). Based on Aesop's fable The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, "Mr. Irresistible" uses video music, theater and dance to tell the story of a lonely woman who purchases a robotic lover in the hopes of finding happiness and validation in the world. The show runs March 28 through April 7 at La Mama E.T.C. First Floor Theatre in New York City.

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Studio Art Alum Exhibits at Group Show in Dubai
Acclaimed Emirati artist and UArts alumnus Mohammed Kazem MFA '12 (Studio Art) will display his work at "Soundless," a group exhibition that also features artists Cristiana de Marchi and Chittrovanu Mazumdar. The exhibit runs March 18 through April 4 at Empty 10 Art Gallery in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. More info >>

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EVENTS
UArts 'Imagination Block Party'
The University community is invited to transform Levitt Auditorium into a unique play space using Imagination Playground blocks. This fun, free event featuring live music by faculty member Manfred Fischbeck is sponsored by the Office of Student Life and is inspired by students in faculty member Anna Beresin's "Observing Children" class. On loan from the Franklin Institute, the all-blue, unusually shaped blocks connect together in endless ways, encouraging creative free play. More info >>
March 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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Third Space: Exhibition, Performance and Lecture Series
A series of exhibitions, performances and lectures presented by International Student Programs. All events take place in the Levitt Foyer Gallery in Gershman Hall.

Cultures Found, Cultures Lost: One Teacher's Global Experiences
An exhibit and lecture by Benjamin B. Olshin, associate professor of Philosophy/History of Science, who will speak about his many years of travel. More info >>
March 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Somewhere in Between: An International Collaborative Photo Exchange Exhibit
As a result of the amazing relationships exchange student Matt Moreland created with UArts students and faculty, he was inspired to design an exchange exhibition between photographers at his university, Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada, and University of the Arts students. More info >>
Exhibition: March 27 - 30
Opening: March 27, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m.
Poster Party: March 29, 8 - 10 p.m.

OtherWise: An International Exhibition
"OtherWise" celebrates the rich international perspectives of UArts students, faculty and staff. More info >>
Exhibition: April 5 - May 17
Opening: April 5, 4 - 7 p.m.
Lunch Opening: April 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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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 continues with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Robin Hessman, who will present the master class "The Relationship Between Filmmaker and Subject." 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 egoidel@uarts.edu to reserve your spot. A screening of Hessman's documentary "My Perestroika" and a Q&A with the filmmaker follows. More info >>
Master Class: March 20, 5 - 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1408
Screening and Q&A: March 20, 8 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Graphic Design Speaker Series
The Graphic Design Speaker Series features prominent graphic designers in diverse fields.

Mark Jamra & Anne Ghory-Goodman
Mark Jamra is an internationally recognized type designer and Ann Ghory-Goodman is an internationally recognized designer/photographer/educator. More info >>
March 19, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Ken Carbone
Ken Carbone BFA '73 (Graphic Design), founding partner of the award-winning Carbone Smolan Agency, will speak about the practice of drawing. More info >>
March 21, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Lecture: Music Professor Donald Chittum
Dr. Donald Chittum presents "Picasso and Stravinsky's Cubist Orchestration in 'The Rite of Spring.'" The School of Music professor will discuss the innovations that Picasso made in his early cubist period and illustrate how these influenced the orchestration of "Le Sacre du Printemps." Open to all members of the University community More info >>.
March 26, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Spotlight Series: Black Maria Film + Video 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 installment features the Black Maria Film + Video Festival, which stops at UArts on its annual tour. More info >>
March 27, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Corzo Center Events
Creative Incubator Grant/Wells Fargo Fellowship Orientation
The Corzo Center Creative Incubator Grant program provides support for UArts seniors and alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years interested in launching creative businesses or social enterprises. Funding includes grants up to $10,000 plus a mentor program that provides advice from entrepreneurs, lawyers, marketing mavens and business leaders. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com. The two sessions cover the same material and you do not have to attend both. Attendance at an orientation session is mandatory if you intend to apply for the Creative Incubator Grant. The deadline for Incubator proposals is Friday, April 26.
March 19,7 - 8 p.m. and April 6,1 - 2 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107

Lecture: How to Attract the Press
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. How to stand out, pitch and develop relationships with reporters, and how to get creative when marketing yourself and your work. 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 register, email gen@cfeva.org or call 215-546-7775 x11. More info >>
March 21, 6:16 - 8 p.m.
Gershman Hall Chapel

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Knowing Dance More Series: Nora Chipaumire
Presented by the School of Dance, "Knowing Dance More" is a series of lectures, conversations and informal showings led by important artists, theorists, scholars and curators in the international field of dance. This series seeks to bring into focus current issues within the production, performance and practice of dance works and will hopefully foster ongoing conversations about knowing dance (more). Curator Lauren Bakst will moderate a discussion with choreographer and performer Nora Chipaumire. More info >>
March 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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School of Music Senior Showcases
Performances by students in the School of Music take place in Caplan Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

Alex Ocko, Drums
March 20, 7 p.m.

Anders Lindfors, Drums
March 20, 8 p.m.

Liz Maier, Saxophone
March 22, 7 p.m.

Allegra DelRossi, Vocalist
March 22, 8 p.m.

Rosalie Marfuggi, Vocalist
March 23, 7 p.m.

Marybeth Christian, Vocalist
March 23, 8 p.m.

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Passport to World Cinema Series: the Angels' Share
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 Angels' Share," the crowd-pleasing new film from PFS alum Ken Loach ("Looking For Eric"). Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both UArts ID holders and PFS members. More info >>
March 21, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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Brind School Presents 'Legally Blonde'
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts presents the Tony and Drama Desk nominated musical, directed by Associate Professor Dr. Patricia Raine. The story, based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name, tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend. More info >>
March 27 - 31
Merriam 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 jmacmillan@uarts.edu.

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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.
March 19, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
March 20, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
President's Office
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor

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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. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
March 20 & 27, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203

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OPPORTUNITIES
OppFest2013
The Career Services Office invites students to attend OppFest2013 for a chance to meet employers and learn about opportunities, including internships, summer and full- and part-time jobs, freelance projects, community service and more; learn about positions in the arts and in other fields; share resumes and artwork samples or headshots with potential employers; visit the resume table for feedback and helpful information about writing and revising your resume; and visit the "Chat with Alumni" table to get career advice. Among the companies attending are Appel Farm Arts Camp, Bresslergroup, i-site, James Oliver Gallery, Joy of Movement Dance Center, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Please Touch Museum, Radio Disney, the Clay Studio, and others. Raffle for cool prizes and free snacks and beverages. For more information or for assistance in preparing a resume and other promotional materials, contact Career Services at 215-717-6075.
April 3, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium & Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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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.

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IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

Joyce Robins: Ceramic Painting/Painted Ceramic
Joyce Robins' hybrid, anti-classic, ceramic abstractions are pictorial slates on which glaze (often acting as a resist), relief sculpture and painting collide on the surface. She has had over 22 one-person exhibits and has shown in New York, London, Chicago, Detroit, Dublin and Vallauris, France. This is her first one-person exhibition in Philadelphia. More info >>
Exhibition: Through April 10
Reception: March 22, 5 - 7:30 p.m.

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Alida Fish: Tissue
Photography Professor Alida Fish's photographs explore the associations between images selected from a period spanning a number of years. Her work presents an investigation of the various characteristics of "tissue" as something that both connects and transforms. By printing on delicate, iridescent papers, she makes bodies, sculpture and botanical specimens that appear weightless and translucent. The pieces are small, hand-made, monochromatic and intimate. More info >>
Exhibition: March 22 - April 26
Reception: March 27, 4 - 6 p.m.

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Levitt Foyer Gallery (Gershman Hall, 3rd floor)

Dilemma: Mou Zhu
A solo exhibit by Chinese native Mou Zhu MFA '13 (Book Arts/Printmaking), "Dilemma" will present a large detailed drawing about censorship in China together with a letter from the artist’s grandfather. More info >>
March 18 - 25

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Hamilton, Arronson & Solmssen Galleries (Hamilton Hall)

2013 William H. Ely Senior Illustration Thesis Exhibition
The William H. Ely Illustration Exhibition is the Illustration program's senior thesis show. Endowed by its namesake in 1940, Ely Excellence in Illustration awards are given to outstanding sets of student thesis work in this annual juried competition. The exhibition features art that spans virtually every area of the illustration field, including book and other publishing venues, advertising, entertainment design, comic books, video games, interactive work, store display, and product, game and package design. More info >>
Exhibition: March 20 - April 6
Reception: March 24, 3 - 5 p.m.

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Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th floor)

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

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

Rebecca Saylor Sack: Ordinary Things
Solo exhibit by graduate and Fine Arts faculty member Rebecca Saylor Sack, a Philadelphia-based artist and a 2003 recipient of a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the United States Department of Education. More info >>
Exhibition: Through March 28
Reception: March 20, 3 - 5 p.m.

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Building Nature
"Building Nature" is a two-person exhibition featuring ethereal printmaking installations by MFA Book Arts/Printmaking alumnae and Printmaking faculty members Rebecca Gilbert '02 and Marisha Simons '03. Both artists live and work in Philadelphia and have exhibited extensively regionally, nationally and internationally. More info >>
Through March 22

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Kyohei Abe: Redacted
Kyohei Abe presents digitally re-worked images of ascetic arrangements made of Styrofoam, cotton balls, or pastel colored effervescent tablets. The white stages on which the native Japanese arranges his found miniature objects in a ceremonial way creates a space of emptiness with harmonies. His still lifes are precise, yet not sterile, with an underlying wit and joy, allowing the viewer a transcendent moment of contemplative study. More info >>
Through April 26

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Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

Between Space
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

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