THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 25 - 31, 2013
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Discounted Art Unleashed Tickets for Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff can purchase tickets to the Art Unleashed preview party set for April 10 at the discounted rate of $100. Faculty artists receive one complimentary ticket to the preview party and can purchase additional tickets for guests at the discounted rate. Tickets can be purchased online or by bringing a check or credit card to the Advancement Office, Room 130, in Hamilton Hall. Please RSVP by April 3. All proceeds support the University's Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund. Questions? Contact the Advancement Office at 215-717-6140 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. More about Art Unleashed 2013 >>
Preview Party: April 10, 5 - 8 p.m. (admission charge)
Public Sale: April 11 - 13, 12 - 5 p.m. (free admission)
New Leadership in Art + Design Education
Effective February 1, 2013, the Department of Art + Design Education will be chaired by Professor Slavko Milekic. The Art + Design Education department comprises two graduate programs, the Master of Arts in Art Education (MA) and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Visual Arts, as well as the 5-year combined BFA/MAT and the Art Therapy concentration. Working with Professor Milekic, Associate Professor Teresa Unseld will serve as director of the MA in Art Education program and Assistant Professor Rande Blank will serve as director of the MAT in Visual Arts program. Under Professor Milekic’s leadership, the Art + Design Education department will complete the development and integration of a Design Education curriculum, further collaborations with other graduate and undergraduate programs at the University, and build an international presence for the department and its programs.
2013 Student Leadership Awards
Join the Office of Student Life in recognizing individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the UArts community and beyond during the 2012 - 2013 academic year. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate students and organizations for any of the awards and students may nominate themselves for an award. All nominations must be submitted online by April 5. Award descriptions and the nomination form can be found on the UArts Portal under Offices and Services > Student Affairs > Student Leadership Awards. All nominees and award recipients will be invited to the annual Student Leadership Reception on April 24. Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life at 215-717-6970 or email@example.com.
'Philadelphia Inquirer' Blog Spotlights UArts' New Curriculum
Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer's Pulitzer Prize-winning education writer, blogs about the University's innovative new approach to arts and design education. The March 19 "Campus Inq" blog post features UArts President Sean Buffington, who tells Snyder, "The University this school year overhauled the way it delivers instruction, offering a more multidisciplinary approach that prepares students for artistic jobs in today’s economy." Read the post >>
Photo Lecturer/Alum Curates Equality Forum Exhibit
UArts Lecturer and Academic Advisor Jordan Rockford BFA '00 (Photography) is the curator of the Equality Forum's 14th Annual LGBT Art Exhibit featuring Cambodian artist and curator Vuth Lyno. The show runs April 8 - May 5 at the William Way LGBT Community Center, where a reception will be held on May 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. Lyno will speak as part of the Photography program's Paradigm Lecture Series on May 2 at 11:30 a.m. in Terra Hall, Room 1504. Read more >>
Work by Graphic Design Professor/Alumna at Gallery Joe, Discussed at PAFA
"Space for the Mark," an exhibition of new, large-scale drawings by Adjunct Associate Professor and alumna Christine Hiebert BFA '84 (Graphic Design), is on display through April 27 at Gallery Joe in Philadelphia. The solo show, which received a great review in The Philadelphia Inquirer, is also one of four exhibits that will be discussed at "The Review Panel Philadelphia," a yearly series moderated by New York critic and arts writer David Cohen. Hosted by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in association with artcritical.com, the panel takes place April 3 at 6 p.m. Read more >>
Liberal Arts Professor to Speak at Rutgers Conference
Play expert Anna Beresin, associate professor of Liberal Arts at UArts, will be speaking at "Extending Play," the two-day Media Studies Conference taking place April 19 - 20 at Rutgers University. Beresin's presentation will include bits of her upcoming book The Art of Play, featuring interviews with 10 UArts faculty members and paintings by over 100 Philadelphia school children.
Professor's Film Gets New York Screening
"Bodies," a feature film by Writing for Film & Television Associate Professor Steven Saylor, was accepted into the NewFilmmakers Series' spring program and will be screened on June 18 at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC. The film stars Acting Associate Professor Johnnie Hobbs Jr. and Theater student Amanda Robles '13 (Acting). Watch the trailer >>
Alumni Gallery Featured on 'Art Attack' Blog
Paradigm Gallery, the unique brainchild of UArts alumni Jason Chen BFA '08 (Animation) and Sara McCorriston BFA '09 (Theater Design & Technology), received a great write-up on The Philadelphia Inquirer's "Art Attack" blog. Read the post >>
'Underground Pool' Reading & Launch Party
Join us in celebrating the launch of the Spring 2013 issue of Underground Pool, the University's student literary magazine. The third issue includes poems, stories, illustrations, photography, painting and more from students in a wide range of majors. This year's issue also features a new collaboration between student writers and visual artists; each of the seven short stories in the magazine was illustrated by a student majoring in Illustration. Light refreshments - and plenty of magazines! - will be on hand. More info >>
April 2, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 905
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
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.
Visiting Artist Lecture: Wendy White
The Printmaking department presents artist Wendy White, who will give a talk in conjunction with her work currently on view through March 31 in the Window on Broad at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. White's palette includes rumbling, inflected blacks, chalky and electric tints and scarcely anything in between. And behind her congested compositions lies the promise of zooming, unbound space. More info >>
March 26, 11:45 a.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 815
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
Turning the Tables: The Art of Curators & Directors
Associate Professor Harris Fogel, director of the University's Photography program and director/curator of the Sol Mednick Gallery and Gallery 1401, is included in this group exhibit at Santa Bannon/Fine Art in Bensalem, Pa. Two First Friday receptions are scheduled for April 5 and May 3 from 6 - 9 p.m., with artists' talks at 7 p.m. on each night.
April 5 - May 31
Santa Bannon/Fine Art
Liz Sanders: Generative Research for the Front End of Design
The Master of Industrial Design program is pleased to present a talk by Liz Sanders, a pioneer in the use of participatory research methods for the design of products, systems, services and spaces. She currently teaches at the Ohio State University and is the founder of MakeTools, a company that explores generative tools for collective creativity. She is also the author of the recently released book Convivial Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front End of Design.
March 26, 12 - 1 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-513
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
Corzo Center Events
New Start, New You: Step 3 - Research
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with Women's Business Center. What is your TAM (total available market)? Figure it out in step 3 of 12 in the New Start, New You Series designed to get your business up and running in 2013. Presented by Judi Rhee Alloway, director of the Women's Business Center. Free for UArts students, alumni, staff and faculty. $20/person for the general public. RSVP by email to email@example.com.
March 28, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with the Empowerment Group. An interactive, three-part workshop providing a chance to learn what it takes to be a freelancer - how to plan, develop, budget and market your services. Free for UArts students and alumni: register at corzocenter.ticketleap.com. $240 for the general public: register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orientation: April 2, 6 - 8 p.m.
Class 1: April 9, 6 - 9 p.m.
Class 2: April 10, 6 - 9 p.m.
Class 3: April 16, 6 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107
Lecture: Understanding Contracts
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Examine what to look for when writing or signing an agreement for work or services. Presented by Frank Taney, of counsel at Stevens & Lee, and consultant to entrepreneurs and creatives. By appointment, one-on-one consulting with Mr. Taney is available. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
April 4, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13
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. 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.
April 6,1 - 2 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107
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.
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.
Jazz Piano Mini Camp
The UArts Jazz Piano Institute invites piano students and teachers to the Jazz Piano Mini Camp with Professor Don Glanden, Senior Lecturer Tom Lawton and Senior Lecturer Josh Richman. All sessions are free. Please RSVP by March 25 to email@example.com or 215-717-6353. More info >>
March 30, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Merriam Theater Building
Visiting Artist Lecture: Serena Perrone
The Printmaking department presents an artist talk by printmaker Serena Perrone. Her work blurs the lines between fact and fiction, the experienced and the imagined. It reflects a longing for - and break from - the familiar, home, and both the near and distant past. It involves ideas about solitude, hope, longing, self-reliance, dependence and metamorphosis.
March 28, 3:30 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 815
School of Music Performances
Vocal Department Performance
The not-so-classical recital.
March 27, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Performances by students in the School of Music take place in Caplan Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.
Tim Neher, Composer
March 29, 7 p.m.
Chris Panico, Composer
March 29, 8 p.m.
Taylor Fisher, Vocalist
March 30, 7 p.m.
Mark Thomas, Saxophone
March 30, 8 p.m.
"Z" Big Band Concert
Students in the "Z" Big Band perform traditional and contemporary big band jazz.
April 2, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital 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. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
March 27, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203
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
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.
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 >>
Through April 10
Gone in Sixty Seconds
Short, experimental video works by Film and Sculpture students, including Jenna Brancy '14 (Sculpture), Chris Castillo '13 (Sculpture), Mariah Couper '13 (Sculpture), Nick Farina '14 (Sculpture), Zack Galcynski '13 (Film/Video), Kaylyn Gray '13 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts: Sculpture), Robert Haskell '14 (Sculpture), Madeleine Keating '14 (Film/Video), Bridget McEnerney '13 (Sculpture), Nikkita Patterson '13 (Film/Video), Camille Sassano '13 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts: Sculpture), Charlie Tiene '14 (Sculpture), Tori Trama '14 (Sculpture), Stephanie Wademan '15 (Sculpture) and Jenna White '14 (Film/Video). More info >>
Exhibition: March 26 - April 9
Reception: April 2, 3 - 5 p.m.
Works In Perception x3
"Works In Perception x3" presents recent work from Kyra Devine MFA '14 (Book Arts/Printmaking), Erin Malkowski MFA '14 (Book Arts/Printmaking) and Kara Petraglia MFA '14 (Book Arts/Printmaking), which highlights the ways perception can be altered through changes in time, memory and identity. More info >>
March 29 - April 12
Beowulf: Illustrated by Rockwell Kent
Selected illustrations by painter, printmaker, illustrator and writer Rockwell Kent from a beautiful 1932 Random House publication of the Old English heroic saga Beowulf, from the UArts Libraries' Special Collections. You can view the book itself as well while the illustrations are on display; just ask at the Greenfield Library circulation desk. More info >>
Through April 11
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 >>
Through April 6
Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)
Vorfreude: Junior Printmaking Exhibition
Vorfreude: the joyful, intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures. Aubrey DiDonato's work focuses on her interests in the bathroom as a utilitarian environment and explores the beauty of its constant decay. Julia Lemyre's series of hybrid creatures reveal the esoteric secrets of our unconscious. Eric Shetter's woodcuts utilize zoomorphism as a vehicle to reveal his inner self. Working from casts of her body, Meghan Toth explores the terrain of her emotions. More info >>
Exhibition: March 26 - April 12
Reception: April 6, 12 - 3 p.m.
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: Through April 26
Reception: March 27, 4 - 6 p.m.
Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)
Visual Journal Entries
The Art & Design Education department presents a 2013 Art Therapy special event.
April 4 - 18
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
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 >>
Through May 17
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 >>
Through March 28