THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 4 - 17, 2013
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Discounted Art Unleashed Preview Party Tickets Available 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. 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. Please RSVP by April 3. 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)
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.
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 >>
Free and Confidential Rapid HIV Testing and STI Screening
Free and confidential Rapid HIV testing and STI (sexually transmitted infection) screening is available in Student Health Services every other Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and late night from 6 to 9 p.m. in Gershman Hall, Room 304. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. No appointments needed for late night. 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 email@example.com.
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.
Photo Alum on List of '30 Black Artists Under 40'
Jayson Musson BFA '02 (Photography) is on The Huffington Post's list of "30 Black Artists Under 40 You Should Know." Best know as his YouTube alter-ego Hennessy Youngman, Musson is also the voice sampled in the "Harlem Shake" viral video-meme sensation. See the list >>
Dance Professor Performs with Baryshnikov
Tymberly Canale, adjunct associate professor of Dance History at the University of the Arts, performs alongside legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov in "Man in a Case." Adapted from two stories by Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov, the experimental, ensemble theater piece runs through March 24 at the Hartford Stage in Hartford, Conn. Read more >>
ID Professor Participates in Workshop to Develop Smithsonian Exhibit
Associate Professor Anthony Guido, head of the Industrial Design program, participated in "Unseen Connections in the Ecologies of Cell Phones," an interdisciplinary workshop to develop a new exhibition for the Smithsonian Institute. The workshop, funded by a Smithsonian Grand Challenges Award from the Institute's Consortium for Understanding the American Experience, ran February 27 through March 1 in Washington, D.C. Read more >>
'Philadelphia Inquirer' Features Theater Alumna
Award-winning Brind School alumna Erin Weaver BFA '02 (Theater) was featured in the February 25 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Weaver, who earned rave reviews last year for her role in "Xanadu," returned to Cherry Hill High School East in New Jersey (her alma mater and where her father is the theater director) to teach stage combat, which she learned at UArts. Read the article >>
Grad Student Pens 'Huffington Post' Article
Brittany Schrum MFA '13 (Museum Exhibition Planning & Design) talks about the recent Philadelphia Lean Startup Machine workshop in an article she penned for the February 25 issue of The Huffington Post. Co-sponsored by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at UArts, Lean Startup is an intensive three-day workshop that teaches entrepreneurs and innovators how to turn ideas into successes. Read the article >>
Alumnae Featured in 'Fast Company' Magazine
BlueRedYellow, a natural dye house founded in 2010 by alumnae Elissa Meyers BS '10 (Industrial Design) and Mira Sophia Adornetto BFA '00 (Printmaking/Book Arts), who is also an OTIS staff member, was featured in Fast Company magazine. The article spotlighted textile businesses in Philadelphia. Read the article >>
Alumni Council Nominations Now Being Accepted
The Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations from graduates interested in running for election to the Alumni Council. The Council is a partner to the Office of Alumni Relations in its efforts to engage, advance and support UArts, its alumni and students through a variety of programs, services and volunteer opportunities. More info >>
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
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
Fine Arts Lecture Series: Sculptor Jake Beckman
The Sculpture program presents a talk by Philadelphia-based sculptor Jake Beckman. His work explores themes of transformation, process and legibility as he grapples with the relationship between labor, value and substance. Beckman is interested in the origins of our manufactured environment, as well as a concept of the displaced and abstracted landscape; a landscape in which earth and rock are mined, crushed, sintered, shipped and recompiled into an ordered system of buildings, cities and bridges. More info >>
March 5, 9 a.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Brind School Senior Showcase
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts presents Acting and Musical Theater seniors in repertory with the University of Miami. This invitation-only event showcases the next generation of theater artists to industry professionals in New York City.
555 West 42nd Street, NYC
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.
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor
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
Richard C. von Hess Visiting Artist: Yoko Inoue
Yoko Inoue is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores the commoditization of cultural values and assimilation and identity issues in the form of installation and public intervention performance art. Originally from Kyoto, Japan, Inoue earned an MFA from Hunter College. More info >>
Residency: March 4 - 8
Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, Anderson Hall
Lecture: March 7, 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Sequential Art: Have You Seen This Yet and Why Not?
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. 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
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, 3 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Chain of Command: Arielle Passenti
New works by alumna Arielle Passenti BFA '12 (Painting/Drawing). Passenti's work serves as a relief of the over stimulation of the urban environment, as she effortlessly reduces these impacting configurations into visual representations of passing and inhabiting. More info >>
Exhibition: Through March 17
Reception: March 14, 6 - 9 p.m.
The Project Room at Crane Arts
1400 N. American Street
School of Music Performances
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
Performances by students in the School of Music take place in Caplan Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.
Senior Showcase: Sam Borello, Guitar
March 6, 7 p.m.
Graduate Showcase: Elizabeth Jackson, Piano
March 6, 8 p.m.
Senior Showcase: Matt Keppler, Bass
March 8, 7 p.m.
Senior Showcase: Alex Ocko, Drums
March 20, 7 p.m.
Senior Showcase: Anders Lindfors, Drums
March 20, 8 p.m.
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
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.
March 6, 20 & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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: March 8 - April 10
Reception: March 22, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
"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 >>
March 4 - 22
Ordinary Things: Rebecca Saylor Sack
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: March 5 - 28
Reception: March 20, 3 - 5 p.m.
2013 William H. Ely Senior Illustration Thesis Exhibition
This annual competitive exhibition features the work of the entire senior class of Illustration majors, giving them the opportunity to show their work to thousands of people. Endowed by its namesake in 1964, the William H. Ely Award for Excellence in Illustration is a juried exhibition featuring work ranging from CD jackets to concert posters, magazine spreads to elaborately ornamented surfboards. Cash prizes are awarded for the top three entries, which will be selected on Thursday, March 21.
Exhibition: March 20 - April 6
Opening Reception: March 24, 3 - 5 p.m.
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
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
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 >>
Exhibition: Through March 15
Gallery Talk: March 5, 1 p.m.
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