THIS WEEK @ UARTS: April 8 - 14, 2013
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Last Chance for Faculty/Staff to Purchase Discounted Art Unleashed Tickets
Faculty and staff can still purchase tickets at the discounted rate of $100 to the Art Unleashed preview party set for Wednesday, April 10. Faculty artists receive one complimentary ticket to the 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. 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)
Course Withdrawal Deadline Is Today
The deadline to withdraw from a course and receive a grade of "W" for the Spring 2013 semester is TODAY, Monday April 8, 2013. This date coincides with the academic policy in the UArts Course Catalogue - withdrawals are permitted through the 10th week of the semester. In order to withdraw from a course, a student is required to complete a Withdrawal from a Course form and have it approved and signed by their advisor. This form is available in the Office of the Registrar or online at registrar.uarts.edu in the Forms section. Once complete, the form must be brought to the Office of the Registrar for processing. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call 215-717-6420.
Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 8 - 12
Work study students are invited to two campus-sponsored events in celebration of the 6th Annual Student Employee Appreciation Week, taking place April 8 - 12:
First Annual All-American Bar-B-Que
Co-sponsored by the Advising Center, the Office of Technology & Information Services and Student Affairs, with the generous support of Finance & Administration and Parkhurst Dining Services.
April 8, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ice Cream Sundae Social
Sponsored by Student Life.
April 12, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
The highlight of the week is the announcement of the Student Employee of the Year, who will be named at a luncheon for nominees, their supervisors and invited guests on Wednesday, April 10. This event is sponsored by Student Financial Services. More info >>
National Alcohol Screening Day - Student Screening
In observance of National Alcohol Screening Day on April 11, the University of the Arts is offering an anonymous screening for Alcohol use for 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.
Spring Issue of 'Underground Pool' Released
The Spring 2013 issue of Underground Pool, the University of the Arts' student literary magazine, has been released. Published each spring by the Liberal Arts Division, the third issue includes poems, stories, illustrations, photography, painting and more from students in a wide range of majors across UArts. 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. Underground Pool is headed by Assistant Professor Elise Juska, director of the University's new Creative Writing program. Read more >>
Ely Illustration Award Winners Announced
Illustration senior Grace O'Neill took the top prize in the 2013 William H. Ely Excellence in Illustration Awards for her Academy of Natural Sciences promotional posters. Rita Carroll and Greg Wright were name second and third place winners, respectively, while honorable mentions were awarded to David Curtis, Michael Bednar and Heather Vaughan. Winners of this annual juried competition are chosen from among submissions by the entire class of graduating Illustration majors, whose work is displayed in the Ely Senior Illustration Thesis Exhibition. Read more >>
Solo Show by Faculty Member/Alumna Featured in 'City Paper'
"Of Water and Wood," the first solo show by Liberal Arts Adjunct Assistant Professor, Academic Advisor and alumna Michele C. Kishita BFA '97 (Painting), MFA '10 (Painting), was featured in the "First Friday Focus" section of the Philadelphia City Paper. Kishita's exhibit runs through May 19 at the Painted Bride Art Center, with a First Friday reception scheduled for May 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. Read the article >>
Multimedia Alum Opens BBQ Outpost on NYC's High Line
Dan Delaney BFA '08 (Multimedia), the UArts alum behind the hugely successful BrisketLab BBQ series and Brooklyn-based BrisketTown restaurant, will open a Manhattan location on the High Line in Chelsea. The outpost, called SmokeLine, will open on April 18 and feature Central Texas-style barbecue sandwiches, an extensive pie program and a made-to-order soda bar.
Fantasy Artwork by Illustration Alum on Cover of New Book
Work by award-winning alumnus Matt Dangler BFA '06 (Illustration) is featured on the cover of Faeryland: The Secret World of the Hidden Ones, a new book by New York Times best-selling author John Matthews. Set for release on April 23, Faeryland also includes other illustrations by Dangler, a New Jersey-based fantasy artist whose work is widely sought after and included in private collections throughout the world. Read more >>
Faculty Member/Alumna Exhibits at Fleisher Art Memorial
Work by alumna Julianna Foster MFA '06 (Book Arts / Printmaking), a senior lecturer in the University's Photography and MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking programs, is included in Fleisher Art Memorial's annual Wind Challenge Exhibition Series. Foster's photos are featured in Wind Challenge 3 through May 11 at the Philadelphia-based community arts center. A gallery talk is scheduled for April 20. Established in 1978, the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is an annual juried competition that is committed to enriching and expanding people's lives through art. More info >>
DesignPhiladelphia Lecture: The Making of a Viaduct Green
Presented by DesignPhiladelphia and the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Leah Murphy, urban designer, and Aaron Goldblatt '80 (Sculpture), exhibition designer and adjunct associate professor in Museum Studies, examine how two former railway lines - a stretch of 50 city blocks - can become a future garden, quality-of-life-enhancing civic project, cultural landscape and economic enhancement for Philadelphia. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
April 16, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Josh MacPhee: The City Is Ours
The Industrial Design department, the Mural Arts Program and muraLAB present a lecture by designer, artist and activist Josh MacPhee. The New York City-based author will explore the notion of the Commons as a place for both sanctioned and unsanctioned individual and collective storytelling and agency, and about the role of image and text (in murals, graffiti, printmaking and other more ephemeral forms) in engendering thought and action in public space. Introduction by Elizabeth Thomas, Mural Arts’ first visiting curator. More info >>
April 8, 6 - 8 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13
University Forum: April 24
Faculty and staff are invited to a University Forum hosted by President Sean T. Buffington and senior leadership, who will discuss the FY 14 budget and other financial matters.
April 24, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Arts Bank (please note location)
School of Dance Performances
Senior Dance Show
Annual performance by senior Dance majors.
April 10 - 12, 8 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
Spring Dance Concert I
Annual performance by students in the School of Dance.
April 18, 20, 7 p.m.
Spring Dance Concert II
Annual performance by students in the School of Dance.
April 25 - 26, 7 p.m.
Spotlight Series: Tiny Inventions' Kitchen
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 Tiny Inventions, the directing team of Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata. Known for their playful and humorous mixed-media animations, Tiny Inventions combines handcrafted art, photography and digital techniques. More info >>
April 11, 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Paradigm Lecture Series: Laurence Salzmann
The Photography program presents a lecture by photographer/filmmaker Laurence Salzmann in conjunction with his current exhibition on the Spanish Jewish culture, which runs through April 14 at the Gershman Y. More info >>
April 10, 1 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 202
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.
April 17, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
April 19, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor
School of Music Performances
Performances by students in the School of Music take place in Caplan Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.
Jacob Sommers, Drums
April 10, 7 p.m.
Daniel Hartig, Guitar
April 10, 8 p.m.
Michael Winstanley, Composer
April 12, 7 p.m.
Tyler Wolcott, Trumpet
April 12, 8 p.m.
Samantha Mulligan, Vocalist
April 13, 7 p.m.
Nick French, Vocalist
April 13, 8 p.m.
Students in this 11-member ensemble perform works composed and arranged by Norman David and performed by his professional Eleventet band. More info >>
April 11, 8 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band Concert
Students in the Rick Kerber Tribute Band perform contemporary big band jazz arrangements from the country's foremost big band arrangers, as well as original arrangements by School of Music faculty members.
April 15, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Health & Wellness Fair
Please join us for our annual Health & Wellness Fair open to the entire University community. As always, there will be giveaways, free food, massage chairs, nutrition assessments and so much more! Questions? Contact Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-717-6230.
April 17, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
William Way Community Center
1315 Spruce Street
Brind School Presents Senior Projects in Repertory
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts presents "Sorrow to the Stones," conceived and directed by Leigh E. Bicica '13 (Directing, Playwriting & Production), and "Blackface: A Play with Minstrels," written by Haygen Brice Walker '13 (Directing, Playwriting & Production) and directed by Adjunct Associate Professor Rosey Hay. More info >>
April 11 - 14
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.
Corzo Center Events
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.
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: Online Marketing Strategies
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Learn how to run email marketing, digital marketing and SEO campaigns on a limited budget. Presented by Aaron McLean, co-founder and COO of Eight Eleven Inc., a leading Philadelphia marketing technology agency. By appointment, one-on-one consulting with Mr. McLean is available. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
April 11, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13
Surviving the First Year: What Freelancers Need to Know About Budgets
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Learn what freelancers need to know about financial budgeting, what to plan for, and how to avoid debt and cash flow problems. Presented by Angel Rodriguez, executive director of the Empowerment Group, a Philadelphia-based economic development organization. By appointment, one-on-one consulting with Mr. Rodriguez is available. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
April 18, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13
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.
April 10, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203
New Scholarship Opportunities
The University's Student Financial Services Office has posted several new scholarship opportunities, including the Good Citizen Scholarship, the Dr. John Rogers Community Volunteer Scholarship and the Krill Oil - Educate Your Heart Scholarship. These and other new opportunities are posted to the University's online Scholarship Bulletin Board. Additional information can also be found on the scholarship bulletin board outside of the Student Financial Services Office on the second floor of Hamilton Hall. Students applying for scholarships and/or grants who would like help compiling materials, organizing applications or editing essays should contact Amanda Black, associate director of Student Financial Services, at 215-717-6137.
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
Short Histories: Lewis Colburn
Exhibit by UArts Sculpture Shop Supervisor Lewis Colburn, who also serves as curator of the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative. Using carefully crafted replicas and re-created images, Colburn highlights the subjectivity of our historical narratives and the way those stories shift and change in the re-telling. More info >>
Exhibition: Through May 16
Reception: April 26, 3 - 5 p.m.
The Switcheroo Show
A collaboration between the University of the Arts and Moore College of Art & Design. UArts is hosting artwork from Moore and UArts work is being shown at Moore.
Exhibition: April 5 - 11
Moore @ UArts Reception: April 11, 7 - 9 p.m.
UArts @ Moore Reception: TBA
3rd Annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition
Join the Print Services staff and students Shaina Anderson '13 (Illustration), Henry Blount '14 (Graphic Design), Alex Bond '13 (Illustration), David Curtis '13 (Illustration), Andrew Gomsi '13 (Illustration), Hyemin Kim '13 (Illustration), Grace O'Neill '13 (Illustration) and Heather Vaughan '13 (Illustration) at the 3rd Annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition, a juried exhibition of prints by UArts students. For details, visit the Imaging Labs, located in Terra 1316 and Anderson 616. More info >>
Exhibition: April 10 - May 17
Opening Reception: April 11, 4 - 6 p.m.
Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)
The Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative at the University of the Arts presents "ConDuctile," an installation by Philadelphia artist Matt Ziemke. Featuring two platforms of ceramic sculptures, the work is inspired by the industrial forms and function of the Reading Viaduct in Philadelphia. More info >>
Through May 4
Sculpture Gallery (Hamilton Hall, lower level)
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 >>
Through April 9
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
Greenfield Library (Anderson Hall, first floor & lower level)
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
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 >>
Through April 26
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: Through April 12
Reception: April 6, 12 - 3 p.m.
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
Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)
Inside/Out: Visual Journals as Mirrors of Growth
The Art + Design Education department presents work by Art Therapy Concentration students, both past and present. Refreshments will be served at the opening party. Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Clark-Schock, director, Art Therapy, at 215-717-6236. More info >>
Exhibition: April 4 - 18
Opening Reception: April 11, 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Gallery 224 (Anderson Hall, 2nd floor)
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 >>
Through April 12