THIS WEEK @ UARTS: June 3 - 16, 2013
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Blick Partners with Utrecht
Utrecht is now partners with Blick! The Utrecht Broad Street and Chestnut Street locations are closed as of June 2. Please visit us at the Blick Chestnut Street location and expect familiar faces, no changes to Utrecht paint formulations, the lower of Blick or Utrecht store prices, and a FREE Preferred Card to all customers. Enjoy the same great service that you have come to expect.
'Inquirer' Letter to the Editor Praises UArts Commencement
A letter to The Philadelphia Inquirer written by Bonnie Warren, the mother of 2013 Photography grad Scott Warren '13, calls the University of the Arts' 135th Commencement "the best graduation ceremony I have ever had the honor of attending – and I've attended many." Read the letter >>
'Make Good Art' on Summer Must-Read List
Make Good Art, the 2012 UArts Commencement speech turned book by award-winning author Neil Gaiman, is in the top spot on the list of five must-read books for the summer compiled by Huffington Post blogger and Shutterstock manager Danny Groner. The HuffPost Books' list was also featured on the Shutterstock blog.
Dance Alumnae Perform on 'SYTYCD,' 'American Idol'
Recent graduate Jennifer Jones BFA '13 (Dance) has advanced to the second round of "So You Think You Can Dance" and is headed to "Vegas Week" after impressing the Season 10 judges with her ballet-inspired jazz audition on the show's May 28 episode in Boston. Ashley Seldon BFA '07 (Jazz Dance) and Sara Bivens CERT '10 (Dance) were featured on the May 16 episode of "American Idol" in a performance with former "Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez and rapper Pitbull (seen at 3:20 in the video).
Sculpture Alum Wins $50,000 Art Prize
Fort Worth, Texas-based artist Marshall K. Harris MFA '10 (Sculpture) has been named the winner of the 2013 Hunting Art Prize, a prestigious annual competition for Texas artists sponsored by the international oil services company Hunting PLC. Harris's winning piece, a life-sized graphite drawing titled "Round Up: B.F. Smith & Son Saddlery Circa 1940-1942" that's part of his "Western Saddle" series, was featured in a May 19 article on DFW.com. Read more >>
Professor Emeritus Is SAI Oral History Project Artist
Fine Arts Professor Emeritus David Kettner was selected as a 2013 Inventory and Oral History Project Artist by the Senior Artists Initiative (SAI). Kettner, who taught at UArts from 1968 to 2012, was interviewed by Monika Rosa Felber MFA '14 (Studio Art) under the guidance of Associate Professor Mary Phelan. Watch the interview >>
Professor Participates in 2 Exhibition Projects
Master of Industrial Design Program Head Jeremy Beaudry and the artist collective he works with – the Think Tank that has yet to be named – are participating in two exhibition projects this summer. The first, "Germantown City Hall," is part of the 2013 Hidden City Festival and turns vacant Germantown Town Hall into Germantown City Hall. This project is open through June 30. The second, "From Space to Place," is an installation that includes wall drawings, visualizations and posters from the Think Tank's "Structures of Support" research, on display at the Katherine A. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota through June 15.
The Big Show 8: Charles Browning
Fine Arts Master Lecturer Charles Browning is participating in this group exhibition that features 55 artists, each of whom was commissioned to create three 8" x 10" paintings. More info >>
Through June 18
Silas Marder Gallery
120 Snake Hollow Road
Oasis Places: Katherine Bennett
Work by Multimedia Assistant Professor Katherine Bennett is on display in this group exhibit curated by interdisciplinary artist Jeremy Stern. "Oasis Places" centers around the unique ways in which a work of art can create a sense of place, whether through contemplative reflection or interactive, viewer-participatory involvement. More info >>
Through June 22
Maryland Art Place
8 Market Place, Suite 100
Designed Future 2013: Design Education Conference
The DESIGN-ED Coalition – a collaboration of PreK-12 teachers, schools, administrators, universities, designers, organizations, businesses, museums, institutions, individuals and others supporting design education initiatives in K-12 schools – presents "Designed Future 2013: Design Education Conference." This hybrid conference/un-conference will provide speakers as well as a forum to allow discussion groups to evolve. Register >>
June 28 – 29
Conscious Evolution: Denise Philipbar MFA '12
Solo show by Denise Philipbar MFA '12 (Studio Art). In her work, Philipbar explores how people interact with their world on various levels. We know about the micro and the macro worlds, but we interact daily with something in between. Her love for science and mathematics informs her to look for the unexpected. More info >>
Exhibition: June 14 – July 21
Reception: Friday, June 14, 7 – 9 p.m.
The Fisher Art Gallery in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus
3001 North Beauregard Street
Poetics & Meanings: Mohammed Kazem MFA '12
Work by acclaimed Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem MFA '12 (Studio Art) is included in this two-person exhibit that also features artist Fred Eerdekens. Each artist holds the material and the ephemeral in a tight dialectic to elicit alternative modes of seeing. More info >>
Through June 8
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative: City Garden
This group collaboration, part of the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative curated by UArts Sculpture Shop Supervisor Lewis Colburn, explores the boundaries of nature by creating a human-made support system utilizing machine-knitted cloth. The project is part of the Selected Topics: Machine Knitting course taught by Crafts Master Lecturer Andrew Dahlgren MID '07 (Industrial Design) and Associate Professor/Fibers Head Mi-Kyoung Lee. More info >>
Exhibition: Through June 20
Vegetable pick-up: June 21, 8 – 9 a.m.
Wayfinder: Forging Identity
An exhibition exploring transman identity, curated by recent graduate Adam Miller '13 (Photography) and featuring the work of artists Adrain Chesser & Steven Miller, Jess T. Dugan, Emmett Ramstad, Lorenzo Triburgo and Eli VandenBerg. More info >>
Exhibition: Through July 10
Opening Reception: June 14, 3 – 5 p.m.
Phil Underdown: The Trapper's Lament
Photographer Phil Underdown uses large-format color photographs to depict the aftermath of having beavers removed from his property in New York's Adirondack Park. The photos are an attempt to come to terms with the apparent clash between his decision to call in a trapper and his environmental values. More info >>
Through August 2
Susan Hayre: Querencia
In the spring of 2011, a vast outbreak of wildfires consumed large swaths of southwestern U.S. terrain. A branch of these fires destroyed a portion of the pastureland owned by photographer Susan Hayre's parents. "Querencia," an old Spanish word referring to the place from which one draws one's deepest sense of self, is Hayre's document of the scorched and flooded aftermath. More info >>
Through August 2