THIS WEEK @ UARTS: July 15 - 28, 2013
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Alumni Association Elects New Council Members
The Alumni Association has elected Carrie Galbraith MFA '01 (Book Arts/Printmaking), Natasha Levitas BFA '00 (Dance Education) and TJ Walsh BFA '07 (Graphic Design) to join the Alumni Council. These new members began their three-year terms on July 1, 2013. The mission of the Alumni Council is to represent the alumni base of the University of the Arts, evaluate and support Alumni Relations programming and communication efforts, offer input and guidance in outreach to all alumni, provide leadership, and serve as advocates for the University. Read more >>
Blick Supports UArts
Blick Art Materials is a proud supporter of UArts' special events and programs. These initiatives provide the necessary resources to maintain the excellence of a UArts education.
President Buffington Featured on NPR's 'Radio Times'
UArts President Sean T. Buffington was a featured guest on the July 1 edition of Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY's "Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane." Buffington participated in a conversation about "Why the Humanities Matter," in which he discussed the challenges to – and the future of – arts and humanities education. Listen to the program >>
Music Alumni Nominated for Special Grammy Award
Peter Neu BM '85 (Music), who just finished his 20th year teaching music at Pennbrook Middle School in North Wales, Pa., was featured in an article by The Reporter in Lansdale, Pa., as a quarter-finalist in the first-ever Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. The award recognizes educators who have made a significant, lasting contribution and commitment to music education in schools. The winner will accept the award at the 2014 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and receive $10,000. Michael Hood BM '91 (Trombone) of Wissahickon High School in Ambler, Pa., and Erin Stroup MAT '97 (Music Education) of Lower Moreland Township High School in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., are also quarter-finalists.
Theater Alum Joins Broadway Cast of 'Romeo and Juliet'
"American Idol" alum Justin Guarini '01 (Musical Theater) has joined the cast of the new Broadway production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," which opens September 19 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Guarini, who plays Paris, joins international film star Orlando Bloom and two-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad, who play Shakespeare's titular star-crossed lovers. Guarini's Broadway credits also include "Green Day's American Idiot" and "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown."
Corzo Center Announces 2014 Creative Incubator/Wells Fargo Fellows
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts has announced the recipients of the Wells Fargo Fellowship Grant as a part of its annual Creative Incubator program. 2014 Fellows are Lorenzo Buffa BS '12 (Industrial Design), Benjamin Farahmand MID '13 (Industrial Design) and Kelly Meissner BFA '11 (Illustration). In addition to monies, Fellows receive advisors as well as legal, business and marketing support. Read more >>
2 More Screenings for Professor's Film
"Bodies," a feature film by Writing for Film & Television Associate Professor Steven Saylor, is currently playing at the Walking Fish Theatre as part of its "Films at the Fish" program during the month of July. The film, which stars Acting Associate Professor Johnnie Hobbs Jr. and recent Brind School grad Amanda Robles '13 (Acting), will also screen on August 18 at the Cleveland-area Indie Gathering International Film Festival, where it received third place in the Feature Suspense-Thriller category. "Bodies" has also been shown at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC and the Central Florida Film Festival.
Passport to World Cinema Series: The Act of Killing
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 Act of Killing" from Denmark/Norway/U.K., directed by Joshua Oppenheimer. Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both UArts ID holders and PFS members. More info >>
July 25, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
Benefit Exhibition for BalletX
Work by Fine Arts Lecturer Daniel Gerwin, Sculpture Professor Jeanne Jaffe, Fine Arts Adjunct Assistant Professor Rebecca Saylor Sack, Fine Arts Adjunct Professor Eileen Neff BFA '72 (Painting), Fran Deitrich BFA '75 (Jewelry), Ellen Soffer BFA '81 (Painting), Piper Shepard BFA '85 (Fibers), Aaron Igler BFA '94 (Photography), Senior Lecturer Shelley Spector BFA '94 (Sculpture), Mary Smull BFA '95 (Fibers), Adam Wallacavage BFA '95 (Photography), Liberal Arts Adjunct Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor Michele Kishita BFA '97 (Painting), MFA '10 (Painting), Justin Bursk MFA '03 (Painting), Leah Mackin BFA '07 (Printmaking), Nathan Pankratz MFA '08 (Painting/Drawing) and Matt Parrish MFA '08 (Painting/Drawing) is included in the Benefit Exhibition for BalletX, an expansive group exhibit hosted by Bridgette Mayer Gallery in support of BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company. More info >>
Through August 9
Bridgette Mayer Gallery
709 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Drawing on the Reverse Side: The Art and Life of Jerry Pinkney
Exhibit by award-winning illustrator/alumnus Jerry Pinkney DIPL '60 (Advertising Design) held in conjunction with his retrospective "Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney," which runs through September 22 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. More info >>
Exhibition: Through September 1
Reception and Conversation: July 15, 6:30 p.m.
Lecture: July 15, 7:30 p.m.
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia
Set in Print: Mike Sgier
Work by Greenfield Library staff member Mike Sgier is featured in this group exhibit that showcases some of the region's most talented artists dedicated to the time-honored processes of traditional printmaking. More info >>
Through August 31
FrameWorks Studio & Gallery
2103 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
19th Annual MFA Summer Lecture Series
The MFA in Studio Art program presents its 19th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists, faculty and alumni. Held in CBS Auditorium, lectures will take place from June 24 through August 14 and are free and open to the public. For more information, contact MFA Program Director Erin Boyle MFA '05 (Sculpture) at firstname.lastname@example.org or MFA Program Coordinator Gwendolyn Kurtz at email@example.com. More info >>
July 17, 12 p.m.
July 24, 12 p.m.
July 31, 12 p.m.
Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 (Book Arts/Printmaking)
August 7, 12 p.m.
Alex Da Corte '04 (Printmaking)
August 14, 12 p.m.
Art In City Hall: Recent Graduates
Art In City Hall presents "Recent Graduates," a juried art exhibition sampling early works by emerging artists from some of Philadelphia's most prestigious art schools. The exhibit includes work by recent UArts alumni Dorothea Vile BFA '13 (Crafts), April Field BFA '11 (Crafts), Quizayra Gonzalez BFA '10 (Multimedia), Sara Hanlon BFA '13 (Painting/Drawing) and Mason Owens '13 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts). More info >>
Through August 2
Art Gallery at City Hall, Room 116
VOX IX is Vox Populi's ninth annual juried exhibition featuring more than 50 works by 45 artists from across the country. A highlight of Vox Populi’s season, this year's exhibit features UArts alumni Dan Haddigan BFA '09 (Printmaking), Jennifer Pascoe MFA '13 (Book Arts/Printmaking) and Charissa Schulze MFA '13 (Book Arts/Printmaking). More info >>
July 5 – 28
Vox Populi Gallery
319 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Art, Play and the Environment…
A collaborative project by MFA Program Director Erin Boyle MFA '05 (Sculpture): concept and design; Sculpture Shop Supervisor Lewis Colburn: design and fabrication; and Zac Pritchard MFA '14 (Studio Art) and Monika Felber MFA '14 (Studio Art): lead collaborators and fabrication. Collaboration and teamwork by MFA in Studio Art students, who will gather every Sunday at 10:30 to create a new sculpture from the same material. More info >>
Through August 16
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