THIS WEEK @ UARTS: July 29 - August 11, 2013

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Digication Is Here!
Blick Supports UArts

NEWS
Actress Faith Prince Teaches Master Class, Performs for Pre-College Students
Grad Student Turns Illness into Performance Art
Theater Alum Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
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EVENTS
CHER Invades Dick Blick
The Light Room Annual Group Photography Exhibition
Passport to World Cinema Series: Our Children
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
President's Office
Hamilton & Arronson Galleries, Solmsson Court, CBS Auditorium
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Digication Is Here!
Digication, which will replace Sakai as the University's course management and e-portfolio system this fall, is now available on the UArts Portal (log in required). Digication will support course organization, collaboration and will allow students to showcase work.

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Blick Supports UArts
Blick Art Materials is a proud supporter of UArts' special events and programs. These initiatives help provide the necessary resources to maintain the excellence of a UArts education.

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NEWS
Actress Faith Prince Teaches Master Class, Performs for Pre-College Students
High school students attending this year's Pre-College Summer Institute in Theater were treated to a master class and performance by Tony Award-winning actress Faith Prince ("Guys and Dolls," "Drop Dead Diva," "My Father the Hero") on July 12. The stage, screen and TV star took a brief break from rehearsals for her upcoming performance in the Broadway revival of "Annie" to teach and perform for the program's 45 students. Read more >>

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Grad Student Turns Illness into Performance Art
Daniel Westfield MFA '14 (Studio Art) turned an illness that left him bedridden for a few days into a performance art piece he called "Immobile." The graduate student, who covered himself in plastic wrap while lying on a cot in front of UArts' Anderson Hall for 12 hours, was featured in the July 25 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read more >>

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Theater Alum Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
Jamison Foreman BFA '10 (Musical Theater) gets big props in a Philadelphia Inquirer review of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," which stars Foreman and his fellow Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company cast members. Read the review >>

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KYW Spotlights Philly Draw-A-Thon
The Philly Draw-A-Thon, a 24-hour sketching fundraiser founded by Tom Panico BFA '11 (Illustration) and sponsored by the Illustration department, was featured on KYW Newsradio. Proceeds from this year's event, which took place July 13 – 14 in Solmssen Court, benefitted the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Read more on CBS Philly >>

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EVENTS
CHER Invades Dick Blick
Pop-up gallery collective CHampions of Empty Rooms (CHER), founded by Veronica Cianfrano MFA '10 (Painting) and Jessica Anne Clark MFA '10 (Painting), presents "CHER Invades Dick Blick." Created in conjunction with the University of the Arts, this exhibit includes work by UArts alumni Shawn Beeks MFA '08 (Painting/Drawing), Martha Ferguson MFA '10 (Painting), Mark Havens MID '04 (Industrial Design), Chaltin Pagan MFA '13 (Painting), Nick Ruscetta BFA '97 (Printmaking), and Liberal Arts Adjunct Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor Michele C. Kishita BFA '97 (Painting), MFA '10 (Painting). More info >>
Through August 31
Blick Art Materials
1330 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

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The Light Room Annual Group Photography Exhibition: Michelle Cade MFA '14
Work by Michelle Cade MFA '14 (Studio Art) is included in this annual group exhibition by the Light Room, Philadelphia's only photography co-op. More info >>
Exhibition: July 31 – September 1
First Friday: August 2, 5 – 9 p.m.
Artist Reception: August 4, 2 – 5 p.m.
Closing Reception: September 1, 2 – 5 p.m.
3rd Street Gallery
58 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia

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Passport to World Cinema Series: Our Children
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 "Our Children" by director Joachim Lafosse, a hit at last year's Cannes Film Festival and widely hailed by critics as the best undistributed film of 2012. Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both UArts ID holders and PFS members. This screening is rescheduled from May. More info >>
August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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19th Annual MFA Summer Lecture Series
The MFA in Studio Art program continues its 19th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists, faculty and alumni. Held in CBS Auditorium, lectures take place through August 14 and are free and open to the public. For more information, contact MFA Program Director Erin Boyle MFA '05 (Sculpture) at eboyle@uarts.edu or MFA Program Coordinator Gwendolyn Kurtz at gkurtz@uarts.edu. More info >>

Alex Lukas
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.

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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 >>
Through September 1
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia

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IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

Camp Paradox Days
The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery is pleased to present "Camp Paradox Days," featuring Lucas Blalock, Alex Da Corte BFA '04 (Printmaking), Andrew Gbur BFA ’07 (Painting/Drawing), Amanda Ross-Ho and Tyler Rowland. More info >>
Exhibition: August 25 – October 8
Opening Reception: September 19, 5 – 8 p.m.

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, 1st floor)

Art, Play and the Office
A collaborative project by MFA Program Director Erin Boyle MFA '05 (Sculpture) [concept and curator] and John Thompson MFA '09 (Painting) [space coordinator]. The purpose of this project – the second in a series of projects dealing with collaboration and play – is to see what happens when a group of MFA in Studio Art students, faculty and staff are given a bag of set materials and asked to create an artwork using those materials. More info >>
Exhibition: Through August 16
Reception: August 1, 3 – 5 p.m.

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Hamilton & Arronson Galleries, Solmsson Court, CBS Auditorium (Hamilton Hall)

Works in Progress: MFA in Studio Art
This exhibition showcases work completed by students in the MFA in Studio Art program during eight weeks of intensive studio time spent at the University of the Arts.
Exhibition: August 12 – 15
Reception: August 14, CBS Auditorium

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall)

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

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Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

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

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall)

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

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