THIS WEEK @ UARTS: August 12 - 25, 2013
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'Glee' Star Romy Rosemont Teaches Pre-College Master Class
Students in the Pre-College Summer Institute's Theater program attended a master class given by film and television actress Romy Rosemont. The "Glee" star – who plays Carole Hudson, mom of the late Cory Monteith's character, Finn Hudson – has numerous other film and TV credits on her impressive resume, including "Please Give," "Friends with Money," "CSI," "Swing Town," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Grey’s Anatomy." Read more >>
Animation World Network Showcases Faculty Member's Film
"The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead and Roundhead" by Animation Master Lecturer Elliot Cowan was featured on "The Miscweant" blog on Animation World Network, the world's leading source of animation industry news. The animated film, currently in production, also features characters by Animation seniors Kara Sankus, Amanda Bautista, Melissa Chilkotowsky, Shannon Connor and Annelise Williams. Read more >>
School of Film Lecturer Featured on Cover of 'Philadelphia Weekly'
Film/Video Senior Lecturer Maori Holmes is the "New Face of Indie Film," according to a cover story in the July 31 issue of Philadelphia Weekly. The feature article spotlights the filmmaker's recent BlackStar Film Festival, a celebration of cinema focused on work by and about people of African descent, which ran August 1 – 4. The festival was also featured in The Philadelphia Tribune, on 6ABC.com and on the Greater Philadelphia Film Office blog. Read more >>
Natural Craft: A Pop Up Jewelry Garden
The UArts-sponsored Philadelphia Horticultural Society Pop Up Garden, a temporary green space on the University's campus, will feature an exhibition of art jewelry inspired by nature created by UArts students and recent alumni, who will be on hand to engage with the public. Garden patrons may handle the work, try it on and talk with the artists. The purpose of the exhibition is to increase awareness of jewelry as an art form and showcase the Craft & Material Studies' Jewelry program. Most of the exhibited work will also be available for purchase. More info >>
August 17, 5 – 9:30 p.m.
PHS Pop Up Garden
313 S. Broad Street
Libraries Open House
Come visit the UArts Libraries Open House! Food and drink will be provided, and there will be button making. Tours will be held at Greenfield Library at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; attendees can enter to win one of two $100 Visa gift cards!
September 3, 2 – 4 p.m.
Greenfield Library, 333 S. Broad Street
Music Library, 250 S. Broad Street, 3rd floor
Little Queen of Nothing
"Little Queen of Nothing," a three-person collaboration featuring 2012 Painting/Drawing alumni David Meekins, Arielle Passenti and Rebecca Tennenbaum, investigates the potentiality of individual ownership of the everyday. Through a communistic sharing of each other's findings and failures, the artists have produced a series of work that refers to the systematic while remaining fundamentally idiosyncratic. More info >>
Through September 30
1400 N American Street, Philadelphia
19th Annual MFA Summer Lecture Series
The MFA in Studio Art program concludes its 19th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists, faculty and alumni. Held in CBS Auditorium, lectures 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 >>
Alex Da Corte '04 (Printmaking)
August 14, 12 p.m.
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
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.
Curated by third-year MFA students, "Altered Realities" features four Philadelphian artists, including Crafts Senior Lecturer and alumna Christina P. Day BFA '99 (Crafts), as well as Marc Blumthal, Ryan Wilson Kelly and Tim Portlock. All four artists are participants in the alternative art scene within the city and have shown in numerous spaces. More info >>
Through August 16
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 >>
Through August 16
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall)
Survey [The Mason-Dixon Line]: Colin Stearns
Exhibition by photographer Colin Stearns, assistant professor of Photography at Parsons The New School of Design in New York City. More info >>
August 23 – September 20
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
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