THIS WEEK @ UARTS: August 26 - September 1, 2013
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Faculty and staff are invited to the Fall 2013 Opening Meeting, featuring a welcome from President Sean T. Buffington, student dance performances and a presentation by Provost Kirk E. Pillow.
September 3, 4 p.m. SHARP!
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
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.
Illustrator/Alum to Receive PA Governor's Award for the Arts
Renowned illustrator Jerry Pinkney DIPL '60 (Advertising Design) can add yet another award to his collection: the prestigious Pennsylvania Governor's Award for the Arts. The Caldecott Medal winner, who is the focus of an exhibit titled "Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney" that runs through September 22 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will receive the Distinguished Arts Award from Governor Tom Corbett at a free and open-to-the-public ceremony being held October 22 at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg. Read more >>
Animated Series by Acting Alum Wins Daytime Emmy
"Dan Vs.," the Hub Network animated series co-created by Dan Mandel BFA '01 (Acting), recently won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program. The show – about Dan, a borderline sociopath and arsonist with anger management issues who thinks the world is against him – received three nominations, including one for Mandel as co-executive producer.
Glass Professor's Work Featured in 'DailyServing'
Work created by Craft & Material Studies Assistant Professor Alexander Rosenberg, who serves as head of the University's Glass program, was featured in the international contemporary art publication DailyServing. Read the article >>
ID Alum Helps Bring Electricity to Peruvian Village
Matt Tarosky BS '07 (Industrial Design) has taken what he learned his junior year in ID Associate Professor Anthony Guido's Nonprofit Technology Resources class all the way to Peru this summer, volunteering with Architecture for Humanity there. Tarosky is building a wind turbine out of used materials with the goal of getting electricity into some of the farmers' homes in the village, which currently have none. Read more >>
Experimental Video/Dining Event Features Film Professor's Work
"Rite of Spring," a collage video saluting the Stravinsky classic by School of film Master Lecturer Kathy Rose, was recently shown at the Eyebeam Gallery at an experimental video/dining event where diners viewed videos from within a giant cube. It ran twice nightly at the Chelsea gallery, from June 25 to August 11, and will travel to other cities. Watch a clip of the event >>
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed to help students make a smooth transition into college life and to the University of the Arts in particular. NSO is a fun-filled and enlightening time for incoming students, where they learn practical skills for being a successful college student-artist, experience first hand Philadelphia sights and sounds, and get to know new classmates and faculty. More info >>
NSO: August 29 – September 3
First Day of Classes: September 4
Presented during the 2013 FringeArts Festival by Pig Iron Theatre Company with the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts; directed by Dan Rothenberg and Alex Torra. Step into a labyrinthine, choose-your-own adventure about buying and selling everything under the sun. Philadelphia's premier physical theater company re-imagines its 2005 show, post financial crisis style. Part circus, part laboratory experiment, part shopping experience, "Pay Up" is a pay-as-you-go race against the clock to pick what plays you want to see. More info >>
September 4 – 22
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia
School of Art Visiting Artist Lecture: Virgil Marti
Virgil Marti creates hybrid objects and environments informed by a wide range of art-historical and pop-cultural references. Known for inserting high décor into fine art contexts, his installations are rich in humor and shrewd observation. More info >>
September 4, 10 a.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
New Start, New You: Step 8 – Measure Your Success
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with Women's Business Center. What is your break even? Figure out your profit and loss in Step 8 of 12 in the "New Start, New You" series designed to get your business up and running in 2013. Instructor: Priscila Santos, CPA and partner at Excellence Accounting and Tax Services. UArts students, alumni, staff and faculty: Free; general public: $20 / person. RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 27, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107
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 in the Greenfield Library and Music Library at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.; student 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
PIE Fall Information Sessions
At UArts, our Professional Institute for Educators programs are designed to address a wide range of professional development needs of general and subject K-12 educators. Our graduate certificate and MEd programs help prepare you to meet the challenges of reaching all of your students and are delivered in a setting and schedule tailored for today's busy classroom teachers.
Montgomery County Intermediate Unit >>
August 28, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Bucks County Intermediate Unit >>
August 29, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Unionville Elementary School >>
September 18, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Philadelphia Academy Charter School >>
September 25, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Free Lunchtime Yoga Is Back!
The popular free lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council is back. This class is suitable for all levels and open to faculty, staff and students. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Classes resume Wednesday, September 11 and continue weekly on Wednesdays through May 7, 2014. There are no classes during University Forums or winter and spring breaks.
August 28, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 303 (note new location)
birds, beasts, flowers: Rebecca Saylor Sack
Solo exhibition of new paintings by graduate and Fine Arts faculty member Rebecca Saylor Sack. In "birds, beast, flowers," Sack's paintings are inspired by the traditions of still life and memento mori as well as the speculations of fantasy and science fiction. Her paintings court the extremities of stability and riot, growth and decay. More info >>
Exhibition: September 5 – 28
Opening: September 5, 6 – 8 p.m.
537 W. 23rd Street, New York City
Continuing Studies Fall Information Session
Take the first step in learning about Continuing Education's courses and certificate programs. Our curriculum provides an accelerated, in-depth learning experience taught by talented working professionals who emphasize practical knowledge and skills using a project-based approach. Every program has a clear learning outcome: secure a new position, transition into a new industry or keep technical skills current. Presentation at 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. RSVP by Friday, September 6 at email@example.com or call 215-717-6095. More info >>
September 11, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, 9th floor
Passport to World Cinema Series: Watchtower
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 "Watchtower," a film from Turkey/France/Germany written and directed by Pelin Esmer. Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both UArts ID holders and PFS members. More info >>
September 18, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
PIE Fall Semester
The Professional Institute for Educators empowers educators across disciplines to continually advance their teaching skills to improve learning for all students. Through graduate courses, graduate certificate programs and a new MEd in Educational Program design, PIE develops innovative and creative educational programming to serve the professional development needs of K-12 teachers in and through the arts. More info >>
September 9 – December 17
Shake Rattle Roll: Mike Dias '13
The Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative at the University of the Arts is pleased to present a new project by alumnus Mike Dias BFA '13 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts). Titled "Shake Rattle Roll," Dias' project presents a pair of automobiles on the two opposing platforms outside of Hamilton Hall: one in a position of triumphant success, the other stripped down and flipped over as if defeated. More info >>
Through October 1
The City of Children: Monika Merva
During several visits since 2002, Monika Merva has photographed everyday life at a Hungarian government housing facility for children from dysfunctional and poverty-stricken families. The City of Children was founded in the late 1950s, a period when the Hungarian social welfare system emphasized collective solutions to private problems. More info >>
Through September 20
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: Through October 8
Opening Reception: September 19, 5 – 8 p.m.
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall)
Survey [The Mason-Dixon Line]: Colin Stearns
"Survey [The Mason Dixon Line]" is Colin Stearns' exhibition of large-format black and white prints that resulted from his "walking the path made by Mason and Dixon looking for the beginning of this country's compass, in the process, imagining the vision they saw. I photographed this border of cultural distinction at the places of its occurrence. This border was created before states were states, before the Union was chartered and before the Civil War." More info >>
Through September 20