THIS WEEK @ UARTS: September 16 - 22, 2013
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Drop/Add Deadline: Tuesday, September 17
The Drop/Add deadline is Tuesday, September 17 at 5 p.m. Students should log on to the UArts Portal and verify their schedule. Stop by the Office of the Registrar for assistance or email email@example.com. Although the Office of the Registrar is unable to register students for classes over the phone or through email, our staff can assist students with online schedule adjustments. As always, students should contact their advisor or department if they have any questions about their degree progress or what classes are most appropriate. After the drop/add deadline, students must withdraw from a class, receiving a grade of W on their transcript.
Blick Back to School Sale
Stock up on art supplies during the Blick Art Materials back to school sale and save with an exclusive UArts coupon. Sale ends October 6. While you're picking up your supplies, enter for a chance to win a Scion tC. Enter in store and online through October 6 for two chances to win. Entry and official rules >>
Brind School Co-Production 'Pay Up' Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
"Pay Up," presented during the 2013 FringeArts Festival by Pig Iron Theatre Company with the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, was featured in the September 10 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer, which called the immersive show "smart and entertaining." Read the review (PDF) >>
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NYC's 'Radical Presence' Exhibit Features UArts Alumni
Work by award-winning artist Dave McKenzie BFA '00 (Printmaking) and 2013 Silver Star Alumni Award recipient Jayson Musson BFA '02 (Photography) is featured in "Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art," the first comprehensive survey of more than five decades of performance art by black visual artists. Presented in two parts by New York University's Grey Art Gallery (September 10 – December 7) and the Studio Museum in Harlem (November 14 – March 9, 2014), the exhibition will be accompanied by more than a dozen live performances and public programs throughout its six-month run.
Visiting Writers Series: Joyce Carol Oates
National Book Award winner and bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates will inaugurate the University of the Arts' new Visiting Writers Series. Created in connection with the University's newly launched BFA in Creative Writing program, the series will feature six acclaimed contemporary writers visiting the UArts campus each year. Oates' reading is co-sponsored by The American Poetry Review. Free and open to the public. More info >>
September 24, 6:30 p.m.
MBET Workshop: Disco Biscuits' Marc Brownstein
The Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology program presents its first workshop featuring Marc Brownstein, founder and bassist of Philadelphia jam band the Disco Biscuits. One of the top 50 grossing bands in the country, the Disco Biscuits have their own series of music festivals that includes Camp Bisco and the upcoming City Bisco, being held September 27 – 28 at the Mann Music Center.
September 18, 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
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 >>
Through September 22
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia
Knowing Dance More Series
Presented by the School of Dance, "Knowing Dance More" is a series of lectures, conversations and informal showings led by important artists, theorists, scholars and curators in the international field of dance. All lectures take place 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; locations TBD unless noted.
September 18, 2013
October 2, 2013
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
November 13, 2013
February 5, 2014
March 26, 2014
Susan Leigh Foster
April 16, 2014
Wrap Up & Student Showings w. Lauren Bakst
Vocal Faculty Recital
Caplan Recital Hall
Lecture: Damian Skinner
What makes contemporary jewelry unique? Join Damian Skinner, noted scholar, art historian and curator of Applied Art and Design at the Auckland Museum in New Zealand, for an exciting conversation on the field of contemporary jewelry today and its remarkable future. The discussion, part of the Art Jewelry Forum Speakers Tour marking the publication of AJF's book Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective, is free and open to the public. More info >>
September 23, 2:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Memory Theaters: The Photographic Books of Bea Nettles
Lecture by Bea Nettles, who will trace her ongoing involvement with photographic books beginning with her unique and early offset techniques of the 70s and her independently published offset work in the following decades, followed by early "desktop" publishing. Production and distribution will be outlined as she shares the autobiographical content of these books. More info >>
September 19, 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Fall for the Arts: Saturday Arts Lab Fair
This event is free and open to the public with art activities, food and raffle prizes. The art activities will be geared towards children in grades K-8. Art workshops will cover printmaking, sculpture, drawing and design taught by our Saturday Arts Lab faculty. Raffle prizes will include Saturday Arts Lab classes, art supplies, free museum tickets and more. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-717-6430. More info >>
September 21, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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
The Man of Mode
"The Man of Mode" is a comedy by George Etherege that satirizes the behavior of the libertines, courtiers and wits of London during the 17th century. It is the fashionable world of theatricals, parks, drawing rooms and bed chambers, of people who can sleep through the morning, of masks, flirtations, stylish clothing and sexual intrigues that returned to London after the fall of the Commonwealth. By George Etherege; directed by Neill Hartley. Tickets >>
September 26 – 29
Caplan Studio Theater
Free Lunchtime Yoga
The popular free lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council is suitable for all levels and open to faculty, staff and students. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Classes continue weekly on Wednesdays through May 7, 2014. There are no classes during University Forums or winter and spring breaks.
September 18, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 407 (note new location; room changes will be communicated by email)
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.
Worlds on Stage: Theater Design & Technology Student Work
Students in the Theater Design & Technology program have many opportunities to realize their creative visions. The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts assigns student designers and technicians to its 12+ productions each year before adding in any faculty, staff or outside professionals. The images and objects in this exhibit are student work – the students even took most of these photographs. More info >>
Through October 18
The Art of Jon Krause
Jon Krause creates images that are typically characterized by a sense of calm that masks an elegant edginess and witty irony. His intelligent, thought-provoking illustrations have appeared in Time, Forbes, Business Week, The Atlantic and Random House, and his work has been awarded by all of the major illustration annuals. More info >>
Exhibition: September 17 – November 16
Public Presentation: October 24, 1 – 2:30 pm, CBS Auditorium
Reception: October 24, 3 – 4 p.m., von Hess Gallery
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
Melting Away: Camille Seaman
"Melting Away" is Camille Seaman's collection of images made over the course of a decade traveling back and forth between the Arctic and Antarctic regions of our planet. Polar ice continues to shrink at record levels because of climate change. Seaman is currently a TED Senior Fellow as well as a Stanford Knight Fellow. More info >>
September 27 – October 25
Gallery One (Hamilton Hall, lower level)
Art, Play and Bringing the Outside In
A collaborative project by MFA Program Director Erin Boyle MFA '05 (Sculpture): Concept and Curator, Zac Pritchard MFA '14 (Studio Art): Lead Collaborator and MFA in Studio Art students. This project is the third in a series of projects dealing with collaboration and play. The purpose of this collaborative project is to see what happens when we bring a sculpture that was created to be outdoors and try to configure it to fit into a small inside space. More info >>
Exhibition: Through October 5
Reception: September 19, 6 p.m.
Hamilton & Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall)
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
Roma Beyond Borders + Smokey Mountain: Nigel Dickinson
The work of Nigel Dickinson, a London- and Paris-based photojournalist, will be featured with work from two projects. The Roma, a people whose history is not written within one country's borders, is the subject of "Roma Beyond Borders." The other selection is from Dickinson's "Smokey Mountain" project. Smokey Mountain is a rubbish dump, which started as a landfill site 60 years ago on the outskirts Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh; the grey cloud of acrid smoke exuding from constantly burning garbage gives it its nickname. More info >>
September 27 – October 25
Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)
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