THIS WEEK @ UARTS: September 30 - October 6, 2013
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Visiting Writing Series Launches with Reading by Joyce Carol Oates
The University of the Arts' new Visiting Writers Series launched on September 24 with a reading, Q&A session and book signing by National Book Award winner and bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates. The inaugural event was co-sponsored by The American Poetry Review. Read more >>
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
Sponsored by the University of the Arts and presented by the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) is the largest tour of artist studios and creative workspaces in the region and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country. UArts alumni galleries will be noted with the UArts logo in this year’s printed directory.
October 5 – 6: Tours East of Broad Street
October 19 – 20: Tours West of Broad Street
'Making IT' Exhibition to Showcase Work by Recent Alumni
"Making IT: Alumni Works '03-'13," a juried exhibition of works by alumni from the classes of 2003 through 2013, will be on display October 10 – 26 in the lobby of Hamilton Hall and the adjacent Arronson Gallery, with an opening reception scheduled for Friday, October 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Read more >>
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 >>
Short Lensed by Film Alum Wins Ron Howard-Judged Contest
Congratulations to Andrew Wheeler BFA '01 (Film), who served as cinematographer for the short film "Here and Now," named one of five winners in Canon's Project Imaginat10n Film Contest. The user-generated contest, designed to inspire short films based on crowd-sourced photos, was featured in the September 19 issue of Variety. Read more >>
Photography Professor Wins International Competition
Adjunct Associate Professor of Photography Barbara Proud placed third in the Portraiture Portfolio category in the 5th annual Julia Margaret Cameron awards for women photographers, an international juried competition presented by the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards.
School of Music Lecturer/Alum Is 'Classroom Hero'
School of Music alumnus and Senior Lecturer Jason Chuong MAT '09 (Music Education), BM '08 (Percussion) is one of 50 teachers profiled in American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom, a new book set for release on October 12. Chuong, who teaches in the University’s MAT in Music Education program, is also a full-time itinerant class instrumental music teacher for the School District of Philadelphia, where he teaches grades 3-12 in some of the city’s most challenging neighborhoods. Read more >>
Book by Photo Faculty Member/Alum Released
Photography Lecturer and alumnus Jordan Baumgarten BFA '06 (Photography) has just released his first book, a hardbound collection of images he took in his West Philadelphia neighborhood titled Briar Patch (Parts & Labor). Read more >>
Alum's Installation Featured at DesignPhiladelphia Kick Off
An interactive light-projection installation by Andrew Cameron Zahn BFA '11 (Multimedia), MFA '13 (Studio Art) will be featured at DesignPhiladelphia's PopUp Place, the kick-off event for the 2013 Festival. The cocktail party and benefit takes place October 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. at bahdeebahdu (1522 N. America Street), with an after-party from 9 p.m. to midnight in the American Street Studio (2200 N. American Street).
Crafts Alumna Wins 'Vogue Knitting' Design Contest
An avant-garde cocktail dress created by Nicole Feller-Johnson BFA '02 (Crafts) was named the first runner-up in Vogue Knitting magazine’s Zealana Design Contest. Her winning piece was featured in the publication’s Fall 2013 issue. Read more >>
October 8, 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
October 16, 9:30 a.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
October 23, 1 p.m.
Hamilton 316, Hamilton Hall
November 5, 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
CHEESESTEAK 2013: 14th Annual Philadelphia Stage Combat Workshop
Hosted by the University of the Arts, the Cheesesteak is a stage combat spectacular featuring local, national and international faculty, including UArts Fight Director Charles Conwell. More info >>
October 4 – 6
Open Office Hours with President Buffington
Members of the University community are invited to meet with President Sean T. Buffington on a first-come, first-served basis regarding any subject they wish to bring to his attention.
October 2, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
October 21, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor
Senior Dance Shows
Annual performances by seniors in the School of Dance. Showtime: 8 p.m.
October 2 – 4
October 16 – 18
October 30 – November 1
Dance Theater at the Drake
Vocal Department: Showcase Concert
October 2, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Lesley Flanigan: Amplifications
The Design, Art & Technology (DAT) program presents a free-and-open-to-the-public performance by experimental electronic musician Lesley Flanigan. She will also be conducting two workshops: one on Amplification circuits; the other on creating a "Noise Toy." The workshops are open to 10 teams or individuals free of charge. Please contact Interim DAT Program Director Chris Garvin to register.
Performance: October 4, 7 p.m
Amplification Circuits Workshop: October 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Noise Toy Workshop: October 6, 11 a.m.
The SynthSig (music/sound synthesis special interest group) meeting will consist of two presentations: former Illustration faculty member Brian Biggs will demonstrate the OP-1 synthesizer and Print Services Manager Loyd Padget will demonstrate some of his work utilizing the Pure Data environment as well as MIDI and OSC in real-time manipulation of sound. This meeting is open to the University community. For further information, contact Professor Tom Porett at email@example.com. More info >>
October 9, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Connolly Auditorium, Terra Hall
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. More info >>
October 2, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Maker-Seller Series: Establishing Your Brand
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at UArts and Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel. Part one of the "Maker-Seller" series, a nine-part series giving makers tools to sell their products through multiple channels. Participants will investigate and determine their target market and brand positioning. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com. More info >>
October 10, 7 – 9 p.m.
511 Terra Hall
Sponsored by International Student Programs. Events take place Wednesdays in the Levitt Foyer in Gershman Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
UArts Dancers at the Venice Biennale: Italian lunch
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.
October 2, 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 >>
Through October 8
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: Through November 16
Public Presentation: October 24, 1 – 2:30 pm, CBS Auditorium
Reception: October 24, 3 – 4 p.m., von Hess Gallery
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 atrecord levels because of climate change. Seaman is currently a TED Senior Fellow as well as a Stanford Knight Fellow. More info >>
Through October 25
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
Hamilton & Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall)
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
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 onecountry'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 >>
Through 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 >>
Through October 5
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