THIS WEEK @ UARTS: September 9 - 15, 2013
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Fall 2013 Building Hours
Effective as of September 4, Anderson Hall, Hamilton Hall, Merriam Hall and Terra Hall will be open daily from 7 a.m. until 2 a.m. Building hours for all other buildings are posted on each building and are summarized below. There will be no after-hours access to these academic buildings, which will be closed nightly from 2 a.m. until 7 a.m. Hamilton Hall evening hours are primarily to allow late access (until 2 a.m.) to the CAMD Furness studios in the back of Hamilton Hall. The front entry to Hamilton will close at 8 p.m., but the Furness studios will be accessible through the Pine Street entry. Beginning 30 days prior to the end of each semester, these buildings will be open with 24-hour access to accommodate end-of-semester work. The start date for 24-hour access will be announced mid-semester.
Anderson Hall: Daily 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Arts Bank: Daily 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Drake: Daily 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Furness Shops: Daily 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Gershman Hall: Daily 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Hamilton Hall: M-F: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Merriam Theater: Daily 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Terra Hall: Daily 7 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Furness Hall: 24 hours for residents*
Juniper Hall: 24 hours for residents*
Pine Hall: 24 hours for residents*
Spruce Hall: 24 hours for residents*
*Residence hall visitors must comply with Resident Life access policy.
Erin Boyle Re-Appointed Interim Director of MFA in Studio Art
Christopher Sharrock, dean of the College of Art, Media & Design, has announced the re-appointment of Senior Lecturer Erin Boyle MFA '05 (Sculpture) as interim director of the MFA in Studio Art program. Boyle served as interim director last year and has been with the University since 2003 when she was an MFA Sculpture student. In 2005, she served as administrative assistant for the MFA and Museum Studies programs and in 2006, began her teaching career here. She has been involved in all aspects of program planning, student recruitment, budgeting, symposium development and coordination, student advising, orientation, and graduation. Boyle’s unique perspective as a student, administrator and faculty member will allow her to continue to successfully lead the program.
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 >>
ID Faculty Member/Alum Wins Core77 Design Award
The Laundry Punch Bag, a three-in-one hamper, workout and transporter created by Master Lecturer Jason Lempieri MID '04 (Industrial Design), was recently named a Professional Notable winner in the prestigious Core77 Design Awards in the Soft Goods category. Lempieri’s clever product, produced by British retailer SuckUK LTD, has been featured on the "Today Show," on numerous design blogs and is available online at Urban Outfitters. Read more >>
Noted Scholar Damian Skinner to Give Lecture on Contemporary Jewelry
Join noted scholar Damian Skinner 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 his AJF book Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective, will be presented at 2:30 p.m. in CBS Auditorium in Hamilton Hall and is free and open to the public. More info >>
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Professor's Film Included in U.K., European Tour
"Solaristics," a 10-minute meditation on the phenomenon of the "black sun" by School of Film Professor Peter Rose, will tour the U.K. and Europe as part of the Lumiere Project, a program of works that resonate with the natural light outside the projection spaces. The video was shot entirely with a Flip camera. Watch "Solaristics" >>
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. Tickets to the 10 p.m. show on Wednesday, September 11 are just $10 for students. Use the code PAYUP10. More info >>
Through September 22e
Asian Arts Initiative
1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia
The exhibition "By Association" features works by artists linked together through mutual connections, artists who know each other "by association." Coordinated by Outside the Frame Collective, "By Association" features work by Philadelphia area artists including UArts alum Shawn Beeks MFA '08 (Studio Art), Erin Anderson, Melissa Good, Eric Kenney, Diedra Krieger, Jay McClellan, Esther Saigo, Lee Schnelle, Ralph Stollenwerk, The Huckle Buckle Boys and the OtFC artists. More info >>
Through September 30
Dick Blick Art Materials
1330 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
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.
Corzo Center Events
Identifying Business Opportunities
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Learn how to narrow the gap between a good idea and a good business idea. Time for Q&A will follow the program. Presented by Richard Binswanger, managing principal for non-profits at the Clearview Group and founder of the Innovadium; extensive experience working with very early stage start-ups. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
September 12, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room TBD
Entrepreneur Boot Camp
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. An interactive, two-week workshop providing a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur – how to plan, develop, budget, market and present your ideas. Highly recommended for those interested in applying for the Incubator Grant program. Free for UArts students and alumni; limited seating available. Register at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
Boot Camp: September 16 – 20, 6 – 9 p.m.
One-on-One ½ hour Coaching Appointments: September 21 & 26, 6 – 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room TBD
New Start, New You: Step 9 – Board of Advisors
Presented by the Corzo Center with Women's Business Center. When will you launch your business? Get personalized attention with our expert panel of lawyers, CPA, insurance and commercial real estate professionals in step 9 of 12 in the "New Start, New You" series designed to get your business up and running in 2013. This series can be taken as individual workshops or as a whole. Moderator: Judi Rhee Alloway, director of the Women’s Business Center. UArts students, alumni, staff and faculty: Free; General public: $20/person. RSVP by email to email@example.com.
September 17, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107
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
Inventing Eco-Futures Course
This 12-session class will be a tour through award-winning filmmaker, writer and green designer Christopher Zelov's influential work over the past 20 years, including looks into his multiple film and book projects in collaboration with some of the most famous names in the sustainability movement. $25 per class / $250 for the entire course (classes may be taken individually or as a whole). UArts students receive a 15% discount off admission price. Use code: EcoFrontier2 (case-sensitive). Registration and more info >>
Tuesdays, September 17 – December 17, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Center for Architecture
1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia
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
Knowing Dance More Series: Lauren Bakst
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. Series curator Lauren Bakst leads an introductory lecture that contextualizes the upcoming KDM speakers within the contemporary landscape of dance. More info >>
September 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-717-6095. More info >>
September 11, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, 9th floor
Don R. Miller & Charles J. Adams
Come see the beautifully crafted works of Craft & Material Studies Associate Professor Don R. Miller, head of the UArts Wood program, and Charles J. Adams as Allen's Lane Art Center exhibits a number of their important and signature pieces. Meet the artists and talk to them about their work at a special cocktail reception on September 21. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online.
Exhibition: September 13 – October 20
Cocktail Reception and Fundraiser: September 21, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
The Carolyn and Howard Alber Gallery
601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia
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 11, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 303 (note new location)
Call for Entries: Artist-Designed Bike Racks
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia in partnership with the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy is seeking design proposals for bike racks to be installed in Center City Philadelphia and other potential locations in the city. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2013. This competition is open to all artists and design professionals. For full competition details, including the project budget, selection process, submission procedures and design guidelines, please see the official RFP document.
Philadelphia Public Art Photo Contest
Calling all art-loving shutterbugs: Visit Philly and With Art Philadelphia want your photos! Submit your original images of murals, sculptures, gardens or paintings in museums and galleries in Philly and you could win a free art-filled weekend getaway or museum memberships. To enter, submit a photo and caption of public art in the Philadelphia region via Facebook or by tagging your photo on Instagram or Twitter with #PhillyArtContest. Then, it's up to a vote! Ten winners will be selected, with one grand-prize winner. The contest closes on September 12, so start snapping.
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.
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.
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 >>
Exhibition: Through September 20
Lecture: September 12, 1 p.m., CBS Auditorium
Reception: September 12, 4 – 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 >>
Exhibition: Through September 20
Reception: September 12, 4 – 6 p.m.