THIS WEEK @ UARTS: October 14 - 20, 2013
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University Financial Update: New Date
Faculty and staff: We have rescheduled the Financial Update meeting because of conflicts with other University events. Please join us on Wednesday, October 23 at 11:30 a.m. in Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall. President Sean T. Buffington and senior leadership will discuss the FY14 budget and other financial matters.
There will be a fall University Forum in November that will feature the University’s faculty and student community partnerships. More details on the forum will be announced soon.
Blick Supports UArts
Blick Art Materials is proud to support the University of the Arts. From October 18 to October 20, be sure to check out the Extra Discount Days sale for discounts on the art supplies you need most. Students can also enjoy a 30 percent discount during the month of October with an exclusive coupon.
UArts Hosts Stage at Philly Street Fest
As part of the 8th annual Midtown Village Fall Festival held October 6, the University of the Arts hosted a stage on the corner of Broad and Chestnuts Streets featuring various performances by students and alumni from the College of Performing Arts. Read more >>
Craft Professor's Exhibit Reviewed in 'Artforum'
A review of "The Battle of Carnival and Lent," an exhibition by stained-glass artist and Craft & Material Studies Adjunct Professor Judith Schaechter, was featured in Artforum’s October 2013 issue. The exhibit, which was first installed at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, ran May 22 – July 20 at the Claire Oliver Gallery in New York City. Read the full review (PDF) >>
University Professor Talks Movie Music on BBC Radio 3
University Professor of Humanities & Media Studies Camille Paglia was featured on "The Essay: You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet," part of BBC Radio 3's "Sound of Cinema" series. Paglia talks about the movie music that has influenced her since childhood, including the scores to "Ben-Hur," "Lawrence of Arabia," "North by Northwest," "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "Basic Instinct." Listen to the broadcast >>
Documentary Edited by Film Alum Wins Woodstock Film Fest Award
Congratulations to alumnus Greg Feinberg BFA '96 (Film & Video), who served as editor for "Poustinia," winner of the Diane Seligman Award for Best Short Documentary at the 2013 Woodstock Film Festival held October 2 – 6. Read more >>
School of Dance Co-Sponsors Field Study Exchange Program
The School of Dance at the University of the Arts has partnered with non-profit contemporary dance organization Chez Bushwick as part of a field study exchange program for UArts students and alumni to present their choreography in a two-night performance series hosted at the Center for Performance Research on November 21 and 22. More info >>
Animation Faculty Member Serves as Juror at International Festival
Animation Senior Lecturer Elliot Cowen served as a juror for the 2013 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), which took place September 18 – 22 in Canada. OIAF presents the world's most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation, transforming Ottawa into the center of the animation universe every September.
Reading Series: Whenever We Feel Like It
Poetry reading by Paul Killebrew, Jenn McCreary, and student poets from the University of the Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, co-hosted by Zach Savich, assistant professor of Poetry at UArts. Free and open to the public. More info >>
October 22, 6 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 905
Teaching to See: Screening and Interview with Inge Druckrey
The Graphic Design program presents a screening of "Teaching to See" and an interview with UArts Professor Emerita Inge Druckrey, the renowned designer and educator who is the subject of the documentary by filmmaker Andrei Severny. The 38-minute film showcases Druckrey’s work and her 40-plus year teaching career. Internationally recognized typeface designer and calligrapher Kris Holmes will interview Druckrey and Severny following the screening. Read more >>
October 23, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Connolly Auditorium, Terra Hall
School of Music Performances
"Z" Big Band and Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band Concert
The School of Music's "Z" Big Band and the Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band perform together.
October 22, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Concert by the School of Music's Vocal department.
October 23, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
By Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik; directed by Assistant Professor Rick Stoppleworth. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, "Spring Awakening" is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials and tribulations and the exhilaration of the teen years. More info >>
October 18 – 26
Arts Bank Theater
The University of the Arts has partnered with the Center for Design+Innovation at Temple University's Fox School of Business to present inciteXchange 2013, a featured event at this year’s DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Co-organized by Industrial Design Assistant Professor and MID program head Jeremy Beaudry, this one-day event features Industrial Design Senior Lecturer and alumnus Andrew Dahlgren MID '07 (Industrial Design), who is one of nine speakers presenting on "BACK TO BASICS: Food, Clothing and Shelter." More info >>
October 18, 1 – 6 p.m.
Alter Hall @ Temple University
1801 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia
15th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Presented by the Animation program, the "Animation Show of Shows" is a traveling selection of the year's best animated short films, curated and presented by Acme Filmworks founder Ron Diamond. The screening is free of charge and open to the UArts community and non-UArts animation professionals, students and fans on a first-come, first-served basis. More info >>
October 23, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
806 Terra Hall
2013 Grassroots Game Conference
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts and Philadelphia Game Lab. The conference is intended to serve broad interest in the creation of games by small teams. Every track is focused on bringing game creation together with an existing area of interest. Open to the public. General admission: $20 per track. Student tickets: $10 per track. Use code uartssponsordisc for half off any ticket price. Register >>
October 14 – 20
Senior Dance Shows
Annual performances by seniors in the School of Dance. Showtime: 7:30 p.m.
October 16 – 18
October 30 – November 1
November 13 – 15
Dance Theater at the Drake
2013 Leadership Conference for Women in the Arts
What are the skills needed for you to be a leader in the competitive world of art and design? At this interactive, day-long conference, you will learn from women who’ve achieved success by taking risks, being flexible, developing a solid network and creating collaborative endeavors. You will also have the opportunity to have invigorating conversations with students from other colleges and universities. Registration deadline is Monday, October 14. $10 for students. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Moore College of Art & Design
20th Street and the Parkway, Philadelphia
Reaching Across Cultures: International Design Initiatives at the University of the Arts
Featured event at the DesignPhiladelphia Festival taking place October 10 – 18. Designers have at their disposal tools that give them a unique ability to partner with communities and organizations to help initiate meaningful change. But how does this process translate across cultural, linguistic and geographical lines? Students and faculty from the undergraduate and graduate Industrial Design programs at UArts will discuss recent design initiatives that explore the challenges inherent in working in global contexts. More info >>
October 17, 6 – 8 p.m.
Terra Hall, 5th floor
Family and Alumni Weekend
Each October, the University of the Arts welcomes family, friends and alumni back to Center City Philadelphia to reconnect and experience campus life. This year, we are expecting nearly 300 family, friends and alumni to come to the University for a beautiful weekend filled with performances, activities, great food and memories. More info >>
October 18 – 20
Floating Room: Kristine Marx
"Floating Room" by Assistant Professor Kristine Marx, co-director of the College of Art, Media & Design's Core Studies program, is created from animated drawings, photographs and video. Through the process of remembering the space and reconfiguring it, these layered fragments form videos that are projected back onto the actual site of the gallery in which the footage was taken. More info >>
October 18 – November 10
Station Independent Projects
164 Suffolk Street, New York City
New Start, New You: Step 10 – Effective Websites
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with Women's Business Center. Learn how to create a low-budget, cost-effective website in step 10 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. Instructor: Beth Blinebury of Blinebury Design. UArts students, alumni, staff and faculty: free; general public: $20/person. RSVP by email to email@example.com.
October 22, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107
The DesignPhiladelphia Festival is one of the largest design festivals in the country and garners local, national and international attention. Participants create events, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, open studios and street-happenings across the city, many featuring UArts faculty, students and alumni. The Festival, attended by thousands of design aficionados, celebrates the region's dynamic design community and shines a spotlight on Philadelphia as a hub of creativity and innovation.
October 10 – 18
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 19 – 20: Tours West of Broad Street
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 21, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor
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.
Teaching and Learning in China: Chinese 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 16, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 407
Dennis Adams: Malraux's Shoes & Tagging the Archives
In the video work "Malraux's Shoes," Dennis Adams masquerades as French writer and art theorist André Malraux (1901–1976) in a reconstruction of the iconic photograph of Malraux standing in his study with the plates of his book The Imaginary Museum of World Sculpture laid out on the floor before him. The works from the associated series "Tagging the Archives" (2012) also deal with cultural memory. More info >>
Exhibition: October 14 – November 19
Opening Reception: October 14, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Ahab: A Brief History of Decline
The University of the Arts' Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative is pleased to present a new project by New Jersey-based artist Scott Pellnat. Titled "Ahab: A Brief History of Decline," Pellnat's installation presents a broken sailing ship on the north platform, coupled with a carefully constructed faux-stone tower on the south platform. More info >>
Through November 15
Selected work by seniors in the College of Art, Media & Design. This exhibit runs concurrently with "Making IT: Alumni Works '03-'13" on display in the Hamilton Hall Lobby and Arronson Gallery. More info >>
Through October 26
Ghana Independent Study
Exhibit of photos taken by graduate students Lauren Chaika BFA '10 (Illustration), MAT '14 (Art Education); Lauren Fields MAT '14 (Art Education); and Kate Bisono BFA '11 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts), MAT '14 (Art Education), who spent last June in Abor, Ghana, as part of Art & Design Education Associate Professor Dr. Teresa Unseld's Ghana Independent Study course. Monies from a silent auction will go toward purchasing needed supplies and equipment for school children in Abor. More info >>
Through October 17
Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th floor)
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
Hamilton Hall Lobby & Arronson Gallery (Hamilton Hall)
Making IT: Alumni Works '03 – '13
"Making IT: Alumni Works '03-'13" is a juried exhibition of works by alumni from the classes of 2003 through 2013, including undergraduate and graduate alumni. The 57 works that were selected create a coherent and innovative exhibition, showcasing the excellence and artistic diversity of our recent alumni. More info >>
Exhibition: Through October 26
Reception: October 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall)
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
President's Office (Hamilton Hall, 1st floor)
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
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