THIS WEEK @ UARTS: October 21 - 27, 2013
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University Financial Update
Faculty and staff: Please join us for a Financial Update meeting 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.
ID Alum Turns Senior Thesis Into Business
With the help of a Creative Incubator/Wells Fargo Fellowship Grant from the University's Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, Lorenzo Buffa BS '12 (Industrial Design) and his Analog Watch Co. have just launched the Carpenter Collection, the first-ever line of gender-neutral wooden watches designed with a truly soft and flexible wooden strap. Read more >>
UArts Hosts Stage Combat Workshop
UArts hosted the 14th Annual Philadelphia Stage Combat Workshop, the annual conference of the Society of American Fight Directors – also known as "The Cheesesteak" – held October 4 – 6. Led by UArts Professor and SAFD Fight Director Charles Conwell, co-founder of the workshop, the 2013 Cheesesteak was featured in the October 13 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read more >>
Interactive Installation Provides Dramatic Backdrop for Museum Studies Symposium
Solmssen Court is the site of a dramatic installation featuring dozens of white parasols suspended from the top of the glass-enclosed space. Erected as part of the recent Museum Studies-sponsored symposium titled "Collaborative Approaches | Meaningful Experiences," the interactive exhibit will be on display through the end of October. Read more >>
Liberal Arts Professor Releases Book of Poetry
Each Chartered Street, a book of poetry by Liberal Arts Adjunct Associate Professor Sebastian Agudelo, has just been released by Saturnalia Books. Agudelo will give a reading from his new book on Thursday, November 21 at 7 p.m. in Connelly Auditorium in Terra Hall. Read more >>
Animation Professor Is MacDowell Colony Fellow
Animation Associate Professor Karl Staven has just begun a fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, the nation's leading artist colony. Staven, who is visually exploring his surrounding environs, created a short visual experiment that combines a ripped piece of paper and a nearby pond behind his studio, the same studio where composer Aaron Copeland worked. Watch the video >>
Theater Professor to Present Lecture in the U.K.
Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Professor Charles Gilbert will deliver a presentation on "Stanislavski and the Singing Actor," sponsored by the Stanislavski Centre in association with the American Theatre Arts program at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance in Kent, England. Gilbert, who has been training singing actors at UArts for more than 20 years, examines the ways in which the Stanislavski system remains useful on the stage and acknowledges Stanislavski’s influence in the development of the "SAVI System," a pedagogical approach he devised for musical theater students. The talk will be held on Monday, October 21 at 6.30 p.m.
Photo Lecturer Featured in 'Light Work Annual'
"Bachelor Portraits," the award-winning series by Photography Senior Lecturer and 2012 Light Work artist-in-residence Justyna Badach BFA '94 (Photography), is featured in Contact Sheet 172: Light Work Annual 2013, the non-profit photography organization's 40th anniversary issue.
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
Senior Dance Shows
Annual performances by seniors in the School of Dance. Showtime: 7:30 p.m.
October 30 – November 1
November 13 – 15
Dance Theater at the Drake
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
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
Lecture: Dr. Virginia Vitkiene
Dr. Virginia Vitkiene will present "Lithuanian Crafts as an Expanded Field: Challenging Stereotypes." This lecture is co-sponsored by the Lithuanian International Cultural Programme Centre and the UArts Craft & Material Studies program, and is free and open to the public. More info >>
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.
Connelly Lecture Hall, 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
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
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 30, 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 >>
Through November 19
Works In Progress: Exploring Origins & Identity
"Works In Progress: Exploring Origins & Identity" presents recent work from three artists in the MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program. The work shown highlights explorations into cultural and personal origins and how identity is defined. This exhibition documents the development of a body of work from Kyra Devine, Erin Malkowski and Kara Petraglia during the second year of the graduate program. More info >>
Exhibition: October 22 – November 8
Opening Reception: October 25, 5 – 8 p.m.
Do not reply: Dan Haddigan '09
"Do not reply" is a solo exhibition by alumnus Dan Haddigan BFA '09 (Printmaking), who attempts to decode and translate email messages that do not make it into our inboxes. More info >>
Through November 8
The Alchemist: Francis Cortland Tucker
Exhibition of paintings by former part-time Painting/Drawing faculty member Francis C. Tucker, who died on December 21, 2012. Tucker taught Materials and Techniques up until his retirement in the spring of 2012. More info >>
Exhibition: November 4 – December 20
Opening Reception & Memorial: November 4, 5 – 7 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
Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)
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
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
Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)
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
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 >>
Through October 26
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