THIS WEEK @ UARTS: October 28 - November 3, 2013
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A reminder to users of FreedomPay: the service will be discontinued at the end of the current semester and using your UArts ID through eAccounts and UArts$ will become the sole method of automatic payment for campus services such as iLabs, Dining Services, the School Store, individual crafts and arts shops on campus, and even vending machines (cash and credit cards will also continue to be accepted). Once you use a credit card to deposit cash to your eAccount, you can then use your student ID as your payment method everywhere eAccounts is accepted on campus. We strongly recommend a credit rather than a debit card for greater online security.
It’s easy to sign up – just log in to the UArts Portal, click “eAccounts” in the left menu, then follow the instructions.
Course Stories Proposals
The Center for Teaching and Learning is soliciting proposals from faculty and staff members who are interested in making short presentations about how they teach their courses. The presentations are to be designed to follow a course through the semester in a narrative format. A discussion among the participants and audience will follow the presentations. Proposals are due on or before Friday, November 1.
Blick Supports UArts
Blick Art Materials is excited to support the University of the Arts through a partnership that brings exciting opportunities, events and discounts to the University community throughout the year!
School of Music Presents 'Video Game Music Re-Imagined' Concert
Organized by students in the Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology program, "Video Game Music Re-Imagined" includes video game music from the original NES through today's console generation, reinterpreted and rearranged for UArts ensembles. The concert will take place at Caplan Recital Hall on Friday, November 8 at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Saturday, November 9 at 1 p.m. The show is free for all UArts students, staff and faculty; general admission is $10 at the door. Read more >>
MEPD Alumna Is Exhibit Designer for Philly Mobile Museum
When Jordan Klein MFA '13 (Museum Exhibition Planning & Design) is not designing exhibits for the Philadelphia Public History Truck, she can be found behind the wheel of the mobile museum devoted to telling the story of Philadelphia. The PPHT, whose mission is to make culture accessible through creative community building, was featured in the Philadelphia City Paper and on NewsWorks.org. Read more >>
Art Ed Professor Provides Creative Outlet for Senior Artists
Dr. Teresa Unseld, associate professor of Art & Design Education, is teaching a beginning drawing class to seniors at the St. Charles Senior Community Center in South Philadelphia, where artists 60 years and older can learn and apply basic drawing techniques. The senior artists' work will be on display November 19 through December 8 in the Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor), with an opening reception scheduled for Tuesday, November 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. Read more >>
Renowned Illustrator/Alum Receives PA Governor's Award
Renowned illustrator Jerry Pinkney DIPL '60 (Advertising Design) can add yet another award to his collection: the prestigious Pennsylvania Governor's Award for the Arts, which honors outstanding Pennsylvania artists, arts organizationsand patrons. The Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and Philadelphia native received the Distinguished Arts Award from Governor Tom Corbett at a public ceremony held October 22 at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg. Read more >>
Brind School Alum Stars in 'Little Miss Sunshine'
Josh Lamon '03 (Musical Theater) is currently starring in the Off-Broadway production of "Little Miss Sunshine," which opens November 14 at Second Stage Theater (2ST) in New York City. The new musical comedy by Tony Award winners William Finn and James Lapine kicks off 2ST’s 35th season. Read more >>
Sophomore Aims to Win $1,000 in Halloween Car-Cover Art Competition
Cassandra Baez '16 (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts) is one of only 13 local students selected to participate in a Halloween Car Cover Contest by EmpireCovers. She will compete against students from a number of Philadelphia-area colleges and high schools to transform a plain car cover into a Halloween-themed masterpiece. The winner will be chosen by online voting. Show your UArts pride and vote for Baez’s Frankenstein design! Voting ends October 31. Read more >>
More than 25 artist-run collectives have joined forces to present a month-long celebration of Philadelphia contemporary art with CITYWIDE, a "massive collaboration" that will include a publication and feature performances, panel discussions, gallery openings and other programming in a variety of venues across the city. UArts is well represented at CITYWIDE, with a long list of alumni, faculty and staff whose work will be showcased during the exhibition. CITYWIDE exhibit openings commence and continue through the first two weeks of November starting on First Friday, November 1. More info >>
November 1 – 30
Lecture: Online Marketing
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at UArts with the Curtis Institute of Music. Learn what performers and artists need to know about presenting their work online and the resources available to them. Presented by Aaron McLean, co-founder and COO of Eight Eleven Inc., a leading Philadelphia marketing technology agency. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
October 30, 7:30 p.m.
Curtis Institute of Music
1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia
A commissioned work by playwright and TV writer Theresa Rebeck written for the University of Delaware in 2011; directed by Associate Professor Johnnie Hobbs. The play takes place in a fictionalized Delaware, where Jesus and the country’s founding fathers share the stage with contemporary political pundits and residents of a small, rural town. A new play that raises the questions: “Who are we becoming? Who are we allowing ourselves to become? Where is our compassion?"
October 31 – November 3
Caplan Studio Theater
Selected Shorts: 2013 Senior Film & Animation Show
The School of Film presents "Selected Shorts: 2013 Senior Film & Animation Show," featuring student work from the Film & Video and Animation programs created during the 2012-2013 academic year. Take a journey into the uncensored imaginations of our notably talented, seductively persuasive and feverishly driven young filmmakers. This event is free and open to the public. Read more >>
November 6, 7 p.m.
Connelly Lecture Hall, Terra
The Music of Jimi Hendrix
Concert presented by the School of Music, featuring performances by Guitar majors Geoff Naiberk, Sean Conlon, Tim Schilling, John Udinsky, Jake Varrone, Henry Zhang, Alex Kulick, Jun Ki Lee, David Salter and Joe Rodriguez. More info >>
November 4, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall
Author Talk and Book Signing: Ryan Casey '05
The University of the Arts School Store, Illustration program, Alumni Relations and Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with HarperCollins Publishers present "But You’re Like Really Pretty – Author Talk and Book Signing" with Ryan Casey BFA ’05 (Illustration), founder of ButYoureLikeReallyPretty.com. Casey will give insight into growing an audience through social media and using social media as a business opportunity, followed by a book signing of his new book But You Like Really Dated?! The Celebropedia of Hollywood Hookups. More info >>
November 6, 6:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
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 >>
November 7, 2:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton 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
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.
Global Lunch: Jazz Journeys
Teaching and Learning in China: Chinese lunch
November 6 (rescheduled from October 23)
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
CtrlAltDel: Michael Itkoff
"CtrlAltDel" takes as its subject our contemporary world of digital information. By examining the slippage between analogue and digital technology, Michael Itkoff's work seeks to create confrontations with the digital environment through a combination of appropriated photographs, stop-motion video loops and manually typed works on paper. More info >>
Exhibition: November 1 – December 6
Lecture: October 30, 1 p.m., Photo Studio (1504 Terra)
"First Friday" Reception: November 1, 4 to 6 p.m.
The Alchemist: Paintings by Francis C Tucker
Exhibition of paintings by former Painting/Drawing faculty member Francis C. Tucker, who died on December 21, 2012. Tucker was an extraordinary teacher who generously shared all his technical knowledge and poetic sensibilities with students, artists and friends. He loved teaching and he loved painting. More info >>
Exhibition: November 4 – December 20
Opening Reception & Memorial: November 4, 5 – 7 p.m.
Graduate Student Exhibition
Exhibit features work by graduate students in the MA in Art Education and MAT in Visual Arts programs. More info >>
Exhibition: Through November 18
Reception: October 29, 6:30 p.m.
Gallery 224 (Anderson Hall, 2nd floor)
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 26, 5 – 8 p.m.
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
Best of Show: The Photo Review
"Best of Show" is the annual collaborative effort between The Photo Review and the Photography program at the University of the Arts, and features a diverse collection of prize-winning work by 16 photographers, including John Singletary '15 (Photography). More info >>
Exhibition: November 1 – December 6
"First Friday" Reception: November 1, 4 to 6 p.m.
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 >>
Through November 16
Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)
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
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