THIS WEEK @ UARTS: October 7 - 13, 2013
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University Financial Update
Faculty and staff: Please join us for a University Financial Update on Wednesday, October 16 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.
Art Ed Professor Wins Prestigious Award
Congratulations to UArts' Art Education Professor Barbara Suplee, winner of the 2013 Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator Award from the Pennsylvania Art Educators Association. The award will be presented at the PAEA annual conference on October 19.
'Underground Pool' Now Accepting Submissions
UArts' student literary magazine, Underground Pool, is now seeking submissions for its Spring 2014 issue. Original poems, short stories and artwork are accepted from current undergraduate students and should be sent firstname.lastname@example.org. More details >>
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.
Graphic Design Hosts Screening, Interview with Professor Emerita 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 Auditorium, Terra Hall
Photo Senior Interns at New York Fashion Week
Morgan Beye '14 (Photography) spent the beginning of September in New York City shooting runway shows at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, the fashion industry's premier event. Beye, who is the UArts chapter president of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, interned at Schiffer Publishing where she was hired to photograph collections by top designers to be published in the forthcoming SFP Lookbook: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 Collections. Read more >>
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UArts, Temple Present 'inciteXchange 2013'
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 will be held October 18 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Temple's Alter Hall (1801 Liacouras Walk). Industrial Design Senior Lecturer and alumnus Andrew Dahlgren MID '07 (Industrial Design) is one of nine speakers presenting on "BACK TO BASICS: Food, Clothing and Shelter." More info >>
Liberal Arts Professor Gives 3 Guest Lectures
Liberal Art Professor Nancy Heller is giving three guest lectures – on three different topics – this fall. On September 25, she gave a talk at the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C., titled "Picasso: Beyond Innovation." On October 9, Heller will speak at the Montgomery (Alabama) Museum of Fine Arts’ Book Club, which is reading her book Why a Painting Is Like a Pizza: A Guide to Understanding and Enjoying Modern Art (Princeton University Press). She returns to the Smithsonian Associates on November 16 for an all-day seminar surveying modern European and American art.
CD by Grad Ensemble Praised in 'JazzTimes'
"Mars Apes," the whimsically titled recording by the School of Music Graduate Ensemble, received a glowing review in the October 2013/Jazz Education Guide issue of JazzTimes. Produced by Don Glanden, head of the MM in Jazz Studies program at UArts, the CD features original music by Mark Allen BM '10 (Music), MM '11 (Jazz Studies) on saxophone, Dave Bozenhard MM '12 (Jazz Studies) on guitar, Rihards Fedotovs MM '12 (Jazz Studies) on drums and Sandy Eldred BM '12 (Music), MM '13 (Jazz Studies) on bass. Read the article (PDF) >>
Faculty Member to Deliver Centennial Lecture at Union League
Liberal Arts Adjunct Professor Cathy Robert has been invited to give the Centennial Lecture at the Union League of Philadelphia (140 South Broad Street) on October 14 at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Robert will speak on the premiere performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring," a transforming moment in 20th century culture. The lecture is open to the public. More info >>
Graduate Open House
Graduate Open House features representatives from over 14 graduate certificates and programs who will be available to answer your questions and guide you through the process of finding the right graduate program. Register now >>
October 12, 12 – 4 p.m.
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
Working Together: Film and Theater at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
The School of Film presents a lecture and screening by visiting faculty from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in Glasgow. The presentation will include discussion of potential options for cultural exchange between the University of the Arts and the RCS. This event is free and open to the public. More info >>
October 9, 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Collaborative Approaches | Meaningful Experiences
This dynamic symposium marks the debut of the new book by alumna and Associate Professor Polly McKenna-Cress MFA '95 (Museum Exhibition Planning & Design), director of Museum Studies and chair of the Museum Exhibition Planning & Design program, and co-author Janet Kamien titled Creating Exhibitions: Collaboration in Planning, Development and Design of Interpretive Experiences. Registration is required for attendance: $185. The symposium is free to UArts students with valid ID and $50 for all other students with valid ID. More info and registration >>
October 11 – 12
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 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
Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Lecture Series
Visiting artist lecture series hosted by the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program. This lecture is sponsored by the School of Art.
October 8, 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Senior Dance Shows
Annual performances by seniors in the School of Dance. Showtime: 8 p.m.
October 16 – 18
October 30 – November 1
Dance Theater at the Drake
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.
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 7, 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
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: October 10 – 26
Reception: October 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
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
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
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
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
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