THIS WEEK @ UARTS: December 2 - 8, 2013

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Save the Date: Faculty & Staff Holiday Party
Holiday Food Drive
Sign Up for eAccounts
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NEWS
'Philadelphia' Magazine Cover Features Graphic Design Alum
Music Faculty/Alum Featured in 'Huffington Post'
Alum Illustrates Covers of 2 Nick Hornby Books
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EVENTS
Crave: Wearable Art Show
OCAD University Visits CAMD
Open Office Hours with President Buffington
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Anderson, Hamilton & Gershman Hall Galleries
Sol Mednick Gallery
Special Gifts Gallery
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Save the Date: Faculty & Staff Holiday Party
Fill your spirit with the warmth of the season; come and share your holiday cheer with friends and colleagues.
December 19, 5 – 7 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater

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Holiday Food Drive
Sponsored by Staff Council. Collection boxes are located in the lobbies of Hamilton, Anderson, Gershman, Merriam and Terra halls. Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to donate non-perishable food to support the efforts of Philabundance. Items should be recently purchased, unopened and in good condition. Cans or plastic bottles only; no glass containers, please. Boxed items are acceptable. For more information, please contact jpalmer@uarts.edu or staffcouncil@uarts.edu.
Through December 17

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Sign Up for eAccounts
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.

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Blick Supports UArts
Blick Art Materials is proud to support the University of the Arts and is pleased to offer 30% off for UArts students during the month of December.

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NEWS
'Philadelphia' Magazine Cover Features Graphic Design Alum
Jason Ganski BFA '03 (Graphic Design) is on the cover of Philadelphia magazine's December 2013 issue as part of the publication's "Millennial Revolution" feature on how the new crop of millennials is shaping Philly's future. He and fellow alumnus Thomas Foley BFA '03 (Graphic Design), whose photo appears inside the magazine, own a successful boutique graphic design collective called Sedso Design in Northern Liberties. Student Morgan Beye '14 (Photography) is also featured in the issue.

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Music Faculty/Alum Featured in 'Huffington Post'
School of Music alumnus and Senior Lecturer Jason Chuong BM '08 (Percussion), MAT '09 (Music Education), who is one of 50 teachers profiled in the recently released book American Teacher: Heroes in the Classroom, is featured in The Huffington Post with a piece about the importance of teaching music in the schools. Read the article >>

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Alum Illustrates Covers of 2 Nick Hornby Books
Illustrations by UArts alumnus Daniel Fishel BFA '09 (Illustration) grace the covers of two new books, both written by award-winning author and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby and published by McSweeney's imprint Believer Books. See the covers >>

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Creative Writing Students, Faculty Attend Poetry Exchange at Tulane
First-year Creative Writing students Emily Famularo and Maggie Fenning joined Poetry Professor Zach Savich at the Poetry Exchange Project Symposium, held November 6 – 9 at Tulane University in New Orleans. The Symposium was the culmination of collaborative activities between classes at Tulane, the University of Georgia, the University of Paris Est Creteil and Savich's "Introduction to Contemporary Poetry" course at UArts. Read more >>

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Continuing Studies Presents Photo Capstone Exhibits
The Division of Continuing Studies presents two Continuing Education Capstone Exhibitions, featuring the work of Digital Photography certificate students. Both exhibits take place in the Continuing Studies Gallery on the 9th floor of Terra Hall. Part I runs through January 5, 2014, with an opening reception scheduled for December 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Part II will be on display January 18 – February 10, 2014, with a reception on January 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Read more >>

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EVENTS
Crave: Wearable Art Show
An intimate eve of costume and performance presented by Fibers & Textile Studies, featuring work from the Experimental Costume & Performance course with guests from the Fibers Mixed-Media Exploration and Intro to Fibers/Textile courses. More info >>
December 10, 5 – 6 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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OCAD University Visits CAMD
Come find out more about Canada's oldest and largest art and design school, when OCAD University visits the College of Art, Media & Design. OCAD U is an AICAD Mobility Program partner institution with the University of the Arts. This program provides an opportunity for students from AICAD schools in the United States and Canada to study for one semester at another AICAD school. More info >>
December 11, 11:45 am
Connelly Lecture Hall, Terra

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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.
December 6, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
President's Office
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor

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Music and Dance Collaboration Concert
Concert features multiple School of Music and School of Dance ensembles.
December 13: 7 p.m.
December 14: 2 p.m.
Merriam Theater

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Graduation Fair
Review your degree requirements with the Office of the Registrar, order your cap and gown, learn about Commencement programming and events, and connect with Career Services and Alumni Relations.
December 4, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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Visiting Writers Series: Laura van den Berg
Award-winning author Laura van den Berg continues UArts’ new Visiting Writers Series, created in connection with the University's newly launched BFA in Creative Writing program. Free and open to the public. More info >>
December 5, 7:30 p.m.
Connelly Lecture Hall, Terra

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Corzo Center Events
Workshop: Technology for Creatives
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Learn what artists, makers and creatives need to know about using technology as a way to grow their practice. Bring your laptop or mobile device – free wifi is available. This is an interactive workshop. Time for Q&A will follow the program. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com. More info >>
December 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511

New Start, New You: Step 12 – Time to Launch
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with Women's Business Center. Ready to launch? Where are you now? This workshop will review all 12 steps of 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: Judi Rhee Alloway, director of Women’s Business Center. UArts students, alumni, staff, and faculty: Free; General public: $20 / person. Register at wbcnsny12.eventbrite.com.
December 10, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107

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Visiting Artist Lecture: Kai Chan
Sponsored by Fiber & Textile Studies. The talk will focus on "Kai Chan: A Spider's Logic – a 35-Year Retrospective," an exhibition originated by Textile Museum of Canada and Varley Art Gallery of Markham in 2010 that has toured to Québec, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia. More info >>
December 12, 2:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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School of Music Performances
Crossover Ensemble
Original songs written by members of the Crossover Ensemble will be performed, as well as some new arrangements by Bon Iver, Lauren Mvula and Jerry Jeff Walker.
December 2, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

"Z" Big Band Concert
Students in the School of Music's award-winning "Z" Big Band perform traditional and contemporary big band jazz. Repertoire includes arrangements from the country's foremost big band arrangers as well as original compositions and arrangements by School of Music faculty members and students. This concert will also feature vocalists performing with the band.
December 3, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall



Brooklyn to LA Ensemble
The Brooklyn to LA Ensemble features diverse instrumentation (vocals, horns, violin, vibes and rhythm section) and dramatic re-imaginings of a wide variety of material.
December 6, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Chorus/Handbells/Vocal Ensembles Holiday Concert
December 9, 8 p.m.
The Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany
330 South 13th Street, Philadelphia

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Pretty Theft
"Pretty Theft" is a play about ballerinas, boxes and the dangers of beauty. After losing her father, Allegra falls under the wing of bad girl Suzy, only to find an unexpected friendship with Joe, an autistic savant. When things take a violent turn, Allegra and Suzy escape cross country and befriend Marco, a mysterious thief who claims he cannot be caught. Tickets >>
December 5 – 8
Caplan Studio Theater

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Film Screening + Q&A: Nostalgia
The School of Film and the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts present “Nostalgia,” an award-winning short film created by UArts alumni Johnnie Hobbs, III BFA ’04 (Theater), Jason Messina BFA ’05 (Film & Video) and Thad Reid BFA ’07 (Film & Video), and Brind School faculty member Johnnie Hobbs, Jr. A Q&A with the artists will follow the screening. More info >>
December 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Connelly Lecture Hall, Terra

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Winter Dance Series
Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
Program I: December 14 – 15
Program II: December 15 – 16
Merriam Theater

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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.
December 4, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 407

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IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery + Gallery 224 (Anderson Hall), Hamilton + Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall) & Open Lens Gallery (Gershman Hall)

MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
The University of the Arts is proud to present the 2013 MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition. Artists hail from an eclectic array of backgrounds, ranging from a bond trader to a mechanic to a priest. The show includes work that spans painting, sculpture and installation. More info >>
Exhibition: December 6 – 13
Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 6 – 9 p.m.

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall)

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 >>
Through December 6

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Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)

St. Charles Senior Community Center Drawing Exhibition
The University’s Art & Design Education department hosts an exhibition of work created by students in South Philadelphia's St. Charles Senior Community Center’s beginning drawing class taught by Dr. Teresa Unseld, associate professor of Art & Design Education. More info >>
Through December 8

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Self-Grown Pictures: Denise Carbone MFA ’92
Master Lecturer and alumna Denise Carbone MFA '92 (Book Arts/Printmaking) exhibits images and artist’s books based on The Od as the Driving Force of Formation of Substances, Visualized by Self-Grown Pictures, a book by Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge (1795-1867). More info >>
Exhibition: Through December 3
Closing Reception: December 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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Window on 11 (Terra Hall, 11th floor)

Hostel Waters: Stuart Elster '88
Exhibit of oil paintings by Fine Arts Assistant Professor and alumnus Stuart Elster BFA '88 (Fine Arts). More info >>
Through December 15

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Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th floor)

The Art of Josh Cochran
Josh Cochran has received awards from publications and organizations including Print Magazine's 20 under 30 New Visual Artists 2009, ADC Young Guns 6, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and was recently featured on the cover of Communication Arts. More info >>
Through March 7, 2014

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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 >>
Through December 6

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, 1st floor)

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 >>
Through December 20

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