THIS WEEK @ UARTS: December 16, 2013 - January 12, 2014
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Removal of Bikes from Bicycle Racks
The City of Philadelphia has informed us that the bicycle racks in front of our academic buildings along Broad Street do not comply with City regulations and must be removed at semester’s end in order to avoid potential fines and litigation. They will be replaced with City bicycle racks, which can accommodate fewer bikes. In order to provide a reasonable solution to our community members, we are expanding our central bicycle parking area, located behind Hamilton Hall adjacent to the DeVries Garden and accessible via the Pine Street lot. While we realize that this is an inconvenience, as this area is within school property, it does offer more secure parking for bicycles than public street parking. In order for the University to comply with the City’s directive, we ask that all bicycles be removed from the racks along Broad Street by the end of the semester. Please be aware that we will have to consider any bicycles remaining after that point to be abandoned and they will be discarded when the racks are removed. Again, we will continue to work with the City to find a solution that is safe and convenient and that complies with regulations. Thank you for your cooperation.
Winter Break and January Building Hours
As in previous years, University buildings will be fully closed for the duration of the Winter Break, which runs December 21, 2013, through January 5, 2014. Please make plans accordingly. Have a joyful and restful holiday season. Building schedule >>
THIS WEEK @ UARTS
This is the final issue of THIS WEEK @ UARTS until after Winter Break. The next issue will go out on Monday, January 13, 2014. Please submit your news and events to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, January 9, 2014, at noon.
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.
Photo Student, Faculty, Alumni Named 'Artists on the Rise' by 'Al Dia'
Al Dia, the leading Spanish-language newspaper, has named faculty member/alum Jordan Baumgarten BFA '06 (Photography), alumna Kelsey Martin BFA '13 (Photography) and student Marcus Branch '14 (Photography) "Artists on the Rise" in Philadelphia. They are among the eight young artists that Al Dia says have "followed the path set by their dreams – not someone else's – and it has worked." Read more >>
Musical Theater Alumna on 'The Sing Off'
Kate Schwarz BFA '08 (Musical Theater) and her a cappella group Element are competing on the NBC hit reality show "The Sing Off." Now in its fourth season, "The Sing Off" features the country's top ten a cappella groups performing popular songs, with the winner walking away with a Sony Music recording contract and $100,000.
Work by Crafts Alumni, Faculty Featured in 2 Shows
Work by alumni Holly Goeckler BFA '85 (Crafts) and Christopher Darway BFA '70 (Crafts) is included in "Craft Forms 2013," the international juried exhibition currently on display through January 25, 2014, at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pa. The prestigious show’s companion exhibit, "Nature in Craft," features UArts Craft & Material Studies professors Sharon Church and Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 (Book Arts/Printmaking), as well as alumni Hratch Babikian BFA '83 (Jewelry), Melissa Guglielmo BFA '11 (Crafts), Alexandra Lozier BFA '10 (Crafts) and Emi Savacool BFA '09 (Crafts). Read more >>
Music Alum Plays on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
University of the Arts alum Nick Bockrath BM '10 (Guitar) was seen on the December 9 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" playing with rock band Cage The Elephant. Watch the episode >>
Brind School Faculty Member Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Master Lecturer Marcia Hepps is featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer piece about learning dialects, focused on the national tour of "Jersey Boys," which has returned to Philly's Forrest Theatre for the third time in four years. The story was written by Inquirer theater critic and Liberal Arts Professor Toby Zinman. Read the article >>
UArts Featured in 'Dance Magazine'
The University's Dance program was featured in Dance Magazine as part of the publication's story on the vibrant dance scene in Philadelphia. Read the article >>
MA in Art Education Thesis Defense
The Department of Art & Design Education presents its MA in Art Education Thesis Defense. MA students are required to attend the MA Thesis Defense. Students and faculty are encouraged to come and support their peers and students. Open to the general public. More info >>
December 16, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Connelly Lecture Hall, Terra
Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band
Instrumental Performance majors in the Rick Kerber Tribute Band perform contemporary big band jazz arrangements from the country's foremost big band arrangers as well as original arrangements by School of Music faculty members.
December 16, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
School of Dance Performances
Winter Dance Series
Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
Concert II: December 16, 7 p.m.
Dance Student Composition Showing
December 18, 7 p.m.
Gershman Hall Gym
Film Screening: Beyond Imagining
"Beyond Imagining: Margaret Anderson and the Little Review," the Oscar-nominated and Student Academy Award-winning documentary that Associate Professor Wendy Weinberg created while a graduate student at Temple University, will be screened alongside two other Temple Student Oscar winners, including filmmaker Ben Levin and actor/comedian Bob Saget. The films will be shown on 16mm. More info >>
January 8, 2014, 7 p.m.
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
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 18, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 407
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 >>
Through December 20
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
Don Gregorio Antón: Not One Alone
January 11 – February 7, 2014
CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition: Part 1
The Division of Continuing Studies presents one of two Continuing Education Capstone Exhibitions, featuring the work of Digital Photography certificate students Deedra Grandelli, Kaylee Collins and Adam Kantorski. For more information, please call 215-717-6006 or email email@example.com. More info >>
Through January 5, 2014
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
Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)
Student Teaching Exhibition
The department of Art & Design Education presents its Fall 2013 Student Teaching Exhibition and Reception. View artwork from students in elementary, middle and high schools throughout the region. Students, faculty, friends and family are all invited. More info >>
Through December 21
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
Ben Reynolds: About to Travel
January 11 – February 7, 2014