THIS WEEK @ UARTS: January 27 - February 2, 2014
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Save the Date: Art Unleashed 2014
Join us for the fifth anniversary edition of Art Unleashed, the University's largest fundraiser, set for April 9 – 15 in Hamilton Hall. The exhibition and sale raises money to support the Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund with artwork in all media from talented students, faculty and alumni.
Preview Party (admission charge)
April 9, 5 - 8 p.m.
Public Sale (free admission)
April 10 - 15, 12 - 5 p.m.
Blick Back-to-School Sale
New year, new sale! Blick Art Materials welcomes UArts students back to school with additional savings. For a limited time only, students who stop by Blick's Philadelphia store and mention this ad will receive a free giveaway item* and additional coupons to save on art supplies, including an additional 20% off just in time for back to school. For more store information, visit dickblick.com.
*While supplies last
Brind School Student Featured in 'Philadelphia Daily News'
Ira Brind School of Theater Arts student Steven Burke '17 (Musical Theater) and his Norristown, Pa.-based company New Cavern Productions were featured in the January 24 issue of the Philadelphia Daily News. Burke, who is New Cavern’s founder and producing artistic director, wants to get more millennials interested and involved in performing arts. Read the story >>
'So You Think You Can Dance' Praises UArts Dancers at Philly Auditions
Fox's hit reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" was in Philly last week holding auditions and the judges gave their highest praise to UArts School of Dance students. This is the first time the show has held auditions in Philadelphia. Read the Philly.com article >>
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Senior Dance Show #5
Annual performance by seniors in the School of Dance.
February 5 – 7, 7:30 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
Visiting Writers Series: Tomás Q. Morín
Created in connection with the University's Creative Writing program, the new Visiting Writers Series features six acclaimed contemporary writers visiting the UArts campus each year. This reading, co-sponsored by The American Poetry Review, features award-winning author Tomás Q. Morín. More info >>
February 6, 7 – 8 p.m.
UArts Opera Ensemble
The UArts Opera Ensemble will perform two one-act operas: "A Hand of Bridge" by Barber and "Trial by Jury" by Gilbert and Sullivan. Free and open to the public. More info >>
February 1, 4 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall
Directed by Doug Smith '15 (Directing, Playwriting & Production), "Full Moon" is a fast-paced story filled with absurd situations and nonsensical logic; it's a fairytale-cartoon-musical-farce set in a Pizza Palace. Adults – $10; industry/students – $5; UArts faculty, staff and students – FREE. Tickets >>
February 6 – 9
Gershman Hall Black Box Theater
Graduate Open House
Please join us and take a look at what our graduate degree programs have to offer. Representatives from 14 graduate and certificate program will be available to answer your questions and guide you through the process of finding the right program for you. RSVP by February 3 >>
February 8, 12 – 4 p.m.
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.
January 31, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor
Thirty-Five Years / 35 Pictures: David Graham ’76
Philadelphia's Gallery 339 presents "Thirty-Five Years / 35 Pictures," an exhibition by Photography professor and UArts alumnus David Graham BFA '76 (Photography) that features one photograph from each of the past 35 years (1979 – 2013). The show represents his long-term commitment to the documentation of the American cultural landscape. More info >>
Through March 15
339 S. 21st Street, Philadelphia
Corzo Center Events
Maker-Seller Series: Your Brand Is Still a Joke
Part four of the "Maker-Seller" series, a nine-part series presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel. This session will focus on developing a compelling brand story and identity package for use across multi-channel media. More info >>
January 28, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 513
Entrepreneur Boot Camp
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. An interactive, two-week workshop providing a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur: how to plan, develop, budget, market and present your ideas. Free for UArts students and alumni; limited seating available. Registration is for all five days. Highly recommended for those interested in applying for the Incubator Grant program.
Part 1: February 3, 6 – 8 p.m.
Part 2: February 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Part 3: February 10, 6 – 8 p.m.
Part 4: February 13, 6 – 8 p.m.
Part 5: February 17, 6 – 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 902
Take the Fear Out of Being in Business in Less than 15 Minutes
Short lecture and Q&A presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Without boring you to death, you will get an introduction on how to choose your business entity, how you are taxed, record keeping, and pricing your product or service. Free and open to the public. RSVP >>
February 4, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room TBD
Knowing Dance More Series: Marianne Kim
Presented by the School of Dance, "Knowing Dance More" is a series of lectures, conversations, and informal showings led by important artists and scholars in the international field of dance. This month features Korean-American artist and educator Marianne Kim. More info >>
February 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dance on Camera Screening: Kathy Rose
"No More Worry, No More Blue," a four-minute music video by Film & Video Master Lecturer Kathy Rose, will be screened as part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Dance Films Association's "Dance on Camera" festival taking place January 31 – February 4 in New York. More info >>
February 1, 3:30 p.m.
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street, New York
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. There are no classes during University forums or Spring Break.
January 29, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 407
Ken Lum: The Mini Mall Series
The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery presents 2014 Whitney Biennial artist Ken Lum’s first exhibition in Philadelphia. His “Mini-Mall” works build upon ideas of societal subjectivities, comprising fictive sign-like works for plausible urban communities defined by flux and pointing to the diverse changing ethnic and economic demographics of the neighborhoods to which they serve. More info >>
Through February 28
Michael Konrad: DIYvek and Real Estate
The University of the Arts is pleased to present two new works by artist Michael Konrad as part of the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative. The two sculptures, titled “DIYvek” and “Real Estate,” explore the rapidly changing built environment of Philadelphia. More info >>
Through March 2
Reflection & Reconnection
This exhibit is curated by Craft & Material Studies Associate Professor Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 (Book Arts/Printmaking) and is sponsored by the Fibers & Textile Studies department, featuring work by recent alumni Elizabeth Doherty BFA ’06 (Crafts), Kelly Dzioba BFA ’11 (Crafts), Paige Fetchen BFA ’12 (Crafts), Qiang Gong BFA ’13 (Crafts), Caitria Gunter BFA ’12 (Crafts), Olivia Jones BFA ’13 (Crafts), Yunjung Kang BFA ’12 (Crafts), Kali Lawrie ’09 (Crafts), Curtis Nouchi BFA ’12 (Crafts), Amanda Santini BFA ’12 (Crafts), Abby Schmidt BFA ’04 (Crafts) and Dorothea Vile BFA ’13 (Crafts).
Through January 31
School of Art Faculty Exhibition
The School of Art (SoA) in the College of Art, Media & Design presents its inaugural "Faculty Exhibition" in two parts, featuring faculty from the Craft & Material Studies, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and Photography programs. The exhibits celebrate the School's impressive range of faculty talent, highlighting the broad spectrum of media and formats utilized in contemporary creative practice.
- Exhibition: Through February 8
- Artist Presentations: Gerald Nichols and Anne Massoni
January 29, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., CBS Auditorium
- Reception: January 30, 5 – 7 p.m.
More info >>
- Exhibition: February 17 – March 7
- Artist Presentations: Sharon Church and Vince Feldman
February 12, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., CBS Auditorium
- Reception: February 18, 5 – 7 p.m.
- Artist Presentations: Alexander Rosenberg and Rebecca Sack
February 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., CBS Auditorium
More info >>
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
Ben Reynolds: About to Travel
Exhibit by Georgia-based photographer and educator Ben Reynolds. More info >>
Through February 7
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
Continuing Studies Gallery (Terra Hall, 9th floor)
CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition: Part 2
The Division of Continuing Studies presents the second of two Continuing Education Capstone Exhibitions, featuring the work of Digital Photography certificate students Eve Miller, Casandra Williams, Susan Kessler and Bridget Horgan Bell. For more information, please call 215-717-6006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More info >>
Through February 10
Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)
Don Gregorio Antón: Not One Alone
Exhibit by California-based photographer and educator Don Gregorio Antón. More info >>
Through February 7