THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 10 - 16, 2014
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Alumni Association Now Accepting Nominations for 2014 Alumni Council
The Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations from graduates interested in running for election to the Alumni Council. The Council is a partner to the Office of Alumni Relations in its efforts to engage, advance and support UArts, its alumni and students through a variety of programs, services and volunteer opportunities. More info >>
Call for Entries: Annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition
The annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition is a juried exhibition of student work open to all currently enrolled undergraduate students of the University of the Arts. Four students will be selected to have their work exhibited. Upon selection, the work will be printed by the Imaging Labs and framed by Trinity Framing at no coast to the students. The exhibition will be reviewed by a jury of UArts faculty who will select one of the four students as "best in show" to receive the $1,000 Print Services Award during the University's awards ceremony. Apply at an Imaging Lab near you: Anderson 616 and Terra 1316.
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's Winter Madness 2014
Students are invited to Blick's Winter Madness 2014, featuring free demos, live music and art. Just in time for Valentine's Day, Blick Art Materials welcomes you to the Philadelphia store on Thursday, February 13 for its Winter Back-to-School Madness Sale with savings of 20% off your entire purchase. University of the Arts students can save on additional school supplies and gifts. This free one-day event features a Suminagashi handmade stationary demo*, as well as local live music, artist demos and the Blick Prize Wheel for your chance to win.
*While supplies last.
MBET's Student-Run Record Label to Release First Song
4PillarsMusic, a new record label run by School of Music students in the Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology program, announces its first release set for Valentine's Day. The song, "I Only Have Eyes For You" by Philadelphia-based singer and alumna Kate Faust BM '11 (Vocal Performance), is free for download and will be featured all day on February 14 on WXPN (88.5 FM).
MID Student Is Finalist in IxDA Design Challenge
Second-year Master of Industrial Design graduate student Nidhi Jalwal MID '14 (Industrial Design) was selected as a finalist in the 2014 Interaction Design Association (IxDA) Student Design Challenge. Jalwal competed against four other design students in a 72-hour challenge held February 5 – 8 in Amsterdam during the Interaction14 conference. Read more >>
Professor's Film Gets 4th Festival Screening
"Bodies," a feature film by Writing for Film & Television Associate Professor Steven Saylor, has been accepted into the Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival, set for April 3 – 13 outside Tulsa, Okla. This is the fourth festival acceptance for the film, which stars Acting Associate Professor Johnnie Hobbs Jr. and recent Brind School grad Amanda Robles '13 (Acting).
MID Students to Compete in 2014 Fox DesignChallenge
Graduate students in the Master of Industrial Design (MID) program will compete in the 2014 Fox DesignChallenge, set to take place February 14 – 18. This annual student competition is organized by the Center for Design+Innovation at Temple University's Fox School of Business in collaboration with UArts Assistant Professor Jeremy Beaudry, head of the MID program. This year's partners also include the Philadelphia Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful. Read more >>
Degrees of Design: Student Work from Local Architecture + Design Schools
Twenty-nine photos from the Industrial Design program's recent Kenya research trip are included in this annual exhibit, which highlights the creative work occurring in educators’ studios around Philadelphia. More info >>
Through March 7
Philadelphia Center for Architecture
1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia
R/W: Reading & Writing Visual Experience: Susan White MFA '94
Curated by artist Gerard Brown, "R/W: Reading & Writing Visual Experience" investigates the uses of reading and writing in contemporary art and features the work of Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Senior Lecturer and alumna Susan White MFA '94 (Book Arts/Printmaking).
Through March 6
Hicks Art Center Gallery
Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA
DPP Senior Projects
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts presents two concurrent projects by seniors in the Directing, Playwriting & Production (DPP) program. "The Tryangle" is directed by Molly Barron '14 (DPP) and written by Robert Caso '14 (DPP); "Into the Clear Blue Sky" is directed by Rae Labadie '14 (DPP). Tickets >>
February 13 – 16
Caplan Studio Theater
School of Film Spotlight Series: Ann Arbor Film Festival
The School of Film presents the Spotlight Series, which brings visiting filmmakers, writers and animators to present their work to both public and University audiences. This month features the Ann Arbor Film Festival, a pioneer of the traveling film festival tour that presents short film programs at more than 35 theaters, universities, museums and art house cinemas throughout the world each year. More info >>
February 11, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Senior Dance Show #6
Annual performance by seniors in the School of Dance.
February 19 – 21, 7:30 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
Modern Philosophy Seminar: Hammam Aldouri
Guest lecturer Hammam Aldouri will present a Modern Philosophy Seminar that will consist of a basic introduction to certain key concepts and ideas in modern philosophy after Kant ("critique," "dialectics," "negation") and an introduction to the philosophical aesthetics of post-Kantianism (Schiller, Hölderlin, Schelling).
February 13, 6 – 7 p.m.
Corzo Center Events
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. Register >>
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
Maker-Seller Series: Telling and Selling Your Story
Part five of the "Maker-Seller" series, a nine-part series giving makers tools to sell their products through multiple channels presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel. Building on your brand story and product, this hands-on workshop will focus on developing various pitches, demos and presentations that tell a compelling story to your customer. RSVP >>
February 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 513
Creative Incubator Grant/Wells Fargo Fellowship: Orientation and Deadline
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Attendance at an orientation session is mandatory if you intend to apply for the Creative Incubator Grant, which provides support for UArts seniors, graduates and alumni interested in launching creative businesses or social enterprises. Deadline for proposals: Friday, April 25. RSVP >>
February 18, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 513
Gray Area's Preservation Provocateurs Speaker Series: Cara Bertron
Gray Area's Preservation Provocateurs speaker series continues with "Right Size, Right Place: A New Role for Preservation" featuring Cara Bertron, director of the Rightsizing Cities Initiative at PlaceEconomics, a Washington, D.C., consulting firm. Gray Area's free speaker series brings forward thinkers on historic preservation to Philadelphia, discussing challenging preservation theory and practice beyond our own city limits. Register now >>
February 12, 6 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
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.
February 12, 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
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).
Extended Through February 14
Half Baked: Unrealized Noble Failures
Exhibition of work by Sculpture students, faculty and staff that is decidedly unfinished or incomplete for one reason or another. More info >>
Through February 14
Holding Pepina: Anne Leighton Massoni
In "Holding Pepina," newly appointed Assistant Professor and Photography Program Director Anne Leighton Massoni utilizes a combination of created images and found photographs to present works that inhabit a place between truth and fiction. More info >>
Exhibition: February 14 – March 14
Opening: February 27, 4 p.m.
Anderson Entrance Display Cases (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)
Skin and Bone: Historical Book Structures & Handmade Tools
This exhibit highlights the historical progression of book structures explored by second-year MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking students in their bookbinding class under the guidance of their instructor, Master Lecturer/alumna Denise Carbone MFA '92 (Book Arts/Printmaking). More info >>
Exhibition: Through February 21
Closing Reception: February 21, 5 – 7 p.m.
Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)
Here and There: a postcard exchange
Three graduate students in the University's MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program are presenting this exchange with the goal to connect the art-making communities of their previous institutions, including Texas State University, Minnesota State University Moorehead and the University of Florida. More info >>
Exhibition: Through February 21
Opening Reception: February 21, 5 – 8 p.m.
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
Breathing Pictures: Sean Justice
Sean Justice's large photographic composites of landscapes and seascapes depict ordinary subjects from daily life. At first glance, the pictures look like traditional photographs, but with sustained viewing, it becomes apparent that the individual layers of each montage are slightly misaligned. More info >>
Exhibition: February 14 – March 14
Opening: February 27, 4 p.m.
Hamilton/Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court & President's Office (Hamilton Hall)
School of Art Faculty Exhibition: Part Two
The School of Art 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. 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
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
Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)
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