THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 17 - 23, 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
UArts Names Director of 2 MFA Programs
Save the Date: University Forum
Save the Date: Staff Show, Performance & Reception
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NEWS
Professor's Novel Named B&N Discover Great New Writers Selection
Inaugural UArts Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Arts Awarded to Helen Lee
Alumna's Book Optioned for MTV Series
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EVENTS
FiberNext: Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 & Shelley Spector '94
Passport to World Cinema Series: Child's Pose
Open Office Hours with President Buffington
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Gallery One
Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
UArts Names Director of 2 MFA Programs
The University of the Arts has appointed Cynthia Nourse Thompson as director of the MFA programs in Book Arts/Printmaking and Studio Art. She will begin her new role at the University on June 1, 2014. Thompson joins UArts from the University of Arkansas, where she is currently curator and director of exhibitions as well as an associate professor. Read more >>

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Save the Date: University Forum
Please join President Sean T. Buffington for a University Forum where we will be discussing student retention and how to improve it. Colleagues in institutional research, student affairs, financial aid and academic affairs will lead the discussion.
March 19, 11:45 a.m.
Arts Bank Theater

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Save the Date: Staff Show, Performance & Reception
Get ready for the staff show, reception and performance hour. Questions: staffcouncil@uarts.edu.
April 11, 5:30 p.m.
Geshman Hall Chapel/Borowsky Gallery

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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.

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Final Days for Blick's Winter Back-to-School Sale
Join Blick Art Materials for the final days of its Winter Back-to-School Madness Sale, now through Sunday, February 23. University of the Arts students can save on additional school supplies and gifts. Faculty members save 20% all throughout the month of February.

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NEWS
Professor's Novel Named Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection
The Blessings by Liberal Arts Associate Professor and Creative Writing Program Director Elise Juska has been named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection for Summer 2014. Set for release on May 6 from Grand Central Publishing, Juska's latest novel has received advanced praise from several award-winning authors, as well as a starred review in Publisher's Weekly. Read more >>

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Inaugural UArts Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Arts Awarded to Helen Lee
The inaugural Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Arts has been awarded by the University of the Arts to glass artist Helen Lee. The $5,000 Borowsky Prize is given to an artist whose vision and skills are advancing contemporary glass art. Lee will present a special lecture at UArts on March 26 in CBS Auditorium. Read more >>

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Faculty/Alum's Photos in 'Businessweek,' AMEX 'Open Forum'
Photos by faculty member and alumnus Jordan Baumgarten BFA '06 (Photography) were recently featured in articles in both Businessweek and American Express's OPEN Forum, an online community where business customers can exchange ideas. Read more >>

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Alum Is Keynote at National Music Tech Conference
Jay Smith BFA '02 (Multimedia), founder and CEO of Austin-based instrument manufacturer Livid Instruments, was tapped as the keynote speaker at the TI:ME Music Technology Conference, held February 12 – 15 in San Antonio. The topic of Smith's keynote was "New Technology Directions in Music Performance."

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EVENTS
FiberNext: Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 & Shelley Spector '94
Faculty/alumnae Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 (Book Arts/Printmaking), Craft & Material Studies associate professor and head of the Fibers program, and MFA in Studio Art Master Lecturer Shelley Spector BFA '94 (Sculpture) are included in this group exhibition. More info >>
Exhibition: Through April 13
Artists’ Talks: March 16, 2 – 4 p.m.
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington

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Passport to World Cinema Series: Child's Pose
Presented by the School of Film and the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), the "Passport to World Cinema" monthly film series features the past year's strongest cinema from around the globe. This month features Romanian director Călin Peter Netzer’s sharply crafted "Child’s Pose," the top prize winner at the Berlin Film Festival. Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both University of the Arts ID holders and PFS members. More info >>
February 19, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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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.
February 17, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
President's Office
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor

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DPP Senior Projects
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts presents two concurrent projects by seniors in the Directing, Playwriting & Production program: “Surviving the Dream,” directed by Joshua Campbell ’14 (Directing, Playwriting & Production) and “Purgatory,” written by Eddie Chase '14 (Directing, Playwriting & Production).
February 20 – 23
Arts Bank Theater

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Paradigm Lecture Series: Gail Buckland
Respected independent curator Gail Buckland will speak in part about her book Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present as part of the Paradigm Lecture Series, presented by the Photography program. More info >>
February 20, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Connelly Lecture Hall

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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

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Modern Philosophy Seminar: Hammam Aldouri
Guest lecturer Hammam Aldouri will present an Introduction to Modern Philosophy Seminar. What is critique? What does being "critical" mean? What is the structure of criticism? These are the principle questions that will mobilize the trajectory of this seminar. More info >>
February 17, 6 – 8 p.m. (rescheduled from February 13)
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery

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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 >>
February 17, 6 – 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 902

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

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Black Professionals Got Talent!
Special event in support of Art Sanctuary, whose board includes alumna Valerie Gay BM '89 (Voice). Tickets for Black Professionals Got Talent!, which will include a light reception and wine, are $25 in advance and $35 at the door, with proceeds helping Art Sanctuary to continue to transform individuals, create and build community, and foster cultural understanding, all through the power of black art. All tickets purchased for the December 10 show will be honored at this event. Purchase tickets >>
February 28, 6 – 9 p.m. (rescheduled from December 10, 2013)
Arts Bank Theater

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Maryland Regional Portfolio Day
Hosted by the University of the Arts. Please join us and have your portfolio reviewed by UArts faculty. Take a campus tour and attend a faculty panel that can answer your questions and guide you through the process of finding the right program for you. Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions at 800-616-2787 or admissions@uarts.edu. More info >>
February 22, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

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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. There are no classes during University forums or Spring Break.
February 19, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 407

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IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

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

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Gallery One (Hamilton Hall, lower level)

Amplified: Black History Month Exhibition
A collaboration between student organizations African Diaspora Collective and Gallery One, who will also be collaborating with the Salvation Army's Red Shield Family Residence to curate a show featuring African-American youth in Philadelphia, as well as African-American university students. More info >>
Through February 28
Opening Reception: February 17, 7:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: February 27, 7:30 p.m.

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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 >>
Exhibition: Through March 7
Public Presentation: February 20, 1 – 2:30 p.m., Levitt Auditorium
Reception: February 20, 3 – 4 p.m., von Hess Gallery

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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: Through March 7
- 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

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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.

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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.

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

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.

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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.

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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

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