THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 31 - April 6, 2014
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Get Your Art Unleashed Preview Party Tickets Today!
Just 9 days left to get your tickets to the Preview Party for the fifth anniversary edition of the Art Unleashed exhibition and sale. Tickets are going fast, so make sure to get yours today. The Preview Party will feature food, drink, music by UArts School of Music students, and of course art – everything from cutting-edge contemporary jewelry to ceramics, photography to crafts, furniture, painting, sculpture and illustration.
The artwork is coming in at a furious pace and we anticipate having more than 1,000 pieces on display at the event, which runs from April 9 through April 15. Art Unleashed features artwork in all media from talented students, faculty and alumni, showcasing the finest work from established and emerging artists while raising money to support the University's Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund. Explore the online gallery for a sneak peek.
April 9, 6 – 8pm (admission charge)
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April 10 – 15, 12 – 5pm (free admission)
Neighborhood Appreciation Day/Alumni & Faculty Book Sale
April 12, 12 – 5pm (free admission)
Staff Council Meetings
Staff Council holds monthly meetings the third Thursday of each month of the academic year in the Gershman Levitt Auditorium Foyer (with the exception of May when we meet the second Thursday due to Commencement). All staff are welcome and encouraged to attend to voice their concerns and to become more involved with campus activities. Any topic or concern may be placed on the agenda by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at least three days prior to the meeting.
Blick's Huge Paint Sale Starts April 3
Stop by Blick's local Philadelphia store for great savings on paint and brushes. "Spin and Win" at our in-store prize wheel for great art prizes every Wednesday, from April 9 through May 7. For one day only on April 23, stop in for our annual "Wild Wednesday" event featuring in-store live art, a community art demo and additional prizes like $5 store cards. Customers receive 20% off their entire purchase and up to 70% off Blick and Utrecht paints. More information (begins April 1) >>
UArts Featured on Movoto.com
Movoto.com lists the "30 Things You Need to Know About Philadelphia Before You Move There" and UArts is the first school named under No. 11: "This an Especially Amazing College Town for Artsy Types." See the list >>
Broadway Star Visits Brind School Rehearsals
Original "Carrie: The Musical" Broadway cast member Christy Altomare recently stopped by rehearsals for the Brind School's version to help out. The UArts production, directed by senior Robert Phillip Smith '14 (Directing, Playwriting & Production), runs April 11-13 at the Arts Bank Theater. More info >>
Faculty/Alum's Music Premieres at Saxophone Conference
School of Music Adjunct Professor and alum Ron Kerber BM '80 (Saxophone), who also serves as associate dean of the College of Performing Arts, had his composition titled "Dementia for Saxophone Duo" selected for a premiere performance at the 2014 North American Saxophone Alliance Conference, held March 20 – 23 at the University of the Illinois. The piece was performed by Northwestern University graduates William Conn and Sheldon Johnson and received high praise from the audience and fellow performers.
Professor Speaks at Literary Festival in Rome
University Professor of Humanities & Media Studies Camille Paglia spoke at the Libri Come literary festival, held recently at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. Paglia spoke about the newly released Italian translation of her latest book, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars, which was published with the title Seducenti immagini by Societa editrice il Mulino based in Bologna, Italy.
Illustration Alum's Work in New McSweeneys Book
Seven illustrations by Daniel Fishel BFA '09 (Illustration) are included in The Portlandia Activity Book, recently published by McSweeneys. Based on the award-winning comedy series "Portlandia," the book includes tarot cards that feature Fishel's illustrations.
Visiting Writers Series: Scott McCloud
Created in connection with the University's Creative Writing program, the Visiting Writers Series features six acclaimed contemporary writers visiting the UArts campus each year. This reading features award-winning cartoonist Scott McCloud, who Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) has described as "just about the smartest guy in comics" and who Locus magazine called "arguably, the most important cartoonist alive." More info >>
April 4, 6 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
Screening: The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead
Join us for a screening of "The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead," an animated feature film created by Master Lecturer Elliot Cowan with the help of Animation seniors Amanda Bautista, Annelise Williams, Kara Sankus, Shannon Connor and Melissa Chilkotowsky. The film also features voice work by recent grad Carl Doonan BFA '13 (Animation) and design by Neil Ross ("The Corpse Bride," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"). Q&A to follow screening. More info >>
April 2, 7:30 p.m. Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
An Approach to Formative Programmatic Evaluation Using Google Apps
Presented by Assistant Professor Rick Stoppleworth and sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. This workshop demonstrates the Brind School Acting program's process for evaluating studio presentations that is easily adaptable to art, media and design critiques, live performances, oral examinations, music juries, etc. This presentation will involve a real-time exercise; to most fully engage, please email Rick Stoppleworth at email@example.com to gain access to the googledoc that will be used. RSVP to Teaching-Learning@uarts.edu.
April 2, 11:30 a.m.
Terra 907 Computer Lab
Summer Institute Open House
Learn more about our Pre-College Summer Institute. This is the time to meet our faculty, past students, tour campus and ask any lingering questions about our programs. More info >>
April 5, 1 – 4 p.m.
Terra Hall, 9th floor
Kiss Me, Kate
Directed by Brind School Professor Charlie Gilbert. Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare, "Kiss Me, Kate" opens the curtains on the antics of two divorced and intensely egocentric performers starring opposite each other in a musical version of "The Taming of the Shrew." More info and tickets >>
March 27 – 30
Owning Antiquity: Peter Stambler
Professor Emeritus Peter Stambler, former dean of Liberal Arts, will explore issues in archeological preservation, collection, ownership and accessibility. His talk will be illustrated with photographs from Athens, London, Pergamon, Berlin, Ephesus, Knossos, Troy, Nimes, Istanbul, Miletus, Vienna and Hasenkeyf. More info >>
April 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall
Music + Technology: Living Together in Perfect Harmony
The School of Music, in conjunction with WXPN and the University’s Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, will present "Music + Technology: Living Together in Perfect Harmony" as part Philly Tech Week, taking place April 4 - 12. A panel of esteemed professionals will share their thoughts and opinions on how music and technology are intersecting and influencing one another and where that partnership might lead. The event will also feature musical performances, followed by a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with some of Philly's finest music and tech-savvy professionals over light refreshments. More info >>
April 11, 3 – 5 p.m.
Caplan Center, Terra Hall
Modern Philosophy Seminar III: Hammam Aldouri
Guest lecturer Hammam Aldouri, PhD Candidate, CRMEP Kingston, London, will present "Introduction to Modern Philosophy Seminar III: Friedrich Schiller's On the Aesthetic Education of Man – Part 1," an examination and investigation into the method and intentions of Friedrich Schiller’s monumental 1795 epistolary work. More info >>
April 3, 6 – 8 p.m.
School of Music Performances
Sam Greenfield Senior Showcase: Saxophone
April 3, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
John Udinsky Senior Showcase: Guitar
April 4, 8 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Julian Primiano Senior Showcase: Vocal Performance
April 5, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Mickey VanTaggi Senior Showcase: Vocal Performance
April 5, 8 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
"Z" Big Band/Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band
High school band collaboration.
April 8, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
DJ Staudt Senior Showcase: Trombone
April 9, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
David Bennett Thomas Recital
Performance by Visiting Assistant Professor David Bennett Thomas, who teaches theory, composition and piano at the University of the Arts.
April 8, 8 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Joe Shattls Senior Showcase: Percussion
April 10, 8 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
The Career Services Office invites students to attend OppFest2014, where they will have the opportunity to meet employers to learn about opportunities, including internships, summer and full- and part-time jobs, freelance projects, community service and more; learn about positions in the arts and in other fields; share resumes and artwork samples or headshots with potential employers; and visit the resume table for feedback and helpful information about writing and revising your resume. Among the companies attending are Appel Farm Arts Camp, Asian Arts Initiative, Bella Forte Books, Eternal Crescent Media, EPAM Empathy Labs, Fringearts, Living Arts Dance & Fitness Studios, Markeim Arts Center, MOD Worldwide, Radio Disney, Spirit Cruises, the Handwork Studio, Zenescope Entertainment, and many others (see the complete list). Raffle for cool prizes and free snacks and beverages. For more information or for assistance in preparing a resume and other promotional materials, schedule an appointment online or contact Career Services at 215-717-6075.
April 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium and Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall
Carrie: The Musical
Directed by Robert Phillip Smith '14 (Directing, Playwrighting and Production), choreographed by Savanah Knechel '14 (Directing, Playwriting, & Production '14) and music direction by Mike Pacifico '16 (Composition). More info and tickets >>
April 11 – 13
Arts Bank Theater
Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Lecture Series: Shelley Thorstensen
Visiting artist lecture series hosted by the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program in the School of Art features printmaker Shelley Thorstensen. More info >>
April 9, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Staff Show, Performance & Reception
Get ready for the staff show, reception and performance hour. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 11, 5:30 p.m.
Gershman Hall Chapel/Borowsky Gallery
Senior Dance Show #9
Annual performance by seniors in the School of Dance.
April 9 – 11
Dance Theater at the Drake
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. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
April 2, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 407
Flat Death: Sara Cwynar
New-York-based artist Sara Cwynar's "Flat Death" series comprises manipulated found pop-culture imagery derived from how-to darkroom manuals (discarded printed matter for obsolete photographic processes marked with digital noise) and still-lifes constructed over stock imagery. More info >>
Through April 11
Let's Make Vague Ideas Vaguer Images: MFA I Book Arts/Printmaking
"Let's Make Vague Ideas Vaguer Images" presents works in progress from graduate students in the MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program. This exhibition documents the development of a body of work from Yijun Chen MFA '15 (Book Arts/Printmaking), Sue Carrie Drummond MFA '15 (Book Arts/Printmaking), Isabel Lederman MFA '15 (Book Arts/Printmaking) and Li Lui MFA '15 (Book Arts/Printmaking). More info >>
Exhibition: Through April 4
Closing Reception: April 4, 5 – 8 p.m.
Inside/Out: Visual Journals as Mirrors of Growth
Work by Art Therapy Concentration students, both past and present. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Clark-Schock, director, Art Therapy, at 215.717.6236. More info >>
Exhibition: Through April 11
Reception: April 3, 5 – 7 p.m.
The Art of Polly Becker
Boston-based artist Polly Becker gathers together what others might discard because of their broken joints, chipping paint or worn sheen. She uses a fascinating, ever-growing collection of scrap materials to make totally new, beautiful objects. More info >>
Exhibition: Through May 17
Public Presentation: April 3, 1 – 2:30 p.m., CBS Auditorium
Reception: April 3, 3 – 4 p.m., von Hess Illustration Gallery
Gallery 817 (Anderson Hall, 8th floor)
Painting Faculty Show: Works on Paper
Works on paper by Painting faculty members in the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program.
Through April 4
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
Domestic Views: Frederic Weber
In "Domestic Views," Frederic Weber uses the tropes of the still life to explore the joys and terrors of childhood and growing up. Working with paper images, he alternatively tears, cuts, folds and crumples them before he arranges and photographs the resulting portraits on a tabletop. More info >>
Through April 25
President's Office Gallery (Hamilton Hall, 1st floor)
CAMD Communication Workshop: The Art of Poster Design
"CAMD Communication Workshop: The Art of Poster Design" showcases CAMD Cross-College course ILUS 480 Communication Workshop, exploring the creation of poster art. ILUS 480 is a collaborative studio offered to Graphic Design and Illustration majors mentored by faculty from three schools: Illustration Adjunct Associate Professor Ralph Giguere, Graphic Design Master Lecturer Marie Cirotti Levine and Theater Assistant Professor Rick Stoppleworth. The focus of this studio is the creation of posters for the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts main-stage productions. More info >>
Through April 18
Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)
I Began with Painting: Sarah Van Keuren
"I Began with Painting" is a mini-retrospective and survey of the various explorations the work of retiring Printmaking Adjunct Professor Sarah Van Keuren has pursued. More info >>Through April 25
Hamilton/Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)
William H. Ely Senior Thesis Illustration Exhibition
The William H. Ely Illustration Exhibition is the Illustration program's senior thesis show. Endowed by its namesake in 1940, Ely Excellence in Illustration Awards are given to outstanding sets of student thesis work in this annual juried competition. More info >>
Through April 2