THIS WEEK @ UARTS: April 14 - 20, 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Art Unleashed 2014 Kicks Off with Gala Preview Party
Save the Date: University Financial Update
Blick's Huge Paint Sale + Prize Wheel Every Wednesday

NEWS
Creative Writing Head Awarded Prestigious Literary Award
Webby Awards Honor Professor's NetArt Project
'Broad Street Review' Spotlights Student's Work at Art Unleashed
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EVENTS
Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 14 – 18
The Lives of Hamilton Fish
School of Music Performances
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Avenue Gallery
Levitt Auditorium Foyer
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Art Unleashed 2014 Kicks Off with Gala Preview Party
The University's much anticipated Art Unleashed exhibition and sale kicked off April 9 with a gala Preview Party attended by art lovers and collectors from across the region and across the globe. Among the attendees who packed Hamilton Hall were Alumni Spotlight Gallery artists Hratch Babikian BFA '83 (Jewelry) and fine artist Dotty Attie BFA '59 (Art Education), as well as other exhibiting artists, who were on hand to discuss their work. Highlights from the opening night event included performances by students from the School of Dance and Rumble, the School of Music's bucket-drum ensemble, who greeted guests as they arrived. A student jazz quartet kept the crowd entertained the entire evening from the Solmssen Court stage. The public sale runs through April 15. Read more >>

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Save the Date: University Financial Update
Please join us for a University Financial Update featuring President Sean T. Buffington and Vice President for Finance & Administration Stephen J. Lightcap who will discuss the University's FY15 budget plan.
April 23, 11:45 a.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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Blick's Huge Paint Sale + Prize Wheel Every Wednesday
Stop by Blick's local Philadelphia store for great savings on paint and brushes. "Spin and Win" at the in-store prize wheel for great art prizes every Wednesday through May 7. For one day only on April 23, stop in for Blick’s 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. UArts students: redeem this coupon for 30% off one item during the month of April. More information >>

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NEWS
Creative Writing Head Awarded Prestigious Literary Award
"Transfer Station," a short story by Assistant Professor and Creative Writing Program Director Elise Juska, has won the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction from Ploughshares, one of the top literary magazines in the country. The award is for the best short story published in the magazine in the previous year. Read more >>

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Webby Awards Honor Professor's NetArt Project
"The Evolution of Silence," a web-based project on the nuclear destruction of Yucca Flat created by Graphic Design Assistant Professor Rachele Riley and developed with fellow Graphic Design faculty member Danniel Gaidula, has been selected as an official honoree in the 18th Annual Webby Awards in the NetArt category. Read more >>

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'Broad Street Review' Spotlights Student's Work at Art Unleashed
Student Sewon An '14 (Craft & Material Studies), whose jewelry and metals work is featured at Art Unleashed 2014, is profiled in the Broad Street Review. UArts President Sean T. Buffington is also quoted in the article, titled "'Art Unleashed' Exhibition Features Some of the City's Best Young Artists." Read the article >>

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Faculty/Alum's Composition Featured in Chicago Dance Performance
Original music by UArts faculty member and alumnus Evan Solot BM '67 (Trumpet), MM '75 (Composition) is featured in a remounting of "Underground Movements," a commission for the River North Chicago Dance Company. The piece, which features live vocals by the Chicago Children's Choir, premiered in 2006 to rave reviews, including this one from the Chicago Sun-Times: "Fascinating score – something between a 15th century visit to Hieronymus Bosch's vision of hell and a New Orleans carnival parade." Watch a clip >>

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Work by Animation Faculty, Alumni Screens at Plastic Club
Members of Philadelphia Independent Animators, who are also members of the UArts community, recently gathered at art studio and gallery the Plastic Club for a screening of their work. Featured animators included alumni Jason Chen BFA '08 (Animation), Ian Foster BFA '08 (Animation) and Marina Gvozedva BFA '08 (Animation), a.k.a. Juggling Wolf, and faculty members Christopher Magee and Karl Staven. Current Animation students also attended the event. Read more >>

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EVENTS
Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 14 – 18
The University of the Arts and the Office of Student Financial Services are proud to announce the 7th Annual Student Employee Appreciation Week. Each year, we set this week aside to recognize and reward the hard work and dedication of over 400 UArts work-study students working in 54 departments on and off campus. The highlight of the week is the announcement of the Student Employee of the Year, who will be named at a luncheon for nominees, their supervisors and invited guests on Wednesday, April 18. More info >>
April 14 – 18

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The Lives of Hamilton Fish
Marginal Utility Gallery, in conjunction with the University of the Arts, is proud to present "The Lives of Hamilton Fish," a cinematic rock opera inspired by a true story. This event coincides with the ongoing exhibition of the same name at Marginal Utility, which runs through May 25. New York-based artist Rachel Mason will be singing the soundtrack of the film live with accompaniment by artist/musician and former UArts student Steven Dufala '96. Admission is free. More info >>
April 15
Doors: 6:30 p.m.; show: 7 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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School of Music Performances
All performances take place in Caplan Recital Hall.

Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band
April 14, 7 p.m.

Video Game Ensemble
April 14, 8 p.m.

Mac Kennedy Senior Showcase: Composition
April 15, 7 p.m.

William Kilgannon Senior Showcase: Composition
April 15, 8 p.m.

Small Vocal Ensembles Concert
April 16, 7 p.m.

Rick Rein Senior Showcase: Trumpet
April 17, 7 p.m.

Robbie Webb Senior Showcase: Percussion
April 17, 8 p.m.

No Dead Guys Ensemble
April 18, 7 p.m.

Ebonee Jeffcoat Senior Showcase: Vocal Performance
April 18, 8 p.m.

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School of Film Spotlight Series: Joseph Menna
The School of Film presents a lecture by alumnus Joseph Menna BFA '92 (Sculpture) as part of its Spotlight Series, which brings visiting filmmakers, writers and animators to present their work to both public and University audiences. More info >>
April 17, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Knowing Dance More Series: Wrap Up & Student Showings with Lauren Bakst
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. Curator Lauren Bakst leads a discussion that reflects on the year of “Knowing Dance More” and UArts School of Dance students present responses to the lectures. More info >>
April 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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The Winter's Tale
Directed by Brind School Acting Director David Howey. Tragic, romantic, hilarious and uplifting, this genre-bending masterpiece is one of William Shakespeare's most elegant and haunting plays. In a surprising Shakespearean twist, what begins as a tale of a king's betrayal and jealousy becomes, through time, a story where broken hearts are restored and love is reborn. More info and tickets >>
April 18 – 27
Caplan Studio Theater

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Passport to World Cinema Series: Bright Days Ahead
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 "Bright Days Ahead," with a talk by Philadelphia Inquirer movie critic Steven Rea to follow. Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both University of the Arts ID holders and PFS members. More info >>
April 23, 7 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.
April 24, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
President's Office
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor

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School of Dance Performances
Spring Dance Concert I
April 17 & 19, 7 p.m.
Merriam Theater

Shared Concert: Music and Dance
April 18, 7 p.m. & April 19, 2 p.m.
Merriam Theater

Spring Dance Concert II
April 25 – 26, 7 p.m.
Arts Bank Theater

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Netherlands Exchange Student Performance | International Mix Lunch
Part of the Third Space: International Performance, Exhibition and Lecture Series, a series of exhibitions, performances and lectures presented by International Student Programs. School of Music exchange student Dimitris Dodoras (Prince Claus Conservatory, Gronigen, The Netherlands) will present his collaborative music and dance performance piece.
April 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levitt Foyer Gallery, Gershman 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. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
April 16, 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)

MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Thesis Exhibition 2014
Featuring work by graduate students Kara Petraglia MFA '14, Erin Malkowski MFA '14 and Kyra Devine MFA '14. More info >>
Exhibition: April 21 – May 10
Closing Reception: May 9, 5 – 8 p.m.

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Avenue Gallery (formerly Borowsky Gallery) [Gershman Hall lobby]

Lindsay Morris: You Are You
"You Are You" documents an annual weekend summer camp for gender-nonconforming children and their families. In 2007, photographer Lindsay Morris started attending camp with a family member and began documenting what she was witnessing. It was with a great deal of courage in 2012 that the camp parents and children agreed to have selected images published as the cover story of The New York Times Magazine, which jumpstarted an important and timely dialogue in a public forum. More info >>
Exhibition: April 28 – May 10
Lecture: May 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m, 1504 Photo Studio, Terra Hall
Reception: May 1, 4 – 5:50 p.m. & May 2, 5 – 7 p.m., 
Avenue Gallery

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Levitt Auditorium Foyer (Gershman Hall)

1427 Days: Ju Youn Kim '13
International Student Programs hosts "1427 Days: An International Student's Blossoming in Prints," an exhibition by Ju Youn Kim '13 (Printmaking/Book Arts). The exhibit also features a site-specific dance performance with an original composition, as well as open-mic performances and a Korean lunch. More info >>
Exhibition: Through April 30
Reception and Performance: April 18, 6 – 8p.m.
Reception, Performance & Korean Lunch: April 30, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Hamilton/Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)

Art Unleashed 2014
Art Unleashed features work by UArts alumni, faculty and students. This annual exhibition and sale raises funds to support student scholarships. More info >>
Through April 15, 12 – 5 p.m. (free admission)

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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

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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

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Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th floor)

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 >>
Through May 17

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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

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