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ANNOUNCEMENTS
University Financial Update
Sign Up for Farm Share
Join Blick for Wild Wednesday on April 23

NEWS
UArts Alum Is Rome Prize Winner
2014 Ely Award Winners Announced
ID Senior Named 2014 Student Employee of the Year
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EVENTS
Spring Dance Concert II
School of Music Spring Concert
Passport to World Cinema Series: Bright Days Ahead
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Hamilton Hall Galleries
Printmaking Gallery
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
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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Sign Up for Farm Share
Faculty and staff: sign up for Delaware Valley Farm Share and receive farm-fresh food delivered directly to you. Pay for Farm Share via pre-tax payroll deduction using this form (log in required). Returning customers get $20 off. The deadline for sign up is April 30. There is a minimum of 20 sign ups required to participate. Contact Rachelle Smith with questions. More info >>

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Join Blick for Wild Wednesday on April 23
Stop by your local Blick store on April 23 for Wild Wednesday with "Spin to Win" fun art prizes and $5 store card giveaways. Try before you buy Utrecht paints at the Mural Mash-Up community art demo, enter to win a Rembrandt soft pastel set and experience live art in store. Wild Wednesday customers receive 20% off their entire purchase on already low prices and up to 70% off on Blick and Utrecht paints. Can't make it on Wednesday? UArts students: redeem this coupon for 30% off* one item during the month of April (*Not valid with any other discounts or promotions; see store for details).

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NEWS
UArts Alum Is Rome Prize Winner
Dave McKenzie BFA '00 (Printmaking) has been named a winner in the 118th annual Rome Prize Competition, awarded by the American Academy in Rome. The Jamaican-born, Brooklyn-based visual artist, whose work is currently on display in the prestigious Whitney Biennial in New York City, took home the Gorham P. Stevens/Jacob H. Lazarus-Metropolitan Museum of Art Rome Prize. Read more >>

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2014 Ely Award Winners Announced
Illustration senior Kate O'Hara took the top prize in the 2014 William H. Ely Excellence in Illustration Awards for her album artwork. Second place honors went to Ejay Basford, while Lily Simon took third place. Honorable mentions were awarded to Meredith Bentley, Alex Dos Diaz, Rebecca Syracuse and Laura Weiszer. Winners of this annual juried competition are chosen from among submissions by the entire class of graduating Illustration majors, whose original artwork is displayed in the Ely Senior Illustration Thesis Exhibition. Read more >>

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ID Senior Named 2014 Student Employee of the Year
ID shop tech and shop supervisor assistant Brandon Klevence '14 (Industrial Design) was named the 2014 Student Employee of the Year at a luncheon held April 14 for all work-study student nominees, work-study supervisors and invited guests. Klevence was nominated by his supervisor, ID Shop Supervisor Will McHale MID '10 (Industrial Design). Jonecia Lewis '14 (Vocal Performance), office assistant in Student Financial Services, was named the second-place winner. Read more >>

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Exhibit by Professor Emeritus Reviewed in 'theartblog'
"Altitudes and Latitudes," an exhibit by Professor Emeritus Mike Rossman that is currently on display at Cerulean Arts Gallery through April 26, is reviewed on theartblog.org. Read the review >>

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

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School of Music Spring Concert in Memory of Kent Christensen
This annual School of Music concert is dedicated to the memory of former faculty member Kent Christensen. The concert will feature the 90-voice University Chorus, the Handbell Ensemble and the a cappella group OcTonics, conducted by Associate Professor Jeffrey Kern.
April 24, 8 p.m.
The Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany
330 South 13th Street, Philadelphia

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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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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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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 Music Performances
All performances take place in Caplan Recital Hall.

Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band
First-ever in-concert pairing of the Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band with five solo singers from the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts. More info >>
April 21, 7 p.m.

Vocal Ensembles
April 22, 7 p.m.

Praise Ensemble
April 23, 7 p.m.

Crossover Ensemble
April 23, 8 p.m.

Matt Smith Senior Showcase: Bass
April 25, 7 p.m.

Shane Luckenbaugh Senior Showcase: Percussion
April 25, 8 p.m.

Mike Liszka Senior Showcase: Percussion
April 26, 7 p.m.

Alex Gay Senior Showcase: Saxophone
April 26, 8 p.m.

Jerry Tate Senior Showcase: Piano
April 26, 9 p.m.

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Parental Advisory: A New Play Workshop
“Private Injuries” by Sarah Galante ’16 (Directing, Playwriting & Production) and “Field Dependency” by Christina Franklin ’15 (Acting) are two new plays that explore the themes of parental influences and pressures. We meet characters that struggle with complex romantic relationships that are directly related to their relationships with their mothers and fathers. More info and tickets >>
April 24 – 27
Gershman Black Box Theater

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School of Film Spotlight Series: Alan Berliner
The School of Film presents “First Cousin Once Removed with Filmmaker Alan Berliner” 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 22, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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ZΩH
Music exchange student Dimitris Dodoras presents his final project at UArts, which is also part of his senior thesis in Groningen, the Netherlands. “ZΩH” features seven musical compositions he has been working on this year, inspired by different personal aspects on life, as well as a collaboration with students from the School of Dance with choreography by Mary Grace McNally. More info >>
April 27, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

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Free Lunchtime Yoga
There will be no Free Lunchtime Yoga class on Wednesday, April 23 due to the University Financial Forum. Please join us next week, as the Staff Council-sponsored class resumes on Wednesday, April 30. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
April 30, 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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Hamilton & Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court, Sculpture Gallery, Gallery One, Rooms 303 & 307 (Hamilton Hall)

Sculpture & Multidisciplinary Fine Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition
Exhibition: April 21 – 25
Reception: April 25, 5 – 7 p.m.

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Printmaking Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Meghan Toth '14
Exhibition: April 25 – 29
Reception: April 25, 5 – 7 p.m.

Julia Lemyre '14
Exhibition: May 2 – 7
Reception: May 2, 5 – 7 p.m.

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President's Office (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 Musical 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 >>
Extended through April 25

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8th Floor Studios (Anderson Hall)

Painting/Drawing 
Senior Exhibitions
Exhibitions: April 21 – 25 & April 28 – May 2
Receptions: April 25, 5 – 7 p.m. & May 2, 5 – 7 p.m.

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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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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, Performance & Korean Lunch: April 30, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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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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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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