THIS WEEK @ UARTS: April 7 - 13, 2014
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Art Unleashed Kicks Off This Wednesday!
Join us at Art Unleashed 2014, which kicks off this Wednesday, April 9, with a Preview Party from 6 – 8 p.m. featuring food, drink, music and, of course, art – everything from cutting-edge contemporary jewelry to ceramics, photography to crafts, furniture, painting, sculpture and illustration. 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 scholarships at UArts.
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)
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
National Alcohol Screening Day
In observance of National Alcohol Screening Day this Thursday, April 10, the University of the Arts is offering an anonymous screening for alcohol use for UArts students. There are also screenings for depression, anxiety and other related disorders. Visit http://mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/UARTS to take the screening online. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Hainstock, director of Counseling, at 215-717-6614.
Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 14 – 18
Work-study students are invited to campus- and area business-sponsored events in celebration of the 7th Annual Student Employee Appreciation Week, taking place April 14 – 18:
UArts Coffee Grab and Go
April 14, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Merriam Theater lobby
April 16, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ice Cream Sundae Social
April 18, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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 >>
24-Hour Building Access
The 24-hour access to campus academic facilities began on Thursday, April 3, 2014, and continues for the remainder of the spring semester. The University will return to regular academic facilities hours on Friday, May 9. Anyone planning to stay in a building later than regular closing hours (2 a.m.) must log in at the guard’s desk. The purpose of this is to know who is in the building and where they are located in the event of an evacuation. Anyone leaving a building after hours, prior to the building reopening in the morning, must log out at the guard’s desk. Anyone seeking access after a building's regular closing hours must present a validated University ID to the guard through the glass before they will open the door for entry. Persons not affiliated with the University of the Arts and persons without a validated University ID are not permitted in the buildings after regular closing hours. Security guards on duty are not allowed to unlock any secured spaces. As a reminder, doors or windows should never be propped open. If you are in an academic building at any time, but especially after regular hours, and witness a disturbance, safety hazard (including propped-open doors or windows) or a suspicious person or persons, immediately call the University Public Safety department at 215-717-6666.
Blick's Huge Paint Sale, Prize Wheel Wednesday Starts April 9
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, from April 9 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 (starting April 8) for 30% off one item during the month of April. More information >>
'Underground Pool' Hosts Reading & Launch Party
Join us for a launch party and reading to celebrate the publication of the Spring 2014 issue of Underground Pool, the University's student literary magazine. The new issue, co-edited by senior Writing for Film & Television majors Nichole Celauro and Veronica Zabczynski and designed by senior Graphic Design major Josh Pindjak, includes poems, stories, drawings, photography, painting and more from students in a wide range of majors across the University. The launch party will include brief readings from the writing contributors. Light refreshments – and plenty of magazines! – will be on hand. More info >>
April 10, 6:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 905
Work by Animator Alums the Quay Bros. on Display in Barcelona
Work by renowned experimental stop-motion animators and UArts alumni Timothy Quay BFA '69 (Illustration) and Stephen Quay BFA '69 (Film), better known as the Quay Brothers, is featured in "Metamorphosis: Fantasy Visions in Starewitch, Švankmajer and the Quay Brothers," which runs through September 7 at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona in Spain. Read the artdaily.org review >>
Dance Professor Teaches Abroad
Assistant Professor of Dance Connie Michael, who also serves as assistant dean of Liberal Arts, recently spent a week in Ireland at Trinity College Dublin teaching DanceAbility, a dance method focusing on mixed abilities dance. Michael, who serves on the DanceAbility board of directors and is a certified DanceAbility teacher, will also participate in a four-week teacher certification program at the ImPulsTanz – International Dance Festival taking place this summer in Vienna, Austria.
Museum Studies Students Represent UArts at Annual Conference
For the second year in a row, the Museum Studies department has been able to send three students to the Small Museum Association Conference. Elizabeth Malish-Olson MFA '14 (Museum Exhibition Planning & Design), Lee Hood MA '14 (Museum Communication) and Dallas DeMore MA '14 (Museum Education) represented each Museum Studies program at the conference to promote the University, network and take in what the conference had to offer. Read more >>
Photography Lecture: Bob Krist
National Geographic Travel photographer Bob Krist will present "Behind the Scenes: The Perception and Reality of the Life of a Travel Photographer" as part of Master Lecturer Peter Tobia's Photojournalism class. Open to the public. More info >>
April 7, 7 p.m.
Photo Studio, Terra Hall, 15th floor
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
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
Collective Recollections: Sid Sachs
Sid Sachs, director of exhibitions of the University's Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, will participate on a panel discussion titled "Collective Recollections: SoHo in the Early 1970s," moderated by Julia Robinson, assistant professor in History of Art at New York University. More info >>
April 10, 6 p.m.
Hauser & Wirth
511 W. 18th Street, New York City
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
Modern Philosophy Seminar IV: Hammam Aldouri
Guest lecturer Hammam Aldouri, PhD Candidate, CRMEP Kingston, London, will present "Introduction to Modern Philosophy Seminar IV: Friedrich Schiller's On the Aesthetic Education of Man – Part 2," an examination and investigation into the method and intentions of Friedrich Schiller's monumental 1795 epistolary work. This seminar will build directly on the issues raised in the last seminar. More info >>
April 10, 6 – 8 p.m.
Art Education Alumni Symposium
Alumni from the Department of Art & Design Education are invited to participate in various workshops related to art education, 21st century teaching and learning, and best practices. Keynote speaker: Dr. Barbara Suplee. More info >>
April 12, 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, 10th Floor
School of Music Performances
All performances take place in Caplan Recital Hall.
"Z" Big Band/Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band
High school band collaboration.
April 8, 7 p.m.
DJ Staudt Senior Showcase: Trombone
April 9, 7 p.m.
"Z" Big Band/Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band
April 8, 7 p.m.
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.
Joe Shattls Senior Showcase: Percussion
April 10, 8 p.m.
Jared Babuschak Senior Showcase: Vocal Performance
April 11, 7 p.m.
Andrew Lawson Senior Showcase: Vocal Performance
April 11, 8 p.m.
Jacob Manny Senior Showcase: Trumpet
April 12, 7 p.m.
Kenneth Mesmer Senior Showcase: Trumpet
April 12, 8 p.m.
Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band
April 14, 7 p.m.
Mac Kennedy Senior Showcase: Composition
April 15, 7 p.m.
William Kilgannon Senior Showcase: Composition
April 15, 8 p.m.
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
Staff Show, Performance & Reception
Get ready for the staff show, reception and performance hour. Questions: email@example.com.
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
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
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 9, 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
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 >>
Preview Party: April 9, 6 – 8 p.m. (ticket required)
Public Sale: April 10 – 15, 12 – 5 p.m. (free admission)
Neighborhood Appreciation Day/Alumni & Faculty Book Sale: April 12, 12 – 5pm (free admission)
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
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
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
Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)
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 >>
Through April 11
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