THIS WEEK @ UARTS: May 12 - 18, 2014
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Important Commencement Information
The 136th Commencement Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 15 at the Academy of Music. More about Commencement >>
Master's Degree Hooding Ceremonies
Graduate students will receive their master's hood to be worn at Commencement on May 15.
Tuesday, May 13, 3 p.m.
College of Performing Arts: Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall
College of Art, Media & Design: Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
Required for all graduates.
Wednesday, May 14, 9 a.m.
College Awards Ceremonies
Award recipients will be informed by their Colleges in May.
Wednesday, May 14
Graduates Line Up
Processional begins at 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 15, 9:30 a.m.
Doors will open for guests at 9:15 a.m.; for best seating, arrive early.
Thursday, May 15, 10:30 a.m.
Academy of Music
Thursday, May 15, 12:30 p.m.
Summer Building Hours
In an effort to accommodate summer activities and operate efficiently, scheduled building hours have been set from May 16 to August 24. All buildings will be locked at the closing hour. If there are scheduled events beyond the closing time, buildings will remain open to accommodate those events. Contact Kathy Dooner to notify of any events at 215-717-6825. Summer building hours >>
Corzo Center Presents Entrepreneur Program Summer 2014
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts has partnered with Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Art & Design and its Close School of Entrepreneurship to present the Entrepreneur Program Summer 2014. Read more >>
Professor Named American Craft Council Fellow
Award-winning stained-glass artist Judith Schaechter, an adjunct professor in the Craft & Material Studies program, has been named a 2014 American Craft Council Fellow. This prestigious award is presented biennially to honor those who have demonstrated outstanding artistic achievement, leadership and service in the field of craft. Read more >>
Professor's Book Gets Glowing Review in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
The Blessings by Assistant Professor and Creative Writing Director Elise Juska received a glowing review in the Sunday, May 4 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer, which said, "Juska's moving, multifaceted portrait of the Blessing family gleams like a jewel." Released on May 6 from Grand Central Publishing, The Blessings was also recently named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection for Summer 2014. Read the review >>
Wood Student Wins $15,000 Windgate Fellowship
Colin Pezzano '14 (Craft & Material Studies) has been named a 2014 Windgate Fellow by the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Awarded to 10 graduating college seniors from across the country with exemplary skill in craft, each Windgate Fellowship winner receives $15,000, one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students. Read more >>
Literary Mag to Publish Student's Short Fiction
Allegra Armstrong '17 (Creative Writing) will have her short fiction story, "The Will," published in the Summer/Fall 2014 issue of literary magazine The Same. The story was part of her UArts admissions portfolio. Read more >>
'Daily News' Raves About School of Music Collaboration
The Philadelphia Daily News raves about the very cool collaboration between the UArts "Z" Big Band and the Jost Project band, which features UArts School of Music faculty members Paul Jost, Tony Micelli and Kevin MacConnell. "They'll blow up classic rock with exceptionally polished big-band charts and red-hot playing, spotlighting 15 horn players plus electric guitar, keyboards, dual bassists and two alternating student drummers." Read the article >>
Theater Alum Wins Lucille Lortel Award
UArts alum Lucas Steele BFA '01 (Musical Theater) has won the 2014 Lucille Lortel Off-Broadway Award for Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Anatole in "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812." View photos on BroadwayWorld.com >>
'You Are You' Book, Exhibit Featured in 'Huffington Post'
"You Are You," a collection of images documenting an annual weekend summer camp for gender-nonconforming children and their families by photographer Lindsay Morris, is featured in the May 3 issue of The Huffington Post's "Gay Voices." The exhibit, which ran through May 10 at UArts' Gershman Hall, was made possible through the support of the University of the Arts, the UArts Photography program and Equality Forum. Read the article >>
'Politico Magazine' Features Professor's Photo Book
And I Said No Lord: A Twenty-One-Year-Old in Mississippi in 1964, a pictorial chronicle of Graphic Design Adjunct Professor Joel Katz's travels during the "Mississippi Summer" of 1964 at the height of the civil rights movement, is featured in Politico Magazine. The book is set for release on May 15 from University of Alabama Press. Read the article >>
Source: Graphic Design Senior Showcase
Members of the public are invited to view the work of over 30 graduating Graphic Design seniors. The work includes corporate identity, experimental narrative design, hand-bound books, information design and more. Each student has also completed a yearlong senior degree project under faculty guidance. To RSVP, visit uagdsource.eventbrite.com.
May 14, 4 – 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, 13th floor
Tools for the Engaged Classroom: Teaching to Inspire Creative Community
Please join the Center for Teaching and Learning at the annual May event that focuses on tools for teaching. This year's event will offer ideas to ignite your students' imaginations and critical engagement. Faculty from UArts will share their strategies and invite discussion. Full-time and part-time faculty are invited to spend all or part of the day. The event begins with a continental breakfast, includes a casual lunch and concludes with a wine and cheese reception. RSVP to Center for Teaching and Learning. Questions?
May 12, beginning at 9:15 a.m.
Terra Board Room
School of Design Senior Show
This senior thesis exhibit features students in the Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Multimedia, Master of Industrial Design and MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning & Design programs. More info >>
Exhibition: Through May 15
Closing Reception: May 15, 7 p.m.
1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia
Stuart Elster '88: Cinderella Liberty
Junior Projects is pleased to present “Cinderella Liberty,” an exhibition of new paintings by Fine Arts Assistant Professor and alumnus Stuart Elster BFA '88 (Fine Arts). In his latest work, Elster broadens his inquiry into the nature of power structures vis-à-vis “Dazzle Camouflage,” a graphic technique used during the World Wars to alter the visual perception of a ship’s location. More info >>
Through June 1
139 Norfolk Street, New York City
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. Wednesdays through May 21. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
May 14, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 407
Annual Student Exhibition
Annual exhibition features student work from Painting/Drawing, Photography, Animation, Printmaking, Sculpture, Multimedia, Craft & Material Studies, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Core Studies and Illustration. More info >>
May 14 – 30
"Faculty Collections," is a presentation of student work from the private collections of University of the Arts faculty members. This exhibition showcases the talents of UArts students, while demonstrating the deep appreciation and value that faculty members place in their students’ abilities and vision. More info >>
Through May 28
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
Spring 2014 MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
The University of the Arts is proud to present the Spring 2014 MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition featuring work by Amy Brand MFA '14 and Deborah Decker MFA '14. More info >>
Through June 24
Gallery 1401 & Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 14th & 15th floors)
Sophomore Photography: Recent Work
This annual student exhibition features recent work from sophomore Photography majors. The Photography program has a variety of courses in the sophomore year that stress a wide range of photographic expression. In conjunction with the Sophomore Show, the junior Photography class will be exhibiting work in the hallways surrounding the Sol Mednick Gallery. More info >>
Through May 17