THIS WEEK @ UARTS: July 28 - August 10, 2014
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Delaware Valley Farm Share
Interested in the upcoming winter Delaware Valley Farm Share program? Though registration won't begin until late September/early October, the farmers are about to start planting vegetables for winter harvest. Please email RSmith@uarts.edu if you are interested in participating in this year's winter share. Please note that the winter share differs from the summer share and that there may be changes from last year’s program, mainly with the share add-ons. More info >>
Submissions for 'Making It' Alumni Exhibit Now Being Accepted
The University of the Arts is pleased to invite submissions for "Making It: Alumni Works '04 - '14," a juried exhibition of works by recent alumni that will be on display October 8 – 31 in Hamilton Hall, with a reception scheduled for Friday, October 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. Submissions are open to all UArts alumni from the classes of 2004 through 2014, including undergraduate and graduate alumni. Only artwork created after graduation is eligible for submission. The deadline for submissions is August 15. Artists selected for the exhibition will be notified the week of September 15. Read more and submit your work >>
Blick's Fall Back-to-School Sale Starts Soon
With the start of school right around the corner, get your wish list ready and a jump start on upcoming deals at Blick's Back-to-School Sale starting August 7. Not a Preferred Card member yet? Stop by the Blick Philadelphia store to sign up as a student or teacher for FREE and get 10% off all year round. Teachers: receive 20% off during certain back-to-school months. Contact your store for more details. UArts students: redeem this coupon for 30% off one item during the month of July.
School of Music Senior Wins Montreux Jazz Voice Competition
Rising School of Music senior Alita Moses '15 (Vocal Performance) was named the first-place winner in the 2014 Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition, an international competition open to professional singers under the age of 35. Finals were held in July during the 48th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland. Moses and eight other vocalists were selected for the semi-finals from among submissions from more than 40 countries. She took home the top prize after a final performance against two other singers. Read more >>
Alum's Top Philly Ad Agency Turns 50
Congratulations to Berny Brownstein BFA ’57 (Advertising Design), chairman and chief creative officer of the Brownstein Group, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, making it Philadelphia’s oldest independent ad agency. Brownstein and his son, Marc, who currently serves as the company’s CEO, were recently profiled in The Philadelphia Inquirer, highlighting the award-winning firm’s impressive 50-year history. Read more >>
CAMD Pop-Up Exhibit Featured on 'PhillyNow' Blog
The College of Art, Media & Design’s Pop-Up Exhibition was featured in Philadelphia Weekly’s “Philly Now” blog on July 18. The exhibit, which runs through August 15, features work by CAMD students, faculty and alumni displayed in the windows of the former Robinson Luggage storefront on the corner of Broad and Walnut Streets. Read the blog post >>
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed to help incoming students make a smooth transition into college life and to the University of the Arts in particular. NSO teaches practical skills for being a successful college student-artist, offers the opportunity to experience first hand Philadelphia sights and sounds, and allows students to get to know each other and faculty. More info >>
NSO: August 20 – 24
First Day of Classes: August 25
Summer Send-Off Events
The Office of Admissions and the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations invites the class of 2018 and their families to attend a Summer Send-Off event. Each event is free for one student and up to three other family members, but pre-registration is requested. Refreshments will be served.
July 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by UArts Trustee Howard Belk BFA '81 (Graphic Design)
Siegel + Gale
625 Avenue of the Americas, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
More info >>
August 9, 12 –2 p.m.
Hosted by the Office of Admissions and the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill
1555 Southeast 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
More info >>
August 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by UArts Trustee Tom Miles BFA '75 (Sculpture) at his home in Philadelphia*
More info >>
* The address for events hosted in private homes will be provided when you RSVP.
Class of 2018 Parents Reception
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations invites the parents of students in the Class of 2018 to a reception during New Student Orientation. Meet and mingle with other parents, alumni and University administrators while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and desserts. This event is complimentary. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
237 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia
MFA Summer Lecture Series
The MFA in Studio Art program presents its 20th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists. Held on campus, lectures will take place through August 5 and are free and open to the public. For further information, contact MFA Program Director Cynthia Thompson at email@example.com or MFA Program Coordinator Rebecca Jacoby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more >>
July 30, 12 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
More info >>
Jonathan Van Dyke
August 5, 12 p.m.
More info >>
CAMD Pop-Up Exhibition
The College of Art, Media & Design presents a pop-up exhibition of works on view at the corner of Broad and Walnut Streets in the former Robinson Luggage storefront. The large windows in that space have now been filled with colorful artwork from CAMD students, staff, faculty and alumni. More info >>
Through August 15
Robinson Luggage Storefront
Broad and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia
LoveMaps: Lauren Findlay '14
Recent University of the Arts graduate, art critic and writer Lauren Findlay BFA '14 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts) is exhibiting previous works and selected pieces from her recent exhibition "LoveMaps" at Blick Art Materials during the month of July. More info >>
July 2 – 29
Blick Art Materials
1330 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Kristine Strawser MFA '12: Intrusive Thoughts
When Kris Strawser MFA ’12 (Studio Art) is making what she considers higher-minded artwork, other primitive tendencies find her again and gnaw their way through layers of better intentions. Her higher self uses materials that are often ready made, a bit more elegant, loaded with metaphor she hears like a dog whistle. More info >>
Through September 12
LookOverHear: Geoff Hall
"LookOverHear" is the expansive photo project by Geoff Hall centered on the diverse network and egalitarian nature of contemporary "Do It Yourself" music cultures and community spirit, as documented both locally and nationally. More info >>
Through August 1
Housekeeping: Adriane Little
"Housekeeping" consists of a series of shadow boxes, image and text. For this project, Adriane Little meticulously cut 17 copies of the novel Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson into individual words. The text from the book was then placed in the empty space of the shadow box and in front of the image. More info >>
Through August 1