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Alum Reflects on 'America's Got Talent' Run
September 22, 2021, 10:07 am
In front of a large audience in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium this June, David Sweeny BFA '04 (Musical Theater) pulled off a nearly impossible feat. Performing as his alter ego, Johnny Showcase, Sweeny auditioned for the 16th season of NBC's America's Got Talent and drew broad grins and high praise from the famously irascible Simon Cowell.
In Conversation: Nyeema Morgan and Abbey Williams
September 16, 2021, 1:52 pm
Thursday, Sept 30, 2021
7-8:30 pm, zoom
Join us for an evening conversation between artists Nyeema Morgan and Abbey Williams as they discuss their solo exhibitions currently on view at the Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts.
This event is free and open to the public. This is a virtual event.
September 13, 2021, 10:34 am
Oct 22-Dec 10, 2021
The Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts is pleased to present the first Philadelphia exhibition of works by Sari Dienes.
2020 Grad Lands Leading Role in ‘Fresh Prince’ Reboot
August 31, 2021, 3:58 pm
In a video released Aug. 31, actor Will Smith surprised recent UArts alum Jabari Banks BFA '20 (Musical Theater) with a life-altering piece of news: Banks would be stepping into Smith's shoes to reprise his iconic role in a dramatic reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Art Alliance Writers' Workshop Poetry Reading + Open Mic
August 30, 2021, 10:32 am
Wednesday, Sept 8, 4:45-6p
Art Alliance Garden
Presented by The Art Alliance Writers' Workshop & the BFA in Creative Writing
Student Reads at Wawa Welcome America Festival
August 19, 2021, 9:43 am
First-year student Isabel Rose Catalan '25 (Creative Writing) was no stranger to reading her work aloud in small venues with friends and fellow students present. But this summer, over the Fourth of July weekend, the Philadelphia native spoke to her largest crowd yet: holiday revelers attending the city's Wawa Welcome America Festival.
Alumni’s podcast brings musical theater to Dungeons & Dragons
August 13, 2021, 3:43 pm
The debut of shows such as Netflix's Stranger Things, with its embrace of 1980s nostalgia, reignited interest in tabletop role-playing games, once a fixture of musty childhood basements and comic shops. Renewed interest in games like Dungeons & Dragons has spawned a wealth of new media, including books, TV shows and even a potential major motion picture.
Body Language: The Art of Larry Day
August 5, 2021, 9:48 am
Oct 8–Dec 3, 2021
Alum Gets Emmy Nod for Role on ‘Hacks’
July 27, 2021, 2:22 pm
Carl Clemons-Hopkins BFA ’09 (Musical Theater) received a 2021 Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for their role on HBO Max’s new comedy series Hacks.
Student Named Finalist for AXA Art Prize
July 26, 2021, 10:58 am
In June, Zeinab Diomande ’22 (Painting) was named one of 40 finalists for the prestigious AXA Art Prize. Of 600 artists who applied, she was advanced to the finalist stage by a panel of regional jurors, which included UArts Master Lecturer Charles Browning as a member, and a four-member exhibition jury comprising representatives of some of the country’s most prestigious museums.
Dance Professor Named 2021 Guggenheim Fellow
July 21, 2021, 11:13 am
Following a rigorous selection process earlier this year, UArts Assistant Professor of Studio Practice Tommie-Waheed Evans was named a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in choreography. Evans was one of 184 artists, writers, scholars and scientists selected from a pool of more than 3,000 applications.
Alum Animates Netflix Series ‘Waffles + Mochi’
June 18, 2021, 2:52 pm
When Waffles, a yeti/breakfast food hybrid, and Mochi, a sentient pink ice cream treat, escaped the land of frozen foods last March, they delighted Netflix’s audiences young and old. The duo’s adventures in Waffles + Mochi see the titular duo travel the globe to learn about fresh food in support of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s mission to teach families about healthy eating.
Multiple Alumni Featured in PMA Exhibit
June 17, 2021, 4:22 pm
The first exhibit on view in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s new Daniel W. Dietrich II Galleries is New Grit: Art & Philly Now, which features 25 artists whose work represents a wide range of perspectives, practices and various media including ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture, fiber and more.