THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 1 - 7, 2016

February 1, 2016

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Drop/Add Deadline Is Today
Students: Call for Submissions for OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition
Students: Call for Entries to Transform Utility Boxes into Works of Art
Blick’s Winter Back-to-School Sale

Sculpture Alum Chosen to Create WWI Memorial in DC
Professor Accuses Hillary Clinton of 'Blame-Men-First' Feminism
Rosenwald-Wolf Exhibit Featured in 'ArtDaily'
Photography Faculty Featured in 'Good-Game' Mag

Lecture: Memory, Learning and the Brain | Dr. John Stein
Workshop: Metadata for Musicians
Self-Assessment and Reflective Practice
Visiting Artist Lecture: Anja Marais

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Sculpture Gallery
Gallery 817
Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery

Drop/Add Deadline Is Today
The Drop/Add deadline is today, Monday, February 1, 2016. Students: Please take a moment to verify your Spring 2016 schedule. If you have questions about your schedule, please stop by the Office of the Registrar for assistance or email Although the Registrar’s office is unable to register you for classes over the phone or through an email request, they will try to assist you with adjusting your schedule online. As always, contact your advisor, program or the Advising Center if you have any questions about your degree progress or what classes are most appropriate for you at this time. You will be unable to drop or add classes to your schedule after the Drop/Add deadline. To remove a class from your schedule after the Drop/Add deadline, you must withdraw. Withdrawal from a class will result in a grade of W for that class on your transcript.

Students: Call for Submissions for 6th Annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition
The OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition is a juried exhibition of student work open to all currently enrolled undergraduate students at UArts. Selected work will be printed by the Imaging Labs, framed by our friends at Trinity Framing and displayed in Anderson Hall. A jury of four faculty members will review the show and select one student to receive the Print Services Award of $500 during the University’s annual Award Ceremony at the end of the year. Submission forms can be picked up at the Imaging Labs, Terra 1316 or Anderson 616, and are due February 26. For more information, contact James Matusheski at

Students: Call for Entries to Transform Drab Utility Boxes into Works of Art
The College of Art, Media & Design is accepting submissions from current University of the Arts students for designs to cover the unsightly brown utility boxes located in Philadelphia’s Washington Square West neighborhood. Selected designs will be printed on vinyl coverings that will be fitted to the utility boxes in 17 area locations. There is no limit on the number of submissions and selected work will receive $100. The deadline for proposals is February 12, 2016; final artwork is due April 1. 

Blick's Winter Back-to-School Sale
The new year is here! Save on the art supplies you need most during Blick’s Winter Back-to-School Sale now through February 14. Featuring deals on canvas, paints and brushes, plus buy one/get one drawing supplies, be sure to take advantage of these great offers – see the in-store flyer. Also, save the date for Winter Madness on Thursday, February 11 for a fun Valentine’s Day-themed demonstration you can try for yourself. For up-to-date information, become a Preferred Card member and receive instant savings through Blick’s Web Match Rebate program. Sign up at your local store today.

Sculpture Alum Chosen to Create WWI Memorial in DC
UArts alumnus and master sculptor Sabin Howard BFA ’86 (Sculpture) was selected as part of the design team to create a National World War I Memorial near the Mall in Washington, D.C. Sabin, who taught anatomy in the University’s Illustration program for a number of years, collaborated with architect Joseph Weishaar on the winning concept titled “The Weight of Sacrifice.” Sabin will also be coming to Philly to present a workshop at the Sketch Club on February 21. Read a New York Times article >>

Professor Accuses Hillary Clinton of 'Blame-Men-First' Feminism on
Camille Paglia, University Professor of Humanities & Media Studies, thinks Hillary Clinton suffers from "blame-men-first" feminism, as she contends in a featured piece on “Hillary’s sometimes impatient or patronizing tone about men, which can perhaps be traced to key aspects of her personal history, may prove costly to her current campaign.” Read the article >>

Rosenwald-Wolf Exhibit Featured in 'ArtDaily'
A major exhibition on display at the University’s Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery by Matt Mullican, one of the foremost artists of the so-called “Pictures Generation,” was featured on Read the article >>

Photography Faculty Featured in 'Good-Game' Mag
Photography Visiting Assistant Professor Julianna Foster MFA ’06 (Book Arts + Printmaking) and Photography Senior Lecturer Nancy Brokaw are featured in the latest issue of Good-Game magazine, which features Philadelphia-based artists, writers, collectives, alternative spaces, commercial galleries, museums and educational programs as a means of supporting and promoting a dynamic and growing creative community. This is the second issue of the publication created by UArts alumnus Sam Belkowitz BFA ’95 (Photography)Read the article >>

Lecture: Memory, Learning and the Brain | Dr. John Stein
Sponsored by the University Common Curriculum in conjunction with the UCC Collaborative Studio Course “Responsive Memory” taught by Associate Professor Diane Pepe. Dr. Stein will discuss the current understanding of how learning and memory plays a role in everything from basic sense to our highest cognitive abilities. Open to the UArts Community; light refreshments will be provided.
February 4, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

Workshop: Metadata for Musicians
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts and the School of Music – in collaboration with the Future of Music Coalition, the Music Business Association and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy – present an evening workshop focusing on metadata. Free and open to the public. 
February 3, 6 – 9 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Self-Assessment and Reflective Practice
The Center for Teaching and Learning presents Phyllis Blumberg, Ph.D., assistant provost for Faculty and Leadership Development and director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the University of the Sciences, and author of Assessing and Improving Your Teaching. The presentation will cover building assessment practices through critical reflection and evidence to self-assess teaching and encourage renewal. Questions and RSVP: contact Carol Graney, Associate Provost & Director of Libraries.
February 10, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Cushman Conference Room, Terra Hall

Visiting Artist Lecture: Anja Marais
The Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program in Sculpture presents a lecture by visiting artist Anja Marais being held in conjunction with her “Stages of the Denizen” multimedia exhibition in the Sculpture Gallery, February 2 – March 1. A reception will be held immediately following the lecture.
February 3, 3 – 4 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

School of Music Performances
All performances take place in the Caplan Recital Hall.

"Z" Big Band Concert with Vocalists
February 2, 7 p.m.

Voice Department Freshman Recital
February 10, 7 p.m.

"Z" Big Band Concert
February 15, 7 p.m.

Staging the Self: María Martínez-Cañas ’82
This traveling group exhibition features 54 works by six contemporary U.S. Latino artists, including María Martínez-Cañas BFA ’82 (Photography). Organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Through March 27
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Basic Intro to Entrepreneurship
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts presents an interactive, two-week course that provides a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Free for UArts students, alumni, faculty and staff. The deadline to register/apply is February 2 at 5pm. Registration is for all six sessions. Coursework is cumulative; participants must plan on attending all classes.
February 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha
1900 N 9th Street, Philadelphia

Jacob Cooper: Schumann Hears Ophelia: A Work in Progress
Composer Jacob Cooper will discuss his work and share a multimedia composition inspired by the life of Robert Schumann. This event is sponsored by the Creative Writing program and the University Common Curriculum. For information, contact Professor Zach Savich at
February 5, 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

For the Love of Pig Iron: La Vie Bo-HAM
Pig Iron Theatre Company’s legendary annual benefit cabaret featuring all of Philly’s zaniest and talented performers, including the lovely and spectacular Ms. Martha Graham Cracker; les chanteurs du Opera Philadelphia; that gymnastic garçon, Gunnar Montana; le Orchestre du Philly Oeste, aka the West Philly Orchestra; Monsieur Lorin Sklamberg of the Klezmatics; the belly-dancing mademoiselles of Setu Tribe; that rascal of romance, Johnny Showcase; Emmanuelle Delpech as a real French lady; and introducing Valerie Marcozzi. Tickets: $25-$35; premium seating: $100; VIP seating: $200. More info + tickets >>
February 5, 8 – 11 p.m.

Sarah Flood in Salem Mass
Performance by the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts. Written by Adriano Shaplin; directed by Amy Smith and Adriano Shaplin; with Headlong Dance Theater. 
February 5 – 14
Levitt Auditorium

Graduate Open House
Spring Graduate Open House provides the perfect opportunity to explore the UArts campus and community, and learn more about graduate programs in the visual arts, design, museum studies, education and performing arts, as well as financial aid and the application process. More info + registration >>
February 13, 2 -5 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

Visiting Writers Series: Liz Moore
Sponsored by the Creative Writing program, this reading features acclaimed writer and musician Liz Moore, whose books include The Words of Every SongHeft and a third novel that will be published this year by W.W. Norton. She is the recipient of the 2014 Rome Prize in Literature. 
February 18, 6:30 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Tasteful Yet Biting
“Tasteful Yet Biting” features Philadelphia and New York artists who deal with issues that either subtly touch upon or directly tackle current American LBGTQ culture, including Senior Lecturer Jennifer Zaylea. This exhibit is on display at new media artist gallery CRUXspace, founded by Design, Art + Technology lecturer and alumnus Andrew Cameron Zahn BFA '11 (Multimedia), MFA '13 (Studio Art).
Exhibition: February 12 – April 1
Opening: February 12, 5-8 pm
700 Master Street, Philadelphia

Health & Wellness Fair
Students, faculty and staff are invited to UArts’ annual Health & Wellness Fair featuring massage therapy, acupuncture, local vendors, student performances, snacks, giveaways and more.
February 24
Solmssen Court

Culture Vultures: Spring 2016
Student Affairs’ free performance series. Please see Gina Giusto in Gershman 311 to pick up tickets. First-come, first-served.

For the Love of Pig Iron: La Vie Bo-HAM
Pig Iron Theatre Company’s legendary annual benefit cabaret featuring all of Philly’s zaniest and talented performers, including the lovely and spectacular Ms. Martha Graham Cracker.
February 5, 8 – 1 p.m.

Don Quixote PA Ballet
March 3, 7:30 p.m.
Academy of Music

Ballet X
April 23, 8 p.m.
Wilma Theater

Free Lunchtime Yoga
Sponsored by Staff Council, this class 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 the beginning of May. Visit the Staff Council Wiki page for any changes to the schedule (login required).
February 3, 10, 17, 24
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra 407

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)

Matt Mullican
A major exhibition of works by Matt Mullican, one of the foremost artists of the so-called “Pictures Generation.” 
Through February 26

Sculpture Gallery (Hamilton Hall, lower level)

Stages of the Denizen: Anja Marais
The Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program in Sculpture presents a multimedia exhibition by visiting artist Anja Marais
Exhibition: February 2 – March 1
Lecture: February 3, 3 p.m., CBS Auditorium
Reception: February 3, 4 p.m., Sculpture Gallery

Gallery 817 (Anderson Hall, 8th floor)

The Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Painting program at UArts presents “::seek/find/copy/replay::,” a two-person exhibition featuring the works of Anne Scheafer and William DiBello, curated by Andrea Gaydos Landau. 
Exhibition: February 20
Reception: February 3, 5 p.m.

Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th floor)

The Art of Robert Byrd
Exhibit of work by author and illustrator Robert Byrd, who has been delighting children of all ages with his whimsical, fantasy-filled children's books for over 30 years. 
Exhibition: Through March 7
Presentation: February 11, 1 - 2:30 pm, CBS Auditorium
Reception: February 11, 3 - 4 pm, Von Hess Gallery

Gallery 224 (Anderson Hall, 2nd floor)

An exhibition of alumni work from the Craft + Material Studies program, curated by Fibers Coordinator and Associate Professor Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 (Book Arts + Printmaking). Featured artists include William Gerhard BFA '97 (Crafts), Caitlin McCarthy BFA '15 (Crafts), John Riggi BFA '15 (Crafts) and Dot Vile BFA '13 (Crafts)
Through February 3

Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Redacted Topographies: Nicolò Sertorio
Nicolò Sertorio is a multi-award winning advertising and fine art photographer based in the San Francisco Bay area. 
Through February 5

Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Work by Juniors
The Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program in Printmaking presents the exhibition “Work by Juniors.”
Through February 5

Esthetics of Learning
The Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program in Printmaking presents the exhibition “Esthetics of Learning,” curated by Romanian visual artist Răzvan Anton. This exhibit features four artists/printmakers from the University of Art and Design in Cluj/Napoca Romania: Miklósi Dénes, Cristian OprișRaluca Popa and Răzvan Anton
February 8 – 18

Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

City of Ambition: Ferit Kuyas
"City of Ambition" by Zurich-based photographer Ferit Kuyas features images of Chongqing, China, one of the largest cities in the world. 
Through February 5

Hamilton & Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall, 1st floor)

Community College of Philadelphia Faculty Exhibition
UArts presents an exhibition of work by art and design faculty members at the Community College of Philadelphia. This exhibit includes an impressive array of two and three-dimensional pieces. 
Through February 19

President’s Office Gallery (Hamilton Hall, 1st floor)

Obscure: Halah Alfadl ’15 & Kathleen Greco ’79, ’15 
“Obscure” combines the works of Halah Alfadl MFA ’15 MFA (Studio Art) and Kathleen Greco BS ’79 (Industrial Design), MFA ’15 (Studio Art). Their photography, which examines the identity and perception of women, is not about memories but rather, through the camera, Alfadl and Greco question the body to expose obscure private cultural and social boundaries.
Exhibition: Through February 26
Closing Reception: February 25, 3 – 5 p.m.