THIS WEEK @ UARTS: January 18 - 24, 2016

January 18, 2016

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Save the Date: Health & Wellness Fair
Students: Call for Entries to Transform Utility Boxes into Works of Art
Blick’s Winter Back-to-School Sale

Graduate Ensemble Featured in 'All About Jazz'
'NewsWorks' Features Museum Studies' 'Spark-Fuel-Ignite!' Project
Liberal Arts Professor Interviewed by Portuguese Journal

Free Lunchtime Yoga
Culture Vultures: Spring 2016
Mannequin: A Group Photography Exhibition
Forbidden Fruit: John Souter '12

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
President's Office Gallery
Gallery 224
Gallery 1401

Save the Date: Health & Wellness Fair
Students, faculty and staff are invited to UArts’ annual Health & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, February 24, featuring massage therapy, acupuncture, local vendors, student performances, snacks, giveaways and more.

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.

Graduate Ensemble Featured in 'All About Jazz'
Like No One Else, the new release by the School of Music’s Graduate Ensemble, received a glowing review in the January 12 issue of All About Jazz. The recording was produced by Professor Don Glanden and features Dimitrios Angelakis MM ’15 (Jazz Studies), Tal Shtuhl MM ’16 (Jazz Studies), Daniel Nissenbaum MM ’15 (Jazz Studies)Conner Saltzer ’16 (Instrumental Performance) and Ryan Kuhns BM ’10 (Instrumental Performance)Read the review >>

'NewsWorks' Features Museum Studies' 'Spark-Fuel-Ignite!' Project
Spark-Fuel-Ignite! (SFI!), a program launched in 2014 by Museum Studies Director Polly McKenna-Cress MFA ’95 (Museum Exhibition Planning + Design) [MEP+D], partnered with the Philadelphia Public History Truck to create the first prototypes for a new “pop-up” exhibit concept at Space 1026 in Chinatown. The exhibit explores the notion of home and homelessness in the neighborhood. This first prototyping phase of the project was led by 12 UArts MEP+D grad students, including Brie Logsdon MFA ’16 (MEP+D), and was co-designed with three area high school partners. The project was facilitated by History Truck founder and UArts faculty member Erin Bernard and alumna Reyna Boyer MFA ’12 (MEP+D) during the fall SFI! collaborative course at UArts. Read a NewsWorks article about the project >>

Liberal Arts Professor Interviewed by Portuguese Journal
An extended interview with Liberal Arts Professor Nancy Heller, conducted by Dr. Sandra Leandro, was published in the latest issue of Faces de Eva: Revista de Estudios sobre a Mulher (Faces of Eve: Studies about Women), a journal published by the Interdisciplinary Center of Social Sciences in Lisbon, Portugal.

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).
January 20, 27
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra 407

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

René Marie (jazz vocalist) 
I Wanna Be Evil (With Love to Eartha Kitt)
January 30, 8 p.m.
Kimmel Center/Perelman Theater

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. Also features:
* 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
* Introducing Valerie Marcozzi
February 5, 8 – 11 p.m.

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

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

Mannequin: A Group Photography Exhibition
Curated by Laura Storck, a student in the Continuing Studies Digital Photography certificate program, this exhibition shows the collective work of 30 Philadelphia-area photographers, who each share their own unique viewpoint of mannequins and their roles as life-size models.
Through January 31
Da Vinci Art Alliance
704 Catharine Street, Philadelphia

Forbidden Fruit: John Souter '12
Solo exhibition by John Souter BFA '12 (Ceramics), winner of a 2012 Windgate Fellowship. “Forbidden Fruit” displays the artist’s provocative, yet subtle capability to exploit tensions in material, surface and color while maintaining a high level of focused fluidity.
Through January 30
Snyderman-Works Gallery
303 Cherry Street, Philadelphia

Getting Involved in NEUARTS
The Center for Teaching and Learning presents “Getting Involved in NEUARTS: Neighborhood Engagement at the University of the Arts.” Come learn about our engagement in Point Breeze doing art at Child's Elementary and Vare Recreation Center. The presentation will include photography and video from our NEUARTS Collaborative Studio courses and will invite discussion about how to sustain neighborhood engagement at the university. Come to brainstorm about new courses involving neighborhood children for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. All are welcome. Presenters: Anna Beresin, Lindsay Sparagana, Arturo Stable, Karl Staven. Questions? Contact Carol Graney, associate provost & director of Libraries.
January 27, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Cushman Conference Room, Terra Hall 7th floor

Revealed Terrain: The Semantics of Landscape
Curated by Associate Professor Cynthia Nourse Thompson, director of the MFA in Studio Art and MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking programs. This exhibit illuminates trans-disciplinary thought—structure and content; decontextualized pure typography; printing; bookbinding; the multiple; and two‐ and three‐dimensional experimental design—as an experimental map for exploration. 
January 22 - April 2
The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, New York

2015 Master of Fine Arts Biennial
Group exhibit featuring MFA students and recent graduates includes work by Kathleen Greco BS '79 (Industrial Design), MFA '15 (Studio Art) and Sue Carrie Drummond MFA '15 (Book Arts + Printmaking)
Through March 4
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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

Matt Mullican
Matt Mullican is one of the foremost artists of the Pictures Generation. His various drawings, paintings, performances, video and print works create cosmic analogies of how the mind symbolically perceives and delineates representations of the world. 
Exhibition: January 19 – February 26
Opening Reception: January 19, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

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: January 18 – February 26
Closing Reception: February 25, 3 – 5 p.m.

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)
Exhibition: January 19 – February 3
Reception: January 21, 5-7 p.m.

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

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. 
Exhibition: Through February 19
Reception: January 28, 4 – 7 p.m.

Window on 11 (Terra Hall, 11th floor)

Architectural Beaux-Arts Wash Renderings
Window 1101 in Terra Hall will exhibit five elegant watercolor renderings by artist David Genther. Each piece illustrates architecture reflective of the Beaux-Arts style of the late 19th century. 
Through January 29

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: January 18 – February 20
Reception: February 3, 5 p.m.

Gallery One (Hamilton Hall, lower level)

Manifestation: A Student Curated Event
Gallery One challenges artists to create work that addresses each member’s relationship to their own practice along with the concept of “manifestation.” 
Through January 31

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

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
Public Presentation: February 11, 1 - 2:30 pm, CBS Auditorium
Reception: February 11, 3 - 4 pm, Von Hess Gallery