THIS WEEK @ UARTS: Febraury 22 - 28, 2016

February 22, 2016

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Student RUSH Tickets to 'Exit Strategy'
Last Call for Submissions for OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition
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UArts on 'College' Mag's List of Top 10 Schools for Dance
Dance Alums' Performance to Adele Song Goes Viral
Professor Guest Curates Chinese Art Exhibit

Health & Wellness Fair
Book Signing: Michael Aronovitz
Knowing Dance More: John Jasperse
Spring Music Festival

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Hamilton & Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court
Printmaking Gallery
President’s Office Gallery

Student RUSH Tickets to 'Exit Strategy'
$10 student RUSH tickets are available to the Philadelphia Theatre Company’s production of “Exit Strategy,” starring alumni Aimé Donna Kelly BFA '09 (Acting)and Brandon J. Pierce BFA '12 (Acting). Tickets are available three hours prior to curtain for any “Exit Strategy” performance through February 28. Each student can request two tickets by showing their UArts ID and providing their name and email at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre box office. More about “Exit Strategy” >>

Last Call for Submissions for 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

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UArts on 'College' Mag's List of Top 10 Schools for Dance
The University of the Arts’ School of Dance was ranked #4 on College Magazine’s list of the Top 10 Schools for Dance, which says, “Philadelphia is home to the University of the Arts, which has the largest undergraduate dance program in the country.” Other programs on the list include Juilliard, the Ailey School and New York University. See the list >>

Dance Alums' Performance to Adele Song Goes Viral
A video of Dance alums Zola Williams BFA ’08 (Ballet) and DJ Smart BFA ’11 (Ballet) dancing to the Adele hit "All I Ask" has gone viral and is featured on The breathtaking performance has been viewed more than 1.3 million times. Watch the video >>

Professor Guest Curates Chinese Art Exhibit
Liberal Arts Adjunct Associate Professor Virginia L. Bower guest curated the exhibit “Life and Afterlife: Selections of Ancient Chinese Art from the King Collection,” which runs through June 25 at the CU Art Museum at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The exhibit gives insight into Chinese life as it evolved, as well as a better understanding of Chinese views of the afterlife. More about the exhibit >>

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, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Solmssen Court

Book Signing: Michael Aronovitz
Join author and UArts faculty member Michael Aronovitz for an intimate reading and book signing of his just released novel, The Phantom Effect. Aronovitz is the acclaimed author of two short story collections, Seven Deadly Pleasures and The Voices in Our Heads, as well as the novels Alice Walks and The Witch of the Wood. Aronovitz teaches short story writing at the University of the Arts in Continuing Education. FREE and open to the public; RSVP: with “Phantom” in the subject.
March 2, 7 – 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, 9th floor

Knowing Dance More: John Jasperse
Presented by the School of Dance, "Knowing Dance More" is a series of lectures, conversations and informal showings led by important artists and scholars in the international field of dance. This lecture features New York City-based choreographer and dance artist John Jasperse.
March 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Spring Music Festival
A weeklong series of ensemble and senior performances that will feature a different theme each night, celebrating the diversity and creativity of the School of Music. The week will conclude with a concert featuring Grammy-nominated faculty/alum Ben O'Neill BM '04 (Guitar) as part of the Laurie Wagman Concert Series.
March 14 – 19
Caplan Center for the Performing Arts

Visual Arts Fellowship Showcase: Alec Karros '80
This exhibit showcases the work of 2014-2015 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship winners in sculpture, crafts and photography, including Visiting Assistant Professor and Ceramics Coordinator Alec Karros BFA ’80 (Ceramics).
Through March 11
Rechnitz Hall DiMattio Gallery

West Long Branch, NJ

UArts Counseling Open House
Students: Meet the new Counseling Services staff. Engage in wellness activities such as aromatherapy, art therapy and tea making. Free hot chocolate.
March 2, 12 – 1 p.m.
Gershman Hall 307

Lecture: Scott Donahue ’73
Scott Donahue BFA ’73 (Sculpture) is a professional sculptor who has been producing major public art installations since 1983. He uses a variety of techniques and works in a wide range of materials including concrete, bronze, fiberglass and ceramic.
February 25, 10 a.m.
CBS Auditorium

This Beautiful Stupidity
Directed by Alex Bechtel BFA '08 (Musical Theater); devised by The Company.
Through February 28
Caplan Studio Theater

Look Both Ways: Art at the Crossroads of Abstraction and Representation
Group exhibition featuring faculty/alumni Morris Berd BFA ’36 (Advertising Design), Eugene Feldman ’42, Samuel Maitin DIPL ’49 (Advertising Design) and Ben Rose ’38 (Photography); alumni Danielle Dimston BFA ’79 (Graphic Design)Cindi R. Ettinger BFA ’78 (Printmaking), Sanford Greenberg DIPL ’49 (Advertising Design), Elaine Kurtz DIPL ’50 (Illustration), John Laub BFA ’71 (Graphic Design) and Barbara Mimnaugh ’58 (Illustration); faculty Alexey Brodovitch, Larry Day, Warren Rohrer and Doris Staffel; and current grad student Ron Tarver MFA ’17 (Studio Art)
Through May 15
Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

Bubble: Mi-Kyoung Lee ’96
Installation by Associate Professor and Fibers Coordinator Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 (Book Arts + Printmaking) transforms the space into an otherworldly encounter of imaginative floating forms. Exhibit is free and open to the public. The Saturday Night Gallery Cocktail Reception and Fundraiser is $25 per person; proceeds support the gallery’s exhibition program.
Exhibit: Through March 19
Reception and Fundraiser: March 19, 7 – 9 p.m.
Allens Lane Art Center’s Alber Gallery 
601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia

Center for Teaching and Learning: Writing in the Studio
The Center for Teaching and Learning presents “Writing in the Studio: Analyzing Works of Art to Find and Effectively Communicate Meaning.” Analyzing and writing about art helps students gain a deeper understanding of works of art, promotes a thoughtful, investigative response to curiosity, and helps students articulate their thoughts in a more constructive manner during class critiques. In this presentation, CAMD Core Studies Lecturer and alumna Veronica Cianfrano MFA ’10 (Painting) will share her method of introducing art analysis writing in the context of a studio course. Questions and RSVP: contact Carol Graney, associate provost & director of Libraries.
February 24, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Cushman Conference Room, Terra Hall

Voice Department Faculty/Student Recital
February 24, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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. Registration is for all six sessions. Coursework is cumulative; participants must plan on attending all classes. 
February 23, 24, 25, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha
1900 N 9th Street, Philadelphia

Run For It: Kay Healy ’08
Solo exhibit of new works by alumna Kay Healy MFA '08 (Book Arts + Printmaking)
Exhibition: March 4 – 31
Opening Reception: March 4, 6 – 9 p.m.
Art Dept.
1638 E Berks Street, Philadelphia

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

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). Please note date change for this week due to the University’s annual Health & Wellness Fair that is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24.
February 23, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra 303

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

Sectional Planes and Driftloaves: Michelle Segre
The Philadelphia one-person premier of New York sculptor Michelle Segre, who was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1965 and received her BFA in 1987 from Cooper Union School of Art. 
Exhibition: March 4 – April 15
Opening Reception: March 4, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

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

William H. Ely Illustration Senior Thesis Exhibition
The William H. Ely Illustration Exhibition is the Illustration program's senior thesis show. Endowed by its namesake in 1940, Ely Excellence in Illustration awards are given to outstanding sets of student thesis work in this annual juried competition.
Exhibition: March 16 – April 2
Awards Reception: March 16, 3 – 5 p.m.

Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Mood for Love: Prints by Du Chao
Exhibition by visiting artist Du Chao is sponsored by the School of Art. Du Chao has been working in the Printmaking studios since the beginning of the semester, creating works in letterpress, lithography and non-silver processes.
Exhibition: February 22 – 26
Reception: February 24, 3:30 – 5 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: Through February 26
Closing Reception: February 25, 3 – 5 p.m.

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
Through March 1

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. 
Through March 7

Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Beyond the Forest: Loli Kantor
“Beyond the Forest” is a photographic series that represents the fragile renewal of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the early 21st century. The project began when Loli Kantor, an Israeli-American photographer, turned a journey to discover the world of her family, most having perished in the Holocaust, into a broader engagement with the daily life of the Jews of Eastern Europe today.
Through March 11

Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

Black Tar Bodega: Adam Lovitz + Patrick McGuire
Part of the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative, “Black Tar Bodega” is an installation by artists Adam Lovitz and Patrick MaGuire, who met in 2012 while attending the graduate program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The exhibit displays materials that are stripped from branding, encased in ice, harvested by the sun and offered to the passerby for earthly reflection. 
Through March 25

Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Gitmo at Home, Gitmo at Play, Gitmo on Sale: Debi Cornwall
“Gitmo at Home, Gitmo at Play, Gitmo on Sale” by photographer Debi Cornwall looks at the grim absurdity of daily life for both prisoners and guards at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (known as “Gitmo”) through their residential and leisure spaces, as no faces may be depicted per military regulation.
Through March 11