THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 15 - 21, 2016

February 15, 2016

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'Underground Pool' Seeks Cover Art Submissions
Student RUSH Tickets to 'Exit Strategy'
Discount Tickets to 'Beauty and the Beast'
Call for Submissions for 6th Annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition

Dance Alums Perform with Beyoncé at Super Bowl 50
'Z' Big Band Is Next Generation Jazz Festival Finalist
Museum Studies Presents MEPD25
Alumna Is 2016 Craft Council Fellow

Visiting Writers Series: Liz Moore
Visiting Artist Lecture: Antonio Fava
CAMD Dean's Lecture Series: Evi Numen
MFA in Devised Performance: Ruthless and Toothless

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Hamilton Hall Platforms
Gallery 1401
Hamilton & Arronson Galleries

'Underground Pool' Seeks Cover Art Submissions
Underground Pool, the University’s student literary magazine, is seeking cover art submissions for this year's issue. Undergraduate students from any program may participate. Details: Each year's magazine cover reflects that issue's theme; this year's theme is RESISTANCE. Dimensions: 11” x 8.5”, landscape, front and back wraparound. The design must incorporate this text: “Underground Pool,” “Issue Six” (or 6, #6, etc.) and “Spring 2016.” Submissions should be sent to The deadline for cover submissions is Tuesday, February 23.

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” >>

Discount Tickets to 'Beauty and the Beast'
Students, faculty and staff: save 35% off tickets to Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the Academy of Music. Valid for the February 16, 17 and 18 evening performances. Offer valid at the box office, phone and online. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or premium seating. Certain restrictions apply. Use promo code BELLE. 

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

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Dance Alums Perform with Beyoncé at Super Bowl 50
Congratulations to Abrielle Sanders BFA '14 (Dance) and Brittanie Alexander BFA ’12 (Dance), who performed with Beyoncé during the Super Bowl 50 half-time show. This is the second time that Sanders has performed with the Grammy-winning artist; she also recently performed with Jason Derulo on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

'Z' Big Band Is Next Generation Jazz Festival Finalist
Congratulations to the UArts “Z” Big Band on being named a finalist in the College Big Band Division of the 46th Next Generation Jazz Festival, being held April 8-10 in Monterey, Calif. Led by Assistant Professor Matt Gallagher MM '01 (Jazz Studies), the School of Music ensemble will compete against top student musicians from across the country and around the world for a chance to perform at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival, taking place September 16-18.

Museum Studies Presents MEPD25
Museum Studies will host a two-day symposium March 24-25 devoted to exploring key developments within the museum field of the past quarter century as the department celebrates the 25th year of the MFA program in Museum Exhibition Planning + Design. Please join us for an evening of celebration followed by a morning of provocative conversation. Registration to open shortly.

Alumna Is 2016 Craft Council Fellow
Congratulations to alumna Myra Mimlitsch-Gray BFA ’84 (Crafts), who has received a 2016 American Craft Council Award, presented biennially to honor those who have demonstrated outstanding artistic achievement, leadership and service in the field of craft. The award includes induction into the Council’s prestigious College of Fellows. Mimlitsch-Gray will be honored at the ACC Awards gala in October.

Faculty Member Featured in Online Animation Mag, Podcast
Animation Master Lecturer Elliot Cowan was recently interviewed by popular U.K. online animation magazine about his film "The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead." Cowan was also featured on the Skwigly Podcast.

Student Band Featured in 'Live Music Daily'
Festive fusion band Out of the Beardspace, which features School of Music students Sam Gutman ’18 (Keyboards) and Jeremy Savo ’18 (Guitar), is gaining recognition in the music world with a recent spotlight in online publication Live Music Daily, whichincludes them as part of "a new invasion of outstanding bands [from Philadelphia] ready to take their music to the next level and make an impact in music throughout the country." The band is also gearing up for its annual Beardfest, a three-day music, art, education and community festival taking place June 16-18 at Paradise Lakes Campground in Hammonton, N.J. Read the article >>

Book Arts Faculty Member to Teach Workshop in Ireland
Interdisciplinary Fine Arts faculty member Alice Austin will teach a weeklong book arts workshop September 2-10 at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Ireland. In “Building Books & Imagery with Alice Austin,” the class will create a variety of book structures, emphasizing the sculptural possibilities of the book. All skill levels welcome; no bookbinding experience necessary.

CRUXspace Exhibit Featured in 'Philadelphia Gay News'
“Tasteful Yet Biting,” an LBGTQ exhibit currently 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) – was featured in the Philadelphia Gay News. The exhibit spotlights Philadelphia and New York artists who deal with issues that either subtly touch upon or directly tackle current American LBGTQ culture, including UArts Senior Lecturer Jennifer ZayleaRead the article >>

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

Visiting Artist Lecture: Antonio Fava
Master artist Antonio Fava, an internationally known and highly respected Italian traditional wooden mask craftsman, will speak at UArts for one day only. Maestro Fava is the author of many historical books and his handmade masks appear in museums throughout the world. A light lunch will be served.
February 17, 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
ID Conference Rooms, Terra 511/513

CAMD Dean’s Lecture Series: Evi Numen
This lecture is co-sponsored by CRUXspace – owned by Design, Art & Technology Lecturer Andrew Cameron Zahn BFA '11 (Multimedia), MFA '13 (Studio Art) – in coordination with the exhibition “Tasteful Yet Biting.”
February 19, 10 a.m.
CBS Auditorium

MFA in Devised Performance: Ruthless and Toothless
Join Pig Iron School and MFA in Devised Performance students as they present an evening of work from the edgy worlds of bouffon, grotesque and beyond. Free. Limited Seating. Adults Only. RSVP: or 215-425-1100x15.
February 15 – 16, 7:30 p.m.
The Pig Iron School
1417 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia

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
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ

Latent Ground: Julianna Foster ’06
Solo exhibition by faculty/alumna Julianna Foster MFA ’06 (Book Arts + Printmaking), who will present a range of current and past projects within the architectural details of the gallery joining personal history with the current moment to unlock latent creative potentiality in her works.
Opening Reception: February 21, 1 – 6 p.m.
Black Oak House
419 S. 51st Street, Philadelphia

Screening/Lecture: Making Sense: Alex Schein
Screening of the Alex Schein film “Making Sense” followed by a presentation and Q&A. “Making Sense” is a portrait of the rising “maker culture” in Philadelphia as seen and heard through the hands, words and workshops of some of the city’s most prominent young artisans, including Visiting Assistant Professor and alumnus Andrew Dahlgren MID ’07 (Industrial Design).
February 18, 4:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

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.
February 19 – 28
Caplan Studio Theater

Open Mic Night
Students: Sign up for the first Open Mic Night of the semester! If you are interested in signing up, please fill out this Google form by Monday, February 15 at 12 p.m. Please direct any questions to Maggie Stauffer at
February 16, 8 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium

A collaborative juried exhibition featuring student works from four Philadelphia art colleges, including the University of the Arts, Moore College of Art and Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Tyler School of Art, which hosts this year’s exhibit. “Bodies” features a range of media that explores bodies and the space they occupy. 
Through February 23
Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery
2001 N. 13th Street, 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

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

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

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

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

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 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha
1900 N. 9th Street, Philadelphia

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)
Through April 1
700 Master 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).
February 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

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

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

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

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

Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

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.
Through February 18

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.
Through February 20

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

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.