THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 21 - 27, 2016

March 21, 2016

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7th Annual Art Unleashed Exhibition & Sale: April 7-11
Free and Confidential HIV Screening for Students
24-Hour Campus Access
University Town Hall Meeting

Work by International Students Featured in ‘Korea Daily’
Alumna to Receive Art Sanctuary’s Legacy Award
Q&A with Professor Featured on Photography Blog
Art Ed Director Speaks at NAEA Convention

2016 Polyphone Festival
Visiting Writers Series: Siobhan Vivian '01
Voice Department: TV Themes and Commercial Jingles
Student Mentoring Alumni Panel

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Window on Broad
Hamilton Hall Platforms
President’s Office Gallery

7th Annual Art Unleashed Exhibition & Sale: April 7-11
The University’s biggest scholarship fundraiser, Art Unleashed showcases the work of our talented students, faculty, alumni and staff. Opening Night Party attendees will have the “first look” at the exhibition, enjoy entertainment by UArts performing arts students, and be treated to great food and drink. 
Opening Night Party: April 7, 4 – 9 p.m. (entrance times vary)
Exhibition Continues: April 8 – 11, 12 – 5 p.m.

Free and Confidential HIV Screening for Students
Student Life offers free and confidential HIV testing every other Wednesday in the Health Center in Gershman 306 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions about HIV testing at UArts, feel free to contact Kristen Burkett at Upcoming test dates: March 30, April 13 and April 27.

24-Hour Campus Access
24-hour access to campus academic facilities begins Monday, March 28 and continues for the remainder of the spring semester. The University will return to regular academic facilities hours on Friday, May 6.

University Town Hall Meeting
Faculty and staff are invited to a University Town Hall Meeting with UArts President David Yager, who will share his thoughts on the state of the University and the roles we all can play in the future.
March 23, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium

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Work by International Students Featured in 'Korea Daily'
“(Dis)Comfort Women,” an exhibition of visual and performance art created by UArts international students, was featured in the March 4 issue of Korea Daily. “(Dis)Comfort Women” sheds light on the hidden history of the comfort women of Asia during WWII.

Alumna to Receive Art Sanctuary's Legacy Award
Photo historian, author, educator and alumna Deborah Willis BFA ’75 (Photography)will be honored at Art Sanctuary’s Celebration of Black Arts Legacy Awards Ceremony & Show on May 20 at Philadelphia’s New Freedom Theatre. Willis will receive the Award for Excellence in Visual Literacy. The Legacy Awards, a highlight of the creative community space’s month-long Celebration of Black Arts Festival, recognize phenomenal contributors to black literature, art and community.

Q&A with Professor Featured on Photography Blog
A Q&A with Photography Associate Professor Harris Fogel was featured on, a blog by commercial and fine art photographer Dominique James. Fogel, who is the director and curator of the University’s Sol Mednick Gallery and Gallery 1401, talks about how he got started in photography and who his greatest influences are. Read the article >>

Art Ed Director Speaks at NAEA Convention
Rande Blank, director of Art + Design Education at UArts and newly appointed director of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association Higher Education Division, presented a talk on Design Thinking at the 2016 National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Convention. Held this year in Chicago March 17-19, the NAEA conference is the world's largest art education convention.

More Screenings for Film Faculty Member's Work
program of videos by School of Film Master Lecturer Kathy Rose was featured at the EPOS International Art Film Festival held March 16-19 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel. Her work "Rapture of the Petals" is also showing in the East West Art Award Competition (EWAAC) World Tour 2016, which includes videos by EWAAC 2015 winners from Tokyo, Berlin, London BFI, New York, Shanghai and Paris.

2016 Polyphone Festival
"Festival of the Emerging Musical" to challenge convention with explosive, concert-style performances featuring four new musicals and one American classic.
March 20 – 27
Merriam Theater + Arts Bank

Visiting Writers Series: Siobhan Vivian '01
The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Creative Writing program and features acclaimed contemporary writers. This reading features Siobhan Vivian BFA ’01 (Writing for Film + Television), author of the popular young adult novels A Little Friendly AdviceSame DifferenceNot That Kind of Girl and The List, which has been optioned for television by MTV. Her new YA novel, The Last Boy and Girl in the World, will be published by Simon & Schuster in spring 2016. 
March 24, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Voice Department: TV Themes and Commercial Jingles
Presented by School of Music Associate Professor Jeff Kern, chair of the Voice department, and Adjunct Associate Professor Anne Sciolla BM ’86 (Voice) as part of the 2016 Voice Department Concert Series.
March 23, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Student Mentoring Alumni Panel
The Student Mentoring Alumni Panel provides an opportunity for students to ask questions about life after UArts – including job search, professional networking, and other hot topic questions that students wonder about leading up to graduation.
March 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra 905

Symposium: MEPD25
Join the Museum Studies department for a two-day symposium devoted to exploring key developments within the museum field of the past quarter century as we celebrate the 25th year of the Museum Exhibition Planning + Design program.
March 24 – 25
Solmssen Court

OppFest 2016
The Career Services Office invites students to attend OppFest2016 to meet employers to learn about opportunities, including internships, summer and full- and part-time jobs, freelance projects, community service and more; learn about positions in the arts and in other fields; share resumes and artwork samples or headshots with potential employers; and visit the resume table for feedback and helpful information about writing and revising their resume. Among the almost 40 companies attending are Andculture, Appel Farm Arts Camp, Beyond Dance Co., Chestnut Hill Music Academy, Darlington Arts Center, halfGenius, InLiquid, John Barton Company, John Pomp Studios, Katie Griffin Casting, Mod Worldwide, P5 Designers, Philadelphia Folksong Society, Talk Design Studio, The Archer Group, The Handwork Studio, and many others (see the complete list). Raffle for cool prizes and free snacks and beverages. For more information or for assistance in preparing a resume and other promotional materials, contact Career Services at 215-717-6075 or visit
March 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium and Solmssen Court

Lecture: Craft Complex
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy presents “Craft Complex: Small Manufacturing in the Shadow of America's Industrial Legacy” by Smith Shop Co-founder Gabriel Craig, who will talk about starting a successful small craft manufacturing business. Free and open to the public. 
March 24, 6 – 8 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511/13

'Z' Big Band Concert
March 28, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

China Series: Yang Bing
Lecture series presented by the College of Art, Media & Design. Yang Bing is curator and associate researcher at the Beilin Museum in Xi'an, China. He serves as an adjunct professor at Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Views On Arts
March 31, 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

'Sometimes in Prague' Pre-Performance Alumni Reception
Alumni are invited to a pre-performance reception for "Sometimes in Prague," presented as part of the Polyphone Festival.
March 22
Reception: 7 p.m.
Performance: 8 p.m.
Arts Bank

Exhibition curated by artist collective Hyperopia Projects, whose members include Glass Coordinator and Associate Professor Alexander Rosenberg.
Exhibition: March 26 – April 9
Opening: March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Lommel, Belgium

Collective Christian Fellowship Meetings
Through weekly meetings, dinners, worship nights and more, the Collective Christian Fellowship aims to provide a place to grow in faith and friendships. The group meets on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. in Gershman 408. More info on Facebook:, Instagram: @the_collective_uarts or by email:
Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Gershman 408

Technology Workshops
The University Committee on Academic Technology and the Center for Teaching and Learning, in conjunction with Media Resources and the University Libraries, are pleased to present technology workshops for the University community. Open to all faculty, students and staff. RSVP to Josh Roberts.

Lighting Your Stuff
Basic lighting setups for photographing your artwork. In this beginner-level workshop, participants will learn basic DSLR camera concepts and how to adopt a workflow to photograph artwork. Presented by Jeffrey Einhorn, Media Resources.
March 25, 3 – 4 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1106

The Puzzling Pixel
Understanding pixel ratios in order to maintain clear digital images that work whether you are using them for print, projection, film or all three. Presented by Bernard Downey, Media Resources.
March 30, 12 – 1 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 905

Visible Obscured: Laurie Beck Peterson
The prints of trees and woods that compose the “Visible Obscured” series by Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and Continuing Studies faculty member Laurie Beck Peterson explore the symbiotic relationship between process and subject matter.
Exhibition: March 29 – May 2
Reception: April 3, 1 – 3 p.m.
The Kol Ami Gallery | Congregation Kol Ami
8201 High School Road, Elkins Park, PA

Art or Alchemy?: Collaboration and Creative Generation
Lecture presented by the University Common Curriculum and the Division of Liberal Arts features Jenn Webb, distinguished professor of Creative Practice at the University of Canberra and director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research. Refreshments will be provided and the UArts community is invited to attend. Please forward any questions to UCC Administrative Assistant Ian Roseen, at or 215-717-6160.
March 28, 1:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

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: there will be no class on March 23 due to the University Town Meeting.
March 30
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra 303

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

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.
Through April 15

Window on Broad (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)

Darja Bajagić: Street Steve
Presented by the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. The images featured in “Street Steve” are of Valerie, culled from the online archive of Street Steve, a self-described “high functioning Lunatic” with a Nikon D7100 Single Lens Reflex, which he uses to shoot sex workers in Philadelphia, where he is based.
Through April 23

Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

PowerPlant: Ephraim Russell
The Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative presents “Power Plant,” a two-part installation by visual artist Ephraim Russell developed as an audio/visual emulator of the electrical transformer and various implements of construction from our urban infrastructure. 
Exhibition: March 28 – May 20
Opening: April 1, 4 – 6 p.m.

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

if (in || between) { then (confluence) }: Jennifer Zaylea
This exhibition includes an experiential audio and video sculpture, an interactive sound sculpture, and several hand drawn experimental compositions on paper by School of Film Senior Lecture Jennifer Zaylea.
Exhibition: Through April 15
Closing Reception: March 24, 3 – 5 p.m.

Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Turn of Season: Christine Elfman
“Turn of Season” presents the process of making a photographic dress out of its own decay. Through a series of analog Type-C color photographic prints, Christine Elfman invites us to see the gathering and manipulation of plant materials used in the construction of this dress. 
Through April 22

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

The Art of Victo Ngai
Exhibition of work by Victo Ngai, a New York illustrator from Hong Kong who is a Forbes 30 and Under (Art and Style) honoree and Society of Illustrators NY Gold Medalist.
Exhibition: Through May 22
Presentation: April 7, 1- 2:30pm, Levitt Auditorium
Reception: April 7, 3 – 4pm, Von Hess Gallery

Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

New Horizons: A Pluto Print Exchange 
The Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Printmaking program is pleased to present “New Horizons: A Pluto Print Exchange,” featuring work by UArts alumni. Sponsored by the UArts Alumni Association.
Through April 7

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.
Through April 2

Gallery 1201 (Terra Hall, 12th floor)

SHOPLIFTED: From the Workbench to the White Wall
This exhibit showcases the talent and craft of the University's shop supervisors. Materials on display will range from fibers and ceramics, to video art and sculpture.
Through March 25

Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

The Art of the Airport Tower: Carolyn Russo
Smithsonian National Air and Space photographer Carolyn Russo explores the varied forms and functions of air traffic control towers throughout aviation history and interprets them as monumental abstractions, symbols of cultural expression and testimonies of technological change. 
Through April 22