THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 7 - 13, 2016

March 7, 2016

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Open Student Forum
University Town Hall Meeting
Spring Break Building Hours
Summer Fellows Applications Now Available

12 Student Works Are Finalists in Society of Illustrators' Competition
Dance Alumna Participates in White House Workshop
Corzo Center Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
Professor Awarded Prestigious Residency

Knowing Dance More: John Jasperse
Summer Institute 2016 Open House
EXPOSED: Graphic Design Lecture Series
Spring Music Festival

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery
Gallery 1401
President's Office Gallery

Open Student Forum
Students are invited to an Open Student Forum with President David Yager, who will share his thoughts on your role in shaping the future of UArts. Senior leadership will also attend. Questions are encouraged. Pizza will be served.
March 17, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium

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

Spring Break Building Hours
Spring Break is March 7 – 11; classes resume on Monday, March 14. Residence halls remain open. Academic buildings will be closed on Monday, March 7 and Friday, March 11, and open during normal operating hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 8, 9 and 10. 

Summer Fellows Applications Now Available
Looking to gain professional experience in a creative field? Eager to develop skills, diversify your resume and work alongside UArts alumni? Apply to be a Summer Fellow! The Summer Fellows Program provides opportunities for high-achieving UArts students to gain meaningful experience in a creative field during summer break. Selected Fellows are matched with a UArts alumni host, who invites them into his or her workplace for one, four or eight weeks. These well-seasoned professionals provide opportunities for Fellows to observe, engage and practice their classroom skills in the working world. For program details, a list of potential placements, and the online application, please log into the UArts Portal with your UArts username and password. Once logged in, on the top main menu, go to Student Affairs > Career Services > Summer Fellows Program. All application materials are due by 5pm on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The Summer Fellows Program is administered by the offices of Career Services and Alumni & Parent Relations with the support of UArts alumni and institutional sponsors. Questions? Contact Julie Woodard at or 215-717-6076.

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12 Student Works Are Finalists in Society of Illustrators’ Annual Competition
Twelve works by senior Illustration majors and recent graduates have been accepted into this year's prestigious Society of Illustrators' Student Scholarship Competition. Finalists include Kuba Jennes BFA ’15 (Illustration), Aiden Jimeno BFA ’15 (Illustration), Rebecca Kirby BFA ’15 (Illustration)Abayomi Louard-Moore BFA ’15 (Illustration)Rowan MacFarlane ’16 (Illustration), Kristen Miller BFA ’15 (Illustration), Molly Egan BFA ’15 (Illustration), James Firnhaber ’16 (Illustration)Natalia Jablonski ’16 (Illustration), Shannon Ryan ’16 (Illustration), Nicole Wheat BFA ’15 (Illustration) and Kailey Whitman ’16 (Illustration). Their original artwork will be on display in the 2016 Student Scholarship Exhibit at the Museum of American Illustration in New York from May 10 through June 4. 

Dance Alumna Participates in White House Workshop
First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed young girls to the White House for a workshop with dance icons from Dance Theater of Harlem and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, including UArts alumna Judith Jamison '64 (Dance), who served for 21 years as the company’s artistic director and was a star dancer at Alvin Ailey for 15 years prior to that. Watch a clip from the workshop >>

Corzo Center Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
The University’s Corzo Center for the Creative Economy was featured in the Sunday, February 28 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer in an article titled “Helping 'Creatives' Think Entrepreneurially.” “I feel if we can get the creating community to engage in the world, they will become true redefiners of the political and civic space we're in,” says UArts Professor Neil Kleinman, director of the Corzo Center. Read the article >>

Professor Awarded Prestigious Residency
Professor Emerita Susan Viguers, who is currently teaching in the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program, has been awarded a prestigious Arts Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy. Viguers will work with former UArts faculty member Lily Yeh on an artist’s book about the Rwandan Genocide. The Bellagio Center supports the work of scholars, artists, thought leaders, policymakers and practitioners who share in the Rockefeller Foundation’s pioneering mission to “promote the well-being of humanity around the world.”

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

Summer Institute 2016 Open House
Join us for Summer Institute 2016 Open House. Meet the Pre-College Summer Institute faculty, tour campus, have an audition or portfolio review, and ask any lingering questions. To register, call 215-717-6430 or email
March 19, 1 – 4 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

EXPOSED: Graphic Design Lecture Series
Every spring since 1977, the Graphic Design program at UArts invites renowned designers from around to world to conduct weeklong workshops. The corresponding EXPOSED Lecture Series creates a forum for these designers to comment on contemporary practice in design and their personal investment in a life of design. 
March 16 – 17, 7 p.m.
Terra 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) and alumna Laurin Talese BM '04 (Voice) as part of the Laurie Wagman Concert Series. 
March 14 – 19
Caplan Center for the Performing Arts
Lecture: The Earliest Origins of Design: Benjamin B. Olshin

Dr. Benjamin B. Olshin, director of the School of Design and professor of Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, and Design, will present a lecture titled “The Earliest Origins of Design: Some Notes and Observations from Brazil.”
March 16, 12 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

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

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

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

Rick Kerber Tribute Ensemble Concert
March 14, 7 p.m.

Voice Department: Themes from TV and Commercials Concert
March 23, 7 p.m.

“Z” Big Band Concert
March 28, 7 p.m.

Brind School Senior Showcase 2016
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts presents its 2016 Senior Showcase, an invitation-only event featuring the graduating class of bold young actors, singers and theater makers.
March 7
New York City

Paradigm Lecture Series: Christine Elfman
The Photography program presents its Paradigm Lecture Series with photographer Christine Elfman in conjunction with her “Turn of Season” exhibit at the Sol Mednick Gallery. 
March 16, 3 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

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

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. 
March 8, 9, 10, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra 511/13

Art and Tech: Communicating Your Creative Vision with Technology
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts. Join the Hacktory and tech and environmental artist Leslie Birch for a discussion on how integrating tech into your artwork can help you achieve new levels of creative expression. 
March 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
The Hacktory
3645 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia

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 9, 16, 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.
Exhibition: March 4 – April 15
Opening Reception: March 4, 5 – 7:30 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: March 14 – April 15
Closing Reception: March 24, 3 – 5 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.

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.
Exhibition: March 4 – 25
Reception: Mach 15, 4 – 6 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.
Through March 7

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

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