THIS WEEK @ UARTS: April 11 - 17, 2016

April 11, 2016

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Spring 2016 Issue of 'Underground Pool' Now Available
UArts Planting Day: April 13
9th Annual Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 11-15
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Student, Recent Grad Awarded Society of Illustrators Scholarships
'Philadelphia Magazine' Calls Alum 'Philly's Rock Star of Art'
Faculty/Alumna Named 2016 Guggenheim Fellow
'Rock On Philly' Names 5 UArts Bands to Watch

School of Design Lecture: Jessica Harjo
Paradigm Lecture Series: June Yong Lee
TPS-UArts FREE Workshop for K-12 Educators
Visiting Writers Series: Alicia Jo Rabins

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Gershman Y Gallery
Hamilton & Arronson Galleries
Special Gifts Gallery

Spring 2016 Issue of 'Underground Pool' Now Available
The Spring 2016 issue of UArts' undergraduate literary magazine, Underground Pool, is now available. The magazine showcases poetry, fiction and artwork from students in a wide range of majors. Junior Creative Writing majors Emily Famularo and Alyssa Langenhop served as this year's editors, while senior Graphic Design major Ryan Breeser designed the issue and senior Illustration major Natalia Jablonski designed the cover. Faculty coordinators for Underground Pool are Elise Juska, Creative Writing, and Matt Curtius, Illustration. Pick up an issue from the Creative Writing Student Lounge on the eighth floor of Terra or from Greenfield Library. 

UArts Planting Day: April 13
Help start UArts' first planter box community garden. Bring your favorite vegetable or herb plant, gloves and rake. Be prepared to do gardening – wear comfy clothing and we'll provide the soil.
April 13, 4 – 5 p.m.
In Front of Hamilton Hall, Broad & Pine Side

9th Annual Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 11-15
The University of the Arts and the Office of Student Financial Services are proud to announce the 9th Annual Student Employee Appreciation Week. Each year, we set this week aside to recognize and reward the hard work and dedication of over 400 UArts work-study students working in 54 departments on and off the University campus. The highlight of the week is the announcement of the Student Employee of the Year. This year’s luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 13 for the nominees, their supervisors and invited guests. 

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Student, Recent Grad Awarded Society of Illustrators Scholarships
Congratulations to sophomore Shannon Ryan '18 (Illustration) and recent graduate Molly Egan BFA '15 (Illustration), named the "best of the best" in this year's Society of Illustrators' Student Scholarship Competition. Egan’s hand-made and painted wooden toys took home a $1,000 scholarship, while Ryan’s woodblock print/collage was awarded a $500 prize. 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 along with 10 other finalists from UArts included in this year’s prestigious competition. 

'Philadelphia Magazine' Calls Alum 'Philly's Rock Star of Art'
Philadelphia Magazine calls UArts alumnus Alex Da Corte BFA '05 (Printmaking)"Philly’s Rock Star of Art" in an article about his major solo exhibition "Free Roses," on display at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art through January 2017. "Only six years out of grad school, he’s Philly’s hottest fine-arts export, represented by two galleries (in Milan and Copenhagen) and already conquering major museum exhibitions." Read the article >>

Faculty/Alumna Named 2016 Guggenheim Fellow
Alumna and Adjunct Professor Eileen Neff BFA '72 (Painting) has been named a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow in the Photography field of study. Neff was among the 178 Guggenheim Fellows chosen from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants in the Foundation’s 92nd competition. 

'Rock On Philly' Names 5 UArts Bands to Watch
Rock On Philly spotlights UArts musical acts Nikia CampDylan YoungVanillalordAndorra and Basement Dream in an article titled “5 UArts Bands You Need to Know.” “A new wave of talent with UArts ties have eyes set on success, and here are some of these great UArts artists to watch for!” Read the article >>

Polyphone Festival Featured in 'American Theatre' Magazine
This year’s Polyphone, the new musical festival presented by the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, was featured in American Theatre magazine in an article titled “Polyphone Is Bigger and Better the Second Time Around,” boasting more shows, more performances and a bigger industry turnout. Read the article >>

Professor's Poem Wins National Poetry Competition
"Arillus," a poem by Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Professor Mara Adamitz Scrupe, was named a winner of the 2015 National Poetry Competition presented by the Poetry Society in the U.K. Her winning work was one of only 10 chosen from more than 13,000 entries to receive the National Poetry Competition award, one of the world’s longest-running and most prestigious prizes for an individual poem. 

Faculty Member's Work Named Best Animation at Trenton Film Fest
"The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead," an animated feature by Master Lecturer Elliot Cowan, was named Best Animated Film at the Trenton Film Festival, held March 30 – April 3 in Trenton, N.J. The film will also screen at the Albuquerque Film and Music Experience (April 24) and the DRAWTASTIC Festival of Drawing & Animation (April 30), where he’ll present his film and give a lecture on independent film production. Cowan has also recently revamped his website and will have several of his paintings included in the 3rd Annual Jazz Occurrence Art Exhibition presented by the Aurora Public Art Commission in Chicago May 6 – July 23.

Writing for Film + TV Alums On the Move
Kimberly Roberto BFA '10 (Writing for Film + Television) has been named Creative Executive of Live Action & Creative Affairs at DC Entertainment (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash); she was previously coordinator at the CW Network in the Current Programming department. Fellow alum Kevin Wright BFA '12 (Writing for Film + Television) moves from Perfect Storm Entertainment to Marvel Studios (Ironman, X-Men, Captain America), where he has been named Feature Film Production & Development Manager.

Professor Emerita Featured in 'Washington Post'
Professor Emerita Alida Fish is featured in a Washington Post article about the group exhibit “This Is A Photograph,” which was on display at the Penland School of Crafts as part of the Photo+Craft Festival held recently in Asheville, N.C. Read the article >>

Dance Alumna Awarded Prestigious Artist Grant
Congratulations to alumna Larissa Velez Jackson BFA '98 (Dance), who is the recipient of a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant. The $40,000 award will support her choreographic work.

School of Design Lecture: Jessica Harjo
The School of Design presents a lecture by Jessica Harjo titled “Exploring Native American Languages and Design: A New Typeface for the Osage Nation of Oklahoma.” In her lecture, Harjo will share her process of designing a new typeface for the Osage language. 
April 13, 6 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Paradigm Lecture Series: June Yong Lee
The Photography program presents its Paradigm Lecture Series with South Korean artist June Yong Lee, an assistant professor in the department of Art and Design at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., whose work has been exhibited internationally. 
April 21, 1 – 2 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

TPS-UArts FREE Workshop for K-12 Educators
Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) – UArts is pleased to invite K-12 teachers to attend this free spring workshop, designed to engage all subject teachers in the benefits of primary sources from the Library of Congress. Registration is required. 
April 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Terra Hall

Visiting Writers Series: Alicia Jo Rabins
The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Creative Writing program and features acclaimed contemporary writers. This reading features poet, composer, performer and Torah scholar Alicia Jo Rabins. Her book Divinity School won the 2015 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and her poems have appeared in the Boston Review6x6 and Ploughshares.
April 12, 6:30 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Performances
Apartment 27
4 Shorts from "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" by Tennessee Williams; directed by Cara Lisa Franz ’16 (Directing, Playwriting + Production).
April 21 – 30
Caplan Studio Theater

God's Ear
Directed by Shira Berger '16 (Directing, Playwriting + Production).
April 22 – 30
Caplan Studio Theater

Festival of Senior Dance Works
Faculty mentorship, peer-to-peer discussions and showings in their Senior Seminar classes, and countless hours of rehearsal and reflection culminate in these programs.
Program C: April 16 – 17
Program D: April 16 – 17
YGym Dance Theater

Faculty Conversation: Engaging Students with Learning Differences
Due to high interest in this Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Conversation, we are repeating it. The proportion of students with disabilities in higher education has been increasing in recent years and this trend is expected to continue. While many disabilities are apparent, disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD, which are extremely prevalent at UArts, are not. In this presentation, you will gain an increased understanding and appreciation for these impairments and how they affect the students you work with along with strategies for fostering student success. Presenter: David J. Thomas, Ph.D., Educational Accessibility advisor and ADA/504 coordinator. Questions and RSVPs: Carol Graney, associate provost & director of Libraries.
April 11, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Cushman Conference Room, Terra Hall, 7th Floor

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

Rick Kerber Tribute Ensemble Concert
April 12, 7 p.m.

Small Vocal Ensemble Concert
April 13, 7 p.m.

University Chorus & Handbell Ensemble Concert
April 21, 8 p.m.
St. Luke & the Epiphany
330 S 13th St, Philadelphia

"Z" Big Band Concert
April 26, 7 p.m.

Musical Theater Ensemble Concert
April 30, 7 p.m.
May 1, 4 p.m.

Spring Dance Series – Merriam Theater
The Spring Dance Series features the works of UArts faculty members, as well as world-renowned dance makers and artists.

Program A
April 22, 7 p.m. & April 23, 2 p.m.

Program B
April 23, 7 p.m. & April 24, 2 p.m.

Sophomore Performance and Coaching Project
April 24, 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Program C
April 29, 7 p.m. & April 30, 7 p.m.

Y Gym Dance Theater Performances
April 29, 9 p.m. & April 30, 4 p.m.

Free Lunchtime Zumba Class
Staff, faculty and students are invited to attend a Free Lunchtime Zumba class, sponsored by Staff Council. Wear comfy clothes, sneakers, bring water and come join the fun. Licensed Instructor Maureen Osborn leads the dance party. Questions?
April 14, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Terra 403

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).
April 13, 20, 27
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra 407

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

Gershman Y Gallery (Gershman Hall, 1st floor)

Myth & Menagerie: Leslie Dill
Exhibition by renowned artist Leslie Dill, curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson, director of the MFA programs in Book Arts + Printmaking and Studio Art. “Myth & Menagerie” serves as the premiere of a newly produced body of work by Dill who works in sculpture, photography, printmaking and performance, using a variety of media and techniques to explore themes of language, the body and transformational experiences. 
Exhibition: April 24 – July 22
Opening Reception: May 6: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: July 22, 5 – 7 p.m.

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

Kitchen Sink: 2016 Senior Photography Exhibition
Exhibit of work by seniors in the Photography program, supported by the UArts Alumni Association.
Exhibition: April 27 – May 5
Opening Reception: April 29, 5 – 7 p.m.

Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)

Inside/Out: Visual Journals as Mirrors of Growth
Work by students within the Art Therapy minor. Refreshments will be served at the Closing Reception. Questions: contact Dr. Karen Clark-Schock, director of Art Therapy, at 215-717-6236.
Exhibition: Through April 15
Closing Reception: April 14, 4:30 – 7 p.m.

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. 
Through May 20

Various Galleries

College of Art, Media & Design Senior Showcase
Annual senior thesis exhibitions by students in the College of Art, Media & Design. Free and open to the public. 
Through May 13

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

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.
Through May 22

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
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

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