THIS WEEK @ UARTS: May 16 - 29, 2016

May 16, 2016

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Tom Kitt Delivers Keynote at 138th Commencement
Town Hall Meeting
ThisWeek@UArts Summer Schedule
Summer Building Hours

Alumna to Receive Art Sanctuary's Legacy Award
Photo Alum Featured in 'The Week' Magazine
Staff Member Featured at Philly Tech Week
Work by Professor Emeritus Selected for Ars Electronica Festival

Jazz Occurrence Art Exhibition: Elliot Cowan
Display and Sell Your Work
Beardfest: Sam Gutman '18 + Jeremy Savo '18
Workshop: The Future of Shared Support for Artists

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Sol Mednick Gallery + Gallery 1401
Hamilton & Arronson Galleries
Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Broadway Composer Tom Kitt Delivers Keynote at 138th Commencement
Composer, musical director, conductor, arranger and musician Tom Kitt delivered the keynote address at the University of the Arts' 138th Commencement ceremony, held May 10 at the University’s Merriam Theater on the Avenue of the Arts in Philadelphia. The Pulitzer, Tony and Emmy award winner also received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from UArts President David Yager, who presided over the celebration. This was Yager’s first commencement ceremony as the University’s new president.

Philadelphia Inquirer blog post >>
6ABC News at noon >>
6ABC News at 5 >>
Fox29 News at 5 >>

Town Hall Meeting
Faculty and staff are invited to join President David Yager for a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the University and the roles we all can play in the future.
May 18, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Caplan Theater

ThisWeek@UArts Summer Schedule
ThisWeek@UArts has begun its bi-weekly summer schedule. The regular weekly schedule will resume at the beginning of the fall semester. To submit your news and events for inclusion, please email no later than noon on Thursday before the next issue.

Summer Building Hours
In an effort to accommodate summer activities and operate efficiently, building hours have been modified beginning on Wednesday, May 11 through Wednesday, August 24. All buildings will be locked at the closing hour. If there are scheduled events beyond the closing time, we will keep the buildings open to accommodate those events, at the cost of the requesting department. Contact JoAnn Malandro at 215-717-6826 with any events.

Mangia Summer Hours
Mangia in Hamilton Hall is open now through September 1, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, serving a limited menu until June 1 when it will return to its full menu.

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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.

Photo Alum Featured in 'The Week' Magazine
Work by recent alum Takashi Aoyama '14 (Photography), a Tokyo-based Getty Images photographer, was featured in The Week, a magazine that highlights the best of the U.S. and international media. His series takes a behind-the-scenes look inside the bustling Tsukiji fish market, also know as “Japan’s Kitchen.” Read the article >>

Staff Member Featured at Philly Tech Week
Tyler Kline, the Sculpture Shop supervisor and curator of the Hamilton Hall Public Arts Initiative, was included in a juried net art exhibition titled "Out of Frame" as part of Philly Tech Week 2016. The exhibit was featured on NewsWorks. Kline and his son, Max, also participated in Philly Tech Week’s Robot Universe Showdown at the Hacktory. The UArts staff member was also featured in the juried video exhibition “20/92 Video Festival” held May 12-14 at the Icebox at Crane Arts.

Work by Professor Emeritus Selected for Ars Electronica Festival
Professor Emeritus Thomas Porett's video work "On China Sea" was selected for inclusion in the best of selections in this year’s Ars Electronica Festival 2016: Radical Atoms and the Alchemists of Our Time, taking place September 8-12 in Linz, Austria.

Call for Digital Artists for Fringe Festival
FringeArts, in partnership with faculty/alumnus-owned new media gallery CRUXspace, are taking the Fringe Festival to a new frontier: the digital. Submit your websites, Instagrams, web series, animations, newshives podcasts, apps, Twitter plays, etc., to be part of this year's Fringe Festival, which takes place September 9-24. $50 per entry. For more information, please contact Jarrod at or 215-710-8708.

Jazz Occurrence Art Exhibition: Elliot Cowan
The Aurora Public Art Commission and Lewis Achenbach present "ROOMS of the MIND," the 3rd annual Jazz Occurrence Art Exhibition, featuring three images by Animation Master Lecturer Elliot Cowan.
Through July 23
Aurora Public Art Commission, Third Floor Gallery
20 East Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60506

Display and Sell Your Work
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. This program is designed to show independent craft makers how to create engaging visual displays that will that will increase traffic and sales. Free and open to the public. 
May 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library, Skyline Room
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia

Beardfest: Sam Gutman '18 + Jeremy Savo '18
Festive fusion band Out of the Beardspace, featuring School of Music students Sam Gutman '18 (Instrumental Performance) and Jeremy Savo '18 (Instrumental Performance), presents its 5th annual Beardfest music, art and community festival. 
June 16 – 18
Paradise Lakes Campground
Hammonton, NJ

Workshop: The Future of Shared Support for Artists
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative EconomyThaddeus Squire from CultureWorks will speak about the artist as entrepreneur and the potential benefits for creative entrepreneurs found in the combination of co-working space and shared services platforms. Free and open to the public.
May 19, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Philadelphia

Vogueing and Other Pleasures: Lowell Boston '88
An event featuring work by Liz Goldberg in collaboration with Warren Bass and alumnus and Animation Adjunct Associate Professor Lowell Boston BFA ’88 (Film + Animation).
May 19, 5 – 8 p.m.
Bethany Mission Gallery
1527 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia

The Edifice: Matt Phillips '10 + Scott Kip '99
UArts alumni Matt R. Phillips BFA '10 (Craft + Material Studies) and Scott Kip BFA '99 (Craft + Material Studies) are included in the Snyderman-Works Galleries exhibition, "The Edifice." 
Through June 11
Snyderman-Works Galleries

303 Cherry Street, Philadelphia
Deep Waters: Suzanne Horvitz '59, '72
Legend Galleries, Philadelphia’s newest addition to the Museum District, proudly presents “Deep Waters,” a dreamlike installation of sculpture and works on glass by UArts alumna Suzanne Horvitz BFA '59 (Art Education), MAT ’72 (Art Education) and Robert Roesch
Through June 14
Legend Galleries
230 N. 21st Street, Philadelphia

Basic Intro to Entrepreneurship
An interactive, two-week course presented by Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts providing a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur: understanding motivation, ideation, value proposition, market assessment, basic revenue structures, basic cash flow and incorporation. 
May 24 – 26 and May 31 – June 2, 6 – 8 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511/13

CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition
The Division of Continuing Studies presents the work of Digital Photography certificate students Laura Storck ("Simulacra and Simulation") and Mariana Fernandez ("Dominion"). 
Through May 30
Continuing Studies Gallery
Terra Hall, 9th Floor

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 May.
May 25
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra 405 (please note the location change)

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

CAMD Annual Student Exhibition
Annual exhibit of student work from the College of Art, Media & Design. Also in Hamilton and Arronson Galleries.
Through May 31

Sol Mednick Gallery + Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th + 15th Floors)

Sophomore Photography: Recent Work
This annual student exhibition features recent work from sophomore students in the Photography program. In conjunction with the Sophomore Show, the junior Photography class will be exhibiting work in the hallways surrounding the Sol Mednick Gallery.
Through August 5

Hamilton & Arronson Galleries

CAMD Annual Student Exhibition
Annual exhibit of student work from the College of Art, Media & Design. Also in Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery.
Through May 31

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

The Art of Victo Ngai
Exhibition of work by Victo Ngai, a New York-based 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

Window on Broad (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)

Carver Audain: It's Rarely Simply Black and White
Carver Audain is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice has centered around immersive environments for nearly a decade. In this latest installation, Audain considers the environment that we, as members of a contemporary populace, are immersed within via the orchestrated dissemination of media and our increased exposure to devices that provide us unabated access.
Through June 4

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

Gershman Y Gallery (Gershman Hall, 1st floor)

Myth & Menagerie: Lesley Dill
Exhibition by renowned artist Lesley Dill, curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson, director of the MFA programs in Book Arts + Printmaking and Studio Art.
Exhibition: Through July 22
Closing Reception: July 22, 5 – 7 p.m.

Photo is "Unsayable Deep Quiet" by Leslie Dill, 2015