THIS WEEK @ UARTS: December 12, 2016 - January 8, 2017

December 12, 2016

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Mi-Kyuong Lee views her work "Yellow Forest"

REMINDER: The 2016 UArts Holiday Party This Thursday

December 15, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Terra Hall
Caplan Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Theater (16th floor)

Portal Available for Entering Grades Starting Today
You can begin entering your grades on the UArts Portal today, Monday December 12. See the Registrar’s website pages for full grading information and directions. Grades are due this Friday, December 16 at noon. Grades are locked and immediately visible to students after clicking SUBMIT. It is not necessary to submit grades for all students at once; ungraded students will remain available for grading after previous submissions. Grades entered in error must be corrected via a change of grade form.Please contact the Registrar’s Office at 215-717-6420 or with grading questions.

Annual Holiday Food Drive Sponsored by Staff Council
This is the annual Holiday Food Drive’s final week, ending Wednesday, December 14. Collection boxes are located in the main lobbies of Hamilton, Anderson, Gershman, Merriam and Terra Halls. Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to donate non-perishable food to support the efforts of Philabundance. Items should be recently purchased, unopened and in good condition. Boxed items, cans or plastic bottles only; no glass containers. Monetary donations also gladly accepted; please reference "On Behalf of the University of the Arts" on the check memo to acknowledge our campaign goal. For every $1 donated, Philabundance can provide TWO meals. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Email with any questions.
Through December 14

Blick Preferred Card – Sign Up Today
Are you a Blick Preferred Customer yet? Sign up at your local Philadelphia store and receive extra perks. All Preferred Customers are eligible for the Web Match Rebate for instant savings. Plus, get exclusive discounts and updates on the latest events. Ask an associate for more details or visit the Blick website.

Creative Writing Student Nominated for Emerging Writers Award
Senior Creative Writing major Emily Famularo was nominated for the inaugural PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers for her short story, "The Bad Outside," published last spring in Philadelphia Stories. This annual prize recognizes 12 emerging fiction writers for their debut short story published during the previous calendar year.

Work by Craft + Material Studies Director Displayed at Philadelphia Airport
Craft + Material Studies program director Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA ’96 (Book Arts/Printmaking) massive piece “Yellow Forest” is currently on display in Terminal E of the Philadelphia International Airport. The 40-foot by nine-foot sculptural form is created entirely out of thousands of industrial plastic twist ties, knotted together to bind the huge amounts of material into a singular structure. In "Yellow Forest," she has used the twist ties to create a field of color and texture that resembles a living wall.
Terminal E, ticketed passengers
Philadelphia International Airport
Through May, 2017

Film + Video Faculty Member to Present at Barnes Foundation
At the Barnes Foundation, UArts Film + Video faculty member Sosena Solomondiscusses the prolific body of work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and his understanding of capturing a “decisive moment.” Bresson was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. He is most known for his street photography, capturing subjects using the fly-on-the-wall technique, which has made an enormous impact in the world of visual documentary storytelling.
Tuesday, December 13
6:30–7:30 pm
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
$16; members and students $8

Image & Performance Show at Caplan Studio Theater
The fall 2016 "Image & Performance" showing of selected works will be presented on Friday, December 13 at 9 p.m. in the Caplan Studio Theater. Staged each semester by students in Master Lecturer Kathy Rose's Image and Performance class, this interdisciplinary performance art show integrates live performance with video, costumes and lights.
Tuesday, December 13, 9 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater, Terra Hall
211 S. Broad Street

Art + Design Education Student Teaching Exhibition
Artwork from various elementary, middle and high schools in and around Philadelphia area is featured, Presented by UArts Art + Design Education students.
Through December 14th
Terra Hall, 10th floor

Unique Chairs, etc.
"Unique Chairs, Etc.," an exhibition at Allens Lane Art Center in Philadelphia, takes a look at chairs that invite, startle and amaze. The woodworks are presented by three artists affiliated with Philadelphia, notably UArts alumna Rebecca Kolodziejczak BFA ’16 (Craft + Material Studies) and Visiting Artist Keunho Peter Park, and, Marc Andre Robinson. They explore the literal and metaphorical concept of the chair. A throne by Kolodziejczak, a cocoon chair by Peter Park and sculpture by Robinson are folded together to give the viewer something new, when contemplating a structure designed for sitting or reclining.
Through December 16
Allens Lane Art Center
601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia

Anguish: The Grave Misgivings of Remembrance
Curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson, associate professor and director of the MFA programs in Studio Art and Book Arts + Printmaking. Anguish: The Grave Misgivings of Remembrance is a visceral portrait of isolation, desire and remorse. 
Through January 14, 2017
Institute of Contemporary Art | Maine College of Art
522 Congress Street, Portland, ME

Crochet Coral Reef: Toxic Seas: Kathleen Greco '79, '15
Work by alumna and 2016 UArts President’s Award recipient Kathleen Greco BS ’79 (Industrial Design), MFA ’15 (Studio Art) is part of a collaboration with the Institute of Figuring exhibition Crochet Coral Reef: Toxic Seas on display at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.
Through January 22, 2017
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle, New York City

Alumni and Faculty Fiber Artists in Wayne Art Center Exhibition
Craft + Material Studies program Director Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA ’96 (Book Arts/Printmaking) curates "Making Marks," an exhibition at the Wayne Art Center that brings together 15 national and international fibers and textile artists. In addition to Lee’s own work, the exhibition features pieces by UArts faculty members Warren Seelig, Jeanne Jaffe and Andrew Dahlgren MID ’07, as well as alumni Cindy Friedman BS '78 (ID), Piper Shepard BFA ’85 (Fibers), Susie Brandt BFA ’84 (Fibers), Dot Vile BFA ’13 (Craft + Material Studies), Qiang Gong BFA ’13 (Craft + Material Studies), and Carla Fisher CERT '16 (Fibers/Textiles). Lee has also organized the participation of the Making Marks artists in the International Fiber Art Fair at the Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center in South Korea in June 2017.
Through January 28, 2017
Wayne Art Center
413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

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

MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
The MFA in Studio Art program presents its 2016 Thesis Exhibition, featuring work by John Breakey MFA ’16 (Studio Art); Garrick Dorsett BFA ’99 (Photography), MFA ’16 (Studio Art); Crystal A. Nelson, Shelby O’Brien, Stephanie Slate and Han Wang MFA ’16 (Studio Art). Continues in Hamilton and Arronson Galleries.
November 28 – December 15

Open Lens Gallery (Gershman Hall, Ground Floor)

Collaborators in Print and Progress
The MFA in Book Arts + Printmaking program and the Gershman Y proudly present Collaborators in Print and Progress, an exhibition of works selected from the collection at the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at Rutgers University, curated by UArts staff member Lauren McDonald.

Through December 15

Hamilton + Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall, 1st Floor)

MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
The MFA in Studio Art program presents its 2016 Thesis Exhibition, featuring work by John Breakey MFA ’16 (Studio Art); Garrick Dorsett BFA ’99 (Photography), MFA ’16 (Studio Art); Crystal A. Nelson, Shelby O’Brien, Stephanie Slate and Han Wang MFA ’16 (Studio Art). Continues in the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery.
November 28 – December 15