THIS WEEK @ UARTS: December 4 - 10, 2016

December 4, 2016

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Save the Date: The 2016 UArts Faculty & Staff Holiday Party
December 15, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Terra Hall
Caplan Center for the Performing Arts, Studio Theater (16th floor)  

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Record Number of Music Students Chosen for Prestigious Collegiate Orchestra
Congratulations to five School of Music seniors who have been named to the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra. In addition, another UArts senior was named a first alternate. The honors were the most from a single school in the history of the competition. The students are:
Second Alto – Anthony Nigro
Lead Tenor – Henry Tirfe
Lead – Andrew Connors
Section – Matt Salazar
Lead – Chris Mele
Drumset Alternate – John Venezia
Women in Film Production Panel Hosted by UArts’ Writing for Film + Television Director
On November 29, Diane Walsh, director of the Writing for Film + Television program, moderated a panel discussion titled "Women in Non-Traditional (for women) Production Jobs Today" for the Greater Philadelphia Film Office and Philadelphia Women in Film and Television. The event took place at the Prince Theater on Chestnut Street in Center City.
Graphic Design Faculty Member’s Work Wins GDUSA Award
Graphic Design faculty member Monna Morton received a 2016 Graphic Design USA American Graphic Design award for creating the design for The Colored Girls Museum Festival. This design was used to promote the festival at the Fringe Arts Building on Columbus Blvd in Philadelphia this summer, and it will be published in Graphic Design USA's Annual.
Film by Animation Master Lecturer Now Available for Free Streaming
After two years in cinemas and on the festival circuit, Animation faculty member Elliot Cowan’s film The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead, is now online and available for free streaming. The independent animated film was featured in dozens of festivals across the globe. It chronicles the friendship of two characters through loss and redemption in a story that takes them through deserts, jungles, oceans and ultimately the big city where they meet their greatest obstacles—day jobs and the art world.


Winter Dance Series at Merriam Theater and Solmssen Court
The School of Dance at the University of the Arts presents its Winter Dance Series, with three programs at the Merriam Theater from December 8 through December 11 and another program in Solmssen Court on December 7. The series features UArts students performing works choreographed by faculty members and visiting artists.

Program A
Thursday, December 8, 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 10, 1 p.m.
- Douglas Becker
- Roni Koresh
- Dinita Clark & Kyle Clark
- Katie Swords
- Tommie-Waheed Evans

Program B
Friday, December 9, 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 11, 1 p.m.
- Milton Myers
- Gary Jeter BFA '03 (Ballet)
- Nora Gibson
- Jesse Zaritt
- Ron K Brown

Program C
Saturday, December 10, 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 11, 5 p.m.
- Sophomore Performance and Coaching Project- Sidra Bell
- Sophomore Performance and Coaching Project - Jesse Zaritt
- Helen Simoneau
- Ron K Brown

Solmssen Court Program
Wednesday, December 7 through Saturday, December 10, 8:30 p.m.
- Yasmeen Godder
- Mark Haim

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).
Thesis Visiting Critic: Eleanor Heartney, New York based critic and author and contributing editor to Art in America and Artpress.
Lecture: "Women Artists in the New Millennium"
Friday, December 9
5:00 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
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 
Film + Video Faculty Member to Present at Barnes Foundation
At the Barnes Foundation, UArts Film + Video faculty member Sosena Solomon discusses 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
“Nocturnes” at Seraphin Gallery
Craft + Material Studies faculty member Don Miller is one of the artists featured in Seraphin Gallery’s current exhibition Nocturnes, a group show also featuring selected pieces by Natalie Alper, Casey Matthews, Louise Nevelson, Laura Sallade, and Howard Silberthau. The exhibition runs through December 11th. Painting, drawing, and sculpture are exhibited in this display, and show an interplay between media and form.
Exhibition: through December 11
Seraphin Gallery
1108 Pine Street, Philadelphia
Alumni and Faculty Fiber Artists in Wayne Art Center Exhibition
Craft + Material Studies program Director Mi-Kyoung Lee 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 '78 BS (ID), Piper Shepard ’85 BFA (Fibers), Susie Brandt ’84 BFA (Fibers), Dot Vile ’13 BFA (Craft + Material Studies), Qiang Gong ’13 BFA (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
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.
Exhibition: through January 14, 2017
Institute of Contemporary Art | Maine College of Art
522 Congress Street, Portland, ME
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.
Exhibition: through December 16
Allens Lane Art Center
601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia
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.
Exhibition: through January 22, 2017
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle, New York City

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
Opening reception: December 9, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Experiencing the Artist Book—As Maker, As Reader
An exhibition of books and prints by Professor Emerita Susan Viguers. Susan is a writer, printmaker, and book artist. The exhibition explores the process of creating an artist book and encourages the experience of reading the books. The books should be handled; seats are provided.
Through December 9

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

Rod McCormick: early works 1980 - 2000 
An exhibition of Craft + Material Studies Professor Rod McCormick’s early work.
Through December 9

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
Opening reception: December 9, 6 - 7:30 p.m.