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September 26, 2016

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UArts at 140: The Maker's Moment
From the Archives: 140th Anniversary Events
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Theater Lecturer Awarded $75K Grant
Design Students Construct Giant Swing in Front of Hamilton Hall
Mednick Gallery Exhibit Featured in 'Time' Magazine
Brind School Musical Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'

Visiting Artist Lecture: Ann Hamilton
Knowing Dance More Series: Reggie Wilson
CAMD Faculty Exhibition at the Kimmel Center
Connecting Alumni of the 1960s

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Printmaking Gallery
Sol Mednick Gallery
Hamilton Hall Platforms

UArts at 140: The Maker's Moment
The fall of 2016 is an exciting time for the University of the Arts, as it marks the launch of the University's 140th Anniversary Celebration, "The Maker's Moment." This yearlong series of events will honor our impressive past and begin moving forward with President David Yager's ambitious vision for the institution's future. Kicking off in October, the celebration will run through Commencement in May 2017, and feature a series of exciting events and activities, including:

140th Anniversary Gala
A creative black tie fundraising gala featuring a performance by Philadelphia native and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr.
October 16
Cocktail Hour: 5 p.m.
Gala: 6 p.m.
Hyatt at The Bellevue

Inauguration of President David Yager 
The ceremony includes a presentation of honorary degrees to Marvel Comics' Stan Lee (via video presentation) and to award-winning movie producer Ron Yerxa (Little Miss SunshineNebraska), as well as student music, dance and theater performances. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
October 17
Inauguration Ceremony: 12 p.m.
Merriam Theater
Reception: 2 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

From the Archives: 140th Anniversary Events
14 Decades of Performing Arts
Exhibition: September 30 – June 2
Terra Hall, 7th Floor

14 Decades of the Visual Arts
Exhibition: September 30 – December 2
Anderson Hall, 1st Floor

Historical Look at Dorrance Hamilton Hall: A UArts Landmark
Exhibition: September 30 – March 6
CBS Auditorium

Changing Names, Changing Times: A UArts History Talk
Talk by Sara MacDonald, UArts Libraries & Archives; introduction by Professor Emeritus Stephen Tarantal.
October 17, 9 a.m.
Connelly Auditorium

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Theater Lecturer Awarded $75K Grant
Congratulations to Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Lecturer Nell Bang-Jensen, who has been named a Theatre Communications Group (TCG) 2016 Round 4 Leadership U[niversity]—One-on-One program recipient. Bang-Jensen will receive a $75,000 grant and mentorship from Dan Rothenberg, co-artistic director of UArts MFA in Devised Performance program partner Pig Iron Theatre Company, a TCG member theater. The goal of this program is to strengthen the field by developing the individuals who are the core and the future of theater.

Design Students Construct Giant Swing in Front of Hamilton Hall
School of Design juniors in Master Lecturer Alex Gilliam’s Applied Design Lab class participated in PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia on September 16 by constructing a giant swing within a parking space in front of Hamilton Hall. The project was part of the annual city-wide event that "re-imagines the possibilities of 170 square feet of public space." Participating students included Daniel Bier ’18 (Industrial Design)Laura Billie ’18 (Industrial Design)Chris Franco ’18 (Graphic Design)Connor McAllister ’18 (Industrial Design) and Casey Gwardyak ’18 (Industrial Design).

Mednick Gallery Exhibit Featured in 'Time' Magazine
Uncle Charlie, an exhibit by New York-based photographer Marc Asnin that will run in the University’s Sol Mednick Gallery September 30 – October 28, was included on Time magazine’s list of “32 U.S. Photo Exhibitions You Can’t Miss.” Ranked No. 19, Uncle Charlie is an extraordinary visual and reading diary that details the life of Asnin’s uncle and his struggles with mental illness, isolation, poverty and familial relationships.

Brind School Musical Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
The Elementary Spacetime Show, a new non-traditional musical by Ira Brind School of Theater Arts faculty member César Alvarez, was featured in the September 17 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The show, which kicked off the Brind School’s 2016-2017 season, is part of the 2016 Fringe Festival and features students Andrew Reiff ’17 (Acting)Michael Burgos ’20 (Acting)Mariah Cary Richard ’17 (Musical Theater) and Savannah Souza ’18 (Musical Theater).

Visiting Artist Lecture: Ann Hamilton
The School of Art hosts a lecture by visual artist Ann Hamilton in collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, where Hamilton’s habitus installation is currently running through January 8, 2017. 
October 6, 5:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium

Knowing Dance More Series: Reggie Wilson
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. Choreographer and performer Reggie Wilson, executive and artistic director of First and Heel Performance Group, will present "The Ring Shout - An African Technology in Relationship to Post-Modern Dance," a source of inspiration, research, history and information.
October 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

CAMD Faculty Exhibition at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
The College of Art, Media & Design presents an exhibit of work by CAMD faculty as part of the celebration of the University’s 140th Anniversary celebration.
Exhibition: October 11 – November 19
Reception: October 17, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia

Connecting Alumni of the 1960s
In honor of the University of the Arts’ 140th Anniversary, host committee members William Krebs BFA ’66 (Interior Design)Elliot Rhodeside BS ’66 (Industrial Design) and UArts Trustee Deanna DeCherney BFA ’66 (Interior Design) invite all Philadelphia College of Art and Philadelphia Musical Academy alumni from the 1960s to return to campus on Broad Street for a daylong event reconnecting with fellow alumni and your alma mater.
September 30, 2 – 5 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

Craft + Material Studies Lecture Series
Niels Cosman
October 4, TBA
Hamilton Hall | Room 161

Keunho Peter Park
October 18, 10:30 a.m.
Hamilton Hall | Room 316

Otto Samuelsson
November 10, 2 p.m.
Hamilton Hall | Room 316

Jayoung Yoon
December 8, 2 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

Touch & GO: Alexander Rosenberg
Work by Assistant Professor and Glass Coordinator Alexander Rosenberg is featured in this group exhibition of sculpture and video curated by artist Bryan McGovern Wilson, winner of the University’s 2014 Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Arts.
Through October 5
LeRoy Neiman Gallery | Columbia University
310 Dodge Hall, NYC

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

Ex-Libris Exchange: Ann Forbush '81
Group exhibit features books and accompanying maps by Ann Forbush BFA ’81 (Photography)Ex-Libris Exchange will travel to Strasbourg, France from April through June 2017.
Exhibition: October 7 – November 1
Opening Reception: October 6, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: October 18, 7 p.m.
French Cultural Center
53 Marlborough Street, Boston

Framing Justice Symposium: Nancy Heller
Liberal Arts Professor Nancy Heller is one of six presenters for the Framing Justice: Modernism and Social Advocacy in American Visual Arts and Dance, 1929-1945 symposium, an interdisciplinary platform for invited art and dance history scholars. In addition to formal talks, this symposium will include a keynote address by noted art historian Andrew Hemingway and live performances of rarely seen dance works from the 1930s and 40s.
October 14 – 15
Loyola University Chicago
1020 W. Sheridan Road

Poprocks: Gerri Rachins '77
Solo exhibition by alumnus Gerri Rachins BFA '77 (Painting). The origin of the paintings in this exhibit began with a walk on a beach in Miami. Gerri's eyes were attracted to small bits of bright colors in the vast beige field of beach sand. This visual experience reminded her of looking at a roll of un-primed canvas stretched out on the floor, with small colored jewels dispersed throughout.
Through October 1
Mobilia Gallery
358 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA

The Summer in Gossensass
A play by Maria Irene Fornes and directed by Associate Professor Rick Stoppleworth, head of the Musical Theater program.
September 29 – October 8
Caplan Studio Theater

Corzo Center Workshop: Intro to Entrepreneurship
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts presents an interactive, two-week course providing a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur. The deadline to register/apply is Tuesday, September 6 at 5 p.m. Registration is for all six sessions. Limited full scholarships available for all accepted.
September 27, 28, 29: 6 – 8:30 p.m. 
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street, BRIC, 2nd Floor

School of Music Performances
Voice Department Showcase Recital
September 28, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

'Z' Big Band and Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band Concert
October 11, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Voice Department Evening Recital 
Featuring senior Vocal Performance majors.
October 12, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Collaborative Development Artist Workshop: Zoe Cohen
CAMD Lecturer Zoe Cohen presents Collaborative Development Artist Workshops, which are open to all visual and performing artists in the Philadelphia area, at any stage of their career; anyone who needs professional artist materials in order to communicate about their work. Participants are led through a series of prompts and structured response processes though which they will receive useful, thoughtful input and feedback on materials from other artists.
September 28, 7 – 9 p.m.
1241 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia

Workshop: Elements of a Contract
Workshop presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Learn about the various parts of a contract including standard language, definitions and problems to avoid. Presented by Frank Taney of Taney Legal. Free and open to the public.
October 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 513

Free Lunchtime Yoga
September is National Yoga Month! Join licensed instructor Dawn Reid (E-RYT, RYT500, RPYT) for this 12-class series sponsored by Staff Council. Open to all faculty, staff and students and suitable for all levels, this weekly 45-minute free workshop is a beneficial opportunity to cultivate mindfulness, flexibility and breathing techniques. Classes continue through December 7. Please note there is no class on September 21 (Town Hall Meeting) or November 23 (day before Thanksgiving).
September 28, October 5, 12, 19: 12 – 12:45 p.m.
Terra 407

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

The Magic of Color/The Power of Signs: Armin Hoffman
Part of the GD50: We Are Here celebration held September 24, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Graphic Design program at UArts. Free and open to the public.
Exhibition: Through October 7
Closing Reception: October 7, 5 – 8 p.m.

Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

A Gathering: Faculty Exhibition
Exhibit features work by faculty in the undergraduate Printmaking + Book Arts program in Fine Arts.
Through September 30

Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Uncle Charlie: Marc Asnin
New York-based photographer Marc Asnin has been photographing his uncle Charlie for 30 years. By the early 1980s when Asnin was studying photography, the reality of his uncle’s life had trampled his boyhood fantasy.
September 30 – October 28

Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

Articulation/Illusion: Natalie Reichman ’15 
The Hamilton Hall Public Arts Initiative presents work by Fine Arts alumna Natalie Reichman BFA ’15 (Sculpture).
Through November 6

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

Painting, Printmaking + Sculpture Galleries (Anderson + Hamilton Halls)

Fine Arts Senior Work-in-Progress Exhibitions
This exhibit features work by students in the Fine Arts program, including Painting + Drawing, Printmaking + Book Arts, Sculpture and Craft + Material Studies.
Exhibition: October 4 – 27
Reception: October 14: 4 - 6 p.m.

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

The Art of Sarah Jacoby
Sarah Jacoby is an illustrator and artist, a writer and all around creative thinker and maker. She creates idyllic landscapes populated with curious creatures. Her paintings are poetic, lyrical and whimsical.
Exhibition: Through November 16 
Presentation: October 27, 1 – 2:30 p.m., CBS Auditorium 
Reception: October 27, 3 – 4 p.m., von Hess Gallery

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

Making It: Alumni Works '06 – '16
Making It, the annual young alumni exhibition that showcases the work of new graduates from the last 10 years, will be on display during Family Weekend and is part of a year-long series of events celebrating the University’s 140th anniversary.
Through October 28
Reception: October 15, 5 – 7 p.m.

Making It: Decades
A special exhibition of work by alumni spanning the decades, from the 1920s to today, including original works by Wharton EsherickMac Conner '38 (Advertising Design)Lila Asher '43 (Advertising Design)Sidney Goodman '58 (Illustration)Jerry Pinkney '60 (Advertising Design)Deborah Willis BFA '75 (Photography)Dan Walsh BFA '83 (Painting)Matthew Suib BFA '95 (Photography) and Nadia Hironaka BFA '97 (Film)Jayson Musson BFA '02 (Photography), and Caitlin McCormack BFA '10 (Illustration).
Exhibition: Through October 28
Reception: October 15, 5 – 7 p.m.

Studio Instructions: Photographs Since 1979: Zeke Berman
Zeke Berman is the Spotlight Artist for this year's Making It exhibit, the annual young alumni show that features work by new graduates from the last 10 years.
Exhibition: Through October 28
Lecture: October 18, 1 p.m., Connelly Auditorium

Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

The Black Islands - Spirit and War in Melanesia (1994-2012): Ben Bohane
Since 1994, Vanuatu-based photojournalist Ben Bohane has lived and reported on the Pacific islands. This exhibit traces a photographic journey through these beautiful but sometimes dangerous islands. He dwells on a variety of kastom, cult and cargo cult movements, documenting their rituals and the hidden role they have sometimes played in island society.
September 30 – October 28

Sculpture Gallery (Hamilton Hall, lower level)

Flowers: Paul Schuette
The Warp Whistle Project presents Flowers, a collaborative exhibition and performance by Music Business, Entrepreneurship + Technology Visiting Assistant Professor Paul Schuette, painter Mary Laube and inventor Michael Lunoe.
Exhibition: Through September 30
Closing Reception: September 30, 7 – 9 p.m.
Performance featuring llama/lama: September 30, 8 p.m.

Gallery 817 (Anderson Hall, 8th floor)

Transmissions: Tim McFarlane
New solo exhibition of work by artist Tim McFarlane, featuring a selection of new paintings and works on paper from 2015-16. Curated by Fine Arts Assistant Professor Marcelino Stuhmer and Visiting Assistant Professor Charles Browning.
Through September 30

Graphic Design Studios (Terra Hall, 13th Floor)

GD50: Plaka to Pixels
This exhibition is part of the GD50: We Are Here celebration held September 24, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Graphic Design program at UArts. A collection of vintage alumni work that showcases the evolution of the program and the traditions that connect generations of UArts students and alumni.
September 23 – 30