THIS WEEK @ UARTS: September 19 - 25, 2016

September 19, 2016

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GD50: We Are Here
Thinking About the Future: A Town Hall Meeting
UArts at 140: The Maker's Moment
Connecting Alumni of the 1960s

School of Dance Named Top 10 Program in U.S. by 'OnStage'
UArts Joins 'It's On Us' Campaign to End Campus Sexual Assault
ID Alum Launches Exclusive Mercedes-Benz Watch

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Film Screening
Visiting Writers Series: Annie Liontas
Death Is a Cabaret Ol' Chum: Rosey Hay
Crafts Visiting Artist Lecture: Stacey Lee Webber

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Hamilton Hall Platforms
Open Lens Gallery
Painting, Printmaking + Sculpture Galleries

GD50: We Are Here
The UArts Graphic Design program commemorates its 50th anniversary with GD50: We Are Here. Alumni, students, faculty and representatives from the global design communities will gather to honor the program through a collection of exhibitions, events, a daylong symposium and an alumni celebration.
September 24

Thinking About the Future: A Town Hall Meeting
President David Yager invites faculty and staff to a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the future of UArts.
September 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium

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, 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, 12 p.m.
Merriam Theater

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

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School of Dance Named Top 10 Program in U.S. by 'OnStage'
The University’s School of Dance was included in OnStage’s list of the Top 10 BFA Dance Programs in the Country for 2016-17. The School was also recently invited to Camping 2016, the Centre National de la Danse's international showcase and workshop held in Paris, France, the only American school that has ever been selected for this prestigious event. Earlier this year, UArts was ranked No. 4 on College Magazine's list of the Top 10 Schools for Dance.

UArts Joins 'It's On Us' Campaign to End Campus Sexual Assault
The University of the Arts has joined institutions across the country for the It’s On Us campaign, which focuses on sexual assault awareness and prevention on college campuses. It’s On Us advocates for a cultural shift surrounding sexual assault, by identifying what sexual assault is and situations in which it is beneficial to step in and prevent sexual assault from happening. UArts students, faculty and staff have worked together to create our own PSA. We encourage members of our community to take the pledge at itsonus.orgView the UArts PSA >>

ID Alum Launches Exclusive Mercedes-Benz Watch
Analog Watch Co., Philadelphia’s premier boutique watch brand founded by Lorenzo Buffa BS ’12 (Industrial Design), has announced the exclusive launch of a rosewood and leather watch designed for luxury brand Mercedes-Benz. Buffa’s company, which got its start with the help of a grant from the University's Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, can be found online, at its showroom on East Passyunk Avenue, at over 100 boutique retailers and through 30+ major museum stores, including the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Getty and the Smithsonian.

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Film Screening
Counseling Services presents a screening of Hanging, an award-winning animated short by senior Nick LeDonne '17 (Animation) about his personal struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts. The screening is being held in conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
September 22, 12 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Visiting Writers Series: Annie Liontas
The University of the Arts' Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Creative Writing program and features acclaimed contemporary writers who visit campus each year. This reading features Annie Liontas, whose debut novel, Let Me Explain You (Scribner), was featured in The New York Times Book Review as Editor's Choice and selected by the American Book Association as a 2015 Indies Introduce Debut and Indies Next title.
September 22, 6:30 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Death Is a Cabaret Ol' Chum: Rosey Hay
REV Theatre Company presents Death Is a Cabaret Ol’ Chum: A Graveyard Cabaret, directed by Adjunct Associate Professor Rosey Hay, who is also REV’s artistic director. The critically acclaimed show features several Brind School students and alumni, including Felicia Anderton BFA ’15 (Musical Theater)Rob Borchert BM ’14 (Jazz Composition) [music director], Lucas Kappler BFA ’14 (Musical Theater) [production manager], Cassandra Doria ’17 (Directing, Playwriting + Production) [production assistant] and Susanna Herrick ’17 (Acting) [production assistant].
September 23 – 24
Complimentary Cocktails: 7:30 p.m.
Performance: 8 p.m.
Rain date: September 25
Laurel Hill Cemetery 
3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia

Crafts Visiting Artist Lecture: Stacey Lee Webber
The Jewelry/Metals program (Craft + Material Studies) presents a visiting artist lecture by former UArts faculty member Stacey Lee Webber.
September 20, 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

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

GD50 Panel: We Are Here – They Are There
This event is part of the GD50: We Are Here celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Graphic Design program at UArts. A free panel discussion for current and aspiring design educators, moderated by Mark Campbell, dean of the College of Art, Media & Design and featuring UArts faculty Steven Antinoff, educational psychologist Brian Hainstock, Delaware College of Art and Design faculty member John Breakey BFA ’91 (Graphic Design), Lesley University Associate Dean Kristina LaMour and UArts Professor Emerita Inge Druckrey. By reservation only; contact Jackie Dugan, Graphic Design program at or 215-717-6225.
September 25, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Performances
The Elementary Spacetime Show
A co-presentation with the 2016 Fringe Festival, with music, book and lyrics by Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Visiting Associate Professor César Alvarez; directed by Andrew Neisler.
Through September 24
Arts Bank Theater

The Summer in Gossensass
A play by Maria Irene Fornes and directed by Assistant 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 20, 21, 22, 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

In/Animate: Recent Work by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray '84
Solo exhibition of work by alumna Myra Mimlitsch-Gray BFA '84 (Crafts), curated by Akiko Busch. In/Animate collects more than 50 meticulously crafted works that together explore a variety of artistic processes.
Through December 10
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art | SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

Point by Point: Reference from the Past
A collaborative project between ChungYoungYang Embroidery Museum, SookMyung Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea, and faculty members, alumni and current students in the University’s Craft + Material Studies program in Fibers + Textile Studies. Featured UArts artists include Associate Professor and Fibers Head Mi-Kyoung LeeMFA ' 96 (Book Arts + Printmaking), who organized and selected the group of artwork.
Through October 7
MoonShin Museum
Seoul, Korea

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 being held on September 24, 2016, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Graphic Design program at UArts. Free and open to the public.
Exhibition: Through October 7
Gallery Talk: September 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Closing Reception: October 7, 5 – 8 p.m.

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).
September 24 – 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.
Exhibition: September 22 – December 15
Reception: September 22, 5 p.m.
Visiting Artist Lecture: September 22, 6 p.m., Room 100

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. More info >>
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.
September 23 – October 28

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: September 23 – October 28
Lecture: October 18, 1 p.m., Connelly Auditorium

Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

West Africa: The Road & The Quarry: David Pace
San Francisco Bay-area artist David Pace has been photographing in the West African country of Burkina Faso for over a decade. He lives for more than a month every year in the same house in the remote farming village of Bereba where he documents aspects of daily life. This exhibition features images from two of Pace’s ongoing projects: “Sur La Route (On the Road)” and “The Karaba Brick Quarry.” 
Through September 23

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.

Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Accomplished Visions: The Arabs: Samer Mohdad
Based in Lebanon, photographer Samer Mohdad’s work explores the concept of Arab identity. He traveled widely for many years in the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, portraying the difficult everyday life of the people of these countries moving between war and faith, in unadorned and personal inside views and news.
Through September 23

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

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 being held on September 24, 2016, 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