THIS WEEK @ UARTS: September 5 - 11, 2016

September 5, 2016

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Thinking About the Future: A Town Hall Meeting
UArts Celebrates 140 Years of Making
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Core Studies Students Create 'Self Portrait Wall'
Photography Program Director Is 'Critical Mass' Finalist
Crafts Professor's Article Featured in 'Glass Quarterly'

Laurie Wagman Series: Ben Wendel Master Class
Touch & GO: Alexander Rosenberg
Corzo Center Workshop: Intro to Entrepreneurship
GD50: We Are Here

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Gallery 817
Admissions Welcome Center + Solmssen Court
Hamilton + Arronson Galleries

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 Celebrates 140 Years of Making
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 star-powered, Grammy-style gala featuring Philadelphia native and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr., and performances by some of UArts’ most renowned ensembles.
October 16, 6 p.m.
Hyatt at The Bellevue

Inauguration of President David Yager
We will ceremoniously welcome President Yager to the University of the Arts community. A ceremony highlight will be the presentation of an honorary degree to the creative genius behind Marvel Comics, the iconic Stan Lee. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
October 17, 12 p.m.
Merriam Theater

Read more about the 140th Anniversary Celebration >>

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Core Studies Students Create 'Self Portrait Wall'
Self portraits created by students in the Core Studies program’s Image/Time classes are on display on the third floor of Anderson Hall in celebration of the University’s 140th Anniversary and the Inauguration of President David Yager, as well as to welcome the incoming class of 2020. The chosen portraits were printed on removable label paper and adhered to the wall following a creative grid pattern. The patterned installation interacts with and responds to the existing architectural structure and celebrates the energy and enthusiasm of students enrolled in the University of the Arts’ College of Art, Media & Design. Project collaborators included Sculpture Assistant Professor Laura Frazure and Fine Arts Associate Professor Diane Pepe.

Photography Program Director Is 'Critical Mass' Finalist
Assistant Professor Anne Massoni, director of the University’s Photography program, has been named a finalist in Photolucinda’s 2016 Critical Mass, an annual program that provides participants with career-building opportunities and promotes the best emerging and mid-career artists working today. Massoni’s submission included photos from her Holding Rory series, which will be featured in the next issue of Edge magazine.

Crafts Professor’s Article Featured in 'Glass Quarterly'
An article by Assistant Professor and Glass Coordinator Alexander Rosenberg was published in the Fall 2016 issue of Glass Quarterly magazine. “Analog Responses to Digital Overload” spotlights an Art Alliance exhibition that features work by four Philadelphia glass artists and educators responding to the din of the digital era. Rosenberg is also featured in a group exhibit at Columbia University titled Touch & GORead the article >>

Laurie Wagman Series: Ben Wendel Master Class
This weekend master class with Grammy-nominated saxophonist Ben Wendel (Kneebody) is part of the Laurie Wagman Concert Series, a collaboration between UArts Trustee Laurie Wagman and students in the Music Business, Entrepreneurship + Technology program that began in October 2015. Free with student ID. Raffle for two free tickets for his evening show at Chris' Jazz Café.
September 17, 2 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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.
Exhibition: September 6 – October 5
Opening Reception: September 8, 5 – 8 p.m.
LeRoy Neiman Gallery | Columbia University
310 Dodge Hall

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 5pm. Registration is for all six sessions. Limited full scholarships available for all accepted. Apply now >>
September 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29: 6 – 8:30 p.m. 
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street, BRIC, 2nd Floor

GD50: We Are Here
The UArts Graphic Design program commemorates its 50th anniversary with 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

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

School of Music Performances
Voice Department Faculty Recital
September 14, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Voice Department Showcase Recital
September 28, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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.
September 10 – 24
Arts Bank Theater

Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture: Paul Schuette
The Fine Arts program presents its Fall 2016 Visiting Artist Lecture Series with Music Business, Entrepreneurship + Technology Visiting Assistant Professor Paul Schuette, a composer, sound artist, improviser, programmer and educator living and working in Philadelphia.
September 13, 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

The Life Ecstatic: Judith Schaechter
Solo exhibition of work by Craft + Material Studies Adjunct Professor Judith Schaechter, an award-winning stained glass artist.
Exhibition: September 8 – October 15
Reception: September 8, 6 – p.m.
Claire Oliver Gallery
513 West 26th Street, New York City

Knowing Dance More Lecture Series: Boris Charmatz
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. Community consultant and former Dance/UP executive director Lois Welk will engage choreographer Boris Charmatz in a public conversation focusing on artistic practice, public participation and the evolution of a new vision for dance as a time-based visual art.
September 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
YGym Dance Theater

CAMD Faculty Exhibition at the Kimmel Center
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

Geologic: Andrea Krupp '84
Solo exhibit of new work by Andrea Krupp BFA '84 (Printmaking) created during residencies in Iceland. Krupp’s approach to visual expression, thoughts about place, self and time continue to evolve.
Exhibition: September 9 – October 9
Opening Reception: September 9, 6 – 9 p.m.
Twenty-Two Gallery 
236 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Sketch Club's 156th Anniversary Gala
The Philadelphia Sketch Club celebrates its 156th anniversary with a gala honoring Philadelphia College of Art (now UArts) alumni Jan Baltzell BFA '71 (Painting + Drawing), Eileen Goodman DIPL '63 (Illustration) and Cindi Ettinger BFA '78 (Printmaking). Provost Stephen Tarantal serves as chair of the gala host committee. Medal presentation, live art auction, silent auction, cocktails and buffet.
October 15, 6 – 10 p.m.
235 S. Camac Street, Philadelphia

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. – 12 p.m. 
Closing Reception: October 7, 5 – 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.
Exhibition: September 7 – 30
Reception: September 7, 4 - 6 p.m.

Admissions Welcome Center + Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall, 1st Floor)

New Student Showcase
UArts presents the Fall 2016 New Student Showcase, a group exhibition of work created by incoming students from the class of 2020. Now in its second year, the exhibit features images, videos, audio recordings and creative writing texts that showcase the new students’ interests, entering perspectives and goals.
Through September 20

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

Influences: 1966 – 2015
Influences, 1966 – 2015 features recently retired faulty from across programs in the College of Art, Media & Design.
Exhibition: Through September 18
Closing Reception: September 15, 5 – 7 p.m.

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

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

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

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: August 29 – November 16 
Presentation: October 27, 1 – 2:30 p.m., CBS Auditorium 
Reception: October 27, 3 – 4 p.m., von Hess Gallery

Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

The Hamilton Hall Public Arts Initiative, in conjunction with UArts staff member/alumna Monica Morris BFA ’15 (Sculpture), is pleased to present SPACE_VEIL_PLAY, an exhibition exploring the connections between game play, networks, game theory and the cartography of information.
Through September 21

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