THIS WEEK @ UARTS: August 29 - September 4, 2016

August 29, 2016

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Thinking About the Future: A Town Hall Meeting
UArts Celebrates 140 Years of Making
Fall 2016 Building Hours
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School of Film Professor Featured in 'Hollywood Reporter'
'Philadelphia Inquirer' Interviews Theater Alumna
Alum’s Feature Film Screens Nationwide
Professor Emerita Appointed to Wilmington College Board

The Elementary Spacetime Show
Travel Courses Information Session
Fine Arts Visiting Artist Lecture: Paul Schuette
School of Music Performances

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Graphic Design Studios
Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery
Sol Mednick Gallery

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

Fall 2016 Building Hours
Effective today, Monday, August 29, Anderson Hall, Merriam Hall and Terra Hall will be open daily from 7 a.m. until 2 a.m. Hamilton Hall will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be no after-hours access to academic buildings, which will be closed nightly from 2 a.m. until 7 a.m. Hamilton Hall evening hours are primarily to allow late access (until 2 a.m.) to the CAMD Furness Studios in the back of Hamilton Hall. The front entry to Hamilton will close at 8 p.m. weekdays, but the Furness Studios will be accessible through the Pine Street entry. For the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5, all academic buildings will be fully closed. Residence halls will be accessible to residents as per usual.

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School of Film Professor Featured in 'Hollywood Reporter'
School of Film Assistant Professor Michael Attie, who holds an MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University, is listed as one of the school’s “Notable Alumni” in a Hollywood Reporter article that ranks the top 25 American film schools (Stanford is No. 12). 

'Philadelphia Inquirer' Interviews Theater Alumna
1812 Productions co-founder and artistic director Jennifer Childs BFA '90 (Theater) is featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the comedy theater company’s series The View From My Stoop. Part of 1812’s political farce show This Is the Week That Is, Childs plays Patsy, a fiercely opinionated South Philly matriarch of undefined middle age who answers questions and offers her "bi-non-partisan" two cents from her fictitious Shunk Street row house.

Alum's Feature Film Screens Nationwide
Natural Selection, a new feature film by alumnus Chad Scheifele BFA ’09 (Film + Video), opened nationwide this August, including in Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago. The film, an expansion of Scheifele’s thesis project that won Best of Show at the 2009 senior showcase, screened for a week at the PFS Roxy Theater in Philly.

Professor Emerita Appointed to Wilmington College Board
Professor Emerita Carol Moore has been appointed to the Wilmington (Ohio) College Board of Trustees, where she will serve on the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs committees. Moore is the former director of the MFA in Studio Art program and her work is currently on view in the retired faculty exhibit, Influences.

'Curate This, Philly' Features Photo Faculty/Alumna
Assistant Professor of Photography Julianna Foster MFA '06 (Book Arts + Printmaking) was invited by Curate This, Philly – a collaborative platform for artists to drive and define the conversation about the arts in Philadelphia – to curate content based on prompts by the editors. The curator answers one prompt themselves and hands off two more prompts to artist friends.
Essay by Julianna Foster >>
Artist Interview with Sharon Koelblinger >>

The Elementary Spacetime Show
A co-presentation with the 2016 Fringe Festival by Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Master Lecturer César Alvarez.
September 10 – 24
Arts Bank Theater

Travel Courses Information Session
Students are invited to attend an informational session about the University’s 2016-17 Travel Courses. Visit the Study Abroad section on the Portal for more information about the courses.
August 31, 11:30 a.m.
Connelly Auditorium

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

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

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

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
Gershman Hall

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo is "Blue volcano with sight-lines"; 24" x 38" by Andrea Krupp