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August 22, 2016

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UArts Celebrates 140 Years of Making
Fall 2016 Building Hours
New Student Orientation
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Voice Alumna Performs at Phillies Game
Alumna Named to American Craft Council College of Fellows
Work by Film Faculty Member Recognized at UFVA Conference
Free Exhibit for Students at Philadelphia Museum of Art

GD50: We Are Here
Visiting Writers Series: Annie Liontas
Knowing Dance More Lecture Series
CAMD Faculty Exhibition at the Kimmel Center

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

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
Creative Black Tie Gala packed with entertainment from acclaimed dancers, musicians, visual artists and actors from the UArts community, along with a very special performance.
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. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
October 17, 12 p.m.
Merriam Theater

Fall 2016 Building Hours
Effective 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.

New Student Orientation
UArts will welcome the Class of 2020 at New Student Orientation (NSO), created to help new students transition to life at the University of the Arts.
NSO: August 24 – 28
First Day of Classes: August 29

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Voice Alumna Performs at Phillies Game
Recent alumna Natalie Bermudez BM '16 (Vocal Performance) performed "Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the 7th Inning Stretch at the Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants game held at Citizen's Bank Park on August 3. Watch on YouTube >>

Alumna Named to American Craft Council College of Fellows
Myra Mimlitsch-Gray BFA '84 (Crafts) was among the 2016 inductees into the American Craft Council College of Fellows. This prestigious award is presented biennially to honor those who have demonstrated outstanding artistic achievement, leadership and service in the field of craft. Recipients will be honored at a ceremony on October 14 during the Council’s upcoming "Present Tense" conference.

Work by Film Faculty Member Recognized at UFVA Conference
UArts Film + Video Senior Lecturer Jenn Zaylea was awarded third place in New Media at the University Film and Video Association's 70th Annual Conference held August 1-4 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The interactive piece, titled "Language: As You Hear It," reflects the auditory and visual feeling of being "other" hidden in shadows in this case and having one’s own story obscured by that which casts a shadow.

Free Exhibit for Students at Philadelphia Museum of Art
MA in Museum Communication Program Director Joseph Gonzales, who also serves as a member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Community Advisory Group, invites students, faculty and staff to view the upcoming Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950 exhibition that will run at the PMA October 25, 2016 – January 8, 2017. Admission is free for students with a valid UArts ID and is included in the general admission fee for all others. Faculty who include the exhibit in their fall courses can contact the museum's education department to request a special college tour for a $75 fee.

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

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
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.

Boris Charmatz
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. Charmatz is well known for his innovative and provocative post-modern choreographic work.
September 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
YGym Dance Theater

Reggie Wilson
Choreographer and performer Reggie Wilson, executive and artistic director of First and Heel Performance Group, will present "The Ring shout, African Dance and Post-Modern Dance."
October 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Beth Gill
Guggenheim, Doris Duke Impact and Bessie Award winning choreographer Beth Gill will present a lecture titled "Portrait Study," where she will narrate her story in a casual, thoughtful, specific and intimate way so that attendees get a real picture of how she has personally navigated, shaped and battled her identity and career as a choreographer.
November 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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

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: August 24 – October 7
Gallery Talk: September 25, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
(led by former GD faculty William Longhauser and Ken Hiebert)
Closing Reception: October 7, 5 – 8 p.m.

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.
August 22 – September 21

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

Influences: Retired UArts Faculty
This exhibition features the work of retired faculty from the University of the Arts.
Exhibition: August 24 – 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.
August 26 – September 23

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.”
August 26 – 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.
Exhibition: August 22 - September 20
Opening Reception: August 27, 6:30 - 8 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: August 29 – November 16 
Public Presentation: October 27, 1 – 2:30 p.m., CBS Auditorium 
Reception: October 27, 3 – 4 p.m., Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery

Graphic Design (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