THIS WEEK @ UARTS: April 4 - 10, 2016

April 4, 2016

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7th Annual Art Unleashed Exhibition & Sale
UArts Planting Day: April 13
Deadline for Withdrawal Is Today, April 4
9th Annual Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 11-15

National Park Posters Win First Place in 2016 Ely Illustration Exhibition Awards
Alum's MASS MoCA Exhibit Featured in 'The New York Times'
Brind School Artist-in-Residence Nominated for Lortel Award
Liberal Arts Professor Gives Illustrated Lecture

School of Film Spotlight Series: Mark Osborne
Knowing Dance More: Eiko Otake
Philadelphia Furniture Show
Annual Staff Performance + Exhibition

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Various Galleries
Hamilton Hall Platforms
Sol Mednick Gallery

7th Annual Art Unleashed Exhibition & Sale: April 7-11
Art Unleashed, the University’s largest scholarship fundraiser, showcases the work of our talented students, faculty, alumni and staff. Opening Night Party attendees will have the “first look” at the exhibition, enjoy entertainment by UArts performing arts students, and be treated to great food and drink. More info + tickets >>
Opening Night Party: April 7, 4 – 9 p.m. (entrance times vary)
Exhibition Continues: April 8 – 11, 12 – 5 p.m.

UArts Planting Day: April 13
Help start UArts' first planter box community garden. Bring your favorite vegetable or herb plant, gloves and rake. Be prepared to do gardening – wear comfy clothing and we'll provide the soil.
April 13, 4 – 5 p.m.
In Front of Hamilton Hall, Broad & Pine Side

Deadline for Withdrawal Is Today, April 4
The deadline to withdraw from a course and receive a grade of "W" for the Spring 2016 semester is today, Monday, April 4 at 5 p.m. This date coincides with the academic policy in the UArts Catalogue: withdrawals are permitted through the tenth week of the semester. In order to withdraw from a course, a student is required to complete a Withdrawal from a Course form and have it approved and signed by their advisor. This form is available in the Office of the Registrar or online at in the Forms section. Once complete, the form must be brought to the Office of the Registrar for processing. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar at or 215-717-6420.

9th Annual Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 11-15
The University of the Arts and the Office of Student Financial Services are proud to announce the 9th Annual Student Employee Appreciation Week. Each year, we set this week aside to recognize and reward the hard work and dedication of over 400 UArts work-study students working in 54 departments on and off the University campus. The highlight of the week is the announcement of the Student Employee of the Year. This year’s luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 13 for the nominees, their supervisors and invited guests.

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National Park Posters Win First Place in 2016 Ely Illustration Exhibition Awards
Senior Natalia Jablonski '16 (Illustration) was named the first-place winner of the 2016 William H. Ely Excellence in Illustration Awards for her Yellowstone, Hawai’i Volcanoes, Katmai and Arches national park posters. Second place honors went to James Firnhaber '16 (Illustration), while Adem Kaan Sarioglu '16 (Illustration) took third place. Honorable mentions were awarded to Olivia Gomez '16 (Illustration)Hannah M. Lloyd '16 (Illustration)Kelly Migliori '16 (Illustration) and Kailey Whitman '16 (Illustration)

Alum's MASS MoCA Exhibit Featured in 'The New York Times'
“Free Roses,” a major solo exhibition by UArts alumnus Alex Da Corte BFA ’04 (Printmaking) that is currently on view at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), was featured in the Sunday, March 27 issue of The New York Times. Da Corte, who has become “highly sought-after in recent years for a riotous post-post-Pop sensibility,” transforms MASS MoCA’s galleries into a “ravishing and terrifying” environment of sculpture and video installations. Read the article >>

Brind School Artist-in-Residence Nominated for Lortel Award
César Alvarez, an artist-in-residence at the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts and artistic director of the Brind School’s “Polyphone Festival,” has been nominated for a 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for music, lyrics and book in the off-Broadway musical “Futurity.” The show earned a total of five nominations, including Outstanding Musical. Winners of the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be announced on May 1 at a ceremony at NYU’s Skirball Center.

Liberal Arts Professor Gives Illustrated Lecture
Liberal Arts Adjunct Associate Professor Virginia L. Bower gave an illustrated lecture titled “From Jingdezhen to the Forbidden City: Porcelain for the Imperial Household” in conjunction with the China Institute’s “We All Live in the Forbidden City" program, which explores the history and culture of Imperial China through this global icon. Bower spoke about imperial Chinese porcelain from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, discussing both the artistry and ceremonial use of these famed artworks.

Crafts Alumna Featured on Cover of 'A Women's Thing!' Mag
Crafts alumna Dot Vile BFA ’13 (Fibers + Textile Studies) was interviewed in and featured on the cover of the Spring 2016 issue of A Women’s Thing!, the women's magazine that is redefining women's magazines.

Fibers Alumna Named Japan Creative Artist Fellow
Piper Shepard BFA ’85 (Fibers), a 2016 Art Unleashed Spotlight Artist and a 2015 UArts Silver Star Alumni Award recipient, was recently named a Japan Creative Artist Fellow 2016 by the Japan U.S. Friendship Commission. Shepard has been a faculty member and chair of the Fibers program at Maryland Institute College of Art for over 20 years. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, among others.

Printmaking Alum Featured on PBS Series
Alumnus Bobby Rosenstock MFA '09 (Book Arts + Printmaking) was featured on an episode of Broad & High, a PBS series on Ohio Public Television. Rosenstock is the proprietor of JustAJar Design and Press in Marietta, Ohio. Rosenstock prints for a number of clients, including Jack Daniels Whiskey, Philly’s Academy of Natural Sciences, Lucinda Williams, Taj Mahal, the Flaming Lips and many more musicians, breweries and small businesses in and around Ohio.

School of Film Spotlight Series: Mark Osborne
Presentation and lecture by two-time Academy Award-nominated director Mark Osborne, one of the directors of the animated blockbuster Kung Fu Panda. Osborne also directed The Spongebob Squarepants Movie and the first animated feature film adaptation of the classic French novella The Little Prince. 
April 7, 4:30 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Knowing Dance More: Eiko Otake
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. Movement artist, performer and choreographer Eiko Otake will present "A Body in Places." 
April 6, 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Philadelphia Furniture Show
A curated show of stunning artisan furniture and furnishings featuring UArts students, faculty and alumni: Rebecca Kolodzieczak '16 (Craft + Material Studies)Eliot Brady '16 (Craft + Material Studies)Skyler Bradfiord '17 (Craft + Material Studies), Joong Han Bae '17 (Craft + Material Studies)Colin Pezzano BFA '14 (Craft + Material Studies), Meg Ayers BFA '15 (Craft + Material Studies)John Riggi BFA '15 (Craft + Material Studies), Olivia Jones BFA '14 (Craft + Material Studies), Associate Professor/Wood Coordinator Don Miller and Senior Lecturer Katie Marsh.
April 8 – 10 
23rd Street Armory
22 South 23rd Street, Philadelphia

Annual Staff Performance + Exhibition
Staff Council proudly presents the annual Staff Show, featuring the amazing talents of the UArts staff.
Exhibition: April 8 – 22, Open Lens Gallery
Reception: April 8, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Gershman Chapel
Performances: April 8, 6 p.m., Gershman Chapel
Gershman Hall

Visiting Writers Series: Alicia Jo Rabins
The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Creative Writing program and features acclaimed contemporary writers. This reading features poet, composer, performer and Torah scholar Alicia Jo Rabins. Her book Divinity School won the 2015 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize and her poems have appeared in the Boston Review6x6 and Ploughshares
April 12, 6:30 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Festival of Senior Dance Works
Faculty mentorship, peer-to-peer discussions and showings in their Senior Seminar classes, and countless hours of rehearsal and reflection culminate in these programs.
Program C: April 16 – 17
Program D: April 16 – 17
YGym Dance Theater

Faculty Conversation: Engaging Students with Learning Differences
Due to high interest in this Center for Teaching and Learning Faculty Conversation, we are repeating it. The proportion of students with disabilities in higher education has been increasing in recent years and this trend is expected to continue. While many disabilities are apparent, disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD, which are extremely prevalent at UArts, are not. In this presentation, you will gain an increased understanding and appreciation for these impairments and how they affect the students you work with along with strategies for fostering student success. Presenter: David J. Thomas, Ph.D., Educational Accessibility advisor and ADA/504 coordinator. Questions and RSVPs: Carol Graney, associate provost & director of Libraries.
April 11, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Cushman Conference Room, Terra Hall, 7th Floor

Open Mic Night
Students: Open Mic Night is dedicated to collaboration within the majors. All acts are encouraged to collaborate on their performances: singing with live instruments, dancing with spoken word poetry, painting or drawing while someone sings, etc. This event is open to all majors and disciplines. Improvisation is welcomed. Please sign up by filling out this form:
April 6, 8 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium

Free Roses: Alex Da Corte '04
Major solo exhibition by UArts alumnus Alex Da Corte BFA ’04 (Printmaking), whose neon-bright, exuberant works are provocative, puzzling and visually seductive. He merges the languages of abstraction and modern design with banal, off-brand items, ranging from shampoo to soda to tchotchkes and household cleaning supplies. 
Exhibition: Through January 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 16, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA

Marc Dicciani: Music and Memory
Marc Dicciani, dean of the College of Performing Arts, will present “Changing the Brain: Improving Learning, Memory Practice and Music.” Sponsored by the UArts Common Curriculum in conjunction with the UCC Collaborative Studio Course, “Responsive Memory,” taught by Associate Professor Diane Pepe
April 7, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Michele Kishita '97, '10 Exhibitions
Three exhibitions by UArts alumna Michele Kishita BFA ’97 (Painting), MFA ’10 (Painting), director of the Honors Scholars Program, academic advisor in the Advising Center and adjunct assistant professor in the Division of Liberal Arts and the University Common Curriculum.

As we speed down the highways and railways of our modern society, the landscape becomes a ripple of mass and light that create a unique visual rhythm. These are the rhythms of our modern world and the inspiration for “Chromarrythmia,”the newest body of work by the Philadelphia-based painter. 
Through May 29
Central Tattoo Studio 
171 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia

Graphic Tales of Elegance
“Graphic Tales of Elegance” focuses on the graphically charged work of Michele Kishita and Eliza Stamps and their unique approaches to painting and drawing, respectively. 
Through May 17
The Drawing Room Gallery 
220 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob, CT

Ecstatic Territories
Solo exhibition by UArts alumna Michele Kishita BFA ’97 (Painting), MFA ’10 (Painting). 
Exhibition: May 1 – 30
Opening Reception: May 6, 5 – 9 p.m.
The 3rd Place
1139 West 7th Street, Wilmington, DE

Dead Ringers: Christina P. Day '99
Alumna and Senior Lecturer Christina P. Day BFA ’99 (Crafts) presents a solo exhibition of work created during her residency at RAIR (Recycled Artist In Residency). 
Through April 29 
Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
1834 E. Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia

School of Music Performances
All performances take place in Caplan Recital Hall.

Rick Kerber Tribute Ensemble Concert
April 12, 7 p.m.

Small Vocal Ensemble Concert
April 13, 7 p.m.

Panel: Copyright and Choreography
Co-sponsored by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA, this panel discussion brings together lawyers and the dance community to discuss copyright issues affecting dance companies, choreographers and dancers. A networking reception sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP will follow. 
April 5, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Pepper Hamilton
18th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia

Alex Lozier '10 Exhibitions
LOOT: MAD About Jewelry
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) presents its annual exhibition and sale featuring designs from more than 40 emerging and acclaimed international jewelry artists, including UArts alumna Alex Lozier BFA ’10 (Craft + Material Studies).Exhibition: April 11 – 16
Opening Benefit: April 11, 4:30 – 8 p.m.
Benefit Dinner: April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle, New York City

LUXE Fashion Fundraiser
The National Liberty Museum presents “LUXE,” an annual fashion fundraiser featuring one-of-a-kind jewelry and wearable art by local and international artists, including UArts alumna Alex Lozier BFA ’10 (Craft + Material Studies)
Preview Party: April 29, 5 – 9 p.m.
Pop-up Boutiques and Artist Demonstrations: April 30, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Free Lunchtime Zumba Class
Save the Date: Next week, staff, faculty and students are invited to attend a Free Lunchtime Zumba class, sponsored by Staff Council. Wear comfy clothes, sneakers, bring water and come join the fun. Licensed Instructor Maureen Osborn leads the dance party. Questions?
April 14, 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Terra 403

Peace: Libby Newman '80
Installation of eight new mixed-media collages by UArts alumna Libby Newman BFA '80 (Printmaking), a government arts advocate, arts administrator and founding director of the University City Sciences Center. 
Exhibition: April 14 - May 14
Reception: April 14, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Brandywine Workshop and Archives
728 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia

Making the Most of Your Holiday Sales
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, learn how to leverage price points, present your work, use social media and understand logistics to maximize your holiday sales through a series of hands-on activities. Required: Bring a small product selection (3-6 pieces) to work with during the session. Presented by Anne Cecil, principal, ONO - made in the 191. Free and open to the public. 
April 7, 6 – 9 p.m.
Terra Room 511/13

Free Lunchtime Yoga
Sponsored by Staff Council, this class is suitable for all levels and open to faculty, staff and students. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Classes continue weekly on Wednesdays through the beginning of May. Visit the Staff Council Wiki page for any changes to the schedule (login required).
April 6, 13, 20, 27
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra 407

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

Sectional Planes and Driftloaves: Michelle Segre
The Philadelphia one-person premier of New York sculptor Michelle Segre, who was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1965 and received her BFA in 1987 from Cooper Union School of Art.
Through April 15

Various Galleries

College of Art, Media & Design Senior Showcase
Annual senior thesis exhibitions by students in the College of Art, Media & Design. Free and open to the public. 
Through May 13

Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

PowerPlant: Ephraim Russell
The Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative presents “Power Plant,” a two-part installation by visual artist Ephraim Russell developed as an audio/visual emulator of the electrical transformer and various implements of construction from our urban infrastructure.
Through May 20

Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Turn of Season: Christine Elfman
“Turn of Season” presents the process of making a photographic dress out of its own decay. Through a series of analog Type-C color photographic prints, Christine Elfman invites us to see the gathering and manipulation of plant materials used in the construction of this dress. More info >>
Through April 22

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

The Art of Victo Ngai
Exhibition of work by Victo Ngai, a New York illustrator from Hong Kong who is a Forbes 30 and Under (Art and Style) honoree and Society of Illustrators NY Gold Medalist. More info >>
Exhibition: Through May 22
Presentation: April 7, 1- 2:30pm, Levitt Auditorium
Reception: April 7, 3 – 4pm, Von Hess Gallery

Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

The Art of the Airport Tower: Carolyn Russo
Smithsonian National Air and Space photographer Carolyn Russo explores the varied forms and functions of air traffic control towers throughout aviation history and interprets them as monumental abstractions, symbols of cultural expression and testimonies of technological change. 
Through April 22

Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

New Horizons: A Pluto Print Exchange 
The Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Printmaking program is pleased to present “New Horizons: A Pluto Print Exchange,” featuring work by UArts alumni. Sponsored by the UArts Alumni Association. 
Through April 7

President's Office Gallery (Hamilton Hall, 1st floor)

if (in || between) { then (confluence) }: Jennifer Zaylea
This exhibition includes an experiential audio and video sculpture, an interactive sound sculpture, and several hand drawn experimental compositions on paper by School of Film Senior Lecture Jennifer Zaylea
Through April 15

Window on Broad (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)

Darja Bajagić: Street Steve
Presented by the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. The images featured in “Street Steve” are of Valerie, culled from the online archive of Street Steve, a self-described “high functioning Lunatic” with a Nikon D7100 Single Lens Reflex, which he uses to shoot sex workers in Philadelphia, where he is based. 
Through April 23