THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 28 - April 3, 2016

March 28, 2016

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Advising for Summer and Fall 2016
Spring Open House
Free and Confidential HIV Screening for Students
24-Hour Campus Access

Students' Giant Hand-Knitted Sweater Featured on NBC10
Work by Creative Writing Junior Published in 'Philadelphia Stories' Mag
Art Unleashed 2016 to Feature Charon Kransen Arts/Books
Artist-in-Residence Awarded Prestigious Theater Wing Grant

7th Annual Art Unleashed Exhibition & Sale
Ongoing: Fibers + Textile Studies Exhibition
OppFest 2016
Festival of Senior Dance Works

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Hamilton & Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court
Gallery 1401
Printmaking Gallery

Advising for Summer and Fall 2016
Advising for Summer and Fall 2016 begins today, Monday March 28, 2016. Complete instructions, videos and troubleshooting guides are available on the Registrar’s Academic Advising web page. Please contact your academic advisor or program office to set up a meeting for advising. You can view available course section offerings and plan your summer and/or fall schedule in the Student Planning tool. Then, meet with your designated major advisor to review your planned courses and prepare yourself for online registration.

Spring Open House
Our Spring Undergraduate Open House provides the perfect opportunity for prospective students and their families to explore our campus and community, and learn more about our undergraduate programs in the visual arts, design, film, performing arts and liberal arts, as well as financial aid and the application process.
April 2, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

Free and Confidential HIV Screening for Students
Student Life offers free and confidential HIV testing every other Wednesday in the Health Center in Gershman 306 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have any questions about HIV testing at UArts, feel free to contact Kristen Burkett at Upcoming test dates: March 30, April 13 and April 27.

24-Hour Campus Access
24-hour access to campus academic facilities begins Monday, March 28 and continues for the remainder of the spring semester. The University will return to regular academic facilities hours on Friday, May 6. 24-hour access regulations >>

Blick Preferred Card – Sign Up Today
Are you a Blick Preferred Customer yet? Sign up at your local Philadelphia store and receive extra perks. All Preferred Customers are eligible for the Web Match Rebate for instant savings. Plus, get exclusive discounts and updates on the latest events. Ask an associate for more details or visit the Blick website.

Students' Giant Hand-Knitted Sweater Featured on NBC10
UArts students, who are hand-knitting a giant white sweater that will cover the marquee at the Merriam Theater for the performance of “Knitting Peace,” were featured on local Philadelphia affiliate NBC10. The inventive, awe-inspiring, contemporary performance by Swedish circus troupe Cirkus Cirkor will premiere at this year’s Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) April 8-10. Watch NBC10 >>

Work by Creative Writing Junior Published in 'Philadelphia Stories' Mag
"The Bad Outside," a short story by junior Emily Famularo ’17 (Creative Writing), was published in the current issue of Philadelphia Stories magazine. Famularo wrote and revised the work in a UArts Fiction Workshop during her sophomore year. Read "The Bad Outside" >>

Art Unleashed 2016 to Feature Charon Kransen Arts/Books
Charon Kransen Arts/Books, the most specialized resource for books and exhibition catalogs on jewelry, metal and design from around the world, will be featured at the 7th Annual Art Unleashed Exhibition and Sale, set for April 7-11. Sales will take place at the Opening Night Party on Thursday, April 7, as well as on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 from 12 to 5 p.m.

Artist-in-Residence Awarded Prestigious Theater Wing Grant
Congratulations to Ira Brind School of Theater Arts artist-in-residence César Alvarez, who was awarded a 2016 American Theatre Wing Jonathan Larson Grant. A composer, lyricist, performer and writer, Alvarez is also the artistic director of Polyphone, a festival of the emerging musical at UArts.

Rapper/Alum Marv Mack '11 Featured in 'PhillyVoice'
Alumnus Marv Mack BFA ’11 Graphic Design, who recently released his first full-length album titled Golden Band Aids, was featured in the March 15 issue of the PhillyVoice. Although the Philly rapper admits he initially went to UArts to appease his mom, he says, “I’m definitely happy that I did.” Read the article >>

Professor Speaks at Joint Meeting About Play
Liberal Arts Professor Anna Beresin was an invited speaker at last week’s joint meeting of the Association for the Study of Play and the International Play Association held at Rutgers University. Dr. Beresin, a play researcher and co-director of NEUARTS, Neighborhood Engagement at the University of the Arts, presented her latest research on gorilla object play and honored her mentor Dr. Brian Sutton-Smith in a panel to honor his legacy. Her latest research will be appearing in the International Journal of Play.

Faculty Member's Animation Awarded Honorable Mention
"The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead," an animated feature by Master Lecturer Elliot Cowan, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the animation category at the Queens World Film Festival, held at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, N.Y. The film will also screen at the Trenton Film Festival (April 2), the Ozark Foothills Film Festival (April 8) and the Albuquerque Film and Music Experience (April 24). Cowan was also was part of a group show titled "New Blood II" at Stone Malone Gallery in Los Angeles.

Book Arts Alumna Wins Prestigious Residency
Congratulations to alumna Sue Carrie Drummond MFA ’15 (Book Arts + Printmaking)for being awarded the Women's Studio Workshop Artist’s Book Residency from the College Book Art Association. Drummond will produce a limited-edition artist’s book during the eight-week residency in Rosendale, N.Y.

7th Annual Art Unleashed Exhibition & Sale
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.

Ongoing: Fibers + Textile Studies Exhibition
Exhibition of work by Craft + Material Studies juniors and seniors in the Fibers + Textile Studies program, in conjunction with the Studio Art Quilt Association Conference being held March 31 - April 3 at the Doubletree Hotel. Contact for additional information. 
Exhibition: March 28 – April 1 (by appointment)
Reception: April 1, 4 – 5 p.m.
Fibers Crit Space 
Hamilton Hall, Room 318

OppFest 2016
The Career Services Office invites students to attend OppFest2016 to meet employers to learn about opportunities, including internships, summer and full- and part-time jobs, freelance projects, community service and more; learn about positions in the arts and in other fields; share resumes and artwork samples or headshots with potential employers; and visit the resume table for feedback and helpful information about writing and revising their resume. Among the almost 40 companies attending are Andculture, Appel Farm Arts Camp, Beyond Dance Co., Chestnut Hill Music Academy, Darlington Arts Center, halfGenius, InLiquid, John Barton Company, John Pomp Studios, Katie Griffin Casting, Mod Worldwide, P5 Designers, Philadelphia Folksong Society, Talk Design Studio, The Archer Group, The Handwork Studio, and many others (see the complete list). Raffle for cool prizes and free snacks and beverages. For more information or for assistance in preparing a resume and other promotional materials, contact Career Services at 215-717-6075 or visit
March 30, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium and Solmssen Court

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 A: April 2 – 3
Program B: April 2 – 3
Program C: April 16 – 17
Program D: April 16 – 17
YGym Dance Theater

Calligraphy Workshop: Yang Bing
“Chinese Characters That Can Breathe” 会呼吸的汉字 workshop is presented by the College of Art, Media & Design. Yang Bing received a B.A. in Chinese Painting from Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts. He is a committee member of the Institute of Calligraphy at the Beilin Museum, the temple of Chinese calligraphy and is a practicing artist in Chinese painting and calligraphy. Space in the Chinese calligraphy workshop is limited, so please email if you are interested in attending. Translation by Wu Bin. 
April 1, 1 – 4 p.m.
Terra Hall Room 1355

A Parallel Universe: Patricia Moss-Vreeland '72
Solo exhibit by alumna and A Place for Memory: Where Art and Science Meet author Patricia Moss-Vreeland BFA ’72 (Painting), as part of the 25th Anniversary of Neuroscience at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.
Opening Exhibition and Artist Talk: April 1, 4 p.m. 
Mather Art Gallery and Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall
Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.

Lecture: Writers! Find Your Marketing Voice
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. A three-hour program designed to help authors develop and implement marketing campaigns and build long-term brands. A program for writers who want to learn how to become visible to both publishers and the public. Free and open to the public. 
April 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkway Central Library
Skyline Room
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia

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

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

"Z" Big Band Concert
March 28, 7 p.m.

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

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

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

China Series: Yang Bing
Lecture series presented by the College of Art, Media & Design. Yang Bing is curator and associate researcher at the Beilin Museum in Xi'an, China. He serves as an adjunct professor at Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Views On Arts
March 31, 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Technology Workshop: The Puzzling Pixel
The University Committee on Academic Technology and the Center for Teaching and Learning, in conjunction with Media Resources and the University Libraries, are pleased to present technology workshops for the University community. Open to all faculty, students and staff. RSVP to Josh Roberts. Understanding pixel ratios in order to maintain clear digital images that work whether you are using them for print, projection, film or all three. Presented by Bernard Downey, Media Resources.
March 30, 12 – 1 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 905

Visible Obscured: Laurie Beck Peterson
The prints of trees and woods that compose the “Visible Obscured” series by Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and Continuing Studies faculty member Laurie Beck Peterson explore the symbiotic relationship between process and subject matter. 
Exhibition: March 29 – May 2
Reception: April 3, 1 – 3 p.m.
The Kol Ami Gallery | Congregation Kol Ami
8201 High School Road, Elkins Park, PA

Art or Alchemy?: Collaboration and Creative Generation
Lecture presented by the University Common Curriculum and the Division of Liberal Arts features Jenn Webb, distinguished professor of Creative Practice at the University of Canberra and director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research. Refreshments will be provided and the UArts community is invited to attend. Please forward any questions to UCC Administrative Assistant Ian Roseen, at or 215-717-6160.
March 28, 1:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

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).
March 30
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra 303

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

Hamilton & Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall, 1st floor)

William H. Ely Illustration Senior Thesis Exhibition
The William H. Ely Illustration Exhibition is the Illustration program's senior thesis show. Endowed by its namesake in 1940, Ely Excellence in Illustration awards are given to outstanding sets of student thesis work in this annual juried competition.
Through April 2

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

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.
Exhibition: Through May 22
Presentation: April 7, 1- 2:30pm, Levitt Auditorium
Reception: April 7, 3 – 4pm, Von Hess Gallery

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. 
Exhibition: March 28 – May 20
Opening: April 1, 4 – 6 p.m.

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

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.
Through April 22

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