THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 14 - 20, 2016

April 14, 2016

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Open Student Forum
University Town Hall Meeting
Last Call for Summer Fellows Applications
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Art Ed Student Releases Third Book
MBET Professor to Speak at International Conference
School of Design Director Gives Lecture at Oxford
CAMD Professor Speaks at Conference in New York

Black Arts Festival
Visiting Writers Series: Siobhan Vivian '01
Symposium: MEPD25
The Earliest Origins of Design: Benjamin B. Olshin

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

Open Student Forum
Students are invited to an Open Student Forum with President David Yager, who will share his thoughts on your role in shaping the future of UArts. Senior leadership will also attend. Questions are encouraged. Pizza will be served.
March 17, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium

University Town Hall Meeting
Faculty and staff are invited to a University Town Hall Meeting with UArts President David Yager, who will share his thoughts on the state of the University and the roles we all can play in the future.
March 23, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium

Last Call for Summer Fellows Applications
Looking to gain professional experience in a creative field? Eager to develop skills, diversify your resume and work alongside UArts alumni? Apply to be a Summer Fellow! The Summer Fellows Program provides opportunities for high-achieving UArts students to gain meaningful experience in a creative field during summer break. Selected Fellows are matched with a UArts alumni host, who invites them into his or her workplace for one, four or eight weeks. These well-seasoned professionals provide opportunities for Fellows to observe, engage and practice their classroom skills in the working world. For program details, a list of potential placements, and the online application, please log into the UArts Portal with your UArts username and password. Once logged in, on the top main menu, go to Student Affairs > Career Services > Summer Fellows Program. All application materials are due by 5pm on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The Summer Fellows Program is administered by the offices of Career Services and Alumni & Parent Relations with the support of UArts alumni and institutional sponsors. Questions? Contact Julie Woodard at or 215-717-6076.

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Art Ed Student Releases Third Book
Why Boys Need Parents, a new book by award-winning art and photography editor Julien Tomasello MAT ’17 (Visual Arts), will be released on March 15 on Chronicle Books. Tomasello, the recipient of a Society of Publication Designers Award, serves as picture editor on this latest release. He was also co-author and picture editor for Art + Fashion: Collaborations & Connections Between Icons (November 2015) and picture editor on his first book, The New York Times best-selling Pantone on Fashion: A Century of Color in Design (Fall 2014), both also on Chronicle.

MBET Professor to Speak at International Conference
Adjunct Assistant Professor Paul Schuette, who teaches in the Music Business, Entrepreneurship + Technology program, has been selected to present an artist’s talk at this year’s International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA), an annual gathering of the international art, science and technology communities. Schuette will present on a collaboratively conceived sound installation titled “Nightly Light from Suns,” a product of The Warp Whistle Project crafted in collaboration with painter Mary LaubeISEA2016 takes place May 16-22 and is hosted by the City University of Hong Kong.

School of Design Director Gives Lecture at Oxford, Huddersfield University
School of Design Director Benjamin B. Olshin was in the U.K. recently, where he gave a lecture at the University of Oxford on his research on Marco Polo and early maps, hosted by the Oxford Seminars in Cartography run by the famed Bodleian Library there. Olshin also served as a guest critic for two Game Design classes and gave a lecture titled “Design for Social Responsibility: A Natural Education Model” at the University of Huddersfield’s School of Computing and Engineering in West Yorkshire.

CAMD Professor Speaks at Conference in New York
Diane Pepe, an associate professor of Art in the College of Art, Media & Design, gave a talk titled “Responsive Memory: Investigating Memory and the Arts” at the Translating Memory and Remembrance Across the Disciplines conference held at SUNY New Paltz in New York March 11-12. She presented the structure of her new course, “Responsive Memory,” a University Common Curriculum Collaborative Studio course that investigates the concept of memory and scientific process of memory as a basis for creative exploration in the arts.

Black Arts Festival
The UArts African Diaspora Collective presents the Black Arts Festival: We Have Tomorrow, a three-day celebration of black lives and creativity featuring an exhibition, live performances and a poetry reading. Presented in partnership with Art Sanctuary and the UPenn United Minorities Council. Tickets are $5 for each event, two events for $7 or three for $8. 
March 18 – 20

Visiting Writers Series: Siobhan Vivian '01
The Visiting Writers Series is sponsored by the Creative Writing program and features acclaimed contemporary writers. This reading features Siobhan Vivian BFA ’01 (Writing for Film + Television), author of the popular young adult novels A Little Friendly AdviceSame DifferenceNot That Kind of Girl and The List, which has been optioned for television by MTV. Her new YA novel, The Last Boy and Girl in the World, will be published by Simon & Schuster in spring 2016.
March 24, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium

Symposium: MEPD25
Join the Museum Studies department for a two-day symposium devoted to exploring key developments within the museum field of the past quarter century as we celebrate the 25th year of the Museum Exhibition Planning + Design program. 
March 24 – 25
Solmssen Court

The Earliest Origins of Design: Benjamin B. Olshin
Dr. Benjamin B. Olshin, director of the School of Design and professor of Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, and Design, will present a lecture titled “The Earliest Origins of Design: Some Notes and Observations from Brazil.” 
March 16, 12 p.m.
CBS 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

EXPOSED: Graphic Design Lecture Series
Every spring since 1977, the Graphic Design program at UArts invites renowned designers from around to world to conduct weeklong workshops. The corresponding EXPOSED Lecture Series creates a forum for these designers to comment on contemporary practice in design and their personal investment in a life of design.
March 16 – 17, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall

Spring Music Festival
A weeklong series of ensemble and senior performances that will feature a different theme each night, celebrating the diversity and creativity of the School of Music. The week will conclude with a concert featuring Grammy-nominated faculty/alum Ben O'Neill BM '04 (Guitar) and alumna Laurin Talese BM '04 (Voice) as part of the Laurie Wagman Concert Series.
March 14 – 19
Caplan Center for the Performing Arts

Knowing Dance More: John Jasperse
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. This lecture features New York City-based choreographer and dance artist John Jasperse
March 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Pre-College Summer Institute 2016 Open House
Join us for Summer Institute 2016 Open House. Meet the Pre-College Summer Institutefaculty, tour campus, have an audition or portfolio review, and ask any lingering questions. To register, call 215-717-6430 or email PreCollege@UArts.eduMore info >>
March 19, 1 – 4 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

The Sfumato Nudes of San Miguel de Allende: George Krause ’58
Solo exhibit by George Krause BFA ’58 (Photography), whose work is in major museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. 
Exhibition: Through April 24
Opening: March 19, 6 – 9 p.m.
Mother Dog Studios
720 Walnut Street, Houston

2016 Polyphone Festival
"Festival of the Emerging Musical" to challenge convention with explosive, concert-style performances featuring four new musicals and one American classic. 
March 20 – 27
Merriam Theater + Arts Bank

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

Rick Kerber Tribute Ensemble Concert
March 14, 7 p.m.

Voice Department: Themes from TV and Commercials Concert
March 23, 7 p.m.

“Z” Big Band Concert
March 28, 7 p.m.

Paradigm Lecture Series: Christine Elfman
The Photography program presents its Paradigm Lecture Series with photographer Christine Elfman in conjunction with her “Turn of Season” exhibit at the Sol Mednick Gallery.
March 16, 3 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

Exit Strategy
New York premiere of the Ike Holter play “Exit Strategy,” starring alumni Aimé Donna Kelly BFA ’09 (Acting) and Brandon Pierce BFA ’12 (Acting).
March 30 – May 6
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street, NYC

Art and Tech: Communicating Your Creative Vision with Technology
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts. Join the Hacktory and tech and environmental artist Leslie Birch for a discussion on how integrating tech into your artwork can help you achieve new levels of creative expression.
March 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
The Hacktory
3645 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia

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). Please note: there will be no class on March 23 due to the University Town Meeting.
March 16, 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

Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

New Horizons: A Pluto Print Exchange 
Presented by the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Printmaking program, featuring printmakers, illustrators, poets and others from across the country, including 11 BFA and MFA alumni from UArts. Curated by Amanda D'Amico MFA '07 (Book Arts + Printmaking) and sponsored by the UArts Alumni Association.
Exhibition: March 14 – April 7
Reception: March 16, 4 – 6 p.m.

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.
Exhibition: March 16 – April 2
Awards Reception: March 20, 3 – 5 p.m.

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.
Exhibition: March 18 – April 22
Paradigm Lecture Series: March 16, 3 – 4 p.m., CBS Auditorium
Reception: March 16, 4 – 6 p.m., Sol Mednick Gallery

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: March 14 – May 22
Presentation: April 7, 1- 2:30pm, Levitt Auditorium
Reception: April 7, 3 – 4pm, Von Hess Gallery

Gallery 1201 (Terra Hall, 12th floor)

SHOPLIFTED: From the Workbench to the White Wall
This exhibit showcases the talent and craft of the University's shop supervisors. Materials on display will range from fibers and ceramics, to video art and sculpture.
Exhibition: Through March 25
Reception: March 15, 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 and CAMD Core Studies Senior Lecture Jennifer Zaylea
Exhibition: March 14 – April 15
Reception: March 24, 3 – 5 p.m.

Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

Black Tar Bodega: Adam Lovitz + Patrick McGuire
Part of the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative, “Black Tar Bodega” is an installation by artists Adam Lovitz and Patrick MaGuire, who met in 2012 while attending the graduate program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The exhibit displays materials that are stripped from branding, encased in ice, harvested by the sun and offered to the passerby for earthly reflection.
Through March 25

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. 
March 18 – April 22

Photo from Anthotype Dress Project by Chrstine Elfman