THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 29 - March 6, 2016

February 29, 2016

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University Town Hall Meeting
Spring Break Building Hours
Summer Fellows Applications Now Available
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Alumna's Designs Featured in Beyoncé Video
ID Students' Collaboration Featured on
Illustration Alum Is 'Print' Mag's 'Designer of the Week'
Alum's Work Featured in Smithsonian Craft Show, Exhibit

Spring Music Festival
Brind School Senior Showcase 2016
Visiting Artist Lecture: Wendy Maruyama
Koresh Dance Company's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
President's Office Gallery
Hamilton & Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court
Gallery 1201

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

Spring Break Building Hours
Spring Break is March 7 – 11; classes resume on Monday, March 14. Residence halls remain open. Academic buildings will be closed on Monday, March 7 and Friday, March 11, and open during normal operating hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 8, 9 and 10. 

Summer Fellows Applications Now Available
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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Alumna's Designs Featured in Beyoncé Video
The work of alumna and Ivorian designer Loza Maléombho BFA '06 (Animation) is featured in ‪‎Beyoncé’s “‪‎Formation” video. The piece, worn by one of the dancers, is from the Abidjan-based label Okayafricas Spring/Summer 2016 Zaouli collection inspired by traditional masks from the northern region of Côte d’Ivoire, where Maléombho spent part of her childhood. Read more >>

ID Students' Collaboration Featured on
Industrial Design students at UArts collaborated with Occupational Therapy students from Thomas Jefferson University to design prototype toys for children living with disabilities. After completing a three-week design intensive, the students broke out into 12 teams, each of which was given a fictional narrative about a child with a traumatic injury or disability. Read the article >>

Illustration Alum Is 'Print' Mag's 'Designer of the Week'
UArts alum Daniel Fishel BFA '09 (Illustration) was named Print magazine's "Designer of the Week" for the week of February 22. Fishel was also included on the publication’s 2015 New Visual Artists list as one of “15 brilliant creatives under 30,” as well as on Forbes magazine’s 2016 "30 Under 30: Art & Style" list.

Alum's Work Featured in Smithsonian Craft Show, Exhibit
Work by Colin Pezzano BFA ’14 (Wood) is featured in the 2016 Smithsonian Craft Show, which takes place April 21-24 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The show is widely regarded as the country’s most prestigious juried show and sale of fine American craft. Pezzano, who is a 2014 Windgate Fellowship recipient, is also featured in a group exhibit at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, N.J. “Discomfort: Experiments in Furniture, Function and Form” runs through May 8.

Alum Creates Poster for Bernie Sanders' Presidential Campaign
A poster by Craig Holden Feinberg BFA ’02 (Graphic Design), who is working closely with the Bernie Sanders campaign team and also with Lucy Flores who is running for Congress, was on display recently at Eden Gallery in Las Vegas, where Susan Sarandon was a special guest. See the poster >>

Professor's Exhibit Featured in 'Bucks County Courier Times'
“Old School, New School,” a group exhibit featuring work by Professor Rod McCormick, director of the Craft + Material Studies program, is featured in the February 23 issue of the Bucks County Courier Times. The exhibit runs through March 11 at the Hicks Art Center Gallery at the Bucks County Community College.

More Screenings for Faculty Member's Animated Feature
"The Stressful Adventures of Boxhead & Roundhead," an animated feature by Master Lecturer Elliot Cowan, continues to screen worldwide including at Animation Dingle in Ireland, March 18 and 19; Queens World Film Festival in New York on March 18; the Ozark (AR) Foothills Film Festival, April 1-9; the Trenton Film Festival on April 2; the Albuquerque Film and Music Experience on March 24; and Drawtastic in Seattle on April 30, where Cowan will also give a presentation.

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) as part of the Laurie Wagman Concert Series.
March 14 – 19
Caplan Center for the Performing Arts

Brind School Senior Showcase 2016
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts presents its 2016 Senior Showcase, an invitation-only event featuring the graduating class of bold young actors, singers and theater makers.
March 7
New York City

Visiting Artist Lecture: Wendy Maruyama
The Craft + Material Studies program presents a lecture by wood artist Wendy Maruyama, whose exhibit “The wildLIFE Project” is on display the Center for Art in Wood through April 23. “The wildlife Project” addresses poaching and the illegal ivory trade, which has all but decimated the elephant and exemplifies the artist’s shift beyond traditional studio craft and education, to advocacy. 
March 4, 2:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

Koresh Dance Company's 25th Anniversary Celebration
World Premiere: Two Performances
A lightning-paced tribute to a quarter century of innovation and artistry by Koresh Dance Company, co-founded by UArts faculty member Ronen (Roni) Koresh. Featuring “23: Deconstructing Mozart,” a new collaboration with DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller. 
March 10, 7:30 p.m. and March 11, 8 p.m.
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 S Broad Street, Philadelphia

Koresh Kouture Silver: Gala, Silent Auction + Performance
Koresh Dance Company celebrates 25 years of innovation and artistry with a world premiere performance, silent auction and gala. Koresh Kouture Silver will feature food and drink, a reception, and fashion displays by Philadelphia designers. More info and tickets >>
March 12, 6 – 10 p.m.
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 S Broad Street, Philadelphia

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.
Connolly Auditorium

Lecture: 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

Lecture/Demonstration: Peking Opera
Please join Professor Xie Bailiang (National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts – Beijing, P.R. China) and Yuan Yingming (C.F. Oberlin University – Tokyo, Japan) for a lecture and demonstration on the Peking Opera: Understanding the Tragicomic Characteristics of the Peking Opera through “Farewell My Concubine.”
March 2, 6 p.m.
CBS Auditorium

UArts Counseling Open House
Students: Meet the new Counseling Services staff. Engage in wellness activities such as aromatherapy, art therapy and tea making. Free hot chocolate.
March 2, 12 – 1 p.m.
Gershman Hall 307

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

Book Signing: Michael Aronovitz
Join author and UArts faculty member Michael Aronovitz for an intimate reading and book signing of his just released novel, The Phantom Effect. Aronovitz is the acclaimed author of two short story collections, Seven Deadly Pleasures and The Voices in Our Heads, as well as the novels Alice Walks and The Witch of the Wood. Aronovitz teaches short story writing at the University of the Arts in Continuing Education. FREE and open to the public; RSVP: with “Phantom” in the subject. More info >>
March 2, 7 – 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, 9th floor

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

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

Workshop: Telling Your Brand Story
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts. Learn how to tell your brand story to effectively communicate your message, clarify your mission and support your value proposition. Participants will leave with a basic three-part story structure that can be further developed and used to pitch a product or service. More info + registration >>
March 3, 6 – 8 p.m.
Terra 831

Basic Intro to Entrepreneurship
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts presents an interactive, two-week course that provides a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Free for UArts students, alumni, faculty and staff. Registration is for all six sessions. Coursework is cumulative; participants must plan on attending all classes. Register >>
March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra 511/13

Rosebud: Jonathan Chase ’13
Solo exhibit by Jonathan L. Chase BFA ’13 (Painting + Drawing), who creates figurative paintings that mine psychological and emotional experience. The figures in his paintings are black queer vessels through which Chase explores the crossroads of race and sexuality, the erotic and tenderness, and human connectedness.
Exhibition: March 18 – April 17
Opening Reception: March 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
Lord Ludd
306 Market Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia

Old School, New School: Rod McCormick
Group exhibit features work by Professor Rod McCormick, director of the Craft + Material Studies program. This exhibition focuses on the range of approaches to the design and making of objects in contemporary craft. Free and open to the public.
Through March 11
Hicks Art Center Gallery | Bucks County Community College
275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA

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 2, 9, 16, 23, 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 premiere 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.
Exhibition: March 4 – April 15
Opening Reception: March 4, 5 – 7:30 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. More info >>
Exhibition: March 14 – April 15
Closing Reception: March 24, 3 – 5 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 16, 3 – 5 p.m.

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: March 4 – 25
Reception: March 15, 4 – 6 p.m.

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

The Art of Robert Byrd
Exhibit of work by author and illustrator Robert Byrd, who has been delighting children of all ages with his whimsical, fantasy-filled children's books for over 30 years.
Through March 7

Sculpture Gallery (Hamilton Hall, lower level)

Stages of the Denizen: Anja Marais
The Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program in Sculpture presents a multimedia exhibition by visiting artist Anja Marais
Through March 1

Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Beyond the Forest: Loli Kantor
“Beyond the Forest” is a photographic series that represents the fragile renewal of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the early 21st century. The project began when Loli Kantor, an Israeli-American photographer, turned a journey to discover the world of her family, most having perished in the Holocaust, into a broader engagement with the daily life of the Jews of Eastern Europe today. 
Through March 11

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)

Gitmo at Home, Gitmo at Play, Gitmo on Sale: Debi Cornwall
“Gitmo at Home, Gitmo at Play, Gitmo on Sale” by photographer Debi Cornwall looks at the grim absurdity of daily life for both prisoners and guards at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba (known as “Gitmo”) through their residential and leisure spaces, as no faces may be depicted per military regulation. 
Through March 11