THIS WEEK @ UARTS: September 12 - 18, 2011

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Student Meal Plans
School of Dance Presents 'Knowing Dance More' Series

NEWS
Jeff Ryder Appointed Associate Dean of CAMD
MFA Studio Art Student Shortlisted for the Skywards International Art Prize Competition

Print Services Staffer Featured in 'Out In Jersey' Magazine

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EVENTS
Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Presents 'First Lady Suite'
Culture Vultures: Student Affairs Multicultural Performance and Exhibition Series

Career ReDesign Fair + Continuing Studies Fall Open House

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OPPORTUNITIES
DesignPhiladelphia Needs YOU!
Summer Inspire

Free Premium Memberships to Side Arts

IN THE GALLERIES
Hamilton/Arronson Galleries
Sol Mednick Gallery

Gallery 1401

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Student Meal Plans
If you have registered for a meal plan, you MUST visit the Student Financial Services Office to have your UArts ID card encoded. If you do not have your ID validated, you will not be able to participle in the meal plan.

If you are not signed up for a meal plan and would like to have one, it is not too late, go to the Student Financial Services Office to purchase one.

The Student Financial Services Office is located on the second floor of Hamilton Hall. If you have any questions about the meal plans, please visit Dining Services. You can contact the Student Financial Services Office by phone at 215.717.6137 or email at finaid@uarts.edu.

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School of Dance Presents 'Knowing Dance More' Series
The School of Dance will host a series of lectures, conversations and informal showings lead by important artists, theorists, scholars and curators in the international field of dance. This series seeks to bring into focus current issues within the production, performance and practice of dance works and will hopefully foster ongoing conversations about knowing dance (more).

Dawn Springer: "So You Think You Can Sell Your Body: Artistry, Agency and Reality Culture"
September 14, 11:30 a.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

Dr. Carol Brown: "Falling Together or, Pleasure and Fear in Interdisciplinary Practice"
November 2, 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

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NEWS
Jeff Ryder Appointed Associate Dean of CAMD
Writing for Film and Television Associate Professor Jeff Ryder has been appointed associate dean the newly formed College of Art, Media and Design (CAMD). Professor Ryder will continue as interim coordinator of the Film program.

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MFA Studio Art Student Shortlisted for the Skywards International Art Prize Competition
Taegyun Yoon (Lujin) MFA '12 (Studio Art) has been shortlisted for the 2011 Skywards International Art Prize competition. Sponsored by Emirates Airlines, the winner will receive a commission fee of $5,000 and will be invited to the Art Dubai Fair - the leading contemporary art fair for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia - where they will display their winning entry along with other artworks they have created.

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Print Services Staffer Featured in 'Out In Jersey' Magazine
Rachelle Smith, UArts media resource specialist, was recently featured in Out In Jersey magazine talking about her project, "Speaking OUT: Voices of Queer Youth," a work in progress highlighting a collection of photographs of LGBT youth and their personal messages, which she is compiling into a book.

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Painting Alumna Featured in Bay Area Exhibit
Kathleen Eastwood BFA '05 (Painting/Drawing) will have a painting included in "The Future Is Now" exhibit curated by Michael Schwager and Mark Perlman at Sonoma State University. The exhibition will run through October 16.

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EVENTS
Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Presents 'First Lady Suite'
Directed by Dr. Patricia Raine. "First Lady Suite," a chamber musical by Michael John LaChiusa, takes us into the hearts and minds of history's most famous First Ladies - Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Kennedy and Mamie Eisenhower - providing an imaginative and irreverent look behind the scenes of the White House and the women who lived within its walls.
Through October 2
Caplan Studio Theater

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Culture Vultures: Student Affairs Multicultural Performance and Exhibition Series
Student Affairs is sponsoring free tickets and/or transportation to several of Philadelphia's multicultural exhibitions, performances and events. Sign up for any of the events at the Student Affairs Office in Gershman Hall (Room 311). For more information, contact Mara Flamm, Director of International Student Services, at 215-717-6621.
September 16: The Radio Show (Dance performance)
September 18: Traces - 7 Fingers (Circus arts company performance)
September 22: "Through the Weeping Glass" - Quay Brothers film premiere
October 14: NYC Trip to MOMA
November 18: BalletX

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Career ReDesign Fair + Continuing Studies Fall Open House
Take the first step and join us on campus to learn about Continuing Education courses and certificate programs. Meet our instructors and get all your questions answered. Our certificate programs are designed to provide students with the training and skills necessary to secure a new position, transition into a new industry, or keep technical skills current to ensure you adapt to changes successfully. A broad range of competencies, skills and abilities will help you stay in demand. Come see for yourself – attend the Continuing Studies Career ReDesign Fair + Open House and discover the best program or course to meet your needs. Attendees will be eligible to receive a 10% discount on one new fall 2011 CE course registration. (New students only. No retroactive refunds will be given). RSVP by September 16, by email cs@uarts.edu or call 215-717-6006.
September 21, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, 9th Floor

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One-Day Workshop for Educators
"Full STEAM Ahead – Teaching Art for the 21st Century" is presented by the University of the Arts Department of Art + Design Education and Art Therapy, and the Professional Institute for Educators. Providing K- 12 arts specialists with useful tools, resources and skills to serve cross-disciplinary content supporting the STEAM initiative while still delivering high quality visual arts content. STEAM is the national movement integrating arts into learning to more effectively prepare students for 21st century challenges. It revises the old STEM model – teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – and introduces “A” for Arts. This program features a STEAM specialist as the keynote speaker, followed by a choice of two break-out sessions with hands-on activities, resources and lessons led by UArts faculty from the Department of Art + Design Education. Details available online at cs.uarts.edu/workshop.
September 24, 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Teaching and Learning with Continuing Studies
Co-presented by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Division of Continuing Studies. The Division of Continuing Studies offers lifelong learning opportunities in the following areas: Continuing Education for Adults, Pre-College Programs for children in grades K–12, and the Professional Institute for Educators. CS staff will present on current programs and future plans. This is a valuable session for any part-time or full-time faculty or staff members to learn about CS programs, course offerings and tuition remission policies, and for faculty members to ask questions about submitting course proposals or teaching in the CS Division. Please join us for wine, cheese and lively conversation. RSVP to the Program Assistant for Adult Programs, Jacqueline Sutrisno, 215-717-6095. Watch for announcements about future Center-sponsored events including, Course Stories, Technology Salons and Faculty Conversations.
September 13, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Terra Board Room (9th floor)

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OPPORTUNITIES
DesignPhiladelphia Needs YOU!
We're looking for a few great volunteers to help with our 2011 celebration. Opportunities abound. Work in the back office, help at the events, build signage, distribute materials, take photos and more. Contact us at volunteer@designphiladelphia.org to participate in DesignPhiladelphia 2011.

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Summer Inspire
Students, staff and faculty are invited to submit artwork (all types of media) for an exhibit of work created during or inspired by summer. Submit work (no more than 5 pieces per artist) ready to be hung to the Dean of Students Office (Gershman Hall, Room 31), by September 14. Student prizes will be awarded at the opening reception.
Exhibition: September 23 - October 14
Opening Reception: September 23, 4 - 6 p.m.
Student Affairs Gallery, Levitt Foyer, Gershman Hall, 3rd Floor

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Free Premium Memberships to Side Arts
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Side Arts is offering a limited number of free 10-month premium artist memberships at Side Arts to UArts students and alumni. The program offers members the opportunity to post their artist profile and resume, access listings of local opportunities, and show and sell their artwork. To take advantage of this offer, sign up at Side Arts, select premium, and use the code UARTSFALL11 at check out.

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IN THE GALLERIES
Hamilton/Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall)

Blur: 6 Artists/6 Designers In Contemporary Practice
This exhibition, co-curated by Foundation faculty member Mark Campbell and featuring art by faculty members Laura Frazure, Andrea Landau, Will McHale, Don Miller and Anne Schaefer, focuses on contemporary practice from a number of established disciplines including painting, architecture, sculpture, industrial design and performance, freely extending the range of creative activities outside traditional boundaries. These artists / designers offer works in which the well-established principles of cross-disciplinary thinking are manifest. Variations include "parallel activities," with designers maintaining a concurrent studio art practice, both as exploration for client-based work and as an end in itself, as well as artists drawing on the traditions of design for forms, contexts and contents, erasing the lines between the respective super-categories in the process.  
Exhibition: Through September 30
Reception: September 22, 5 – 7 p.m.

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Diane Rosenblum: Clouds for Comment
Photographer Diane Rosenblum's series, "Clouds for Comment," explores the impact of social media sites on contemporary photographic practice. Working with a high-resolution, medium-format digital camera back, Rosenblum created beautiful, highly detailed photographs of the expansive saturated skies over the California coast. She then posted the photographs on social media sites such as flickr.com and encouraged viewers to make written comments on the photos and then superimposed a selection of the words on the final prints.
Through September 16

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Jennifer Hudson: Medic
Photographer Jennifer B. Hudson draws inspiration from themes of feminism and social placement, faith, purity in trust, the testing of strength and the study of personal relationships. Her "Medic" series explores the breadth of human relationships during illness and recovery. Portraiture meets machine in this series of antique, eerie, thought-provoking images.
Through September 16

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Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

Marisa Baumgartner
Yale-trained photographer Marisa Baumgartner creates a new environment based on evocative nighttime landscape images she took in Philadelphia. Baumgartner has exhibited in New York, Providence, Washington, D.C., Winterthur, Switzerland, and Salzburg, Austria.
Through October 7

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

The Art of Jody Hewgill
A native of Montréal, Québec, Hewgill attended the commercial art program at Dawson College and subsequently moved to Toronto to study at the Ontario College of Art and Design, where she currently teaches the illustration graduate program. Hewgill has been painting and illustrating since 1988, and has worked on a wide variety of assignments and commissions including book covers, celebrity portraits, theater posters and retail interior murals for clients in North America, Europe and Asia. She is the recipient of many awards including American Illustration, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, the Society of Publication Designers, and the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles.
September 16 - November 23
 

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Presidents Office Suite (Hamilton Hall)

LOCALS ONLY: A Few Good Men
Invitational exhibit featuring Studio Art MFA candidates at the University of the Arts who are local residents, including Central PA and Southern New Jersey. Although they may have begun life in another land, they make the region a little richer with their diverse perspectives. Featuring A.J. Bredensteiner '11; David Chatfield '11; Robert Libby '11; Kevin Lehman '11; Eric Abaka '12; Seth Ellison '12; Harry Hukkinen '12; Eric Toscano '12 and Lujin Yoon, '12.
Through September 28
 

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Anderson Hall (First Floor Hallway Display Cases)

What’s Your Major?
From ballet programs of the 40s and a how-to book on playing the spoons, to an exhibition catalog signed by two notable filmmakers and a book of minstrel songs from 1882, the Special Collections of the University Libraries offers a wide range of rare and interesting pieces. Stop by and view items representing the majors offered by the University, both visual and performing arts.
Through September 30
 

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Greenfield Library (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)

Homegrown
Highlights artists’ books created by UArts faculty and staff. These items are all from the Greenfield Library's Book Arts collection. 
Through September 30
 

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th Floor)

The Beginning of the End
Studies in prints and drawings by the Printmaking seniors.
Through September 15 

Jill Ho You
The role of memory and its dynamic connection to identity and corporeality informs Ho You’s artistic practice and corresponding research. Through the media of printmaking, installation and drawing, Ho-You’s work explores the physical manifestations of past experience, building on detailed anatomical studies of the human body in the process. Her work has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the 2009 International Print Trienniale in Krakow/Poznan, Poland.
September 19 - October 7
 

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