THIS WEEK @ UARTS: September 19 - 25, 2011

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NEWS
Liberal Arts Faculty Member Co-Edits Dance Book

UArts Staffer Featured in 'Philadelphia' Magazine

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
More Opportunities >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Hamilton/Arronson Galleries

Sol Mednick Gallery
Gallery 1401
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NEWS
Liberal Arts Faculty Member Co-Edits Dance Book
Liberal Arts Professor Nancy Heller is one of five co-editors and one of 13 contributors to a new book, Imaging Dance: Representations of Dance and Dancers, published this summer by Olms based in Hildesheim, Germany. Authors hail from around the globe and the volume discusses paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs of people dancing in different countries, from the middle ages to the late 20th century.

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UArts Staffer Featured in 'Philadelphia' Magazine
UArts media resource specialist Rachelle Smith was recently interviewed in Philadelphia Magazine about her participation in the recent Gender Reel Festival, a new festival that seeks to change the way we look at gender through art.

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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 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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Lecture: Jenny E. Sabin
Architectural Designer/Artist/Educator Jenny E. Sabin will discuss her trans-disciplinary approach to design in conjunction with the "BLUR: Six Artists/Six Designers In Contemporary Practice" exhibition.
September 22, 1 p.m.
Industrial Design Department
Terra Hall (Rooms 510 and 512)

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Lunchtime Yoga
The popular lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council and the Provost's office returns for the fall semester. The free class, held every Wednesday beginning September 21, is for all levels and open to faculty, staff and students.
September 21 and 28
October 5, 12, 19 and 26
November 2, 9, 16 and 30
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall (Room 406)

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Lecture: Sound Artist Richard Lerman
Lerman has been building his own microphones and transducers, often using piezo disks to explore sounds too soft for human hearing.  He has used these devices to record at sites including Auschwitz, Japanese-American Internment Camps, Border Fences between Mexico and the US, and at Death Valley over an entire year.  He will lecture on the techniques, materials, and sonic imagery used in his performances, installations, films and videos and will demonstrate his bicycle-powered Travelon Gamerlon.
September 22, 7:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

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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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Learn About the U.S. Constitution
In honor of Constitution Day, September 17, the University of the Arts is giving away 20 free tickets to the National Constitution Center, an interactive museum devoted to the history and interpretation of the United States Constitution. Ticket certificates will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis, and they can be used at any time until September 1, 2012. To request tickets, visit the Office of Student Affairs, Gershman Hall (Room 311), 215-717-6617.

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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)

The Atomic Photographers Guild: Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age
“Behind the Atom Curtain” features the work of 17 photographers including Berlyn Brixner, Yoshito Matsushige, Jessie Boylan, Dan Budnik, James Crnkovich, Robert Del Tredici, Blake Fitzpatrick, Harris Fogel, Carole Gallagher, Kenji Higuchi, Igor Kostin, James Lerager, David McMillan, Patrick Nagatani, Mark Ruwedel, Paul Shambroom, Elin O'Hara Slavik, and Vaclav Vasku. Founded by photographer Robert Del Tredici in 1987, the Atomic Photographers Guild is an international collective of photographers dedicated to making visible all aspects of the nuclear world. This show highlights history’s gravest nuclear accident, still ongoing, in Fukushima, with special acknowledgment of the work of Kenji Higuchi of Tokyo. Higuchi is the preeminent photographer of Japan’s nuclear workers. The exhibition was curated by Robert Del Tredici and Harris Fogel.
September 23 - October 21

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

The Photo Review: Best of Show
"Best of Show," an annual collaborative effort between The Photo Review and the Media Arts department, will feature the prize-winning work of 16 photographers. The competition was juried by Robert Mann, director and owner of the Robert Mann Gallery in New York City, one of the leading contemporary photography galleries. This exhibition is concurrent with the Atomic Photographers Guild show "Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age" in the Sol Mednick Gallery (Gallery 1401’s sister space).
September 23 - October 22

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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)

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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