THIS WEEK @ UARTS: October 17 - 23, 2011

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
New Funding Opportunities for Students

NEWS
Dance Professor Karen Brown to Receive Bessie Award
Family and Alumni Weekend: October 21-23
Art Ed Professor June Julian Presents at iJade Conference

EVENTS
Lecture: Photo – Text Narratives by MK Foltz
A&E Lecture Series: How to Recognize Business Ideas
School of Music Presents...
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OPPORTUNITIES
Video Contest for Philadelphia Undergraduate & Graduate Students

IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery 224
Sculpture Gallery
Gallery 817
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
New Funding Opportunities for Students
The University's Student Financial Services office has received a new funding opportunity for the Sapphire Fund's 2011 Tony Sparacino Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an LGBTQ student (or student supportive of the LGBTQ community) who is currently a full-time art major in Philadelphia. For purposes of this award, art majors include art history or related study, visual arts, fashion design, music, media arts, theater or dance. This scholarship has been awarded to UArts students the past two years in a row. UArts students are strongly encouraged to apply! The application deadline is 5 p.m., October 28. Visit the Sapphire Fund website for more information, or contact Associate Director of Student Financial Services Amanda Black at 215-717-6137.

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NEWS
Dance Professor Karen Brown to Receive Bessie Award
Assistant Dance Professor Karen Brown will receive a New York Dance and Performance Award, better known as a Bessie Award, for her work from the 2009 – 2010 season with Paradigm, Dance Legends in Concert, where she has been a dancer since 2008. The awards ceremony, hosted by actress Bebe Neuwirth, will take place on October 24 at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem. Read more >>

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Family and Alumni Weekend: October 21-23
This year's highlights include:

  • The President's Reception
  • The Making IT Exhibition, showcasing the work of graduates from 2001 to 2011  
  • Student dance and musical performances and workshops with faculty
  • Theater presentation of "High Fidelity," directed by Megan Nicole O'Brien BFA '05 (Applied Theater Arts)
  • Young Alumni and Golden Arts reunions

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Art Ed Professor June Julian Presents at iJade Conference
Faculty member June Julian from the Art + Design Education department was invited to present the paper "Designing Exhibitions in an Educational Virtual World" at the 2011 International Journal of Art + Design Education (iJade) Conference in England on October 6. The paper, co-authored by Julian Glynn Crooks MA '11 (Art Education), represents their ongoing research in their Educational Media Center in Second Life.

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EVENTS
Lecture: Photo – Text Narratives by MK Foltz
MK Foltz is an American-based artist working with photography. She is drawn to certain elements within the non-monumental landscape that evoke subtle nuances or a cause for reflection. Presented by the Photography department. Free admission.
October 20, 1 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1504

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A&E Lecture Series: How to Recognize Business Ideas
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Good Company Ventures present a Workshop on Invention as part of the Artists & Entrepreneurs lecture series. Participants will learn strategies used by inventors, creatives and entrepreneurs. Presented by Angel Rodriguez, executive director of the Empowerment Group, where he works to accelerate economic growth by cultivating local entrepreneurship – both nonprofit and for profit. Also, learn about Corzo Create!, a funding source for early-stage ideas that provides UArts students and alumni a monthly grant of $1,500. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
October 20, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Rooms 511-13

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School of Music Presents:
Transfusion Ensemble Concert
The Bond Mix & Other Spy Themes
October 17, 7 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium

'Z' Big Band Concert
The Music of Pat Metheny
October 20, 7 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium

Rick Kerber Tribute Ensemble Concert
Honoring the teaching legacy of Rick Kerber
October 24, 7 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium

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Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Presents 'High Fidelity'
All Brind School productions are FREE to the University community, though advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. Please visit tickets.uarts.edu and enter either the UASTAFF or UASTUDENT promo code for a 0.00 ticket. Tickets can also be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis - one hour prior to curtain - at the box office. Questions can be directed to Jennifer MacMillan, audience services coordinator, at x6450 or jmacmillan@uarts.edu.

Lyrics by Amanda Green, music by Tom Kitt, book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby and the Touchstone Pictures film. Directed by Brind School alum Megan Nicole O’Brien BFA ’05 (Applied Theater Arts), the Barrymore-winning resident director for 11th Hour Theatre Company. Rob Gordon, the 30-something proprietor of a Brooklyn record shop, knows everything about music but nothing about relationships. When his most recent girlfriend dumps him, Rob has to learn to take life and love as seriously as he takes his music. Tom Kitt’s high-voltage score channels the sounds of classic rock and soul. A Philly premiere!
October 20 - 22
Arts Bank Theater

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Senior Dance Concert #2
Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
October 19, 8 p.m.
October 20 – 21, 7 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

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Renewed Urban Studio Tent Project Discussion
Join recent grads Andy Heisey MFA ’11 (Studio Art) and Andy Walker MFA ’11 (Studio Art) for a discussion of their Renewed Urban Studio Tent (RUST) project that will be built in the summer of 2012 at 313 S. Broad Street. The presentation will be a great way to learn about the project and have breakfast, too. Students and artists can participate in the project by bringing materials that they would normally discard or let lie around their studio to the building site.
October 18, 8:30 a.m.
Connelly Auditorium
Terra Hall, 8th floor

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Concert in Memory of Prof. Bob McGovern
Concert honoring late UArts Professor Bob McGovern featuring Mike Moloney and Friends.
November 6, 2 p.m.
St. Malachy Church
1429 North 11th Street, Philadelphia

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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 the final event 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.
October 14: NYC Trip to MOMA
November 18: BalletX

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Lunchtime Yoga
The popular lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council and the Provost's office is held every Wednesday and is for all levels. Free and open to faculty, staff and students.
October 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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Meditation Group
Join us each Monday to start your week with a free guided meditation led by UArts staffer Tracy Farquhar to help you relax and get back in touch with yourself. The meditations will consist of a total physical relaxation and a visualization, which will help you clear your chattering mind and find a peaceful and centered state of being. You need not bring anything with you; meditations will be done seated in a chair unless you prefer to sit on the floor (if so, you may want to bring a mat).
Mondays through December 5, 12 - 1 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Room 415

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OPPORTUNITIES
Video Contest for Philadelphia Undergraduate & Graduate Students
Enter the SmokeFree Philly Video Contest for a chance to win $1000 while raising awareness about tobacco policy and control in Philly. The winning video will also be featured on a local broadcasting outlet. Entry deadline is October 26. Contest details and registration forms >>

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IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery 224 (Anderson Hall)

Works in Progress: MFA II Book Arts/Printmaking
Presenting the working ideas of eight young artists who transform the gallery into a lab where prints, books and words in space test their potential. Victoria Burge shows a series of subtle prints which catch the play of light on water; Sarah Bourne's prints walk through the opacity of thoughts, in order to unravel minimal sentences; Anna Boyer translates a choral song into space, with soft threads and line drawings; Frances Osugi  performs personal letters, and leaves the imprints; Danny James Resch questions the frontiers between two and three dimensions with crumpled, rain-flattened papers; Ángela Sánchez de Vera reproduces one corner of Lombard Street to hide an edition of poetry in a pile of trash; Brian Patrick echoes the wheels of his bicycle into abstract prints; and Gregory Tuomi shapes delicate small flight machines from everyday discarded materials.
Exhibit: October 20 - November 4
Opening Reception: October 21, 5:30 – 8 p.m. 
Frances Osugi will perform spoken word at 7 p.m.

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Sculpture Gallery (Hamilton Hall)

The Heart, Still
Through re-contextualized architectural remnants, collaborators Alex Gartelmann and Jonas Sebura pose questions about love, loss and repair. The spaces and structures the duo create are drawn from places or moments in their personal backgrounds.
Exhibit: October 21 - November 4
Opening Reception: October 21, 4 - 7 p.m.

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Gallery 817 (Anderson Hall, 8th floor)

Dan Reidy
Reidy will present a selection of work that includes painting, sculpture, video and an installation to be installed on the Hamilton Hall platforms in mid-October.
Lecture (Room 815): October 19, 12 p.m.
Reception: October 19, 5 p.m.
Exhibition: Through October 31

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Hamilton/Arronson Galleries + President's Office (Hamilton Hall)

Retrospective: Paintings by Roberta Eisenberg
A survey of lyrical abstract paintings based on the landscape by Roberta Eisenberg (1940 – 2006), a noted University of the Arts alumna from Southern California. Eisenberg’s paintings reference nature as a metaphoric language. While guided in part by intuition/instinct, the finished paintings are due more to a determined critical thinking and a skillful control of her medium.
Through November 2

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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: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age features the work of 24 photographers, including Berlyn Brixner, Yoshito Matsushige, Jessie Boylan, Dan Budnik, James Crnkovich, Robert Del Tredici, Blake Fitzpatrick, Nancy Floyd, Harris Fogel, Carole Gallagher, Peter Goin, Kenji Higuchi, John Hooton, Igor Kostin, Yuri Kuidin, James Lerager, David McMillan, Patrick Ryoichi Nagatani, Barbara Norfleet, Mark Ruwedel, Paul Shambroom, elin o'Hara slavick, Vaclav Vasku, and Günther Zint.
Through 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 15 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).
Through October 22

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Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)

Making IT Alumni Exhibition
A juried exhibition of works by recent alumni. Over 200 works were submitted by UArts alumni from the classes of 2001 through 2011, including undergraduate and graduate alumni. The 43 works that were selected create a coherent and innovative exhibition, showcasing the excellence and artistic diversity of our recent alumni. Read more >>
Exhibition: October 20 – 30
Opening Reception: October 22, 5 - 7 p.m.

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Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

John Stetzeker: Landscapes
The noted English artist John Stezaker has been influential in British Conceptual and New Image Art. Stezaker’s disjunctive works play on the meanings of images and the creation of new meanings by juxtaposition. This, Stezaker’s first exhibit in Philadelphia, will consist of a series of landscape collages with references to Duchamp.
October 13 – November 19        

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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.
Through November 23

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th Floor)

Brandon Cox
Painting/Drawing alumnus Brandon Coley Cox BFA ’08 (Printmaking/Book Arts), aka BCOX, is an award-winning emerging artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Cox is currently wrapping up his fellowship at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in Times Square. He recently had his first solo exhibition in the heart of SoHo, has shown at Russell Simmons' gallery Rush Arts in Chelsea and St. Cecilia's in Brooklyn. Cox also attended the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2009 and has work in several permanent collections, including the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in NYC, the Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, the International Print Museum in Southern California, and the Museum of Paper & Watermark in Fabriano, Italy.
October 10 - 26

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