THIS WEEK @ UARTS: October 3 - 9, 2011
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Call for Art: SpringHill Suites Key Card Design Contest
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.
Student Flu Shots – Get Yours While You Can
The University's Health Services will be giving free seasonal flu shots to students beginning October 10. Shots are on a first-come, first-served basis. The Health Services office is located in Gershman Hall (Room 306) and is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For additional information, contact 215-717-6652 or email@example.com.
Free, Confidential HIV Testing and STI Screening for Students
Free and confidential Rapid HIV testing and STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) screening is now available in Student Health Services every Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Come and take advantage of this potentially lifesaving resource. Testing takes 10 to 30 minutes. For more information, contact Health Services located at 306 Gershman Hall at 215-717-6230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Depression Screening Day – Student Screening
In observance of National Depression Screening Day, the University of the Arts is offering an anonymous screening to UArts students for depression and other related disorders. Visit mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/UARTS to take the screening online. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Hainstock, director of Counseling, at 215-717-6614.
Literary Magazine 'Underground Pool' Call for Submisisons
Underground Pool, the literary magazine of the University of the Arts, is now accepting submissions for its second annual issue. Underground Pool is looking for diverse, original short stories and essays (3,000 words max) and poems (submit up to three at a time). All current UArts students are invited to submit. Send your writing submissions (as .doc or .rtf files) to email@example.com. All submissions will be read and reviewed by students in the Creative Writing minor. Submissions of artwork and photography (3x5 at 300 dpi) are also being accepted.
Photography Student Interns with 'Philadelphia Inquirer,' Snaps Front Page Photo
Ashlee Espinal BFA ’13 (Photography) took her photography into the real world this fall with a coveted photojournalism internship at the Philadelphia Inquirer. On Monday, September 26, Ashlee’s editor assigned her to cover the press conference announcing a new hotel in Center City Philadelphia. Her photo of Mayor Michael Nutter and Robert Zuritsky of the Parkway Corporation making the announcement landed on the front page of the newspaper the next day. Read more >>
Printmaking Faculty Member Participates in Open Studio Tour
Printmaking Master Lecturer Sandra C. Davis will be participating in the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours event, where she will be showing her recent work.
October 15 - 16, 12 noon - 6 p.m.
1400 N. American Street, Suite 405
Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Presents...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Top Girls," a play by Caryl Churchill, depicts the life of Marlene, a hard-bitten career woman who is employed at the Top Girls employment agency and her interactions with the family she left behind. Marlene left her working-class background to pursue financial success, leaving her illegitimate child with her apparently infertile sister, Joyce. Directed by Jackson Gay.
October 6-9, 2011
Caplan Studio Theater
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 14-16, 20-22, 2011
Arts Bank Theater
Corzo Center, Good Company Ventures Present A&E Lecture Series
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Good Company Ventures present “How to Create Ideas on Demand” as part of the Artists & Entrepreneurs lecture series. College of Art, Media and Design Dean Christopher Sharrock, a noted illustrator who was most recently the dean of Camberwell College of Arts at University of the Arts London, will discuss how to create ideas using various tactics and present some of the universal ideas that designers and artists use. A Q&A will follow the lecture. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
October 6, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Rooms 511-13
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.
October 14: NYC Trip to MOMA
November 18: BalletX
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.
October 5, 12, 19 and 26
November 2, 9, 16 and 30
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall (Room 406)
With all the stresses in life, when was the last time you took time out just for YOU? Start your week off with a FREE guided meditation led by Tracy Farquhar. The meditation session will consist of total physical relaxation and visualization that will help you clear your mind to reach a peaceful and centered state of being. No equipment is needed; meditation will be done seated in a chair unless you prefer to sit on the floor (in which case, you may want to bring a mat).
October 10, 12 – 1 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Room 415
Call for Art: SpringHill Suites Key Card Design Contest
SpringHill Suites, an all-suite brand by Marriott, takes art and inspiration to a new level with the launch of a national key card design contest. All artists are invited to submit inspirational designs for the chance to have their work featured on SpringHill Suites’ hotel key cards. The winner will also receive two plane tickets and a weekend stay at any SpringHill Suites in the continental United States. Five runners-up will win a new iPad. The deadline for submission is November 14. For more information and to submit your design, visit SpringHillSuites.com.
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 (Anderson Hall Room 815): October 19, 12 p.m.
Reception: October 19, 5 p.m.
Exhibition: October 1- 31
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
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
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
CBS Auditorium/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.
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)
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
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
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
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 been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the 2009 International Print Trienniale in Krakow/Poznan, Poland.
Through October 7