THIS WEEK @ UARTS: October 31 - November 6, 2011


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ANNOUNCEMENTS
UArts Featured in Front-Page Story in 'Chronicle of Higher Education'

Emergency Procedures: Know What To Do
Study Abroad Fair
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NEWS
Liberal Arts Professor Camille Paglia Featured on Salon.com, Literary Blog
Film by Alumnus Featured in 'New York Times'
Inaugural Exhibit by Illustration Faculty Member at Pennswood Art Gallery
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EVENTS
School of Music Presents 'The British Invasion'
Brind School Presents 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses'
'Knowing Dance More' Lecture Series
More Events >>

OPPORTUNITIES
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery 224
Sculpture Gallery
Sol Mednick Gallery
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
UArts Featured in Front-Page Story in 'Chronicle of Higher Education'
The University of the Arts' innovative re-thinking of its first-year curriculum headlined the October 21 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the publication of record for the higher education community. The front-page story featured classes taught by faculty members Kristine Marx and Shari Lefevre, focusing on the University's new vision of educating 21st century artists and designers.

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Emergency Procedures: Know What To Do
The Public Safety department would like to remind faculty, students and staff about its Emergency Procedures guide, a concise, colorful how-to resource for responding to a range of potential emergencies on campus.

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Study Abroad Fair
The University of the Arts encourages students in the exploration of the borderless and timeless language of the arts. With a variety of locations and areas of study, UArts has a study abroad opportunity that will help you meet your artistic and academic goals. Learn about semester-long study and short travel course options for the coming academic year.
November 2, 12 – 1 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

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Ian Berry Scholarship Fundraiser
The University community is invited to attend a fundraiser in memory of Dance student Ian Franklin Joseph Berry that will take place on Monday, October 31. Baked goods will be for sale in the Terra Hall lobby from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by an evening in the Gershman Hall Gymnasium featuring various performances and merchandise sales including t-shirts, bracelets and raffle tickets with prizes such as tickets to the Pennsylvania Ballet's "The Nutcracker," a 10-class card to Koresh Studios, and American Apparel and Urban Outfitters gift certificates, as well as free training sessions at 12th Street Gym and much, much more. All proceeds will be donated to the Ian Berry Memorial Scholarship for the University of the Arts. If you have any questions, please contact Connor Senning.

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Art + Design Education Hosts NAEA Fundraiser
The Department of Art + Design Education invites the UArts community to a fundraiser for the Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association. Please join us on Friday, November 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. for an exhibit and reception in support of the Chapter's fundraising efforts. This event will feature light refreshments, raffle items and the first public viewing of silent auction artwork created by our students and faculty. Online bidding for the silent auction runs November 4 – 30 at auctions.com. Click on "View an Auction" and enter "arted" in both the ID and Password fields.

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NEWS
Liberal Arts Professor Camille Paglia Featured on Salon.com, Literary Blog
After hearing University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies Camille Paglia at a recent panel discussion celebrating two new books about the late film critic Pauline Kael, New York literary blogger Alex Belth posted his subsequent interview with Paglia on his "Bronx Banter" blog. Salon.com also ran the piece.

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Film by Alumnus Featured in 'New York Times'
"The Movie Orgy," an epic-length mash-up created by director Joe Dante BFA '68 (Photography) ["Gremlins," "The Howling," "Twilight Zone: The Movie"], was featured in The New York Times. The film kicked off this year's edition of the Museum of Modern Art's annual festival of film preservation, "To Save and Project," which runs through November 25 at MoMA.

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Inaugural Exhibit by Illustration Faculty Member at Pennswood Art Gallery
On Sunday, November 6, an exhibit of watercolors by nationally renowned Philadelphia artist and Illustration faculty member Earl B. Lewis will open with a wine and cheese reception from 3 to 5 p.m. at Pennswood Art Gallery, located in Pennswood Village, a continuing care retirement community in Newtown, Pa. Lewis has illustrated more than 30 books for children, winning three consecutive Coretta Scott King Awards. His illustrations were chosen as a Notable Book for the Language Arts and most recently, he earned the Randolph Caldecott Honor for the book, Coming on Home Soon. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The show runs through January 8, 2012, and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Video Project Takes Faculty Member to Duke for Lecture, NY for DVD Release
Foundation Assistant Professor Kristina Marx will be speaking about her work to Duke University's art and music departments on November 3. The lecture is in conjunction with the November 21 DVD release of a video/music collaboration with composer John Supko and flute and percussion duo Due East. A multimedia performance of Supko's New Amsterdam Records album "drawn only once" featuring Marx's video will be held at Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, N.Y. Doors open at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m.

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Faculty Member Matt Curtius on Jury for 'Illustrators 54'
Illustration faculty member Matt Curtius has been selected as one of the judges in the Advertising/Institutional category for the Annual Society of Illustrators professional competition, Illustrators 54. Works selected by the juries will be shown at the Museum of American Illustration from January 4 to March 17, 2012, and printed in full color in the Illustrators 54 Annual. A selection of 40 works will tour U.S. colleges through June 2013.

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Documentary by Faculty Member To Be Screened at PIFVA Cinema Speakeasy
"Mud Architect," a short documentary about clay artist and Professor Emeritus William Daley produced by Electronic Media Professor Tom Porett, will be screened as part of "5 Filmmakers, 5 Stories from Philadelphia Stories 8." Presented by the Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association's (PIFVA) Cinema Speakeasy series in collaboration with MiNDtv, the five films were selected from season 8 of "Philadelphia Stories," which features works by independent film and video makers in the Greater Philadelphia region. A meet-and-greet with Porett and the other four filmmakers will follow the screening, hosted by WHYY Executive Producer Elisabeth Perez Luna. Admission is $5.
November 1
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; screenings at 7 p.m.
L’Etage
6th and Bainbridge Streets, Philadelphia

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EVENTS
School of Music Presents 'The British Invasion'
Vocal Department Concert
The British Invasion.
November 2, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall

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Brind School Presents 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses'
By Christopher Hampton, from the novel by Choderlos de Laclos; directed by Amy Dugas Brown. Rich and bored aristocrats in 18th-century France play a high-stakes game of passion and betrayal. This tale of intrigue, seduction, humiliation and revenge won three Oscars when the play was adapted for the screen as "Dangerous Liaisons" in 1988.
November 3 - 6
Caplan Studio Theater, Terra Hall

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.

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'Knowing Dance More' Lecture Series
The final lecture in the School of Dance's "Knowing Dance More" series of 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). Dr. Carol Brown will present "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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Senior Dance Concert #3
Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
November 2, 8 p.m.
November 3 - 4, 7 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

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Symbiosis: Mi-Kyoung Lee
The work of Associate Professor and Fibers Head Mi-Kyoung Lee addresses complex contemporary human psychology and lifestyle revelations in materialism and superficiality through mix-media sculptures. Fundamental textile binding and netting processes are used as a progress for the construction of artwork and also as a metaphor for personal and collective connections.
Exhibit: November 4 – December 18
First Friday Receptions: Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, 5 – 7 p.m.
The Painted Bride
230 Vine Street, Philadelphia

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A&E Lecture Series: Getting on the Road to a Business
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Good Company Ventures present a Workshop on strategic planning as part of the Artists & Entrepreneurs lecture series. Participants will get tools to help them plan the future of their business ventures. 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. A Q&A will follow the lecture. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
November 3, 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Rooms 511-13

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Cooking in Other Languages
Join the University community to celebrate culture through food, art, dance and music at a global music, art, lecture and free lunch series sponsored by Academic Support Services, Student Development and Activities, and International Student Services.
November 9:
Japan - UArts Japan exchange photo exhibition, discussion and sushi lunch
November 23:
Global Thanks - international Thanksgiving lunch and live music
November 30:
China - Chinese animation lecture
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levitt Foyer, Gershman Hall (3rd Floor)

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UArts Libraries Brown Bag Research Workshops
Buff up your research skills and learn more about what the UArts Libraries have to offer. Bring your laptop, lunch or a snack for a quick 30-minute workshop - we’ll supply coffee and cookies. Open to all UArts students, faculty and staff. No sign-up necessary; just show up. All workshops are in Anderson Hall, Room M-4 (mezzanine floor) from 12 -12:30 p.m. More info >>

Interlibrary Loan and Worldcat: All Around The World
The UArts Libraries may not own everything you need, but they can get it for you from another library.
November 3

Organizing Your Info: Zotero
Looking for a system that will help you track your research? Zotero is a free Firefox add-on that helps you collect, organize, cite and share your research sources.
October 31

Social Bookmarking: Organizing Your Research One Link at a Time
Social bookmarking sites let you save, organize, annotate and share your favorites of the Internet right there in cyberspace – accessible anywhere, anytime from any web-enabled device.
November 1

It's A Digital Visual World: Artstor and AP Images
Looking for something better than a thumbnail? You're in luck! The UArts Libraries subscribe to two great image databases, ARTstor and AP Images.
November 4

Contact one of the UArts librarians
for further information or to schedule a research appointment if you are not able to attend a workshop.

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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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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.
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
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
Discounted tickets are now available for the 35th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, November 10 - 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The price is $10, which is a $5 discount off the price at the door. Tickets may be purchased from Tracy Farquhar in the Crafts Office, Anderson Hall (Room 416) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; cash or check only please. Be sure to stop by the UArts Crafts department's booth at the show.

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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.
Through November 4

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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.
Through November 4

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Roberto Linkser: mar de homens (sea of men)
Brazilian photographer Roberto Linkser's "mar de homens (sea of men)" documents the activity of traditional fishing along the 8,000 kilometers of Brazilian coast. This exhibition of black-and-white photographs is drawn from Linkser's entire body of work on the subject, which he has been exploring for nearly 15 years.
Through December 9

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Dan Dubowitz: The Presence of Absence
Originally trained as an architect, photographer Dan Dubowitz has been investigating wastelands and abandoned spaces for 19 years. His meticulously printed digital color works in "The Presence of Absence" explore society's relationship to the emptiness of what were once cultural and societal landmarks.
Through December 9

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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

Printmaking Senior Works in Progress Exhibition
Senior printmakers Josh Bicker, Jordan Gulaskey, Daniel Mullins, Zak Parsons, Gina Pierce, Paul Porti, and Ross Stoops will be exhibiting current work.
Exhibition: November 4 - 18
Reception: November 4, 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.
Through 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)

MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Program ExhibitFeaturing visiting artists.
Through November 18

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