THIS WEEK @ UARTS: Dec. 12, 2011 - Jan. 8, 2012


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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reminder: University Winter Break Schedule
Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception
Career Services Seeks Volunteers for MLK Day of Service Projects

NEWS
Faculty News
Comic Strip by Library Staffer Named 'Best in Show' by 'City Paper'
Alumna/Staff Member Is Grant Recipient, Finalist in 'Obama for America' Poster Contest

EVENTS
Book Arts and Printmaking Book Party
Liberal Arts Student Fiction Reading
Multimedia Senior Presentations
More Events >>

OPPORTUNITIES
Free Entry to PAFA for UArts Students, Faculty and Staff

IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery 1401
Special Gifts Gallery
Sol Mednick Gallery
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Reminder: University Winter Break Schedule
The University's Winter Break officially begins at the close of business on Monday, December 19, 2011, and will continue until offices reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2012. That means that Monday, December 19 is an official staff work day and staff members wishing to take the day off will need to request a vacation or personal day. Please be sure to put appropriate messages on your voicemail and email to handle any communications that may occur during Winter Break.

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Faculty and Staff Holiday Reception
Come celebrate the season at the faculty and staff holiday reception. Cool cocktails, hot bites and warm conversation.
December 15, 5 – 7 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater, Terra Hall, 16th Floor

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Career Services Seeks Volunteers for MLK Day of Service Projects
This year, UArts is participating in two MLK Day of Service projects on January 16, 2012. Career Services is looking for 15 volunteers for each site, so participation will be on a first-come basis. Register >>

Art Sphere, Inc.
Park clean up, graffiti covering and mural painting activities, stencil workshops, as well as making cards for senior citizens. They will provide art materials, various craft materials, brushes, tarps, basic paint colors. There is both outdoor space and indoor space to work on the projects.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fishtown Recreation Center

202 East Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia
Pizza lunch included

Bartram's Garden
Cleaning and preparing a new garden planting area for spring. Volunteers will help with the garden's orchard expansion.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia
Pizza lunch included

Questions? Contact UArts Career Services at careerservices@uarts.edu or 215-717-6075.

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NEWS
Faculty News
UArts Professor of Humanities and Media Studies Camille Paglia reviewed the The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years written by Greil Marcus in the December 2 issue of The New York Times Sunday Book Review. Read the article>>

Photos by Photography Professor Alida Fish are currently part of "The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the W. M. Hunt Collection," an exhibition at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, N.Y. Aperture Foundation has simultaneously released a book titled The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious.

"Connections," a solo exhibit by College of Art, Media and Design Associate Professor Diane Pepe held recently at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, was reviewed in the December issue of Sculpture magazine. Read more >>

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Comic Strip by Library Staffer Named 'Best in Show' by 'City Paper'
Greenfield Library staffer Mike Sgier recently had one of his comics featured in the Philadelphia City Paper's Comics Issue, which named his monster strip "best in show." Sgier was also featured in a short Q&A on the City Paper's blog.

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Alumna/Staff Member Is Grant Recipient, Finalist in 'Obama for America' Poster Contest
Print Services staff member and alumna Amanda Benton BFA '09 (Book Arts / Printmaking) has been named a recipient of a 2011 Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant. She has also been named a finalist in President Barack Obama's Art Works poster competition in support of the American Jobs Act. Read more >>

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EVENTS
Book Arts and Printmaking Book Party
Just in time for the holidays...books, prints, cards, gifts and snacks! Stop by and support the Book Arts and Printmaking department.
December 14, 4 – 7 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

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Liberal Arts Student Fiction Reading
Students in Visiting Professor Elise Juska's Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop will read excerpts from short stories they wrote and revised in class this semester. Maggie Bohara (Post-Baccalaureate Cetificate in Crafts), Kristen Broderick ’12 (Graphic Design), Kaihly Brouhard ’12 (Illustration), Ben Buckner ’12 (Illustration), Liz Davas ’13 (Photography; Creative Writing Minor), Lauren DeAngelis ’12 (Film/Video), Marie DiLeva ’13 (Illustration), Joe Granato ’13 (Graphic Design; Creative Writing Minor), Stasia Kowal ’12 (Film/Video), Issac Ruth ’12 (Film/Video) and Mike Tannenbaum ’12 (Acting; Creative Writing Minor) will read from their work. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Division of Liberal Arts.
December 15, 6 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 905

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Multimedia Senior Presentations
For the complete schedule, project titles and descriptions, please visit multimedia.uarts.edu.

December 12, 1 – 4 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

December 15, 1 – 4 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1106

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School of Music Presents:
Rick Kerber Tribute Ensemble Concert
Music and the Metropolis: Cities and Their Songs
December 12, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th floor

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School of Dance: Winter Dances II
Featuring choreographic works by faculty members Zane Booker, Roni Koresh and visiting artists DJ Smart '11 (Dance) and Nicholas Leichter. Excerpts from Forsythe Repertory directed by visiting artist Douglas Becker and Dance Professor Brian Sanders.
December 15 – 16, 7 p.m.
Merriam Theater

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OPPORTUNITIES
Free Entry to PAFA for UArts Students, Faculty and Staff
The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts' University Membership Program offers full-time university-level students, faculty and staff the opportunity to visit PAFA free of charge. As an institutional member, the University of the Arts community can take advantage of this opportunity. A valid UArts ID is required for entry.
PAFA
Historic Landmark Building
118 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-972-7600

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IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Mary Parisi: Food
"Food" explores the complicated relationship we have with food. In Mary Parisi's large‐scale color photographs, we see close‐up views of the detritus of cooking and the preparation and aftermath of a meal. Starting in the 1990s, Parisi created sculptures and photographs of fruit and this exhibition is a continuation of that work. The Boston Globe wrote of "Food" that, "The irony of Mary Parisi's photographs of food is that, although completely undoctored, they look wildly unnatural, even unrecognizable, compared to the luscious offerings we see in the pages of magazines and supermarket fliers."
January 13 – March 2

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Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)

The Obstacle Is the Path: Teaching Art as Growth
A solo thesis exhibit of the life and work of Christopher Sweeney, MA student in the Department of Art + Design Education. This show, the culmination of Sweeney’s UArts education, encompasses his years as a vibrant visual artist, who has shown at such notable Philadelphia venues as the Seraphin and Highwire galleries, along with his 15-year career as an art educator who has been teaching in the Southeast Delco School District for the past 11 years.
Through January 15

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Din of Murmurs: Mold by Nick Kline
Photographer and 1990 UArts alum Nick Kline's series "Mold" comes by its title literally, depicting rubber silicone objects that were previously used in a casting process. Transformed into near abstractions, these mysterious black and white photographs explore presence and absence, and stem from Kline's ongoing socially engaged collaborative artwork since 2009 titled the GlassBook Project.
January 13 – March 2

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Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall)

MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition 2011
The low-residency MFA Program in Studio Artat the University of the Arts presents its Thesis Exhibition 2011: Painting, Ceramics and Sculpture. The thesis work of 11 students from across the country receiving graduate degrees from the University of the Arts will be on exhibit. The work selected represents the culmination of each student's unique experience in a broad range of new and traditional media. The gallery arrangements provide considerable space for the artists' manifestation of two and a half years of research, critical thinking and endless experimentation.
Through December 19

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall)

And now…
An exhibition of recent work by Multidisciplinary Fine Arts seniors Meghan Leskanic, Leighann Hoffman, Andrea Nelson, Amanda Lubrant, Cory Espinosa, Yeonhee Kim, Elizabeth Fuller, Kristin Varga, Tyler Bailey and Charlette Hove. Join us at the opening reception for hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.
Through December 30

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