THIS WEEK @ UARTS: December 5 - 11, 2011


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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Careers Services Seeks Volunteers for MLK Day of Service Projects

NEWS
ID Student's 'Digital Suitcase Solution' Is a Winning Design
Buzz on Music Grad: 'The Best Jazz Singer You Haven't Heard Of…Yet'

EVENTS
Experimental Costume Extravaganza
Image & Performance Concert
School of Music Presents...
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OPPORTUNITIES
Free Entry to PAFA for UArts Students, Faculty and Staff

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Printmaking Gallery
Sol Mednick Gallery
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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:

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. Register >>

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NEWS
ID Student's 'Digital Suitcase Solution' Is a Winning Design
The 2011 Collab Student Design Competition, held in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, created its first ever "Collab Choice Award" for the Free2Fly app (pictured top) designed by University of the Arts student Eduardo Calmon BS '13 (Industrial Design). Students were challenged with designing an overnight bag inspired by this year's recipient of the museum's Design Excellence Award: groundbreaking architect and jetsetter Zaha Hadid. Instead of a bag, Calmon created Free2Fly, which he calls a "digital suitcase solution." The app suggests garments based on the weather forecast at a traveler's destination and then transmits files to a knitting machine near the traveler's hotel, which produces garments that are available on arrival. Read more >>

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Buzz on Music Grad: 'The Best Jazz Singer You Haven't Heard Of…Yet'
"A little known musician…produce(s) some of the most luxuriant, sumptuously phrased jazz vocals you could hope to hear," raves The Chicago Tribune about Laurin Talese BM '04 (Voice). Talese has been performing around Philadelphia and has sung backup for Jaguar Wright and Vivian Green. She's planning to release a recording of original compositions and jazz standards next year, and is being heralded as the next big thing on the music scene. She's a passionate promoter of jazz, telling the Tribune, "I want to bring people my age – and maybe younger – to jazz, so they can see it's really hot."

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EVENTS
Experimental Costume Extravaganza

The Crafts department's Fibers Program presents its annual show, featuring costumes and performances by students in the Experimental Costume & Performance class taught by Senior Lecturer Jennifer Goettner. Performance at 7 p.m. by the School of Music's Ian Gray and the Ellsworth House Band.
December 6, 6 – 9 p.m.
The Arts Bank

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Image & Performance Concert
This interdisciplinary concert includes work by Leigh Bicica BFA '13 (Directing, Playwriting & Production), Ted Cocuzza BFA '12 (Illustration), Michelle Goodwin BFA '12 (Multimedia), Zachary Newton BFA '12 (Animation) and Nikkita Patterson BFA '13 (Film) and features performance with video, costumes and lights. Media Arts Master Lecturer Kathy Rose directs the concert, which is free and open to the public.
December 9, 8 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater, Terra Hall, 16th floor

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School of Music Presents:
Transfusion Ensemble Concert
Broadway, the HARD Way
December 5, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th floor

Chorus/Handbells Concert
Students perform winter holiday-related songs in nine ensembles at the School of Music's annual chorus/handbells concert
December 8, 8 p.m.
The Church of St. Luke and The Epiphany

330 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia

Rick Kerber Tribute Ensemble Concert
December 12, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall, 17th floor

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School of Dance Presents:
Winter Dances I
Featuring choreographic works by faculty member Christine Cox and visiting artists Netta Yerushalmy, Tommy Waheed and Helen Simoneau. Students perform an excerpt from William Forsythe's work "Vile Parody of A Dress" directed by Douglas Becker.
December 8 and 10, 7 p.m.
Merriam Theater

An Evening of Music and Dance
An evening of music and dance featuring Dance Professor Wayne St. David in collaboration with School of Music faculty member Dr. Annette DiMedio. Excerpts from "La Fille Mal Gardee" set by Dance faculty member Anastasia Babayeva and visiting artist Robert Burden. School of Music works featured include an array of vocals and instrumental arrangements.
December 9, 7 p.m.
December 10, 2 p.m.
Merriam Theater

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The Corzo Center Presents 'Anatomy of an Independent Contract'
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Good Company Ventures present a workshop on legal documents. What artists and media makers need to know about contracts as an independent contractor, working for hire, or writing a general agreement for work or services. Presented by Frank Taney, shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and consultant to entrepreneurs and start-ups. Time for a Q&A will follow the lecture. Free and open to UArts students and alumni. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
December 6, 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.
December 7: China - Chinese animation lecture
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levitt Foyer, Gershman Hall, 3rd Floor

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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
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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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th Floor)

Johnny Carrera & Shanna Leino: Extreme Bookmaking
Works by Johnny Carrera and Shanna Leino, visiting artists to the 2011 MFA Book Arts/Printmaking program. Carrera publishes works through his imprint Quercus Press, most notably his Pictoral Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities, a 400-plus page volume using the original wood engravings as a visual reference of 19th century America. Leino specializes in historic bindings and builds hand tools. Working with leather, vellum, bone and wood, Leino makes sculptural books that reveal the fine binding process.
Through December 9

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Roberto Linsker: mar de homens (sea of men)
Brazilian photographer Roberto Linsker'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 Linsker's entire body of work on the subject, which he has been exploring for nearly 15 years.
Through December 9

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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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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