THIS WEEK @ UARTS: January 9 - 15, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Now Available

NEWS
Theater Students Share Stage with Tony-Nominated Faculty Member in 'Big River'
MFA Grad Wins 'Obama for America' Poster Contest
Liberal Arts Professor Speaks in London, D.C.

EVENTS
Brind School Presents 'New Play Festival'
Workshop : 'Creating a Website - For Artists and Makers'
Design Lecture Series: 'Visibly Invisible'

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Now Available
The 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to maximize their financial aid opportunities. Even if students or their parents have not completed their tax returns yet, they can still complete the FAFSA using estimated income information. Once students and parents have completed their tax returns, they will have the opportunity to sign back into their FAFSA and have their tax information imported directly from the IRS using the IRS Data Retrieval tool. The IRS Data Retrieval tool is a process that helps streamline the FAFSA by allowing online FAFSA filers to pull specific tax return data directly from the IRS. The retrieval tool will save students and parents time and increase the accuracy of FAFSA information. Please note, not all online FAFSA filers may be eligible to use the IRS Date Retrieval tool. The FAFSA should be completed online at FAFSA.gov. Be sure to include UArts school code 003350.

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NEWS
Theater Students Share Stage with Tony-Nominated Faculty Member in 'Big River'
Students from the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts will share the stage with faculty member Forrest McClendon - a 2011 Tony Award nominee and Barrymore Award winner - in a concert performance of "Big River." The Huckleberry Finn adaptation will be on stage for one weekend only with three performances February 23 - 25 at the University's Arts Bank Theater. Read more >>

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MFA Grad Wins 'Obama for America' Poster Contest
Print Services staff member and alumna Amanda Benton MFA '09 (Book Arts / Printmaking) has been named one of the top three winners in President Barack Obama's Art Works poster competition in support of the American Jobs Act. Held by the "Obama for America" campaign, her winning poster made the short list from a nation-wide call for submissions. Read more >>

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Liberal Arts Professor Speaks in London, D.C.
In October 2011, Liberal Arts Professor Nancy Heller presented a paper about flamenco dancing in Pedro Almodovar's 1995 film, "The Flower of My Secret," at a joint international conference on dance in film in London. In December, she gave a seven-hour seminar in Washington, D.C., for the Smithsonian Associates titled "Understanding Contemporary Art."

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EVENTS
Brind School Presents 'New Play Festival'
New plays are the lifeblood of the theater of the future and the Brind School is committed to providing its students with a range of experiences creating and developing new plays. Amy Feinberg, head of the Brind School's Directing, Playwriting & Production (DPP) program, will curate an event featuring developmental readings of a new play and new musical.
January 26-29 and February 2-5
Caplan Studio Theater

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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Workshop: 'Creating a Website - For Artists and Makers'
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts and Philadelphia web design firm P'unk Avenue, this 2.5 hour course is for the artist who wants to represent their work on the web. The workshop will discuss how to group work into collections and display them on a website. Full details and registration >>
January 17, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
January 18, 26 1 - 3:30 p.m.
P'unk Avenue
1166 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia

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Design Lecture Series: 'Visibly Invisible'
Four cultural provocateurs challenge us to stop and look with fresh eyes at the beauty and possibilities all around in a free public lecture series at the University of the Arts presented by DesignPhiladelphia and the University's Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. All lectures take place Tuesday evenings, 6 - 7:30 p.m. in Hamilton Hall's CBS Auditorium. Register for free tickets. More about the series >>

February 7
Regina Lee Blaszczyk: "From Parlor to iPhone: Our Gadgets, Our Identities"

February 21
Thaddeus Squire: "Hide and Seek"

March 20
Dan Marcolina: "Revealing the Obvious"

April 3
Cynthia E. Smith: "Design With the Other 90%: Cities"

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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 largescale color photographs, we see closeup 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, 1st floor)

Orly Genger
The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery presents the first Philadelphia exhibition of sculpture and drawings by New York artist Orly Genger. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, January 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Read more >>
January 17 - February 29

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, 1st floor)

so inappropriate
A collection of slightly sinister, secretary-based pieces by President's Office staff member Jenny Kanzler.
Through February 17

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Hamilton Hall Gallery (Hamilton Hall lobby)

Two-Year School
Faculty exhibit from the fine arts department of the County College of Morris in Randolph, N.J.
January 17 - February 20

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