THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 13 - 19, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Spring Break Building Hours
Free, Confidential HIV Testing and STI Screening for Students
'Underground Pool' Deadline: February 15

NEWS
Faculty Member, Alumnae Are CFEVA Fellows
Film, Photography Students Win Opera Company of Philadelphia Competition
Faculty Member Interviewed on Italian Blog
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EVENTS
ArtUnleashed
Former Dean Rick Lawn's Power of 10 Faculty 'little big band' Performs
Paradigm Lecture Series
More Events >>

OPPORTUNITIES
Call for Submissions: Slideluck Potshow Philadelphia II

IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery One
Special Gifts Gallery
Printmaking Gallery
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Spring Break Building Hours
Academic buildings will be closed on Monday, March 5 and Friday, March 9. All other days are normal business hours with the normal access protocol after hours. Residence halls will remain open.

* There will be no after-hours access to any of the academic buildings on the days they are closed.

* If there are special events scheduled for a building, the building will be open for those events.

* Dining Services will be posting hours of operation.

* University of the Arts identification is required for admittance to any building. These IDs should be up to date with a current year sticker on the back of the ID. If the sticker is not current, the card holder will not be admitted. An up-to-date sticker can be obtained from Student Financial Services, 2nd floor Hamilton Hall.

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Free, Confidential HIV Testing and STI Screening for Students
Free and confidential Rapid HIV testingand STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) screening is 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. Testingtakes 10 to 30 minutes. For more information, contact Health Services located at 306 Gershman Hall at 215-717-6230 or healthservices@uarts.edu.

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'Underground Pool' Deadline: February 15
The deadline for submitting to the second issue of UArts' literary magazine, Underground Pool, is approaching on February 15. Underground Pool seeks poems, short stories, black-and-white artwork and photography. The magazine will be published in April; copies of the last year's issue can be found in the Liberal Arts office, Terra 801. Work can be submitted to undergroundpool@uarts.edu and more submission details can be found at uarts.digication.com/undergroundpool.

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NEWS
Faculty Member, Alumnae Are CFEVA Fellows
Fine Arts Lecturer Daniel Gerwin and Book Arts/Printmaking alumnae Rebecca Gilbert MFA '02 and Kay Healy MFA '08 were among the six fellows selected out of this year's applicant pool of 352 artists for the Center for Emerging Visual Artists' (CFEVA) two-year Career Development Fellowship. CFEVA's Career Development Program is a highly selective fellowship with only a two percent acceptance rate. Read more >>.

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Film, Photography Students Win Opera Company of Philadelphia Competition
"To Pleasure's Intoxication Yield," a short film by Nikkita Hamar Patterson '13 (Film/Video), was unanimously chosen as the PNC Grand Prize winner of $2,500 in the Opera Company of Philadelphia's city-wide student film competition. Amanda Conlan '13 (Film/Video) received runner-up honors for her fillm, "Le Perle Ambite," while an untitled work by Rebecca Adair '12 (Photography) and "O vision! O reve!" by Michael Mizrahi '14 (Film/Video) both received honorable mentions. Read more >>

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Faculty Member Interviewed on Italian Blog
Fine Arts Assistant Professor Marcelino Stuhmer was recently interviewed by a curator in Milan on the blogspot Arte da Ardere.

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CAMD Staff Member Exhibits in Local Group Shows
College of Art, Media & Design staff member Regina Barthmaier has work exhibited in "Warholized (The Silver Show)" commemorating the 25th anniversary of Andy Warhol's death at DaVinci Art Alliance through February 26. Her work is also in "Urban Observations" at the Plastic Club through February 24.

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Liberal Arts Faculty Member to Publish New Book
Liberal Arts faculty member Anna Beresin will be publishing a new book with Temple University Press, The Art of Play: The Recess Access Project. The book is based on paintings by children as part of her ParLAB initiative, Recess Access. The work includes photos by recent UArts graduate Megan LaMon BFA '11 (Photography) and interviews with UArts faculty on the intersection of art and play. Beresin’s recent study of play and health will be appearing in the inaugural issue of the International Journal of Play, and her entry on play is now available in the new series by Oxford University Press called Oxford Bibliographies Online.

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Crafts Professor Exhibits Regionally, Speaks Internationally
Work by stained glass artist Judith Schaechter, an adjunct professor of Crafts at the University of the Arts, will be included in "The Battle of Carnival and Lent," an installation of 17 site-specific works for the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadephia. Her work will also be included in the following: "Fusion [A New Century of Glass]" at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, June 14 - September 9; "Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennale" at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, February 14 - June 10; "Color Ignited: Glass 1962-2012" at the Toledo Museum of Art, June 13 - September 9; and "A Visual Conversation" at the River House Arts of Perrysburg, Ohio, June 7 - July 20. Schaechter will also give the keynote address at the National Glass Centre in England at the International Symposium in Architectural Glass and will conduct a workshop at New Frontiers in Stained Glass (July 23-25) at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

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EVENTS
ArtUnleashed
ArtUnleashed is the University's largest fundraiser, raising money to support the Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund with an exhibition and sale of artwork in all media from talented students, faculty and alumni. This year's event will feature work by two noted alums who are true American originals: Arnold Roth BFA '50 (Illustration) and Adam Wallacavage BFA '95 (Photography). Read more >>

Preview Party (admission charge):
Wednesday, April 11, 5 - 8 p.m.

Public Sale:
Thursday, April 12, 12 - 5 p.m.
Friday, April 13, 12 - 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 12 - 5 p.m.

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Former Dean Rick Lawn's Power of 10 Faculty 'little big band' Performs
Power of 10, the School of Music's faculty ensemble, plays at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Center City Philadelphia on Wednesday, February 15. The "little big band" will perform tracks from their new CD, now ranked No. 81 on national radio playlists. $10/general admission; $5/students.
February 15, 7 p.m.
Chris' Jazz Cafe
1421 Sansom St., Philadelphia

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Paradigm Lecture Series

Dan Estabrook
Sponsored by the Photography program. For over 20 years, photographer Dan Estabrook has been making contemporary art using a variety of 19th-century photographic techniques. Recently he has focused on the earliest paper photographs - calotype negatives and salted paper prints - as sources for hand manipulation with paint and pencil. He balances his interests in photography with forays into sculpture, painting, drawing and other works on paper.
February 22, 11:30 a.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

Black Maria Film Festival
Film and Animation, sponsored by the Photography and Animation programs.
February 23, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Lecture Hall

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Artists & Entrepreneurs: What Freelancers Need to Know
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and Empowerment Group. Learn the principals that freelancers need to know: time/project management, estimating and billing, and how to create a successful environment. 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. Time for a Q&A will follow the lecture. Free and open to UArts students and alumni. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
February 16, 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13

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Graduation Fair
Graduating undergrads and grad students: come get information about cap and gown ordering, petitioning to graduate, class rings and diplomas, Career Services, and Alumni Relations. Sponsored by Student Development & Acitivities.
February 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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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. More about the series >>

Thaddeus Squire: "Hide and Seek"
Founder of Hidden City Philadelphia - festival, online magazine, tour company - Squire will address the yearning for history in pop culture: from the prison fantasies of Piranesi to Mayan expedition drawings, Indiana Jones, "National Treasure" and "Tomb Raider"; from the retro-chic of Restoration Hardware and Anthroplogie to online gaming and the emerging photo genre of "ruin porn."
February 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

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Fine Arts Lecture Series
Dennis McNett
February 15, 11:45 a.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 212

Tristin Lowe
March 19, 1 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, Room 307

Beverly Fishman
March 20, 11:45 a.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 815

Dufala Brothers
April 10, 1 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 212

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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.

February 21: Mardi Gras with Wild Bohemians (Music of Louisiana)

March 4: Artist Talk: Zoe Strauss on Bruce Springsteen

March 16: Spirit of Uganda (Music and Dance of East Africa)

March 17: Jason Marsalis and Simone

March 23: Van Gogh Up Close PMA

April 6: NYC Trip to MOMA - Diego Rivera Murals

April 20: Ballet X Spring Series

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Dance Concert
Senior Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
February 16 - 17, 7 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

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School of Music Vocal Department Concert
The annual Voice faculty/student recital.
February 22, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Senior Directing Project:'To Live Better'
Written and directed by Adriana Lopez '12 (Directing, Playwriting & Production), "To Live Better" takes us into the heart of hope that keeps beating through the gun shots, murders, broken homes and broken dreams of the border drug cartel war in Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. Drawing from the stories of its citizens and the media we embark on a journey that brings to life the drive, compassion, and resilience that keeps these Border Land people afloat. More info >>
February 17 - 19
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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Actor Kevin Bacon at the Kimmel Center: 'Clips and Conversation' with Film Critic Carrie Rickey
As part of the Kimmel Center's 10th Anniversary season, this premiere event will feature a candid conversation with Philadelphia-born actor Kevin Bacon. Carrie Rickey, noted Philadelphia film critic, will reflect on Bacon's career while the audience views clips from his many films, including "Footloose," "Apollo 13," "Mystic River," "A Few Good Men," "Diner," "The Woodsman," "Murder in the First," "Frost Nixon" and "X-Men." $5 discounted tickets for students with a valid student I.D. Tickets are on sale at the box office only. Space is limited. For more information please email countmein@kimmelcenter.org.
February 15, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Perelman Theater
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

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Lunchtime Yoga
Free lunchtime yoga sponsored by Staff Council and the Provost's office is held every Wednesday and is suitable for all levels. Free and open to faculty, staff and students.
Through April 11 (No class 3/7/12 during Spring Break)
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). Questions? Please email Tracy at tfarquhar@uarts.edu.
Mondays, Through April 30, 12 - 1 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 212

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OPPORTUNITIES
Call for Submissions: Slideluck Potshow Philadelphia II
In partnership with the University of the Arts, Slideluck Potshow makes its return to the City of Brotherly Love with a special show curated by Slideluck Potshow Director Sam Gulino. The show will feature works submitted by students of Philadelphia-area art schools as well as professional and amateur photographers. All are welcome to apply; there is no submission fee, so submit your work now! Submission deadline is midnight on Friday, February 17.
February 29, 5 p.m. Potluck /6:30 p.m. Slideshow
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium

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IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery One (Hamilton Hall, lower level)

Texture: Once More, With Feeling
The first exhibition of the 2012 season: a show of original tactile artworks, referencing both the literal and conceptual depictions of texture as conceived by student members of all disciplines.
Through February 25

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Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th Floor)

This Beautiful World: Robert Radin
Now in his 80s, Robert Radin has traveled the earth many times, often as a still photographer for film and television productions. His photographs have appeared in galleries throughout the United Sates, as well as in books and magazines. Radin’s images encompass a wide range of subjects: animals and wild life, archeology and adventure, shrines and temples (Jain, Buddhist, Hindu and Greek Orthodox), portraits, and anthropological studies. Out of his entire collection of more than 6,000 slides, Radin has selected 40 photographs for UArts. They include images from Egypt, Nepal, India, China, Antarctica and Kenya. He conceives of his photographs as a way of holding onto images for future memory and reflection.
Through February 29

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Kristine Sullivan Strawser: Hagiography
Strawser watches the news cycle, studies evolutionary and cognitive psychology, and is fascinated by humans -- their capacity for deception and havoc, redemption and renewal. A former journalist, she was born in the Rocky Mountain west, and has lived on both U.S. coasts. She received her BFA from Utah State University and will graduate from the University of the Arts' Studio Art MFA program in 2012.
Exhibition: February 13 - March 2
Lecture/Gallery Talk: February 15, 3 p.m. followed by a reception, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

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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."
Through March 2

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Din of Murmurs: Mold by Nick Kline BFA '90 (Photography)
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.
Through 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 >>
Through February 29

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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.
Through February 20

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Window on Broad (Anderson Hall facade)

So Does the Stone
Project coordinated by Angela Sanchez de Vera, with work by two Spanish artists: Anna Talens and Marta Pina. "So Does the Stone" represents the first image of a story that will be published in a daily blog.
Through February 29

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