THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 20 - 26, 2012
Stay up to date with University of the Arts news and events:
Calendar - get info on upcoming events
Facebook - like us
Twitter - follow @UArts and tweet us back your news
firstname.lastname@example.org - send us your upcoming news and announcements for next week by close of business Thursday
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.
Free, Confidential HIV Testing and STI Screening for Students
Free and confidential Rapid HIV testing and 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. Testing takes 10 to 30 minutes. For more information, contact Health Services located at 306 Gershman Hall at 215-717-6230 or email@example.com.
'In Material' Showcases Work of Crafts Professor
The Arthur Ross Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania presents the work of Mi-Kyoung Lee, associate professor of Crafts and head of Fibers at the University of the Arts, in a new exhibition, "In Material: Fiber 2012." On display through March 25, "In Material" is offered in conjunction with FiberPhiladelphia 2012. Read more >>
Design Programs at UArts Present 'Green, Urban, Glocal' Projects
"Green, Urban, Glocal," the Philadelphia Center for Architecture's annual exhibition of student work from Philly architecture and design schools, features work by UArts' Industrial Design Junior Studio, the Master of Industrial Design Graduate Studio and faculty research. The show runs through March 7 at the Center's Gallery. Read more >>
2012 New Museum Triennial Includes Printmaking Alum
UArts alum Dave McKenzie BFA '00 (Printmaking) is featured along with 34 artists, artist groups and temporary collectives born between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s in "The Ungovernables," the 2012 New Museum Triennial exhibit. You can see his work, "The Past into the Future Indefinitely," in the February 16, 2012, issue of The New York Times in the article, "Quiet Disobedience."
Through April 22
235 Bowery, New York City
Exhibit by Photo Professor Extended Internationally
"Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age," an Atomic Photographers Guild exhibition organized and co-curated by Associate Photography Professor Harris Fogel, will run March 14 – April 15 at the Foto Freo Photography Festival in Midland, Australia. The exhibit, which ran at the University's Sol Mednick Gallery last fall, just wrapped up a showing in Vienna, Austria, and is scheduled for an additional run in late spring at another venue. Highlighting history's gravest nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, "Behind the Atom Curtain" features the work of 24 photographers, including Fogel, who was just named a Fulbright Specialists Roster Candidate in U.S. Studies, Fine Arts.
Exhibit Featuring Faculty, Alum Reviewed in Philly 'Inquirer'
"There's A Place," an exhibition featuring work by Fine Arts Lecturer Daniel Gerwin and Lecturer H. John Thompson MFA '09 (Studio Art), was reviewed in the February 10, 2012, issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer (scroll down to "Three from the studio"). Curated by painter Sarah McEneaney, the show runs through March 10 at Bucks County Community College's Hicks Art Center Gallery.
Work by CFEVA Fellowship-Winning Faculty, Alumnae on Display
Work by faculty members Daniel Gerwin and Lecturer Leslie Friedman and MFA Book Arts/Printmaking alumnae Kay Healy '08 and Rebecca Gilbert '02 is on display in the exhibition, "Introduction 2012." The show, which runs through February 25 at Moore College of Art & Design, features the newly selected winners of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists' (CFEVA) two-year Career Development Fellowship.
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.
Thursday, April 12, 12 - 5 p.m.
Friday, April 13, 12 - 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 12 - 5 p.m.
Brind School Presents 'Big River'
Mark Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures are set to an award-winning score by the "king of country music," Roger Miller. This concert presentation will feature students and faculty from the Brind School, including Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon, recently seen on Broadway in "The Scottsboro Boys." Book by William Hauptman; directed by Frank Anzalone. More about "Big River" >>
February 23 – 25
Arts Bank 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paradigm Lecture Series
Photographer Joni Sternbach will speak as part of the Paradigm Lecture Series, sponsored by the Photography and Animation programs. Sternbach uses early photographic processes to create contemporary landscapes and seascapes. Her photography has taken her to some of the most remote deserts in the American West and to some of the most prized surf beaches around the world. Sternbach is an artist and educator and has taught for many years at various institutions.
February 29, Noon
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Back to top
Workshop: Doing Business with the Commonwealth
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, the Empowerment Group and the PA Department of General Services. Learn how to pursue contracts with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Discover whether the state buys what you sell. Learn how state government purchases goods and services and know where to find state business opportunities. Explore government programs to help small businesses and find out about certifications for minority and woman-owned businesses. Free and open to UArts students and alumni. Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
February 27, 6 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 905
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
Senior Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
February 29, 8 p.m.
March 1 – 2, 7 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
School of Music Vocal Department Concert
The annual Voice faculty/student recital.
February 22, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
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
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 email@example.com.
Mondays, Through April 30, 12 – 1 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 212
David Ketner: Par-uh-doks
Drawings and collages by Painting/Drawing Professor David Kettner, created during the 20-year period between 1991 and 2011.
Exhibit: February 24 – March 9
Opening Reception: February 29, 5 – 8 p.m.
Staff Exhibition: Inspire
An exhibition of work from University of the Arts staff members.
Through February 24
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
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
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.
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."
Through March 2
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
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)
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
Window on Broad (Anderson Hall façade)
So Does the Stone
Project coordinated by Ángela Sánchez 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