THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 27 - March 11, 2012

  
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Spring Break Building Hours
Save the Date: University Forum April 25
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week - Student Screening
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NEWS
Power of Ten Big-Band Album Rises on Jazz Charts, Playlists
Work by Crafts Professor, Sculpture Alum at Eastern State Penitentiary
Foundation Professor Exhibits at Philly Galleries
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EVENTS
OppFest2012
Exposed Lecture Series
Dance Concert
More Events >>

OPPORTUNITIES
OppFest2012
Exposed Lecture Series

IN THE GALLERIES
Hamilton and Arronson Galleries
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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Save the Date: University Forum April 25
Faculty and staff are invited to a University Forum at which President Buffington will provide a Financial Update.
April 25, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week - Student Screening
In observance of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, February 26 to March 3, the University of the Arts is offering an anonymous screening to UArts students for eating disorders. There are also screenings for depression, anxiety and other related disorders. Visit mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/UARTS to take the screening online. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Hainstock, Director of Counseling, at 215-717-6614.

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Corzo Center Creative Incubator: Orientation and Deadline
The Corzo Center Creative Incubator provides support for University of the Arts seniors, graduates and alumni (who have graduated in the last 10 years) interested in launching creative businesses or social enterprises. Funding includes a limited number of $10,000 grants plus a mentor program that provides advice from entrepreneurs, lawyers, marketing mavens and business leaders. Participation at an orientation session is required for anyone who wishes to apply. Registration is required. The deadline for students wishing to apply for funding through the Corzo Center Creative Incubator is April 28. For more information, email corzocenter@uarts.edu.
Orientation Sessions:
March 1, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

March 29, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 905

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Large-Format Scanning Now Available in Terra Imaging Lab
The Terra Imaging Lab now has a Colortrac SmartLF scanner, perfect for scanning large drawings, paintings and prints. The scanner can accommodate work up to 42" wide and 0.8" thick. Scanning sessions are reserved 20 minutes at a time for $5 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Time taken to transfer files (copying to a flashdrive or burning a DVD) is counted towards total elapsed time. DVDs are available for purchase for $1 each. The Imaging Lab is not responsible for any damage of artwork during scanning, so please use caution. Be sure work is dry and set before scanning. Minimum size for large format scanning is 8.5" x 11". For more information or to reserve a scanning session, visit Bob Myaing in the Terra Imaging Lab, Room 1316, or call 215-717-6693.

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NEWS
Power of Ten Big-Band Album Rises on Jazz Charts, Playlists
"Earth Tones," the new jazz CD from Music Professor/former College of Performing Arts Dean Rick Lawn's Power of Ten "little big band," is gaining coast-to-coast radio play and moving up the jazz charts. As of Feb. 22, the album is No. 75 on the Jazzweek radio play list. Read more >>

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Work by Crafts Professor, Sculpture Alum at Eastern State Penitentiary
"The Battle of Carnival and Lent," new work by award-winning stained-glass artist and University of the Arts Associate Professor of Crafts Judith Schaechter, will be installed in the narrow skylights and arched windows of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary. The 2012 artist installation program will also include work from UArts alum Tyler Held BFA '11 (Sculpture). Read more >>

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Foundation Professor Exhibits at Philly Galleries
Foundation Professor Michael Rossman will be part of the exhibition, "Ten Thousand Storms and Still Standing," showing at the Cerulean Arts Gallery February 29 - March 31. An opening reception will take place on March 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a Meet the Artists' session on March 11 from 2 to 4 p.m., with a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Rossman is also currently showing "Decades of Drawing" at the Allens Lane Art Center through March 23.

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Work by Graphic Design Alum at Drexel's Pearlstein Gallery
Alumnus Craig Holden Feinberg BFA '02 (Graphic Design) will be exhibiting posters and other artworks at Drexel University's Leonard Pearlstein Gallery from May 14 to June 8. Feinberg, who served as senior art director at Unison in Washington, developed social awareness campaigns for the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and the World Health Organization.

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Crafts Professor, Jeweler Sharon Church Featured in RAM Exhibit
Crafts Professor and nationally renowned studio jeweler Sharon Church is one of the artists featured in the exhibit "Out On a Limb: Contemporary Wood Jewelry" showing at the Racine Art Museum through June 17. The exhibit features the work of emerging and established artists who use wood as the primary medium for jewelry and adornment.

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Faculty, Students, Alumna to Present at NAEA Convention
Art and Design Education professors Rande Blank and Barbara Suplee are featured presenters at the National Art Education Association's 2012 Convention being held in NYC February 29 - March 4. The Convention's theme - Emerging Perspectives: Connecting Teaching, Learning and Research - will be reflected in Blank's presentation on the inclusive classroom and on innovative curriculums for secondary schools and in Suplee's session on instructional resources. Blank and Suplee will be assisted by eight graduate students, three of whom will join them in presenting Classroom Art Teachers & the Reality of K-12 Art Rooms: Partners in UArts' Preservice Programs. UArts alumna Margot Livingston MAT '11 (Visual Arts) will lead a session on integrating science and the arts, and Judy Lee, a master's student currently doing research in Berlin, Germany, will offer a session on international art collaborations.

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Faculty Member's Films Featured at International House
Film Professor Peter Rose will present two programs at International House Philadelphia (3701 Chestnut St.) on March 3 as part of its Directors in Focus series. "Tongue Ties," a compilation of films, videos and performances on language, will be shown at 5 p.m. "Sight Songs," a suite of films and videos about landscape, light and vision, will be shown at 7 p.m.

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EVENTS
OppFest2012
Career Services invites students to attend OppFest2012, where they will have the opportunity to meet employers to learn about opportunities, including internships, summer and full- and part-time jobs, freelance projects, community service and more; learn about positions in the arts and in other fields; share resumes and artwork samples or headshots with potential employers; visit the resume table for feedback and helpful information about writing and revising your resume; and visit the “Chat with Alumni” table to get career advice. Among the companies attending are Abington Kids Creative Arts Studio, Campbell Soup, Charming Shoppes, City of Philadelphia/Dept. of Parks & Recreation, Entertainment Cruises, I-SITE Inc., James Oliver Gallery, Living Arts Dance & Fitness Studios, Printfresh, Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, Unique Industries, WXPN and others. Raffle for cool prizes and free snacks and beverages. For more information or for assistance in preparing a resume and other promotional materials, contact Career Services at 215-717-6075.
March 14, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium and Solmssen Court

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Exposed Lecture Series
Presented by the Graphic Design program.

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Dance Concert
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

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Lecture: Lily Yeh
Please join us for "Awakening Creativity: Art as a Vehicle of Healing and Change," a lecture by Lily Yeh, a celebrated artist who has worked with communities around the world. The lecture will focus primarily on the "Dandelion School Transformation Project," a project with the school for the children of migrant workers in Beijing. Writer/artist Susan Viguers, professor and director of the MFA Book Arts/Printmaking program, will speak briefly about her recent book art workshop at the Dandelion School.
February 28, 6:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

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Workshop: Artists & Entrepreneurs
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts and Good Company Ventures presents "Living Through the First Year: Cash Flow and Budget Planning" as part of the Artists & Entrepreneurs workshop series. What artists and media makers need to know about financial budgeting, what to plan for, and how to avoid debt and cash flow problems. Led by Chris Bentley, co-founder and executive director of Good Company Ventures. He has 15 years of operational and financial management experience including financial analysis, due diligence, business plan development, and operational and strategic consulting services. Time for Q&A will follow the lecture. Free for UArts students, alumni and the general public. Seating is limited, registration required. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
March 8, 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13

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Paradigm Lecture Series
Joni Sternbach
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

Bob Asman
Photographer Bob Asman will speak as part of the Paradigm Lecture Series, sponsored the Print Center and the Photography and Animation programs.
March 2, 11:30 a.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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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

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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.

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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ISIS Productions: The House of Blue Leaves
Directed by Theater Arts faculty member Neil Hartley, staring UArts alumni Jennifer MacMillan BFA '06 (Acting), Eric Wunsch BFA '11 (Acting) and Rebecca Miglionico BFA '08 (Acting). "The House of Blue Leaves" is a zany comedy centered on the day the Pope made his visit to New York City in 1965. The play's author, John Guare, uses his characters to accentuate the elusive search for fame, and also begs the question: What is normal? More information and tickets are available online.
March 1 - 25
Performances: Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m.
Walnut Street Theatre, Studio 5

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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 Entries: OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition
Students are invited to submit work for the Second Annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition, set to take place April 6 through May 18 in Anderson Hall. Four students will be chosen to have their work printed and framed by the Imaging Labs. A jury of four faculty members from various departments will choose one artist from the exhibition to receive the OTIS Print Services Award at an awards ceremony to take place in the spring. The winner will receive $1,000. Eligible students must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University of the Arts during the 2012 Spring semester. All work must be created utilizing a service offered by the Imaging Labs (Color Laser, Inkjet, Pictorico, Laser Cutter, etc.), and can be submitted in digital form. The chosen students will work with the Imaging Labs to complete the work. Students can submit work from courses or work from outside their disciplines. If you are interested in learning more or if you would like to pick up an application and submit your work, please stop by the labs and visit Amanda Benton in Anderson Hall or Bob Myaing in Terra. You can also visit our Facebook page to see work from last year's exhibition, including work by Amanda Stewart BFA '11 (Illustration), the first ever recipient of the $1,000 Print Services Award. Submissions are due by Friday, March 2.

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Call for Submissions: Recess Residencies in NYC
Artists are invited to apply for a Recess residency at either of its New York City spaces in Soho or Red Hook, Brooklyn. Recess residents will be selected based on the conceptual rigor and artistic quality of their proposal and their ability to work productively within the program. Successful applicants will articulate a particular need to work in a manner that expands beyond traditional studio method and gallery exhibition. Artists must submit an application form, CV, artist's statement, project proposal, proposed budget, work samples and a work description list. Application deadline is March 15. Complete guidelines can be found on the Recess website.

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IN THE GALLERIES
Hamilton and Arronson Galleries

David Kettner: Par-uh-doks
Collages and analytical drawings by Painting/Drawing Professor David Kettner.
Exhibit: Through March 9
Opening Reception: February 29, 5 - 8 p.m.

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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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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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