THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 12 - 18, 2012
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Spring 2012 Recycling Update
The University of the Arts continues to recycle. Since the inception of the program in December 2010, the University has collected 1,627 lbs of electronic waste, 3,262 lbs of recyclable computer equipment, 3,126 lbs of co-mingled cans, plastics and glass containers, 6,620 lbs of recyclable paper, over 3,365 lbs of cardboard, and almost 1,300 light bulbs - ALL TO RECYCLE! We would like to thank the University community for its commitment to helping make this campus a brighter, greener place. More information about the program, which includes monthly recycling statistics, is available at uarts.edu/about/green-initiatives.
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
Illustration Alumna, Berenstain Bears Co-Creator Dies
Jan Berenstain BFA '45, a University of the Arts Illustration alumna who with her alumnus husband, Stan Berenstain BFA '45 (Illustration), wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their parents for 50 years, has died at the age of 88. She suffered a severe stroke on February 23 and died the next day without regaining consciousness, her son, Mike Berenstain BFA '73 (Illustration), said. Read more >>
Video by Music Alumnae/A Cappella Group Goes Viral
A video of four School of Music alumnae covering Adele's "Rumour Has It" using kitchen utensils as instruments has gone viral. The video, which has more than 90,000 hits on YouTube, was featured on AOL, HuffingtonPost.com, Philly.com, CASA.org and on the homepage of "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest's website. The alums - AJ Luca BM '11 (Instrumental Performance), MM '12 (Jazz Studies), Megan Wellman BM '10 (Vocal Performance), Ariel Kerber BM '10 (Vocal Performance) and Mary Anne Cleary BM '09 (Vocal Performance) - are members of the a cappella group The Dolls, which they started in 2008 at UArts. Watch the video >>
Illustration Alum Wins Spike TV's Tattoo Competition
University of the Arts alumnus Shane O'Neill '94 (Illustration) is the winner of Spike TV's "Ink Master" tattoo competition. The 39-year-old defeated nine other elite tattoo artists to win $100,000 and a profile in Inked magazine on the final episode of the show's first season, which aired on March 6. O'Neill is the owner of Infamous Tattoo Co., with locations in Suburban Philadelphia and Delaware. Read more >>
Faculty Member's Sculptures Featured at Medialia Gallery
Mixed medium work by Sculpture Master Lecturer Mashiko is featured in the exhibit "Variations II" at the Medialia Gallery in New York City. The show runs through March 24.
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, 12, 12 - 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 12 - 5 p.m.
Blick Art Materials is a proud supporter of UArts' special events and programs, including the upcoming ArtUnleashed event. Download this coupon from Blick for discounts on all of your art supplies.
Your Future & Your Art: Dinner Conversations Between Students & Alumni
All University students are invited to participate in this dinner series, sponsored by the University's Career Services, Alumni and Parent Relations, and Student Life offices. Throughout late March and early April, alumni will meet and dine with students, sharing insights into their professional careers. All sessions will take place in the Terra Dining Hall at 7:30 - 9 p.m. If you have a meal plan, simply swipe your card, grab your dinner and join us. If you do not have a meal plan, we will be happy to cover the cost of a dining hall meal for you. Space is limited. Reserve your seat for the topics of interest to you at UArtsCareerServices.TicketLeap.com/futureart. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.717.6075.
March 19: Business Owner
March 20: Teacher
March 21: Designer
March 25: Media Artist
March 26: Intern
March 27: Performing Artist
April 1: Graduate Student
April 2: Fine Artist
School of Music Masterclass/Performance/Workshop: Matthew Shipp
The School of Music presents a Masterclass featuring avant-garde jazz piano player Matthew Shipp, with a performance and workshop with the Matthew Shipp Trio. Open to UArts students and faculty only.
Masterclass: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Performance/Workshop: 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Caplan Center for the Performing Arts, Terra Hall
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
Bring your knitting, crochet, needlework or just come and learn how!
For more Information, contact Gina Guglielmi, Student Affairs Coordinator, at 215-717-6617.
Every Friday, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Pine Hall, Room 101
Fine Arts Lecture Series:
Tristin Lowe is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice delves into the crude and rude, absurd and abject, pushing low-brow, low-tech methods and materials toward unexpected ends. In addition to exhibits at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; and the Centre d'Art Contemporain, Switzerland, Lowe's work is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the West Collection, as well as numerous private collections.
March 19, 1 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, Room 307
Beverly Fishman is artist-in-residence and head of the Painting department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has received numerous grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in 2005, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant, two Artist Space Grants and a Ford Foundation Grant.
March 20, 11:45 a.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 815
Visibly Invisible Lecture Series: Dan Marcolina
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. Mad App alchemist and internationally recognized designer and photographer, Marcolina is the author of the critically acclaimed book and iPad series iPhone Obsessed. He will expose how the combination of picture choice and multiple app processing can transform everyday snapshots into remarkable statements. Images will be on display. Book signing follows the lecture.
March 20, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium
Paradigm Lecture Series:
Animator John Dilworth will speak as part of the Paradigm Lecture Series, sponsored by the Photography and Animation programs. The Academy Award-nominated director made his unique brand of cartoons for HBO, FOX, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, MTV, Canal+ and Arte, as well as the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. He has produced many award-winning independent and sponsored films, which have screened around the world, including "The Dirdy Birdy," "The Chicken From Outer Space" and "Life in Transition." Dilworth is also the creator of the popular Cartoon Network series, "Courage the Cowardly Dog."
March 14, 11:30 a.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Lecture Hall
Filmmaker/animator/sculptor Josh Mosley will speak as part of the Paradigm Lecture series, sponsored by Photography and Animation programs. Mosley is professor and chair of the Department of Fine Arts in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has been exhibited and screened at the 2007 Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn., the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Donald Young Gallery, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the SITE Santa Fe Eighth International Biennial and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
March 21, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Lecture Hall
School of Music Vocal Department Concert
The New American Songbook
March 21, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Senior Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
March 21, 8 p.m.
March 22 - 23, 7 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
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 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
Course Stories XIII
Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning. Light refreshments will be available. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
- Keeping Up With Steve Jobs: Design Your Own iPhone, iPad (or Android) App
Slavko Milekic, Professor, Art Education
- MMDI 425 Special Projects in Multimedia -- Designing Mobile Applications the Easy Way: iPhone, iPad and More
Slavko will speak about how an unusual course format encouraged a group of students from a wide variety of departments, both undergraduate and graduate, to collectively discover and share information to accomplish learning goals. He will illustrate how students who found solutions for particular problems became instructors to other students and how a teaching assistant enhanced the delivery of the course.
- Our Ethiopian Connection
RAS Mikey C (Michael Courtney), Senior Lecturer, School of Dance
- DAPF 244X, World Dance Forms -- African Dance in Diaspora
Ras Mikey C will speak about the ways Ethiopian culture has impacted his approach towards teaching the World Dance Forms course, African Dance in Diaspora. He will also speak about the many connections he has found between worlds that seem very different and why he thinks it important to include Ethiopia in our African studies.
March 21, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Terra Board Room, Terra Hall, 9th Floor
Artist Talk: Projections and Dance, Jorge and Niki Cousineau
Collaborators of Subcircle, choreographer Niki Cousineau BFA '92 (Modern Dance) and composer and designer Jorge Cousineau conduct this lecture focusing on their work Only Sleeping (2010), called "an exhilarating synthesis of projected video with dance, text and original music." They will discuss the process while showing excerpts and raw material that led to the work's final production, which featured the use of five projectors.
March 16, 1 - 3 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mondays, Through April 30, 12 - 1 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 212
Sherwin Williams Student Design Contest
Sherwin-Williams launched its second annual STIR(R)Student Design Contest, which recognizes excellence in student-generated residential and commercial design. Students may submit entries to the commercial or residential design category and must use a minimum of three Sherwin-Williams colors. Full contest details can be found online. All entries will be accepted exclusively through the Sherwin-Williams Designer and Architect Facebook page through April 15.
Meet the Groupe
Calling all art directors, designers, copywriters, content strategists, information architects, user experience analysts, interaction designers and any freelancers with a creative portfolio. Razorfish Health and Digitas Health are teaming up in a recruitment search for aspiring and experienced creative talent. Meet the Groupe is a creative open house for local talent interested in freelance opportunities, to share their work and to discuss their experience with two of the leaders in the digital health and wellness space. This is your chance to network with creative leaders from both agencies and local creative talent. Come relaxed and casual. We're here to network and build relationships with local creatives. Drinks and food will be served throughout the night. To register, please RSVP to Raina Alidjani by March 16.
March 28, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Razorfish Health Cafe
100 Penn Square East, 4th Floor
HACK: A Technology-Based Design and Art Exhibition
HACK is an open call for technology-based projects from designers and artists working for/with hacker spaces/maker spaces. Collaborative works are encouraged, but are not required. Submissions can include 2D and 3D works, applications, wearable’s, installation, objects, and performances, as well as works from groups or individuals not associated with hacker/maker spaces. The submission deadline is April 6. Please send all submissions to email@example.com. Full details and submission guidelines can be found at HACKPhilly.com.
Dual exhibition by Fine Arts faculty members Mara Scrupe and Zoe Cohen. In the past several years, Scrupe has been exploring the book form as a poet, photographer, collector and avocational botanist. These book projects investigate the feelings that familiar landscapes arouse in people. Cohen will be exhibiting a new series of small works on paper depicting the intricate and geometric forms of various species of plankton, drawn with actual re-constituted dried plankton.
Exhibition: March 15 - 30
Opening Reception: March 21, 3 - 5 p.m.
The Art of Kinuko Craft
Kinuko Y. Craft is one of the most widely respected and well-known fantasy artists in the United States today. She considers herself a storyteller. Her past commissions have included paintings for the book covers of many well-known fantasy authors, opera posters, fairy tale books and covers for many national magazines. Her art is also widely licensed on calendars, posters, greeting cards and other consumer goods, and can also be found in public collections at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian, the Cornish Colony Museum in Windsor, Vt., the Museum of American Illustration in New York City, the National Geographic Society and other corporate collections.
Exhibition: March 16 - May 21
Artist's Talk: April 5, 1 - 2:30 p.m. in CBS Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Von Hess Gallery
New works in progress from the Crafts department's Fibers Program, showcasing pieces from the artists as they work toward their final thesis exhibition. An artist's studio, like a dance floor, can be a place of untapped opportunity. Both venues cater to the idea of pursuit, and their occupants go there to feel release. Art making is much like a partnered dance, sometimes slow and easy, but more often than not it can be rough, dirty and exhausting. This analogy speaks directly to how we have all felt while working through the artistic process, referring to emotions of extreme lust matched with an equal amount of tension with the media we have chosen to dedicate ourselves too.
Exhibition: March 17 - April 13
Opening Reception: March 23, 6 - 8 p.m.
Private Spaces: The Backyard Project
As the gateway between public and private, the backyard is at once a playground, a privilege and an escape. 1992 Photography alumna Rebekah Schmidt Rocha's saturated color photographs explore this veiled world, the banal and the fantastic, nature and artifice. Beyond the promised privacy and security from fences and hedges lies a curious place of fantasy, where gardens, work sheds and secret paths reflect the desires of their owners, and exist in a state seemingly isolated from the outside world.
March 16 - April 27
Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)
A R C A N U M R E S E A R C H: Quantifying the Complexities of the Puzzle
1988 Photography alum C. Thomas Lewis's evocative images, released from the archive of Arcanum Research, present investigations of often-overlooked inexplicable occurrences. In the large color photographs, researchers attempt to analyze and understand the mysterious phenomena confronting them.
March 16 - April 27
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Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)
Joel Fisher is an artist whose work involves the production of three-dimensional images from chance operations and through memory process and perception. He has had over 100 one-person exhibitions worldwide including Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris; Neue Gallerie / Sammlung Ludwig Aachen (Aix-la-Chapella); Stadtisches Museum, Monchengladbach; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Kunstmuseum Luzern. His group exhibitions include Tate Modern London, "20th Century American Sculpture" at the White House, Baltimore Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. His work is in the permanent collections of Arts Council of Great Britain, London; Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Mass.; Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina. Fisher lives in Great Britain and Vermont.
March 12 - April 11
Gallery 633 (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)
Anne Gilman: Paper Line Edit
The MFA Book Arts/Printmaking department welcomes Brooklyn-based artist Anne Gilman. Exploring emotional terrain using text and drawing, Gilman creates large works on paper, artist books and installations. She was a January 2012 MacDowell Fellow in New Hampshire and will have her project The Jolly Balance featured at the Center for Book Arts in NYC in April. Curated by Sarah Atwater Bourne MFA '12 (Book Arts/Printmaking).
Exhibition: Through March 23
Closing Reception: March 22, 5 - 7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 5:30 p.m.