THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 26 - April 1, 2012

 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Spring Open House: March 31
Summer and Fall Advising
Crafts Senior Thesis Show Fundraiser
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NEWS
Illustration Prof Is 'Hunger Games' Artist
Alumni Association Now Accepting Nominations for Alumni Council
CAMD Professor Opens Solo Show in New York
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EVENTS
ArtUnleashed
Cinema Speakeasy: Filmmakers of the Next Generation
Your Future & Your Art
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OPPORTUNITIES
Sherwin Williams Student Design Contest
HACK: A Technology-Based Design and Art Exhibition

IN THE GALLERIES
Hamilton Hall Galleries
President's Office
Gallery 224
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Spring Open House: March 31
Spring Open House welcomes prospective undergraduate and graduate students and their families to discover all that a UArts education can be. Meet faculty, current students and alumni and explore our galleries and performing arts spaces, and learn more about housing and dining. Open House offers demonstrations and performances from all program areas, with special workshops to guide students and their families through the financial aid process. Events start at noon this Saturday, March 31.

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Summer and Fall Advising
Advising for the Summer and Fall 2012 terms began on March 26 and runs through April 6. Related information and materials are located on the Registrar's website. Follow the links on the left to access information about course offerings, registration and to locate forms. Specific instructions on how to register for classes can be found through the Registration link.

Advising & Registration Schedule:
- Advising: March 26 - April 6
- Registration Appointment Date & Times:
Students register for classes online during their assigned appointment time, based on their class level. Registration begins on Sunday, April 15 with graduate students and seniors. Appointments continue by level, with juniors on Monday evening, sophomores on Tuesday evening and freshmen on Wednesday evening, April 18. Online registration for the fall will remain open, except during closures for system maintenance, until September 12, 2012. Summer registration deadlines vary by summer term dates. Please see the online academic calendar for more details. Students will receive their appointment date and time in an email from registrar@uarts.edu the last week of March. If you have any questions about advising and registration, please email registrar@uarts.edu.

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Crafts Senior Thesis Show Fundraiser
Jewelry/Metals seniors from the Crafts department will hold their annual raffle for a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry, a set of two sterling-silver snake chains with eight interchangeable pendants. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased from a senior in the Metals Studio on the 5th floor of Anderson Hall, or from Crafts Secretary Tracy Farquhar in Room 416 of Anderson Hall, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The necklace is currently on display in the Anderson Hall lobby. The winner will be drawn on April 20. For more information, email Elana Jovero at ejovero@uarts.edu.

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Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania AmeriCorps Program
The UArts Career Services office invites interested students to apply to participate in the AmeriCorps Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania program. Administered through a partnership with PHENND (Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development), this program offers community service-minded students the opportunity to earn an education award for their volunteerism. We have open spots for six students to participate in 2012-2013. The program involves completing 300 hours of community service at one of our non-profit partner organizations, which includes BuildaBridge, ArtSphere Inc., Village of Arts & Humanities, Spiral Q Puppet Theater, the Studio at Beacon, and William Way LGBT Community Center. After successful completion of the program, each student will receive an education award of $1,175 that can be applied towards tuition or student loans.

To qualify, students must:

  • Be current freshman, sophomores or juniors
  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens
  • Be interested in and committed to community service, activism and/or social justice
  • Have excellent organization and time management skills, and be highly responsible and dependable

Applications are available in Gershman Hall, Room 309. You may also request an application by emailing Julie Woodard. Application deadline is Wednesday, April 11.

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NEWS
Illustration Prof Is 'Hunger Games' Artist
Last week's opening of the highly anticipated movie adaptation of the best-selling book series, The Hunger Games, has catapulted Illustration Professor Tim O'Brien into the pop culture stratosphere. His illustration of the "mockingjay" brooch, which plays a key role in the plot as well as appearing on the books' covers and as the movie's ubiquitous logo, has the Brooklyn-based artist telling The Philadelphia Inquirer, "I've done postage stamps, covers. I've never had an illustration that was so universally recognized." Read more >>

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Alumni Association Now Accepting Nominations for Alumni Council 2012-2013
The Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations from graduates interested in running for election to the Alumni Council. The Council is a partner to the Office of Alumni Relations in its efforts to engage, advance and support UArts, its alumni and students through a variety of programs, services and volunteer opportunities. The call for nominations concludes at 5 p.m. on April 13. All UArts alumni will be invited to vote in the elections. More info >>

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CAMD Professor Opens Solo Show in New York
"Transmissions"by Multimedia Assistant Professor Katherine Bennett opens at the Collar Works Art Space located in Troy, N.Y., on March 30. Widening notions of habitable spaces and creating a presence across the trajectory of time, Bennett uses sound and light as visceral material to foster relationships across the intangible spaces within the mind and the spaces created by digital communities. "Transmissions" will feature four installations, each representing the presence of a person, memory, or activity. The show runs through May 11.

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Opening Reception Celebrates Photography Professor's Exhibit
Jamestown Community College's Weeks Gallery,in collaboration with LakeArts Film Festival, is presenting an ArtParty that starts with the opening of Adjunct Associate Professor Barbara Proud's photography exhibition, "First Comes Love: Radical Spirits, Civil Rights and the Sexual Evolution." The project celebrates long-term relationships and a lifetime of love between same-sex couples.
Opening Reception: June 15, 6 p.m. followed by artist talk at 6:30 p.m.
Movie screening: June 16, 9 a.m.

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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, 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. Only one week left to take advantage of the ArtUnleashed submission deadline coupon for those last minute supplies or any current art endeavor.

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Cinema Speakeasy: Filmmakers of the Next Generation
Cinema Speakeasy, a monthly series presented by the Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association (PIFVA), will be screening an eclectic mix of fiction, documentary and experimental senior thesis work by alumni from the Film/Video program at the University of the Arts.

  • "The Woman with the Spotted Dogs"
    Khyber Jones '11
    A documentary about the award-winning Canadian painter, photographer, quilt-maker, filmmaker, former cattle rancher, and Bed and Breakfast hostess Kim Ondaatje. After raising six children, Kim now resides alone (except for her Dalmatians and other creatures) on her 100-acre property and at 82, is contemplating her future.
  • "The Call"
    Brandon Ripley '09
    As a Philadelphia firefighter, it is Jack's job to run into burning buildings to save people's lives. But after a tragic fire, Jack finds himself unable to perform his job, jeopardizing the safety and trust of crew at the firehouse.
  • "I Am the Mountain, You Are the Water's Edge"
    Travis Walton Waugh '10
    Combining live action, puppetry and a unique crumpled paper technique, the film tells the story of a lone wolf banished from his town of wolves, who encounters a young she-wolf, also on the run.
  • "Skim"
    Zach Rubin '10
    Three boys navigate the perils of middle-school.
  • "X, Y, Z +T"
    Jin Soo Yoon '09
    Sophisticated digital production tactics are used to reconstruct simple images of life in the city in order to create a dreamlike, surrealist video.
  • "Urva"
    Emre Ozdemir '10

    A documentary that observes the vanishing culture of a remote village in the Black Sea region of Turkey, where all the young people have departed for the cities.
    Admission is $2 for UArts students; $5 for the general public.

April 3, 6:30 p.m.
L'Etage
6th & Bainbridge, Philadelphia

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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 careerservices@uarts.edu or 215.717.6075.
March 27: Performing Artist
April 1: Graduate Student
April 2: Fine Artist

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High/Low Density
The works in this exhibition, which features Associate Professor/Foundation Co-Chair Mark Campbell and Film Professor/Film-Video Coordinator Peter Rose, address themes relating to patterns of settlement, urban/suburban contrasts, and the subsequent social, cultural meanings surrounding issues of concentration and dispersal within the built environment. Co-curated by Mark Campbell and Mary Salvante.
Exhibition: Through May 12
Reception: March 29, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Rowan University Art Gallery

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

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Handwork Artisans
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

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Visibly Invisible Lecture Series: Cynthia E. Smith
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. As Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's Curator of Socially Responsible Design, Cynthia E. Smith combines experience as an industrial designer with graduate training at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Traditionally designers had focused on the 10 percent of the population that could afford their goods and services. Now, a new wave of designers, architects and engineers is working to solve the world's most critical problems as urban populations in the developing world grow at unprecedented rates. Book signing follows the lecture. More about the series >>
April 3, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium

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Paradigm Lecture Series: Gregory Heisler
Photographer Gregory Heisler will speak as part of the Paradigm Lecture Series, sponsored by Cannon and the Photography and Animation programs. Heisler is a New York-based photographer who is renowned for his technical mastery and thoughtful responsiveness. He is perhaps best known for his more than 70 Time cover portraits, including the magazine’s first photographic “Person of the Year” cover image of President George H.W. Bush in 1991. His iconic portraits and innovative essays have appeared in many other magazines, including Life, Squire, Esquire, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, Geo, Sports Illustrated, ESPN and The New York Times Magazine. He has photographed advertising campaigns for such clients as American Express, Benson & Hedges, Dewar’s, Merrill Lynch, Nike and Zocor.
April 4, 1 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Lecture Hall

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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
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
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.

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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 info@hackphilly.com. Full details and submission guidelines can be found at HACKPhilly.com.

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IN THE GALLERIES
Hamilton Hall Galleries (Hamilton Hall)

2012 William H. Ely Illustration Exhibition & Competition
This annual competitive exhibition features the work of the entire senior class of Illustration majors, giving them the opportunity to show their work to thousands of people. Endowed by its namesake in 1964, the William H. Ely Award for Excellence in Illustration is a juried exhibition featuring work ranging from CD jackets to concert posters, magazine spreads to elaborately ornamented surfboards. Cash prizes are awarded for the top three entries.
Through April 3

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

Natural Selection
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.
Through March 30

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Gallery 224 (Anderson Hall, 2nd floor)

WIP'd: MFA I Book Arts/Printmaking Works in Progress
This exhibition presents recent work in Book Arts and Printmaking from 11 artists in the MFA program, representing the culmination of their first year’s work and the solidifying of their emerging artistic voices. Artists include Kunyoung Chang, Ellen Haines, Karen Hardy, Sarah Hulsey, Victoria Marcetti, Tara Jeanette McCafferty, Jenn Pascoe, Erin Paulson, Katherine Pulido, Charissa Schulze and Mou Zou.
Through April 6

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Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th Floor)

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: Through May 21
Artist's Talk: April 5, 1 - 2:30 p.m. in CBS Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Von Hess Gallery

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Gallery One (Hamilton Hall, lower level)

Bump&Grind
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.
Through April 13

 

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

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.
Through April 27

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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.
Through April 27

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Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, 1st floor)

Joel Fisher
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.
Through April 11

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Gallery 633 (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Fine Arts, Printmaking/Book Arts Juniors and Sophomores
Through March 31

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