THIS WEEK @ UARTS: April 2 - 8, 2012
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ArtUnleashed Preview Party Tickets Available
There's still time to purchase a ticket to the ArtUnleashed Preview Party on April 11. 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.
Registrar's Office Now Open at 8:30 a.m.
The Office of the Registrar will open at 8:30 a.m. to better serve the University of the Arts community. Starting immediately, our office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are closed 9 - 10 a.m. each Tuesday for our office staff meeting. You can also visit us at registrar.uarts.edu 24 hours a day.
National Alcohol Screening Day – Student Screening
In observance of National Alcohol Screening Day, which is April 5, the University of the Arts is offering an anonymous screening for alcohol use for UArts students. 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org the last week of March. If you have any questions about advising and registration, please email email@example.com.
5th Annual Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 9 - 13
The University of the Arts and Student Financial Services proudly announce the 5th Annual Student Employee Appreciation Week, April 9 – 13. Festivities include a luncheon announcing the 2012 UArts Student Employee of the Year, an Ice Cream Social sponsored by Student Development and Activities, and a Work Study Coffee Break sponsored by the Last Drop Coffee House on 13th and Pine Streets. Student Financial Services will also sponsor two separate raffles for tickets to shows at theaters along the Avenue of the Arts. For more information, visit the UArts Student Financial Services Facebook page or contact Debi Leonard in Student Financial Services.
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 orstudent 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.
Ceramics Student Wins $15K Windgate Fellowship
John Souter '12 (Crafts), whose senior ceramics work was inspired by a gothic cathedral in Chartres, France, is one of 10 students nationwide selected for a 2012 Windgate Fellowship. The $15,000 grant will allow Souter to travel and study in France this summer as well as support his post-graduation work. Funded by the Windgate Charitable Trust, the award recognizes graduating seniors who have excelled in the world of craft. An international jury selected by the University of North Carolina's Center for Craft, Creativity and Design chooses the grant winners each year.
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 >>
Local Philly Design Firm Shows Faculty Member's Work
Graphic Design Professor Laurence Bach will be exhibiting selections of his "Still-Life," "Assemblage," "Temple Ruins" and "Nightspells" series at Northern Liberties design firm Group M (1050 North Hancock Street, Suite 61, Philadelphia) through May 25. The University community is invited to the opening reception on April 6 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Faculty Members Featured in 'Philadelphia Women Photographers' Exhibit
The work of Photography Professor Alida Fish and Printmaking/Book Arts Adjunct Professor Sarah Van Keuren is currently featured in an exhibition titled "Philadelphia Women Photographers." The exhibit runs through April 7 at Schmidt-Dean Gallery in Philadelphia.
Brind School Presents 'Colorado'
Senior Directing Project by Lauren Hope Gates '12 (Directing, Playwriting & Production). "I want to use this crown to change the world! If I can just change one life, one little insignificant life, I think it will justify the beauty that God has given me." So ends the victory speech of 17-year-old Tracey Ackhart upon her coronation as Miss Late Teen Colorado. Alas, a day before the national pageant in Virginia Beach, Tracey disappears, hurling the rest of her family, whose lives until then had revolved around her, into disarray. More info >>
April 13, 8 p.m.
April 14, 2 and 8 p.m.
April 15, 2 and 7 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
'The Artist As A Filmmaker' Series
Presented by UArts and the Philadelphia Film Society, "The Artist as a Filmmaker" is a monthly film series highlighting world-renowned directors who transitioned their careers from visual artistry to film making. All screenings will be held in Gershman Hall's Levitt Auditorium. Tickets are only available the day of the show at the door, with a general admission fare of $5. Complimentary access is granted to Philadelphia Film Society members as well as University of the Arts students and faculty (with proper identification).
April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Stranger Than Paradise (1984) USA
Director Jim Jarmusch
May 10, 7:30 p.m.
Hunger (2008) UK
Director Steve R. McQueen
June 20, 7:30 p.m.
Matinee (1993) USA
Director UArts alum Joe Dante BFA ’68 (Photography)
July 11 (double feature)
The Future (2011) USA
Director Miranda July
The Beginners (2010) USA
Director Mike Mills
August 8, 7:30 p.m.
Vertigo (1958) USA
Director Alfred Hitchcock
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and the Empowerment Group, this intensive four-day course is designed to hone skills in personal development, business marketing, finance and public promotion. Students who complete the bootcamp are eligible to compete during Entrepreneurship Week’s signature fundraising event. Entrepreneurship Week (April 16-19), a program by the Empowerment Group, celebrates Philadelphia’s entrepreneurship community. Free and open to UArts students and alumni (with ID). Registration is recommended as seating is limited.
April 9 - 12, 6 - 9 p.m. daily
Terra Hall, Room 905
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. For more information, email Elana Jovero at email@example.com.
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. Alumni will meet and dine with students, sharing insights into their professional careers. 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 at UArtsCareerServices.TicketLeap.com/futureart for the final topic in this series: Fine Artist. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-717-6075.
April 2, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Terra Dining Hall
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
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
Fine Arts Lecture Series: Dufala Brothers
Steven and Billy Dufala practice in a variety of media, approaching sculpture, theater, performance, music, digital media and good old-fashioned drawing with equal passion and zeal. The Dufala Brothers have exhibited widely. Their 2009 solo exhibition “Trophy” at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia explored concepts of use-value, sentimentality, exaggeration and shelf-life through an absurd and trash-picked lens. In 2009, the Dufala Brothers were awarded the West Grand Prize, an international juried prize in its inaugural year. Steven was a founding member of the experimental, performative band, Man Man, in which Billy currently performs.
April 10, 1 p.m.
Anderson Hall, Room 212
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
Senior Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
April 4, 8 p.m.
April 5 - 6, 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.
April 6: NYC Trip to MOMA - Diego Rivera Murals
Lunchtime Yoga Extended Through May 9
The popular lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council and the Provost's office has been extended until May 9. Free and open to faculty, staff and students. Classes are suitable for all levels and are held on Wednesdays, with the exception of April 26, which is a Thursday.
April 18, April 26, May 2, May 9
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
Summer Internships at WHYY
Internships are an important element in the growth of young professionals, and WHYY offers a variety of meaningful learning opportunities and on-the-job training experiences for junior- and senior-year undergraduates, as well as graduate and postgraduate students (within two years of graduation). Experiences range from production and newsroom opportunities across all media platforms , to branding, promotions, public relations and other administrative departments for the region's primary public media provider. The deadline for applications is April 15. Full details can be found online.
Sherwin Williams Student Design Contest
Sherwin-Williams launched its second annual STIR®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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details and submission guidelines can be found at HACKPhilly.com.
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
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 >>
April 11 - 14
The mission of m(eye)environment is to educate and encourage today's youth to express themselves through digital photography. Sponsored by OLYMPUS of America, Adobe Systems, Innova Digital Art, Kingston Systems, the University of the Arts and the Philadelphia Zoo. President Sean Buffington and Exhibit Director Robert Morrison cordially invite you to an exclusive reception, lecture and private viewing on Thursday, April 5. Please RSVP to Associate Director Julia Mead BFA '09 Photography at 215-717-6307.
Exhibition: April 3 - 27
Opening Reception/Lecture: April 5, 3 - 5 p.m., CBS Auditorium
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
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
Anderson Hall Cases (outside Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery)
Second Annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition
Join the Print Services staff and students Caitlin Lord '12 (Photography), Kelsey Niziolek '12 (Illustration), John Thomas '12 (Illustration) and Jiayin Yu '12 (Graphic Design) at the second annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition, a juried exhibition of prints by UArts' students. These students from across the College of Art, Media & Design will be exhibiting recent work.
Exhibition: April 4 – May 17
Opening Reception: April 4, 4 – 6 p.m. in Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
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
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
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
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.
Through April 11
Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall)
Fine Arts, Printmaking/Book Arts Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Featuring students F. Joshua Bicker, Jordan Gulaskey, Daniel Mullins, Zak Parsons, GinaPierce, Paul Portis and Ross Stoops.
Through May 11