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Film Alum Earns Emmy Nod for 'Boardwalk Empire'
Jeffery Stern BFA '75 (Photo/Film) has been nominated for a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for his work on the hit HBO show "Boardwalk Empire." This is his second Emmy nomination. Stern, who teaches motion-picture editing and post-production sound editing at the University of Miami School of Communication, has worked on more than 100 films, including "The Silence of the Lambs," "Goodfellas" and "Casino." The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live September 23 on ABC. Read more >>
Olympics Commercials Feature Work by Emmy-Winning Music Grad
Music arranged by Emmy Award-winning composer/arranger Dan Zank BM '95 (Music Performance) can be heard in a TV commercial by United Airlines that features Olympic athletes on their way to the 2012 Summer Games in London. Zank, a full-time film composer for New York-based production house Yessian, also served as creative director for a second United Olympics spot titled "Getting Ready." His music arrangement for the opening number to the 81st Oscar Awards featuring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway won a 2009 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyric.
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed to help students make a smooth transition into college life and to the University of the Arts in particular. NSO is a fun-filled and enlightening time where students can learn practical skills for being a successful college student-artist, experience first hand Philadelphia sights and sounds, and get to know classmates and faculty.
Undergraduate NSO: August 23 - 29
Graduate NSO: August 28
Head of Music Education Publishes First Book
Elizabeth Sokolowski, head of Music Education at the University of the Arts, has published her first book titled Making Musical Meaning: Unlocking the Value of Music Education in the Age of Innovation (GIA Publications). Sokolowski defines the strong connection between rigorous educational teaching and the relevance of music in education. Topics covered include rigor and relevance, a professional framework for teaching, leadership and advocacy, creativity and self-expression, lesson plan design, and inspiration.
Theater Alumna Is On a Roll
2002 Ira Brind School of Theater Arts graduate Erin Weaver received glowing reviews as the lead in "Xanadu," which recently ended its run at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. Weaver played Clio, a.k.a. Kira, the roller skating, high-note belting Greek muse in the spoofy musical sendup of the 1980 Oliva Newton-John movie. "It's not often that a performer working on Washington stages gets this kind of breakout opportunity - or projects as much magnetism as Weaver musters here," raves The Washington Post in its June 19, 2012, issue. Read more >>
'Forbes' Names Philly One of 'America's Coolest Cities'
Forbes magazine has named Philadelphia one of "America's Coolest Cities," ranking it No. 15 on the list of 20 topped by Houston. The City of Brotherly Love was included in the category of "up-and-coming metro areas" whose low costs of living and/or strong economies have been attracting artists and young adults who can't afford to live in the established (typically wealthier) cities like Los Angeles (No. 3) and New York (No. 10). According to the article, "Philadelphia had been forgotten, but now it's being referred to as the Sixth Borough."
Music Professor/Alumnus Awarded Fulbright Specialists Grant
Music Composition Head and alumnus Evan Solot BM '67 (Trumpet), MM '75 (Composition) has been awarded a Fulbright Specialists Program grant for a project in Sri Lanka, where he will assist with that country's first international music festival. The Silver Star Alumni Award recipient will also present workshops and oversee curriculum development and faculty assessment at their new music conservatory. Solot is one of over 400 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright Specialists Program, created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program.
Alumnae Make List of 'Top Up-and-Coming Artists'
Juliana Foster MFA '06 (Book Arts/Printmaking) and Rebecca Gilbert MFA '02 (Book Arts/Printmaking) have been named two of Philadelphia's "Top Up-and-Coming Artists" by CBSPhilly, the local CBS affiliate. The alumnae were among only five chosen as the region's best emerging artists.
Girls On Film: New Paintings by Kate Perkins
As part of the Summer of Love 2012 Exhibition Series, "Girls On Film" presents a new series of paintings by UArts alumna Kate Perkins BFA '12 (Painting/Drawing) that examines the relationship between painting and the moving image, the feminine in narrative and pop culture. The show is curated by UArts faculty member and Philadelphia-based curator Annabelle Rodriguez-Lawton, professor of Art History.
Through August 31
1400 N. American Street (Philadelphia)
Lecture: Social Media Strategy
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts and Empowerment Group present "Social Media Strategy: Establishing the Ecosystem to Spread Your Message and Grow Your Business." This lecture will help entrepreneurs develop social media strategies and tactics as marketing tools. Free for UArts students, alumni and the general public. Seating is limited, registration required. RSVP >>
August 14, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107
Artist As A Filmmaker Series: 'Vertigo'
Presented by UArts and the Philadelphia Film Society, the "Artist As A Filmmaker" monthly film series highlights world-renowned directors who transitioned their careers from visual artistry to filmmaking. This month features "Vertigo" by Alfred Hitchcock. When first released, "Vertigo" received unfavorable reviews from critics, but has gone on to become a classic psychological thriller and the film that helped define Hitchcock's career. Tickets are only available the day of the show at the door for $5. Complimentary access for Philadelphia Film Society members and University of the Arts students and faculty (with proper ID).
August 8, 7:30 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium
The Romantic Impulse
"The Romantic Impulse, Part II: Currents in Contemporary Art" features work by Fine Arts Senior Lecturer Charles Browning. This is the concluding and second half of "The Romantic Impulse" exhibition, which focuses on its aesthetic influence on contemporary art.
Through August 31
Gross McCleaf Gallery
127 South 16th Street (Philadelphia)
18th Annual MFA Summer Lecture Series
The MFA Program in Studio Art wraps up its 18th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists and curators. Free and open to the public.
Diane Karp is the executive director of the Santa Fe Art Institute. She is an arts activist, arts educator, arts connector and devoted supporter of the creative process in all realms of society. Karp holds a Ph.D. in Art History and after teaching 20th-century art history at Temple University, she became the curator of the Ars Medica collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she was responsible for acquiring, researching and developing "Art, Medicine and the Human Condition," an exhibition that traveled to 20 countries after opening at the PMA.
August 7, 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium
Where I Am Right Now: Carol Moore Retrospective
"Where I Am Right Now" comprises selected works from Associate Professor Carol Moore completed since 1982 to the present - whether locating herself through writing and drawing in her studio or in whatever emotional or physical landscape she inhabits. More info >>
Exhibition: August 8 - October 5
Opening Reception: August 8, 3 - 5 p.m.
Fall Reception: September 7, 3 - 5 p.m.
Dave McKenzie: Everything's Alright, Nothing's Okay!
Video works by UArts alum Dave McKenzie BFA '00 (Printmaking). More info >>
Exhibition: August 22 - September 28
Opening reception: September 7, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Lecture: September 27, 1 p.m.
Architectural Conditions: Larry Mitnick and Kenneth Fifer
Visual artist, architect and faculty member Larry Mitnick and poet Ken Fifer, professor of English and former division head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Penn State University (Berks campus), present an exhibition of their collaborative project to use poetry and collage to explore shared architectural conditions.
Exhibition: August 22 - September 28
Reception, Discussion and Poetry Reading: September 6, 5 - 7 p.m. (CBS Auditorium)
Lester Goldman: Selected Paintings and Drawings
UArts alumnus Lester Goldman (1942-2005) received his BFA at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) in 1964 and also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Iowa University, Aspen School of Contemporary Art and Indiana University, where her received his MFA in 1966. From 1966 to 2005, he taught at the Kansas Coty Art Institute, where he was a professor of Painting.
Exhibition: August 22 - September 28
Reception: September 7, 5 - 7:30 p.m.