THIS WEEK @ UARTS: September 10 - 16, 2012
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Drop/Add Deadline: September 12 at 5 p.m.
The Drop/Add deadline is Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 5 p.m. Please log on to the UArts Portal and verify your schedule. If you have any questions about your schedule, please stop by the Office of the Registrar for assistance or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of the Registrar cannot register you for classes over the phone or through an email request, but can assist you with adjusting your schedule online. As always, contact your advisor or department if you have any questions about your degree progress or what classes are most appropriate for you at this time. After the drop/add deadline, you must withdraw from a class, receiving a grade of W on your transcript.
Course Catalogue Now Online
The 2012-2013 UArts Course Catalogue has been published and is now available at catalogue.uarts.edu. The Course Catalogue is an official University publication that includes academic policy, academic program requirements, admission requirements, course descriptions, financial aid requirements, and tuition and fees. A full listing of Catalogue changes and a summary of recent usage analytics is published on the Catalogue page of the Office of the Registrar website.
Building Access Update
To support the needs of faculty and staff arriving early, effective Tuesday, September 11, the following buildings will be accessible by faculty and staff only beginning at 7:30 a.m. daily: Anderson, Hamilton, Merriam and Terra. (Hamilton Hall entry at 7:30 a.m. will be via the Pine Street entrance; the main entry on Broad Street opens at 8 a.m.) This update does not change "official" building hours summarized previously. Students will not be permitted entry to buildings until 8 a.m.
MUNNYWORLD at Blick Art Materials
On September 13 from 6 to 9 p.m., join Blick Art Materials at 1330 Chestnut Street for live music, food and prizes. The event will feature MUNNYWORLD creative toys to try out. Pick up your store coupon for 25 percent off of your purchases. Students: Enter in-store for your chance to win a 2012 Scion iQ. You could win the car and UArts could win $5,000 in art supplies. See details in the store.
Work by Late Professor at Locks Gallery, Print Center
Locks Gallery and the Print Center in Philadelphia will showcase the work of late Painting Professor Edna Andrade, a beloved UArts teacher and mentor who died at the age of 91 in 2008. "Edna Andrade, Works on Paper: 1959–1962" runs through October 13 at Lochs Gallery, coinciding with "Color Motion: Edna Andrade Prints," on view September 14 through November at the Print Center. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 13 at the Print Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a gallery talk at 5:30 p.m. Read more >>
CD by Grad Ensemble Praised in 'All About Jazz'
"Mars Apes," the whimsically titled recording by the School of Music Graduate Ensemble, received a glowing review in the August 31 issue of All About Jazz. Produced by Don Glanden, head of the MM in Jazz Studies program at UArts, the CD features original music by Mark Allen BM '10 (Music), MM '11 (Jazz Studies) on saxophone, Dave Bozenhard MM '12 (Jazz Studies) on guitar, Rihards Fedotovs MM '12 (Jazz Studies) on drums and Sandy Eldred BM '12 (Music), MM '13 (Jazz Studies) on bass. Raves All About Jazz: "The inherent talent of these four young men, combined with the phenomenal education they have received, has resulted in a uniquely creative work." Read the All About Jazz article >>
Video by Film Professor Featured at Michener Art Museum
Film Professor Peter Rose has a two-channel video installation at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., as part of the "Creative Hand, Discerning Heart: Story, Symbol, Self" exhibit, a show of regional art that runs through December 30. The installation, "The Indeserian Tablets," presents a fictive portrait of an imaginary civilization and uses transfaluminal lighting strategies. Rose will present a talk on his work on October 23 at 1 p.m. Preview the installation >>
Illustration Professor/Alumnus to Speak at Oral Cancer Awareness Walk
Illustration Professor Christian "Patch" Patchell BFA '95 (Illustration), an oral cancer survivor, will speak at the David Nasto Memorial Walk for Oral Cancer Awareness in Andover, N.J. The fifth annual event will take place on Saturday, September 22 to benefit the Oral Cancer Foundation. Diagnosed in 2007 with stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of the lateral tongue and now cancer-free, Patchell will share his personal battle with oral cancer and how the deadly disease inspired his book I Put the Can in Cancer: A Journey Through Pictures, which features 25 sketches created during his radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Read more >>
'New York' Mag Loves Philly's Arts, Culture Scene
New York magazine featured Philly in its "Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan" and had this to say about the City of Brotherly Love: "World-class museums, cutting-edge galleries and ubiquitous street murals make this city a trove of creative riches." Read the article >>
Family and Alumni Weekend
Parents and families of current students and all alumni are invited to attend Family and Alumni Weekend. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the UArts Alumni Association, this year's program will showcase the many talents of the UArts community and will provide plenty of opportunities to connect with current students and their families, as well as with alumni and faculty. Highlights include:
- The "Making IT" Exhibition, showcasing the work of graduates from 2002 to 2012
- Young Alumni and Golden Arts reunions
- Student performances
- Theater presentation of "Spoon River"
- Workshops with faculty
October 19 – 21
September 16, 8 p.m.
Brian Sanders' JUNK: The Gate Reopened @ Pier 9
20 tickets available
Optional meet-up at 7 p.m. in Gershman Lobby
September 21, 6 p.m.
Nicole Canuso Dance Company @ the APS Museum
20 tickets available
Optional meet-up at 5 p.m. in Gershman Lobby
September 23, 2 p.m.
7 Fingers – Sequence 8 @ the Merriam Theater
12 tickets available
Meet at venue
Meet at 30th Street Station at 9 a.m.
NYC Day Trip to MoMA to see the Quay Brothers exhibit
November 8, 8 p.m.
Ballet X Fall Series @ the Wilma Theater
20 tickets available
Meet at venue
November 9, 8 p.m.
Chick Corea and Gary Burton's Hot House Tour @ the Kimmel Center
10 tickets available
Meet at venue
Artists & Entrepreneurs Lecture Series
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts with GoodCompany Group present "Artists & Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: When You Know You Have a Good Business Idea." Richard Binswanger is an entrepreneur and teacher working on new approaches to creativity and innovation. Founder of Innovadium, a program to support teaching innovation to children, he will discuss how to narrow the gap between a good idea and a good business idea. Time for Q&A will follow the program. This program is linked to a workshop on Sept. 15 to allow a deeper dive into the subject. Lecture attendance is required for those interested in the Sept. 15 workshop (admission is by application and fee with limited seating). This lecture is free for UArts students, alumni and the general public. Seating is limited, registration required. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
September 13, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13
Brind School Presents 'Princess Ida'
Ida leads a band of women who have forsworn the company of men and established an all-girls college, but three men disguise themselves as ladies in order to infiltrate the college. Once their disguise is revealed, it leads to a full-blown battle of the sexes, complete with arrows and armor. A hilarious satire of the 19th century Women's Rights movement. Libretto by William S. Gilbert, music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, directed by Kate Galvin. More info >>
September 20 – 23
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. 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 email@example.com.
Continuing Studies Fall Information Session
Take the first step in learning about Continuing Education courses and the new "Essentials" and "Professional" certificate programs. Every program has a clear learning outcome: secure a new position, transition into a new industry or keep technical skills current. Attendees will be eligible to receive a 10% discount on one new fall 2012 CE course registration (new students only; no retroactive refunds will be given). RSVP by Friday, September 14 to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-717-6095.
September 19, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Presentations at 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, 9th floor
Behind the Atom Curtain: Life and Death in the Nuclear Age
Traveling photography exhibit by members of the Atomic Photographers Guild co-curated by faculty member Harris Fogel that originated in the fall of 2011 at the University's Sol Mednick Gallery. Over the past year, the show has traveled to Vienna, Perth, Rio de Janeiro and Seattle. The Atomic Photographers Guild is an international collective of photographers dedicated to making visible all aspects of the nuclear age.
September 28 – November 30
Rocky Flats Cold War Museum
5612 Yukon St., Arvada, Colo.
Kathy Rose: Living Tapestries
Work by Film faculty member Kathy Rose will be included in the POP Montreal International Music Festival.
September 19 – 23
Looping daily, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Swell: Julianna Foster
Faculty member and alumna Julianna Foster's new exhibition "Swell" depicts a fantastic event that allegedly occurred last year in a small coastal town. As the story goes, a nor'easter was forming in the Atlantic Ocean from the remnants of a hurricane when several residents reported seeing something they had never witnessed before – and have never seen since. Foster teaches in the University's Photography program and MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program, where she received her MFA in 2006. A member of Vox Populi since 2006, "Swell" is her fourth solo exhibition.
Exhibition: Through September 30
Gallery Talk: September, 16, 3 p.m.
Vox Populi Gallery
319 N. 11th Street (Philadelphia)
Brind School Faculty, Students, Alumni, Star in 'New Jerusalem'
Faculty and staff from the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts star in Lantern Theater Company’s production of "New Jerusalem, The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656." A remount of last year's wildly successful show, "New Jerusalem" features Sam Henderson BFA '99 (Acting) as Spinoza and Jake Blouch BFA '09 (Acting) as Simon de Vries; costumes by faculty member Maggie Baker and scenic design by faculty member Nick Embree; and technical work by Sungwon Kim BFA '12 (Design/Tech), Radha Vakharia '13 (Design/Tech) and Karly Tufenkjian '13 (Design/Tech).
Through September 23
Lantern Theater Company
10th and Ludlow Streets, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe
Founded in 1997, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe supports artists and brings the world's newest and most cutting-edge cultural experiences to the city, amplifying the vibrancy of Philadelphia as a renowned cultural center and an unparalleled place to live, work and visit.
Through September 22
The Fighting Season: Louie Palu
"The Fighting Season" refers to a well-known time of year in Afghanistan when the warm, late-spring weather provides conditions and resources ideal for fighting Afghan-style guerilla war through autumn. Canadian photographer Louie Palu photographed the conflict in Afghanistan over a five-year period. This exhibition features prints and excerpts from his personal diaries, drawn from three bodies of work. More info >>
Exhibition: Through September 14
Lecture: September 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Reception (with Donna J. Wan): September 12, 4 – 6 p.m.
Department of Art + Design Education Faculty Exhibition
The Department of Art + Design Education presents an exhibition of work by faculty members.
Through October 11
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. More info >>
Through September 28
Cryptofauna: The Art of Chris Buzelli
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Chris Buzelli moved to New York City and began his career as an illustrator. His paintings have appeared in many publications, including Rolling Stone, TIME, Playboy and The New York Times. Buzelli has collaborated on many projects for design firms and advertising agencies. He also shows his work in various galleries throughout the U.S. and teaches once a week at RISD and SVA. More info >>
Exhibition: September 17 – November 16
Reception: October 18, 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Hamilton Galleries (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)
Lester Goldman: Selected Paintings and Drawings
Late UArts alumnus Lester Goldman BFA '64 (Painting) [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 he received his MFA in 1966. From 1966 to 2005, he taught at the Kansas Coty Art Institute, where he was professor of Painting. More info >>
Through September 28
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)
Dave McKenzie: Everything's Alright, Nothing's Okay!
Video works by UArts alum Dave McKenzie BFA '00 (Printmaking). More info >>
Exhibition: Through September 28
Lecture: September 27, 1 p.m.
President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)
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 >>
Through October 5
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
In the Landscape: Donna J. Wan
Photographer Donna J. Wan investigates our compulsion to pursue nature, often from a vantage point at the end of a paved parking lot, and the effect such dichotomies may have on us. In Wan's digitally printed color photographs from medium-format color film negatives, the viewer is invited to change places with the humanity at the edge of nature. More info >>
Exhibition: Through September 14
Reception (with Louie Palu): September 12, 4 – 6 p.m.