THIS WEEK @ UARTS: October 1 - 7, 2012
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Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative
Submissions for the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative (HHPAI), which presents projects on the two platforms facing Broad Street outside Hamilton Hall, are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 academic year, as well as for summer 2013. Lewis Colburn, the University's new Sculpture shop supervisor, will take charge of curating the HHPAI. Details and submission guidelines >>
Student Flu Shots – Get Yours While You Can
Health Services will be giving free seasonal flu shots to students beginning October 1. Shots are on a first-come, first-served basis. The Health Services office is located in Gershman Hall (Room 306) and is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary. For additional information, contact 215-717-6652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free, Confidential HIV Testing and STI Screening for Students
Free and confidential Rapid HIV testing and STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) screening is now available in Student Health Services every Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Come and take advantage of this potentially lifesaving resource. Testing takes 10 to 30 minutes. For more information, contact Health Services, located at 306 Gershman Hall, at 215-717-6230 or email@example.com.
Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month with Blick
Celebrate Arts & Humanities Month with Blick Art Materials, while supporting local art projects. With a contribution of $5 between October 19 and 21, you will receive 30 percent off of your entire purchase and a free gift.
Brind School Faculty Win 2012 Barrymore Awards
Brind School lecturers Jacqueline Goldfinger and Forrest McClendon were among the winners of the 2012 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, announced September 25 by the Theatre Alliance of Philadelphia. Goldfinger's Flashpoint Theatre Company production 'Slip/Shot' was named Outstanding New Play, while McClendon took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical for his Tony-nominated role in "The Scottsboro Boys." Read more >>
'New York Times' Interviews University Professor Camille Paglia
University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies Camille Paglia was featured in the September 27, 2012, issue of The New York Times in an article about her new book Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art From Egypt to Star Wars (Pantheon). Set for release on October 16, the book is Paglia's sixth and her first to focus exclusively on visual art. Read the article >>
Faculty Member, Alumna Featured in 'American Craft' Mag
Crafts Lecturer Stacey Webber and alumna Melanie Bilenker BFA '00 (Crafts) are highlighted in American Craft magazine's feature on gifted young craft artists in the Renwick Gallery's " 40 Under 40: Craft Futures" exhibition. Read the article >>
Art Festival Features Work by Alumni, Faculty
Work by Adam Wallacavage BFA '96 Photography, Caitlin Perkins MFA '04 Book Arts, Rebecca Tennenbaum BFA '12 (Painting) and Art History Lecturer Anabelle Rodriguez is featured in "70 Rupees to Paradise," an art and music festival aboard the tall ship Gazela Primeiro, Philadelphia's official tall ship. The ~curARTorial LAB, which Rodriguez founded, is the main curatorial partner for this one-of-a-kind festival being held through October 7 at Penn's Landing.
Brind School Presents 'A Free Man of Color'
The Philadelphia premiere of the newest play by award-winning dramatist John Guare, set in boisterous New Orleans just prior to the Louisiana Purchase. When America acquires the Louisiana Territory in 1801, it brings American rule and racial segregation to that chaotic and colorful world, but Jacques Cornet, a flamboyant, libidinous "free man of color," finds himself suddenly deprived of his liberty. More info >>
October 11 – 14
Arts Bank 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
13th Annual Philadelphia Stage Combat Workshop
Hosted by the University of the Arts, this year's Philadelphia Stage Combat Workshop will offer special and traditional classes with such faculty as Fight Master Richard Ryan. Beginning, intermediate and advanced classes include gypsy knife fighting and sword fighting on the stairs. Tuition includes classes, battle, continental breakfast and a cheesesteak lunch. SAFD and student discounts available. For more information, contact Theater Arts Professor Charles Conwell.
October 6 – 7
Student Council Information Session
The Office of Student Life invites all students to a Student Council Information Session. Students will learn more about the role of Student Council and will have the opportunity to share feedback and ideas with the Office of Student Life. Applications for Student Council will also be available at this session. Snacks will be provided! Please come prepared with feedback and questions regarding UArts Student Council and its role and impact on the student body. For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Casey Sharkey, Campus Programming Coordinator, at email@example.com.
October 3, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Gershman Hall, Room 408
Photography Lecture: Gil Magen Cohen
The Chabad Jewish Center for Students of the Arts and the Philly Israeli Consulate present "Hasidic Courts," a lecture by photojournalist Gil Magen Cohen, the first Israeli hired by Reuters. An expose of moments, surprises and impressions from the lives of Israel's ultra-Orthodox. The talk is part of the current exhibition on Hasidic life at the Israeli Museum in Jerusalem.
October 18, 7 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
Family and Alumni Weekend
All alumni and families of current students are invited to attend Family and Alumni Weekend, set for October 19 – 21. 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. Register now >>
October 19 – 21
Vocal Showcase Concert
Outstanding vocal students perform pieces from their spring 2012 juries, as selected by the Vocal faculty.
October 3, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Jeanne Jaffe: Four Quartets
Exhibition of new work by Sculpture Professor Jeanne Jaffe informed by T.S. Eliot's book of poetry titled Four Quartets. More info >>
Exhibition: Through October 21
First Friday Opening: October 5, 6 – 9 p.m.
Marginal Utility Gallery
319 North 11th Street, Philadelphia
Fall Open House
The University of the Arts will hold its annual Fall Open House on Saturday, October 27 from noon to 4 p.m. Prospective students and their families can meet faculty, current students and alumni; explore our galleries and performing arts spaces; and learn more about housing and dining. Open House offers demonstrations and performances from all program areas, and special workshops to guide visitors through the financial aid process, as well as tips on preparing a portfolio or audition.
October 27, 12 - 4 p.m.
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts and Empowerment Group, this interactive, six-part workshop provides a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to plan, market, manage money and present your ideas. Free for UArts students and alumni. Seats available for the general public; inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration required at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
October 6, 13, 20 and 27
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511
Presented in partnership with the University of the Arts, the 8th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival unites the region's dynamic creative community by bringing together individuals and organizations from across the design spectrum, placing a spotlight on Philadelphia’s rich design history and creative industries at work.
October 10 – 14
Student Affairs is sponsoring free tickets for students to the area's best exhibitions and performances. To sign up and obtain tickets, visit Student Affairs in Gershman Hall, Room 311.
NYC Day Trip to MoMA to see the Quay Brothers exhibit, featuring the work of Stephen Quay BFA '69 (Photography) and Timothy Quay BFA '69 (Illustration)
Meet at 30th Street Station at 9 a.m.
Fresh Cut from the Vine @ at the Painted Bride
Philly's best jazz musicians perform together, including UArts faculty
October 20, 8 p.m.
Optional meet up at 7 p.m. in Gershman Lobby
Ballet X Fall Series @ the Wilma Theater
20 tickets available
November 8, 8 p.m.
Meet at venue
Chick Corea and Gary Burton's Hot House Tour @ the Kimmel Center
10 tickets available
November 9, 8 p.m.
Meet at venue
Yemen Blues @ at the Painted Bride
A dynamic global jazz fusion experience
November 11, 7 p.m.
Optional meet up at 6 p.m. in Gershman Lobby
Free Lunchtime Yoga
This popular free lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council is suitable for all levels and open to faculty, staff and students. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Classes are held weekly on Wednesdays through December 5. There will be no class on October 24 or November 22.
October 3, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203
Works In Progress
Exhibit features work by junior Printmaking/Book Arts students Aubrey Didonato, Julia Lemyre, Eric Shetter and Meghan Toth.
Through October 5
Crowds and Barriers
A collaborative project of animated monotypes by UArts Associate Professor Patty Smith and Claire Fouquet (Cefu), a faculty member in the animation program at École Européenne Supérieure de L'image. Working together for the past three weeks in the Printmaking Edition studio, the two artists have produced over 25 monotypes that have been translated into a brief animation. It is the first stage of a larger project to be completed in the spring of 2013 in Angoulême and Paris, France. The prints and animation will be on view.
October 8 – 10
Isa Barnett '43 and Ivan Barnett '69: Generation to Generation
An exhibition in tribute to the distinguished Philadelphia/Santa Fe artist and illustrator Isa Barnett DIPL '43 (Illustration), presented by his artist son Ivan BFA '69 (Illustration). Isa is remembered as an esteemed and influential teacher at UArts. More info >>
Exhibition: October 17 – November 26
Opening Reception: October 21, 5 – 7 p.m.
Making IT: Alumni Works '02 - '12
A juried exhibition of works by recent alumni from the classes of 2002 through 2012, including undergraduate and graduate alumni. The exhibit coincides with Family and Alumni Weekend (October 19 – 21) and DesignPhiladelphia (October 10 – 14).
Exhibition: October 2 – 29
Opening Reception: October 20, 5 – 7 p.m.
Gerald Nichols: Fifteen Paintings, Collages, Constructions, 1995-2012
Featuring work by Painting/Drawing Professor Gerald Nichols, including "Perseid Showers, Crescent Moon, for Neil Armstrong." More info >>
Through October 17
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)
Rose Wylie is an English septuagenarian painter whose theatrical and expressionist canvases have recently gained critical acclaim. Wylie often takes ideas from recent film stills and art history and has been influenced by artists as diverse as Philip Guston and Jean-Michel Basquiat. More info >>
October 2 – November 20
Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)
Angela Bacon-Kidwell: Traces of Existence
Working with numerous layers of hand-painted photographs, drawings and resin to create a single image, Angela Bacon-Kidwell's final results reveal a complex layering process in which the image is printed and rephotographed under various conditions in one final effort to heal the wounds that bind her own existence. More info >>
Through October 26
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
Jennifer Long: Collections
Investigating vulnerability, perceived ideals and communication within the context of interpersonal relationships is the focus of Toronto-based artist Jennifer Long. Inspired by a wide array of references such as feminism, portraiture, the Victorian era and personal experience, Long creates constructed narratives that explore the emotions and quiet moments of everyday life. More info >>
Through October 26
Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th floor)
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: Through November 16
Reception: October 18, 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Window on 11 (Terra Hall, 11th floor)
Gerald Nichols: More Incessant, Three Last Suppers, for Leo Steinberg
The School of Art is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition of Window on 11 in Terra Hall, featuring the work of Painting/Drawing Professor Gerald Nichols, who examines and explores Leonardo da Vinci's 15th century fresco "The Last Supper." For more than 500 years, this iconic image has inspired artists to create works of art ranging from paintings, prints and sculpture to literature and film. In "Leonardo's Incessant Last Supper," Leo Steinberg asks the question: "Is there anything more to be said?" Nichols says, "Yes." More info >>
Through October 26
Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)
Department of Art + Design Education Faculty Exhibition
The Department of Art + Design Education presents an exhibition of work by faculty members.
Through October 11