THIS WEEK @ UARTS: October 15 - 21, 2012

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
University Forum: October 24
Free, Confidential HIV and STI Testing for Students
Call for Artists for School Store Exhibit
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NEWS
School of Film Grads, Faculty Are Film Fest Winners
Theater Alums Cast in Broadway Musical
Dance Grad Featured in UC Irvine Newspaper
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EVENTS
Applied Design Lab 2012: Citizen Designer
UArts Big Band Gala
Brind School Presents 'Spoon River Anthology'
More Events >>

OPPORTUNITIES
Mural Project: Call for Volunteers

IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery 224 & 6th Floor Gallery
Levitt Foyer Gallery
President's Office
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
University Forum: October 24
Faculty and staff are invited to a University Forum hosted by President Sean T. Buffington.
October 24, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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Students: Free, Confidential HIV and STI Testing Enters You into $25 Raffle
Be entered into a raffle to win a $25 Visa gift card until October 17 when you come in for free and confidential Rapid HIV testing and STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) screening, 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 healthservices@uarts.edu.

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Call for Artists for School Store Exhibit
The University of the Arts takes pride in its students and the work they produce. The School Store would like to support that by exhibiting student work at the store. All profits from the sale of student work will be paid to the artist in full. Submission forms are always accepted and are available at the School Store. Please email Mandi Bottle for any additional information.

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Faculty: Sign Up for Digication Workshops
During the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters, faculty will be able to explore Digication, a course management and e-portfolio system that will replace Sakai in fall 2013. To prepare, the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Digication Committee are providing introductory workshops. Seats are still available for Course Management Workshops on Wednesday, October 17, 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. or Monday, October 22, 4 - 5:30 p.m.; or the E-Portfolio Workshop on Thursday, October 25, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Faculty should RSVP to Assistant Provost Krishna Dunston or reserve a seat for any of the fall workshops.

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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.

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NEWS
School of Film Grads, Faculty Are Film Fest Winners
Work by alumni and faculty in the School of Film topped the winners' lists at two recent film festivals: the Bucks Fever FilmFest and the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF). Winners at Buck Fever included Reid Carrescia BFA '12 (Film/Video), whose short "Harvest" won both the Best College Narrative and Best of the Fest awards; "Earth Emergency" by Su Yeon Lim BFA '12 (Animation), which earned the top prize in the College Animation category; and Associate Professor/Animation Coordinator Karl Staven, whose "From Point A to Point Z" was named the Emerging Animation winner. Rob Shaw BFA '97 (Animation) took home the award for Best Television Animation for Adults at OIAF for his "Zero Rats" segment from the comedy series "Portlandia." Read more >>

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Theater Alums Cast in Broadway Musical
Congratulations to Ira Brind School of Theater Arts alumni Rory Donovan BFA '10 (Musical Theater) and Josh Lamon '03 (Musical Theater), who have just both been cast in the ensemble of the Broadway revival of "ELF: The Musical." The holiday show opens November 9. Read the Playbill.com article >>

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Dance Grad Featured in UC Irvine Newspaper
Read how Vincent Hardy BFA '11 (Ballet) went from weighing 315 pounds in 8th grade to losing more than 100 pounds through dance training and winning a full scholarship to the University of the Arts, to dancing with the prestigious Complexions Contemporary Dance Company and getting his MFA at the University of California, Irvine. Read the article >>

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Faculty Member's Sculptures on Display at Medialia Gallery
Work by Sculpture Master Lecturer Mashiko, founder and director of Medialia ... Rack and Hamper Gallery in New York City, is featured in the exhibit "Recent Medallic Sculpture" through October 27.

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'Underground Pool' Now Accepting Submissions
Underground Pool, the literary magazine of the University of the Arts, is now accepting submissions of short stories, poems, essays, illustrations, comics and photography for its third issue. Published each spring by the Liberal Arts Division, submissions are read and reviewed by students in the Creative Writing Minor and faculty advisor Elise Juska. The deadline for submissions is November 21. Submission guidelines >>

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EVENTS
Applied Design Lab 2012: Citizen Designer
A charrette hosted by School of Design's Applied Design Lab. This is a large-scale, cross-disciplinary project that is being co-planned and promoted by a team of students from the Industrial Design, Master of Industrial Design, Multimedia, Graphic Design and Crafts programs. The brief for the design work originated from conversations with the Mayor's Special Office of Urban Mechanics. "Citizen Designer" asks the question, "How can we use design strategies to open up lines of communication and become agents of change in our communities?"
October 19 - 21

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UArts Big Band Gala
The University's award-winning "Z" Big Band and the Rick Kerber Tribute Band perform contemporary big band jazz highlighting some of the country's most exciting young musicians. The concert will feature a special guest artist from the renowned Army Blues Band, trombonist Matt Niess.
October 22, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Brind School Presents 'Spoon River Anthology'
In a small town graveyard in the Midwest, the spirits of the dead rise up to tell their life stories. Poignant, funny and rich in atmosphere, Masters' 1915 poetic masterpiece has been adapted for the stage with folksongs of the era. More info >>
October 18 - 21
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 jmacmillan@uarts.edu.

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Film Screening: 'Bodies' by Associate Professor Steven Saylor
The University community is invited to a screening of "Bodies," a new film by Writing for Film & Television Associate Professor Steven Saylor. Featuring UArts' Media Resources Manager and alum Adam Carrigan BS '09 (Communications) and Associate Professor/Acting Head Johnnie Hobbs, Jr., "Bodies" is the story of a young writer who becomes curious, then intrigued and finally obsessed with the strange behavior of the woman in the adjacent apartment. RSVP by October 22 to Gina Guglielmi.
October 28, 1 & 3:30 p.m.
Connolly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Open Office Hours with President Buffington
Members of the University community are invited to meet with President Sean T. Buffington on a first-come, first-served basis regarding any subject they wish to bring to his attention. More info >>
October 15, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
October 18, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
President's Office
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor

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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.

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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

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Artist As A Filmmaker Series: Lost Highway
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 "Lost Highway" directed by David Lynch. More info >>
October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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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

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Senior Dance Concert
Senior Dance majors perform in a variety of styles.
October 17 - 19, 8 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

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The Corzo Center Presents 'Entrepreneur Bootcamp'
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 corzocenter@uarts.edu. Registration required at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
October 20, 27
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511

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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 21.
October 17, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203

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OPPORTUNITIES
Mural Project: Call for Volunteers
Want to help make a major impact on a Philadelphia community? The Mural, Mosaic and Garden Art Project at the Whitman Library in South Philadelphia is looking for arts-focused volunteers to tackle a major project for the outside of the library building. Brightening up the library's building and lot would make a huge difference for the appearance of the block and nearby community. They need volunteers to provide valuable design input and assist in the planning and implementation of the artwork. The project's scope would likely be from late October to early March. If you're interested, please plan to come to the first informational meeting at the Whitman Library (200 Snyder Avenue) on Monday, October 22 at 6 p.m. Please contact the Whitman Library Children's Librarian, Heather Warren, at 215-685-1754 or warrenh@freelibrary.org for more information or to express interest in volunteering.

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IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery 224 & 6th Floor Gallery (Anderson Hall, 2nd floor/6th floor)

PROGworkRESS
PROGworkRESS presents recent work from artists in the MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program at the University of the Arts, including Charissa Schulze, Karen Hardy, Mou Zhu, J. Pascoe, Sarah Hulsey, Erin Paulson, Ellen Haines, Katherine Pulido and Kunyoung Chang. The pieces shown both build the individual voices of the artists and interrelate in surprising and exciting ways. This show documents a wide range of developing projects as the artists move towards the completion of their thesis work. More info >>
Exhibition: October 15 - 26
Opening Reception: October 19, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Levitt Foyer Gallery (Gershman Hall, 3rd floor)

Sabrina Small: Messengers of Memories
International Student Programs at the University of the Arts is thrilled to welcome artist Sabrina Small back to her native Philadelphia with "Messengers of Memories," an exhibit that explores the energy and unique vision Small acquired while living abroad and draws us into the complex ways in which memories of place and relationships get tangled within all of our identities. More info >>
Exhibition: November 2 - 30
Opening Reception (featuring interpretive dance by Reshma Anwar): November 2, 5 - 8 p.m.
Artist Talk and Lunch (free and open to the public; hosted by Mara Flamm, director of International Student Programs): November 7, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

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.

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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

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Gallery 817 (Anderson Hall, 8th floor)

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

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Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

Rose Wylie
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 >>
Through November 20

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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

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Hamilton and Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

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).
Exhibition: Through October 29
Opening Reception: October 20, 5 - 7 p.m.

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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.

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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

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