THIS WEEK @ UARTS: October 8 - 14, 2012
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UArts, DesignPhiladelphia Partner for 8th Annual Festival
DesignPhiladelphia, the city-wide celebration of all things design presented in partnership with UArts, kicks off its eighth year on October 10 with over 100 events and more than 400 participating designers. One of the largest events of its kind in the country, this year's festival runs through October 14. Read The Philadelphia Inquirer feature article >>
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 the Course Management Workshop on Tuesday, October 9, 2:30 - 3:50 p.m. or the E-Portfolio Workshop on Thursday, October 11, 2:30 - 3:50 p.m. Faculty should RSVP to Assistant Provost Krishna Dunston or reserve a seat for any of the fall workshops.
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.
'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 >>
Installation by Faculty Member/Alumna in Group Exhibit
Liberal Arts Adjunct Assistant Professor and alumna Michele Kishita BFA '97 (Painting), MFA '10 (Painting) is exhibiting her installation "Jacquard Falls" as well as six paintings in the group exhibition "Water, Water Everywhere," on view through October 17 at Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, Conn. The inspiration for Kishita's installation is derived from weavers' looms and Hokusai's paintings and prints of waterfalls. More info >>
Exhibit by Painting Professor/Alumna at Bridgette Mayer Gallery
"Three or Four Clouds," a solo exhibition of new photographs by UArts Adjunct Professor and alumna Eileen Neff BFA ’72 (Painting), is on display through October 27 at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia. As an expression of her interest in both the landscape and interiors as sites for her deeper investigations of presence and perception, Neff's "Three or Four Clouds" brings focus to the conflating of her experiences in the studio with those conditions at work in the gallery. More info >>
Alumna, Former Faculty Member Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
University of the Arts graduate Teresa Bonaddio BFA '04 (Printmaking/Book Arts) and former faculty member Joe Girandola are featured in the September 29 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer in a story on duct tape art. Read the article >>
An Evening of Eclectic Guitar Music
Presented by the School of Music featuring performers from the Guitar department, including UArts faculty members Tom Giacabetti, Kevin Hanson and Mike Kennedy BM '91 (Guitar), MM '98 (Jazz Studies), and students Matti Beresin '15 (Guitar), Anthony DeCarlo '13 (Guitar), Tim Schilling '13 (Guitar) and John Udinsky '14 (Guitar), with special guests.
October 9, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital 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
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
Art Market at Tyler
Fine Arts/Printmaking faculty member and alumna Laurel Schwass-Drew MFA '03 (Sculpture) is participating in Art Market at Tyler, a retail arts and crafts show at Temple University's Tyler School of Art.
October 12 - 13, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
2001 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com. Registration required at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
October 13, 20 and 27
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511
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
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
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 10, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203
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
Solo Senior Exhibition
Exhibit features work by Jessica Hope Kramer '13 (Crafts).
Exhibition: Through October 12
Closing Reception: October 12, 5 - 7 p.m.
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
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 Ecole Europeenne Superieure 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 Angouleme and Paris, France. The prints and animation will be on view.
October 8 - 10
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
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.
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) and DesignPhiladelphia (October 10 - 14).
Exhibition: Through October 29
Opening Reception: October 20, 5 - 7 p.m.
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