THIS WEEK @ UARTS: January 21 - 27, 2013

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Save the Date: University Forum
CAMD Announces School Directors
CS Names Director of Professional + Adult Programs
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NEWS
Dance Students Spend Winter Break in Residency Projects in Vienna and Paris
Theater Alums Are BroadwayWorld Award Winners
UArts, Philadelphia Film Society Present 'Passport to World Cinema' Series
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EVENTS
Student Activities Fair
Lecture: Photographer Brian Cohen
Staff Cabaret Performance & Exhibition
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Sol Mednick Gallery
Hamilton & Arronson Galleries
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Save the Date: University Forum
Faculty and staff are invited to a University Forum hosted by President Sean T. Buffington.
February 20, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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CAMD Announces School Directors
Christopher Sharrock, dean of the College of Art, Media & Design, has announced the appointment of Professor Grant Donesky as director of the School of Design, and Film/Video Associate Professor Wendy Weinberg as interim director of the School of Film. Donesky, who is currently chair of Design at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, will join UArts on July 1. Weinberg, an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and recipient of the 2009 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, will begin her new role effective immediately.

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CS Names Director of Professional + Adult Programs
Eileen Harmon Council, Ed.D., has been named the new director of Professional + Adult Programs in the Division of Continuing Studies. Council joins UArts from Temple University, where she served as the manager of Corporate Programs for the past nine years. In addition to advancing the Continuing Education program and the Professional Institute for Educators, Council will launch the new M.Ed. in Educational Program Design this coming summer.

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Retired Painting Senior Lecturer Francis Tucker Dies
Francis Tucker, former senior lecturer in the University's Painting/Drawing department, died on December 21, 2012, just 10 days shy of his 81st birthday. He taught generations of UArts students up until his retirement in the spring of 2012. An exhibit of Tucker's work is planned for November at UArts. Read the obituary >>

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Download the myUArts Mobile App
The University of the Arts has launched the myUArts mobile app for iPhone and Android. Stay connected to UArts with a faculty/staff directory, news, maps, dining hall menus, alerts and more. iPhone users can download the app here or launch the App Store and search for "myUArts." Android users can launch Google Play and search for "myUArts." Read more >>

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Blick's Back-to-School Sale
Blick Art Materials' Back-to-School Sale is in full swing! Find your class supplies, back-to-school basics, planners and more in store. Exclusive UArts coupon >>

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NEWS
Dance Students Spend Winter Break in Residency Projects in Vienna and Paris
This January, 12 students in the University's School of Dance were invited to participate in two residency projects at the Konservatorium Wien University in Vienna, Austria, and at the Centre National de la Danse (National Dance Center) in Paris, France. The residencies were coordinated by School of Dance Director Donna Faye Burchfield and visiting faculty member/choreographer Douglas Becker, former principal dancer with the Frankfurt Ballet under William Forsythe. Read more >>

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Theater Alums Are BroadwayWorld Award Winners
Alumni from the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts topped the list of winners for the 2012 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Awards. Ahren Potratz BFA '01 (Theater) was named Best Actor in a Play for "Woman and Scarecrow" and Paul Felder BFA '08 (Acting) won Best Supporting Actor in a Play for "Reasons to be Pretty." Alumni Billy Bustamante BFA '04 (Musical Theater), Ben Dibble BFA '00 (Musical Theater), Alex Keiper BFA '07 (Musical Theater) and Ryan Touhey BFA '09 (Musical Theater) were all featured in Best New Work winner "Tulipomania." Read more >>

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UArts, Philadelphia Film Society Present 'Passport to World Cinema' Series
The School of Film and the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) present "Passport to World Cinema," a monthly film series featuring a handpicked selection of the past year's strongest cinema from around the globe. The series kicks off January 31 with "4SOME" by renowned Czech director Jan Hrebejk. General public: $5; free to UArts ID holders and PFS members. All screenings take place in Levitt Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. More info >>

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Call for Alumni Work for UArts Collection
The Office of Admissions will be reviewing submissions for the purchase of art work by UArts alumni for the University of the Arts Alumni Collection. This collection will largely reside in the Office of Admissions. The deadline for submissions is February 15. Submission requirements >>

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Grad Students Curate Exhibit by Korean Book Artists
The MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program presents "The Garden: Artist Books from the Korea Book Art Association," an exhibition featuring creations by several South Korean artists that offers a rare, local glimpse into the realm of international book arts. Curated by Kunyoung Chang MFA '13 (Book Arts/Printmaking) and Charissa Schulze MFA '13 (Book Arts/Printmaking), the exhibit runs January 22 through February 8 in the Printmaking Gallery. Read more >>

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EVENTS
Student Activities Fair
All students are encouraged to check out the Spring Student Activities Fair on January 29. Students will have an opportunity to learn more about UArts Student Organizations and the Office of Student Life, as well as sign up to be a part of the action! Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Casey Sharkey at psharkey@uarts.edu.
January 29, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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Lecture: Photographer Brian Cohen
Photographer Brian Cohen will present a lecture on the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project, an exhibit currently on display in the Sol Mednick Gallery and the Open Lens Gallery. The lecture is free and open to the public. More info >>
January 23, 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Staff Cabaret Performance & Exhibition
Staff members are invited to share their talents with the University community at this annual event sponsored by Staff Council. Artists, both visual and performance, are encouraged to participate. Visual artists (painters, sculptors, illustrators, media artists), fill out this form and return to Cori Crooks by Monday, February 4. Performance artists (actors, singers, dancers, musicians, poetry reader, etc.), fill out this form and return to Chris Vereb by Monday, February 4. A dress rehearsal/sound check for all performers is scheduled for Thursday, February 7 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Reception: February 8, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Performances: February 8, 6 - 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition: February 8 - 22
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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Fame, Fortune, Fun & Freedom: Why We Design
A talk with Ken Carbone BFA '73 (Graphic Design) and Leslie Smolan BFA '75 (Graphic Design), founding partners of the Carbone Smolan Agency and authors of the just released book, "Dialog": What Makes A Great Design Partnership. Moderated by Alina Wheeler BFA '70 (Illustration) and hosted by the University of the Arts Alumni Association, AIGA Philadelphia, DesignPhiladelphia and the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, Carbone and Smolan will provide a behind-the-scenes look at their process, their favorite projects and the defining moments in the development of their firm. More info >>
January 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater, Terra Hall

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Paradigm Series: Ann Arbor Film Festival
The School of Film presents the Paradigm Series, which brings visiting filmmakers, writers and animators to campus to present their work to both public and University audiences. The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) is the longest-running independent and experimental film festival in North America, established in 1963. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The AAFF is a pioneer of the traveling film festival tour and each year presents short film programs at more than 35 theaters, universities, museums and art house cinemas throughout the world.
February 12, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Scott Fried Lecture: AIDS, Love and the Secret Life of College Students
The University community is invited to attend a special lecture by HIV Educator and motivational speaker, Scott Fried. A performing arts professional, Fried has danced professionally, performed off-Broadway and appeared on TV's "Guiding Light." He has been speaking internationally for more than 18 years and understands first-hand the culture of sex, hook-ups and HIV. For more information, please contact Casey Sharkey at psharkey@uarts.edu.
January 30, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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Corzo Center Co-Presents 'New Start, New You: 12 Steps In 12 Months'
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with Women's Business Center. Learn from women experienced as business owners and network with local entrepreneurs. Part one of a 12-part certificate program. Learn everything you need to know to begin your business by year's end. Please bring a notebook, laptop, or tablet to the workshop. Presented by Judi Rhee Alloway, director of the Women's Business Center and considered one of the top women innovators by the U.S. State Department. Free for UArts students, alumni, staff and faculty; $20/person for the general public. RSVP by email to mlam@empowerment-group.org.
January 31, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13

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Free Lunchtime Yoga Is Back
The popular free lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council is back! The class is suitable for all levels and is open to faculty, staff and students. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Classes are held weekly on Wednesdays through May 15. There will be no classes on February 20 and March 13. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
January 23 & 30, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203

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Panel Discussion: The Legacy of Lenore Tawney
Held in conjunction with the "Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For" exhibit in the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery featuring paper-focused work by the late artist Lenore Tawney (1907-2007), a leading figure in the contemporary fiber arts movement. Moderated by Sid Sachs, director of exhibitions at UArts, panelists include Jack Lenor Larsen, dean of Modern Textile Design, founder of LongHouse, Honorary Doctorate, University of the Arts; Kathleen Nugent Mangan, director of the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation; Dr. Suzanne Hudson, assistant professor, University of Southern California; and Warren Seelig: artist, UArts distinguished visiting professor of Crafts. More info >>
January 24, 2 - 4 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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Culture Vultures
Student Affairs is sponsoring free tickets for students to the area's best exhibitions and performances. There are 20 tickets available for each event. To sign up and obtain tickets, visit Student Affairs in Gershman Hall, Room 311. Questions? Contact Mara Flamm, director of International Students Programs, at 215-717-6621.

January 26, 8 p.m.
Red Baraat
Enjoy a sound so powerful it has positioned Red Baraat in its own utterly unique and enviable class. With joy and audacity, this nine-piece dhol 'n' brass powerhouse has subsumed a plateful of global influence, fused it and is now exporting it, Brooklyn-style, to the world.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street
Optional meet-up at 7 p.m. in Gershman Lobby

February 1, 8 p.m.
Alvin Ailey American DanceTheater
Since its first performance in 1958 led by the trailblazing Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has forever changed the perception of American - and modern - dance.
Merriam Theater

March 1
NYC Trip: The Whitney Museum of American Art + MOMA
Meet at 8:45 a.m. at 30th Street Station

April 18, 8 p.m.
Ballet X
BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company, unites world-class choreographers with an outstanding company of professional dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion and grace.
Wilma Theater

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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.
Monday, January 28, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
President's Office
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor

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Faculty Member/Alumna Group Show
Liberal Arts Adjunct Assistant Professor, Academic Advisor and alumna Michele C. Kishita BFA '97 (Painting), MFA '10 (Painting) is exhibiting six of her recent paintings in the group show "Homeland: Contemporary Approaches to Contemplating the Landscape."
More info >>
Exhibition: February 2 - April 2
Reception: February 2, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Drawing Room Gallery
5 Suburban Avenue, Cos Cob, Conn.

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IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For
The University of the Arts presents an exhibition by the late artist Lenore Tawney (1907-2007), a leading figure in the contemporary fiber arts movement. Presented in conjunction with the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, the exhibition will feature her paper-focused pieces. The Maryland Institute College of Art, Tawney's alma mater, is hosting a complementary exhibition under the same title featuring her line-based objects. More info >>
Exhibition: Through March 2
Panel Discussion: January 24, 2 - 4 p.m., CBS Auditorium
Opening Reception: January 24, 5 - 7:30 p.m.

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Marcellus Shale Documentary Project
A joint project with the Gershman Y featuring photographers Noah Addis, Nina Berman, Brian Cohen, Scott Goldsmith, Lynn Johnson and Martha Rial; curated by Laura Domenic, director of Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. This exhibit is also on display at the Open Lens Gallery in Gershman Hall. More info >>
Exhibition: Through February 8
Opening Reception: January 23, 4 - 6 p.m.
Lecture by Brian Cohen: January 23, 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Hamilton & Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

Delaware College of Art and Design Faculty & Staff Exhibition
An exhibition of work by 21 Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) faculty and staff members, ranging from paintings to photography, and sculpture to mixed media. Work from current UArts Illustration and Animation students is also on display in the Admission Welcome Center. Join UArts and President Sean Buffington in welcoming the DCAD exhibiting artists at a reception on Wednesday, January 23. Live music and light refreshments will be provided, and portfolio reviews will be conducted for prospective DCAD students.
Exhibition: Through February 28
Reception: January 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Juliette Conroy: Disintegration
Investigating everyday occurrences, photographer Juliette Conroy explores dust, one of the most elemental and ever-present aspects of our lives. Over a number of years, Conroy photographed the dust that had settled on her windowsills, contemplating its emotional corporality outside of the physicality. More info >>
Exhibition: Through February 8
Opening Reception: January 23, 4 - 6 p.m.

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

The Garden: Artist Books from the Korea Book Art Association
The MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking program presents an exhibition featuring creations by South Korean book artists, curated by Kunyoung Chang MFA '13 (Book Arts/Printmaking) and Charissa Schulze MFA '13 (Book Arts/Printmaking). More info >>
Exhibition: January 22 - February 8
Opening Reception: January 23, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

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Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th floor)

The Art of Brian Cronin
Born in Dublin, Brian Cronin is one of the most sought-after illustrators in America. His work has been shown in countless exhibitions in New York and in the U.K., Italy, Switzerland and Japan, and in several cities throughout Ireland. Cronin's work ranges from commercial drawings, commissioned by such prestigious publications as The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and Time, to personal pieces exploring subconscious manifestations of the human condition. More info >>
Exhibition: Through March 1
Public Presentation: February 14, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Reception: February 14, 3 - 3:30 p.m.

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Gallery 224 & President's Office (Anderson and Hamilton Halls)

MFA Book Arts and Crafts/Fibers Exhibition
Held in conjunction with the "Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For" exhibit in the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (above) featuring paper-focused work by the late artist Lenore Tawney (1907-2007), a leading figure in the contemporary fiber arts movement. This exhibit features work by UArts students in the MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking and Crafts/Fibers programs, who have each created a piece in response to Tawney's work. More info >>
Exhibition: January 22 - February 8
Opening Reception: January 24, 5 - 7 p.m.

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Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

Proyecto Callejero: I & II
The Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative at the University of the Arts presents two monumental sculptures by artist Miguel Antonio Horn. Curated by UArts Sculpture Shop Supervisor Lewis Colburn, Horn's "Street Project" exhibit is on display on the two platforms facing Broad Street in front of Hamilton Hall. More info >>
Through January 28

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