THIS WEEK @ UARTS: January 7 - 13, 2013
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President Buffington Featured in 'Philadelphia Business Journal'
UArts President Sean T. Buffington was featured in the January 4 issue of the Philadelphia Business Journal as part of the magazine's CEO File. Read the article (PDF) >>
Art Unleashed 2013: April 10 – 13
Save the date for Art Unleashed 2013, taking place April 10 – 13 in Hamilton Hall. The University's largest fundraiser, Art Unleashed helps raise money to support the Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund with an exhibition and sale of artwork from talented students, faculty and alumni. A preview party is set for April 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.; the public sale and exhibition runs April 11 – 13 from noon to 5 p.m. More info >>
Blick's Back-to-School Sale
Students: kick start 2013 with Blick Art Materials' Winter Back-to-School Sale. Blick welcomes the new year and the new semester with deals and big savings. Find your class supplies, back-to-school basics, planners and more in store. The sale runs through February 24.
Neil Gaiman's 'Make Good Art' Speech to Become Book
A report in The Huffington Post makes it official: the inspirational "make good art" speech given by award-winning author and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman at the University's 2012 commencement ceremony will become a book. Set for release on May 14, Make Good Art (HarperCollins) was designed by renowned graphic designer Chip Kidd. Read the article >>
Foundation Created for Alumna's Mother Killed in School Shooting
Mary Sherlach, the mother of UArts School of Music alumna Maura (Sherlach) Schwartz MAT '08 (Music Education), was one of the six adults killed in the tragic Newtown, Conn., school shooting on December 14, 2012. The family has created a foundation for mental health in memory of Sherlach, who was the Sandy Hook Elementary School psychologist. Contributions are being accepted through the Fairfield County Community Foundation.
CBS News Features Book Co-Written by Photo Alumna
A new book of photos of African Americans during and after the Civil War co-written by UArts alumna Deborah Willis BFA '75 (Photography) was featured on CBS News. Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery contains more than 150 fascinating photographs from the 1860s through the 1930s. Read the article and see the photos >>
Purse by Studio Art Alumna Featured in 'Woman's Day'
The Lena Clutch, a purse designed by UArts alumna Melissa Nannen MFA '08 (Studio Art), was featured in Woman's Day magazine's December "holiday style" section.
myUArts Mobile App Now Available
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."
Digication Training for UArts Staff
Sponsored by Staff Council and the Digication Committee. Digication is a course management and e-portfolio system that will replace Sakai in fall 2013. In addition to its use by faculty in managing class materials and assignment submissions, it can be used to manage groups, share resources, post announcements, or as an embedded page on the UArts Portal. Specialized training will be offered to staff. To ensure access, please RSVP to Krishna Dunston at x6389.
January 8, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
January 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
January 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1113
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 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
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 Smolen will reveal 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
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.
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor
Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For
The University of the Arts presents an exhibition by 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: January 17 – March 3
Panel Discussion: January 24, 2 – 4 p.m., CBS Auditorium
Opening Reception: January 24, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
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 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 – 7:30 p.m.
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 in the Gershman galleries. More info >>
January 11 – February 8
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 >>
Through March 1
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
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
Juliette Conroy: Disintegration
Photo exhibit by fine art photographer Juliette Conroy.
January 11 – February 8