THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 18 - 24, 2013
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OTIS Print Services Imaging Lab Exhibition & Award
The 3rd annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition is a juried exhibit of student work open to all currently enrolled undergraduate students. Four students will be selected to have their work printed by the Imaging Labs and framed by our friends at Trinity Framing. Work will be exhibited in Anderson Hall. A jury of four faculty members will review the show and select one student to receive the Print Services Award, a $1,000 prize given during the University's annual awards ceremony at the end of the year. Submission forms can be picked up at the Imaging Labs in Terra 1316 or Anderson 616. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 27. For more information, contact Amanda D'Amico at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff are invited to a University Forum hosted by President Sean T. Buffington. The forum will feature a panel presentation by UArts faculty who have undertaken cross-disciplinary collaborative projects together. Panelists will talk about their projects and what they learned from the collaborative process.
February 20, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
Art Unleashed 2013: April 10 - 13
Art Unleashed, taking place April 10 - 13, is the University's largest fundraiser, raising 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. This year's edition spotlights the work of two renowned alumni artists: glass artist Dan Dailey BFA '69 (Crafts) and illustrator Jerry Pinkney DIPL '60 (Advertising Design). More info >>
Preview Party: April 10, 5 - 8 p.m. (admission charge)
Public Sale: April 11 - 13, 12 - 5 p.m. (free admission)
'Art in America' Reviews Sculpture Professor's Exhibit
A review of Sculpture Professor Jeanne Jaffe's "Four Quartets" exhibition is featured in the February 2013 issue of Art in America. The exhibit, which ran at Philadelphia's Marginal Utility last fall, was informed by T.S. Eliot's book of poetry of the same name. Read the review (PDF) >>
Lenore Tawney Exhibit in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
"Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For," a major exhibit by the late fiber artist on display through March 2 in the University's Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, was featured in the February 10 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer, which calls Tawney's much less familiar works in and on paper "the show's scene-stealers." Read the article >>
Langhorne Carpet Previews Winning Design by Crafts Senior
Langhorne Carpet Company and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) have officially launched the mill's inaugural Conservation Collection featuring the "Willow" design by Teresa Percontino '13 (Crafts), first-place winner of Langhorne's 2012 Morrow Design Competition. The weaving of Percontino's floral pattern began during a special loom-side ceremony held recently at the Bucks County, Pa.-based mill. The Willow Design Carpet is the first pattern offered in the Conservation Collection, which will make its public debut at the upcoming PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. Read more >>
University Professor Camille Paglia Interviewed in 'Art in America'
An interview with Camille Paglia, University Professor of Humanities & Media Studies, is featured in the February 2013 issue of Art in America. The magazine, which calls her "one of the world's most acerbic cultural critics," caught up with Paglia while she was on tour promoting her new book, Glittering Images. Read the article (PDF) >>
Brind School Collaboration Brings 'The Othello Project' to Local High Schools
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts has collaborated with Philadelphia Young Playwrights and the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre to develop "The Othello Project," a unique educational program reaching more than 100 local high school students. "The Othello Project" coincides with the Shakespeare Theatre's professional production of "Othello," starring faculty member Forrest McClendon, who will work with students from participating schools to craft monologues, scenes or short plays that will be performed onstage for their communities and "Othello" audiences. Read more >>
Passport to World Cinema Series: The Fifth Season
Presented by the School of Film and the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), the "Passport to World Cinema" monthly film series features the past year's strongest cinema from around the globe. This month features "The Fifth Season" by Belgian directors Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth. Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both UArts ID holders and PFS members. More info >>
February 21, 7:30
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
Brind School Presents 'Self:Same'
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts presents a project directed by Directing, Playwriting & Production senior Brey Anne Barrett. Written by new Irish playwright Ciara Ni Chuirc, "Self:Same" is the story of a young woman who tears herself from her homeland in Ireland to start a new life in America. More info >>
February 21 - 24
1340 S. 13th Street
All Brind School productions are FREE to the University community, but 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 email@example.com.
Spotlight Series: Ellen Marcus: From Lucky Charms to Acts of Paint
The School of Film presents the Spotlight Series, which brings visiting filmmakers, writers and animators to campus to present their work to both public and University audiences. This month features painter/illustrator/animator Ellen Marcus, who will share her adventures and experiences from working in a professional animation studio in Chicago to comic books, illustration and gallery painting. Topics include commercial studio animation process, freelance contracts, what to do when you're not animating, and a presentation of animation. More info >>
February 26, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
Director of Public Safety to Chat with Staff Council
Please join Staff Council in welcoming special guest Ray Hallman, director of Public Safety, to the next Staff Council meeting. This will be an open forum where you can have all your questions regarding safety and security measures addressed. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about this event in particular or Staff Council in general, visit the Staff Council Wiki page (log in required).
February 21, 11:45 a.m.
Gershman Hall, Levitt Auditorium Foyer
School of Music Performances
"Z" Big Band Concert
Instrumental Performance majors in the "Z" Big Band perform traditional and contemporary big band jazz, as well as original compositions and arrangements.
February 19, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Performances by seniors in the School of Music take place in Caplan Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.
David Dugan, Saxophone
February 20, 8 p.m.
Jamie Gallagher, Vocalist
February 22, 7 p.m.
Jordan McCree, Drums
February 23, 7 p.m.
Anthony DeCarlo, Guitar
February 23, 8 p.m.
Vocal Department Performance
Recital by faculty and students in the Vocal Performance program.
February 27, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Student Organization Presents 'Taste of Broadway Cabaret'
Blurring Edges, a student-run cabaret organization focusing on collaboration and creativity that provides artistic opportunities to students, presents "Taste of Broadway Cabaret."
The story utilizes one song from every show currently playing on Broadway and is told through a narrative cabaret format. Tickets are free, with a suggested donation of $5. For tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 21, 9 p.m.
February 22, 8 p.m.
February 23, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Laurie Beechman Cabaret, Arts Bank Theater
DesignPhiladelphia Lecture: The Resourceful City
DesignPhiladelphia and the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy present "The Resourceful City: How Cities Flourish Despite Constraints." Diana Lind, executive director and editor-in-chief of Next City, looks at cities that developed unusual responses to their financial, spatial, or social constraints and became paragons of design, culture and creativity. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
February 19, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Corzo Center for the Creative Economy Events
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with the Empowerment Group. "Entrepreneur Bootcamp" is an interactive, three-part workshop providing a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur - how to plan, develop, budget and market your ideas. Free for UArts students and alumni; register at corzocenter.ticketleap.com. $240 for the general public; register at email@example.com.
Class 1: February 19, 6 - 9 p.m.
Class 2: February 20, 6 - 9 p.m.
Class 3: February 26, 6 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107
Is It a Business? The 10-Question Test
Lecture presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. After the "great idea," come the questions. Can you turn it into a product? Can you build a business around it? Can you make it sustainable? Participants will review the 10 key questions they need to think through before they invest their time (or money) pursuing a business idea. Presented by Garrett Melby, founder and managing director of GoodCompany Group, an incubator that supports entrepreneurs developing for-profit businesses with social impact. One-on-one consulting with Mr. Melby is available by appointment. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
February 21, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13
Philly DoGooder Award Night
Hosted by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with the School of Film and School of Design. Celebrate Philadelphia’s filmmakers and non-profit communities at the Philly DoGooder Award Night with Miss Pennsylvania, Philly ChitChat, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and dancing. Philly DoGooder brings filmmakers and non-profits together to produce two-minute films with a chance to win partnerships, support and other prizes. A limited number of free tickets are available for UArts students, alumni, faculty and staff. Enter promotional code CORZO at checkout. General admission: $25. Register >>
February 21, 7 - 10 p.m.
Healthcare for Artists, Freelancers and Entrepreneurs
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists present "What You Were Afraid to Ask But Need to Know: Healthcare for Artists, Freelancers and Entrepreneurs." Learn about local options in healthcare insurance for artists, freelancers and entrepreneurs, including new affordable options, tax credits, subsidies and federal programs. Presented by Jim Brown, national director of Health Services at the Actors Fund with experience in the arts, social services and the insurance industry. Free for UArts students and alumni (ID required); $10 for CFEVA members; $12 for general public. Payment by cash or check at the door. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-546-7775 x11.
February 28, 6:15 - 8 p.m.
Free Lunchtime Yoga
The popular free lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council 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.
February 27, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203
Fund Your Next Project with USA Projects
UArts has partnered with United States Artists to participate in USA Projects, an online fundraising platform dedicated to supporting artists. Benefits include one-on-one guidance, training and support throughout your fundraising campaign with a member of the USA team; tax deductibility for every donor; and a 75 percent success rate, with almost $4 million raised by artists thus far. To be eligible, simply choose "University of the Arts" from the drop-down menu when you enroll at usaprojects.org. Questions? Contact Career Services at email@example.com or 215-717-6075.
Digication Training for Faculty
During the spring 2013 semester, you 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 for both the course management and e-portfolio components so you can begin to experiment. In the spring 2013 semester, we will continue to offer introductory workshops and more specific workshops. RSVP here or to Assistant Provost Krishna Dunston.
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 >>
Through March 2
An exhibition by grad student Zachary Pritchard MFA '14 (Studio Art) featuring brightly colored paper mache sculpture of varying sizes. The sculptures try to laugh off moments of anxiety, confusion, anger and violence in a nervous fashion. Each one depicts a subjective moment that exists to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life. More info >>
Exhibition: February 18 - March 1
Reception: February 22, 6 - 9 p.m.
Jayne Wexler: Nolita, 10012
"Nolita, 10012" is Jayne Wexler's BFA '83 (Photography) view of varied faces in the small, evolving Manhattan neighborhood where she has lived for 26 years. Deriving from "NOrth of Little ITAly," Nolita is sandwiched between SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy and the Lower East Side. More info >>
Exhibition:Through March 15
Lecture: February 19, 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Connelly Auditorium
Reception: February 19, 4 - 6 p.m.
The Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative presents "Between Space," an interactive sculpture and playground environment designed by architects Keith Hartwig and Nicholas Auman. The installation features a full-scale prototype of Hartwig and Auman's playground system, as well as models showing how the system could be scaled up to create an entire playground environment. More info >>
Through March 22
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 >>
Through March 1
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
Vaughn Hutchins: Light Off the Landscape
Working with the light falling through the centuries-old canopy of the coastal redwoods of Northern California and reflecting off the ancient walls of Yosemite Valley, Vaughn Hutchins transforms this light into images using large format cameras and the 19th-century photographic processes of carbon printing and platinum printing. As an important part of his life, Vaughn's triplet sons have also become part of his images as he explores the forms light creates as it is reflected off the landscape. More info >>
Through March 15
Hamilton & Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)
Artists Ourselves: 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.
Through February 28
Greenfield Library (Anderson Hall, 1st Floor Hallway Cases)
Between Pages: Lenore Tawney in the Greenfield Library
Created to complement the "Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For" exhibit in the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, this display was assembled by library staff members Casey Murphy BFA '09 (Crafts) and Mary Louise Castaldi and features realia, library collection highlights, and a biographical timeline created using Tawney's fiber. The realia is part of a generous donation from the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation.
Through March 2