THIS WEEK @ UARTS: April 22 - 28, 2013

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Playwright Douglas Carter Beane Headlines 135th Commencement
Registration for Fall 2013 Is Now Open
Music Sophomore Named Student Employee of the Year
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NEWS
Multimedia Senior Helps Build PIFA Time Machine
Grad Student's Clay Studio Launches with Rave Review
Brind School Presents 'Time Machine' at PIFA
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EVENTS
University Forum
Spotlight Series: Bringing Characters to Life
Class of 2013 Alumni Networking Seminar & Event
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Various Galleries
Sol Mednick Gallery & Gallery 1401
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Playwright Douglas Carter Beane Headlines 135th Commencement
Tony Award-nominated playwright and screenwriter Douglas Carter Beane ("Sister Act," "Xanadu") will be the keynote speaker at UArts' 135th Commencement ceremonies on May 16, 2013. He will also receive an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts. Professor Emeritus Kenneth Hiebert, an innovative designer and educator who founded the UArts Graphic Design department, will also receive an honorary doctorate. The University will also present its Silver Star Alumni Awards to Kate Flannery BFA '87 (Acting), who has starred for the past decade as Meredith on NBC TV’s hit comedy "The Office," and Jayson Scott Musson BFA '02 (Photography), best known as his YouTube alter ego "Hennessy Youngman." Read more >>

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Registration for Fall 2013 Is Now Open
Students: please check your UArts email for your appointment date and time. We encourage you to register as soon as possible so you will have the best chance to get your first choice of classes. Related information and materials are located on the Office of the Registrar's website. Follow the links on the left to access information about course offerings, registration instructions and forms. Don't forget to check your permission to register. If you have any questions about registration, please email registrar@uarts.edu.

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Music Sophomore Named Student Employee of the Year
Work study student Junhee Kim '15 (Instrumental Performance) was named the 2013 Student Employee of the Year at an awards luncheon held April 10. Kim, nominated by International Student Programs Director Mara Flamm, was chosen from among 12 nominees. Read more >>

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PIFA Street Closings
As part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) underway now in Philadelphia, a major street fair will close South Broad Street between Chestnut and South Streets from 7 p.m. Friday, April 26 to 3 a.m. Sunday, April 28. The street fair itself is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition, Sansom, Locust, Spruce and Lombard Streets will be closed between Juniper and 15th Streets during that time. Walnut and Pine Streets will be available as traffic pass-throughs, but are expected to have limited flow due to the number of visitors anticipated – 200,000 people attended the street fair in 2011. Please plan your activities accordingly.

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Wild Wednesday at Blick
April 24 is Wild Wednesday at Blick Art Materials. Try out the new Liquitex spray paints and enter to win great prizes. You'll also receive 30% off your entire purchase of non-sale, in-stock items.

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NEWS
Multimedia Senior Helps Build PIFA Time Machine
Work by Je Seok Koo '13 (Multimedia) is featured at the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), taking place through April 27. Koo was hired to program one of the three installations for PIFA's interactive Time Machine, currently on view at the Kimmel Center's Time Travel Plaza. Read more >>

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Grad Student's Clay Studio Launches with Rave Review
YAY CLAY, a new studio that ceramicist Keith Grabowsky MFA '13 (Studio Art) recently opened in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, received a rave review on the Hipster Henry blog, which states, "I think we have stumbled on another one of Philadelphia's best kept secrets." Read the review >>

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Brind School Presents 'Time Machine' at PIFA
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts has partnered with Philadelphia Young Playwrights and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts to present "Time Machine," an original work developed over the past semester at UArts. Directed by Master Lecturer David Bradley and featuring students in the "Approaches to Multi-Generational Theater-Making" class, this ambitious project will have its world premiere during the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts April 24 – 26 in the Kimmel Center Innovation Studio. Read more >>

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Art Therapy Director Speaks at Health Conference
Adjunct Professor and Art Therapy Concentration Director Karen Clark-Schock, PsyD, ATR-BC – a licensed psychologist, board-certified art therapist and ASCH-approved consultant – presented "Imagery and More: Self-Management Techniques for Physical Symptoms" at the Creativity, Health & Healing: Expressive Arts Therapies As Medicine conference held April 12 – 14 in Alexandria, Va. The half-day workshop emphasized treatment options, including art therapy, hypnosis and visualization, and aspects of energy psychology to work with a broad range of health issues and symptoms, as well as assisting with preparation for medical and surgical procedures.

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Professor Tapped as Portfolio Reviewer at Photo Fest
Associate Professor Harris Fogel, director of the Photography program and curator of the University's photo galleries, participated as a reviewer for Photolucida's 2013 Portfolio Reviews Festival, which took place April 18 – 21 in Portland, Ore. The five-day celebration of photography includes lectures, workshops, exhibition collaborations and intensive portfolio reviews. Reviewers are selected for their experience, involvement and commitment to advancing the work of emerging and mid-career artists.

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Exhibit by Museum Studies Alumna Wins Merit Award
Alumna Beth Stricker MFA '10 (Museum Exhibition Planning & Design), director of Exhibitions at the Paleontological Research Institution’s Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, N.Y., was recently recognized for her traveling exhibition "Did Dinosaurs Poop?" The exhibit won an Award of Merit from Museumwise, a statewide service and advocacy nonprofit. Read more >>

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EVENTS
University Forum: April 24
Faculty and staff are invited to a University Forum hosted by President Sean T. Buffington and senior leadership, who will discuss the FY 14 budget and other financial matters.
April 24, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Arts Bank (please note location)

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Spotlight Series: Bringing Characters to Life
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 installment features veteran director, designer and animator Eric Goldberg, who will discuss his past work with character design and movement and will answer questions about the current state of animation from his engaging and unique perspective. Free and open to the public. More info >>
April 26, 1 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Class of 2013 Alumni Networking Seminar & Event
"I'm Graduating! Now What?" Hosted by the UArts Alumni Association and Office of Alumni and Parent Relations. The Class of 2013 is invited to join the UArts Alumni Council and Office of Alumni and Parent Relations for food and good advice about what to do after graduation. Topics include loan repayment, interview tips, resume review, networking and more. RSVP to alumni@uarts.edu. More info >>
April 29, 6 – 8 p.m.
Terra Hall Boardroom, 9th floor

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Arthur P. Williams Lecture: Andrea Dezsö
The MFA Book Arts/Printmaking program presents the annual Arthur P. Williams Lecture featuring visual artist Andrea Dezsö. Dezsö works in a range of media including drawing, painting, artist's books, cut paper, embroidery, animation, sculpture, site-specific installation and permanent public art. She is currently an assistant professor of Art at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. The Arthur P. Williams Lecture series is made possible by a generous contribution from alumnus Carl L. Steele CERT '51 (Interior Design). More info >>
May 3, 6 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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Spring Dance Concert
Annual performance by students in the School of Dance featuring works by faculty members Douglas Becker, Katie Swords, Jesse Zaritt, Wayne David, Tommie Waheed-Evans and Ronen Koresh, and guest artist Helen Simoneau. Admission is free for UArts faculty, staff, students and alumni with valid ID.
April 25 & 26, 7 p.m.
Merriam Theater

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Image and Performance Concert
Staged each semester by students in Master Lecturer Kathy Rose's Image and Performance class, this interdisciplinary performance art show integrates live performance with video, costumes and lights. Free and open to the public. More info >>
April 25, 9 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater

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Course Stories XV: Talking It Over
Please join the Center for Teaching and Learning committee at its spring Course Stories symposium for a conversation about how our students learn and how we teach them. Light refreshments will be served.
April 25, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Brind School Presents 'Arabian Nights'
Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of "Arabian Nights" weaves ancient tales of wonder into a poetic testament to the transformational power of storytelling. Directed by Amy Dugas Brown. More info >>
April 25 – 28
Arts Bank Theater

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 jmacmillan@uarts.edu.

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Passport to World Cinema Series: Stories We Tell
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 "Stories We Tell" by Canadian actress turned director Sarah Polley ("Away From Her," "Take This Waltz"). Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both UArts ID holders and PFS members. More info >>
April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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School of Music Performances
Senior Showcases
Performances by students in the School of Music take place in Caplan Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.

Leo Park, Guitar
April 23, 7 p.m.

Stephen Gunter, Composer
April 23, 8 p.m.

Lisa Harrelson, Vocalist
April 24, 7 p.m.

Ian Gray, Trombone
April 24, 8 p.m.

Zhaniece Springer, Composer
April 27, 7 p.m.

Allison Landon, Vocalist
April 27, 8 p.m.

Spring Concert
Chorus, Handbells and small vocal group ensembles perform.
April 25, 8 p.m.
St. Luke & The Epiphany
330 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia

"Z" Big Band Concert
School of Music students in the "Z" Big Band perform traditional and contemporary big band jazz.
April 29, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Corzo Center Events
Philly Tech Week: Attack of the Dodo Sapiens
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and ArtsTechPhilly present a Philly Tech Week event, "Attack of the Dodo Sapiens: Innovative New Models for Sustainable Development." Eric Free, licensed architect and pioneer in organic architecture, will present a talk on biomimicry and applications to sustainable architecture. Free and open to the public. RSVP: meetup.com/artstechphilly. More info >>
April 23, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Terra Hall, Room 511-13

Philly Tech Week: Digital Civic Engagement
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and the Philadelphia City Planning Commission present a Philly Tech Week event, "Digital Civic Engagement: Are City Planning Officials Talking to Anyone New?" Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections and Philadelphia City Planning staff will discuss engagement issues with the tech community and address how the city obtains and uses high-value datasets. Free and open to the public. RSVP: corzocenter.ticketleap.com. More info >>
April 24, 6 – 7:15 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107

Funding for Artists
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Flying Kite Media and Small But Mighty Arts Grant. Seeking funding to sustain an artistic practice? This conversation will explore micro-funding, fiscal sponsorship and other visual arts funding resources. Free for UArts students and alumni (ID required); $10 for CFEVA members; $12 for general public. To register, email genevieve@cfeva.org or call 215-546-7775 x11. More info >>
April 25, 6:15 – 8 p.m.
Gershman Hall

Startup Weekend: Philadelphia
Co-sponsored by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Startup Weekend is an intense, 54-hour event that focuses on team building and business idea development, often tech-related, that can form the basis of a credible business. Come with your own idea or find an idea you want to work on. A limited number of free tickets are available to UArts students, alumni, staff and faculty (ID required). Select ticket option Designer or Developer and enter discount code UARTS. General admission: $99 per person. Register >>
April 26, 6 p.m. – April 28, 9 p.m.
Workbridge Associates
50 S 16th Street, Philadelphia

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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. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
April 24, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203

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

MFA Book Arts/Printmaking 2013 Thesis Exhibit I
Exhibit features thesis work by graduating MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking students Sarah Hulsey, Erin Paulson and Karen Hardy. More info >>
Exhibition: Through April 26
Closing Reception: April 26, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

MFA Book Arts/Printmaking 2013 Thesis Exhibit III
Exhibit features thesis work by graduating MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking students Jenn Pascoe, Mou Zhu, Kunyoung Chang and Charissa Schulze. More info >>
Exhibition: April 30 – May 10
Closing Reception: May 10, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

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Various Galleries

School of Art Senior Thesis Exhibitions
Printmaking/Book Arts
Exhibition by Sara Ponemon: April 22 – 26
Reception: Friday, April 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition by Kera Zukowski: April 29 – May 3
Reception: Friday, May 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition by Ju Youn Kim: May 6 – 10
Reception: Thursday, May 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Sculpture | Multidisciplinary Fine Arts
Exhibition: April 22 – 26
Reception: Friday, April 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)

Painting/Drawing
Exhibition I: April 22 – 26
Reception I: Friday, April 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition II: April 29 – May 3
Reception II: Friday, May 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
8th Floor Studios (Anderson Hall)

Crafts
Exhibition: April 29 – May 9
Reception: Friday, May 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)

Photography
Exhibition: April 25 – May 9
Reception: Friday, May 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall Galleries

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Sol Mednick Gallery & Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall)

Sophomore Photography: Recent Work
This annual student exhibition features recent work by sophomore Photography majors. In conjunction with the sophomore show, the junior Photography class will be exhibiting work in the hallways surrounding the Sol Mednick Gallery. More info >>
Exhibition: May 3 – 17
Reception: May 3, 4 – 6 p.m.

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

Short Histories: Lewis Colburn
Exhibit by UArts Sculpture Shop Supervisor Lewis Colburn, who also serves as curator of the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative. Using carefully crafted replicas and re-created images, Colburn highlights the subjectivity of our historical narratives and the way those stories shift and change in the re-telling. More info >>
Exhibition: Through May 16
Reception: April 26, 3 – 5 p.m.

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Gallery One (Hamilton Hall, lower level)

O B L I V I O N: Camille Sassano
Senior thesis exhibition by Camille Sassano '13 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts), with sound engineering by Je Seok Koo '13 (Multimedia) and sound design by Corey Regensburg BFA '11 (Musical Theater). O B L I V I O N is a video projection/sound installation addressing an artist's longing to connect with others about the longing to connect with others. More info >>
Through April 28

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Levitt Foyer Gallery (Gershman Hall, 3rd floor)

OtherWise: An International Exhibition
"OtherWise" features work by UArts students, faculty and staff. All of the pieces in the exhibition are inspired by international experiences and together create a fascinating testament of our community's exploration of the world through the arts. Please note revised dates.
Through May 17

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Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

ConDuctile
The Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative at the University of the Arts presents "ConDuctile," an installation by Philadelphia artist Matt Ziemke. Featuring two platforms of ceramic sculptures, the work is inspired by the industrial forms and function of the Reading Viaduct in Philadelphia. More info >>
Through May 4

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Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)

Student Teaching Art Show
Exhibit by graduate students in the Art + Design Education department.
Exhibition: April 28 – May 3
Reception: April 28, 1 – 4 p.m.

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Borowsky Gallery (Gershman Hall, first floor)

MFA Book Arts/Printmaking 2013 Thesis Exhibit II
Exhibit features thesis work by graduating MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking students Ellen Haines and Katherine Pulido. More info >>
Exhibition: April 24 – May 4
Opening Reception: April 26, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

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

The Art of Jessica Hische
Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, type nerd and secret web designer best known for her personal projects, obsession with cats and occasional foul mouth. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a Forbes magazine "30 under 30" in art and design, as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print magazine's "New Visual Artists." More info >>
Through May 17

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Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery Hall Cases (Anderson Hall, ground floor)

3rd Annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition
Join the Print Services staff and students Shaina Anderson '13 (Illustration), Henry Blount '14 (Graphic Design), Alex Bond '13 (Illustration), David Curtis '13 (Illustration), Andrew Gomsi '13 (Illustration), Hyemin Kim '13 (Illustration), Grace O'Neill '13 (Illustration) and Heather Vaughan '13 (Illustration) at the 3rd Annual OTIS Imaging Lab Exhibition, a juried exhibition of prints by UArts students. For details, visit the Imaging Labs, located in Terra 1316 and Anderson 616. More info >>
Through May 17

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