THIS WEEK @ UARTS: April 15 - 21, 2013
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Art Unleashed Preview Party Draws Record Crowd
This year's Art Unleashed preview party, held April 10 in Hamilton Hall, drew a record crowd, with more than 600 guests in attendance. Among the attendees were Alumni Spotlight Gallery artists Dan Dailey BFA '69 (Crafts) and illustrator Jerry Pinkney DIPL '60 (Advertising Design), who were on hand to discuss their work. Read more >>
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.
UArts Testing Screen-a-Thon
Peer Support Peer Education will host an HIV/STI Testing "Screen-a-thon" for students to update their HIV/STI status. No appointments are needed and the test takes no more than 10-20 minutes. All students who participate in the Screen-a-thon will be registered to win one of over 20 raffles, including tickets to see Justin Timberlake and Jay Z in concert on August 13 or an Android tablet. Food will be provided. Raffles will be given out at the Ladies of Service "Screen on the Green" event, taking place April 28 at Furness.
April 20, 12 - 5 p.m.
Gershman Hall, 4th floor
Photojournalism Student Captures Final Image of Fallen Firefighter
Photojournalism student Takashi Aoyama '14 (Photography), who was shooting pictures of a fire in South Philadelphia on April 6, captured a striking photo of Philadelphia Fire Department Captain Michael Goodwin as he entered the burning building. That image turned out to be the final photograph taken of the 29-year veteran, who later died in the fire. Read more >>
Museum Studies Director/Alumna Co-Writes Exhibit Book
Associate Professor Polly McKenna-Cress MFA '95 (Museum Exhibition Planning & Design), director of Museum Studies and chair of the Museum Exhibition Planning & Design program, is the co-author of a book with Janet A. Kamien titled Creating Exhibitions: Collaboration in the Planning, Development and Design of Innovative Experiences. A design book as well as a textbook guide for those just starting in the museum field, Creating Exhibitions will be published this July by John Wiley & Sons. More about the book >>
UArts Vocal Ensembles Perform at PIFA
VOX and OcTonics, two a cappella groups from the University's School of Music, will perform at "A Cappella Night," a free, public event featured every Monday evening in April during the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) taking place through April 27. Read more >>
Vox: April 15, 6 p.m.
OcTonics: April 22, 6 p.m.
TD Bank Plaza Stage @ the Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street
Rosenwald-Wolf Exhibit Featured in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'
"Ceramic Painting/Painted Ceramic," an exhibit by artist Joyce Robins that recently closed at the University's Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, received a great review in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read the review >>
Professor's Video Screens at SF Film Fest
"The Indeserian Tablets," a video by Film/Video Professor Peter Rose, will be screened at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival, which takes place April 25 - May 9. The work was previously shown as an installation at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa.
Theater Grad's Lead Role in 'Henry V' Gains Attention
Ben Dibble BFA '00 (Musical Theater) was recently featured in a Main Line Times article about his lead role in "Henry V," on stage now at Lantern Theater Company in Philadelphia. Performances of the Shakespeare classic have just been extended through April 21. Read the article >>
Health & Wellness Fair
Please join us for our annual Health & Wellness Fair open to the entire University community. As always, there will be giveaways, free food, massage chairs, nutrition assessments and so much more! Questions? Contact Health Services at email@example.com or 215-717-6230.
April 17, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
William Way Community Center
1315 Spruce Street
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)
Spring Dance Concert II
Annual performance by students in the School of Dance.
April 25 - 26, 7 p.m.
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.
April 25, 9 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More info >>
April 29, 6 – 8 p.m.
Terra Boardroom, Terra Hall, 9th floor
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
Brind School Presents 'Time Machine'
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts partners with Philadelphia Young Playwrights and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts to create "Time Machine," a new work for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. If you had a time machine, where would you go? Why? What would you bring back to now? An original work based on historical explorations to be conceived and developed by a multi-generational ensemble of high school students, college students and theater professionals. Directed by Brind School Master Lecturer David Bradley. More info >>
April 24 - 26
Innovation Studio Theater, Kimmel Center
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.
At the Helm: Women Filmmakers
The School of Film presents "At the Helm: Women Filmmakers," a visiting artist program with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The new program continues with award-winning filmmaker Natalia Almada, who will present the master class "Expanding the Boundaries of Documentary." The class is free and open to the public and the University community, but there is limited space and pre-registration is required. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. A screening of Almada's documentary "El Velador (The Night Watchman)" and a Q&A with the filmmaker follows. More info >>
Master Class: April 17, 5 - 7 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1408
Screening and Q&A: April 17, 8 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
DesignPhiladelphia Lecture: The Making of a Viaduct Green
Presented by DesignPhiladelphia and the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Leah Murphy, urban designer, and Aaron Goldblatt '80 (Sculpture), exhibition designer and adjunct associate professor in Museum Studies, examine how two former railway lines - a stretch of 50 city blocks - can become a future garden, quality-of-life-enhancing civic project, cultural landscape and economic enhancement for Philadelphia. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
April 16, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton 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.
April 17, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
April 19, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor
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
School of Music Performances
Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band Concert
Students in the Rick Kerber Tribute Band perform contemporary big band jazz arrangements from the country's foremost big band arrangers, as well as original arrangements by School of Music faculty members.
April 15, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Vocal Department Performance
Vox, UArts Voices and DooBop ensembles perform.
April 17, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Composition Department Concert
A concert of exciting new music in all sizes, shapes, forms and genres.
April 18, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Performances by students in the School of Music take place in Caplan Recital Hall and are free and open to the public.
Kayla Gray, Vocalist
April 19, 7 p.m.
Kara Shidementle, Vocalist
April 19, 8 p.m.
Andrew Ruggieri, Vocalist
April 20, 7 p.m.
Leo Park, Guitar
April 23, 7 p.m.
Stephen Gunter, Composer
April 23, 8 p.m.
Staff Council General Meeting
Staff Council welcomes all staff to its next general meeting featuring special guest speaker UArts President Sean T. Buffington, who will lead an open question and answer forum. Send your questions and topics for discussion in advance to email@example.com.
April 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium Foyer, Gershman Hall
Artist Lecture: Joshua Mosley
Artist talk with Joshua Mosley and presentation on the UPenn MFA program. Mosley is professor and chair of the Department of Fine Arts in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.
April 16, 1 - 2 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
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Corzo Center Events
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with the Empowerment Group. An interactive, three-part workshop providing a chance to learn what it takes to be a freelancer - how to plan, develop, budget and market your services. Free for UArts students and alumni: register at corzocenter.ticketleap.com. $240 for the general public: register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Class 3: April 16, 6 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107
Surviving the First Year: What Freelancers Need to Know About Budgets
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Learn what freelancers need to know about financial budgeting, what to plan for, and how to avoid debt and cash flow problems. Presented by Angel Rodriguez, executive director of the Empowerment Group, a Philadelphia-based economic development organization. By appointment, one-on-one consulting with Mr. Rodriguez is available. Free and open to the public. RSVP at corzocenter.ticketleap.com.
April 18, 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511-13
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 17, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 203
New Scholarship Opportunities
The University's Student Financial Services Office has posted several new scholarship opportunities, including the Good Citizen Scholarship, the Dr. John Rogers Community Volunteer Scholarship and the Krill Oil - Educate Your Heart Scholarship. These and other new opportunities are posted to the University's online Scholarship Bulletin Board. Additional information can also be found on the scholarship bulletin board outside of the Student Financial Services Office on the second floor of Hamilton Hall. Students applying for scholarships and/or grants who would like help compiling materials, organizing applications or editing essays should contact Amanda Black, associate director of Student Financial Services, at 215-717-6137.
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.
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: April 16 - 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.
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.
OtherWise: An International Exhibition
"OtherWise" is accepting artwork by UArts students, faculty and staff in any medium until Wednesday, April 17. 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.
Exhibition: April 17 - May 17
Opening: Friday, April 19, 4 - 7 p.m.
Lunch Opening: Wednesday, April 24, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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 >>
April 21 - 28
Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th Floor)
Breakfast at Sniffany's: Claire James
Senior thesis exhibition by Claire James '13 (Printmaking/Book Arts). "Breakfast at Sniffany's" is a series of illustrations based on Truman Capote's novel that investigate and comment on women's social changes. The hand-colored etchings whimsically depict the main character, Holly Golightly, in her truest nature as a "female dog."
April 15 - 19
Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)
The Crafts department presents this year's senior thesis exhibition, featuring the work of 26 emerging artists in Fibers, Ceramics, Metals and Wood. More about the artists >>
Exhibition: May 3 - 8
Public Opening: May 3, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)
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
Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)
Inside/Out: Visual Journals as Mirrors of Growth
The Art + Design Education department presents work by Art Therapy Concentration students, both past and present. Refreshments will be served at the opening party. Questions? Contact Dr. Karen Clark-Schock, director, Art Therapy, at 215-717-6236. More info >>
Through April 18
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.
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
Kyohei Abe: Redacted
Kyohei Abe presents digitally re-worked images of ascetic arrangements made of Styrofoam, cotton balls, or pastel colored effervescent tablets. The white stages on which the native Japanese arranges his found miniature objects in a ceremonial way creates a space of emptiness with harmonies. His still lifes are precise, yet not sterile, with an underlying wit and joy, allowing the viewer a transcendent moment of contemplative study. More info >>
Through April 26
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.
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
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
Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)
Alida Fish: Tissue
Photography Professor Alida Fish's photographs explore the associations between images selected from a period spanning a number of years. Her work presents an investigation of the various characteristics of "tissue" as something that both connects and transforms. By printing on delicate, iridescent papers, she makes bodies, sculpture and botanical specimens that appear weightless and translucent. The pieces are small, hand-made, monochromatic and intimate. More info >>
Through April 26