THIS WEEK @ UARTS: May 13 - 19, 2013
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'Make Good Art': A Conversation and Book Signing with Neil Gaiman
UArts presents a Q&A session and book signing by award-winning author and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman, whose "make good art" speech to 2012 UArts graduates became an international viral sensation and is now a book. The evening will consist of a Q&A session between Gaiman and UArts President Sean Buffington, then Gaiman will answer audience questions culled from note cards that will be filled out and collected prior to the start of the event. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with copies of Make Good Art on sale before and after the question-and-answer session. Gaiman will be available afterward to sign copies of Make Good Art (as many copies of the book as each attendee purchases) and up to two other Gaiman titles.
May 14, 7 p.m.; doors: 6 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
Wine & Cheese Party
Party details >>
Monday, May 13, 7 – 10 p.m.
The Conservatory at the Bellevue Hotel
Master's Degree Hooding Ceremonies
Graduate students will receive their master's hood to be worn at Commencement on May 16.
Tuesday, May 14, 3 p.m.
College of Performing Arts: Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall
College of Art, Media & Design: Arts Bank
Required for all graduates.
Wednesday, May 15, 9 a.m.
College Awards Ceremonies
Award recipients will be informed by their Colleges in May.
Graduates Line Up
Processional begins at 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.
Academy of Music doors will open for guests at 9:15 a.m.; for best seating, arrive early.
Thursday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.
Academy of Music
Thursday, May 16, 12:30 p.m.
Exclusive Blick Coupon
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Communication Alumna Wins Education Business Plan Competition
Autism Expressed, a digital literacy program for autistic teens created by South Philadelphia High School special education teacher Michele McKeone BS '05 (Communication), has received a $20,000 award from the 4th Annual Education Business Plan Competition. The competition is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education and the Milken Family Foundation. Read more >>
'Philadelphia Inquirer' Features 102-Year-Old Alumni Artist
A May 5 Philadelphia Inquirer story features UArts alumnus Leo Weisz CERT '33 (Advertising Design), who is still creating art at the age of 102. His watercolors, along with the art of the other seniors, are on display through June 2 at the "Celebrate Arts and Aging" exhibit at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Central Library branch. Read the article >>
Documentary by Film Grad Set for June Release
"Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie," a documentary by Emmy-nominated director Seth Kramer BFA '96 (Film) and his partners at Ironbound Films, has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures and will be out in theaters and available on demand on June 7. The film, which premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, dissects the mind and motivation of television's most notorious talk show host, dubbed the "Father of Trash Television." Read more >>
Sculpture Lecturer/Alumna Featured in 'Art in America'
"But Not As Much As Tomorrow," an exhibition by Sculpture Senior Lecturer and alumna Shelley Spector BFA '94 (Sculpture), was reviewed in the May 2013 issue of Art in America. The exhibit was on display at Philadelphia's Bridgette Mayer Gallery from January 30 to February 23. Read the review (pdf) >>
Music Professor's Group Releases Debut CD, Launches Kickstarter Project
Vibraphonist Tony Miceli, an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Music, and his band The Jost Project have launched a Kickstarter campaign in support of the jazz trio's debut CD "Can't Find My Way Home." The band, which includes Paul Jost on vocals and Kevin MacConnell on bass, adds its unique touch to such rock classics as "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (Iron Butterfly), "Walk This Way" (Aerosmith) "Kashmir" (Led Zeppelin) and "Can't Find My Way Home" (Blind Faith). The Jost Project performs at World Café Live in Philadelphia on May 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Words & Pictures: An Evening with Senior Illustration Students
Honoring the work of graduating Illustration seniors, "Words & Pictures: An Evening with Senior Illustration Students" is presented in partnership with AIGA Philadelphia and features a keynote address by award-winning illustrator Gary Taxali. Please join us as we begin with the inspiring words of our guest speaker, and move on to a reception featuring food, drink, and most importantly, the portfolios of our soon-to-be graduates. More info >>
May 14, 6 – 11 p.m.
CBS Auditorium & Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall
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The View from Deliverance: Timothy Walsh '07
Alumni Council member Timothy Walsh BFA '07 (Graphic Design) is exhibiting six of his paintings at Blick Art Materials as part of a collaborative effort between the University of the Arts and Blick that showcases the talent of UArts students and alumni. More info >>
Through May 31
Blick Art Materials
1330 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Passport to World Cinema Series: Our Children
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 "Our Children" by director Joachim Lafosse, a hit at last year's Cannes Film Festival and widely hailed by critics as the best undistributed film of 2012. Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both UArts ID holders and PFS members. More info >>
May 16, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
School of Design Portfolio Showcase & Exhibition
Featuring work by graduating students from the Graphic Design, Multimedia, Industrial Design and Museum Exhibition Planning & Design programs.
Portfolio Showcase: May 13, 4 – 9 p.m.
The Marketplace Design Center
2400 Market Street, Philadelphia
Exhibition: Through May 17
The American Institute of Architecture Gallery
1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia
Poetics & Meanings: Mohammed Kazem MFA '12
Work by acclaimed Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem MFA '12 (Studio Art) is included in this two-person exhibit that also features artist Fred Eerdekens. Each artist holds the material and the ephemeral in a tight dialectic to elicit alternative modes of seeing. More info >>
Through June 8
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Free Lunchtime Yoga
This is the last class of the semester. 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. Final two classes of the Spring semester. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
May 15, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 303 (please note new location)
Annual Student Exhibition
This annual exhibit features student work from the following departments: Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Multimedia, Crafts, Illustration, Painting/Drawing, Photography, Printmaking/Book Arts and Sculpture. More info >>
May 15 – 31
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
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 >>
Through May 17
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
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 >>
Through May 16
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