THIS WEEK @ UARTS: May 20 - June 2, 2013

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
135th Commencement
Summer Building Hours
Exclusive Blick Coupon

NEWS
UArts Hosts Q&A, Book Signing with Author Neil Gaiman
UArts, PHS Transform Broad Street with Pop Up Garden
Professor's Film Gets Second Screening
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EVENTS
New Start, New You: Step 5 – Niche Marketing
Conscious Evolution: Denise Philipbar MFA '12
The View from Deliverance: Timothy Walsh '07
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery & Hamilton Hall Galleries
Sol Mednick Gallery
Gallery 1401


ANNOUNCEMENTS
135th Commencement
Tony Award-nominated playwright and screenwriter Douglas Carter Beane ("Cinderella," "Sister Act," "Xanadu") delivered the keynote address and received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (HDFA) degree at the University of the Arts' 135th Commencement Ceremony held May 16, 2013, at Philadelphia's Academy of Music. Also receiving an HDFA was Professor Emeritus Kenneth Hiebert, founder of the UArts Graphic Design department. Other honorees included Silver Star Alumni Award recipients Kate Flannery BFA '87 (Acting), who has starred for the past decade as Meredith on NBC's hit comedy "The Office," and Jayson Scott Musson BFA '02 (Photography), best known as his YouTube alter-ego "Hennessy Youngman." UArts Trustee Emeritus Irvin J. Borowsky received the University's inaugural Distinguished Service Award. Read more >>

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Summer Building Hours
In an effort to accommodate summer activities and operate efficiently, below are scheduled building hours for the summer, from May 17 through August 26. All buildings will be locked at the closing hour. If there are scheduled events beyond the closing time, we will keep the buildings open to accommodate those events. Contact Kathy Dooner to notify of any events at 215-717-6825.

Anderson Hall
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
From June 24 to August 16, Anderson Hall will be open 24 hours per day for the Summer MFA program.

Terra Hall
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Merriam Hall
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hamilton Hall
Broad Street entry
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Closed unless event scheduled
There will be access in and out of Hamilton Hall via the Furness Courtyard entry.

Shops behind Furness Hall
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Exclusive Blick Coupon
Blick is passionate about its involvement in supporting special events and programs at UArts. Don't miss out on your exclusive UArts coupon: print it out and redeem in store.

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NEWS
UArts Hosts Q&A, Book Signing with Author Neil Gaiman
UArts hosted a Q&A session and book signing with 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 event was held May 14, the day of the book's release, and was attended by more than 400 University community members. Gaiman and his Make Good Art book were also featured in a cover story in the May 15 – 21 issue of Philadelphia Weekly, as well as in The Philadelphia Inquirer and in an interview on NPR. Read more >>

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UArts, PHS Transform Broad Street with Pop Up Garden
The University of the Arts has partnered with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) to present the 2013 PHS Pop Up Garden. Now in its third year, the Pop Up Garden opens May 20 and will encompass Hamilton Hall, as well as the UArts-owned vacant lot across the street at 313 S. Broad Street, the centerpiece of the project that will include a lush garden and mobile beer garden. UArts President Sean Buffington will speak at the opening celebration being held Wednesday, May 29 at 11:30 a.m. Read more >>

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Professor's Film Gets Second Screening
"Bodies," a feature film by Writing for Film & Television Associate Professor Steven Saylor, was accepted into the Central Florida Film Festival, taking place August 30 – September 1 in Ocoee, Fla. This is the second festival where it will be shown; the film will also be screened on June 18 at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC as part of the NewFilmmakers Series' spring program. "Bodies" stars Acting Associate Professor Johnnie Hobbs Jr. and recent Brind School grad Amanda Robles '13 (Acting). Watch the trailer >>

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'Philadelphia Inquirer' Praises Recent Theater Grad
A review in the May 13 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer praises Ira Brind School of Theater Arts alum Michael Doherty BFA '10 (Musical Theater), calling him "a recent UArts grad who's full of promise" and part of Act II Playhouse's "perfect casting" for "Lend Me a Tenor." Read the review >>

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EVENTS
New Start, New You: Step 5 – Niche Marketing
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with Women's Business Center. How to identify your audience and target your market. Figure it out in step 5 of 12 in the "New Start, New You" series designed to get your business up and running in 2013. Presented by Noemi Mendez Eliasen, information services specialist at the Philadelphia Regional Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. UArts students, alumni, staff and faculty: free; general public: $20/person. RSVP by e-mail to melodyzlam@gmail.com.
May 23, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107

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Conscious Evolution: Denise Philipbar MFA '12
Solo show by Denise Philipbar MFA '12 (Studio Art). In her work, Philipbar explores how people interact with their world on various levels. We know about the micro and the macro worlds, but we interact daily with something in between. Her love for science and mathematics informs her to look for the unexpected. More info >>
Exhibition: June 14 – July 21
Reception: Friday, June 14, 7 – 9 p.m.
The Fisher Art Gallery in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus
3001 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA

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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

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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

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IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery & Hamilton Hall Galleries (Anderson & Hamilton Halls)

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 >>
Through May 31

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall)

Phil Underdown: The Trapper's Lament
Photographer Phil Underdown uses large-format color photographs to depict the aftermath of having beavers removed from his property in New York's Adirondack Park. The photos are an attempt to come to terms with the apparent clash between his decision to call in a trapper and his environmental values. More info >>
May 24 – August 2

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall)

Susan Hayre: Querencia
In the spring of 2011, a vast outbreak of wildfires consumed large swaths of southwestern U.S. terrain. A branch of these fires destroyed a portion of the pastureland owned by photographer Susan Hayre's parents. "Querencia," an old Spanish word referring to the place from which one draws one's deepest sense of self, is Hayre's document of the scorched and flooded aftermath. More info >>
May 24 – August 2

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