THIS WEEK @ UARTS: May 6 - 12, 2013

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
'Make Good Art': A Conversation and Book Signing with Neil Gaiman
Important Commencement Information
Blick Spring Sale

NEWS
'Philadelphia' Magazine Features Theater Alumna
Glass Professor Exhibits Work, Teaches at Corning Museum and Conference
University Professor Speaks at Xavier University
More News >>

EVENTS
School of Design Portfolio Showcase
Book Arts/Printmaking Book Party
Continuing Education Summer Information Session
More Events >>

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS
'Make Good Art': A Conversation and Book Signing with Neil Gaiman
The University of the Arts is excited to present "Make Good Art: A Conversation and Book Signing with Neil Gaiman" on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. in Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall.

Gaiman is an award-winning author and graphic novelist whose 2012 commencement speech to UArts graduates became an international viral sensation. Gaiman's speech urged graduates to "make good art" and resonated with creative people around the world. The book Make Good Art, which will be released later this month, contains the full text of that speech and was designed by renowned book designer Chip Kidd.

A limited number of free tickets are available exclusively to UArts students, faculty and staff, ONE PER PERSON. Students will be able to pick up tickets in Gershman Hall, Room 304, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10. STUDENT ID IS REQUIRED for pickup.

Faculty and staff will be able to pick up tickets in the Advancement Office on the first floor of Hamilton Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10. Please show your UArts ID when picking up your tickets.

The evening of May 14 will consist of a Q-and-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 Neil Gaiman titles).

Again, please keep in mind that this event is exclusively for members of the UArts community, with one ticket per person on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Important Commencement Information
The 135th Commencement Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 16 at the Academy of Music. More about Commencement >>

Ticket and Cap & Gown Distribution
Each graduate is eligible to pick up four tickets for guests during this week; a student ID is required for pick up.
Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
311 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


Commencement Rehearsal
Required for all graduates.
Wednesday, May 15, 9 a.m.
Hamilton Hall

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.
Hamilton Hall


Commencement Ceremony
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

Post-Ceremony Reception
Thursday, May 16, 12:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

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Blick Spring Sale
Hurry in for the Blick Art Materials' Spring Sale, which ends this Sunday, May 12. Exclusive coupon available for items not on sale.

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NEWS
'Philadelphia' Magazine Features Theater Alumna
Alumna Jen Childs BFA '90 (Theater), co-founder of the Philly-based all-comedy theater company 1812 Productions, was featured in the May 2013 issue of Philadelphia magazine. Among the topics she discusses is her new show "It's My Party: The Women and Comedy Project," which runs through May 19 at 1812. Read the article >>

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Glass Professor Exhibits Work, Teaches at Corning Museum and Conference
Alexander Rosenberg, assistant professor of Crafts and head of the University's Glass program, will be very busy this spring and early summer. He has work showing in three group exhibits at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, the Front in New Orleans and Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Mass.; will co-teach a glassblowing class at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y.; and will give a demonstration at the GlassBoston conference in June. Read more >>

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University Professor Speaks at Xavier University
University Professor of Humanities & Media Studies Camille Paglia recently spoke at Xavier University in Cincinnati as part of its "Ethics/Religion and Society Lecture Series: Justice, Tolerance and Diversity." Her lecture was titled "Intolerance and Diversity in Three Cities: Ancient Babylon, Renaissance Venice and 19th-Century Philadelphia."

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Work by Multimedia Professor in Group Exhibit
Work by Assistant Professor Katherine Bennett is on display in "Oasis Places," a group exhibit that runs May 9 through June 22 at the Maryland Art Place in Baltimore. Curated by interdisciplinary artist Jeremy Stern, "Oasis Places" centers around the unique ways in which a work of art can create a sense of place. A gallery talk will take place on Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m., followed by a reception at 7 p.m. More info >>

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Literary Journal Publishes Story by Liberal Arts Faculty Member
"Hypothermia," a new story by Liberal Arts Senior Lecturer Tim Fitts, will be published in the upcoming issue of literary journal Cutbank. His work was also recently selected as a Special Mention in the 2013 Pushcart Prize, an American literary prize by Pushcart Press that honors the best "poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot" published in the small presses over the previous year.

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EVENTS
Perspectives: School of Design Portfolio Showcase
Featuring work by graduating students from Graphic Design, Multimedia, Industrial Design and Museum Exhibition Planning & Design. RSVP >>
May 13, 4 – 9 p.m.
The Marketplace Design Center
2400 Market St., Philadelphia

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Book Arts/Printmaking Book Party
Books, prints and art by Book Arts and Printmaking graduate and undergraduate students and faculty will be for sale and on display. Enjoy light refreshments and celebrate another semester of fantastic work. More info on Facebook (log in required) >>
May 7, 4 – 7 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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Continuing Education Summer Information Session
Are you looking to secure a new position, transition into a new industry or upgrade your current skills? Take the first step by learning about UArts Continuing Education courses and Essentials and Professional certificate programs during our upcoming information session. Attendees are eligible for a 10 percent tuition discount toward one summer 2013 CE course (new students only; no retroactive refunds will be given). RSVP: ce@uarts.edu or 215-717-6095. View courses or register at cs.uarts.edu/ce.
May 7, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Presentations at 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 905

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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
Register now >>

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Brind School Presents Its Senior Cabaret
Presented by senior Musical Theater students in the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts.
May 10 – 12
Laurie Beechman Cabaret Theater, Arts Bank

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: 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

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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.
May 6, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
May 10, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
President's Office
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor

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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. Final two classes of the Spring semester. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
May 8 & 15, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 303 (please note new location)

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

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: Through May 10
Closing Reception: May 10, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

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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 >>
Through May 3

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Various Galleries

School of Art Senior Thesis Exhibitions

Printmaking/Book Arts
Exhibition: May 6 – 10
Reception: Thursday, May 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Crafts
Exhibition: Through May 9
Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)
Photography
Exhibition: Through May 9
Hamilton Hall Galleries

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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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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

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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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