THIS WEEK @ UARTS: June 17 - 30, 2013

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
UArts-Sponsored Pop Up Garden Announces New Food Menu
Blick Partners with Utrecht

NEWS
MID Students, Faculty Explore Cross-Cultural Design Methods in Beirut
Cross-Cultural Learning Exchange Takes Art Ed Students, Faculty to Ghana
Illustration Department Sponsors Alumnus-Led Philly Draw-A-Thon
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EVENTS
Summer Open House & BBQ
19th Annual MFA Summer Lecture Series
New Start, New You: Step 6 – Products and Services
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IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery 817
Gallery 1401
Hamilton Hall Platforms
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
UArts-Sponsored Pop Up Garden Announces New Food Menu
The 2013 PHS Pop Up Garden, presented by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in partnership with the University of the Arts on its campus at 313 S. Broad Street, has announced a new food menu from Garces Group. Guests can enjoy a summer picnic-style menu, light bites and delicious summer beverages on tap at the Mobile Beer Garden. Read more >>

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Blick Partners with Utrecht
Utrecht is now partners with Blick! Please visit us at the Blick Chestnut Street location and expect familiar faces, no changes to Utrecht paint formulations, the lower of Blick or Utrecht store prices, and a FREE Preferred Card to all customers. Enjoy the same great service that you have come to expect.

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NEWS
MID Students, Faculty Explore Cross-Cultural Design Methods in Beirut
Master of Industrial Design Associate Professor Jonas Milder and graduate students Vrouyr Joubanian MID '14, Nidhi Jalwal MID '14, Min-Wen Yeh MID '14 and Jordan Shade MID '14 are in Beirut, Lebanon, exploring the translation of design methods and tools across cultures. The month-long project will culminate in an exhibition and public presentation during Beirut Design Week 2013, being held June 24 – 30. Read more >>

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Cross-Cultural Learning Exchange Takes Art Ed Students, Faculty to Ghana
Dr. Teresa Unseld, associate professor of Art & Design Education, and graduate students Lauren Chaika BFA '10 (Illustration), MAT '14 (Art Education); Lauren Fields MAT '14 (Art Education); and Kate Bisono BFA '11 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts), MAT '14 (Art Education) are spending the month of June in Abor, Ghana, as part of Dr. Unseld's Ghana Independent Study course. The team is in West Africa working with orphans at In My Father's House, disabled children at St. Theresa Centre for the Handicapped and students in Abor High School's art department. Read more >>

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Illustration Department Sponsors Alumnus-Led Philly Draw-A-Thon
Founded in 2012 by Tom Panico BFA '11 (Illustration) and sponsored by the Illustration department, the Philly Draw-a-Thon is a 24-hour sketching marathon that raises money for Child's Play Charity, an organization the benefits children's hospitals. For 24 hours, artists will draw sketches of their favorite comic book, movie and video game characters and then sell them for $10 each. Proceeds from this year's event, which will take place July 13 – 14 in Solmssen Court, will specifically benefit the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Read more >>

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Professor Speaks at the Met, Is Featured on 'Chronicle Review' Cover and More
University Professor of Humanities & Media Studies Camille Paglia gave a talk recently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where she discussed her latest book, Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars. A group book review she penned titled "Scholars in Bondage" was featured on the cover of the May 24 issue of The Chronicle Review. Paglia's essay, "Teaching Shakespeare to Actors," is included in Living with Shakespeare: Essays by Writers, Actors, and Directors (Vintage), a collection that also includes contributions by Sir Ben Kingsley, Joyce Carol Oates, James Earl Jones, F. Murray Abraham and Margaret Drabble, among others. The renowned cultural critic also wrote a "Love Letter to Joan Rivers" in honor of her 80th birthday that ran in The Hollywood Reporter. Paglia was also featured in an article in Tempi magazine, the weekly supplement to the major Italian newspaper L'Osservatore Romano.

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Image by Recent Photo Grad on 'O&A' Magazine Cover
An image by recent grad Kim Brausam BFA '13 (Photography) graces the cover of Out & About magazine's June 2013 music issue. Her photo was chosen from among submissions by students in Adjunct Associate Professor B. Proud's Professional Practices class. See the issue >>

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Professor's Film Screens in Philly
"God's Country, Off Route 9," a full-length feature film by Writing for Film & Television Associate Professor Steven Saylor, will be screened at Philadelphia's Walking Fish Theatre as part of its Films at the Fish program during the month of June. The 103-minute comedy-drama premiered at the University of the Arts in April 2009.

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EVENTS
Summer Open House & BBQ
Join us for a summer BBQ. See our campus; mingle with faculty, alumni and current students; and learn about UArts, the admissions process and financial aid options while attending a question & answer panel. The day will culminate in a summer cookout, featuring alumnus-owned Little Baby's Ice Cream hand-scooped from their mobile cart. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@uarts.edu or 215-717-6049. RSVP by June 21 >>
June 27, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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19th Annual MFA Summer Lecture Series
The MFA in Studio Art program presents its 19th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists, faculty and alumni. Held in CBS Auditorium, lectures will take place from June 24 through August 14 and are free and open to the public. For more information, contact MFA Program Director Erin Boyle MFA '05 (Sculpture) at eboyle@uarts.edu or MFA Program Coordinator Gwendolyn Kurtz at gkurtz@uarts.edu. More info >>

Eileen Neff BFA '72 (Painting)
June 24, 12:30 p.m.

A Conversation Between Gerard Brown & Astrid Bowlby
June 26, 12 p.m.

Gerald Nichols
July 1, 12:30 p.m.

Oliver Herring
July 3, 12 p.m.

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New Start, New You: Step 6 – Products and Services
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts with Women's Business Center. Learn how to pitch your products and services. Figure it out in step 6 of 12 in the "New Start, New You Series" designed to get your business up and running in 2013. Presented by Judi Rhee Alloway, director of the Women's Business Center. UArts students, alumni, staff and faculty: free; General public: $20/person. RSVP by email to melodyzlam@gmail.com.
June 27, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107

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Telling Details: Daniel Gerwin
This group exhibition features work by Fine Arts Lecturer Daniel Gerwin and artists James Hannaham and Efrat Kedem. Curated by Jen Mergel, Beal Family senior curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. More info >>
Through July 26
Center for Emerging Visual Artists
237 S 18th Street, Suite 3A, Philadelphia

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Abandoned: Andrew Walker MFA '10
Andrew Walker MFA '10 (Painting) has been working with the subject of abandoned buildings for several years and is currently photographing and cataloguing abandoned houses in Philadelphia in order to bring attention to this large problem. In this series of digital banners of abandoned houses, we see the enormity and grandeur of these buildings. This exhibit is part of a collaborative effort between the University of the Arts and Blick Art Materials that showcases the talent of UArts students and alumni. More info >>
Through June 28
Blick Art Materials
1330 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

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Design-Ed Future 2013: Design Education Conference
The DESIGN-ED Coalition – a collaboration of PreK-12 teachers, schools, administrators, universities, designers, organizations, businesses, museums, institutions, individuals and others supporting design education initiatives in K-12 schools – presents "Design-Ed Future 2013: Design Education Conference." This hybrid conference/un-conference will provide speakers as well as a forum to allow discussion groups to evolve. Register >>
June 28 – 29
Hamilton Hall

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In Front of Strangers, I Sing: Daniel Gerwin
This group exhibition includes work by Fine Arts Lecturer Daniel Gerwin. The 72nd annual juried exhibit features works in a wide variety of media from artists living within 50 miles of the museum. Works were selected to create a cohesive presentation that explores contemporary themes and ideas within the arts of Philadelphia. More info >>
Through September 1
Woodmere Art Museum
9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

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Oasis Places: Katherine Bennett
Work by Multimedia Assistant Professor Katherine Bennett is on display in this group exhibit 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, whether through contemplative reflection or interactive, viewer-participatory involvement. More info >>
Through June 22
Maryland Art Place
8 Market Place, Suite 100, Baltimore

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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 >>
Through July 21
The Fisher Art Gallery
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus
3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA

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IN THE GALLERIES
Gallery 817 (Anderson Hall, 8th floor)

All in the Family
Curated by Michele Kishita BFA '97 (Painting) MFA '10 (Painting), "All in the Family" features the work of Professor Emeritus David Kettner and alumni from the classes of 1997 and 1998, and is a tribute to the retired Painting professor. The works are artistic conversations between the artists and their loved ones, expressing the exuberance that children evoke as well as the marks and objects they make. More info >>
Through June 28

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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 >>
Through August 2

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Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative: City Garden
This group collaboration, part of the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative curated by UArts Sculpture Shop Supervisor Lewis Colburn, explores the boundaries of nature by creating a human-made support system utilizing machine-knitted cloth. The project is part of the Selected Topics: Machine Knitting course taught by Crafts Master Lecturer Andrew Dahlgren MID '07 (Industrial Design) and Associate Professor/Fibers Head Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 (Book Arts/Printmaking). More info >>
Exhibition: Through June 20
Vegetable pick-up: June 21, 8 – 9 a.m.

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, ground floor)

Wayfinder: Forging Identity
An exhibition exploring transmsculine identity, curated by recent graduate Adam Miller '13 (Photography) and featuring the work of artists Adrain Chesser & Steven Miller, Jess T. Dugan, Emmett Ramstad, Lorenzo Triburgo and Eli VandenBerg. More info >>
Through July 10

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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 >>
Through August 2

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