THIS WEEK @ UARTS: July 1 - 14, 2013
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Professor Emerita Lizbeth Stewart Passes Away
Crafts Professor Emerita Lizbeth Stewart, a gifted artist and teacher, passed away last week. She began teaching Ceramics at UArts in 1981 and became a full time faculty member in 1986, retiring in February 2012 due to an illness. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection (D.C.), the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum (D.C.), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), among many others. A memorial service is being planned.
'Jerry Pinkney Day' in Philadelphia
To celebrate "Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney," an exhibit by noted illustrator Jerry Pinkney CERT '60 (Advertising Design) on display through September 22 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, June 26 was declared "Jerry Pinkney Day" in Philadelphia and across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The award-winning artist was also featured in the Philadelphia Daily News, Publisher’s Weekly and The Huffington Post. Read more >>
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At Blick, we're passionate about art education. Blick is proud to support UArts' special events and programs. These initiatives provide the necessary resources to maintain the excellence of a UArts education.
Liberal Arts Faculty Member Named 2013 Pew Fellow
Liberal Arts Senior Lecturer Sueyeun Juliette Lee was among the winners of the 2013 Pew Fellowships in the Arts, announced recently by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Lee, who won in the Literature category for her poetry, will receive a $60,000 award, which is given annually to up to 12 artists of exemplary talent in the five-county Philadelphia area. Read more >>
Dance Junior Featured in 'Dance Teacher' Magazine
Nikki Keeshin '15 (Dance) was featured in the June 2013 issue of Dance Teacher magazine as the March editor's choice winner for the publication's video of the month contest. Keeshin, who choreographed the piece titled "Same Love," dances with seven other UArts students in the video. Watch the video >>
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Film Professor's Documentary Premieres on Global Voices
"Niños de la Memoria," a documentary by Film/Video Adjunct Associate Professor María Teresa Rodríguez, had its broadcast premiere on June 30 on the World Channel's Global Voices program. The film can be viewed online for a limited time only, from July 1 to July 22.
UArts Students, Alumni Working in China
Lauren McCarty MFA '10 (Studio Art) was selected to work for Beneath the Tree International in Tianjin, China, as the company’s academic director. McCarty began her position overseeing an art education staff of five in February 2013. Brigid Wallace '14 (Photography) and Kaylyn Gray BFA '13 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts) have been selected as art teaching interns in China. Gray arrived in China on June 19 and is assisting McCarty in Tianjin, developing art programming and lesson plans and conducting workshops and classes for elementary students. Wallace leaves for China July 1 and will be working for the school district in Weihai, where she will teach art and English to elementary and junior high students.
Art In City Hall: Recent Graduates
Art In City Hall presents "Recent Graduates," a juried art exhibition sampling early works by emerging artists from some of Philadelphia's most prestigious art schools. The exhibit includes work by recent UArts alumni Dorothea Vile BFA '13 (Crafts), April Field BFA '11 (Crafts), Quizayra Gonzalez BFA '10 (Multimedia), Sara Hanlon BFA '13 (Painting/Drawing) and Mason Owens '13 (Multidisciplinary Fine Arts). More info >>
Through August 2
Art Gallery at City Hall, Room 116
VOX IX is Vox Populi's ninth annual juried exhibition featuring more than 50 works by 45 artists from across the country. A highlight of Vox Populi’s season, this year's exhibit features UArts alumni Dan Haddigan BFA '09 (Printmaking), Jennifer Pascoe MFA '13 (Book Arts/Printmaking) and Charissa Schulze MFA '13 (Book Arts/Printmaking). More info >>
July 5 – 28
Vox Populi Gallery
319 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor
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 will specifically benefit the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. More info >>
July 13 – 14
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or MFA Program Coordinator Gwendolyn Kurtz at email@example.com. More info >>
July 1, 12:30 p.m.
July 3, 12 p.m.
Alec Karros '80
July 8, 12:30 p.m.
July 10, 12 p.m.
July 17, 12 p.m.
July 24, 12 p.m.
Passport to World Cinema Series: The Act of Killing
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 "The Act of Killing" from Denmark/Norway/U.K., directed by Joshua Oppenheimer. Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both UArts ID holders and PFS members. More info >>
July 25, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
Reversible Reactions: Alexander Rosenberg
Work by Alexander Rosenberg, assistant professor of Crafts and head of the University's Glass program, is included in "Reversible Reactions: Art Meets Science @ the MIT Glass Lab." More info >>
Through October 27
Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA
Summer Break: Kristine Marx
Works on paper by Assistant Professor Kristine Marx, co-director of the College of Art, Media & Design's Core Studies program, are included in this group exhibition.
Through August 11
Station Independent Projects
164 Suffolk Street, New York
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
Merging Two Worlds and Dichotomies in Space
"Merging Two Worlds and Dichotomies in Space: East/West, Jeddah/Philadelphia and Art/Design" is a thesis exhibit by Saudi-born artist Amera Tamran MFA '13 (Studio Art), MA '12 (Art Education).
Through July 4
Art, Play and the Environment…
A collaborative project by MFA Program Director Erin Boyle MFA '05 (Sculpture): concept and design; Sculpture Shop Supervisor Lewis Colburn: design and fabrication; and Zac Pritchard MFA '14 (Studio Art) and Monika Felber MFA '14 (Studio Art): lead collaborators and fabrication. Collaboration and teamwork by MFA in Studio Art students, who will gather every Sunday at 10:30 to create a new sculpture from the same material. More info >>
Through August 16
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
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
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