THIS WEEK @ UARTS: December 9 - 15, 2013

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
UArts Launches New 'Quick Takes' Promotional Video Series
UArts' Annual Holiday E-Card
Winter Break and January Building Hours
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NEWS
Dance Faculty/Alum Praised in 'New York Times'
Professor's Oscar-Nominated Film to Screen in Philly
'New York Times' Features Art Ed Alumna

EVENTS
Image and Performance Concert
School of Dance Performances
Student Advanced Fiction Reading
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Anderson, Hamilton & Gershman Hall Galleries
Continuing Studies Gallery
Special Gifts Gallery
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
UArts Launches New 'Quick Takes' Promotional Video Series
UArts has kicked off a new series of short videos called "Quick Takes," promoting our programs and what the University has to offer to prospective students. Check out the first video in the series, "Animation – Meet Elliot," featuring Animation faculty member Elliot Cowan.

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UArts' Annual Holiday E-Card
Happy Holidays from UArts! The annual University holiday e-card is out, and this year it was created by Juggling Wolf animation studios, whose members are all UArts alumni: Jason Chen BFA '08 (Animation), Ian Foster BFA '08 (Animation) and Mirina Gvozdeva '08 (Animation), with music by JohnPaul Beattie BM '10 (Composition).

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Winter Break and January Building Hours
As in previous years, University buildings will be fully closed for the duration of the Winter Break, which runs December 21, 2013, through January 5, 2014. Please make plans accordingly. Have a joyful and restful holiday season. Building schedule >>

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Office of the Registrar to Close Early on Dec. 10
The Office of the Registrar will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. You can always send us an email at registrar@uarts.edu or call us at 215-717-6420 and leave a voice mail any time we are not open.

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Sign Up for eAccounts
A reminder to users of FreedomPay: the service will be discontinued at the end of the current semester and using your UArts ID through eAccounts and UArts$ will become the sole method of automatic payment for campus services such as iLabs, Dining Services, the School Store, individual crafts and arts shops on campus, and even vending machines (cash and credit cards will also continue to be accepted). Once you use a credit card to deposit cash to your eAccount, you can then use your student ID as your payment method everywhere eAccounts is accepted on campus. We strongly recommend a credit rather than a debit card for greater online security.

It's easy to sign up – just log in to the UArts Portal, click “eAccounts” in the left menu, then follow the instructions.

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Blick Supports UArts
Blick Art Materials is proud to support the University of the Arts and is pleased to offer 30% off for UArts students during the month of December.

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NEWS
Dance Faculty/Alum Praised in 'New York Times'
UArts Dance alum and faculty member Virgil Gadson CERT '07 (Dance), aka Lil' O, gets raves from The New York Times for his two-man dance routine with partner Julius "iGlide" Chisolm in the hit jazz revue "After Midnight" at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theater: "These men force time to slow and speed. Their bodies curve in ways that would stagger Newton." Read more >>

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Professor's Oscar-Nominated Film to Screen in Philly
A screening of "Beyond Imagining: Margaret Anderson and the Little Review" by Associate Professor Wendy Weinberg will take place on January 8, 2014, at International House Philadelphia (3701 Chestnut Street). The Oscar-nominated and Student Academy Award-winning documentary, which Weinberg created while a graduate student at Temple University, will be screened alongside two other Temple Student Oscar winners, including filmmaker Ben Levin and actor/comedian Bob Saget. Read more >>

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'New York Times' Features Art Ed Alumna
Alumna Trish Maunder MA '06 (Art Education) was featured in a December 3 New York Times article as coordinator of the "Touch Tours" program for the blind at the University of Pennsylvania's Penn Museum. The innovative "Insights into Ancient Egypt" program was designed with and for museum visitors who are blind or have low vision. Read the article >>

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EVENTS
Image and Performance Concert
Prepare for magic at the fall 2013 "Image and Performance" showing of selected works. Staged each semester by students in Master Lecturer Kathy Rose's Image and Performance class, this interdisciplinary performance art show integrates live performance with video, costumes and lights. Participating students include Emma Bowers '14 (Musical Theater), Caitlin Dagle '14 (Dance), Victoria Trama '14 (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts: Sculpture), Brigid Wallace ’15 (Photography) and transfer student Karam Nator (Film & Video). More info >>
December 13, 8 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater

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School of Dance Performances
Winter Dance Series
Dance students perform in a variety of styles.
Concert I: December 14 – 15
Concert II: December 15 – 16
Merriam Theater

Dance Student Composition Showing
Student choreography.
December 18, 7 p.m.
Gershman Y Gym

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Student Advanced Fiction Reading
Students in Assistant Professor Elise Juska's Advanced Fiction Workshop will read brief excerpts from short stories they wrote and revised in class this semester. Kahla Brown '14 (Acting),Rebecca Buckley '14 (Acting),Chris Donovan '14 (Writing for Film & Television),Michael Grant '14 (Illustration),Sean Hogan '14 (Writing for Film & Television),Meghan Loeb '14 (Illustration),Max Matiash '14 (Animation),Samantha Milich '15 (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts),Michelle Phelan'14 (Craft & Material Studies), Steven Rascon '14 (Musical Theater), Melissa Rothman '14 (Illustration)and Rebecca Syracuse'14 (Illustration)will read from their work. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Liberal Arts Division.
December 12, 6 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 511

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The Art of Play: Anna Beresin + Alex Gilliam
“The Art of Play,” a community conversation about the intersection of art and invention as a means of invigorating the youth of Philadelphia, features Liberal Arts Associate Professor Dr. Anna Beresin, author of The Art of Play: Recess and the Practice of Invention, and Industrial Design Senior Lecturer Alex Gilliam, executive director of the Public Workshop. Beresin shares thoughts from her new book and past work on recess advocacy. Gilliam offers context from his experience redefining the way that youth participate as citizens and leaders in the design of their communities. A book signing by Beresin will follow. This event is free; advanced registration required >>
December 15, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
The Painted Bride
230 Vine Street, Philadelphia

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Visiting Artist Lecture: Kai Chan
Sponsored by Fiber & Textile Studies. The talk will focus on "Kai Chan: A Spider's Logic – a 35-Year Retrospective," an exhibition originated by Textile Museum of Canada and Varley Art Gallery of Markham in 2010 that has toured to Québec, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia. More info >>
December 12, 2:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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Music and Dance Collaboration Concert
Concert features multiple School of Music and School of Dance ensembles and a special College of Art, Media & Design collaborative event/performance titled "Obstacle Illusions." More info >>
December 13: 7 p.m.
December 14: 2 p.m.
Merriam Theater

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Crave: Wearable Art Show
An intimate eve of costume and performance presented by Fibers & Textile Studies, featuring work from the Experimental Costume & Performance course with guests from the Fibers Mixed-Media Exploration and Intro to Fibers/Textile courses. More info >>
December 10, 5 – 6 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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School of Music Performances
Chorus/Handbells/Vocal Ensembles Holiday Concert
December 9, 8 p.m.
The Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany
330 South 13th Street, Philadelphia

Original Music Ensemble
The Original Music Ensemble consists of drums, piano, guitar, electric bass and two saxophones. The ensemble will be performing original compositions by the students in various styles. The Original Music Ensemble has been exploring various songwriting techniques in order to establish things like forward motion, tension/release and overall groove.
December 11, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Praise Ensemble
The Praise Ensemble concert will be a high-energy, diverse and dynamic night, featuring the music of such artists as Gungor, Israel Houghton, Tye Tribbett and many more. The ensemble will focus on music from the Christian contemporary music genre as well as crossover.
December 11, 8 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Ambient Ensemble
Featuring Peter Andrel ’17 (Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology), Greg Driza ’17 (Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology), James Reale ’15 (Piano), Joe Rodriguez ’15 (Guitar), Derek Sattazahn ’17 (Percussion), Matt Smith (Music Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology) and Adam Wenerd ’16 (Composition).
December 12, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Rick Kerber Tribute Big Band
Instrumental Performance majors in the Rick Kerber Tribute Band perform contemporary big band jazz arrangements from the country's foremost big band arrangers as well as original arrangements by School of Music faculty members.
December 16, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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MA in Art Education Thesis Defense
The Department of Art & Design Education presents its MA in Art Education Thesis Defense. MA students are required to attend the MA Thesis Defense. Students and faculty are encouraged to come and support their peers and students. Open to the general public. More info >>
December 16, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Connelly Lecture Hall, Terra

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OCAD University Visits CAMD
Come find out more about Canada's oldest and largest art and design school, when OCAD University visits the College of Art, Media & Design. OCAD U is an AICAD Mobility Program partner institution with the University of the Arts. This program provides an opportunity for students from AICAD schools in the United States and Canada to study for one semester at another AICAD school. More info >>
December 11, 11:45 am
Connelly Lecture Hall, Terra

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New Start, New You: Step 12 – Time to Launch
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy with Women's Business Center. Ready to launch? Where are you now? This workshop will review all 12 steps of the "New Start, New You" series designed to get your business up and running in 2013. This series can be taken as individual workshops or as a whole. Instructor: Judi Rhee Alloway, director of Women’s Business Center. UArts students, alumni, staff, and faculty: Free; General public: $20 / person. Register at wbcnsny12.eventbrite.com.
December 10, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 1107

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Faculty & Staff Holiday Party
Fill your spirit with the warmth of the season; come and share your holiday cheer with friends and colleagues.
December 19, 5 – 7 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater

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Free Lunchtime Yoga
The popular free lunchtime yoga class sponsored by Staff Council is suitable for all levels and open to faculty, staff and students. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Classes continue weekly on Wednesdays through May 7, 2014. There are no classes during University Forums or winter and spring breaks.
December 4, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 407

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IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery + Gallery 224 (Anderson Hall), Hamilton + Arronson Galleries (Hamilton Hall) & Open Lens Gallery (Gershman Hall)

MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
The University of the Arts is proud to present the 2013 MFA in Studio Art Thesis Exhibition. Artists hail from an eclectic array of backgrounds, ranging from a bond trader to a mechanic to a priest. The show includes work that spans painting, sculpture and installation. More info >>
Through December 13

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Continuing Studies Gallery (Terra Hall, 9th floor)

CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition: Part 1
The Division of Continuing Studies presents one of two Continuing Education Capstone Exhibitions, featuring the work of Digital Photography certificate students Deedra Grandelli, Kaylee Collins and Adam Kantorski. For more information, please call 215-717-6006 or email cs@uarts.edu. More info >>
Through January 5, 2014

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Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)

Student Teaching Exhibition
The department of Art & Design Education presents its Fall 2013 Student Teaching Exhibition and Reception. View artwork from students in elementary, middle and high schools throughout the region. Students, faculty, friends and family are all invited. More info >>
Exhibition: December 11 – 21
Reception: December 15, 1 – 4 p.m.

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President's Office (Hamilton Hall, 1st floor)

The Alchemist: Paintings by Francis C Tucker
Exhibition of paintings by former Painting/Drawing faculty member Francis C. Tucker, who died on December 21, 2012. Tucker was an extraordinary teacher who generously shared all his technical knowledge and poetic sensibilities with students, artists and friends. He loved teaching and he loved painting. More info >>
Through December 20

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Don Gregorio Antón: Not One Alone
January 11 – February 7, 2014

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Window on 11 (Terra Hall, 11th floor)

Hostel Waters: Stuart Elster '88
Exhibit of oil paintings by Fine Arts Assistant Professor and alumnus Stuart Elster BFA '88 (Fine Arts). More info >>
Through December 15

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Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery (Anderson Hall, 7th floor)

The Art of Josh Cochran
Josh Cochran has received awards from publications and organizations including Print Magazine's 20 under 30 New Visual Artists 2009, ADC Young Guns 6, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and was recently featured on the cover of Communication Arts. More info >>
Through March 7, 2014

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Ben Reynolds: About to Travel
January 11 – February 7, 2014

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