THIS WEEK @ UARTS: February 3 - 9, 2014
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Drop/Add Deadline Is TODAY
The drop/add deadline is today, Monday, February 3 at 5 p.m. Please take a moment to log on to the UArts Portal and verify your schedule. If you have any questions about your schedule, please stop by the Office of the Registrar for assistance, or email us at email@example.com. We’d be happy to help in any way we can. Although we are unable to register you for classes over the phone or through an email request, we will try to assist you with adjusting your schedule online. As always, contact your advisor or department if you have any questions about your degree progress or what classes are most appropriate for you at this time. After the drop/add deadline, you must withdraw from a class, receiving a grade of W on your transcript. We hope that you have had a great start to the spring semester!
Take Advantage of University's PAFA Membership
The University of the Arts continues its University membership with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, which includes unlimited free general admission to PAFA’s historical landmark building for faculty, students and staff with a validated school ID. PAFA is located at 128 N. Broad Street.
Save the Date: Art Unleashed 2014
Join us for the fifth anniversary edition of Art Unleashed, the University's largest fundraiser, set for April 9 – 15 in Hamilton Hall. The exhibition and sale raises money to support the Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund with artwork in all media from talented students, faculty and alumni.
Preview Party (admission charge)
April 9, 5 - 8 p.m.
Public Sale (free admission)
April 10 - 15, 12 - 5 p.m.
Blick Back-to-School Sale
New year, new sale! Blick Art Materials welcomes UArts students back to school with additional savings. For a limited time only, students who stop by Blick's Philadelphia store and mention this ad will receive a free giveaway item* and additional coupons to save on art supplies, including an additional 20% off just in time for back to school. For more store information, visit dickblick.com.
*While supplies last
ID Senior Featured in 'Yanko Design'
E-WAT, an electronic water bottle designed by student WenHua Zhang '14 (Industrial Design), was featured in Yanko Design, the world's most popular and influential online design magazine. Developed in Zhang's senior studio under the guidance of ID professors Anthony Guido and Jennifer Goettner, E-WAT uses sensor technology to monitor a person’s hydration and water consumption. Read more >>
Children's Book by Faculty/Alum Wins Geisel Medal
Congratulations to Printmaking Lecturer Greg Pizzoli MFA '09 (Book Arts/Printmaking), whose children’s book The Watermelon Seed won the 2014 Geisel Award for the most distinguished American book for beginning readers. This prestigious award is given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. Read more >>
Brind School Students to Premiere Senior Projects
Four works by Directing, Playwriting & Production seniors in the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts will make their debut this February. "The Tryangle" and "Into the Clear Blue Sky" will run concurrently February 13 – 16 at Caplan Recital Hall, while performances of "Surviving the Dream" and "Purgatory" are set for February 20 – 23 at the Arts Bank Theater. Read more >>
Work by Illustrator/Alum on NPR's List of Top Children's Books
NPR picks The Tortoise & the Hare, the latest work by UArts alum and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney DIPL '60 (Advertising Design), as one of "8 Picture Books That Make Us Wish We Were Kids Again." See the list >>
Film Faculty's Short Screens at Slamdance
"Love Letter," a 13-minute short by Film & Video Senior Lecturer Lindsey Martin, was screened at the recent Slamdance Film Festival, held January 17 – 23 in Park City, Utah. The story is about a little girl who attempts to make sense out of her parents’ divorce, with only scraps of their life together and her imagination to help her.
Culture Vultures Spring 2014
Student Affairs offers FREE performance, exhibition and dance series. For tickets, please see Gina Guglielmi, Student Affairs coordinator, in the Student Affairs Office, Gershman 311. Questions? Contact Mara Flamm, director of International Student Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-717-6621.
Featuring Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Gary Novak and Etienne Mbappe.
Doors Open: 7 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
World Café Live
3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
More info >>
Ballet X Winter Series
February 15, 8 p.m.
265 S Broad Street, Philadelphia
More info >>
New Port Jazz Festival: Now 60
March 9, 8 p.m.
250 S Broad Street, Philadelphia
More info >>
PHILADANCO: Blood, Sweat and Dance
April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Kimmel Center, Perelman Theater
300 S Broad Street
More info >>
Korean Film Series
No tickets! Free for students with valid ID.
April 9, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Van Pelt Auditorium
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia
More info >>
Ghost Train Orchestra
April 12, 7 p.m.
Annenberg Center, Harold Prince Theatre
3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
More info >>
Graduate Open House
Please join us and take a look at what our graduate degree programs have to offer. Representatives from 14 graduate and certificate program will be available to answer your questions and guide you through the process of finding the right program for you. RSVP by February 3 >>
February 8, 12 – 4 p.m.
Knowing Dance More Series: Marianne Kim
Presented by the School of Dance, "Knowing Dance More" is a series of lectures, conversations, and informal showings led by important artists and scholars in the international field of dance. This month features Korean-American artist and educator Marianne Kim. More info >>
February 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall
Visiting Writers Series: Tomás Q. Morín
Created in connection with the University's Creative Writing program, the new Visiting Writers Series features six acclaimed contemporary writers visiting the UArts campus each year. This reading, co-sponsored by The American Poetry Review, features award-winning author Tomás Q. Morín. More info >>
February 6, 7 – 8 p.m.
Directed by Doug Smith '15 (Directing, Playwriting & Production), "Full Moon" is a fast-paced story filled with absurd situations and nonsensical logic; it's a fairytale-cartoon-musical-farce set in a Pizza Palace. Adults – $10; industry/students – $5; UArts faculty, staff and students – FREE. Tickets >>
February 6 – 9
Gershman Hall Black Box Theater
Paradigm Lecture Series: Katherine Bussard
Katherine Bussard, the Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at the Princeton University Art Museum, will speak as part of the Paradigm Lecture Series, presented by the Photography program. More info >>
February 6, 1 p.m.
ArtNow Philadelphia: Julianna Foster MFA '06
Work by Photography Senior Lecturer and alumna Julianna Foster MFA '06 (Book Art/Printmaking) is included in this group exhibition. Foster is one of seven artists selected to represent Philadelphia in the exhibition series that highlights young artists from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. More info >>
February 9 – March 2
Washington College, Kohl Gallery
300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD
Life After Art School: Laurie Berenhaus '10
Visiting artist lecture by 3D modeler/sculptor and alumna Laurie Berenhaus BFA '10 (Sculpture), who will talk about her entry into the field of 3D printing and her employment at Shapeways, the Dutch-founded 3D printing marketplace, service and community. More info >>
February 7, 12 – 12:45 p.m.
Hamilton Hall, Room 316
To Sit Rather Than Slip In: Erica Prince
"To Sit Rather Than Slip In" is Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Lecturer Erica Prince’s first member exhibition at Vox Populi. More info >>
Exhibition: February 7 – March 2
Opening: February 7
319 North 11th Street, Philadelphia
Senior Dance Show #5
Annual performance by seniors in the School of Dance.
February 5 – 7, 7:30 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
Second Chances: Daniel Gerwin
"Simultaneous solo exhibition" by Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Senior Lecturer Daniel Gerwin, who utilizes trompe l’oeil painting techniques to simulate wood grain, alluding to floors, doors, window frames and furniture. More info >>
Exhibition: Through March 30
Artist Talk: February 8, 10 a.m.
Abington Art Center, Kellner Gallery
515 Meetinghouse Road
Corzo Center Events
Entrepreneur Boot Camp
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. An interactive, two-week workshop providing a chance to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur: how to plan, develop, budget, market and present your ideas. Free for UArts students and alumni; limited seating available. Registration is for all five days. Highly recommended for those interested in applying for the Incubator Grant program.
Part 1: February 3, 6 – 8 p.m.
Part 2: February 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Part 3: February 10, 6 – 8 p.m.
Part 4: February 13, 6 – 8 p.m.
Part 5: February 17, 6 – 9 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 902
Take the Fear Out of Being in Business in Less than 15 Minutes
Short lecture and Q&A presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Without boring you to death, you will get an introduction on how to choose your business entity, how you are taxed, record keeping, and pricing your product or service. Free and open to the public. RSVP >>
February 4, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room TBD
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. There are no classes during University forums or Spring Break.
February 5, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 407
Ken Lum: The Mini Mall Series
The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery presents 2014 Whitney Biennial artist Ken Lum’s first exhibition in Philadelphia. His “Mini-Mall” works build upon ideas of societal subjectivities, comprising fictive sign-like works for plausible urban communities defined by flux and pointing to the diverse changing ethnic and economic demographics of the neighborhoods to which they serve. More info >>
Through February 28
Don Gregorio Antón: Not One Alone
Exhibit by California-based photographer and educator Don Gregorio Antón. More info >>
Through February 7
School of Art Faculty Exhibition
The School of Art (SoA) in the College of Art, Media & Design presents its inaugural "Faculty Exhibition" in two parts, featuring faculty from the Craft & Material Studies, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and Photography programs. The exhibits celebrate the School's impressive range of faculty talent, highlighting the broad spectrum of media and formats utilized in contemporary creative practice.
Through February 8
More info >>
- Exhibition: February 17 – March 7
- Artist Presentations: Sharon Church and Vince Feldman
February 12, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., CBS Auditorium
- Reception: February 18, 5 – 7 p.m.
- Artist Presentations: Alexander Rosenberg and Rebecca Sack
February 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., CBS Auditorium
More info >>
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
Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)
Michael Konrad: DIYvek and Real Estate
The University of the Arts is pleased to present two new works by artist Michael Konrad as part of the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative. The two sculptures, titled “DIYvek” and “Real Estate,” explore the rapidly changing built environment of Philadelphia. More info >>
Through March 2
Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)
Ben Reynolds: About to Travel
Exhibit by Georgia-based photographer and educator Ben Reynolds. More info >>
Through February 7
Continuing Studies Gallery (Terra Hall, 9th floor)
CE Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition: Part 2
The Division of Continuing Studies presents the second of two Continuing Education Capstone Exhibitions, featuring the work of Digital Photography certificate students Eve Miller, Casandra Williams, Susan Kessler and Bridget Horgan Bell. For more information, please call 215-717-6006 or email email@example.com. More info >>
Through February 10