THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 17 - 23, 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Countdown to Art Unleashed Is On!
University Forum
Fulbright Faculty Workshop
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NEWS
Young Alumni Challenge: Double Your Gift to the Annual Fund
Faculty on List of CFEVA Fellows, Art in the Open Artists
Alum on 'Top 40 Under 40' List from 'Atlantic City Weekly'
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EVENTS
Visiting Artist Lecture: Jonathan David Ross & Don Adleta
Open Office Hours with President Buffington
School of Music Performances
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Richard C. von Hess Illustration Gallery
Gallery One
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Countdown to Art Unleashed Is On!
Less than one month to go until the fifth anniversary edition of Art Unleashed – the University's largest fundraiser – kicks off on April 9 with a Preview Party. This exciting event raises funds to support scholarships for young artists with a sale and exhibition of artwork in all media from talented students, faculty and alumni. This year's spotlight alumni artists are jeweler Hratch Babikian BFA '83 (Jewelry) and fine artist Dorothy (Dotty) Attie BFA '59 (Art Education). For the first time, Art Unleashed will also include a book sale on Saturday, April 12, featuring the work of alumni and faculty authors. All proceeds from books sold will benefit scholarships at UArts. That Saturday is also Neighborhood Appreciation Day, with special activities to recognize UArts' neighbors. More about Art Unleashed >>

Preview Party
April 9, 6 – 8pm (admission charge)
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Public Sale
April 10 – 15, 12 – 5pm (free admission)

Neighborhood Appreciation Day/Alumni & Faculty Book Sale
April 12, 12 – 5pm (free admission)

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University Forum
Please join President Sean T. Buffington for a University Forum where we will be discussing student retention and how to improve it. Colleagues in institutional research, student affairs, financial aid and academic affairs will lead the discussion.
March 19, 11:45 a.m.
Arts Bank Theater

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Fulbright Faculty Workshop
Dr. Andy Reiss from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars will offer a workshop on the Fulbright Program for Faculty and Professionals. There is no charge for the workshop. Fulbright campus representatives and interested faculty are encouraged to attend. To reserve a seat, please contact Sara Olsen at solsen@uarts.edu or 215-717-6388. Space is limited; please RSVP by Wednesday, March 19.
March 27, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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Sign Up for the Blick Preferred Card Today
Are you a Preferred Card member? Stop by Blick's Philadelphia store to sign up as a student or teacher for FREE and get 10% off all year round. Visit the store for more details or visit dickblick.com/stores/preferredcustomers. UArts students can also stay up to date on upcoming sales and events by liking Blick on Facebook.

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NEWS
Young Alumni Challenge: Double Your Gift to the Annual Fund
UArts Trustee Seymour "Sonny" Mandell is helping the University raise its fundraising bar once again by issuing a challenge to our young alumni donors with a little help from alumnus TJ Walsh BFA '07 (Graphic Design). Thanks to a new challenge made by the Samuel P. Mandell Foundation, all gifts to the Annual Fund from those who graduated from UArts in the last 10 years will be matched one to one, doubling the value of their contribution. Read more >>

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Faculty on List of CFEVA Fellows, Art in the Open Artists
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) has announced its 2014 list of Visual Artist Fellows and Art in the Open Artists. CAMD Core Studies Senior Lecturer Talia Greene was named this year’s Peter Benoliel Fellow, the top fellowship given to Philadelphia-based artists to help them reach new levels in their artistic and professional practice. Core Studies Lecturer Lewis Colburn, who also serves as the Sculpture shop supervisor, was named a CFEVA Art in the Open Artist, an award that celebrates artists, their inspirations for creating art and their relationships with the urban environment.

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Alum on 'Top 40 Under 40' List from 'Atlantic City Weekly'
Nick Palmisano BS '03 (Communication), partner and co-founder of 11th Floor Creative Group in Atlantic City, N.J., was included on the Atlantic City Weekly’s "10th Annual Top 40 Under 40" list for 2014. Read the article >>

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Faculty/Alumni to Speak at TEDxPhiladelphia
UArts faculty/alumni Andrew Dahlgren MID '07 (Industrial Design) and Geoff DiMasi MFA '95 (Book Arts/Printmaking) will speak on March 28 at TEDxPhiladelphia, a local, independently run TED conference designed for people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world.

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EVENTS
Visiting Artist Lecture: Jonathan David Ross & Don Adleta
This double lecture is presented by the Graphic Design program and features Los Angeles-based type designer Jonathan David Ross, the design world's connoisseur of Cowboy Type, who will share the podium with Don Adleta, artist, designer, photographer and the designer of the perpetual calendar. Admission is free. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Jackie Dugan at the School of Design at 215.717.6225 or jdugan@uarts.edu.
March 19, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra 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.
March 18, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
President's Office
Hamilton Hall, 1st floor

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School of Music Performances
Matt Plevinsky Senior Showcase: Trumpet

March 21, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Jon Lucas Senior Showcase: Saxophone
March 21, 8 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Chris Welte Senior Showcase: Saxophone
March 22, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Aaron Zarrow Senior Showcase: Percussion
March 22, 8 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

"Z" Big Band Concert
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall
March 25, 7 p.m.

Vocal Department Concert
Music by University of the Arts composers.
March 26, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Mi-Kyoung Lee Lecture | Korean Lunch
Part of the Third Space: International Performance, Exhibition and Lecture Series, a series of exhibitions, performances and lectures presented by International Student Programs. Associate Professor, Fibers Head and alumna Mi-Kyoung Lee MFA '96 (Book Arts/Printmaking) will lecture on Korean and American influences on her art and teaching.
March 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levitt Foyer Gallery, Gershman Hall

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School of Film Spotlight Series: Black Maria Film + Video Festival
The School of Film presents the Spotlight Series, which brings visiting filmmakers, writers and animators to present their work to both public and University audiences. This month features the Black Maria Film + Video Festival, acclaimed for advocating, supporting and widely exhibiting fresh short works up to an hour in length by emerging as well as veteran independent filmmakers. More info >>
March 18, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Skin & Bone
A world premiere production of a new play by Brind School faculty member Jacqueline Goldfinger, starring fellow Acting faculty member Drucie McDaniel. Student tickets are $15; student rush tickets (available at the Box Office immediately prior to the show) are $10. For regularly priced tickets, enter the code SHSSAVE and get a $5 discount. More info and tickets >>
Through March 23
Azuka Theatre
16th and Sansom Streets

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Liminal Communities: Patricia Smith MAT '80
Work by Associate Professor and alumna Patricia Smith MAT '80 (Art Education) is included in this group exhibition, which brings together the work of 19 diverse artists from across the United States and from Israel. The show is intended to initiate conversations on what it means to be a woman artist today. More info >>
Through March 29
A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street, #228
Brooklyn, NY

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Pinkalicious, the Musical
Nicholas Parker BFA '13 (Musical Theater) stars in this popular musical based on the children's book by the same name written by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann. More info >>
March 29 – April 26
Walnut Street Theatre for Kids
825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

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Breathless
This group exhibition, featuring work by Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Master Lecturer Charles Browning and alumnus Adam Wallacavage BFA '95 (Photography), is based on a contemporary examination of artists who turn once-living creatures into inanimate aesthetic objects. More info >>
Through April 11
Rush Arts Gallery
526 West 26th Street, NYC

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Free Lunchtime Yoga
There will be no Free Lunchtime Yoga class on Wednesday, March 19 due to the University Forum. Please join us next week on March 26 as the Staff Council-sponsored class resumes at 11:45am in Terra 407. Bring your yoga mat and take advantage of this beneficial opportunity. Instructor: Dawn Reid.
March 26, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 407

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

Flat Death: Sara Cwynar
New-York-based artist Sara Cwynar's "Flat Death" series comprises manipulated found pop-culture imagery derived from how-to darkroom manuals (discarded printed matter for obsolete photographic processes marked with digital noise) and still-lifes constructed over stock imagery. More info >>
Exhibition: March 17 – April 11
Opening Reception: March 21, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

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

The Art of Polly Becker
Boston-based artist Polly Becker gathers together what others might discard because of their broken joints, chipping paint or worn sheen. She uses a fascinating, ever-growing collection of scrap materials to make totally new, beautiful objects. More info >>
Exhibition: March 18 – May 17
Public Presentation: April 3, 1 – 2:30 p.m., CBS Auditorium
Reception: April 3, 3 – 4 p.m., von Hess Illustration Gallery

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Gallery One (Hamilton Hall, lower level)

Loving the Alien: Philip Mastrippolito '15
In his first solo exhibition, "Loving the Alien," junior painter Philip Mastrippolito '15 (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts) unleashes his most recent pieces. His paintings transport the viewer into a strange, dreamlike world inhabited by cryptic and allegorical imagery. More info >>
Exhibition: Through March 22
Closing Reception: March 21, 6 p.m. (There will be pizza!)

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

I Began with Painting: Sarah Van Keuren
"I Began with Painting" is a mini-retrospective and survey of the various explorations the work of retiring Printmaking Adjunct Professor Sarah Van Keuren has pursued. More info >>
Exhibition: March 21 – April 25
Reception: March 27, 4 p.m.

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Hamilton/Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court (Hamilton Hall)

William H. Ely Senior Thesis Illustration Exhibition
The William H. Ely Illustration Exhibition is the Illustration program's senior thesis show. Endowed by its namesake in 1940, Ely Excellence in Illustration Awards are given to outstanding sets of student thesis work in this annual juried competition. More info >>
Exhibition: March 19 – April 2
Awards Reception: March 23, 3 – 5 p.m.

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

CAMD Communication Workshop: The Art of Poster Design
"CAMD Communication Workshop: The Art of Poster Design" showcases CAMD Cross-College course ILUS 480 Communication Workshop, exploring the creation of poster art. ILUS 480 is a collaborative studio offered to Graphic Design and Illustration majors mentored by faculty from three schools: Illustration Adjunct Associate Professor Ralph Giguere, Graphic Design Master Lecturer Marie Cirotti Levine and Theater Assistant Professor Rick Stoppleworth. The focus of this studio is the creation of posters for the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts main-stage productions. More info >>
Exhibition: Through April 18
Reception: March 27, 3 – 5 p.m.

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Domestic Views: Frederic Weber
In "Domestic Views," Frederic Weber uses the tropes of the still life to explore the joys and terrors of childhood and growing up. Working with paper images, he alternatively tears, cuts, folds and crumples them before he arranges and photographs the resulting portraits on a tabletop. More info >>
Exhibition: March 21 – April 25
Reception: March 27, 4 p.m.

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Printmaking Gallery (Anderson Hall, 6th floor)

Final Critique: Sarah Van Keuren
Exhibit by Printmaking Adjunct Professor Sarah Van Keuren, who says: "With all new work, this is my most experimental exhibition to date. For the first time I am tacking it up with pushpins. This is how my students put up their work for their final non-silver critiques. Come to think of it, this show is my final critique at UArts." More info >>
Through March 22

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