THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 24 - 30, 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Center for Emerging Visual Artists Honors Sean T. Buffington
OppFest2014
Staff Council Meetings
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NEWS
18 Student Works Chosen for Society of Illustrators' Annual Competition
School of Dance Director Awarded Honorary Fellowship
School of Music Students Perform with Philly Pops
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EVENTS
Spring Open House
Admit One
Senior Dance Show #8
More Events >>

IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Sculpture Gallery
Sol Mednick Gallery
More Galleries >>


ANNOUNCEMENTS
Center for Emerging Visual Artists Honors UArts President Sean T. Buffington
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists will honor UArts President Sean T. Buffington at its 12th Annual Benefit set for April 3 at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. Buffington will receive the Bebe Benoliel Founders Award for an Outstanding Arts Collaborator during a cocktail reception and awards presentation that will feature live music, an auction and an art sale. Read more >>

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OppFest2014
The Career Services Office invites students to attend OppFest2014, where they will have the opportunity to meet employers to learn about opportunities, including internships, summer and full- and part-time jobs, freelance projects, community service and more; learn about positions in the arts and in other fields; share resumes and artwork samples or headshots with potential employers; and visit the resume table for feedback and helpful information about writing and revising your resume. Among the companies attending are Appel Farm Arts Camp, Asian Arts Initiative, Bella Forte Books, Eternal Crescent Media, EPAM Empathy Labs, Fringearts, Living Arts Dance & Fitness Studios, Markeim Arts Center, MOD Worldwide, Radio Disney, Spirit Cruises, the Handwork Studio, Zenescope Entertainment, and many others (see the complete list). Raffle for cool prizes and free snacks and beverages. For more information or for assistance in preparing a resume and other promotional materials, schedule an appointment online or contact Career Services at 215-717-6075.
April 2, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CBS Auditorium and Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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Staff Council Meetings
Staff Council holds monthly meetings the third Thursday of each month of the academic year in the Gershman Levitt Auditorium Foyer (with the exception of May when we meet the second Thursday due to Commencement). All staff are welcome and encouraged to attend to voice their concerns and to become more involved with campus activities. Any topic or concern may be placed on the agenda by emailing staffcouncil@uarts.edu at least three days prior to the meeting.

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Art Unleashed 2014
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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Blick's Spring Sale
Mark your calendars and bring in the spring with Blick's Spring Sale from April 3 through May 11. All Utrecht paints are now available in all stores; stop by for the largest selection at the lowest prices. In addition, be on the look out for Prize Wheel Wednesdays, every Wednesday from April 9 through May 7 for your free gift at your local Philadelphia store.

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NEWS
18 Student Works Chosen for Society of Illustrators' Annual Competition
Eighteen works by senior Illustration majors and recent graduates have been accepted into this year’s prestigious Society of Illustrators Annual Student Scholarship Competition. Winning entries include two each from Anna Heigh ’14, Alex Bond BFA ’13, Brian McQuilkin BFA ’13 and Gregory Wright BFA ’13. Other finalists include Meredith Bentley ’14, Rita Carroll BFA ’13, David Curtis BFA ’13, Kristen Fritsch BFA ’13, Elizabeth Garvey ’14, Sun Kim BFA ’13, Hey Min Kim BFA ’13, Jimin Lee ’14, Rebecca Syracuse ’14 and Jessica Welhaf ’14. Their original artwork will be on display at the Museum of American Illustration in New York May 7 – 31, with an opening reception and awards ceremony set for May 9. Read more >>

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School of Dance Director Awarded Honorary Fellowship
UArts' School of Dance Director Donna Faye Burchfield has been awarded a prestigious honorary fellowship by the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel. The award, which will be presented at a ceremony on May 26 at the Academy, is given to distinguished artists whose artistic and educational visions have made a remarkable contribution to the fields of music and dance. Read more >>

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School of Music Students Perform with Philly Pops
School of Music students Calli Graver ’14 (Vocal Performance), Jared Babuschak ’14 (Vocal Performance) and Alita Moses ’15 (Vocal Performance), who sing with the Voices of the Pops group directed by faculty member Jeff Kern, recently performed with the Philly Pops at the Kimmel Center in "Marvin Hamlisch: A Musical Tribute." Graver sang center stage with Broadway greats Donna McKechnie and Jodi Benson as part of the trio for “At the Ballet” from "A Chorus Line."

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Photography Faculty Member's New Book Receives Rave Reviews
City Abandoned: Charting the Loss of Civic Institutions in Philadelphia, a new book by Photography faculty member Vincent Feldman, has just been released by Paul Dry Books and has already garnered unanimous praise from reviewers and critics, including The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Wall Street Journal. Read more >>

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Sculpture Alum Featured on Philly.com
UArts grad Joseph Menna BFA ’92 (Sculpture) was featured on Philly.com on March 18 in an article about his design of a proposed statue in India that would be the world's largest. Menna has also designed presidential coins for the U.S. Mint, where he currently works, and digitally sculpts action figures and collectible statues of famous fantasy characters, from Batman to Voldemort to Star Wars’ Darth Maul. Read the article >>

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Faculty Member's Work Published in 'Shenandoah'
Hot Dogs, a new piece of flash fiction by Liberal Arts Senior Lecturer Tim Fitts, appears in the Spring issue of Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review. Read Hot Dogs >>

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ID Alum Featured in 'Philadelphia Business Journal'
Karin Copeland BS ’83 (Industrial Design) is a guest columnist in the March 17 online issue of the Philadelphia Business Journal in an article titled “Business and the Arts: Why They Need Each Other.” Copeland is the executive director of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. Read the article >>

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EVENTS
Spring Open House
The Office of Admissions at the University of the Arts will host its Spring Open House for prospective students and their families. More info >>
March 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Admit One
Accepted students and their families are invited to Admit One for Fall 2014, an exclusive event for accepted students. More info >>
March 30, 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

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Senior Dance Show #8
Annual performance by seniors in the School of Dance.
March 26 – 28, 7:30 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake
1512 Spruce Street (entrance on Hicks Street)

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School of Film Spotlight Series: Eric Forman
The School of Film presents "Eric Forman: Art, Technology, Interaction" as part of its Spotlight Series, which brings visiting filmmakers, writers and animators to present their work to both public and University audiences. More info >>
March 25, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Kiss Me, Kate
Directed by Brind School Professor Charlie Gilbert. Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare, "Kiss Me, Kate" opens the curtains on the antics of two divorced and intensely egocentric performers starring opposite each other in a musical version of "The Taming of the Shrew." More info and tickets >>
March 27 – 30
Merriam Theater

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On Scents and Sensations: Jeanne Jaffe
Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Professor Jeanne Jaffe will present "On Scents and Sensations: Embodied Participatory Experience" as part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's "In Dialogue" conversation series in connection with its "Objects of Desire" installation. The conversation will be led by Adelina Vlas, PMA's curator of contemporary Art.
March 26, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Gallery 268, 2nd floor
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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Paradigm Lecture Series: Ariel Shanberg
Ariel Shanberg, executive director at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, will speak as part of the Paradigm Lecture Series, presented by the Photography program. Shanberg will focus on the ways artist-centered not-for-profit spaces approach curating, highlighting some of his projects as well as those of others the Center has supported. More info >>
March 27, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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School of Music Performances
"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

Jonecia Lewis Senior Showcase: Vocal Performance
March 28, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Katherine Stein Senior Showcase: Piano
March 29, 7 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

Calla Graver Senior Showcase: Vocal Performance
March 29, 8 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall

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Creative Incubator Grant/Wells Fargo Fellowship: Orientation and Deadline
Presented by the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy. Attendance at an orientation session is mandatory if you intend to apply for the Creative Incubator Grant. Deadline for proposals: Friday, April 25, 2014. RSVP >>
March 25, 6:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Room 513

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Knowing Dance More Series: Susan Leigh Foster
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 session features Susan Leigh Foster, who will present “Performing Authenticity and the Labor of Dance,” a dance lecture that interrogates the body presented in performances of competition dance on television shows such as “So You Think You Can Dance.” More info >>
March 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Caplan Recital Hall, Terra 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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Staff Show, Performance & Reception
Get ready for the staff show, reception and performance hour. Questions: staffcouncil@uarts.edu.
April 11, 5:30 p.m.
Gershman Hall Chapel/Borowsky Gallery

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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. There are no classes during University forums. 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 >>
Through April 11

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Sculpture Gallery (Hamilton Hall, lower level)

First Look: Works by Sophomore Sculpture Majors
This exhibit features work by sophomores in the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program's Sculpture concentration. More info >>
Exhibition: Through March 31
Reception: March 28, 6 - 8 p.m.

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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: Through April 25
Reception: March 27, 4 p.m.

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Gallery 307 (Hamilton Hall, 3rd floor)

Senior FAMD Student Works
Work by graduating seniors in the Multidisciplinary Fine Arts program is on display for UArts' Spring Open House. More info >>
March 29

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Gallery 817 (Anderson Hall, 8th floor)

Painting Faculty Show: Works on Paper
Works on paper by Painting faculty members in the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts program.
Through April 4

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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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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 >>
Through April 2

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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 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: Through April 25
Reception: March 27, 4 p.m.

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