THIS WEEK @ UARTS: March 3 - 16, 2014

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
UArts Alum Jared Leto Wins Oscar for 'Dallas Buyers Club'
Save the Date: Art Unleashed 2014
Blick's Double Discount Days

NEWS
Graphic Design Alumni Awarded 2014 AIGA Medal
Museum Studies Professor Featured on 'VoiceAmerica'
Alumna's 'Speaking OUT' Photo Essay Becomes Book
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EVENTS
Visiting Writers Series: Zach Savich
Visiting Artist Lecture: Anthony Viscardi
Brind School Senior Showcase 2014
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IN THE GALLERIES
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Printmaking Gallery
President's Office Gallery
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
UArts Alum Jared Leto Wins Oscar for 'Dallas Buyers Club'
Former UArts Painting major Jared Leto ’93 was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club” at last night’s Academy Awards ceremony. He adds the Oscar statuette to his recent Golden Globe win for the same film in the same category. The actor, musician, singer and songwriter dropped 40 pounds to play the role of Rayon, a transgender woman dying of AIDS. He has also starred in numerous other productions, including “My So-Called Life,” “How to Make an American Quilt,” “Girl, Interrupted,” “Requiem for a Dream” and “American Psycho.” Leto is also the lead vocalist and main songwriter for Thirty Seconds to Mars, a rock band he formed in 1998 with his brother, Shannon Leto.

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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 funds to support scholarships for young artists, 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.

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Blick's Double Discount Days
Are you a Preferred Card member? Stop by Blick Art Materials' Philadelphia store to sign up as a student or teacher and get 10% off all year round. Double Discount Days is a Preferred Cardholder exclusive event, where cardholders receive 20% off from March 7 to March 9. Don’t miss out on great artist-inspired demos, giveaways and fun planned all weekend long. Sign up now >>

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NEWS
Graphic Design Alumni Awarded 2014 AIGA Medal
Ken Carbone BFA '73 (Graphic Design) and Leslie Smolan BFA '75 (Graphic Design), founding partners of the renowned design firm Carbone Smolan Agency, have been awarded the prestigious AIGA Medal, the highest honor of the design profession. The 2014 AIGA Medals will be presented on April 25 at the AIGA Centennial Gala in New York City. Read more >>

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Museum Studies Professor Featured on 'VoiceAmerica'
Assistant Professor Polly McKenna-Cress MFA '95 (Museum Exhibition Planning & Design), director of the University’s MEPD program, was featured on VoiceAmerica.com, a pioneer in original web-based talk radio programming. McKenna-Cress spoke as part of “The Museum Life” series in an episode titled “Creating Exhibitions.” Listen to the episode >>

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Alumna's 'Speaking OUT' Photo Essay Becomes Book
"Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus," a photographic essay by current School of Design staff member, former Photography staff/faculty member and alumna Rachelle Lee Smith BFA '02 (Photography), will be published as a book by PM Press/Reach & Teach Publications in October 2014. With more than 65 portraits photographed over a period of 10 years beginning in 2001, "Speaking OUT" provides rare insight into the ever-evolving passions, confusions, prejudices, fulfillment, joys and sorrows voiced by queer youth. More info >>

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Liberal Arts Professor Speaks at 3 Conferences
Liberal Arts Professor Nancy G. Heller just presented a paper titled "El velorio del angelito – Spanish and Hispanic Visual Representations of a Child's Wake" at the annual conference of the College Art Association in Chicago. She has also been invited to speak about paintings of female flamenco dancers at this June's Flamenco History Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Next October, Heller will be the keynote speaker for the First Symposium on Art and Gender, co-sponsored by two local universities in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Faculty/Alum Featured in 'Metalsmith' Magazine
Craft & Material Studies shop supervisor, Continuing Studies professor and alumnus Joe Pillari BFA '08 (Crafts) was featured in Metalsmith magazine's winter issue. His photorealistic enameling drew the attention of the publication, which praises him for his meticulous work ethic, technical skill and eye for humanistic imagery. The story calls Pillari's technical expertise "mind-boggling; his poignant pictorials touch the heart…Despite his tender age, Pillari is an old-school artist-craftsman."

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EVENTS
Visiting Writers Series: Zach Savich
Created in connection with the University's Creative Writing program, the Visiting Writers Series features six acclaimed contemporary writers visiting the UArts campus each year. This reading features UArts Assistant Professor Zach Savich, the award-wining author of four books of poetry, including Century Swept Brutal, and a book of prose, Events Film Cannot Withstand. More info >>
March 6, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Visiting Artist Lecture: Anthony Viscardi
The College of Art, Media & Design's Core Studies program presents "Tracing Time to Measure Space," a visiting artist lecture by Anthony Viscardi. More info >>
March 4, 4 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall

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Brind School Senior Showcase 2014
The Ira Brind School of Theater Arts presents its Senior Showcase 2014, featuring the graduating class of bold young actors, singers and theater makers. More info >>
March 10, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street, New York City

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Graphic Design Visiting Artist Lectures
The Graphic Design program presents two visiting artist lectures. Seating is limited. RSVP necessary to Jackie Dugan at 215-717-6225 or jdugan@uarts.edu.

Jason Pearson
Visiting artist lecture by Jason Pearson of TRUTHstudio. More info >>
March 4, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

Chaz Maviyane-Davies
Visiting artist lecture by Chaz Maviyane-Davies, one of the best-known and respected poster artists in the world. More info >>
March 5, 7 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall

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Senior Dance Show #7
Annual performance by seniors in the School of Dance.
March 5 – 7, 7:30 p.m.
Dance Theater at the Drake

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Third Space: International Performance, Exhibition and Lecture Series
A series of exhibitions, performances and lectures presented by International Student Programs. All events take place in the Levitt Foyer Gallery in Gershman Hall on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UArts and Lebanon Exchange | Middle Eastern Lunch
MID students Vrouyr Joubanian MID ’14 and Min-Wen Yeh MID ’14 will discuss their exchange project and experiences in Lebanon.
March 5

Mi-Kyoung Lee Lecture | Korean Lunch
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

Netherlands Exchange Student Performance | International Mix Lunch
School of Music exchange student Dimitris Dodoras (Prince Claus Conservatory, Gronigen, The Netherlands) will present his collaborative music and dance performance piece.
April 16

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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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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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Book Release Party: City Abandoned
Party celebrating the release of Photography Master Lecturer Vincent D. Feldman's first book of photographs titled City Abandoned: Charting the Loss of Civic Institutions in Philadelphia (Paul Dry Books), set for release on March 11. Preview the book >>
March 5, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street, Philadelphia

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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 or Spring Break.
March 5, 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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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 >>
Exhibition: Through March 22
Reception: March 4, 5:30 – 7:30 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: March 14 – April 18
Reception: March 27, 3 – 5 p.m.

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Holding Pepina: Anne Leighton Massoni
In "Holding Pepina," newly appointed Assistant Professor and Photography Program Director Anne Leighton Massoni utilizes a combination of created images and found photographs to present works that inhabit a place between truth and fiction. More info >>
Exhibition: Through March 14
Opening: February 27, 4 p.m.

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Special Gifts Gallery (Terra Hall, 10th floor)

Art + Design Education Graduate & Faculty Exhibition
The department of Art + Design Education presents its Spring 2014 Graduate & Faculty Exhibition featuring artwork from students and faculty.
Through March 12

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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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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

Holding Pepina: Anne Leighton Massoni
In "Holding Pepina," newly appointed Assistant Professor and Photography Program Director Anne Leighton Massoni utilizes a combination of created images and found photographs to present works that inhabit a place between truth and fiction. More info >>
Through March 14

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Breathing Pictures: Sean Justice
Sean Justice's large photographic composites of landscapes and seascapes depict ordinary subjects from daily life. At first glance, the pictures look like traditional photographs, but with sustained viewing, it becomes apparent that the individual layers of each montage are slightly misaligned. More info >>
Through March 14

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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

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Hamilton/Arronson Galleries, Solmssen Court & President's Office (Hamilton Hall)

School of Art Faculty Exhibition: Part Two
The School of Art 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. More info >>
Through March 7

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