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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Longtime Faculty Member Stephen Berg Passes Away
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NEWS
Brind School Head Directs New Play with Tony Winner Stew
Music Alum Produces New Puff Daddy Video
Alum's Film to Screen at Philly Independent Film Fest
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EVENTS
Summer Open House
Solaristics & Studies in Transfalumination: Peter Rose
Passport to World Cinema Series: My Sweet Pepper Land
More Events >>

OPPORTUNITIES
Art Market at Tyler

IN THE GALLERIES
President's Office Gallery
Window on Broad
Hamilton Hall Platforms
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Longtime Faculty Member Stephen Berg Passes Away
Professor Stephen Berg, one of the University's most distinguished and long-serving faculty members, died on June 12, 2014. He was on the UArts faculty for more than 45 years, retiring last year. Steve was a poet and founding editor of the prestigious journal the American Poetry Review, now housed here at UArts. He received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Pew Foundation, and also received a PEN grant in translation and the Frank O'Hara Prize. A memorial service is being planned; details will be announced at a later date. Contributions in Steve's memory may be made to the American Poetry Review.

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Are you a Preferred Card member yet? Stop by the Blick Philadelphia store to sign up as a student or teacher for FREE and get 10% off all year round. Contact your store for more details. UArts students: redeem this coupon for 30% off one item during the month of June.

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NEWS
Brind School Head Directs New Play with Tony Winner Stew
Joanna Settle, the newly appointed director of the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, is directing a new play titled "Family Album" with Tony Award-winning playwright Stew and his musical partner Heidi Rodewald. The play will make its world premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Thomas Theatre on July 1 and run through August 31. Settle, who is a graduate of the Juilliard School's directing program, also directed the Stew/Rodewald musical "The Total Bent" at the Public Theater in New York City. Read more >>

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Music Alum Produces New Puff Daddy Video
School of Music alumnus Sean Paulsen BM '10 (Composition) is associate producer on the just released video for "I Want the Love" by Puff Daddy featuring Meek Mill. The video was created by multimedia production company One Big Ball Pictures, where Paulsen currently works. Watch the video >>

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Alum's Film to Screen at Philly Independent Film Fest
"A Matter of Propriety," a short film co-written, directed and edited by Isaac Ruth BFA '12 (Film & Video), has been accepted into the 7th annual Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, taking place June 25 – 29. Produced by Ruth's production company, Truly Brave Films, "A Matter of Propriety" also features Ray Davis BFA '11 (Film & Video) [assistant director], BJ Downs BFA '13 (Film & Video) [cinematographer], Ali Petre BFA '12 (Film & Video) [production design], Will Duffin '13 (Film & Video) [grip] and Cameron Sizemore BFA '12 (Film & Video) [assistant camera].

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World Meeting of Families Commissions Work by UArts Alum
Neilson Carlin BFA '92 (Illustration) has been commissioned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to create a painting for the VIII World Meeting of Families, taking place in Philly September 22 – 27, 2015. The 4' x 5' oil painting, which will be on display during the meeting festivities, will be reproduced for all national and international promotions and advertising and will be on permanent display afterward in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

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Theater Alum/Staffer to Speak at TCG National Conference
Alum Max Vasapoli '08 (Musical Theater), who is currently the assistant to the director of the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, has been invited by Theatre Communications Group to present a case study of his work on the Off Broad Street mobile app as part of a Technology & Theatre panel at the 2014 TCG National Conference being held June 18-21 in San Diego. Read more about the app >>

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EVENTS
Summer Open House
Join us for a Summer Open House and BBQ! Take a campus tour; speak with faculty, alumni and current students; speak with Student Financial Services; attend a Question and Answer panel; and enjoy a cookout in our Furness Courtyard. Please RSVP by July 2 (two guests per person) at 215-717-6049 or uarts.edu/summeropenhouse.
July 10, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hamilton Hall

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Solaristics & Studies in Transfalumination: Peter Rose
Two videos by School of Film Professor Peter Rose will be on continuous view at the Vox Populi Gallery. Featured will be two works about light and darkness: "Studies in Transfalumination" and "Solaristics." More info >>
Through June 29
Vox Populi Gallery
319 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia

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Passport to World Cinema Series: My Sweet Pepper Land
Presented by the School of Film and the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS), the "Passport to World Cinema" monthly film series features the past year's strongest cinema from around the globe. Each of the screenings – shown on 35mm film when possible – will include a notable international film title from the recent film festival circuit and a post-screening talkback led by a local film connoisseur. This month features "My Sweet Pepper Land," a 2013 French-German co-production drama film directed by Hiner Saleem, and speaker Maurizio Giammarco, Ph.D. Screenings are $5 for the general public and free to both University of the Arts ID holders and PFS members. More info >>
June 18, 7:30 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall

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Art for ART: Heather Jo Wingate BFA '03, MA '08
Multimedia drawings by alumna and former staff member Heather Jo Wingate BFA '03 (Painting/Drawing), MA '08 (Art Education) are on display as part of her "Art for ART (Advanced Reproductive Technology)" series, which aims to raise awareness about infertility. The pieces are mixed-media, still-life objects, each one a symbol of the artist's personal struggle with the disease. More info >>
Through June 30
Blick Art Materials
1330 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

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MFA Summer Lecture Series
The MFA in Studio Art program presents its 20th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists. Held on campus, lectures will take place from June 25 through August 5 and are free and open to the public. For further information, contact MFA Program Director Cynthia Thompson at cythompson@uarts.edu or MFA Program Coordinator Rebecca Jacoby at rjacoby@uarts.edu. Read more >>

Lee Walton
June 25, 12 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
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Dan Walsh BFA '83 (Painting)
July 2, 12 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
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David Page
July 9, 12 p.m.
Connelly Auditorium, Terra Hall
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Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care
Found-object sculptures by UArts alumna and former staff member Romy Scheroder MFA '05 (Sculpture) are included in the "Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care" exhibit. More info >>
Through September 6
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, NYC

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American Red Cross Blood Drive
Did you know that every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood? How can you help? By donating blood at the Staff Council-sponsored American Red Cross Blood Drive. You will need to register if you have not done so already. Search by your Sponsor Code: UArtsStaff. Area hospital patients are counting on you! Remember to hydrate and have a substantial meal prior to your donation. All donors will be entered into a raffle to win over $500 in prizes. Register now >>
June 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall

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Design-Ed Future 2014
Second annual Design Education Conference hosted by the University of the Arts. UArts students, faculty, and alumni are eligible for discounted rate of $75; use code UARTS when registering. The two-day conference includes breakfast, lunch, hands-on workshops, presentations, and keynote speakers John Steers, Richard Green and Emily Campbell. More info >>
June 27 – 28
Hamilton Hall

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Mirrors, Marks & Loops: Nadia Hironaka '97 & Matthew Suib '95
Locks Gallery is pleased to present "Mirrors, Marks & Loops," an exhibition of new pieces by UArts alumni Nadia Hironaka BFA '97 (Film)
and Matthew Suib BFA '95 (Photography). More info >>
Exhibition: Through July 26
Gallery Talk/Panel Discussion: July 17, 6 p.m.
Locks Gallery
600 Washington Square South, Philadelphia

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OPPORTUNITIES

Art Market at Tyler
The Tyler School of Art at Temple University is accepting work for its annual Art Market juried by Megan Brewster and Erin Waxman, Tyler alumnae and owners of Art Star Gallery & Boutique in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties neighborhood. Art Market at Tyler will take place Friday, October 10, 12 – 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 11, 12 – 5 p.m. The deadline for submissions is July 5; the application fee is $20. Apply now >>

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

Between Matter and Experience
This exhibition represents the work of nine contemporary painters, including alumni Betsey Batchelor BFA '75 (Painting), Bonnie Levinthal BFA '81 (Printmaking) and Sarah McEneaney '75. While the visual vocabularies are diverse, there exists a shared humanist perspective that suggests the way it feels to move through the world without feigned knowing or emotional distance, expressing an openness to sensation of both paint and subject. More info >>
Through July 3

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Window on Broad (Anderson Hall)

Centennial (American Still Life): Lewis Colburn
Exhibit features work by Sculpture Shop Supervisor and Fine Arts/Core Studies Lecturer Lewis Colburn, whose sculptures start from meticulous replicas of historical objects. More info >>
Through June 30

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Hamilton Hall Platforms (Broad Street)

Knowledge: Treyson Dunlap '12
Exhibition by Assistant Sculpture Shop Supervisor and alumnus Treyson Dunlap BFA ’12 (Sculpture) is part of the Hamilton Hall Public Art Initiative. More info >>
Through June 30

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Sol Mednick Gallery (Terra Hall, 15th floor)

LookOverHear: Geoff Hall
"LookOverHear" is the expansive photo project by Geoff Hall centered on the diverse network and egalitarian nature of contemporary "Do It Yourself" music cultures and community spirit, as documented both locally and nationally. More info >>
Through August 1

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Gallery 224 (Anderson Hall, 2nd floor)

Spring 2014 MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
The University of the Arts is proud to present the Spring 2014 MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition featuring work by Amy Brand MFA '14 and Deborah Decker MFA '14. More info >>
Through June 24

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Gallery 1401 (Terra Hall, 14th floor)

Housekeeping: Adriane Little
"Housekeeping" consists of a series of shadow boxes, image and text. For this project, Adriane Little meticulously cut 17 copies of the novel Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson into individual words. The text from the book was then placed in the empty space of the shadow box and in front of the image. More info >>
Through August 1

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