THIS WEEK @ UARTS: June 2 - 15, 2014
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20th Annual MFA Summer Lecture Series Kicks Off June 25
The MFA in Studio Art program announces its 20th Annual Summer Lecture Series featuring noted visiting artists Lee Walton, Dan Walsh BFA '83 (Painting), David Page, Angela Dufresne, Garth Johnson, Zoe Strauss and Jonathan Van Dyke. Lectures will take place from June 25 through August 5 and are free and open to the public. Read more >>
Summer Building Hours
In an effort to accommodate summer activities and operate efficiently, scheduled building hours have been set through August 24. All buildings will be locked at the closing hour. If there are scheduled events beyond the closing time, buildings will remain open to accommodate those events. Contact Kathy Dooner to notify of any events at 215-717-6825. Summer building hours >>
Sign Up for the Blick Preferred Card Today
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.
Portrait by Illustration Professor on 'Sports Illustrated' Cover
Illustration Professor Tim O'Brien's portrait of new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is featured on the cover of the May 26 issue of Sports Illustrated. The Hunger Games illustrator has also done portraits of Osama bin Laden for the cover of Time magazine and Steve Jobs for The Wall Street Journal. See the SI cover >>
Recent Photo Grad Featured in 'Huffington Post'
Recent grad Jess Landau BFA '14 (Photography) is featured in the May 20 issue of The Huffington Post. The article talks about Landau's moving photo series of delicate nude portraits that she created on the insides of eggshells. Read the article >>
'Make Good Art' Keynote on NPR's Best Commencement Speech List
The 2012 Commencement address by award-winning author and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman urging UArts graduates to "make good art" is included on NPR's "Best Commencement Speeches, Ever" list. The hand-picked list features more than 300 commencement addresses dating back to 1774. See Gaiman's entry >>
Professor's Poetry Featured in 'The Nation'
Poetry by Liberal Arts Adjunct Associate Professor Sebastian Agudelo is featured in the June 2 Spring Book's issue of political/cultural publication The Nation, the U.S.'s oldest continuously published weekly magazine. Read Agudelo's poems >>
'InCamera,' 'American Cinematographer' Spotlight Alum's Film
"Winter Light," a short film lensed by cinematographer Andrew Wheeler BFA '01 (Film), is featured in an article in Kodak's InCamera magazine and in a two-page spread in the June issue of American Cinematographer. Shot on film, "Winter Light" is another collaboration with director Julian Higgins, Wheeler's American Film Institute classmate with whom he won a Student Academy Award and Student Emmy in 2011 for their graduate thesis film, "Thief." The filmmaking duo also took top honors in Canon's Project Imaginat10n Film Contest for "Here and Now" in 2013.
Professor Interviewed in 'NY Arts'
An interview with Assistant Professor Kristine Marx, co-director of the College of Art, Media & Design's Core Studies program, is featured in NY Arts Magazine. Read the article >>
Alumna/Staff Member's LGBTQ Photo Book Raises Awareness
Speaking OUT: Queer Youth in Focus, a photographic essay turned book by current School of Design staff member, former Photography staff/faculty member and alumna Rachelle Lee Smith BFA '02 (Photography), shares the experiences and stories of LGBTQ youth through handwritten text and imagery. Featuring more than 65 portraits photographed over the span of a decade, mostly in UArts’ studios, Speaking OUT will be co-published by PM Press and Reach & Teach Publications. An Indiegogo fundraising campaign is currently underway. More info >>
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. Register now >>
June 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall
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.
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: June 6 – July 26
Artists’ Reception: June 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk/Panel Discussion: July 17, 6 p.m.
600 Washington Square South, Philadelphia
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
On the Precipice: Matthew Courtney '84
"On the Precipice" features ceramic sculptures by CAMD Senior Lecturer and alumnus Matthew Courtney BS '84 (Industrial Design). Interested in the connection between art and play, Courtney's sculptures and installations straddle the line between opposing drives. More info >>
Exhibition: Through June 21
Artist Talk: June 8, 2 p.m.
Cerulean Arts Gallery
1355 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia
Out of Hand: Doug Bucci '94
"Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital," featuring work by UArts faculty member and alumnus Doug Bucci BFA '94 (Crafts), explores the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication. More info >>
Through July 6
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle, New York City
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
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
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