February 2009

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the e-newsletter of the university of the arts
Art&Design@50: Focus on DrawingCAD@50 logo
The College of Art and Design is celebrating its 50th anniversary of granting degrees with "Art & Design @ 50," a year-long series of exhibitions, lectures and special events. The festivities opened with "About Drawing," which focused on the most elemental of all artistic skills - drawing - and included a two-day drawing marathon, lecture by noted art historian James Elkins, a drawing panel discussion moderated by poet and art critic John Yau, and a drawing exhibition in the University's Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. (More)
Art&Design@50: Expo/Sale
The inaugural University of the Arts Art Exposition and Sale, featuring student, alumni and faculty work, is your opportunity to take home some extraordinary original artwork (above right, Crafts Professor Rod McCormick's Kaju). Part of the College of Art and Design's 50th anniversary festivities, the sale benefits the University's Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund and features book arts, ceramics, fibers, glass, metals/jewelry, wood, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. A free pre-sale exhibition will be held in Hamilton Hall on Wednesday, March 18 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19 begins with a Collector's Special Preview ($500 for two guests) from 5 - 6 p.m., followed by an Early Shoppers preview ($100 per person) from 6 - 8 p.m. The free Community Sale takes place from 8 - 10 p.m. For more information, contact Kate Johnson in the Development Office at 215-717-6145.
Student Entrepreneur Creates 'Walking Art Gallery' Clothing FirmTrickgo logo
TrickGo Clothing is not just another student-run start-up selling T-shirts. Owner Matt Trigaux, a sophomore multimedia major at The University of the Arts, has gone to great lengths to ensure that the apparel his burgeoning enterprise sells are works of art - literally. (More)
Crafts Faculty Work Featured at Museum of Arts and Design in NYC
Crafts faculty members Judith Schaechter and Sharon Church have work in the permanent collection of the newly reopened Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York, with Schaechter's stained glass (above left) featured in a current exhibition. (More)
Filmmakers/Alumni Brothers Quay Return to University for First North American Exhibition
Quirky, dark and moody has worked well for identical twinQuay Brotherss and Norristown natives Stephen and Timothy Quay. Their global cult following knows them better as the award-winning, London-based Brothers Quay, stop-action animators and graduates of The University of the Arts. For the first time in North America, original sets (décors) from their films will be on display in the exhibition "DORMITORIUM: Film 'Décors' by the Quay Bros." at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, February 27 - April 9. (More)
University Opens Unified Student Financial Services Center
Convenience, efficiency and an increased focus on customer service: three of the main reasons why the University has created a new Student Financial Services Center, combining the former offices of Financial Aid and Student Billing into a unified, student-centered one-stop shop. Located on the second floor of Hamilton Hall, the new center is part of the Enrollment Management Division, which also includes the Office of Admission. (More)
Voices Are Everywhere - Just Stop and Listen!
With music in the streets and drama in the air, Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts has more than its share of stories tVoices of the Avenue logoo tell. The University of the Arts is bringing those stories to the ears of the public with its "Voices of the Avenue" project, a cell phone-based audio tour utilizing technology provided by Mobile Yodel. Launched in beta mode in December, "Voices" spotlights local artistic talent, from student work to big band sounds, to poetry and Broadway productions first brought to the stage in the Philadelphia region. Project funding comes from the University's Applied Research Labs in the College of Media and Communication (CMAC). (More)
Quirky 'Quake' at Arts Bank Theater
University of the Arts students star in award-winning playwright Melanie Marnich's "Quake," a fantastical, quirky play about a young woman who travels cross-country to find the love of her life, with an astrophysicist/serial killer and other bizarre twists thrown in. At the University's Arts Bank Theater, February 26 - 28. (More)
Alumni Association Offers Discounts on Auto and Home Insurance
In conjunction with Liberty Mutual, the nation's fifth-largest auto and home insurer, The University of the Arts is offering alumni, faculty and staff access to Liberty Mutual's Group Savings Plus® program, which can save subscribers up to 20 percent on their auto insurance and 10 percent on their home, condo or renter's insurance.* Liberty Mutual offers its customers who have both auto and home policies an attractive added multi-policy discount. In addition to discounts, Group Savings Plus offers:
  • The freedom to purchase insurance the way you want: through a personal sales representative at more than 400 offices countrywide, a toll-free telesales center, or online.
  • Convenient payment by automatic checking-account deduction or direct billing to your home
  • 24-hour toll-free claims service
  • 24-hour emergency roadside assistance
  • 24-hour homeowner emergency repair service
  • Outstanding customer service from a local office, or from Liberty Mutual's J.D. Powers and Associates-certified call centers.
To find out how much you can save, call 888-915-1100 Ext. 53246 or visit LibertyMutual.com for an immediate, no-obligation quote. Our partnership with Liberty Mutual is just one of the many benefits the UArts Alumni Association is proud to offer. View the full list of benefits and services available to alumni.

Discounts are available where state law and regulations allow, and may vary by state.
Alumni Socials in the Cities
The University of the Arts is coming to a city near you! For more information, contact Laura J. Armstrong, Director of Alumni Relations, at 215-717-6139 or visit UArts.edu/Alumni.

Los Angeles
February 9, 6 - 9 p.m.
The Club House at James' Beach
60 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291

San Francisco
February 11, 6 - 8 p.m.
2001 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123
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