November 2009

Berenstain Bears
the e-newsletter of the university of the arts

Multimedia Alumnus Featured in Story on 'CBS Evening News'VendrTV
Daniel Delaney '08 (Multimedia) was recently interviewed on "CBS News with Katie Couric" for a story about street food in Los Angeles. Delaney is the host and executive producer of "VendrTV," a weekly video podcast highlighting the best in curbside cuisine from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia to Portland, Ore., San Francisco and Seattle.

Top right and above: Delaney samples street food in New York City (photos by Jamie Beck).
School of Dance Students Heat It Up in ChileDanza en el Metro
Six students from the University's School of Dance participated in "Danza en el Metro," a new cultural program in Santiago, Chile, that had them performing in a refurbished subway station. Maria Urrutia and Wayne St. David from the University's School of Dance also met with administrators at various cultural and educational institutions about possible exchange programs. Read more.

Dance students Shadou Mintrone and Michael Konderwicz perform in Chile.
Silver Star Award Exhibition Showcases University's Most Esteemed College of Art and Design Alumni
As the College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts celebrates its Kathy Rose50th anniversary, it casts a spotlight on the wide array of work of its most esteemed alumni: the winners of the annual Silver Star Alumni Award. The show features paintings, illustrations, crafts, photos, sculpture, book arts and films by nearly 60 of the 73 winners of the award first granted in 1955 to the recently deceased art and fashion photography icon Irving Penn '38. The show runs through November 25 at the University's Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (333 S. Broad St.) and in various gallery spaces in Hamilton Hall (320 S. Broad St.). Read more.

Top left: "Berenstain Bears" illustration detail by Silver Star recipients Janice and Stan Berenstain (Illustration '45); above: Still from "Kleopat'Ra" by Silver Star Award winner Kathy Rose (Film '71).
University Hosts Retrospective of Influential Illustrator Roger Hane's The Boy and His HorseWork
The University's von Hess Illustration Gallery is hosting a retrospective from the 13-year career of alumnus Roger Hane '61 (Illustration) through December 19. A prolific illustrator whose life was cut short when he was robbed and beaten to death in New York City's Central Park in 1974, Hane produced over 300 published illustrations for major publishing houses, magazines and record companies with his out-of-the-ordinary, surrealistic work that includes illustrations for C.S. Lewis's Narnia series, the rock band Cream's "Goodbye" album and Carlos Castaneda's book A Separate Reality. Read more.

Roger Hane's cover illustration from The Horse and His Boy, the fifth book in the Narnia series.
Brind School Mounts George Bernard Shaw's 'Major Barbara'
The second Main Stage production of the 2009-2010 season from the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, George Bernard Shaw's 20th cenMajor Barbaratury masterpiece "Major Barbara" (right), asks, "What is necessary to make the world better?" Salvation Army officer Barbara Undershaft deplores the values of her father, a millionaire munitions manufacturer. But what happens when he offers his tainted riches to support the Army's "holy work?" Can salvation survive a pact with the Devil? Father and daughter match wits and wills. Directed by Brind School Professor Charles Conwell, the production stars junior Acting major Nick Fragale as Undershaft; Musical Theater senior Blake Austin as Britomart; Acting senior Alyssa Appleton and Musical Theater senior Mariel Letourneau double cast as Barbara; and Acting junior Andrew Tardif as Cusins. This production is the Brind School's first to feature costumes by its newest full-time faculty member, designer Maggie Baker. Sets by Dirk Durossette, a Brind School senior lecturer whose designs are frequently seen on stages throughout Philadelphia. Senior Design-Tech major Chris Frey is handling the lighting. Tickets for the show, which runs November 13 - 21, are available online.
Photo Students Exhibit at Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority's 'Percent for Art' 50th Anniversary CelebrationPercent for Art
The University's Junior Photography Workshop worked with the city's Redevelopment Authority to capture images of public art installed under its Percent for Art program to celebrate the program's 50th anniversary. Students Evan Foster, Joe Hocker, Rebecca McGirney, Stephanie Shade, Nan Tohchoodee, Ashley M. Clark, Jason Rusnock, Gina Delia, Scott Horjes, Lily Ehrlich, Silvia Baptiste, Eric Stabach, Brianna Cerafici and Diana Ham are exhibiting those images at the Art Institute Gallery (1622 Chestnut Street) through January 8.

Brianna Cerafici's photo of "Major" by artist Charles Fahlen, located in Center City Philadelphia at the American Postal Workers House.
'Pages of Pandemonium': MFA Books Arts/Printmaking ExhibitionPages of Pandemonium
The MFA Book Arts/Printmaking program celebrates the opening of its new Gallery 224 in Anderson Hall with the exhibition "Pages of Pandemonium." The show runs through November 13 and features book arts, printmaking, installation and video by MFA candidates Amber Chiozza, Mandy Dunn, Sally Faulkner, Donna Globus, Lara Henderson, Jessica Hoffman, Katy Matich, Emily Pfahl, Patrick Stump and Asa Yoshie. Read more.

Exhibition postcard design by Emily Pfahl (MFA Book Arts/Printmaking).

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