March 2010

"Commemorative Medal for a Bleeding Heart"
the e-newsletter of the university of the arts

University's 'Art Unleashed' Exhibition and Sale to Benefit Student Scholarship Fund
With hundreds of student, faculty and recent alumni-created artworks from a wide spectrum of disciplines, "Art Unleashed," the second annual exhibition and sale at the University of the Arts, has something to offer every level of art enthusiast - from the most avid aficionado to the beginning collector. The event features paintings, drawings and prints, ceramics and sculptures, mixed and digital media, and crafts, and will benefit the University's Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund, the main source of scholarships for University students. In Art Unleashedaddition, "pop-up" performances will showcase talented students from the University's schools of Music, Theater Arts and Dance. Pamela Berkman, Anne F. Hamilton, Laurie Marshall and Pia Roychowdhury are this year's event co-chairs. For more information, please contact special events manager Kate Johnson at 215-717-6145.
April 22, 5 - 9 p.m. (Preview party)
April 23, noon - 8 p.m.; April 24, 1 - 5 p.m. (Public sale)
Hamilton Hall (320 S. Broad St., Philadelphia)

Crafts Professor, Nationally Renowned Studio Jeweler Sharon Church Earns Philadelphia Art Alliance Honor
University Crafts Professor Sharon Church, a nationally renowned studio jeweler, will be honored with the Medal of Achievement fro"Oh, No!"m the Philadelphia Art Alliance at its 70th annual Wetherill Ball April 30 at the Rittenhouse Hotel. A member of the University of the Arts faculty since 1979, Church has spent her creative life making studio jewelry and is best known for her nature-inspired jewelry forms. Read more.

Top left: "Commemorative Medal for a Bleeding Heart," 2000, Carved and Dyed Cuban Mahogany, 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 3/4", Photo by Jack Ramsdale.

Above: "Oh, No!", 2006, Brooch, Carved and Painted Castello Boxwood, 6 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 2", Photo by Ken Yanoviak.

University Co-Hosts Workshop on Innovative Taubman Approach to Piano Technique
The University and the Golandsky Institute are co-hosting a workshop about the Taubman Approach to music-making, which has been Pianistdemonstrated to be effective in the prevention and cure of career-threatening repetitive stress injuries, fatigue and pain. The workshop features faculty from the Taubman Approach-centered Golandsky Institute, including its artistic director Edna Golandsky, called "the leading authority on the Taubman Approach to instrumental playing," and School of Music faculty members Don Glanden, head of Graduate Jazz Studies and chair of the Piano department, and master lecturer Tom Lawton. Registration information and schedule are available online. Read more.
March 6, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Terra Hall, Caplan Center (211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia)
Merriam Theater (250 S. Broad St., Philadelphia)

Crafts Professor, Student Win 'NICHE' Magazine AwardsDon Miller accepts his NICHE Award
University Assistant Crafts Professor Don Miller and Crafts senior Matthew Phillips - using the pseudonym Mantile Dartium - each came away a winner in the annual NICHE magazine awards that were announced recently at the Buyers Market of American Craft at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Read more.

Top right: Matthew Phillips' winning piece "A Reference to the Subjectivity of a Genius."

Above: Don Miller (right) accepts his NICHE Award from publisher Wendy Rosen (left) of the Rosen Group (photo by Jim Burger).

Multimedia Alumnus Darren Krape Develops Cross-Media Program for President Obama
When the White House was looking for ways to increase U.S. engagement with Africans during President Obama's recent trip toDarren Krape Ghana, the staff came to the State Department's Office of Innovative Engagement (Bureau of International Information Programs). There, Darren Krape (right) '04 (Multimedia) and his colleagues developed a cross-media engagement program using newspapers, radio, mobile phones, text messages and the Web. On this and other public diplomacy programs, Krape uses the skills he developed in the Multimedia program to develop innovative, cutting-edge programs for audiences around the world.
Last Chance to See 'Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958 - 1968'
The first exhibition of artwork by women Pop artists, "Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists 1958 - 1968" ends its two-month run at "Green Triptych" by Marjorie Striderthe Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Anderson Hall), Borowsky Gallery (Gershman Hall) and Hamilton Hall March 15. Praised as "uncovering a powerful secret," "consciousness-expanding" and "one of the most fascinating revisions of an art movement," the exhibition takes aim at more accurately reflecting the depth of women's contributions to Pop Art.

"Green Triptych" by Marjorie Strider, 1963, acrylic paint, laminated pine on masonite panels, 105 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the Artist/Collection of Michael T Chutko, Photography by Randal Bye.
Calling All Alumni!
Now is your chance to re-engage with your alma mater through Alumni Council. The Council's mission is to represent the nearly 15,000 alumni from the University of the Arts and all of its predecessor institutions, assist in alumni relations programming and communications efforts, offer input and guidance in alumni outreach, provide leadership, and serve as advocates for the University. Council members help identify and communicate the needs of alumni to University administration and work to motivate other alumni to become involved. The group meets quarterly and each member serves on at least one committee or work group. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact Susan Nicodemus Quinn '91, chair of the nominating committee, for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!
University Alumnus Pens 'Love Letter' Murals
University of the Arts Alumnus Steve Powers, a renowned New York City-based grafitti artist and native Philadelphian, wears his heart on his "See Me"sleeve - or at least on a series of rooftop murals, "Love Letters," stretching from 45th to 63rd streets along the Market Street corridor. The series of 50 murals, which are best viewed from the Market-Frankford elevated transit line, collectively express a love letter from a guy to a girl, from an artist to his hometown, and from local residents to their West Philadelphia neighborhood. Powers, who studied in the College of Art and Design from 1989 - 1990, is working with the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program on "Love Letters," which "speaks to all those who have loved and for those who long for a way to express that love to the world around them," and will be documented in two books, a film and a gallery exhibition.

Powers' "Beautiful" mural at 5017 Market Street photographed by Adam Wallacavage '97 (Photography).
School of Dance and Brind School of Theater Arts Collaborate to Bring 'On Your Toes' to Merriam Stage
The School of Dance and the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts collaborate to bring the 1936 comedy musical "On Your Toes" to the stage at the Merriam Theater March 24 - 28. Premiering at New York City's Imperial "On Your Toes"Theatre with direction by C. Worthington Miner and choreography by George Balanchine, the musical follows composer and former hoofer Phil "Junior" Dolan as he makes his way from Vaudeville to the Russian Ballet by way of the gangster underworld. "On Your Toes" is directed by Brind School Assistant Professor and Barrymore Award nominee Dr. Patricia Raine, and features choreography by School of Dance Adjunct Associate Professor Scott Jovovich and Brind School Associate Professor Nancy Berman Kantra. The production stars Garrett Olthuis as Junior Dolan, MacKenzie Nehme as Vera Baranova, Abigail Grenda as Frankie Frayne, Ryan Demoville as Konstantine Morrosine, Shoshana Katz as Peggy Porterfield, Rory Donovan as Sergei Alexandrovitch and Brendan Dalton as Sidney Cohn. For tickets, show times and more information, call 215-545-1664, email or visit

MacKenzie Nehme as Vera Baranova and Garrett Olthuis as Junior Dolan in "On Your Toes."
Corzo Center Sponsors 'Creating a Business' Workshop
The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts is teaming with the Philadelphia-based Empowerment Group to present a four-part "Starting a Business" workshop series beginning March 20. In this series, students will learn how to start and grow a business by learning how to create business ideas, secure resources, attract customers and manage finances. Each workshop will include homework to be done between meetings, several of which will allow students to test ideas and begin to see what it's like to enter the "marketplace of ideas." All sessions meet from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Terra Hall's Connelly AuditoriuCorzo Center logom. Contact Corzo Center Senior Fellow Neil Kleinman to request an application. Seating is limited.
The Artist & the Entrepreneur, March 20  
Marketing 101, March 27

Finance 101, April 17
Finance 102, April 24

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