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"Out on a Limb"
July 2010

American Dance Festival Dean Donna Faye Burchfield Named School of Dance Director
Donna Faye BurchfieldFollowing an extensive national search, award-winning dancer, choreographer and dance educator Donna Faye Burchfield (right) has been named director of the University of the Arts School of Dance. Most recently, Burchfield served as dean of the American Dance Festival (ADF), where she began as a student 28 years earlier. She has also served as artistic director of the Hollins (Va.) University/ADF Master of Fine Arts in Dance program and chair of the school's Dance department since 1993.  Burchfield, who holds a BFA and MFA from Texas Christian University, joins the University of the Arts in late August. She succeeds Susan Glazer, who retired this month after 29 years as director of the School of Dance. Read more >>
Illustration Faculty Member Creates 'Time' Covers
July 5, 2010 issue of Time
New Time magazine art director D.W. Pine has kept award-winning Illustration faculty member Tim O'Brien busy for the past month. Within that span, O'Brien has created two covers for the venerable news magazine. The June 7 cover featured Pope Benedict XVI from the back. Working for Pine for the first time, a pressure-filled situation became even more so, but O'Brien, who thrives in those situations, finished the quick turnaround assignment a full day ahead of schedule. He had a little more leeway with the July 5 cover (right), this one a portrait of Thomas Edison in his lab holding up a light bulb that graced the front of its 9th annual "History" issue.
Alumnus, Faculty Member Designs Award-Winning 'Out on a Limb' Tree Canopy for Morris Arbore"Out on a Limb"tum
Metcalfe Architecture & Design partner Aaron Goldblatt '80 (Sculpture), a senior lecturer in the University's Museum Studies program, served as a project manager on the award-winning "Out on a Limb" forest canopy (top and right) at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. One of North America's most elaborate tree canopy walks, "Out on a Limb" is a unique 450-foot long treetop walkway that is the central feature of the arboretum's "Tree Adventure" exhibit. Read more and see more images >>
Annual Summer 'Food for Thought' Lecture Series
Joan Linder's "Dandelion"The University's 16th annual "Food for Thought" summer lecture series presents five talks from visiting artists and curators in July, including Stuart Elster, coordinator of the University's Painting and Drawing department (7/7, 1 p.m.); wood carver Francis Cape (7/14, 1 p.m.); large-scale image creator Joan Linder (7/21, 1 p.m.); Smack Mellon Studios Executive Director and Chief Curator Kathleen Gilrain (7/28, 1 p.m.); and ceramicist Walter McConnell (7/29, 1 p.m.). The series runs through August 5 and is free and open to the public. Lectures are held in the University's CBS Auditorium in Hamilton Hall (320 S. Broad Street). For further information, contact program director Joe Girandola or program assistant Kristen Goldschmidt. Read more about these and other speakers >>

Joan Linder's "Dandelion" (2010), ballpoint on paper.
Duct Tape Guitar Strikes a Chord
Duct tape guitarRising Film senior John Hyatt was one of a dozen University students to create duct tape sculptures for the 7th annual Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival in Ohio held June 18 - 20. He created a 15-foot, near perfect replica of Eddie Van Halen's trademark guitar. So impressed were the organizers that the homage to one of music's most recognizable instruments was the first piece of art visitors came across at the festival. Hyatt used more than 300 rolls of tape and invested several hundred hours in its completion. Presently, he's investigating donating it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Utilizing thousands of rolls of colored duct tape, other students created work ranging from a VW bus to a cross-legged Ghandi, from seahorses to a yellow submarine (that actually floats). Joe Girandola, director of the University's Master of Fine Arts program in Ceramics, Painting and Sculpture, is doing his best to spread the word of duct tape art. Soon after reaching campus, Girandola began working with University administration to launch the undergraduate "Pictorial Elements" class, in which the 12 students created their art.
Upcoming ArtsWeek Sessions in Philadelphia and Reading
ArtsWeekElementary and secondary school teachers have two more opportunities to register for this summer's ArtsWeek program, an intensive studio arts curriculum offered by the University's Professional Institute for Educators. Remaining sessions are being held at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading, Pa. (July 12 - 16) and at the University of the Arts (August 9 - 13). Sessions offer a range of studio experiences including ceramics, collage, creativity in the classroom, digital video, drawing, fibers, glass fusing, jewelry, landscape painting, printmaking, screen printing, watercolor painting and wearable art that can be taken for graduate-level credit. More information is available online, via email or by calling 215-717-6006.
Join Us in Sante Fe for Our Annual Alumni RAlumni gather at Patinaeception
Please join the University of the Arts at Patina Gallery (right), one of our favorite Santa Fe destinations, for our annual alumni gathering and cocktail reception. This will be our second year holding an event in conjunction with SOFA WEST, the international sculpture objects and functional art fair, being held at the Santa Fe convention center. This year we welcome University President Sean T. Buffington as our special guest. You won't want to miss it!

Now in its 11th year, Patina Gallery is the creation of artists Allison and Ivan Barnett '69, whose fresh curatorial aesthetic has established Patina as an international destination for connoisseurs of soul-stirring craft in clay, fiber, wood and studio jewelry.

July 11, 4 - 6 p.m.
Patina Gallery
131 West Palace Avenue
Santa Fe
, NM
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