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DJ Smart performs on SYTYCD
August 2010

Ballet Senior Earns Rave Reviews for Dance SolDJ Smart performs on SYTYCDo on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
University of the Arts Ballet senior D.J. Smart (top and right) performed a stirring contemporary dance solo with shackles on his wrists set to Kanye West's "Say You Will" on the July 22 episode of Fox TV's "So You Think You Can Dance."

The Los Angeles Times
called the performance "gorgeous," and the Baltimore Sun raved that it was "amazing."

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University Partners with DesignPhiladelphia to Stage One of America's Largest Design FestivalsDesignPhiladelphia logo
The University of the Arts and DesignPhiladelphia, one of the nation's largest design celebrations, have partnered to stage the sixth annual festival being held October 7 - 17, 2010. Expanded by nearly a week, this year's festival will feature work by more than 500 designers in more than 100 exhibitions, workshops, open studios, lectures, "street happenings," book signings and product launches.

Artist-in-Residence from United Arab Emirates Examines Transformation of Space and TimeMohammed Kazem
"Directions" is a solo exhibition by artist-in-residence Mohammed Kazem, in which the United Arab Emirates native draws inspiration from meticulously precise numbers. Utilizing site coordinates determined by his global positioning system (GPS), Kazem gives precise data on distances, surfaces, heights, and the positions and direction of motion of objects. He fills plastic numbers with soil and stones from various geographic locations and presents an installation in which GPS coordinates and elevation figures are supplemented with the time and date. Kazem believes that nothing is immovable, because time constantly passes and the position of moving objects continuously changes. The artist residency is sponsored by the Emirates Foundation. The show runs August 6 - 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Anderson Hall's Gallery 224. Opening reception: Friday, August 6, 5 - 8 p.m.

Above right: "Triangle" (2006), Aluminum, LED, 214 x 88 cm.
Multimedia Alumnus Daniel Delaney Set to Launch 'The Hungry Pedaler'
Dan DelaneyNearly two years ago, Multimedia alumnus Daniel Delaney '08 (right) launched VendrTV, a Web-based program highlighting the country's best street-vendor food. Delaney is now set to kick off another Web program, "The Hungry Pedaler." Billed as "Survivor Man" meets "No Reservations" meets a video blog, the show will feature Delaney and his girlfriend, Miko Mercer, bicycling across America in search of the best local cuisines and the "hidden gems that lend so much character to each locale," according to Delaney. The first season will be set along the coast of Maine, as Delaney and Mercer pedal from Eastport to Kitterys beginning August 15. After the tour, the footage will be edited and broken up into a series of Webisodes to be released weekly.
ArtsWeek Program Offers Graduate Credits to K - 12 Arts Educators
ArtsWeekPresented by the Professional Institute for Educators at the University of the Arts, this summer's final ArtsWeek will be held August 9 - 13 at the University's campus on the Avenue of the Arts. Registration is still open for K - 12 art educators interested in earning graduate credits in intensive studio classes. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the University is an approved provider for Pennsylvania Act 48 and New Jersey Professional Development. Participants produce work based on techniques learned in class, discuss art history, consider student learning in the arts, engage in critique sessions and display final work in a closing exhibition. Studio concentrations include Ceramics, Fibers, Print Design, Glass, Collage, Screen Printing and more. More information is available online, via email or by calling 215-717-6006.
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