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February 2012 

UArts Unveils New Campus Dining Facilities
The University of the Arts has opened its primary campus dining facility, Terra Dining Hall (top). Conveniently located on the ground floor of Terra Hall (211 South Broad Street), the brand-new, 124-seat main dining center offers a wide range of food options and a warm and welcoming space to gather and socialize. In addition to Terra Dining Hall, Mangia in Hamilton Hall and The Mezz in Anderson Hall are also now open, completing the installation of the multiple on-campus food service facilities available to students, faculty and staff. From all-you-care-to-eat dining to grab-and-go options, UArts Dining Services is designed to feed the creativity of everyone in our community.

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2012 ArtUnleashed Fundraising Gala to Showcase UArts Alumni, Faculty and Students
Adam Wallacavage BFA '95 (Photography)ArtUnleashed, the University of the Arts' annual art exhibition and sale, will open with a preview party on April 11. ArtUnleashed is the University's largest fundraiser, raising money to support the Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund with an exhibition and sale of artwork in all media from talented students, faculty and alumni.

This year's event will feature work by two noted alums who are true American originals: Arnold Roth BFA '50 (Illustration) and Adam Wallacavage BFA '95 (Photography) [pictured above in his studio].

The first chance to purchase artwork will be at a preview party on Wednesday, April 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Hamilton Hall (320 South Broad Street). There is an admission charge for this event. The public sale will take place on Thursday, April 12 through Saturday, April 14 from noon to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge for the public sale days. 


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4 UArts Dance Students to Represent U.S. at Venice Biennale


UArts dancers

Four University of the Arts dance students have been selected to participate in the Arsenale della Danza dance workshop at La Biennale di Venezia (the Venice Biennale), one of the world's highest-profile celebrations of the arts. Tunai Jones, a senior, juniors Richard Villaverde and Arianna Henry, and sophomore Miles Yeung were among 30 young dancers from around the world selected through competitive international auditions and will spend five months in Venice attending intensive workshops taught by global dance artists.   




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UArts dancers l-r: Miles Yeung, Tunai Jones, Arianna Henry and Richard Villaverde. 


Theater Students Share Stage with Tony-Nominated Faculty Member Forrest McClendon in 'Big River'

Scene from Students from the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts will share the stage with Tony-nominated and Barrymore Award-winning faculty member Forrest McClendon in a concert performance of "Big River." The Huckleberry Finn adaptation will run for one weekend only, with three performances February 23 - 25 at the University's Arts Bank Theater.  




McClendon (left) plays runaway slave Jim, opposite UArts student Adam Hoyak '13 (Musical Theater) as Huck Finn. 


Liberal Arts Professor Reviews Russian Outsider Artist in 'Art in America'

Church of St. Lidia by Nikolai LyovochkinLiberal Arts Professor Patricia Stewart explores the work of Russian "outsider artist" Nikolai Lyovochkin in the January 13, 2012, issue of Art in America magazine. A series of elaborate and mysterious architectural models discovered in the Moscow metro engine driver's apartment after his death in 2007, Lyovochkin's work was exhibited at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow. Lyovochikin, writes Stewart, "made his work not so much in secret as in the purifying absence of any attention whatsoever."

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Lyovochkin's "Church of Holy Lidia," 1984-85, architectural model, approx. 52 by 26 by 22 inches. 
New Alumni Benefit: UArts Connect


UArts Connect logoThe UArts Alumni Association has launched UArts Connect, an online community exclusively for alumni. Through UArts Connect, alumni can search for classmates, update their alumni profile, post alumni notes and register for a permanent e-mail forwarding address. In addition, the UArts Connect Facebook app allows you to update contact information directly from your Facebook profile.    


Register for access to your account by entering your alumni ID number, which you can obtain by contacting Alumni Relations at

All alumni who update their profile by April 1 will be entered into a drawing to win an iPad.
UArts Membership at Philadelphia Photo Arts Center


PPAC logoThe University of the Arts recently purchased a membership to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC), which entitles alumni, faculty, staff and students to discounts on lab rentals, digital services, classes and workshops through January 31, 2013. Current staff, students and faculty receive 10 percent off lab rentals, digital services, classes and workshops; alumni receive 50 percent off lab rentals, as well as 10 percent off digital services, classes and workshops. To take advantage of these benefits, you must present a University-issued ID card upon arrival. 


PPAC is devoted to the study, practice and appreciation of photography in the Philadelphia region.   

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