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Lenore Tawney

January 2013  


UArts Presents Exhibit by Late Fiber Artist Lenore Tawney  

The University of the Arts presents "Wholly Unlooked For," an exhibition by the late artist Lenore Tawney (1907-2007), a leading figure in the contemporary fiber arts movement. Presented in conjunction with the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, the exhibit will feature her paper-focused pieces. The Maryland Institute College of Art, Tawney's alma mater, is hosting a complementary exhibition under the same title featuring her line-based objects. Related events at UArts include a panel discussion and a concurrent exhibition featuring work by students in the MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking and Crafts/Fibers programs, who have each created a piece in response to Tawney's work. 


Lenore Tawney: Wholly Unlooked For  Four Petaled Flower II by Lenore Tawney

Exhibition: January 17 - March 2

Opening Reception: January 24, 5 - 7:30 p.m. 

Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery


MFA Book Arts and Crafts/Fibers Exhibition 

Exhibition: January 22 - February 8

Opening Reception: January 24, 5 - 7 p.m. 

Gallery 224 & President's Office


Panel Discussion: The Legacy of Lenore Tawney  

January 24, 2 - 4 p.m.

CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall


Top: Lenore Tawney in her South Street studio with Vespers, 1961. (photo by Ferdinand Boesch); above right: Four Petaled Flower II, 1974, linen, 87 84 inches.

'Philadelphia Business Journal' Profiles UArts President Sean Buffington
Sean Buffington
A profile of University of the Arts President Sean T. Buffington (right) was featured in the January 4 issue of the Philadelphia Business Journal. Buffington, who says that "every organization has to earn its future," was included as part of the magazine's CEO File.

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Neil Gaiman's 'Make Good Art' Speech to Become Book
Make Good Art book cover
A report in The Huffington Post makes it official: the inspirational "make good art" speech given by award-winning author and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman at the University of the Arts' 2012 commencement ceremony will become a book. Set for release on May 14, Make Good Art (HarperCollins) was designed by renowned book designer Chip Kidd.

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Called one of the best commencement speeches of 2012, Gaiman's first-ever university address continues to be an internet sensation, with more than 520,000 views on Vimeo.

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Liberal Arts Professor Defends Recess on NPR     

Anna Beresin
Anna Beresin (right), associate professor of Liberal Arts at the University of the Arts, was a featured guest on the January 7 edition of local NPR affiliate WHYY's "Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane." The play researcher, Recess Access founder, and Recess Battles and The Art of Play author discussed the latest debate over "What's happened to recess?"

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myUArts Mobile App Now Available    

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The University of the Arts has launched the myUArts mobile app for iPhone and Android. Stay connected to UArts with a faculty/staff directory, news, maps, dining hall menus, alerts and more. iPhone users can download the app here or launch the App Store and search for "myUArts." Android users can launch Google Play and search for "myUArts." 


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Alumni Association Co-Hosts 'Why We Design' Talk with Award-Winning Alums     

Carbone Smolen book cover
The University of the Arts Alumni Association, AIGA Philadelphia, DesignPhiladelphia and the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy present "Fame, Fortune, Fun & Freedom: Why We Design," a talk with Ken Carbone BFA '73 (Graphic Design) and Leslie Smolan BFA '75 (Graphic Design), founding partners of the Carbone Smolan Agency and authors of the just released book, "Dialog": What Makes A Great Design Partnership. Moderated by Alina Wheeler BFA '70 (Illustration), Carbone and Smolan will provide a behind-the-scenes look at their process, their favorite projects and the defining moments in the development of their firm.

January 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Caplan Studio Theater, Terra Hall

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