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February 2013  


Save the Date: Art Unleashed 2013 

Art Unleashed, the University's largest fundraiser, is set for April 10 - 13 in Hamilton Hall. The exhibition and sale raises money to support the Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund with artwork in all media from talented students, faculty and alumni. This year's edition spotlights the work of two renowned alumni artists: glass artist Dan Dailey BFA '69 (Crafts) and illustrator Jerry Pinkney DIPL '60 (Advertising Design).


Preview Party (admission charge)  

April 10, 5 - 8 p.m.  


Public Sale (free admission)

April 11 - 13, 12 - 5 p.m.


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Featured work: "Flooded" by Dganit Zauberman BFA '08 (Painting/Drawing), oil on linen, 44 x 36 x 1.5 inches.  

UArts Names 3 New Members to Board of Trustees
Howard Belk, Jeffrey Seligsohn, Laurie Wagman
The University of the Arts has named Howard Belk BFA '81 (Graphic Design) [left], Jeffrey R. Seligsohn [center] and Laurie Wagman [right] to its Board of Trustees. Belk is co-president, CEO and CCO of Siegel+Gale, a global strategic branding firm. Seligsohn is a founding partner of SSH Real Estate, one of the largest full-service commercial real estate firms in the Philadelphia region. Wagman is the founder and chairman of American Theater for Youth, Inc., an educational organization that presents professional theater to school students as an extension of classroom curriculum.

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Residency Projects Take Dance Students to Vienna, Paris
Dancers in Paris 2013

This January, 12 students in the University's School of Dance were invited to participate in two residency projects at the Konservatorium Wien University in Vienna, Austria, and at the Centre National de la Danse  (National Dance Center) in Paris, France. The residencies were coordinated by School of Dance Director Donna Faye Burchfield and visiting faculty member / choreographer Douglas Becker, former principal dancer with the Frankfurt Ballet under William Forsythe.



L-r: Dance majors Arianna Henry '13, Emily Royston '13, Erin McDowell '14 and Katie Lombardo '13 strike a (dance) pose in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. 

School of Music Alum Nominated for 2 Grammys   

Clayton Reilly BM '06 (Trumpet)
School of Music alumnus Clayton Reilly BM '06 (Trumpet) [right] has been nominated for two Grammys with his production team Phatboiz. The songwriting nods include Best Urban Contemporary Album for r&b artist Miguel's "Kaleidoscope Dream" and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for neo-soul singer John Legend's hit "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)." Winners of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced live on Sunday, February 10 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Alumnus/Faculty Member Illustrates Cover of '3x3 Magazine' 

Jonathan Bartlett 3x3 Mag Cover An illustration [right] by award-winning illustrator, UArts lecturer and alumnus Jonathan Bartlett BFA '07 (Illustration) graces the cover of this month's issue of 3x3: The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration. Bartlett, who was tasked with creating a cover with the theme "the education of the illustrator," was also interviewed for the feature story. "Five years after graduating from the University of the Arts, to say I am humbled and honored to be a part of the magazine in this way is an understatement," he says on his blog.



Harvard Film Archive to Feature Professor Peter Rose     


Peter Rose still The public film program at the Harvard Film Archive presents "The Poetic Semiotics of Peter Rose," an evening of short films and videos by School of Film Professor Peter Rose. The screening will take place on Monday, February 18 at 7 p.m. at the HFA's theater in Cambridge, Mass. Rose, an award-winning filmmaker who serves as director of the University's Film/Video program, will be on hand to discuss his work.




Still from Rose's featured video/performance work "Pressures of the Text." 


Theater Professor Awarded Directing, Teaching Prize      


Amy Feinberg Associate Professor Amy Feinberg, head of the Directing, Playwriting & Production program at the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, was recognized with two awards at the recent Region II Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). She received a plaque as director of the Brind School production "The Walls," selected to be performed at the festival, and was the recipient of the KCACTF's first Innovative Teaching Prize, co-sponsored with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.



School Store Announces Online Alumni Gallery, Shop     


School Store

The University of the Arts School Store is excited to announce an online shop dedicated to the display and sale of alumni artwork. Submissions are now being accepted for the launch of the Artist Gallery in spring 2013. From photography and ceramic vessels to hand-made scarves and anything in between, the School Store would love to host and sell alumni work in its online shop. Alumni submitting work must download, fill out and return both the Online Loan Agreement and the W-9 form.


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