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Jostle: Orange by Ellen Chuse '67 (Sculpture)

March 2013  


Art Unleashed Exhibition and Sale to Showcase UArts Alumni, Faculty and Students   

Art lovers of all levels and tastes can find new works for their homes or offices - and support young artists at the same time - at Art Unleashed, an exhibition and sale of artwork in all media from talented University of the Arts alumni, faculty and students. This exciting event helps raise money to support the University's Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund. From cutting-edge contemporary jewelry to ceramics, photography to crafts, furniture, painting, sculpture and illustration, Art Unleashed showcases the finest work from established and emerging artists.
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)   Art Unleashed 2013 logo

April 10, 5 - 8 p.m.
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Public Sale (free admission)

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


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Top, featured work: "Jostle: Orange" by Ellen Chuse BFA '67 (Sculpture), archival print, 11" x 14" framed


Dance Student, a Hurricane Sandy Victim, Profiled in 'Philadelphia Inquirer'   

Rumble at pop-up performance for Art Unleashed

Emily Vaughan '16 (Dance), whose childhood home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, was profiled in the February 28 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The dancer, who is also a member of the University's bucket-drum ensemble Rumble, was performing in a pop-up performance at Liberty Place in Center City Philadelphia to promote the upcoming Art Unleashed exhibition and sale. She says dancing and playing with her fellow drummers helped her cope with the aftermath of the storm. "For a few hours each day, when I was dancing or rehearsing with Rumble, I was in a different mind-set and it just let me escape from reality. It kept me sane," she told the newspaper.


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Above right: Vaughan (right) performs with Rumble at Liberty Place; photo: Charles Fox/Inquirer Staff Photographer.
Photo Alum on List of '30 Black Artists Under 40 You Should Know'
Jayson Musson '02 (Photo)
Jayson Musson BFA '02 (Photography) is on The Huffington Post's list of "30 Black Artists Under 40 You Should Know." Compiled in honor of Black History Month, the list includes 30 young black artists who are contributing to the ongoing conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. Best know as his YouTube alter-ego, Hennessy Youngman, Musson is also the voice sampled in the "Harlem Shake" viral video-meme sensation.

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Above right: Musson is pictured on holding up one of his Coogi sweater collages. 

Dance Professor Performs with Baryshnikov     


Tymberly Canale Tymberly Canale, adjunct associate professor of Dance History at the University of the Arts, performs alongside legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov in "Man in a Case." Adapted from two stories by Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov, the experimental, ensemble theater piece runs through March 24 at the Hartford Stage in Hartford, Conn.  


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Above right: Canale (left) and Baryshnikov in rehearsals for "Man in a Case," January 2013. Photo: Brad Harris.  

Langhorne Carpet Company Previews Winning Design by Crafts Senior
Teresa Percontino '13 (Crafts)
Langhorne Carpet Company and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) have officially launched the mill's inaugural Conservation Collection featuring the "Willow" design by Teresa Percontino '13 (Crafts), first-place winner of Langhorne's 2012 Morrow Design Competition. The weaving of Percontino's floral pattern began during a special loom-side ceremony held recently at the Bucks County, Pa.-based mill. Her Willow Design Carpet is the first pattern offered in the Conservation Collection, which makes its public debut at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show taking place through March 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


Above right: Percontino inspects some preliminary woven samples of her design.

Theater Alumna Makes Headlines Teaching Stage Combat 


Erin Weaver '02 (Theater)

Award-winning Ira Brind School of Theater Arts alumna Erin Weaver BFA '02 (Theater) was featured in the February 25 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Weaver, who earned rave reviews last year for her role in "Xanadu," returned to Cherry Hill High School East in New Jersey (her alma mater and where her father is the theater director) to teach stage combat, which she learned at UArts.  


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Right: Weaver (left) teaches the art of stage fighting at Cherry Hill East; photo: April Saul/Inquirer Staff Photographer. 


MID Students Take Design Project to City Hall   

MID students at City Hall

A public conversation design project by grad students Jordan Shade MID '14 (Industrial Design) and Vrouyr Joubanian MID '14 (Industrial Design) was recently featured on WHYY's NewsWorks. The students set up a temporary installation - a car windshield and pens - in City Hall's central courtyard, where the public was invited to share their feelings about Philadelphia's Live Stop program, which impounds cars with expired registrations or inspection stickers.  


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Right: Shade (left) and Joubanian stand in front of their windshield installation at City Hall; photo: Emma Lee for NewsWorks. 


Alumni Council Nominations Now Being Accepted      


Alumni Council 2012-2013

The Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations from graduates interested in running for election to the Alumni Council. The Council is a partner to the Office of Alumni Relations in its efforts to engage, advance and support UArts, its alumni and students through a variety of programs, services and volunteer opportunities.

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Above right: Alumni Council 2012-2013.

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