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Perspective by Dan Dailey '69 (Crafts)

April 2013  


Art Unleashed Kicks Off April 10 with Preview Party


Join us for Art Unleashed, the University's largest fundraiser, which kicks off on Wednesday, April 10 with a preview party from 5 to 8 p.m. in Hamilton Hall. This extraordinary event helps raise money to support the Sam S. McKeel Promising Young Artists Scholarship Fund, with an exhibition and sale of artwork in all media from talented UArts students, faculty and alumni. The Alumni Spotlight Gallery will showcase renowned glass artist Dan Dailey BFA '69 (Crafts) and award-winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney DIPL '60 (Advertising Design).

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Preview Party (admission charge)

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

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


Browse the 2013 gallery >> 


More about Art Unleashed 2013 >>  


Top: "Perspective, Individual Series" by Dan Dailey, blown glass, sandblasted, acid polished and anodized aluminum


'Philadelphia Inquirer' Blog Spotlights UArts' Innovative New Curriculum


Sean Buffington headshot 2013

Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer's Pulitzer Prize-winning education writer, recently wrote about the University's innovative new approach to arts and design education on her "Campus Inq" blog. The March 19 post features UArts President Sean T. Buffington (right), who tells Snyder, "The University this school year overhauled the way it delivers instruction, offering a more multidisciplinary approach that prepares students for artistic jobs in today's economy."


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UArts Illustration Students Are Finalists in Society of Illustrators' National Competition
Kim Jung Un by Alex Bond '13 (Illustration)
Eight illustrations by University of the Arts Illustration students have been chosen from among more than 8,600 submissions as finalists in the 2013 Society of Illustrators' annual Student Competition. Students selected for this prestigious competition include seniors Alex Bond, David Curtis, Kristen Fritsch, Andy Hood and Gregory Wright, who had two pieces accepted; junior Kate O'Hara; and sophomore John Brickley. Their original artwork will be displayed at the Museum of American Illustration in New York from May 15 through June 5. Winners will be announced during an opening reception on May 17.   

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Above right: "Kim Jung Un" by Alex Bond '13 (Illustration).

Alumna Takes 'Creative Reuse' to a Whole New Level     


Resource Exchange

As a scenic painter for film and theater, Karyn Gerred BFA '89 (Painting) [right] saw a need to reuse the temporary set materials that were being discarded and ending up in landfills. Her answer was to create the Resource Exchange, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit creative reuse center she founded in 2009 to spur more sustainable practices within the local arts and entertainment industries.


Spring Issue of UArts' Literary Magazine 'Underground Pool' Released

The Bus for Lonely Kids by Sam Schechter '13 (Illustration)

The Spring 2013 issue of Underground Pool, the University of the Arts' student literary magazine, has been released. Published each spring by the Liberal Arts Division, the third issue includes poems, stories, illustrations, photography, painting and more from students in a wide range of majors across UArts. This year's issue also features a new collaboration between student writers and visual artists: each of the seven short stories in the magazine was illustrated by a student majoring in Illustration. Underground Pool is headed by Assistant Professor Elise Juska, director of the University's new Creative Writing program.


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Above right: "The Bus For Lonely Kids," a short story by Max Matiash '14 (Animation) illustrated by Sam Schechter '13 (Illustration).

Voting Now Open for 2013-2014 Alumni Council       


Alumni Council 2012-2013

The Alumni Association is currently holding elections for the 2013-2014 Alumni Council, a partner to the Office of Alumni Relations. All alumni of the University of the Arts and its prior iterations are eligible and encouraged to vote. Voting runs through Wednesday, April 10.

Candidate bios and applications >>

Vote now >>
Above right: Members of the 2012-2013 Alumni Council.

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