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Daniel Westfield MFA '14 (Studio Art)

August 2013  


Summer Institute Master Classes Feature Tony Winner Faith Prince, 'Glee' Star Romy Rosemont

Faith Prince and Romy Rosemont

Students in the Pre-College Summer Institute's Theater program attended master classes given by Tony Award-winning actress Faith Prince ("Guys and Dolls," "Drop Dead Diva," "My Father the Hero") [left] and "Glee" star Romy Rosemont ("CSI," "Friends with Money") [right], who plays Carole Hudson, mom of the late Cory Monteith's character, Finn Hudson. Prince, who took a brief break from rehearsals for her current role as Miss Hanningan in the Broadway revival of "Annie," also performed for students in the program. Designed for high school students getting ready to enter performing arts programs in colleges around the country, the University's Pre-College Summer Institute offers a wealth of courses and activities.


Read more about Faith Prince's master class and performance >> 


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Corzo Center Announces 2014 Creative Incubator/ Wells Fargo Fellows

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The Corzo Center for the Creative Economy at the University of the Arts has announced the recipients of the Wells Fargo Fellowship Grant as a part of its annual Creative Incubator program. 2014 Fellows are Lorenzo Buffa BS '12 (Industrial Design), Benjamin Farahmand MID '13 (Industrial Design) and Kelly Meissner BFA '11 (Illustration). In addition to monies, Fellows receive advisors as well as legal, business and marketing support.


President Buffington Featured on NPR's 'Radio Times'

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UArts President Sean T. Buffington (right) was a featured guest on the July 1 edition of Philadelphia NPR affiliate WHYY's "Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane." Buffington participated in a conversation with Danielle S. Allen of the Institute for Advanced Study and Marjorie Keefe, an itinerant instrumental music teacher in the Philadelphia School District, about "Why the Humanities Matter," in which he discussed the challenges to --- and the future of --- arts and humanities education. 


Listen to the program >> 

Music Alumni Nominated for Special Grammy Award
Peter Neu '85 (Music)
Peter Neu BM '85 (Music) [right], who just finished his 20th year teaching music at Pennbrook Middle School in North Wales, Pa., was featured in an article by The Reporter in Lansdale, Pa., as a quarter-finalist in the first-ever Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. The award recognizes educators who have made a significant, lasting contribution and commitment to music education in schools. The winner will accept the award at the 2014 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and receive $10,000. Michael Hood BM '91 (Trombone) of Wissahickon High School in Ambler, Pa., and Erin Stroup MAT '97 (Music Education) of Lower Moreland Township High School in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., are also quarter-finalists.

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Above right: Photo by Geoff Patton/Montgomery Media.

Grad Student Stages Performance Art on Broad Street


Daniel Westfield and Mayor Nutter

Daniel Westfield MFA '14 (Studio Art) has been busy staging his performance art pieces on South Broad Street in Philadelphia. On July 25, the grad student spent 12 hours lying on a cot covered in plastic wrap in front of the University's Anderson Hall (pictured at top). The performance, which he called "Immobile," caught the eye of curious passers-by, including a Philadelphia Inquirer photographer who featured Westfield as that day's "Photo of the Day." He also performed a piece titled "925" on July 31 in front of City Hall. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Westfield sat at a school desk in a suit and tie while reading a book, which also got lots of attention, including from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter who stopped to chat and pose for a picture (above right).'s PhillyClout blog also took notice, featuring "925" in an August 1 post.


Read more about "Immobile" >> 


Read the PhillyClout blog post >>

Submissions for 'Making IT' Alumni Exhibit Now Being Accepted

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The University of the Arts is pleased to invite submissions for "Making IT: Alumni Works '03-'13," a juried exhibition of works by recent alumni. Submissions are open to all University of the Arts alumni from the classes of 2003 through 2013, including undergraduate and graduate alumni. Only artwork created after graduation is eligible for submission.


Submit your work >> 


"Making IT" will be on display October 10 - 27 in the Hamilton Hall lobby and on the first floor of Solmssen Court, with an opening reception scheduled for Friday, October 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. The show will coincide with DesignPhiladelphia, the nation's largest city-wide celebration of design being held October 10 - 18, as well as the University's Family and Alumni Weekend, which will take place October 18 - 20.  


The deadline for submissions is August 16. Artists selected for the exhibition will be notified the week of September 16.


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