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Continuing Education Spring 2018 Info Session

Attend the Spring Info Session
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | 6 - 7:30pm
Terra Hall, 9th Floor, Room 905, 211 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107


Expand your creativity through courses in Art + Design, Digital Design, Photography, Writing, Music, Dance, Social Media, Theater, and more. Our curriculum provides an accelerated, in-depth learning experience taught by talented working professionals who emphasize practical knowledge and skills through a project-based approach.


Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for one Spring 2018 Continuing Education course. (New students only; No retroactive refunds will be given).

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Case Study: Building a Website to Pitch City of Philadelphia for Amazon

This high profile project had multiple stakeholders, a compressed timeline and an immovable launch date . Learn how we flipped our entire design process to make it all work.
 
-Designing with no content
-Time crunch and decision making
-Knowing when to compromise and when to hold your ground
 
This event is FREE. You can RSVP through TicketLeap here.
Marc Coleman

Marc Coleman

MARC COLEMAN
President / Chief Executive Officer, The Tactile Group

Marc is the founder, chief executive officer, and president of The Tactile Group. A highly motivated serial entrepreneur, he has more than two decades of experience in creative direction, design, business management, and client relations.

Marc is an innovative leader who knows the power of teamwork. He inspires collaboration by building widely diverse and effective teams of designers, programmers, and other IT-professionals to meet the specific needs of clients. He is also the driving force in developing business relations and The Tactile Group’s artistic vision. As a Philadelphia native, Marc is passionate about his Tactile Group team and about inspiring and training Philadelphia youth as the future generation of technology leaders and innovators.

With a diverse staff of 16 in 2016, the firm’s mission states “Designed to give a damn, we actively seek work whose goal is to improve the quality of life for all people.” The company’s clients include the U.S. Department of Education, the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, PGW, the City of Boston, The University of Pennsylvania, small and medium size not-for-profits, and professional corporations including attorneys and architects.  

Marc serves on the Boards of the Philadelphia Merchants Fund and the William Way LGBT Community Center. He is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Philadelphia African-American Chamber of Commerce, and the Independence Business Alliance. His agency, The Tactile Group, is a certified Minority Business Enterprise via NMSDC, an 8(a) certified business through the U.S. Small Business Administration, and an LGBT Business Enterprise as certified by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). Marc was trained in electrical engineering at Princeton University and architecture at Temple University. He also was a leading member of Cohort 2 in 2013 of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Starting his own business as a DJ in live music venues and on the radio while a university student, he handled promotions and advertising, developing graphic design-based guerrilla marketing solutions in an age before the internet. Transitioning to a second business, owning and managing a Center City Philadelphia bed and breakfast, Marc was responsible for all promotions and marketing and business management, as well as property management and maintenance.  The business was transformed into a home-based graphic design and photography studio, Tactile Design Group, in 2004, developing products for print for a variety of clients, including retail establishments, not-for-profits, and small business organizations. Web design and development became the predominant product as Marc hired his first staff and moved to a small office in Philadelphia’s Midtown Village in 2007. Reflecting its growth into a broad-based digital agency, the company began doing business as The Tactile Group in 2012.

Marc relaxes with the occasional video game, and he and his husband enjoy travel, fine food and wine, camping in Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains, and spending time with family and good friends. His snark factor can go from 0 to 11 in 3.7 seconds.

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Winter/Spring 2018 Happy Hour

Join Us! Meet your classmates or learn more about our programs at the Continuing Education Happy Hour.

Monday, February 26 4-6 p.m.
 
Tavern on Broad
200 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
 
All current Continuing Education students are invited to join us for appetizers and drink specials. First round is on us!
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Categories: Continuing Education
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Definitely Maybe: GDLOFT (2016-2018)

GDLOFT talks about winning the Print Magazine Regional Design Award and Grand Prize, and what drives their design firm beyond the pursuit of clients. This talk will cover running a design studio, what working in their firm is like, and the partnerships they’ve built.


This event is FREE. You can RSVP here.

Allan Espiritu

Allan Espiritu

Allan Espiritu
Partner, Creative Director,  GDLOFT
Associate professor, Rutgers University

Allan Espiritu is a Philadelphia based graphic designer and educator. Espiritu received his BA in graphic design from Rutgers University, Camden Campus and his MFA in graphic design from Yale University, School of Art. He is the founder of GDLOFT, a small collaborative design studio made up of photographers, fine artists, students, designers and (aspiring) competitive food eaters, focusing on design for educational, arts and cultural and non-profit institutions. GDLOFT’s work has been published and acknowledged by AIGA, GDUSA, UCDA, Graphis, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, HOW, STEP, and Art Directors Club. His work has also appeared in Gestalten and Rockport publications. In 2017, Espiritu was included in the Barnes Museum’s critically acclaimed show Person of the Crowd.  He is an active member of AIGA Philadelphia, serving as president in 2013 and most recently he was named the 2017 AIGA Philadelphia Fellow, the chapter’s highest honor given to a member. Mr. Espiritu heads the graphic design concentration at Rutgers University, Camden Campus.

Kevin Kernan

Kevin Kernan

KEVIN KERNAN
Principal, Art Director and Managing Director, GDLOFT

Kevin Kernan is a principal at GDLOFT, overseeing project management,  business development, and art direction. Kevin has an extensive background in print production, social media, and web design, having worked with Current Medicine/Current Science, Philadelphia City Paper, and Drexel University. He received his BA in graphic design from Rutgers University-Camden and holds a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University, where he specialized in working with nonprofit organizations and universities. Kernan’s work has been published and acknowledged by AIGA, Print Magazine, GDUSA, UCDA, Telly Awards, Creative Quarterly, Print Magazine, and TED.

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Using Motion Graphics and Adobe After Effects in the Industry

Interested in how Motion Graphics and Adobe After Effects are being used in the design industry?


Tim Moyer will showcase examples including:

- Example case studies that articulate complex interaction models to development teams when Axure and other software did not have the feature support needed
- How he created short videos and ads to get stakeholder buy-in to help fund larger projects
- How he used motion graphics for a Kickstarter video to fund start of Rooster Soup Co.
- How a team is using AfterEffects & Premiere to build assets of VR/immersive experiences, where these features are +  where the field is headed, and why it matters
- When to consider using Adobe After Effects, and when it is not a good idea - he'll show a cost-benefit analysis of leveraging motion graphics within a business context
Learn more about Tim Moyer.
 
 
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Travel Writing: JoAnn Greco

This event is FREE. You can RSVP here.

JoAnn Greco

JoAnn Greco

JoAnn Greco strives to present a “sense of place” through the prism of her special interest in the urban built environment. Her articles focusing on architecture, parks, neighborhood revitalization, and hotel development has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Washington Post, Globe and Mail, National Parks, Metropolis,  Interiors, Art & Antiques, forbestraveler.complanphilly.com, Philadelphia Style, and Hospitality Design. She also owns and edits TheCityTraveler.com, an online magazine dedicated to urban destinations. She is also Editor in Chief of the forthcoming quarterly print magazine, Interiors Philadelphia, which focuses on residential design in the region.

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PMA Social Media Coordinator Caitlin Mahony: Effective Digital Marketing Strategies

Caitlin Mahony

Caitlin Mahony

Caitlin Mahony
Social Media Coordinator
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Caitlin Mahony has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Loyola University Maryland. She currently oversees social media, email marketing, video marketing, and social media advertising at the Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art. With over 7 years of experience, she excels at creating engaging content and making art relatable to a wide range of audiences.

Caitlin joins us to discuss effective social media marketing strategies.

This talk is FREE and open to the public.

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Public Reading: Mary Ellen Driscoll: The Smartest Kid in the Room

The Smartest Kid in the Room

Sharp, funny Congressional aide thinks she has it together – until events lead to a night in the D.C. drunk tank and show her and boss Congresswoman Chris Nolan that’s not the case. Chris orders Bernadette home to her blue-collar Philadelphia neighborhood for a six-month “rehabilitation assignment” as interim program director for a small non-profit, which forces Bernadette to confront family expectations, her fears about herself … and the man she left behind 18 years earlier.

Mary Ellen Driscoll

Mary Ellen Driscoll

Philadelphia native Mary Ellen Driscoll is an award-winning writer and business communicator, actress and a former game show champion.

Currently, she is the editor for PJM’s Inside Lines, the external blog for the nation’s largest electric grid operator. PJM operates the electric grid for all or part of 13 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 65 million electric customers.

In 2003, she was honored by the International Association of Business Communicators for her work on The Connection, a bi-weekly 12,000-employee circulation 16-page print and electronic newspaper for Exelon Energy Delivery. The honored work was a special section on the difficulty of obtaining work-life balance in a 24/7 business.

Prior to working in the electric utility field, Driscoll was a legislative aide for the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee and an award-winning sportswriter.

Among her voiceover appearance is a series of videos for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare. She has appeared in The Mighty Macs as the Mississippi State Assistant Coach and The Happening, as the woman passenger who witnesses the lions ripping apart a man’s arms. Saying “Mother of God, what kind of terrorists are these?” to Mark Wahlberg is her big moment.

At one point, she was the all-time leading female money winner on Tic-Tac-Dough, winning $54,450 in cash and prizes. Game show victories afforded her the chance to travel. She especially recommends the Air France cuisine en route to Tahiti.

She did, however lose on Jeopardy.

Like her parents before her, she is genetically wired to understand that the Philadelphia Phillies exist only to break her heart.

Her favorite actresses are Barbara Stanwyck, Myrna Loy and Dame Judi Dench, whose hairstyle she strives to imitate.

Driscoll is currently working on several screen and television projects, including Maggie Sandwich, a limited-run television series, and The Heart of the Order, a story of minor-league baseball.

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John Caperton from The Print Center

John Caperton

John Caperton

 

JOHN CAPERTON, Jensen Bryan Curator

John Caperton has curated more than forty exhibitions for The Print Center since 2007, which have included the work of Edna Andrade, Jennifer Bornstein, Lucas Foglia, Katie Grinnan, Demetrius Oliver, Justine Kurland, Gabriel Martinez, Hirsch Perlman, Emma Wilcox and Bill Walton. Recent publications include Emma Wilcox: Where it FallsEdna Andrade: Color Motion. He was on the curatorial team and in the publication of Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, a citywide contemporary art festival. Caperton oversees a number of The Print Center’s public programs, including its Artists-in-Schools Program, which places teaching artists in classrooms in Philadelphia public high schools. He moderated the keynote panel for the 2010 Southern Graphics Conference and participated in the Curatorial Intensive program of Independent Curators International. Caperton received his BA in Art History at the University of Chicago and was the Exhibitions Coordinator at Locks Gallery, Philadelphia where he organized exhibitions with artists Virgil Marti, Polly Apfelbaum, Thomas Chimes, Eileen Neff and Clare Rojas. He has also held positions at the Association for Public Art, Philadelphia and the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA as well as guest curating exhibitions in Philadelphia.


Terra Hall
Connelly Auditorium, 8th Floor
211 S Broad St,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Spring 2018 Variety Show

Join us for an evening of readings, performances, and art presented by our talented students.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will  be served.

CE Variety Show Spring 2018
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Summer 2018 Info Session

Attend the Summer Info Session
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 6 - 7:30pm
Terra Hall, 9th Floor, Room 905, 211 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107


Expand your creativity through courses in Art + Design, Digital Design, Photography, Writing, Music, Dance, Social Media, Theater, and more. Our curriculum provides an accelerated, in-depth learning experience taught by talented working professionals who emphasize practical knowledge and skills through a project-based approach.


Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for one Summer 2018 Continuing Education course. (New students only; No retroactive refunds will be given).


RSVPs are not required but preferred. Please email us at  or call us at 215.717.6006 to RSVP.

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Teaching Artist Symposium: Building Your Toolkit

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Teaching Artist Symposium: Building Your Toolkit

 
Saturday, June 23, 2018
The University of the Arts Campus, Terra Hall (211 S.Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19102)
$25 for full day of activities, includes lunch - Register Now
 
 

Teaching artists have brought their creative knowledge to K–12 classrooms, but there are many new opportunities for artists to engage communities that are outside of the traditional classroom. This symposium will introduce practitioners to experts in the fields of restorative practice, inclusion, creative aging, and even municipal government. Reconsider how your artistic practice can be transferred into these new learning settings. We will showcase practical tools and skills to support your development in these areas; through panel discussions and breakout sessions, we’ll explore the ways that you can expand your network and build your teaching toolkit.

The Symposium will feature a keynote address from Eric Booth and a day of programming at The University of the Arts. The event is made possible by The University of the Arts, Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation.

Your ticket will include coffee in morning, lunch and a happy hour reception at the end of the event.

 

Why Attend?

• Build your network
• Learn more about creative aging, inclusion, juvenile justice, and government
• Meet expert practitioners in the teaching artist field
• Learn about Advanced Learning Opportunities including the UArts Teaching Artist Certificate Program
• Identify populations where you see need and develop partnerships and programs for them
 
 

Schedule

8:30-9:00 AM  

Registration check-in; Welcome + Coffee Reception

9:00-9:45 AM

Dancing with Donuts - a Creative Movement Experience with Teresa VanDenend Sorge, Creative Dance Specialist

10:00AM 

Keynote Speaker: Eric Booth

11:00 AM–12:30 PM                 
              




       
Panel: Imagine the Possibilities: Teaching Artists Working in Alternative Spaces - New Opportunities in the Field of Teaching Artistry
Panel Moderator: Beth Feldman Brandt, Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
 
Panelists:
  • Charlie Miller, Deputy Director Art-Reach
  • Rachel Barnard, PAIR Artist in Residence
  • Annie Montegomery, Director of Education Lifetime Arts, Inc.
  • Erika Guadalupe Nunez, Artist in Residence & Facilitator Juntos
  • Michael O'Bryan, Director of Youth and Young Adult Programs at The Village of Arts and Humanities
 
Panel will address questions such as:
  • What do you need to do this work?
  • What do you need to be successful doing this work?
  • What kind of expansion from school practice?
12:30–1:45 PM

Topic Lunch featuring experts and specialists

2:00 PM + 3:00 PM

Working with Older Adults with Lifetime Arts, Inc. - Annie Montegomery, Director of Education and Nathan Majoros, Program Director

City Partnerships: Rachel Barnard, PAIR Artist in Residence and Diya Vij, Co-Director, Public Artists in Residence, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Inclusion: Charlie Miller, Deputy Director Art-Reach and Roger Ideshi, JD, OT/L, FAOTA  Program Director & Associate Professor Program in Occupational Therapy at Temple University

Creamos Juntos: Working in Immigrant Communities on an Arts-Based Resistance: Erika Guadalupe Nunez, Artist in Residence & Facilitator Juntos

Working with Restorative Practices: Michael O'Bryan, Director of Youth and Young Adult Programs at The Village of Arts and Humanities

4:30–6:00 PM

Happy Hour

4:30–5:30 PM

Office Hours - 1:1 meetings with experts, 15 minute blocks (signup required day of event)

6:00 PM

Post-event meet up at Tavern on Broad

 
                             
 
 
Questions? Contact continuingeducation@uarts.edu.
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Jeffrey Stockbridge: Kensington Blues

Jeffrey Stockbridge

Jeffrey Stockbridge

Photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge has been documenting the opioid crisis in the neighborhood of Kensington in North Philadelphia for the past 10 years. Kensington Blues, self-published in 2017, pairs large-format color photographs of men and women struggling to survive their addiction with audio transcripts and journal entries composed by the subjects themselves. This multi-year collaboration began as a personal project and evolved into a blog, book and exhibition. Featuring audio recordings, videos and photographs, Stockbridge will discuss how he approached his subject, the relationships he made and the changes happening in the neighborhood. For more information visit kensingtonblues.com.
 
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Food Photographer + Blogger Clay Williams

Clay Williams

Clay Williams

Clay Williams is a Brooklyn-based photographer specializing in food, drinks and events. He shoots assignments for The New York Times, The James Beard Foundation and Edible Brooklyn. You can find more of Clay's photos in the new book, "111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss," in bookstores now.

Clay will talk about his background as a food photographer and current work.

This event is free and open to the public.

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UArts Continuing Education Digital Photography Program welcomes guest speaker Keith Yahrling

Keith will discuss his two most recent bodies of work, What Was Lost At Fort Sill (2016-ongoing) and For the Revolution (2012-2015). Both bodies of work explore the psyche of the American landscape and examine how he interjects with the history of the places he photographs.
 
Join us to learn about Keith's process, what it is like to work on long term personal projects, and a small segment of American history.
 
This event is free and open to the public.
Keith Yahrling

Keith Yahrling

Keith Yahrling is an artist based in Philadelphia who received his MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. He was selected as one of PDN’s 30: New & Emerging Photographers to Watch for 2015. He recently mounted a solo exhibition at the Workspace Gallery in Lincoln, NE and has been included in group exhibitions at the Aperture Foundation, the Perkins Center for the Arts, and the Annenberg Space for Photography. His current body of work, What Was Lost At Fort Sill, investigates the cyclical actions of soldiers on an army base nearly 50 years after his father was stationed there.
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Designing Conscious Content with D'ana Nunez of COVL *DATE CHANGE*

D'Ana Nunez

D'Ana Nunez

With clients such as Puma, Google, and Samsung, D'ana Nunez is a digital artist and content creator force to keep your eye on. Join us for an evening as she chats about her career path, how she sets herself apart from the masses, and her advice when it comes to working with brands, both big and small.

Gain a deeper understanding of content creation, freelancing, visual style and storytelling through content.

Designing conscious content in a city where the superficial reigns supreme is an uphill battle, yet D’ana’s creations truly resonate. Her ability to design and create lessen the anxiety from her rough upbringing, driving her to keep a childlike playfulness in her stories. A digital artist and content creator, she creates forward-thinking brand experiences that speak deeply but stay playful.

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Summer 2018 Variety Show CANCELLED

The Summer Variety Show has been CANCELLED. Join us for the Fall Variety Show on December 12th! Details to come.

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Fall 2018 Info Session

Attend the Fall Info Session
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | 6 - 7:30pm
Terra Hall, 9th Floor, Room 905, 211 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107


Expand your creativity through courses in Art + Design, Digital Design, Photography, Writing, Music, Dance, Social Media, Theater, and more. Our curriculum provides an accelerated, in-depth learning experience taught by talented working professionals who emphasize practical knowledge and skills through a project-based approach.


Attendees are eligible for a 10% tuition discount for one Fall 2018 Continuing Education course. (New students only; No retroactive refunds will be given).


RSVPs are not required but preferred. Please email us at  or call us at 215.717.6006 to RSVP.

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Digital Photography Certificate Capstone Exhibition

Pop Looking Out the Window

Digital Photo Certificate Capstone Exhibition
On View September 5-September 28

"Window into Pop's World"
by Sara Manzano-Díaz 

Reception: Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sara Manzano-Díaz is an attorney, photographer, and UArts Digital Photography Certificate candidate whose current project focuses on personal narrative and documentary portraiture.

Window into Pop’s World is a collection of intimate photographs depicting a 97-year-old man—the artist’s father-in-law—and his everyday experiences as he transitions into widowhood after 67 years of marriage. Dreamlike images depict time passing, witnessed through an attentive lens. Universal themes of memory, cycles, rememberance, and aging arise through penetrating photographs of one man’s daily life.

Manzano-Díaz has spent her life advocating on behalf of working class families, veterans, women, and girls. She strives to continue her advocacy by using photography as a tool for visual storytelling and social impact. Manzano-Díaz aims to empower and uplift individuals by documenting their lives and experiences. She lives and works in Philadelphia.

Exhibition is free and open to the public.

Information: 215 717 6006 | cs@uarts.edu

College of Critical & Professional Studies Gallery Terra Hall, Floor 9 211. S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

CONTINUING EDUCATION Hours: Weekdays 9AM - 5PM

Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad Street, 9th Floor

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UArts Weekend

Join us for UArts Weekend!


We celebrate the students, alumni and families that make the UArts community! This fun-filled weekend includes a variety of events across our campus on Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts. UArts Weekend takes place October 5-7, 2018.


Friday, October 5 (for students and families):
2-6pm: Check-in. Get your name tag (good for area discounts), schedule of events, area map, meal tickets, and welcome gift. 
6-8pm: Block Party! Join us for a block party on Pine Street featuring area food trucks, music, art, and more!


Saturday, October 6: 

8am-2pm: Check in. Get your wristband, weekend guidebook, meal tickets, and welcome gift.
8-10:30am: College brunch. Enjoy breakfast with faculty and staff from your students academic program
11am-12pm: BIG SHOT! Major announcement from President Yager (Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall) 
11:30am-2pm: Lunch Seatings. Ticketed lunch seatings available for Terra Dining Hall.
12-8pm: Midtown Village Fall Festival. Enjoy performances on the UArts stage, visit UArts vendors, and take in our great neighborhood
12-4pm: Gallery Crawl. Visit the various galleries around campus to student and alumni work.
5-7pm: Family BBQ


Sunday, October 7: 
9-11am: Farewell Brunch


Saturday, October 6 (for alumni): 

10am-11am: Welcome Brunch, CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall
11am-12pm: BIG SHOT! Major announcement from President Yager (Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall) 
12-8pm: Midtown Village Fall Festival. Enjoy performances on the UArts stage, visit UArts vendors, and take in our great neighborhood.
12-4pm: Gallery Crawl. Visit the various galleries around campus to student and alumni work.
6-9pm: Alumni Party, open bar and hors d'oeurves  - Tavern on Broad, 200 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102


Plus free faculty-led workshops and on campus performances! 


*Full schedule to be released soon*

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