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Adam Lovitz, CE Instructor

Adam Lovitz, CE Instructor


 

 

 

 

 

Deciding where to head on First Friday? Planning your next gallery hop? Each month, Continuing Education faculty member Adam Lovitz will curate a selection of new and current exhibitions and happenings each month.




 



Adam's Picks:


Locks Gallery - Shape Paintings
April 7 - May 20
Jennifer Bartlett, James Havard, Ralph Humphrey, Elizabeth Murray, Joanna Pousette-Dart, David Row, Frank Stella, and Richard Tuttle
http://www.locksgallery.com/exhibitions/shape-paintings?view=slider


Vox Populi - Chum
March 3 - April 23
Tim Belknap
http://voxpopuligallery.org/exhibitions/tim-belknap-chum/


Rosendwald-Wolf Gallery - Quicktime
March 13 - April 22
Marina Adams, Amy Feldman, Ann Craven, Melissa Meyer and Patricia Treib
http://www.uarts.edu/events/2017/03/quicktime


Fleisher/Ollman Gallery - Cryptopictos
March 30 to May 26
Reed Anderson, Isaac Tin Wei Lin, Patrick Maguire, and Sarah Walker
http://www.fleisher-ollmangallery.com/shows/2017/03_cryptopictos/


Little Berlin - FOUND
APRIL 8- 23RD, 2017
Natalie Kuenzi, Kasey Toomey, Kaitlin Pomerantz, Megan Howland, Leon Xu, Stephanie Bursese and Will Owen
Curated by Terrill Warrenburg
http://www.littleberlin.org/calendar/2017/3/16/found

 

To learn more about Adam,
http://cs.uarts.edu/faculty/adam-lovitz
http://www.adamlovitz.com/

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In the Spotlight

Continuing Education Digital Photography Certificate student Jean Solar recently returned from a photography trip to Cuba. He is currently working on several projects related to documentary and street photography. These works below are part of this new body of work by the artist.


#ContraRevolucion


The internal politics established by the regime of the revolution and the economic embargo by the United States of America have led to an evident stagnation in the development of Cuba. The lack of basic elements in health, education, construction and technology are notorious when walking the streets of Havana. Nevertheless, the gradual opening of relations is a sign of hope for better times for the new generation of Cubans.


The artistic project #Cuba #ContraRevolucion shows us life in Havana after 56 years of revolution and embargo. It is a photographic record realized in long hours of walking the streets of the city, in casual meetings or long talks with the old ones of Cuba, those of the revolution. #Cuba


#ContraRevolucion includes images in digital and analog format, some of them as experimental photography.


About Jean Solar


Jean Solar is a Chilean artist-photographer based in Philadelphia. He is an electronic engineer, who worked mainly on telecommunication projects in Santiago, Chile. He moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2013, and began to study art and photography at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He also taught several art workshops at the UBC Learning Exchange, a community organization in Vancouver downtown.


In 2015, he moved to Philadelphia, where he is pursuing a Digital Photography Certificate at The University of the Arts. As well, he is attending multiple art institutions in Philadelphia, including Fleisher Arts Memorial, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and Philadelphia Photo League.


Jean's earlier work shows us urban architecture and nature in cities. Recently, his photography is a record of the urban life, cultural diversity, and the human condition. Most of his pictures are in black and white to present strong images and to emphasize emotion; in addition, he is also exploring traditional and alternative photographic processes.


To advance slideshow of Jean's works, click on the photograph below. To see more of Jean Solar’s work, visit https://www.instagram.com/jsolarcl/

 
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Around Town

Adam Lovitz, CE Instructor

Adam Lovitz, CE Instructor


 

 

 

 

 

Deciding where to head on First Friday? Planning your next gallery hop? Each month, Continuing Education faculty member Adam Lovitz will curate a selection of new and current exhibitions and happenings each month.




 



Adam's Picks:


GEISTDENKENHEIT: AN INSTALLATION BY TYLER KLINE
EKG: Esther Klein Gallery
Runs through March 25, 2017
http://estherkleingallery.tumblr.com/post/157129163951/geistdenkenheit-an-installation-by-tyler-kline


IMAGES FROM THE FLOATING WORLD: THE WORKS OF CLAES GABRIEL AND TYLER WILKINSON
University City Arts League
February 24 - March 24, 2017
http://www.ucartsleague.org/events/event/image-from-the-floating-world-the-works-of-claes-gabriel-and-tyler-wilkenson/


To learn more about Adam,
http://cs.uarts.edu/faculty/adam-lovitz
http://www.adamlovitz.com/

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Student Highlight

Patricia Shields - Capstone Exhibition, THE ROCK


Patricia Shields is a Philadelphia based photographer and UArts Digital Photography Certificate candidate whose work documents and preserves silent moments in time. Her recent photographs take iconic maximum high-security federal prison Alcatraz (San Francisco, CA) as subject.


Americans have long been transfixed by the brutality that took place inside the walls of Alcatraz, and fascinated with the notorious inhabitants imprisoned there. These images of the shuttered, famously inescapable penitentiary capture the ominous mood of isolation and confinement still present today. Light streams through windows—a sort of prisoner’s cinema—onto the crumbling paint of another era.

View images from Patricia Sheilds' Capstone Exhibition down below (click the images to advance the slideshow).
 

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In the Spotlight

Sue White in Paperscapes

Featuring: Sun Young Kang, Dawn Kramlich, Elizabeth Mackie, and Susan White


The four artists of Paperscapes explore the possibilities of paper as a medium that straddles the divide between the analog past of print and our current digital age. Using a mixture of traditional and experimental techniques, these artists create immersive environments that challenge our traditional understanding of paper as simply a vehicle for the printed word. Incorporating light, shadow, sound, and texture, the works of Paperscapes respond to the architectural setting of the Art Alliance, transforming its turn-of-the-century domestic interior into an otherworldly space.

Susan White will be teaching Prints + Books: A Crash Course this Spring! To view the official press release for Paperscapes, go here
 

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The Scoop

5-Week Workshop Series


There are still seats available in our March course offerings. Special offer to current students: 20% off tuition if you sign up for an additional course this semester! Check them out:
 

Jewelry Workshop - Introduction to Precious Metal Clay
Prints + Books: A Crash Course
Taxidermy as Wearable Art
Adobe InDesign
Screenwriting - Developing Your Script
Travel Writing
Business of Photography
 

    • UArts 2017 Winter/Spring CE Brochure Cover
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Tell a Story in Continuing Education!

Tell us a story! Register NOW for one of these highly popular Art + Design courses! 
 

Artist Book Structures
Feb 2 to April 13, 6:00 PM - 9:00PM


This course approaches the book as a form of art. You will get an introduction to a fundamental set of materials, processes and concepts involved in making books by hand. Craft and concept are strengthened as you learn new and innovative structures each week. In-class demonstrations and examples help familiarize you with the processes and product of a variety of different book structures.
InstructorDenise Carbone
 


Prints + Books: A Crash Course
Mar 16 to April 13, 6:00 PM - 9:00PM

Freedom of the press no longer belongs only to those who own one! This course will cover experimental, low-tech printmaking methods, most of which will not require a press. Each week we will learn a new print technique combined with simple book structures that can be used in endless combinations.
InstructorSusan White


 

Screen Printing
Feb 2 to April 13, 6:00 PM - 9:00PM

Curious to try your hand at pulling a print? Are you eager to get back into the studio and explore new ideas? This course provides an introduction to image generation, screen preparation and the unique nature of this process, from start to finish, allowing more advanced students to develop individually. Students at all levels are welcome as we guide you into the process and let you explore varying levels of complexity.
Instructor: Ian Sampson
 

    • Screen Printing, Sheila Watts
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We're Bringing Adobe to Continuing Education!

Check out these awesome Adobe courses running in Winter/Spring with Continuing Education! 


Adobe Creative Suite Overview
Feb 1 to April 12, 6:00 PM - 9:00PM


Have little to no experience with Adobe design software? This course outlines the fundamentals of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Learn the basics of image resolution, scanning, image import/export, print setup, photo adjustments and vectors, as well as introductory typography and design. You'll gain a better understanding of how these three software programs work together and independently to create products for print and web. This course offers navigational and introductory essentials, as well as a solid foundation for ongoing design exploration.
InstructorChristine Bailey
 


Adobe Photoshop
Feb 1 to April 12, 6:00 PM - 9:00PM

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for editing raster graphics. This course kicks off with an introduction to its interface, tools and potential application to both web and print. Learn basic techniques for cropping and retouching images as well as for correcting exposure, color and lighting - skills applicable to everything from restoring old photos to manipulating the shot you snapped today.
Instructor: Natasha Warshawsky

 

    • Caitlin Sheehy, Photoshop
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Around Town

Adam Lovitz, CE Instructor

Adam Lovitz, CE Instructor


 

 

 

 

 

Deciding where to head on First Friday? Planning your next gallery hop? Each month, Continuing Education faculty member Adam Lovitz will curate a selection of new and current exhibitions and happenings each month.




 



Adam's Picks:


World War I and American Art
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Up thru April 9th, 2017
https://www.pafa.org/exhibitions/world-war-i-and-american-art


RAIR Filthy Rich - Projects Made Possible by the Waste Stream
The Galleries at Moore
Ana Peñalba: Philli
Mark Stockton: Independent(s)
Paper Giants
January 28th to March 11th
http://moore.edu/the-galleries-at-moore/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions


After Now
UArts Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Gideon Barnett, Michael Ciervo, Micah Danges, Samuel Hindolo, Peter Allen Hoffmann and Kelsey Halliday Johnson
Through February 28 2017
http://www.uarts.edu/events/2017/01/after-now

 

To learn more about Adam,
http://cs.uarts.edu/faculty/adam-lovitz
http://www.adamlovitz.com/

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Student Highlight

On January 9, 2017 UArts Continuing Education graduated the first class of Teaching Artists sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts from our certificate program. Nine artists from across the state participated in the 18 month long program. Courses were conducted online and culminated in teaching residencies in schools and community organizations across the state of Pennsylvania.


Kristin Balmer, Philadelphia

Katherine DeMent, Swissvale

Elizabeth Faist, Factoryville

Julie Mader, Smethport

Shari Mastalski, Butler

Mark McKenna, Bethlehem

Amy Kaye Mullen-Johnson, York

Michele Randall, State College

Alison Zapata, Pittsburgh

 

Participating Pennsylvania Council on the Arts - Arts in Education Partnership organizations included:


Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership
Lively Arts, ArtsPath: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
AIE Northeastern Pennsylvania, a program of Northeastern Educational IU #19/Scranton
Elk County Council on the Arts
Erie Arts & Culture
Allentown Art Museum

Cultural Alliance of York County
Galaxy, the Arts in Education Program of Central IU #10
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts/Pittsburgh Filmmakers
 
    • Teaching Artist Certificate Program - Graduation
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In the Spotlight

UArts faculty member David J. Greenberg will be the featured speaker in the UArts Visiting Writers Series this March!
 

David's feature-length writing-directing debut, Stomping Ground, premiered at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival in 2016. His numerous writing credits include the indie films What Matters Most (2012), Used to Love Her (2014) and the documentary Bonnie & Clyde: Lovers On the Run (2015). In 2015, David wrote and directed the short film Interrogation, which won a Grand Jury Prize at the L.A. Neo-Noir Festival, and his 1995 short The True Meaning of Cool won an award from the American Film Institute.


David will be teaching Screenwriting for Continuing Education this Spring!


DAVID GREENBERG
Thursday, March 16, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Terra Hall, Connelly Auditorium

http://www.uarts.edu/liberal-arts/creative-writing/visiting-writers-series
 

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The Scoop

Our permanent collection is growing!


The Continuing Studies Division at UArts is pleased to announce the purchase of a photograph from Caitlin Sheehy’s Digital Photography Capstone Exhibition.


Next time you stop by the Continuing Studies office, check it out!


(pictured below, from left to right: Adrienne Harding, Caitlin Perkins, Sheila Watts)

    • Continuing Studies Staff with Caitlin Sheehy Photo (from left to right): Adrienne Harding, Caitlin Perkins, Sheila Watts
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CE Coverage in Technically Philly!

CE Alumni and Certificate Programs Featured in Technically Philly! 


We were so honored and proud to be featured not once, but TWICE in Technically Philly this month! Check out the incredible articles down below, and don't forget to register now for a Winter/Spring 2017 course! 


These 4 Philadelphians landed tech jobs after graduating from UArts | Jan. 6, 2017
Program Director Caitlin Perkins sat down with writer and contributor Julie Lenard to talk about all of the fantastic work our students have accomplished. 


At UArts Continuing Education, web design is an 'art form' | Jan. 11, 2017
Highlighting our Social Media & Web Design Essentials certificate programs, the interviews conducted in this article include Social Media faculty Jessica Meeder, Web Design Essentials faculty David Chaplin-Loebell, and our very own program director Caitlin Perkins!
 

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Accepting Applications NOW for our Continuing Education Certificate Programs!

Accepting Applications NOW for these exciting Continuing Education Certificate Programs


Social Media Marketing Essentials
Application deadline: January 20, 2017 | Program Orientation: January 24, 2017


Web Design Essentials

Application deadline: January 20, 2017 | Program Orientation: January 26, 2017
 

Digital Photography Certificate

Application deadline: January 20, 2017 | Program Orientation: January 31, 2017
 

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Philly Featured: 50 Best Places to Travel in 2017, Travel + Leisure Magazine!

Check it out!


Philadelphia has made Travel + Leisure's list of '50 Best Places to Travel in 2017', and the The University of the Arts campus is featured in the Broad Street image! Be sure to visit the link below to read the full article.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/best-places-to-travel-in-2017#intro
 

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CE Winter/Spring 2017 Courses are now LIVE!

UArts 2017 Winter/Spring CE Brochure Cover

UArts 2017 Winter/Spring CE Brochure Cover

Classes start Monday, January 30th! 

Our Winter/Spring 2017 courses are officially open for registration! Classes start on Monday, January 30th - and we can't wait to see you there. 

Check out some of our exciting offerings!

 

  • Web Design I (*First course in our new Web Design Essentials cert) 
    Begin to build skills in the tools and languages used on the web; process images for use on the web; learn the roles of HTML, CSS and Javascript. 
    InstructorMalcolm McAtee
     
  • Overview of Social Media Marketing (*First course in our new Social Media Marketing cert)
    Interactive social media tools are examined, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, mobile apps and blogging.
    InstructorJessica Meeder
     
  • Experimental Photography
    You will explore four alternative photographic processes, including Cyanotype, Van dyke brown, encaustic medium over photographs, and transferring digital images on alternative surfaces.
    InstructorSandra Davis
     
  • Letterpress Printmaking
    Letterpress printing is ideal for creating broadsides, posters, books, cards, personalized letterhead and more. Using the University’s wide array of lead and wood type and engraved imagery, you will explore composition, typography, and color.
    InstructorMarisha Simons
     

Visit us here for a full list of Winter/Spring 2017 CE courses and information about our certificate programs. Call us at 215-717-6006 with questions or to register over the phone!

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Around Town

Adam Lovitz, CE Instructor

Adam Lovitz, CE Instructor


 

 

 

 

 

Deciding where to head on First Friday? Planning your next gallery hop? Each month, Continuing Education faculty member Adam Lovitz will curate a selection of new and current exhibitions and happenings each month.




 



Adam's Picks:


Fleisher/Ollman Gallery
Person, Place or Thing
Emilia Brintnall, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Michael Ryan Handley, Morgan Hobbs, Nick Lenker, James Maurelle, Anne Minich, Lisi Raskin, Jaither West, Ashley Wick
Nov 18 - Jan 28, 2017
http://www.fleisher-ollmangallery.com/


Philadelphia Museum of Art
Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910 - 1950
Up thru Jan 8, 2017
http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/840.html


Practice Gallery
All Gems: Emily Snedden Yates
..."Motivations to amass particular objects range from monetary to memorization. The ritual of collecting may provide a sense of security or a definition of one's self..."
Dec 2 - Jan 29, 2017
http://practicegallery.org/


AUTOMAT
ORTEGA y GASSET PROJECTS: Serious Play
Eleanna Anagnos, Joshua Bienko, Clare Britt, Catherine Haggarty, Eric Hibit, Will Hutnick, Leeza Meksin, Sarah Rushford, Zahar Vaks
Dec 2 - Jan 8, 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/1369452729761755/


To learn more about Adam,
http://cs.uarts.edu/faculty/adam-lovitz
http://www.adamlovitz.com/
 

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In the Spotlight

Our first Continuing Education Variety Show was a smashing success!


In spite of the SEPTA strike, we had the most lovely evening for our very first Continuing Education Variety Show. On November 2 our brave Continuing Education students took to the cabaret stage with Creative Writing faculty, Ken Bingham as a masterful master of ceremonies. We were treated to readings, performance and other delights presented by our talented students, faculty and friends.

 

What a hoot it was!

 

The performances included a series of hot, hot, hot tap dance numbers, a Russian pop song from the 60s, jazz and scatting, a heartwarming story about shucking oysters; a fabulously funny reading about Philadelphia trees; a scene from play by a pair of students from Acting Lab, and more.

 

Thank you to everyone for making it a magical night--you are wonderful talented people. I look forward to future collaborations and performances, mark your calendar for April 26 - for our 2nd Continuing Education Variety Show!

 

In community,

Caitlin Perkins

Director of Continuing Education

 
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    • Jon Glynn - Reading from The Philadelphia Understory 2
    • Mary Ellen Desmond with piano accompanist Tom Lawton
    • Taneasha Ratchford with accompaniest Tom Lawton,
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The Scoop

'Another Time After' Exhibition - Leanne Grimes

'Another Time After' Exhibition - Leanne Grimes



Leanne Elizabeth Grimes, who taught our Watercolor course this fall is part of a three person exhibition, Another Time After, at NO. 4 Studio in Brooklyn, NY. A show celebrating love, friendship, and some bad ass paintings!
 


Another Time After
No.4 Studio

Opening Reception: Friday, December 9th 6 - 9 pm

361 Stagg Street #204
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Leanne Elizabeth Grimes
http://leannegrimes.com

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Thanks for coming to our CE Variety Show!

Emma Hobson (center) - Reading from Aww Shucks or How to Shuck and Oyster as Told Through Memories

Emma Hobson (center) - Reading from Aww Shucks or How to Shuck and Oyster as Told Through Memories

Thank you to everyone who came out for our CE Variety Show last Wednesday! We were so thrilled to see the many talents of our incredible students.


Performances included...

 
 

Singing performances by Vocal Lab students and their instructor Mary Desmond with accompianist Tom Lawton on piano. 
 
Singer: Taneasha Ratchford
Accompaniest: Tom Lawton
Song: Nel cor piu non mi sento by Giovanni Paisiello
 
Singer: Mary Desmond
Accompanist: Tom Lawton
Song: September in the Rain
 
Singer: Andrey Pak 
Accompaniest: Tom Lawton
Song: Kak jal, no ty segodnya ne so mnoy
 
Tap performances by instructor Corinne Karon and students from Classical Tap
 
Performance of an act from “Extreme Mercy” written by Acting Lab students Robin Welde, Margery Wood,  who were joined by Stephanie Sheehan for the performance. 
Instructor: Rosey Hay
 
Readings by:
 
Reading by Carol Shepherd, from “Kernicterus.”
Class: Creative Writing
Instructor: Ken Bingham
    
Reading by Jon Glynn, from “The Philadelphia Understory”
Class: Creative Writing
Instructor: Ken Bingham
 
Reading by Emma Hobson, from “Aww Shucks (Or How to Shuck and Oyster as told through Memories)”
Class: Food Writing
Instructor: Andrea Calabretta
 
In addition guest performers included 
Performer: Caitlin Perkins
reading an Ode to the Sea Serpent
 
Performer: Katarina Kapetanakis
Guest Artist: Folk Guitar
Piece: “Quentin’s Song” & “Distance”
 
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