University of Pennsylvania Arts Crawl
Friday, October 22, 2010
While most crawl events are open to anyone, Penn Students, you can become a Culture Vulture! Attend 4 events and you can be entered into a drawing for some fantastic prizes. All you need to do is locate the appropriate person after each event to get their sticker - print out the schedule and attach the sticker. If you collect four or more stickers, bring your printed schedule with your name and contact information to Ty Furman at the Platt House. Prizes include: Software for music and graphics from Computer Connection ($200+ value) and a pair of tickets to performance of your choice in the 2010/11 season of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Prize drawing will be before Thanksgiving.
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Crawl Line Up
All Day: Riddle of the Sphinx at the Dubois College House Amistad Gallery. 3900 Walnut St. Exhibit by Blanche Bruce & Terry Adkins Commemorating the 151st anniversary of the abolitionist Captain John Brown's Harper's Ferry, Virginia campaign, Riddle of the Sphinx coincides with the inception of Brown's October 16th 1859 raid on a U.S. armory to his execution by hanging on that December 2nd at Charlestown. Adkins and collaborator Blanche Bruce explore biblical aspects of John Brown as a shepherd, soldier, martyr, and prophet through a muscular communion of sound, text, video, sculpture, drawing, ritual actions and artifacts. In Riddle of the Sphinx, they have responded specifically to the views and research of W.E.B. DuBois and his 1909 biography on Brown. (NOT A CULTURE VULTURE EVENT)
9am – 5pm: From a Culture of Violence to a Culture of Peace: Transforming the Human Spirit, Fox Art Gallery, Ground Floor of Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 South 36th Street. The exhibition was created by the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) in 2007 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Soka Gakkai Second President Josei Toda's Declaration Calling for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons (made on September 8, 1957). The exhibition consists of four sections with a total of 36 panels: Section 1: Ensuring Human Security; Section 2: Arms-Based Security vs. Human Security; Section 3: Changing Our Worldview; Section 4: Global Efforts for Peace. For a more detailed exhibition overview and aims including exhibition contents, please visit: http://www.sgi.org/ngo_ths_overview.html
10am-5pm: Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern at Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 1st Floor, 3420 Walnut Street and Kroiz Gallery of the Architectural Archives, Lower Level, Fisher Fine Arts Library 220 S. 34th Street. The Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Architectural Archives at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Wharton Esherick Museum (Paoli, PA) and Hedgerow Theatre (Rose Valley, PA), present an exhibition on Wharton Esherick, an artist whose distinctive synthesis of art, theater, dance, and design forged an early and compelling example of American Modernism. The exhibition will bring together a range of materials, from books, manuscripts, and photographs to prints, sculpture, and furniture, belonging to both the participating institutions and other collections. Free admission.
11am-6pm: Set Pieces at the Institute of Contemporary Art - 118 S. 36th Street. Visit ICA for a look at three new exhibitions this fall. Set Pieces, curated by Virgil Marti from the Collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mineral Spirits: Anne Chu and Matthew Monahan, and Erin Shirreff: Still, Flat, and Far. ICA Student Board Representatives will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions and give tours. ICA is open Friday, October 22 from 11am-6pm.
12pm: Arts Crawl Lunch Talk: A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses. Sponsored by Kelly Writers House and Penn Press - 3805 Locust Walk. Featuring author Anne Trubek. In A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses Anne Trubek takes a vexed, often funny, and always thoughtful tour of a goodly number of house museums across the nation, including the onetime homes of Hemingway, Whitman, Alcott, Poe, and London. Although admittedly skeptical about the stories these buildings tell us about their former inhabitants, Trubek carries us along as she falls at least a little bit in love with each stop on her itinerary and finds some truth about literature, history, and contemporary America.Anne Trubek's writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Christian Science Monitor, Mother Jones, American Prospect, and Salon.com. She is Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and English at Oberlin College. RSVP to reserve your seat (tel: 215-746-POEM; email: email@example.com).
12 Noon: WXPN Free Concert at Noon. At World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St. - Guster… you must register in advance! http://xpn.org/free-at-noon/guster
12pm: Meet artist Allison Zuckerman at Williams Café - 117 Williams Hall 255, S 36th Street. Meet artist Allison Zuckerman, junior Fine Arts major, at Williams Café from 12-1pm. Her work will hang in the café all semester. The paintings were funded by an Arts Grant as part of the Arts & the City Year last year at Penn. They were created in response to integrating the creative arts into Penn's undergraduate culture. Each painting represents a vehicle towards making and receiving art. As a whole, they narrate a silent story of creation and appreciation. All are welcome, free to enter.
12-6pm: Art-In hosted by the Art Club at Harrison College House upper lobby - 3910 Irving Street. Art Club presents "Art-In" from 12-6pm in Harrison College House. It's free for Penn students. Penn ID necessary to enter. The art-in is an art-making event – The Art Club will provide the supplies, you provide the creativity. De-stress from midterms by making art - no experience necessary - just play with paint, charcoal, collage, and more! This is a great place for anyone interested in a creative outlet to come and express it. No experience is necessary!
3pm: Tour of Naked at Arthur Ross Gallery – 220 South 34th St. (Between Walnut and Spruce Streets) In the Fisher Fine Arts Library. Naked: The University Collection Unveiled. Featuring 42 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and photographs of the nude from the 1st century BCE to the present, this exhibition is selected from the University of Pennsylvania's outstanding art collection. Naked: The University Collection Unveiled showcases works by Albrecht Dürer, Marisol Escobar, an unidentified Greek sculptor, Henry Moore, Eadweard Muybridge, Helmut Newton, Auguste Rodin, Niki de Sainte Phalle, and Edward Steichen among others. Gallery open 10 am to 5 pm. Free admission.
3-5pm: Film Showings at the Women's Center - 3643 Locust Walk. Fisher Hassenfeld and the Women's Center are partnering to show past entries into the College House and Academic Services Film Festival. Come watch winning student films and learn about how you can participate in the 2011 film festival held this spring. Light refreshments provided. Location: Penn's Women's Center Cost: Free.
5-6pm: Cinne Café at Penn Bookstore - 3601 Walnut Street. The Penn Bookstore and Penn Cinema Studies will feature a Cinne Café, in conjunction with the 19th Philadelphia Film Festival, on Friday, October 22 from 5:00-6:00PM. Event location is Penn Bookstore. The Cinne Café is a panel discussion entitled "Role of Rebel in Society/Terrorism," led by Nicola Gentili, Associate Director with Penn Cinema Studies, based on the films previewed during the Festival. Free for Penn students. Refreshments will be served. http://cinemastudies.sas.upenn.edu/events/october2010/cinecafe3
5-7pm: "Archaeologists and Travelers" Meet "Righteous Dopefiend" at Penn Museum - Trescher entrance (circular drive) 3260 South Street (across from Franklin Field). "Archaeologists and Travelers" Meet "Righteous Dopefiend". Tour two special, very different exhibitions—"Archaeologists and Travelers in Ottoman Lands" (just opened), and "Righteous Dopefiend: Homelessness, Addiction and Poverty in Urban America" (run extended), meet "Righteous Dopefiend" curator Philippe Bourgois, museum staff and students involved with the shows, and enjoy light refreshments! Free with PennCard. $5 general admission
8pm: Local Natives with The Ruby Suns at The Rotunda – 4014 Walnut Street. SPEC Concerts presents the Local Natives with The Ruby Suns at 8 PM at the The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street). Doors open at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased on weekdays from 12 - 2 PM on Locust Walk or at the door. Penn students only, ID required.
8:30pm: UP ON STAGE at The Platt House - 160 Stouffer Commons | 3702 Spruce Street. Penn's coffee house and open mic series presents another night of incredible music with no limits to genre or instrument!
8pm: Paul Taylor Dance Company at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - 3680 Walnut Street. $10 Student Tickets and FREE pizza! Hailed by the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle as "the greatest living American choreographer," Paul Taylor returns with his brilliant and wry views on the human condition in a program of his newest works. Students can get $10 tickets to the Saturday evening performance by using promo code 'ARTSCRAWL'. Plus, join us for FREE pizza before the show! Visit www.Facebook.com/AnnenbergCenter to learn more.
8pm: Mae's farewell show with Terrible Things and Windsor Drive Panic Years at World Café Live - 3025 Walnut Street. Join Mae for their farewell show before heading into an "indefinite hiatus"!! Artist's website With Special Guests: Terrible Things (Fred from TBS, Josh from Coheed and Andy from Hot Rod) Windsor Drive Panic Years Friday, October 22nd, 2010 | Doors 7:00pm | Show 8:00pm | Downstairs Live Advance Tickets: Floor/Loge (Standing Room): $17.00 ($13 ticket + $4 processing fee) Mezzanine (Reserved Seating): $22.00 ($13 + $9 premium service*/processing fee) Day of Show Tickets: Floor/Loge (Standing Room): $19.00 ($15 ticket + $4 processing fee) Mezzanine (Reserved Seating): $24.00 ($15 + $9 premium service*/processing fee) *priority seating and VIP amenities/service Save money! Processing fee is only $2 per ticket when you purchase with CASH at our box office BEFORE day of show! XPN Members: Use your member number to purchase up to two discounted tickets by phone or at our box office (not available online). Click here to check out more Indie concerts at World Cafe Live
8pm: A Page of Madness – World Premiere at The Ibrahim Theater @ International House - 3701 Chestnut Street. Film with Live Music by Ensemble N_JP dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa, Japan, 1926, 35mm, 85 mins, b/w, silent with live score. Ensemble N_JP (Japan/US) - Akikazu Nakamura, shakuhachi; Gene Coleman, bass clarinet; Toshiko Kuto, koto; Alex Waterman, cello; Evan Lipson, contra bass; Stephanie Griffin, viola and Rei Hotoda, assistant conductor of the Dallas Symphony, conductor. A Page of Madness is a collaborative work of Philadelphia composer Gene Coleman and Japanese artist Akikazu Nakamura, commissioned by International House Philadelphia for our Centennial. A Page of Madness is the story of a man who takes a job at an asylum with hope of freeing his imprisoned wife. It reveals both the frightening and attractive aspects of insanity. This performance re-imagines the role of contemporary music in the interpretation and presentation of historic films. $17.50 students; $20 general admission.