Continuing Education Capstone Exhibition – Reception Dec 12

Join us as we celebrate our Digital Photography and Portfolio Development Students in the Continuing Education Fall 2012 Capstone Exhibition.

Reception on Wednesday, December 12: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
The University of the Arts, Terra Building
211 South Broad St, 9th floor

Hors d’oeuvres + light refreshments will be served.

“On the Grounds”
work by Anne Kazak, Digital Photography Certificate Student

Order, Digital Inkjet Print, 2011, by Anne Kazak

work by Joe Koren, Digital Photography Certificate Student

Forward, Digital Inkjet Print, 2012, Joe Koren

“Chasing the Omanda”
work by Maureen Roche, Portfolio Development Certificate Student

Black Rhino, Digital Print - Postcard for Exhibition, 2012, Maureen Roche

“Codependence Hall”
work by Clayton Sweeney, Digital Photography Certificate Student


Two Sides, Digital Inkjet Print, 2011, by Clayton Sweeney

Exhibition runs: December 10, 2012  – January 6, 2013


Design Philadelphia Begins!

We are very excited for all the outstanding events beginning tomorrow as part of the DesignPhiladelphia Festival.

The 8th annual DesignPhiladelphia Festival, in partnership with The University of the Arts, unites the region’s dynamic creative community by bringing together individuals and organizations from across the design spectrum, placing a spotlight on Philadelphia’s rich design history and creative industries at work. DesignPhiladelphia demonstrates, supports and promotes the ability that design has to generate innovation, solve problems, enhance daily life and influence both the perception and economics of the region.

Wednesday, October 10 through Sunday, October 14, 2012
At a host of various venues, galleries, stores, cultural institutions and more throughout the city.


Click here to view the 2012 DesignPhiladelphia Festival Event Guide online.

Click here to download a pdf of the Festival printed guidebook.

Studio Visit: Kristin Kozlowski

This week, I was lucky enough to visit the studio of Kristin Kozlowski (or as I like to say, “Kristin Koz“) to peruse her new work and talk about upcoming projects. Kristin is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Painting and Drawing and she is working on her MFA at Pafa. Kristin Koz is teaching the watercolor class this fall in the Saturday School program and she currently has work up at Cafe Estelle in Northern Liberties.

This is the first painting I immediately was attracted to when I entered her studio. Her work is a mix of media (acrylics, oils, paper, parchment, pencil, pastels and various textured material) and deals with the marriage of nature and man-made.

Kristin is attempting to blend both energies together and dissect the way that the natural world and the constructed worlds overpower one another. Among other things, she is inspired by peeling paint (such as that on the ceiling of her studio) and cracks in concrete.

Kristin adds, “the geometric forms in my paintings refer to construction, man and unified culture.” Personally, I love her ethereal creations and all of the small things in her studio that showed her inspiration.

Her desk was awesome.

Here’s Kristin’s mascot, Emmie.

She’s been looking at lots of different artists at the moment, including Gordon Matta Clark.

Not unexpectedly, her studio was full of inspiration.

Oh, and did I mention the view?