February 24 - April 14
April 1 - June 21
2013 Arts League AuctionCome one, come all to the 2013 Arts League. It's set for Saturday, June 1 at the Hall of Flags at Houston Hall at the University of Pennsylvania. Great food; auction items and terrific company. RSVP by sending back your response card or online at http://www.regonline.com/ucal
Arts League to Offer Arts Classes at Jane Adams PlaceThe Arts League is thrilled that it will begin offering Arts Classes on March 7 to pre-school children at Jane Adams Place of Lutheran Settlement House in West Philadelphia. The first session will last for 12 weeks. An Arts League teacher will work with the children at the homeless shelter while moms are meeting with social workers.
Join us this summer as we travel back through time to study art from the past
and create unique art projects inspired by different culters and time periods
in Art History.
Summer Art Camp 2013
|Who:||Children ages 5 - 10|
|Where:||University City Arts League
4226 Spruce St., Phila 19104
|When:||July 1 - August 20, 2013
Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm
|Includes:||Lunch,snacks, outdoors play and one field trip per session|
- Session 1: July 1 - July 12
The Ancient Ones: Greeks, Romans and Egyptians
We begin our imaginary journey examining secretive cave paintings and move forward in time to learn about the mysterious Egyptian culture, the Greek Olympians, Roman architects and ancient Asian cultures.
- Session 2: July 15 - July 26
The Middle Ages: Castles, Knights and Fair Maidens
Medieval castles, Gothic cathedrals, royal families, mythical beasts and Byzantine mosaics provide lots of fun ideas for creative projects during this session.
- Session 3: July 29 - August 9
1500 to 1800: Italian, French and Dutch Masters
We will discover what happened to painting during the Renaissance by looking at masterpieces by Leonardo daVinci and Michelangelo and learn what those odd words, “Baroque” and “Rococo”, mean by creating unique projects everyday.
- Session 4: August 12 - August 23
1900's: Spots of Light, Fractured Shapes and Wild Dreams
This session will feature Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and other “isms” and highlight favorite paintings by Monet, vanGogh, and Picasso.
- Session 5: August 26 - August 30
Modern & Contemporary: Anything Goes
The last week of camp is inspired by techniques used to create Pop Art, Op Art and Abstract Expressionism.
Arts League Gets Funding from Philadelphia FoundationThe University City Arts League has received a $22,000 grant from the Philadelphia Foundation to support the conduct of a business and revenue plan. The plan, to be produced by Fairmount Ventures, will help the organization grow its programs over the next three years both on and off site. R. Andrew Swinney, President of The Philadelphia Foundation said that the initiative was being awarded through the following funds of the Foundation: the Elizabeth Jamison O’Brien Fund, Carrie P. Cascaden Fund, House of Rest Endowment Fund, the Richard R. and Charlotte C. Wright Memorial Fund and the Fund for Children.
Nancy Cox - In MemoriamDonations are still being accepted for the University City Arts League Nancy J. Cox Education Fund for Youth. Nancy, a longstanding West Philadelphia resident and former Director of the University City Arts League and Democratic Committee leader, died on August 28. Nancy’s family established the fund. Contact the UCAL office to make donations.
Arts League Elects Seven New Members to Board of DirectorsMarie Witt
Marie Witt, Vice President, Business Service, University of Pennsylvania, has been named secretary of the board of directors of the University City Arts League.
Elected to three-year terms to the board of directors were:
- Mary Allegra, community leader
- Justin B. Bolker, the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts
- Jennifer C. Danifo, Pennsylvania Humanities Council
- Jennifer Greenberg, grant writer and community and economic development consultant
- Angela McIver, PhD, founder and CEO, Math Foundations, LLC
- Cheryl Roebuck, community leader
- Paul Wheeling, city planning consultant
Arts League Offering Classes at Powel SchoolThe Arts League has begun an after-school arts program at the Powel School in Powelton Village. The sessions are on Friday afternoons. Classes being offered are “Art Detectives” and “Comic Book Art. The program developed when a group of Powel parents asked the Arts League if we would be interested in teaching there. A meeting with the principal followed and the program kicked off. It has been very well received.
Arts League Working with Elderly at LIFE CenterThe Arts League continues to work with the infirm elderly at the LIFE Center at 45th and Chestnut Streets in West Philadelphia bringing art, pottery and writing classes to residents of West Philadelphia. LIFE is a day center for the elderly founded by the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. Seniors are working on poetry, making pottery items and drawing and painting. Most participants are over 70 years old; one 100-year plus year old woman is a regular. A show is in the works.
Keepers ProjectThe Keepers Project is a West Philadelphia community-based dance theater project tailored to people 65 years of age and older of all skill levels and backgrounds. Do you have stories to tell about your family, roots and history that you would like to share with a group? No experience is needed just a willingness to connect and be involved. Workshops are free. Workshops will explore your stories that may include traditions, immigrating to the US, or life-changing moments through a series of guided movement and theater exercises. Sessions will be documented. Participants will keep a journal and leave with a workshop portfolio. Sessions are: Dec. 19, Jan. 23, Feb. 20 & March 20.
Anne-Marie Mulgrew, artistic director of Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Co. (AMM & DCO) and assisted by company member, Megan Wilson Stern will conduct and facilitate sessions.
The Keepers Project is supported by an Art and Change grant from the Leeway Foundation with University City Arts League as change partner and host. Please RSVP and spread the word Call Anne-Marie Mulgrew 215-462-7720 Email email@example.com Visit www.annemariemulgrewdancersco.org.
UCAL in the NewsThe Temple University journalism student newsletter, Philadelphia Neighborhoods has done a great story by Emad S. Khalil and Maria J. Bryant on the Arts League and its work in the community and featuring this year's Chili Bowl held March 18th.
A second report by Joel Mason-Gaines and Megan Matuzak was featured in the February 27, 2012 edition of the e-magazine entitled University City: Arts League Improves Students’ Accessibility to the Arts.
Weekly Lindy Hop/Blues DancesThe University City Arts League is hosting Thursday night Lindy Hop and Blues classes and open dances. The classes run from 8 to 9 and is followed by a dance from 9 to 11. Everyone is welcome and admission is only $5. The Thursday evening classes called "Jazz Attack" is sponsored by Lindy Hop and Blues, a not for profit organization hoping to promote dance within the City of Philadelphia. The Arts League, which offers an array of dance classes incuding tango, salsa, bellly dancing, modern dance and flamencon is pleased to partner with Lindy Hop and Blues.
Escort ServicesAs an extension of Penn's safety escort service, the University City District Public Safety Program has brought UC Walk to the community. Those needing someone to walk them to transportation, a meeting, a class at the Arts League or home can call 215-898-WALK (9255), and an ambassador will be dispatched. This service operations 24 hours a day.
Volunteers neededYou could make a difference! See ways you can help UCAL.