May 6, 1997
Volume 43 Number 33

In This Issue

Trustees: OK to Four New Degrees

PPSA: Election Notice

News in Brief: Memorial for Dr. Klein; Council's No-Vote; Street Vending Ordinance?; Penn Housing Fair May 7; Twice U2; Happy Hours

HONORS & Other Things & Teaching Awards: Law's and GSE's

-- Report of the Committee on Students and Educational Policy
-- Notice of Slate Elected, 1997-98
-- SEC Agenda for May 7

On the Proposed Ordinance on Street Vending (Scheman)

Regulating Hazardous Substances

COMPASS Features
-- Why Johnny Can't Add, and Akira Can
-- No More Greasy Kid Stuff for Buzz Lightyear
-- School is a Beach
-- Wharton Teaching: Not All Business
-- Penn Volunteers: A Habitat Story


Update & Deadlines


Tomorrow's Artists: Shows and Workshops for the Young (at right and below)

Showcasing Young Artists

Where Does Art Start? The question is a vital one right now in three art galleries of the University, in a CGS Writers' Conference this weekend, and in the Annenberg Center's forthcoming Theater Festival for Children. At right, free-lance artist Sebastienne Mundheim, left, works with students from University City High School's photojournalism program to begin the construction of a self-portrait for the ICA's Artist/Student Collaborative Exhibition opening at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow with dance by a UCHS troupe. It continues through Saturday alongside the more extended show of the Irish artist John Kindness. On the back page, UCHS youngsters show how their work developed. Also below: Penn student art in two galleries, and some highlights of creative workshops coming soon.

To create their textured self-images for the ICA-UCHS Collaborative, students begin with sticks, twigs, twine and wire, adding colorful gauze and glitter to shape the figures and then casting their own faces in plaster. The young artists are: Nasir Steed (above left), Tanika Robinson (below left), Kathleen Lynn (bottom left) and Maryelizabeth Carr (below right; also above right).

For Aspiring Theatre Artists...

An intimate talk with Maurice Sendak and his collaborator Arthur Yorinks in the national theatre company The Night Kitchen is one of the offerings of One Theatre World, a gathering of theatrical artists from the U.S., Canada, England, Belgium, the Netherlands and Japan in conjunction with the Philadelphia International Theatre Festival for Children May 21-24 at the Annenberg Center. (This drawing was done by Sendak for his 1995 shows in Philadelphia; the one at the Please Touch Museum is still on view.) For information on schedules and fees ($115 and up), call Jen Marlowe at 898-3101.

...and Writers of All Ages

Madison Smartt Bell (Soldier's Joy, All Soul's Rising, Ten Indians), gives the keynote address on the "Unconscious Mind" Friday at 7 p.m. to open the Third Annual Writers' Conference at Penn. The Writer in Residence at Goucher College is known not only for his own prize-winning work but for spectacular mentorship of young writers: One, 18-year-old Jenn Crowell, has a book coming out by Putnam, Necessary Madness, complete with foreign rights in 18 countries and a movie sale to the Family Channel. The Writers' Conference is for all ages, with Saturday workshops on Writing for Children, the Tactics of Fiction, Writing for Magazines, Overcoming Writer's Block, Science Fiction and Fantasy, The City as Poetic Material, and Breaking Into Print. Locals authors will read from their work, and workshop leaders will critique work submitted in advance. Cost is $100 for two workshops and the keynote lecture; or $5 for the lecture alone. Call Special Programs at 898-6479 for details.

At the Arthur Ross Gallery

East/West--Vision In Between has works by some 45 Penn graduate and undergraduate students, including Americans of many heritages, Asian-born students from China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Japan, and others from Argentina, Poland, Russia and Yugoslavia. The show continues through June 25.

Artwork: At left--by Rieko Seto, '97, of Japan are From the Chipboard, collagraph on fabric; below left--Namsook Kim, '98, also from Korea, has an Untitled litho print; at right--Korean-born Hee-Kyeong Kim, '97 shows Soap Barbie, a bas relief series in soap and plaster; below right--Rieko's Large Landscape, collagraph on brown paper.

At the Faculty Club

Folio '97, Works from the Printmaking Studio of the Graduate School of Fine Arts, opened this past weekend at the Burrison Art Gallery in the Faculty Club. The opening reception will be held Thursday, May 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m. At left, a detail from a 15" x 22" lithograph/seal cut, entitled One Day I Open My Eyes, by Chin-Juz Yeh, GSFA '98. The exhibition remains at the Gallery through May 30.

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