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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: August 23, 2013


For a complete schedule of College of Arts and Architecture events, including performances and exhibitions presented by our museum and performing arts units, visit the college's Web Events calendar at

Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

No announcements for this week.

Department of Art History

No announcements for this week.

Borland Gallery

~ A mixed-media exhibition, Restos de una vida anterior: Anhelo de (re)escribir sobre el agua (Remnants of a former life: longing to (re)write on water), featuring large-as-life canvases by Leslie Sotomayor, a B.F.A. candidate in painting and drawing who is also majoring in women’s studies and African studies, will be on display in the Borland Gallery on the Penn State University Park campus, August 26-September 6, 2013. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. To read the full story, click here.

Center for the Performing Arts
Botanica by Momix, Thursday, September 12, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
Botanica is a 90-minute dance-theatre work that follows the cycle of seasons. To learn more, click here.

Go to for details about the music, theater and dance presentations.

Palmer Museum of Art

~ La Manière Anglaise: Mezzotints from the Permanent Collection, continues through August 25, 2013. To learn more, click here.
~ American Block and Burin: Wood Engravings from the Permanent Collection, August 27-December 8, 2013
~ Recent Acquisitions, September 3-December 15, 2013
The museum continues its series of recent acquisition exhibitions with a selection of European and American prints from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
~ Uncanny Congruencies, September 10-December 15, 2013
This exhibition investigates the uncanny spaces between the two diametric points of formal abstraction and the narratives of representation, shown through the works of 18 alumni of Penn State School of Visual Arts.

Paper Views:
Held the last Friday of each month in the Print Study Room, Paper Views is a series of one-day exhibitions that highlight works on paper from the permanent collection.
~ Night, selected by Chuck Cave, professor emeritus of art, Friday, September 6, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Conversation with Chuck Cave at 1:o0 p.m.

For more information on exhibitions and other events at the Palmer Museum, visit

School of Music


~ Fall Faculty Favorites: Voice Faculty, Thursday, August 29, 2013, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I (Ticket required: $4.99 adults/$2 students)
The seven members of the voice faculty present their seventh annual fall showcase. This "up close and personal" one-hour event features personal stories and casual performances of songs that are unique and special to the individual teachers. Singers include Mary Saunders Barton, Ted Christopher, Richard Kennedy, Beverly Patton, Raymond Sage and Norman Spivey with pianists Kathy Gattuso Cinatl, Sue Haug and Beverly Patton.

~ Trombone Labor Days, Saturday-Monday, August 31-September 2, Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ Student Recital: Laura Clapper, Ammi Lopez, Sarah Michele Rajtmajer, flute, Tuesday, September 3, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Undergraduate Recognition Recital, Friday, September 6, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Graduate Recognition Recital, Saturday, September 7, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall

School of Theatre
No announcements for this week.

School of Visual Arts

~ A Legacy of Creative Endeavors, exhibition of works by School of Visual Arts alumni of Centre County, Bellefonte Art Museum, continues through September 29, 2013
~ Anderson Endowment Lecture Series: Christa Assad, visiting artist, Monday, September 9, 4:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art
(Co-sponsored by Palmer Museum of Art and School of Visual Arts)

Zoller Gallery

~ Faculty Exhibition, exhibition of works by School of Visual Arts faculty, August 26-September 6, 2013. Reception is on Monday, August 26, 5:00 p.m.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

No announcements for this week.


College of Arts and Architecture Fall Blood Drive
The college is sponsoring a fall blood drive on Wednesday, August 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Stuckeman Family Building (Gallery). Donate and enter a drawing for a Penn State Football/American Red Cross “Bleed Blue” Donor of the Game package(s) for the 2013 Michigan, Illinois, Purdue or Nebraska games. In addition, donate between August 26 and September 9 for a chance to win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards. To schedule an appointment, go to


THON Mosaic Art Contest
The THON Mosaic is a one-of-a-kind mosaic placed on Penn State’s University Park campus as a permanent reminder of the university and community’s dedication to conquering pediatric cancer. Using a design selected from the THON Mosaic Art Contest, photos submitted by the Penn State community will help turn the design into a photo mosaic. Sponsored by the Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group, the contest is open to students, alumni and friends of THON. For more information, click here. Deadline to submit artwork is August 30, 2013.


Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s studies:
- was keynote speaker on “Feminist Remix” at the Visual Culture/s: From the Local to the Global Symposium, University of Graz, Austria, June 7, 2013.- was keynote speaker on “Remix, Recode, Revision” at the Visual Culture/s: From the Local to the Global Symposium, University of Graz, Austria, June 8, 2013. For more information, visit
- was invited speaker on “Bridging Feminist Archives: Judy Chicago's Teaching and Collaborative Artworks,” at Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America Brown Bag Lunch Talk, Harvard University, July 2, 2013.
- was a Schlesinger Library Research Grant recipient for “Bridging Feminist Archives: Judy Chicago’s Teaching and Collaborative Artworks” archival research at Harvard University, Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study, July 1-3, 2013.- presented “IDEA <—> Empowerment through Difference <—> Find Card Strategies,” at Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference, a VSA program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C., August 8, 2013.
- published an article, “4” binding unbound,” in Standing(ing) up, for a change: Voices of arts educators, K. Tavin and C. Ballengee Morris (Eds.), published by National Art Education Association (2013), pp. 66-73.

Amara Solari, assistant professor of art history and anthropology, has authored a book, Maya Ideologies of the Sacred:  The Transformation of Space in Colonial Yucatan, published by University of Texas Press.

Robin L. Thomas, assistant professor of art history, has authored a book, Architecture and Statecraft: Charles of Bourbon's Naples, 1734-1759, published by Penn State University Press.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, September 6, 2013.

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August 20, 2013
Momix takes fanciful dance through the natural world in Botanica Sept. 12