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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: February 7, 2014


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

(Lectures and seminars held in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space unless listed differently)
~ Exhibition of work by Caroline O’Donnell, Richard Meier Assistant Professor, Cornell University, and principal at CODA, Ithaca, NY, February 17-March 24, Rouse Gallery, Stuckeman Family Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
~ “Matter in the Floating World,” lecture by Blaine Brownell, assistant professor and director of the master of science program in sustainable design, University of Minnesota, Monday, February 10, 6:00 p.m., 112 Borland Building

For more information on lectures, exhibitions and other events in the Stuckeman School, visit

Department of Art History

No announcements for this week.

Borland Gallery

~ Delivering the Goods, an exhibition of the work of M.F.A. students from Penn State’s School of Visual Arts (SoVA) and undergraduate students from the Art and Design Department at Shippensburg University (SU), February 10-21, 2014. 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

~ An Evening with Sutton Foster, Saturday, February 15, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium

Season Three of the Classical Music Project, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation:
~ Brentano String Quartet, Friday, February 21, 7:30 p.m., Schwab Auditorium
The String Quartet is scheduled to participate in master classes and other events that are free and open to the public.

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

Palmer Museum of Art

~ British Watercolors from the Permanent Collection, continues through May 4, 2014
~ Forging Alliances, continues through May 11, 2014
~ Surveying Judy Chicago: Five Decades, continues through May 11, 2014

Gallery Talks (Unless otherwise noted, talks begin in the galleries, Palmer Museum of Art. A greeter will be available in the lobby to direct visitors to the appropriate gallery.)
~ Judy Chicago Gallery Conversations: “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Finest of Them All: D(EVALUATION) of Black Female Beauty,” by Wanda Knight, associate professor of art education and women’s studies, Friday, February 14, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Music (Christoffers Lobby, Palmer Musem of Art)
~ “Songs By, For, and About Women,” performed by voice students from Penn State’s Student Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (SNATS), Wednesday, February 19, 12:10 p.m.

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

School of Music


~ The Pennsylvania Quintet, Tuesday, February 11, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall The Pennsylvania Quintet presents an eclectic program ranging from transcriptions of keyboard music by Johann Sebastian Bach to music for woodwind quintet written in 2002 by Russian composer and oboist Andrey Rubtsov. 

The Pennsylvania Quintet consists of Penn State woodwind faculty members Naomi Seidman, Timothy Hurtz, Anthony Costa, Lisa Bontrager, and Daryl Durran.      

~ The President’s Concert, featuring Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Centre Dimensions, Saturday, February 15, 8:00 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York
The Chamber Orchestra, Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble, and Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform in the School of Music’s eighth annual President’s Concert, hosted by Penn State President Rodney Erickson.

The Chamber Orchestra's program features two compositions inspired by dance—one a group of folk dances by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, and the other conceived for the ballet by Igor Stravinsky. Highlights of the Centre Dimensions performance are original works and arrangements by Penn State jazz faculty member Dan Yoder. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will conclude the performance with repertoire inspired by Manhattan, including Manhattan Roll by Robert Beaser, chair of the composition department at the Juilliard School, and Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. For more information, click here.

~ Saxophone Masterclass with Ogni Suoni Saxophone Duo members, Saturday, February 8, 3:30 p.m., 128 Music Building II
~ Guest Artist Recital: Ogni Suoni Saxophone Duo, Saturday, February 8, 5:30 p.m., 128 Music Building
~ Student Recital: Michelle Brooks and Rachael Hendricks, clarinet, Sunday, February 9, 2:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Guest Artist Lecture Recital: Elizabeth Morgan, piano, Tuesday, February 11, 2:30 p.m., 122 Music Building II
~ Flute Recital and Masterclass with Paul Edmund-Davies, Wednesday, February 12, 7:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~Wendy Valerio, visiting scholar in music education, director of the Children’s Music Development Center, and professor of music education, University of South Carolina, Thursday, February 13, presents:

  • “Music Independence in Elementary School? Really? Yes!,” 9:45 a.m., 110 Music Building I
  • “Social Music Interactions—Encouraging and Documenting Social Music Interaction with Influences from Gordon’s Music Learning Theory,” 1:00 p.m., 102 Music Building I
  • “Researching and Documenting Music Acquisition,” 2:30 p.m., 102 Music Building I

~ Bach’s Lunch: School of Music Potpourri, Thursday, February 13, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Student Recital: Kiena Williams, soprano, Saturday, February 15, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~Michigan State University Wind Symphony Performs with Penn State Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
Penn State's Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dennis Glocke, hosts the Michigan State University Wind Symphony, conducted by Devin Sedatole, in an evening of American music written for wind instruments. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs a program of music inspired by New York City—repertoire that it presented at the recent President's Concert at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.
~ Bach’s Lunch: Horn Ensemble, Thursday, February 20, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
~ Doctor of Musical Arts Solo Recital: Hyun Joo Park, piano, Thursday, February 20, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Student Recital: Drew Bonner, euphonium, Friday, February 21, 7:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall

Bring the concert hall to you by experiencing performances via livestream! Click here.
For more information on performances and other events in the School of Music, visit

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
Into the Woods, February 18-March 1, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre
In Sondheim and Lapine’s beloved musical retelling of the Grimm classics, a parade of familiar folktale figures find their way “Into the Woods” and try to get home before dark.

Off Center (formerly called Studio Productions)
~ “The Right to Remain Violent: Gun Control F/Or a New Civilization” is the theme for the 2014 Cultural Conversations, February 10-15, 7:30 p.m., Penn State Downtown Theatre Center. Cultural Conversations is a new works festival that offers a forum for professional and student artists where social issues can ‘play out’ on a stage.

  • “Body Language: The Right to Speak,” featuring students from State College Area High School, Penn State and State College community, Wednesday, February 12
  • “The Right to Dance,” featuring Penn State Dance Department, ETCH, and Roots of Life, Thursday, February 13
  • “Growing Pains,” by Nathan James, Friday, February 14
  • “Hurt People,” by Allison Scarlet Jaye, Saturday, February 15

For  more information on performances and other events in the School of Theatre, visit

School of Visual Arts

Lectures are part of the John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.
~ Lecture by Richard Mosse, artist and photographer, Tuesday, February 11, 4:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art
~ “A Sense of Place,” lecture by Julian Stair, artist and visiting professor of ceramics and theory, Camberwell College of Arts, Unversity of the Arts, London, Tuesday, February 18, 4:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. Co-sponsored by the Anderson Lectures Series, Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies Program, and the Department of English.
~ B.F.A. exhibition by Daniela Feingold, February 10-14, Patterson Gallery
~ The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley is featuring an exhibition of work by four SoVA M.F.A. alumni. The exhibition, which runs through April 26, showcases different generations of graduates who represent diverse media in the arts. For more information, click here.


Judy Chicago Film Series
~ PowerPlay (2012), Thursday, February 20, 6:30 p.m., 207 Arts Cottage

For more information on exhibitions and other events in the School of Visual Arts, visit

Zoller Gallery

M.F.A. Graduate Student Thesis Exhibition, February 17-21. Public reception, Monday, February 17, 5:00 p.m.

For more information about upcoming Zoller Gallery exhibitions, visit

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

The following lectures are part of the “Cities: Tehran” Series.
~ “An Alternative Space: Grand Bazaar and Transition of Public Spaces in Tehran,” by Babak Soleimani, master of architecture candidate, Tuesday, February 11, 7:00 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.
~ “What a Spectacle: Cosmopolitan Tehran and Cinematic Imaginaries in the Twentieth Century,” by Golbarg Rekabtalaei, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, Thursday, February 20, 7:00 p.m., 112 Borland Building\

~ “Thomas Jefferson: Private Heresy vs. Civic Religion,” by Wilson Moses, Ferree Professor of American History, Thursday, February 20, 4:00 p.m., 102 Weaver Building. Lecture is part of the Society for Study of Religion Series.

For more information on lectures and events, visit


Save the Date: Spring Awards Ceremony
The college’s annual Spring Awards Ceremony will be Friday, April 4, at 4:00 p.m. in Esber Recital Hall. Among the awards to be presented are the Creative Achievement medals, which recognize outstanding achievement by students in their final year (graduate and undergraduate) of study. In addition, the recipients of the Reuben and Gladys Golumbic Scholarships will be recognized for outstanding work in the fields of performance, design, and humanistic achievement. The presentation of the Alumni Society Scholarships, faculty and staff awards, and the 2014 Arts and Architecture Alumni Awards round out the one-hour program, which is free and open to the public.


Global Programs Seeking Nominations
The University Office of Global Programs is seeking nominations for two awards. The Spirit of Internationalization Award honors both an individual woman and an organization with international interests who have shown extraordinary strength of character and commitment to the cause of empowering and/or uniting the international community of women and girls, whether through a specialized focus on one project, or a variety of initiatives or methods of support.

The nomination deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014. To nominate a woman or organization for the Award please visit:

The winners will be honored at the annual International Women's Day Brunch on Wednesday, March 19th from 10-11:30 am in the Nittany Lion Inn Boardroom.

Six Things You’ll Learn at the 2014 Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology
One of the main reasons you attend a conference is to learn and sharpen your skills. Here are just six examples of what you can learn by registering and attending the 2014 Penn State Symposium on Teaching and Learning with Technology at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Saturday, March 22, 2014, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m:
1. The thoughts of Daniel Pink as the morning keynote speaker, and author of New York Times best-sellers Drive, To Sell is Human, and A Whole New Mind.
2. The afternoon keynote speaker, Robbie Melton of the Tennessee Board of Regents, talking about mobile learning tools for education.
3. How the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) can help you.
4. What Penn State faculty are doing with ed tech in the sciences, liberal arts, education and more.
5. How learning technology is alive and thriving at Penn State’s campuses.
6. How to “flip your classroom.”

So, that’s just six examples, but what will YOU learn at this year’s Symposium? Find out by attending! Go to the Symposium website to learn more and to register. More details, including the full schedule of sessions, is coming soon.

ITS Offers Faculty Roundtables
Faculty Roundtables from Penn State’s ITS Training Services are a great way for instructors and faculty to discover new education technologies and their optimal uses. These University-wide offerings give faculty valuable opportunities to see how their colleagues in other departments are employing technology in their classrooms and to share ideas across disciplines. These free, one-hour workshops provide a brief introduction to a specific technology, such as the PSU blogging platform, followed by an open discussion amongst the faculty and the facilitating instructional designer on the best practices for using the tool to enhance teaching and learning.

Faculty Roundtables are currently offered on the following:

  • Clickers (Student Response Systems)
  • Prezi
  • Sites at Penn State (For blogging and ePortfolios)
  • TurnItIn
  • Yammer

Faculty Roundtables are offered periodically throughout the semester and faculty from across the University can sign up for an offering at


Alphonso Walter Grant and Jessica Baker Kee, Ph.D. candidates in art education, published an article, “Black artists of the Harlem Renaissance in western survey textbooks: Narratives of omission and representation,” in Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art 2:3 (2013), pp. 233-246.

Katie Guida, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will present a paper,  "Death and Rebirth: A New Reading of the Choir Frescoes in the Church of the Augustinian Hermits in Padua," at the Midwest Art History Society Annual Conference in St. Louis, April 3-5, 2014.

NOTE: The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, February 21, 2014.

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No announcements for this week.


February 7, 2014
Delivering the Goods Considers ‘Thinking Inside the Box” at the Borland Gallery

February 4, 2014
Center for the Performing Arts and UPS Store Continue Candy Wrapper Recycling Program

February 4, 2014
School of Music Shares Videos of Pianist Guzman Performing Works by Chopin

February 3, 2014
Broadway Star Sutton Foster Sings Show and Pop Songs February 15 at Eisenhower

January 27, 2014
Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra to Perform February 6 in Eisenhower

January 27, 2014
Printmaking Takes on the Big 10

January 24, 2014
First-Year MFA Exhibition, Beware, Opens at the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery