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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: July 12, 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

No announcements for this week.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ Memphis, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story and Mary Chapin Carpenter-Shawn Colvin acoustic concert highlight the center’s 2013-14 season. To read more and see the full schedule, click here.

Palmer Museum of Art

~ Suspended Contemplations: Drawings and Watercolors by Leon Kelly, continues through August 11, 2013. To learn more, click here.
~ La Manière Anglaise: Mezzotints from the Permanent Collection, continues through August 25, 2013. To learn more, click here.
~ From Your Town to Ours: Pennsylvania Prints from the O’Connor-Yeager Collection Revisited, continues through August 11, 2013. To learn more, click here.

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.)
~ Summer is for Learning: Focus on the Collection, where the Palmer summer interns share their research on selected works from the permanent collection, Friday, July 19 and 26, August 2 and 9, 12:10 p.m.

Workshops for Children and Youth:
~ My Town: Special Spaces and Places in Central Pennsylvania, Saturday, July 20, 10:15 a.m.
Facilitated by Sue Uhlig, artist and art educator, this workshop will give students the opportunity to look closely at the prints to discover their unique features and discuss the things that make their own town special. They will use monotype and relief techniques to produce a set of personalized printed postcards. Recommended for ages 5-8. Workshop is free, but participants must preregister at 814-863-9188 or

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

School of Music

No announcements for this week.

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
Doubt: A Parable, July 24-August 3, 7:30 p.m., Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt.
Did he or didn’t he? Where’s the proof? A seed of doubt is sown. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Doubt is a mesmerizing, suspense-filled drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat. And who better to take us on that journey than critically acclaimed actor Jane Ridley, as she performs in her last production before she retires from the School of Theatre.

Off Center (formerly called Studio Productions) All performances are free.
~ Broadway on Allen, July 13, 3:00 and 7:00 p.m., Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
~ Your Cabernet/Our Cabaret, Friday-Saturday, July 12-13, 10:00 p.m., Penn State Downtown Theatre Center

To read more about the summer productions, click here.

For more information about events and tickets, visit

School of Visual Arts

~ A Legacy of Creative Endeavors, exhibition of works by School of Visual Arts alumni of Centre County, Bellefonte Art Museum, August 2-September 29, 2013. Reception is on Sunday, August 4, 1:00 p.m.

Zoller Gallery

No announcements for this week.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

No announcements for this week.


College of Arts and Architecture All-College Meeting
The fall All-College Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, beginning at 8:15 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The meeting will begin at 8:45 a.m. and will be followed by a luncheon starting at noon. The luncheon will end at 1:00 p.m. All new faculty and staff will be introduced, along with the most recent class of newly tenured and promoted faculty members. College offices may be closed to allow all faculty and staff the opportunity to attend. The meeting and luncheon room locations will be announced.

If you are planning on attending, please submit your response using this form at A response is required so that adequate arrangements can be made for the meal functions and seating. Responses are due by Friday, August 16. To RSVP, click here.

University of Oregon Faculty Member Appointed Associate Dean for Research
Andrew Schulz
, associate professor of 18th- and 19th-century art and former head of the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Oregon, has been appointed associate dean for research in the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture, effective Aug. 1. He replaces Bill Doan, who is returning to a full-time faculty position in the School of Theatre. To read the full story, click here.

No announcements for this week.


John Bowman, professor of art, is participating in a group exhibition, Seventh Annual Summer Exhibition, sponsored by the New York Academy of Art, at the Allegra Laviola Gallery, New York, NY, which continues through July 28, 2o13. To learn more, click here.

"Concrete Twist," designed by Mehrdad Hadighi, Stuckeman Chair of Integrative Design and head of the Department of Architecture, was selected by domus online as one of its top-ten architectural stories of 2012. Completed in 2008 by Hadighi, principal of Studio for Architecture, and Tsz Yan Ng, the building houses all of the functions of the Layfayette 148 clothing-label company and is organized around the flow of production. It is located in Shantou, China. To read the full story, click here.

Andrew Hieronymi, assistant professor of new media, will present his new game installation, “Digits,” at two shows in Brazil organized by FILE (Electronic Language International Festival): Petropolis (July 13-August 25, 2013); and San Paulo (July 25-September 1, 2013).

Charlotte Houghton, associate professor of art history, will present a paper, “Unknowing Arnolfini and Jan van Eyck: On the Value of the Void in Scholarship,” at the annual Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 24-27, 2013.

Ann Shostrom, assistant professor of art, is participating in a group exhibition, Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, at the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, which runs through October 13, 2o13. To learn more, click here.

Theresa Ann Kutasz, Ph.D. candidate in art history, was one of sixteen international doctoral students accepted into the Palatium research program’s Madrid Summer School and Colloquium “Court Residences as Places of Exchange in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (1400-1700)”- funded by the European Science Foundation and the Fundación Carlos de Amberes. This acceptance included a grant to cover her expenses.

No announcements for this week.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, July 26, 2013.

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