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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: July 26, 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, titled 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 and 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.

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.
~ American Block and Burin: Wood Engravings from the Permanent Collection, August 27-December 8, 2013
American Block and Burin examines wood engraving as it developed in response to commercial and cultural forces in the United States. The exhibition traces wood engraving from its use in the mid-to-late nineteenth century as a means of illustration to the early decades of the twentieth century, when the medium was widely adopted as a form of original expression.

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. “Artistic Trends: Devotional Imagery in Sixteenth-Century Italy,” by Abbey Surrena, Silver Trout graduate intern, Friday, July 26, 12:10 p.m.
“Survival in Wonderland: Tim Rollins and K.O.S.,” by Nina Santarelli, Silver Trout graduate intern, August 2, 12:10 p.m.
“Change the Channel: A Look into Ed Paskche’s Bibutsu,” by Naomi Lazny, Annie Gooding Sykes intern, August 9, 12:10 p.m.

Workshops for Adults: (Workshops are free, but participants must preregister at 814-863-9188 or
~ “Stain, Wash, Splatter, and Soften: Basic Watercolor Techniques,” Saturday, August 3, noon
Facilitated by Ruth Kempner, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society member and local artist, this workshop will guide participants through Suspended Contemplation: Drawings and Watercolors by Leon Kelly. Back in the studio, participants will practice beginner watercolor painting techniques on a variety of papers.
~ “Mapping My Pennsylvania,” Saturday, August 10, noon
Inspired by the panoramic and bird’s-eye views of Pennsylvania towns and cities in From Your Town to Ours: Pennsylvania Prints from the O’Connor-Yeager Collection Revisited, participants will use photographs, memory, and observation to create a map of a personally significant location in Pennsylvania. Facilitated by Lillian Lewis, art educator.

Workshops for Children and Youth:
~ “Paper Play with Pennsylvania Landscapes,” Saturday, August 10, 10:15 a.m.
Working with Rayius Ramsay, artist and art educator, this workshop will give participants the opportunity to look closely at the exhibition From Your Town to Ours. Students will cut, fold, and glue flat sheets of paper and transform them into three-dimensional cut paper landscapes. Recommended for ages 12-15. 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

~ Doctor of Musical Arts Recital: Kristin Stephenson, piano, Saturday, August 10, 7:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I (Ticket required: $4.99 adult/$3 children).
This concert is recommended for ages six to adult. Stephenson will introduce each piece. A music quiz pertaining to the concert will be available for children. Every child completing the quiz will earn one of 100 available prizes.

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage

Doubt: A Parable, continues through August 3, 7:30 p.m., Penn State Downtown Theatre Center

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

~ 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 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 in President's Hall 1 and 2. The meeting will begin at 8:45 a.m. and will be followed by a luncheon in the Dean's Hall 1 and 2 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.

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.

College Welcomes New Director of Development
Don Lenze 
has been appointed director of development in the College of Arts and Architecture, effective July 29. He has spent the past five years working in development for Penn State’s College of Engineering, first as associate director and then director of major gifts.

Before joining the University in 2008, Don, a Penn State alumnus, spent 13 years working as campus director of The Navigators, a campus leadership team at the University of Massachusetts. In this position, Don led a campus leadership team of staff and volunteers focused on mentoring emerging leaders throughout the university. He also supervised fundraising and development activities.

Don is currently pursuing a Penn State master’s degree in human resources, with an anticipated graduation date of December 2013. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State in 1989.

"My vision as a fundraiser is to inspire joyful giving that transforms academia," says Lenze. "This happens when donor passions are interwoven with the strategic vision of our college. I look forward to joining the College of Arts and Architecture family and helping to craft the next portion of this tapestry."

No announcements for this week.


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.

Steven Rubin, assistant professor of art, had a solo photography exhibition, Borderline Existence: Burmese Chin in Mizoram State, India, at the Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, July 3-16, 2013.

Kimberly Musial, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will present the paper, “The Femme Nouvelle and Masculinity: What Advertising in the Fin-de-siècle Tell Us about Being a Man,” at the Fourth Annual International Conference on the Image, Chicago, October 18-19, 2013.  Musial also received the conference’s Graduate Scholar Award.

No announcements for this week.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, August 9, 2013.

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