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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: June 15, 2012


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

Palmer Museum of Art

~ Color My World: Color Photographs from the Permanent Collection, continues through August 19, 2012
~ American Quilts from the Terasaki Collection, continues through August 26, 2012
~ Protecting Paper at the Palmer, June 19-September 9, 2012
This exhibition examines the steps taken by the staff at the Palmer to protect works on paper from harm once they have entered the permanent collection. Also revealed are the conservation efforts made in order to mitigate whatever damage may have occurred before the works were acquired.

Gallery Talks (unless otherwise noted, talks start in the Christoffers Lobby, Palmer Museum of Art)
~ The Mother of Invention: Quilt Designs in the Terasaki Collection, by Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education, Friday, June 22, 12:10 p.m.

Workshops for Adults:
~ Exploring Linocuts, Saturday, June 30, noon
In this workshop inspired by the colorful and graphic quilt patterns in the Terasaki Collection, participants will create a bold design, carve it into a linoleum block, and print a two- or three-color relief image on paper. The workshop is free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or Workshop led by printmaker Michele Randall.

Art After Hours:
Concert by student jazz quintet, Constellations, Saturday, June 16, 7:00 p.m., Palmer Museum Plaza. In case of rain, performance will be held in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium.

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

School of Music

Music at Penn’s Woods

2012 Music at Penn’s Woods Summer Orchestra Festival, directed by Maestro Gerardo Edelstein, Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I

Festival Orchestra, Saturday, June 16 and 23, 7:30 p.m. (pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.)
The festival orchestra concerts will feature Christopher Guzman, piano, and Michael Vickers, tenor.

Chamber Music, Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 p.m.
The chamber music concerts will feature Norman Spivey, baritone, and Sue Haug, piano, and other School of Music faculty.

For more information, visit

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage

Beehive continues through June 23 in the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, July 18-August 4, 2012
Off-Broadway’s longest running musical, the comedy about love in suburbia explores the various ups and downs of love and different types of relationships.

For more information about upcoming Centre Stage productions, click here.


College Receives CHAD Designing Futures Award
The College of Arts and Architecture was one of five recipients of the Charter High School for Architecture and Design's (CHAD) 2012 Designing Futures Award, given during a breakfast ceremony on Friday, June 15. Curt Marshall, coordinator of multicultural and recruitment programs, was on hand to receive the award. Each year CHAD recognizes organizations that support its mission of educating youth--mainly from low-income and multicultural backgrounds--in design and visual arts fields. CHAD's graduates are frequently accepted into the top 30 design schools each year, including Penn State.

College of Arts and Architecture 4th Fest Blood Drive
The college is sponsoring a summer blood drive on Monday, June 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 125 Borland Building (Gallery). All donors will be entered to win a pair of VIP viewing seats and a parking permit to the Central Pennsylvania 4th Fest. To schedule an appointment, go to


Tim Baird, associate professor of landscape architecture, and his firm, Landworks Studio, Inc., received the Boston Society of Landscape Architects' Honor Award in Design in the subcategory of Commercial and Institut5ional Design for their project, 200 5th Avenue.

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, a 23-foot model, that was both sculpture and musical instrument, was constructed using sound technology that Mark Ballora, associate professor of music technology, helped create. The sounds were derived from actual motion datasets recorded by the California Geological Survey from sensors on the Golden Gate Bridge. Ballora also created a wind-like sound that changed with the shaking and swaying of the bridge as percussionist Mickey Hart played it in a special concert, so that its motion was made audible.

Denise Costanzo, assistant professor of architecture, presented a paper, "Baroque in Translation: Giedion's Digestible History for Modern Architects," at the 2nd annual meeting of the European Architectural History Network in Brussels, Belgium, May 31-June 2, 2012.

Ron Henderson, professor and head of the Department of Landscape Architecture, Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at Penn State, is one of thirty-three landscape architecture professionals joining the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Council of Fellows for 2012. For the full story, click here.

Helen O’Leary, professor of art, has a solo exhibition, outawack, at Butler Gallery, The Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland, June 16-July 29, 2012.

Amy Dupain Vashaw, audience and program development director at the Center for the Performing Arts, has received the fourth annual Pennsylvania Presenters Service Award. To read the full story, click here.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, June 29, 2012.

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June 15, 2012
Vashaw receives Pennsylvania Presenters award

June 15, 2012
Ron Henderson Joins Distinguished ASLA Council of Fellows

June 13, 2012
Music at Penn's Woods 2012 Season

June 11, 2012
Summer Exhibitions at the Palmer Museum of Art