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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: June 29, 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, continues through September 9, 2012

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. Workshop led by printmaker Michele Randall.
~ Appliqué by Hand, Saturday, July 21, noon
In this workshop, participants will study examples of appliqué and learn the process of stitching cut and shaped pieces of fabric onto larger textile blocks. Workshop led by quiltmaker Kimberly Davis. Participants must purchase a $10 packet of materials from the instructor.
The workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or

Gallery Talks (unless otherwise noted, talks start in the Christoffers Lobby, Palmer Museum of Art)
~ Protecting Paper at the Palmer, by Beverly Balger Sutley, registrar, Friday, July 6, 12:10 p.m.
~ The Mother of Invention: Quilt Designs in the Terasaki Collection, by Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education, Friday, July 13, 12:10 p.m.
~ Summer is for Learning: Focus on the Collection, by Palmer Museum of Art summer interns, Fridays, July 20 and 27, 12:10 p.m.

Quilt Extravaganza:
~ Provocative Parallels: The Modern Art of Antique Quilts, lecture by Laura Fisher, author, editor, lecturer, and owner of Fisher Heritage gallery of New York, Saturday, July 14, 1:00 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.
~ Quilt Making Demonstration, by quilters from Stitch Your Art Out and Centre Pieces Quilt Guild, Saturday, July 14, 2:00 p.m, Palmer Museum Plaza. In case of rain, this event will be held in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium.

Workshops for Children:
~ Children and Youth Day, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Wednesday, July 11, 10:00 a.m., Old Main lawn
~ Hip to be Square: Make Your Own Quilt Square, Saturday, July 21, 10:15 a.m.
In this workshop led by Samantha Nolte, art educator, children will view a number of works from the summer exhibition, American Quilts from the Terasaki Collection. They will work in groups to create patterns on fabric. Recommended for ages 5-7. Workshop is free, but participants must preregister at 814-865-7673 or

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

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
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 of Arts and Architecture All-College Meeting
In order to avoid conflicts with classes, the All-College meeting will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at the Penn Stater beginning at 8:15 a.m. with a continental breakfast. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude with a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. All new faculty and staff will be introduced, along with the most recent class of new tenured and promoted faculty members. College offices may be closed so all faculty and staff have the opportunity to attend the meeting.  


Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s studies:
- presented a paper, "Art as Public Pedagogy in USA Contexts," at the Altenmarkt Seminar in American Studies, Altenmarkt, Austria, sponsored by the Austrian-American Fulbright Educational Commission, April 13, 2012;
- presented a paper, "Youth Remix Cultural Critiques: (In)Forming Critical New Media Literacies," at the Art Education and Media Design Symposium (in & out) youth·culture·politics, at Kunstuniversität Linz, Linz, Austria, May 9, 2012. To read the article, visit;
- presented a paper, "Feminist Remix: Politicizing Gender Constructions, " at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, June 14, 2012. Lecture sponsored by the Institute for Anglistics and American Studies and the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Cultural Studies;
- invited guest speaker, "Engaging Visual Culture in the Turkish Art Education Context," at the Turkish Visual Arts Education Association (TVAEA/GORSED) conference, Ankara, Turkey, June 21, 2012;
- invited guest speaker, "Arts-based Research, " at the TOBB Economics and Technology University (TOBB ETU GSF), June 21, 2012.

Timothy Betz, M.A. candidate in art history, will present a paper, “Constructing the New Jerusalem:  The Malinalco Garden Murals, Millenarianism, and Savonarolan Florence,” at the Third International Conference on the Constructed Environment, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, October 25-26, 2012.


Promotion in academic rank, effective July 1, 2012
Lynn Drafall, professor of music, choral conducting
Aquila K. Franklin, associate professor of theatre, dance (tenured)
Robert D. Gardner, associate professor of music education (tenured)
Lisa D. Iulo, associate professor of architecture (tenured)
Darla V. Lindberg, professor of architecture
Simone Osthoff, professor of art
Mary Saunders-Barton, professor of music theatre voice and pedagogy

The College of Arts and Architecture New Faculty & Staff Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 121 Borland Building.

New Appointments
Janet Hartranft has been appointed Program Coordinator for the B.A. in Integrative Arts, effective July 15. For the complete announcement, click here.

NOTE:  Due to upcoming holiday and vacation, the next issue will be on Friday, July 20, 2012.

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