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 http://www.events.psu.edu/cgi-bin/cal/webevent.cgi?cmd=opencal&cal=cal160.
Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
~ From Bytes to Built AIAS Quad Conference, Friday-Sunday, March 22-24, Jury Space, Stuckeman Family Building.
~ Lecture by Neil Korostoff, associate professor of landscape architecture, Tuesday, March 26, noon, jury space.
~ Bracken Series Lecture by Mikyoung Kim, professor emeritus, Rhode Island School of Design, Tuesday, March 26, 6:00 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.
~ WWW Drawing Series Lectures, Jury space:
- “Drawing as a De-Constructive Medium,” by Michael Webb, professor of architecture, Columbia University, Wednesday, March 27, 6:00 p.m.
- James Wines, founder and president of SITE, Thursday, March 28, 6:00 p.m.
~ WWW Drawing Production Weekend with Webb, Wines and West, Friday-Sunday, March 29-31, Stuckeman Family Building.
The three Ws will lead teams of students in creating large-scale hand drawings on the surfaces of the Stuckeman Family Building.
Center for the Performing Arts
~ Classical Music Project (CMP) Salon Evening: An Artistic and Musical Tour of Five Magnificent Cities: Baroque Delft, Leipzig, London, Paris, and Venice, Monday, April 1, 7:00 p.m., 112 Borland
In anticipation of the House of Dreams performance by Toronto’s Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, on Tuesday, April 16, a panel discussion will be held.
Journey through five European cities and learn about their master Baroque artists and composers. Panelists include Charlotte Houghton and Nancy Locke, associate professors of art history; Marica Tacconi, professor of musicology; and Robin Thomas, assistant professor of art history.
~ The following films are part of the Classical Music Project (CMP) Film Series.
Tous les Matins du Monde (All the Mornings of the World), Sunday March 24, 2:00 p.m., State Theatre. Marica Tacconi, professor of musicology, will introduce the film.
Amadeus, Sunday, April 7, 2:00 p.m., State Theatre. Charles Youmans, associate professor of musicology, will introduce the film.
~ The following lectures are part of the Classical Music Project (CMP) Interdisciplinary Lecture Series.
“The Persistence of Minuets in the Music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert,” by Neal Zaslaw, Herbert Gussman Professor of Music, Cornell University, Tuesday, March 26, 2:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium.
“Could Beethoven Dance? Does it Matter?” by Eric McKee, associate professor of music theory, Thursday, March 28, 2:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium.
The series of performances, films and presentations are part of the Classical Music Project (CMP), a partnership with the Center for the Performing Arts, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and The State Theatre. To read more about CMP, click here.
~ Ninety Miles featuring Stefon Harris, Nicholas Payton, and David Sánchez, Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., Schwab Auditorium
~ Leonard Bernstein MASS, A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players, and Dancers, Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 6, 2:00 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Hair, Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Lit with Piercing Glances: Linocuts by James Mullen, continues through May 19, 2013
~ “Varied and Untried”: Early Twentieth-Century American Painting from the James and Barbara Palmer Collection, continues through May 5, 2013
~ Drawn to Paint: The Art of Jerome Witkin, continues through May 5, 2013
Held the last Friday of each month in the Print Study Room, Paper Views is a series of one-day exhibitions that highlight works on paper from the permanent collection.
~ Pop, Fluxus, and the 1960s, selected by Sarah Rich, associate professor of art history, Friday, March 29, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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.)
~ Julie Heffernan: Complicating the Gaze, by Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education, Friday, March 29, 12:10 p.m.
~ Drawn to Paint: The Art of Jerome Witkin, by Jerome Witkin, artist and professor of painting at Syracuse University, Tuesday, April 9, 4:30 p.m.
~ Linocuts by James Mullen, by Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator, Friday, April 12, 12:10 p.m.
For more information on exhibitions and other events at the Palmer Museum, visit http://www.palmermuseum.psu.edu.
~ Jazz Festival, Friday-Saturday, March 22-23, various times, Esber Recital Hall. Music Building I (Ticket required for evening concerts only: $4.99 adult/$2 student)
The Penn State Jazz Festival features guest artists Marko Marcinko, Josh Davis, Steve Rudolph, and the legendary saxophonist Phil Woods. For more information, click here.
~ Fruhling Posuanen (Spring Trombones), Sunday, March 24, 8:00 a.m., Music Buildings I and II
The annual trombone event was started in 1989 by John Marcelius, Eastman School of Music; Harold Reynolds, Ithaca College; and Mark Lusk, professor of music; to gather together the trombone students from the three academic institutions on Palm Sunday to share their music and ideas. For more information, click here.
~ Musica Nova Concert I, Monday, March 25, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, and Concert II, Thursday, March 28, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
Musica Nova is a two-part concert experience unlike any other performed in Esber Recital Hall. Exclusively featuring new compositions and world premiers, Musica Nova spans genres and mediums that are hardly classifiable. The upcoming concert series includes works for live computer-automated dual pianos, video game-generated audio soundscapes, electroacoustic audio, chamber ensembles, and solo performers.
~ Faculty Recital: David Stambler, saxophone, Friday, March 22, 5:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ I Was Here! Graduate MFA Recital: Christy Turnbow, voice, Saturday, March 23, 4:00 p.m., Downtown Theatre
~ Cornell University Choir with Oriana Singers and Women’s Chorale, Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ American Pioneers: Creating a National Sound, Sarita Bollinger, violin, Saturday, March 23, 8:00 p.m., 122 Music Building II
~ Faculty Recital: Jennifer Trost, voice, and Christopher Guzman, piano, Sunday, March 24, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Recital: Joanne Yang, piano, Monday, March 25, 8:00 p.m., 122 Music Building II
~ The Pennsylvania Quintet, Wednesday, March 27, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Mallet Ensemble, Thursday, March 28, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
~ Horn Recital: Drew Welkie and Alaina Tindall, Friday, March 29, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Professional Performance Certificate (PPC) Recital: Victor De Abreu and David Docette, Friday, March 29, 7:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Undergraduate Recital: Daniel Salera, horn, Saturday, March 30, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ DMA Solo Recital: Ara Koh, piano, Sunday, March 31, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Guest Master Class: Lin Foulk, horn, Tuesday, April 2, 3:30 p.m., 128 Music Building II
~ Guest Artists: Western Michigan Faculty Brass Quintet, Tuesday, April 2, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Clarinet Studio Recital I, Thursday, April 4, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
~ DMA Recital: So Young Jun, piano, Thursday, April 4, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Senior Recital: Mitchell Shulk, trumpet, Thursday, April 6, 4:00 p.m., 122 Music Building II
~ Guest Artist Recital and Master Class: Conor Nelson, flute, Sunday, April 7, 5:30 p.m., 122 Music Building II
~ Schreyer Honors Option Recital: Katharine Carpenter, voice, Sunday, April 7, 8:00 p.m., 122 Music Building II
~ Graduate Recital: Albert Craig, voice, Monday, April 8, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Flute Choir and Clarinet Choir in Concert, Monday, April 8, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Undergraduate Research Exhibition Performance Option, Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ DMA Recital: Jin Lee, piano, Tuesday, April 9, 8:00 p.m., 122 Music Building II
~ Tuba Euphonium Recital, Wednesday, April 10, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Flute Studio, Thursday, April 11, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
~ Centre Dimensions, Thursday, April 11, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall (Ticket required: $4.99 adult/$2 student)
~ Guest Artist Master Class: Mihal Tetel, cello, Friday, April 12, 3:30 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
Graduate Recital: Maria Arrua, violin, Friday, April 12, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Saxophone Studio Recital, Friday, April 12, 8:00 p.m., 110 Music Building I
For more information about events and tickets, visit www.theatre.psu.edu.
~ MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibitions;
Vulnerary by Laura Mecklenburger, March 25-29; reception, Monday, March 25, 5:00 p.m.
~ SoVA Alumni Exhibition: Gesturing into Consciousness, April 1-12; reception, Thursday, April 4, 5:00 p.m.
For more information on upcoming exhibitions, visit https://sova.psu.edu/zoller-gallery-events.
Institute for the Arts and Humanities
~ “Recalibrating Sustainability: Why Manhattan is Greener than Vermont, and How Increasing Energy Efficiency May Make Our Climate Problems Worse,” by David Owen, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Green Metropolis (2009) and The Conundrum (2012), Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 p.m., HUB Auditorium. Lecture is part of the City Life/Living Cities Lecture Series.
~ “irregular activity,” by Helen O’Leary, professor of art, Tuesday, April 2, noon, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art. Lecture is part of the Resident Scholars and Artists Lecture Series.
~ “The Birth of Biopower 1.0: From Plants to Animals in Foucault,” by Jeffrey T. Nealon, Liberal Arts research professor of English and philosophy, Tuesday, April 9, noon, 7A Sparks Bldg. Lecture is part of the Resident Scholars and Artists Lecture Series.
For more information on lectures and events, visit http://iah.psu.edu/.
Helen O’Leary Awarded Faculty Scholar Medal
Helen O’Leary, professor of art, has been selected to receive the 2013 Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts and Humanities. To read the full story, click here.
College Faculty and Staff Awards
The following faculty and staff have been recognized for outstanding service to the College of Arts and Architecture: Mark Lusk, professor of music (trombone): 2013 Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching; Eric McKee, associate professor of music theory: 2013 Award for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring; Lorraine Reitz, administrative support coordinator, Stuckeman School: 2013 Staff Award for Outstanding Service.
2013 Golumbic Awards
The following students are the recipients of the 2013 Rueben and Gladys Golumbic Scholarship Award, which recognizes students who have demonstrated superior design, humanistic, and performance records and who have proven their potential for significant contribution to the arts and humanities: Dustin Julius (architecture): Design Achievement Jessica Paholsky (visual arts): Humanistic Achievement John Livingston (music): Performance Achievement.
Arts and Architecture Graduate Students Well Represented at Graduate Exhibition
Thirty-five College of Arts and Architecture students are participating in the 28th Annual Graduate Exhibition, March 22 and 24, which celebrates research in all its aspects as an essential and exciting part of graduate education at Penn State. The exhibition places special emphasis on communicating research and creative endeavors to a general audience and challenges graduate students to present their work in clear, comprehensible terms to people outside their fields. To read the full story, click here.
Seventh Annual Arts Crawl
This year, Arts Crawl is one of the featured events during the college’s 50th anniversary celebration. The Seventh Annual Arts Crawl, an open house-style event in the College of Arts and Architecture, will take place Friday, April 5, from 6:00 to 11:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, the student-run event will feature displays of artwork in various studios, hands-on demonstrations, music from local bands, dance and magic, and free refreshments. Sponsored by the Students Organizing the Multiple Arts (SOMA) and the Visual Art Student Alliance (VASA), events will be held in the Visual Arts, Patterson, Stuckeman Family and Borland Buildings, as well as the Palmer Museum of Art.
Fulbright Speaker Series
“Social Justice Activism through Feminist Arts-Based Research at Alpen-Adria-Universität, Klagenfurt, Austria,” by Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s studies, Wednesday, March 27, noon, Global Lounge, 410 Boucke Building.
The Fulbright Speaker Series is an opportunity for returning Penn State Fulbrights to share experiences from their grants.
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of art history:
- will present a paper, “Word and Image in Byzantium and the Early Arab World,” at the 48th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9-12, 2013;
- was a participant in Ravenna and the Traditions of Late Antique and Early Byzantine Craftsmanship: Culture Labor, and Economy, held at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University, New York, March 7-8-, 2013.
Marcus Shaffer, assistant professor of architecture, has co-authored book, Rise Tectonic Machines! Examples of his work will be on display in An Exhibition of Architectural Machine Work, at BEB Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, through March 27, 2013.
Elizabeth B. Smith, associate professor of art history, will present a paper, “Santa Maria Novella and the Birth of Gothic Structural Thinking in Florence,” at the 48th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 9-12, 2013.
Amara Solari, assistant professor of art history and anthropology, has been awarded a 9-month Long-Term Fellowship at The John Carter Brown Library, an Institution for Advanced Research in History and the Humanities, Brown University, Providence, RI, for the 2013-14 academic year.
Katie Guida, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded the Institute for the Arts and Humanities Junior Scholar Award in Early Modern Studies 2013-14. The award includes a semester-long residency in the Institute so that she can work full time on her dissertation, “Artistic Patronage of the Augustinian Hermits in Early Modern Italy," during fall semester 2013. Her advisor is Dr. Brian A. Curran.
Dependent Verification Program
A letter concerning the new Dependent Verification Program was recently mailed to all faculty and staff who have enrolled dependents on their University benefit plans. The Dependent Verification Program began January 2013. Aon Hewitt, Penn State's business partner in this process, is requesting that all faculty and staff provide documentation that substantiates the relationship to you of any dependent who is covered by your University group medical, dental and/or vision plans or participates in the tuition discount program.
All dependent verifications must be completed by March 31, 2013. For all questions regarding this program, please contact Aon Hewitt’s Dependent Verification Center at 1-888-223-3338. The Verification Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.
The Office of Human Resources also has a website with frequently asked questions and pertinent details concerning the Dependent Verification Program:
NOTE: Due to the college’s 50th anniversary celebration, the next issue will be on Friday, April 12, 2013.
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