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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: October 12, 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

Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
~ “Built Ecologies,” lecture by Anna Dyson, director, Center for Architecture Science and Ecology, and professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 p.m., Jury Space, Stuckeman Family Building. To read more, click here.

Department of Art History
2012-13 Harold E. Dickson Memorial Lecture Series:
~ “Against Titian," given by Stephen Campbell, professor and chair, Department of the History of Art, John Hopkins University, Thursday October 18, 6:00 p.m., 112 Borland Building.
~ “Drawn into History: Architecture and the Longue DurĂ©e," given by Christopher Drew Armstrong, assistant professor of history of art and architecture, University of Pittsburgh, Thursday October 25, 6:00 p.m., 112 Borland Building.
Lecture co-sponsored by the Departments of Art History and Architecture.

Borland Gallery
~ How we Relate, an exhibition featuring sculptures by Elizabeth Fontaine and Jeff Repko, seniors in the Penn State School of Visual arts, October 15-19, 2012. To read the full story, click here.
~ Plant to Print, an exhibition by Christina Roberts, head of education and master printer at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, that introduces ways art and design are used to activate communities of traditional craftspeople in order to promote fair labor income-generating projects, October 22-November 2, 2012. To read more about the topic, click here.

Center for the Performing Arts
~ Doug Varone and Dancers, Friday, October 19, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Anonymous 4 Anthology 25, Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 p.m., Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Palmer Museum of Art

~ Floating Between Worlds: New Research on Japanese Prints in the Permanent Collection, continues through December 9, 2012
~ Photography at the Palmer: A Selection of Gifts, continues through December 16, 2012
~ Celebrating Forty Years of Gifts: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, continues through January 20, 2013

The Art of Music (Christoffers Lobby, Palmer Musem of Art)
~ Music Both Old and New for the Classical Guitar, performed by Richard Wylie, Wednesday, October 17, 12:10 p.m.
Local performer, composer, and instructor Richard Wylie will perform a repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, and contemporary eras, and will include some original compositions. 

Artist Lecture Series
~“Art and Life: Where They Intersect,” by Chris Staley, Distinguished Professor of Art and 2012-13 Penn State Laureate, Thursday, October 18, 4:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art. Lecture co-sponsored by the Museum and the School of Visual Arts.

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.)
~ Celebrating Forty Years of Gifts, by Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman curator, Friday, October 19, 12:10 p.m.

Jazz at the Palmer
The Palmer Museum of Art is partnering with Penn State Public Broadcasting to present a series of jazz concerts at the museum as part of its fortieth anniversary celebration. The concerts will be recorded live and broadcast later on WPSU-FM as part of the weekly “Jazz Show.”
~ Rick Hirsch and Hexagon, Thursday, October 25, 7:30 p.m., Palmer Museum of Art
Concert is free but seating is limited. Tickets are required. For ticket information, visit or contact Sue Bryant at 814-863-6635.

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

School of Music

~ Men in Song! - A Choral Festival for the Male Singer, Saturday, October 13, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
Led by the Penn State Glee Club with Christopher Kiver, director, the Penn State Men of Song Festival is intended to motivate young men to sing through high school and beyond. The festival is open to young men with changing or changed voices in grades 8-12. Complete choirs, select groups, or individuals are encouraged to participate, and will rehearse and perform with the Glee Club and Hi-Lo’s in a combined choir.

~ Philharmonic Orchestra, Friday, October 12, 8:00 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium (Ticket required: $12 adult/$4 student)
~ Flute Day, Saturday, October 13, all day. For a schedule of events and times, click here.
~ Graduate Recital: Christopher Tow, choral conducting, Sunday, October 14, 2:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building 1
~ Faculty Recital: Velvet Brown, tuba, Sunday, October 14, 4:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Chamber Orchestra, Monday, October 15, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall (Ticket required: $4.99 adult/$2 student)
~ Heritage Brass Quintet (from the United States Air Force Band, Langley Air Force Base), Tuesday, October 16, 11:00 a.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ DMA Solo Recital: Chanyang Bae, piano, Tuesday, October 16, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Voice Area, Thursday, October 18, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Senior Recital: Ryan Bulgarelli, euphonium, Sunday, October 21, 4:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Percussion I and Mallet Ensemble, Monday, October 22, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Guest Artist: Kate Wohlman, tuba, Wednesday, October 24, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Saxophone Ensembles, Thursday, October 25, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
~ Tubafest III: Studio Recital, tuba and euphonium, Thursday, October 25, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
~ Sweeney Todd, October 16-November 2, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre
The musical tells the story of Benjamin Barker, alias Sweeney Todd, who returns to London after 15 years’ transportation on false charges. When he learns from his former landlady Mrs. Lovett that his wife poisoned herself after being raped by the judge who wrongly transported him, he vows revenge. For more information about Sweeney Todd, click here.
~ In the Red and Brown Water, November 7-15, Playhouse Theatre
Oya runs – fast enough to win a scholarship out of the projects. But then the grief of family and the spirits of the bayou tear up the path beneath her swift feet, threatening to pull beneath the water. How strong is the song of Oya’s run and can she outpace the call of fate? To learn more about In the Red and Brown Water, click here.

School of Visual Arts
Anderson Endowment Lecture
~ Lecture by Virgil Marti, artist, Monday, October 29, 12:30 p.m., 207 Arts Cottage.
~“Art and Life: Where They Intersect,” by Chris Staley, Distinguished Professor of Art and 2012-13 Penn State Laureate, Thursday, October 18, 4:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art. Lecture co-sponsored by the Museum and the School of Visual Arts. To read the full story, click here.
~ The Decade Show, a group exhibition, at the HUB-Robeson Gallery, that continues through November 18, 2012. The exhibition demonstrates 30 years of State College Area School District alumni art and includes several Penn State School of Visual Arts alumni, students, and faculty. For more information, click here.

Zoller Gallery
~ Second Helping: 2nd Year M.F.A. Student Exhibition, October 12-23. To read more, click here.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities
~Race and Feminism in South Africa,” lecture by Dorothy Driver, professor of English, University of Adelaide, Thursday, October 18, noon, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art
~ The Institute for the Arts and Humanities is delighted to announce that Nobel Prize-winning writer J. M. Coetzee is the recipient of the 2012 IAH Medal for Distinguished Achievement. In a ceremony at the State Theatre on Thursday, October 18, 7:00 p.m., Coetzee will be awarded the medal and will give a public reading. Born in South Africa, and now a resident of Australia, Coetzee is the author of many translations, nonfictional works, and novels, including Disgrace, Foe, The Life and Times of Michael K, and Waiting for the Barbarians. To read the full story, click here.


DATE CHANGE: 2012-13 Competition for Faculty Research Grants
The College Committee on Creative Accomplishment and Research announces the competition for the 2012-13 academic year with a deadline for receipt of proposals in 124 Borland Building by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013.  The committee operates within a mandate to distribute the limited resources at its disposal to projects that promise a high degree of national and international visibility and recognition for the applicant and that hold the greatest possible significance to the applicant, the discipline, the college and the University. 

For more information on the competition and application, click here.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities 2013 Funding Support
The Institute for the Arts and Humanities has funding opportunities available for 2013 in Interdisciplinary Projects, Individual Faculty Grants, and the Resident Scholars and Artists Program. To learn more about the opportunities, visit or click here.

Save-the-Date: All-College Meeting and Holiday Reception
The College of Arts and Architecture’s next All-College Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hintz Family Alumni Center, with a holiday reception following until 5:00 p.m. An invitation with a request for employee RSVP will be sent in November.

College Performance Ticket Lottery
Based on the recommendation from the college's Workforce Enhancement Task Force and the Staff Advisory Council, a ticket lottery system will be offered again this year for select performances throughout the college.  The drawing for the tickets will occur one week before the performance.  For included performances and the form to enter, go to


2013 Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology
Faculty can learn and share innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research at “Unlocking Our Potential and the Culture of Teaching and Learning,” 2013 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Saturday, March 16, 2013, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

For more information and to register for this free event, visit The symposium is sponsored by Information Technology Services.

Faculty who are using technology to enrich teaching, learning, or research are encouraged to submit a presentation proposal using the online form at The deadline to submit proposals is November 9, 2012.

2013 Faculty/Staff Achievement Awards
The Faculty and Staff Achievement Awards are awarded to faculty and staff who exhibit excellence in the workplace. The awards include the Barash Award for Human Service; McKay Donkin Award; Award for Administrative Excellence; Staff Excellence Award; Support Staff Award; and the Dr. James Robinson Equal Opportunity Award. Deadline to submit nominations is Friday, December 14, 2012. For more information, click here.


Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, will be chairing a session and providing the "Final Remarks" for the International Colloquium on The Emperor's House:  Palaces from Augustus to the Age of Absolutism, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, October 18-20, 2012 (sponsored by the Istanbul Research Institute, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, and the Institutum Archaeologicum Germanicum).

Anthony Leach, associate professor of music and music education, will be the season closing speaker for “Research Unplugged,” Thursday, November 15, 12:15 p.m., Downsbrough Community Room, Schlow Centre Region Library. In its ninth season, “Research Unplugged” is a speaker series that brings Penn State researchers into the community for lively public discussions. To read more, click here.

Katarin Parizek, assistant professor of art, is participating in a group exhibition, The Decade Show, at the HUB-Robeson Gallery, that continues through November 18, 2012. The exhibition demonstrates 30 years of State College Area School District alumni art and includes several Penn State School of Visual Arts alumni. For more information, click here.

Jennifer Sawhill, M.A. candidate in art history, will present a paper, “Lower Saxony to Stavelot: Questions of Origin for the Canon Page from a Sacramentary in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,” at the Texas Medieval Association Conference, University of Houston, October 12-13, 2012.

No announcements for this week.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, October 26, 2012.

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