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
Eric and Nancy Goshow, recipients of the College Alumni Award in Architecture, will speak about their work, Friday, March 30, 1:30 p.m., First-Floor Jury Space, Stuckeman Family Building.
Department of Art History
~ "Let’s Come to Our Senses: Sensationalizing Space at the Sacri Monti," lecture by Medina Lasansky, assistant professor of the history of architecture and urbanism at Cornell University, Wednesday, March 28, 6:00 p.m., 112 Borland Building, as part of the Graduate Student Association for Visual Culture spring lecture.
The GSAVC Spring Lecture is presented in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts’ John M. Anderson Endowment, the Department of Art History, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the Department of History, the Department of Political Science, and UPAC! Your Student Activity at Work.
~ “Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India’s Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600,” 2011-2012 Harold E. Dickson Memorial Lecture given by Phillip Wagoner, professor of art history and chair, archaeology program, Wesleyan University, Thursday, April 5, 6:00 p.m., 112 Borland Building
Center for the Performing Arts
~ The Magic School Bus LIVE! The Climate Challenge, Sunday, April 1, 2:00 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Anoushka Shankar Flamenco, Wednesday, April 4, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
Graphic Design Program
Scott Patt, recipient of the College Alumni Award in Graphic Design, will speak about his work, Thursday, March 29, noon, 19 Borland Building.
The annual showing of Film Follies, time and sequence design work by senior graphic design students will be held on Saturday, March 31, 7:00 p.m., 100 Thomas Building. The event is free and open to the public.
Palmer Museum of Art
~ Painting the People: Images of American Life from the Maimon Collection, continues through May 13, 2012
~ Hogarth Restored, continues through May 13, 2012
~ Me, Myself, and The Mirror: Self-Portraits from the Permanent Collection, continues through May 27, 2012
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.
~ Picturing the People: American Prints Between the Wars, selected by Joyce Robinson, curator, Friday, March 30, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Art of Poetry (poetry readings held in the galleries)
~ Readings by George Looney, professor of English and creative writing, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Wednesday, April 4, 12:10 p.m.
Looney chairs the B.F.A. program in creative writing at Penn State Erie, the only such program in the Penn State system. The recipient of numerous fellowships and literary awards, he is the author of several collections of poetry, including A Short Bestiary of Love and Madness, published in 2011, and Monks Beginning to Waltz in 2012.
For more information on exhibitions and other events at the Palmer Museum, visit http://www.palmermuseum.psu.edu.
School of Music
Annual Jazz Festival, Friday, March 30, 8:00 p.m., and All-Star Concert, Saturday, March 31, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall. There will be performances by Grammy Award winning musicians as well as Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble.
Call for Auditions: Music at Penn's Woods Choir
As part of the Music at Penn's Woods annual summer orchestral festival, the School of Music plans to form a choir, directed by Christopher Kiver, associate professor of music, to perform several works during a chamber music concert on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Esber Recital Hall on the University Park campus. University and community members are invited to audition for the choir from now through April 20 by contacting Kiver at email@example.com. To read the full story, click here.
~ Senior Recital: Mike Dice, double bass, Friday, March 23, 8:00 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
~ Professional Performance Certificate Recital: Drew Welkie, horn, Saturday, March 24, 2:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ Senior Recital: Chris Orr, piano, Saturday, March 24, 4:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Graduate Recital: André North, saxophone, Saturday, March 24, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Faculty Recital: Richard Kennedy, tenor, Steven Smith, piano, and Tom Cody, guitar, Sunday, March 25, 4:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Musical Medicine: A Benefit Concert for the School of Music, Sunday, March 25, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall (ticket required: $4.99 adult/$2 student)
~ DMA Chamber Recital: So Young Jun, piano, Sunday, March 25, 8:00 p.m., 122 Music Building II
~ Musica Nova: Composer’s Concert I, Monday, March 26, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Musica Nova: Composer’s Concert II, Tuesday, March 27, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Horn Studio, Wednesday, March 28, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Voice Students, Thursday, March 29, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Professional Performance Certificate Recital: Jesse Brown, tuba, Thursday, March 29, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Professional Performance Certificate Recital: Hannah Lagno, percussion, Thursday, March 29, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Alumni Lecture Recital: Erin Headley, double bass, Friday, March 30, 2:30 p.m., 110 Music Building I
~ Fruhling Posaune: Spring Trombones, Sunday April 1, 2:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall. Participating choirs include Penn State, Eastman, Ithaca, and Delaware.
~ Professional Performance Certificate Recital: Reed Hanna, conducting, Sunday, April 1, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Graduate Recital: Flavia Pisco, violin, Monday, April 2, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, Monday, April 2, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Clarinet Studio, Wednesday, April 4, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Horn Ensemble, Thursday, April 5, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
~ Clarinet and Saxophone Choirs, Thursday, April 5, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Saxophone Studio Recital, Friday, April 6, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Junior Recital: Kate Anderson, saxophone, Friday, April 6, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
School of Theatre
Penn State Centre Stage
~ Gizmo, April 10-21, 7:30 p.m., Playhouse Theatre
“When machines do everything for us, what will we do with ourselves?” Inspired by the modern classic R.U.R. by Karel Capek, the new play is written by award-winning playwright Anthony Clarvoe and directed by Dan Carter, director of the School of Theatre.
For more information about Gizmo, click here.
School of Visual Arts
~ Same Difference, an exhibition of SoVA alumni postcard art, March 30-April 6, First-Floor Hallway, Visual Arts Building.
Alumni were sent a postcard asking “What kind of artist am I?” The exhibition is organized by the SoVA APG.
The following Anderson Endowment lectures will be held in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art
~ Lecture by Stephanie Diamond, New York artist, Tuesday, March 27, 11:30 a.m.
~ “The World is Coming to an End,” by Bruce Ferguson, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, American University, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, April 4, 6:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by School of Visual Arts and Institute for Arts and Humanities.
~ M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition: Chris Fitzgerald and James Stone, March 23-29, with opening reception on Friday, March 23, 5:00 p.m.
Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Resident Scholars and Artists Speaker Series
“Bestial Rhetorics: Animals, Language, and Humans,” presented by Debra Hawhee, professor of English, Thursday, March 29, noon, Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.
QVC (Queer Visual Culture) Symposium, addressing sexuality and the arts.
“All Is Not Lost,” lecture by Patricia Cronin, professor of art, Brooklyn College, Thursday, March 29, 4:30 p.m., 112 Borland Building.
Lectures sponsored by School of Visual Arts Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, and Minor in Sexuality and Gender Studies, with grants from Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Department of English and the Office of GLBTQA Student Support.
Distinguished Visiting Professor
Lectures by Bruce Ferguson, dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, American University, Cairo, Egypt
“Not in the Age of the Pharaohs,” Wednesday, April 4, 2:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. Lecture co-sponsored by the Department of Art History.
“The Catalogue is Out,” Thursday, April 5, 2:30 p.m., Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.
For more information on all IAH lectures, click here.
Spring All-College Meeting
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the College of Arts and Architecture All-College meeting on Thursday, March 29, 2012, starting at 9:00 a.m. in Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. A continental breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will last approximately one hour and will feature President Rodney Erickson, who will speak and answer questions.
Spring Awards Ceremony
All academic units in the College of Arts and Architecture are preparing to recognize outstanding students and alumni at the college’s annual Spring Awards Ceremony, on Friday, March 30, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. in Esber Recital Hall. Among the awards to be presented are the Creative Achievement medals, which recognize outstanding achievement by students in their final year (graduate and undergraduate) of study. In addition, the recipients of the Reuben and Gladys Golumbic Scholarships will be recognized, for outstanding work in the fields of performance, design, and humanistic achievement. The presentation of the Alumni Society Scholarships and the 2012 Arts and Architecture Alumni Awards rounds out the one-hour program, which is free and open to the public.
Sixth Annual Arts Crawl
The Sixth Annual Arts Crawl, an open house-style event in the College of Arts and Architecture, will take place Friday, March 30, from 5:30 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.
In conjunction with Arts Crawl and the exhibition, Seeing to Sketching to Painting: Bea Card Kettlewood Works, on display in the Special Collections Library from March 16 to June 22, 2012, Bea Card Kettlewood is presenting a gallery talk, Friday, March 30, 7:00 p.m., Special Collections Library exhibit area. Kettlewood is an art educator and mentor to many Penn State art education graduate students. Her exhibition is being guest curated by Ann Holt, Ph.D. candidate in art education.
A&A Faculty Research Forum
The Associate Dean for Administration, Research and Graduate Studies announces the third in a series of informal gatherings where A&A faculty discuss their research ideas and interests for the purpose of seeking collegial feedback, advice, and support, Tuesday, April 3, 12:15-1:30 p.m., 121 Borland Building. Open to all A&A faculty, the topic of this forum is using photography to achieve greater social/political/environmental aims, and will feature Ken Tamminga, professor of landscape architecture, and Lonnie Graham, associate professor of art. Both also produce large-scale, composite images of sensitive and/or endangered landscapes.
Bring your lunch and share your ideas with your colleagues. Beverages will be provided. Anyone with an interest in the quality of life, sustainability, public policy, and the individual good is especially encouraged to attend this forum.
For more information, contact Randy Ploog at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collaborative Creative Resistance
Collaborative Creative Resistance is a day-long public performance in response to the global water crisis, led by B. Stephen Carpenter II, professor of art education, with assistance from members of reservoir studio, Friday, April 13, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Palmer Museum Plaza. Using clay, sawdust, colloidal silver, and a ram press, the performance demonstrates the production of ceramic water filters. The event is free and open to the public.
A temporary exhibition of ceramic water receptacles created by School of Visual Arts students will be on display. Visitors will learn about the global water crisis and the production of affordable approaches to render bacteria contaminated water potable.
The performance is supported by an individual faculty grant from the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, reservoir studio, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program, the School of Visual Arts, and the College of Arts and Architecture.
Faculty Fulbright Application Workshop
Take advantage of a Faculty Fulbright Grant to enhance your career. To learn more, attend the Faculty Fulbright Application Workshop, Wednesday, April 4, 4:00 p.m., Ballroom A-B, Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.
The workshop will also be offered via videoconference on Thursday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m. More locations may be added and will be listed on the Global Programs website as they become available. More information about the workshop and grants available is attached and may also be found on the UOGP site.
For more information, contact Janet Haner, email@example.com
April is Autism Awareness Month
In support of April is Autism Awareness Month, the college is co-sponsoring the following events:
~ “Abandoning Intellectual Disability: The Case for Presuming Competence,” lecture by Douglas Biklen, dean of the School of Education at Syracuse University and co-producer of the Academy Award nominated film, Wretches and Jabberers, Thursday, April 5, 6:30 p.m., Nittany Lion Inn. A reception will follow the talk. For more details, visit http://disabilitystudies.psu.edu/events.
~ Showing of the film, Wretches and Jabberers that will include a question and answer session with Tracy Thresher, and Larry Bissonnette, two men with autism who are the focus of the film, in which they travel internationally to change attitudes about disability and intelligence, Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon auditorium. A reception will follow the film in Zoller Café. For details about the film: http://www.wretchesandjabberers.org.
FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
The University Dance Company, directed by Elisha Clark Halpin, associate professor of dance and artistic director of ETCH, was selected to participate in the 2012 Northeast Regional Gala at the American College Dance Festival, May 24-27, 2012. UDC was created in 2005 to give students an real company experience to prepare them to be part of a professional company. UDC performs on and off campus, works with guest artist, and faculty choreographers.
B. Stephen Carpenter, II, professor of art education, published a book chapter, "E-Mail from a digital daddy: A conversation with my (future) child in an age of digital (communication) technology," in Mothering a bodied curriculum: Emplacement, desire, affect, edited by S. Springgay and D. Freedman, (University of Toronto Press, 2012), pp. 103-123.
Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History:
- has published an article, "How and for Whom They Made the Boxes," in Siculo-Arabic Ivories and Islamic Painting, edited by D. Knipp, (Munich 2011), pp. 17-37;
- has been awarded a fellowship at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University for February/March 2013 to work on the Salerno ivories.
Madhuri Desai, assistant professor of art history, has published an essay, "City of Negotiations: Urban Space and Narrative in Banaras," in Banaras: Urban Forms and Cultural Histories, edited by Michael S. Dodson, (New Delhi, India: Routledge, 2012), pp. 17-41.
Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, has published:
- an exhibition review, "Willem de Kooning, Museum of Modern Art, New York," in Artforum 50, no. 7 (March 2012), pp. 270-271;
- "Afterword" in After: Carla Arocha & Stéphanie Schraenen (Burgos, Spain: Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, 2012), pp. 39-45.
Rudy Shepherd, assistant professor of art, is participating in a solo exhibition, Psychic Death, at Mixed Greens, New York, NY, March 29-April 28, 2012. To read the full story, click here.
Emily Schiller, Ph.D. candidate in art history, has been awarded a Robert Lehman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship at the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Ms. Schiller is writing a dissertation, "Unsettled Masses: Transportation in American Art during the 1930s and 1940s.
Jennifer Cochran Anderson, Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper, “Touching Wood: Devotional Sculpture, Rupture and Resiliency in a Changing World,” at Things Fall Apart: Fragmentation in Visual Culture, 38th Annual Cleveland Symposium, Cleveland Museum of Art, March 23, 2012.
Roberta Chapman, Ph.D. candidate in art history, presented a paper, “Picasso’s Paris: The Conundrum of the Cubist Cityscape,” at Things Fall Apart: Fragmentation in Visual Culture, 38th Annual Cleveland Symposium, Cleveland Museum of Art, March 23, 2012.
Christopher Fitzgerald and Jennifer Motter, Ph.D. candidates in art education, were awarded a Teaching with Technology Certificate from Penn State’s Graduate School. Students develop a philosophy about contemporary technology in their teaching. To read more, click here.
Laura Sivert, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will present a paper, “Advertising the Tennessee Valley Authority: Conflicting Portraits of America from 1938 to 1945,” in Material Cultures in the Space Between: 1914-1945, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, June 14-16, 2012.
The following faculty and graduate students presented papers at Emerging Perspectives: Connecting Teaching, Learning and Research, National Art Education Association conference, New York, NY, March 1-4, 2012:
- Patricia Amburgy, associate professor of art education: recipient of Kathy Connor’s Teaching Award,” Women’s Caucus: “Joining Forces”;
- Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women's studies: “Researching Online Teaching,” “Online Journals, Promotion, and Tenure,” “Educators Discuss Qualitative Research Methods: Action, Narrative/Case and Connections to Classroom Practice,” “Teachers as Action Researchers,” Women’s Caucus: “What do you believe is critical to lobby for in 2012?” “Joining Forces,” “Advocacy and Leadership Mentoring Stories”;
- B. Stephen Carpenter, professor of art education: “Reconceptualizing Visual Arts Curriculum: Inciting Democratic Curricular Possibility Within the Historical Present in Art Education”;
- Charles Garoian, professor of art education: “Swim or Sink: Standards and Criteria for Reviewing Junior Faculty’s Promotion and Tenure Portfolio,” “The Exquisite Corpse of Art-Based Research,” “The Research Interview as a Relational and Collaborative Form of Art Practice,” “Art Education and the Aesthetics of Fear in Post-9/11 Culture”;
- Yvonne Gaudelius, assistant vice president and associate dean of undergraduate education and professor of art education and women’s studies: “Swim or Sink: Standards and Criteria for Reviewing Junior Faculty’s Promotion and Tenure Portfolio,” “Assemblage: Deleuzoguattarian Metaphor and Movement for Research in Art Education”;
- Grace Hampton, professor of art, art education, and head of Department of African and African American Studies: : “Cultural Encounters in Teaching and Learning: The Contributions of Minorities to the Culture of America”;
- Wanda Knight, associate professor of art education: “Cultural Encounters in Teaching and Learning: The Contributions of Minorities to the Culture of America,” Women’s Caucus: “Joining Forces,” recipient of National Ziegfeld Award;
- Renee Kredell, assistant professor of theatre: “Performance Art Pedagogy: Ensuring the Performativity of Knowledge in the Classroom,” “Performance Art Pedagogy in the Classroom: Say What!”;
- Kimberly Powell, assistant professor of education and art education: “Assemblage: Deleuzoguattarian Metaphor and Movement for Research in Art Education,” “SRAE President’s Salon: Narrative and Descriptive Research in Art Education”;
- Mary Ann Stankiewicz, professor of art education: “Visual Arts Education and the Fulfillment of Human Potential,” “Exploring the Critical Correspondence Between Philosophy of History and Historical Research,” “Search, Re-search, and Re-vision of Art Education History,” “Re-Visioning Historical Re-Search: A Not So ‘Sexy’ Methodology!”;
- Graeme Sullivan, professor of art education and director, SoVA: “Contemporary Studio Art and the Practice of Research,” “HE Issues Forum: Arts-Based Research Methodologies in Art Education I”;
- Christine Thompson, professor of art education: “Revolutionizing Early Childhood Art Education Through Pedagogical Documentation,” “Assemblage: Deleuzoguattarian Metaphor and Movement for Research in Art Education,” “Dialogues on Child Art: Emerging Theoretical Perspectives on Children’s Making,” “The Wild Fire Effect: Learning to Draw as a Social Process,” “So This Body That We Are Killing: Performing Public Pedagogies of Violence”;
- Brent Wilson, professor emeritus of art education: “Voices From the Worlds of Manga: Their Meaning for Art and Visual Cultural Education”;
- Amy Bloom, Ph.D. candidate: “Undine, the Rebel Sock Puppet: A Movie,” “Women's Caucus Art Exhibition: Emerging Perspectives”;
- Ann Holt, Ph.D. candidate: “No Dust, No Cobwebs Here: Forum for Emerging/ Re-emerging Scholarly Interest in Art Education History”;
- Yuha Jung, Min Jung Lee, Hongkyu Koh, Ph.D. candidates: “Aesthetic Education from an Ecological Perspective”;
- Jessica Kirker, Ph.D. candidate: “SRAE Past-President Session: Exploring Teacher-Researcher Methodologies”;
- Jennifer Motter: “Tech Savvy Girls: Teaching New Media Storytelling and Game Making for Middle School Girls,” “Seminar for Research in Art Education (SRAE),” “Critical Action Research: PostSecret Feminist Activism’;
- Laura Sapelly, Ph.D. candidate: “Women's Caucus Art Exhibition: Emerging Perspectives”;
- Christopher Schulte, Ph.D. candidate: “Assemblage: Deleuzoguattarian Metaphor and Movement for Research in Art Education,” “Dialogues on Child Art: Emerging Theoretical Perspectives on Children’s Making,” “Knowing Relationally, Relationally Knowing: Children’s Artmaking at the Crossroads of Teaching, Learning, and Research”;
- Kevin Slivka, Ph.D. candidate: “Emerging Perspectives Through Arts-Based Education and Research”;
- Myoungsun Sohn, Ph.D. candidate: “Final Art Show as Live(d) Art Curriculum Space’.
Wanda Knight, associate professor of art education, Yuha Jung, Lillian Lewis, Ph.D. candidates in art education, and Laura March, Natalia Pilato, M.Ed. candidates in art education, presented “We are Penn State: Healing in the shadow of a climate of silence,” at the National Art Education Association conference in New York, March 1-4, 2012.
Yenju Lin, Lillian Lewis, Ph.D. candidates in art education, and Laura March, Ulyssa Martinez, M.Ed. candidates in art education, presented “Diagnosis, treatment and recovery: Student body response to the Penn State child molestation scandal,” at Where rubber meets road, Graduate Research in Art Education Conference, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, February 29-March 1.
Integrative Arts Program Coordinator Position
The college is currently looking for a program coordinator to direct the Integrative Arts degree program from the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. The announcement is available on the college website at: http://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/sites/artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/files/PC_InArt_Mar%202012.pdf. For more information, contact Gary Kesler, FASLA, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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