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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: June 1, 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, June 12-August 26, 2012
This exhibition features nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American quilts from the private collection of Etsuko Terasaki. Sophisticated in design, they testify to the timeless human impulse to create order and beauty in our surroundings, with whatever resources available, for utility and for pure visual pleasure.
~ 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)
~ Color My World: Color Photographs from the Permanent Collection, by Christopher Campbell, visual artist, Friday, June 8, 12:10 p.m.

Workshops for Children:
~ Portraits of Who and Where We Are: Hand-Tinted Photo Collage, Saturday, June 9, 10:15 a.m.
In this workshop led by Carolina Rubio, Ph.D. candidate in art education, children will view a number of works from the summer exhibition, Color My World: Color Photographs from the Permanent Collection, pose for a black-and-white portrait, and than hand tint the printed images. Recommended for ages 5-8. Workshop is free, but participants must preregister at 814-865-7673 or

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 Gerado Edelstein, Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
     Chamber Music, Wednesday, June 13 and 20, 7:30 p.m.
The chamber music concerts will feature the new Chamber Choir with Norman Spivey, baritone, and Sue Haug, piano, conducted by Chris Kiver; the Armstrong Duo; Allegria Ensemble; and other School of Music faculty.
     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.

For more information, visit

School of Theatre

Sneak Preview of New Dance
Michele Dunleavy, associate professor of dance, and visiting guest artist Suparna Banerjee will perform a sneak preview of their newest choreographic collaboration, FRACTALS, on Thursday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m., in Esber Recital Hall. Also performing on the program are special guests, tap dancer Sarah Mason and Elisha Clark Halpin, associate professor and artistic director of ETCHdance. The performance is free and open to the public.

Dunleavy and Banerjee will perform FRACTALS as part of CROSS-RHYTHMS: An Evening of Tap Dance and Jazz Music at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 8, at the Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street in Philadelphia. Produced by tap dancer and choreographer Pamela Hetherington, the concert will feature—in addition to Dunleavy and Banerjee-—Hetherington, Germaine Ingram, and Darrell Williams, along with Philadelphia-based modern dancer Leah Stein. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by the Jon Katz Quartet and other special musical guests. CROSS-RHYTHMS will also feature a rare re-staging of a classic Manhattan Tap piece by legendary tap dancer Heather Cornell. Tickets are $20. For advance purchase, go to

Penn State Centre Stage

Beehive, June 6-23, in the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center.
Beehive is a high-energy musical revue tracing the legendary music of the 1960s through 37 popular hits of the girl groups and solo singers of the era. The Chiffons, The Supremes, Tina Turner, and Aretha Franklin are just some of the pop stars portrayed by the super talented cast.

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


Brian A. Curran, professor of art history, will present a paper, “Renaissance/Baroque Humanism and the Visual Arts,” at Results and Desiderata of the Study and Documentation of the European Mnemohistory of Ancient Egypt, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenb├╝ttel, Germany, June 28-30, 2012.

Katsu Muramoto, associate professor of architecture, participated on an International Education of Students (IES) committee to review Penn State’s study abroad program in Toyko, Japan, May 13-19, 2012.

Elizabeth J. Walters, associate professor of art history, will present a paper, “Kalos k’agathos, the Greek Ideal and the Unsettling Power of its Antithesis,” at Rivalry in the Arts, Paragone Studies Conference, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan, July 20-21, 2012.


Jenny Watson
, human resource generalist, will retire June 29, 2012, after 35 years of service at Penn State, including 14 with the college.

Shelly Marquardt
, financial coordinator, will take over for Jenny Watson as human resource generalist, effective June 30, 2012.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, June 15, 2012.

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