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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: January 25, 2013


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

~ “Bearing,” lecture by Eric Sutherland, Stuckeman practitioner instructor for design, Department of Architecture, Wednesday, January 30, 6:00 p.m., Jury Space, Stuckeman Building. To read the full story, click here.
~ Nature of Spatial Practices, First Annual Graduate Student One-Day Conference, Friday, February 1, 8:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m., Stuckeman Building
Advancing technologies, increasing mobility and changing socio-cultural patterns across the globe in the past few decades have accelerated the continuously transforming nature of spatial practice. The conference welcomes contemporary perspectives from graduate students and recent graduates in different disciplines to examine shifts in boundaries, agencies, instruments and vocabulary of practice.
~ “Strange Lessons: Drawing and the Discovery of a Heavy Light,” WWW Drawing Lecture Series, lecture by Mark West, professor of architecture and founding director of the Center for Architectural Structures and Technology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, Wednesday, February 6, 6:00 p.m., Jury Space. To read the full story, click here.

Department of Art History

~ “The Pietà di Palestrina: The Curious Case of an Unfinished Work by the Celebrated Buonarroti,” lecture by Pieretta Kulpa, Ph.D. candidate in art history, as part of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) Junior Scholar in Early Modern Studies, Tuesday, February 5, noon, 7A Sparks Building.

Borland Gallery

No announcements for this week.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca, Saturday, January 26, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Kathy Mattea: Calling Me Home, Friday, February 1, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Immortal Beloved, introduced by Michael Broyles, professor of musicology at Florida State University, and Distinguished Professor of Music and professor of American history emeritus at Penn State, Sunday, February 3, 2:00 p.m., State Theatre. The film is part of the Classical Music Project (CMP) Film Series, 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.
~ “Beethoven in Hollywood,” by Michael Broyles, professor of musicology at Florida State University, and Distinguished Professor of Music and professor of American history emeritus at Penn State, Tuesday, February 5, 2:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium.
Focusing on the visual arts and popular music, this lecture addresses how and why a European musician born more than 240 years ago sustains such a powerful presence in a society with increasingly varied roots.
Lecture is part of the Classical Music Project (CMP) Interdisciplinary Lecture Series. To read more about CMP, click here.
~ It Gets Better Written by Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles and directed by Liesel Reinhart, Thursday, February 7, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium

Palmer Museum of Art

~ Lit with Piercing Glances: Linocuts by James Mullen, continues through May 19, 2013
This exhibition offers a retrospective look at printmaker James Mullen’s preferred medium, the linoleum cut, which he has found particularly suitable for the linearly abstract still lifes and portraits that have marked his fifty-year career.
~ “Varied and Untried”: Early Twentieth-Century American Painting from the James and Barbara Palmer Collection, January 13-May 5, 2013
This exhibition highlights many of the ashcan realists and modernists, including Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keefe, and John Sloan, who were willing to pursue subjects and styles both “varied and untried.”

The Art of Poetry (poetry readings held in the galleries)
~ “Motherhood and Other Acts of Nature,” by Allison Jaenicke, lecturer in English, Wednesday, February 6, 12:10 p.m.
Jaenicke’s short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in such publications as Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers; Breathing the Same Air: An East Tennessee Anthology; and Bard College’s Writing from the Inside Out.

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.)
~ Ashcan Artists in the James and Barbara Palmer Collection, by Joyce Robinson, curator, Friday, February 8, 12:10 p.m.

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

School of Music


~ Celebration of African American Music Festival, featuring faculty and student performers from the Penn State School of Music, Thursday-Saturday, January     31-February 2, Esber Recital Hall and Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
Events include the following:
    January 31: Bach’s Lunch, Eisenhower Chapel, 12:10 p.m.
    January 31: Concert, Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, 6:00 p.m.
    February 1: Common Hour, Esber Recital Hall, 2:30 p.m.
    February 1: Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Esber Recital Hall, 6:00 p.m.
         The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, a jazz fusion group based in Chicago, IL, will be featured artists for this year's festival. All of their performances 
         will occur on February 1 in Esber Rectial Hall. All evernts are free and open to the public.
    February 2: Essence of Joy, Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, 1:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Anthony Leach, professor of music/music education, at 865-6521 or

~ President’s Concert: National Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C., Friday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.
The Penn State Concert Choir, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Baroque Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, a marimba duo, and a piano soloist will present the seventh annual President’s Concert, hosted by President Rodney Erickson. Alumni Fellow William Neil, organist with the National Symphony Orchestra, will also perform.

~ Graduate Conducting Recital: Eric Greco, Saturday, January 26, 4:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ Senior Recital: Matthew Ross, viola, Wednesday, January 30, 6:00 p.m., University Baptist and Brethren Church
~ Graduate Recital: Justin Robinson, trumpet, Wednesday, January 30, 7:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Celebration of African American Music Festival, Thursday, January 31, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Undergraduate Recital: Hannah Lin, violin, Saturday, February 2, 7:30 p.m., University Baptist and Brethren Church
~ Joan Sparks and the Flute Pro Shop, Sunday, February 3, 5:30 p.m., Room 101, Music Building II
~ Faculty Recital: Naomi Seidman, flute, Monday, February 4, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall~ Mardi Gras: Centre Dimensions and Jazz Ensemble, Saturday, February 9, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall (Ticket required: $4.99 adult/$2 student)

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
Love’s Labour’s Lost, February 12-23, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre
Love and loquacity. Passion and puns. Rhetoric and romance. The Bard takes wordplay and wit to their most impressive in this clever comedy.

Off Center (formerly called Studio Productions)
~ Indigenous Knowledge: Cultural Conversations 2013, Monday-Sunday, February 4-10, times vary, Downtown Theatre
Cultural Conversations, the only new works festival of its kind in the country, is devoted to fostering and promoting new dance, visual arts, and theatre pieces based on issues of local and global diversity. The festival offers a forum for professional and student artists where social issues can "play out" on a stage. For more information and schedules, click here.

For more information about events and tickets, visit

School of Visual Arts

No announcements for this week.

Zoller Gallery

~ [sin-thuh-sahyz]:First-Year M.F.A. Student Exhibition, February 4-15. Public reception, Monday, February 4, 5:00 p.m.
[Sin-thuh-sahyz] is defined as the combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity. This exhibition is a composite of artists whose work spans from integrating technology, performance, craft and traditional media into a contemporary context. The artists exhibiting are exploring various concepts such as humor, cultural traditions, loss, gender roles and issues in popular culture. This exhibition features the work of artists Dengke Chen, Sidney Church, Christina Erives, Negar Fadaeidehkordi, Katie Hovencamp, Anna Margush, Brooks Oliver, Jesse Rafalko, Sarah Swist, and Danyel Woodring.

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

~ In His Own Words: The Life and Works of César Chávez Exhibition, continues through February 24, HUB-Robeson Galleries
Featuring thirty-eight photographs paired with excerpts from his dynamic speeches, interviews, and authoritative writings, In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez documents the full course of Chávez’s remarkable career and examines the life experiences and philosophical influences that drove him to dedicate himself fully to improving the lives of American farm workers.

For more information on lectures and events, visit


College-Sponsored THON Blood Drive

The college is sponsoring a THON 2013 blood drive on Monday, January 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Stuckeman Family Building. The American Red Cross will make a $4 donation to the Four Diamonds Fund in honor of each presenting donor. To schedule an appointment, go to

A&A Faculty/Staff Offers for College’s 50th Anniversary

As announced at the all-college meeting in December, several special offers are being made to faculty and staff who would like to participate in the 50th Anniversary activities of the College of Arts and Architecture, April 4-7, 2013.

Waiver of $25 Registration Fee
Alumni and friends of the College have been invited to register for a fee of $25. Arts and Architecture faculty/staff members may attend and have the $25 registration fee waived. You will only need to pay for individual events that carry a cost, like the Friday luncheon or Saturday afternoon reception. There are many free events.  The registration site can be accessed via, and click on the Register tab in the lower left corner.  After selecting the events you wish to participate in, on the final page, enter the group code (discount code) 20psudiscount13 to have the $25 registration fee deducted from your total. One discount per person, please.

Free Arts and Architecture 50th Anniversary T-Shirt
Current faculty and staff members may request a free 50th anniversary t-shirt. Between now and February 1, 2013, request your shirt via the web form located at:
One shirt per faculty/staff member, please. The shirts will be available around the end of February, and those who have requested one will be notified when they are in.

Group Rate for Tickets to Leonard Bernstein’s MASS Performances
A group rate of $31.05 (no processing fees) has been established for faculty and staff who are interested in attending either of the performances on April 5-6. Seats are located in the orchestra for both performances between rows F-I. You may purchase online, or go directly to any of the CPA box offices (Eisenhower, Penn State Downtown Theatre, HUB) to buy in person. If buying in person, you may select from the Orange seats on hold, or choose any open available seats. Reference A&A Faculty and Staff Discount to make sure you receive the discount.

To purchase tickets online for April 5 at 7:30 p.m., click on the link below:

To purchase tickets online for April 6 at 2:00 p.m., click on the link below: 


  • Select link and follow instructions to create an account, if you have never purchased online with the Arts Ticket Center.
  • Use Promo Code:  A&A MASS
  • Use your PSU domain (
  • Using the above online links, you can only purchase and print adult discounted tickets ($31.05 with no processing fees).

For questions related to the 50th registration or the t-shirt requests, contact Joyce Hoffman at

For questions related to the group rate for Mass tickets, contact Sherren McKenzie at

Interdisciplinary Event Initiated by Studio|Lab

Playing the Archive: Experiencing Data Through Visual and Sonic Immersion, Monday, February 4, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Ruth Pike Auditorium, 22 Bio Behavioral Health Building.
Renowned percussionists Robyn Schulkowsky and Joey Baron will present a concert, titled Playing the Archive: Experiencing Data Through Visual and Sonic Immersion, in which they will translate scientific data and document archives generated by Penn State researchers into music.

StudioLab is a multi-disciplinary initiative aimed at facilitating the collaboration of artists and scientists, as well as other types of scholars, with a goal of finding new ways to think about traditional and contemporary work.

To read the full story, click here.

College Seeks Nominations for Faculty and Staff Awards

The College of Arts and Architecture is seeking nominations for the Award for Excellence in Advising and Mentoring, Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching and Staff Award for Outstanding Service.  All nominations are due to the Dean's Office by February 4, 2013.  For more information, please visit (College Awards for Excellence) for more details and the nomination form.

College’s Scholarship and Awards Committee Seeking Golumbic Nominations

The College of Arts and Architecture Scholarship and Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2013 Reuben 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. The amount of each scholarship award for 2013 will be approximately $5,700. Deadline for submission of nomination form is Friday, March 1. For more information, click here.


Penn State Gender and STEAM Research Group

Gender representation and underrepresentation research in science, technology, *engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) cuts across the humanities, arts, and sciences. The purpose of STEAM is to provide support and feedback to new and emerging researchers working in the broad area of intersectionality (e.g., of gender and race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, socio-economic class, etc.). Participants will discuss research ideas, solicit advice on sources of funding, submit manuscripts in process for preliminary review, and share tips on publication outlets. The 2012-2013 Gender & STEAM Research Group spring semester monthly meetings are 5:30-7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 6, March 13, and April 3, 207 Arts Cottage. The meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and graduate students across the university.

The first session on February 6 will be a discussion of a draft of the manuscript, “Gender Minorities in the Information Technology Field: Voices of Lesbian and Bisexual Women,” led by Eileen Trauth, professor of information sciences and technology and women's studies; and Kayla Booth. For more information, please contact Karen at

Survey Seeks Feedback on Potential ANGEL Enhancements

Faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to complete a survey to provide input on potential enhancements to be made to the ANGEL course management system. The survey, which will take approximately fifteen minutes to complete, is located online at Each respondent will need to log in via WebAccess. The survey will be available through Monday, January 28. For any questions, email

Nominations Sought for Mentoring and Achieving Women

The Commission for Women (CFW) annually recognizes women who have achieved and excelled at both Penn State and in their communities. Women selected for the Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award and the Achieving Women Award will be honored at the commission's luncheon on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, University Park. To submit nominations, visit Submissions are due no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2013.


Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, will present a paper, “The Anaphoric Icon: the Traveling Virgin of Naupaktos,” at the annual conference of the College Art Association, New York, N.Y., February 13-16, 2013.

Charles Garoian, professor of art education, has authored a book, The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art: Embodied Research and Practice, published by SUNY Press.

Rudy Shepherd, assistant professor of art, is participating in a group exhibition, 100 Little Deaths by Tom Sanford, at BavinLee, New York, N.Y., which continues through February 9, 2013. For more information, click here.

Dan Willis, professor of architecture, was a speaker at the Architecture and Energy Symposium, a collaboration between the architecture faculty from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and Penn State, and the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. The symposium was held in Philadelphia, Friday, January 25, 2013.

No announcements for this week.

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