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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: May 10, 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

~ “Architectural Drawing from Pencil to Pixel,” WWW Drawing Symposium, Saturday, May 11, 2:00 p.m., New York Drawing Center.
Renowned architects meet rising stars from the worlds of fine art and computational design to discuss the evolution of architectural drawing in a digital age. For more information, click here.
Co-organized by the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Drawing Center, New York.

Department of Art History

No announcements for this week.

Borland Gallery

No announcements for this week.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ Center for the Performing Arts prepares for the third year of the Classical Music Project. To read the full story, click here.

Palmer Museum of Art

~ Lit with Piercing Glances: Linocuts by James Mullen, continues through May 19, 2013
~ Suspended Contemplations: Drawings and Watercolors by Leon Kelly, May 21-August 11, 2013
Drawn largely from the private collection of Albert and Lorraine Kligman, this exhibition includes surrealist-inspired compositions for which Leon Kelly is best known today, as well as numerous additional sheets that range from his early cubist studies to his neo-baroque experiments of the early 1960s.

Gala 2013: Modern Mania: Immerse Yourself in the Avant Garde, Friday, May 10, 6:30 p.m., Ballroom, Nittany Lion Inn
For more information click here.

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

School of Music


~ Music at the Boal Mansion, Saturday, May 11, 7:00 p.m., Boal Mansion
For reservations and ticket information, click here.
Spring concert in the 1898 ballroom with performances by School of Music faculty and a reception of champagne and fine food.
~ Voice Studio Recital, Sunday, May 12, 1:30 p.m., 110 Music Building I
~ Music in the Garden: Healing the Soul, performed by members of the Music at Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestra, Thursday, June 6 (rain date: June 12), 6:00 p.m., H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, Penn State Arboredum. The concert is free and open to the public.
Partnering with Mount Nittany Health and the Penn State Arboretum, Music at Penn’s Woods presents an evening of music performed outdoors within the garden rooms of the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens.
            6:00 p.m.: Wander the garden pathways, drink in the heady aromas of the summer rose garden, and sit in quiet meditation at the Joel N.   Meyers Sundial;
            7:00 p.m.: Listen to a solo violin singing in the Esplanade, wood flute echoing from the Bamboo Alleé, and a plaintive cello nestling under the Hosler Oak;
            8:00 p.m.: Meet back in the Overlook Pavilion for light refreshments, remarks by Maestro Gerardo Edelstein, and a short performance by the members of the Pennsylvania Quintet and Allegria Ensemble.

School of Theatre

Off Center (formerly called Studio Productions)
~ Broadway on Allen, free summer entertainment in the Downtown Theatre Center June and July 2013.

For more information about events and tickets, visit

School of Visual Arts

~ Professional Development Summer Institute: Strategies of Engagement through Contemporary Portraiture, Wednesday-Saturday, June 26-29, 2013, Palmer Museum of Art.
The Palmer Museum of Art and the Art Education Program in the School of Visual Arts will offer an innovative professional development institute and course this summer. Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education at the Palmer Museum of Art, and B. Stephen Carpenter, II, professor of art education, will serve as faculty for the institute. The institute and course will focus on intersections between contemporary art and curriculum. The professional development institute is offered in a free four-day experience, June 26-June 29. The graduate course employs an innovative instructional approach in which students attend the four-day on-campus institute experience followed by a five-week online component comprising correspondence, discussion, and a final project. The course and institute are supported by an Incentives and Innovations Grant from the College of Arts and Architecture. To learn more, click here.

Zoller Gallery

The School of Visual Arts has established a new Virtual Gallery. This gallery features exhibitions currently on display in our Edwin W. Zoller and Patterson Galleries and other exhibition venues. It also features works previously on display in those spaces. To view the gallery, click here.

For more information on upcoming exhibitions, visit

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

No announcements for this week.

For more information on lectures and events, visit


Photo Gallery – 50th Anniversary Celebration
The College of Arts and Architecture’s 50th anniversary was celebrated but not forgotten. Check out the photo gallery here.


Applications Sought for Commission for Women’s Mentoring Program

The Penn State Commission for Women's Mentoring Program is accepting applications for protégés and mentors for the 2013-14 academic year. The mentoring program promotes professional and personal development for full-time Penn State faculty, exempt and nonexempt staff, and technical-service employees, by pairing protégés with mentors who can provide advice and resources to help them meet their individual and specific professional goals such as career planning, job skills enhancement and greater University involvement.

The application deadline is Saturday, June 1. Full-time Penn State employees may apply online at


Vincent Benitez, associate professor of music theory, presented a paper, "Stravinsky and the End of Musical Time: Messiaen’s Analysis of the Rite of Spring and Its Impact on Twentieth-Century Music,” at the Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning at York University, Toronto, Canada, April 18, 2013. He will present different versions of his Messiaen/Stravinsky paper at the Eighth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900 in Liverpool, UK in September 2013, and at the National Meeting of the Society for Music Theory in Charlotte, NC in November 2013.

Anthony Cutler, Evan Pugh Professor of Art History, has been selected to be a Visiting Scholar in Byzantine Studies at Harvard University's Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., February 2014.

Carolyn Lucarelli, curator of visual resources, Department of Art History, has been selected to join the Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association (VRA) Foundation. She started her two-year term at the VRA annual conference in Providence, RI, April 2013.

Marica Tacconi, professor of musicology, received a 2013 Achieving Woman Award from Penn State's Commission for Women.

Three graduating master’s conducting students have been invited on the basis of audition to participate in conducting workshops this summer:
- David Hood, M.M. in choral conducting candidate, will attend “The Complete Conductor: Orchestral Conducting for the Choral Director, ” May 22-27, 2013 in New York City. The student conductors will work with an orchestra and with master teachers in ensemble and private studio settings. David will work with master teachers Michael Adelson (New York Philharmonic), Jonathan Griffith (Distinguished Concerts International New York), and Jorge Avila (concertmaster, Ridgefield Symphony).
- Christopher Tow (’13 M.M. choral conducting) will attend the Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop, July 27-August 3, 2013, Sarteano, Italy. The week-long seminar will include vocal pedagogy presentations by singer Bronislawa Falinska (contralto), sessions on rehearsal technique with Brian O’Connell (Boston Conservatory), and conducting master classes with world-renowned choral conductor Simon Carrington.
- Mürsel Yavuz, (’13 M.M. orchestral conducting) will participate in the Orkney Conductors’ Course in conjunction with the St. Magnus International Festival, Orkney Islands, Scotland. He is one of eight conductors chosen from a field of 60 applicants. Participants in the course will work with Martyn Brabbins (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Flanders), Charles Peebles (University College Opera), the Hebrides Ensemble, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

No announcements for this week.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, May 24, 2013.

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