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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: June 7, 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

No announcements for this week.

Department of Art History

No announcements for this week.

Borland Gallery

No announcements for this week.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ Memphis, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story and Mary Chapin Carpenter-Shawn Colvin acoustic concert highlight the center’s 2013-14 season. To read more and see the full schedule, click here.

Palmer Museum of Art

~ Suspended Contemplations: Drawings and Watercolors by Leon Kelly, continues through 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. To learn more, click here.
~ La Manière Anglaise: Mezzotints from the Permanent Collection, continues through August 25, 2013
Although the mezzotint process flourished first in the Netherlands, by the 1750s, the technique came to be known as “la manière anglaise”—the English manner. The prints in this exhibition range from Dutch and British efforts from the height of mezzotint production to examples by artists who revisited the process in the twentieth century as a means of generating original images. To learn more, click here.
~ From Your Town to Ours: Pennsylvania Prints from the O’Connor-Yeager Collection Revisited, continues through August 11, 2013
From Your Town to Ours will be the first time in more than 30 years that the full scope of the O’Connor-Yeager collection of Pennsylvania prints will be evident. In addition to the panoramic and bird’s-eye views of Pennsylvania towns and cities for which the collection is best known, the exhibition will include an array of images that document historic events, the founding of Pennsylvania, and the growth and development of highways, byways, and railways across the state. To learn more, click here.

Workshops for Children and Youth:
~ Metamorphic Me: Self-Portraits Inspired by Leon Kelly, Saturday, June 15, 10:15 a.m.
Under the guidance of Lillian Lewis, museum educator, participants will develop self-portraits that utilize contemporary materials to create unique drawings, which will then ben deconstructed and reassembled. Recommended for ages 14-18. Workshop is free, but participants must preregister at 814-863-9188 or

Art After Hours:
Live concert by Penns Valley band The Chicken Tractor Deluxe, Saturday, June 15, 7:00 p.m., Palmer Museum Plaza. In case of rain, performance will be held in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. The band draws inspiration from 78 rpm records, rural church music, mountain murder ballads, classic country and honky-tonk string bands, and old-time music.

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.)
~ La Manière Anglaise: Mezzotints from the Permanent Collection, by Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman curator, Friday, June 14, 12:10 p.m.

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

School of Music


~ New Music for Oboe from Penn State: Double Reed Recital, Tim Hurtz, oboe, Monday, June 10, 4:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ Music in the Garden: Healing the Soul, performed by members of the Music at Penn’s Woods Festival Orchestra, Wednesday, June 12, 6:00 p.m., H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, The Arboretum at Penn State. The concert is free and open to the public.
Partnering with Mount Nittany Health and The Arboretum at Penn State, 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.

~ Music at Penn's Woods, the unique summer music festival showcasing Penn State students and alumni and local musicians, returns in June with two festival concerts and two chamber concerts, June 19-29. For more information on the 2013 season, click here.

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
Good People, June 12-22, 7:30 p.m., Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
Sometimes the only thing more frightening than your future is your past.
In South Boston, this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, bingo is a night on the town, and sharp-tongued single-mom Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Scrambling to make ends meet, she looks up an old flame, hoping he’ll help her make a fresh start. In this humor-filled drama from Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, we see how twists of fate determine our path.

Off Center (formerly called Studio Productions) Performances are free.
~ Broadway on Allen: Caberet, June 25-27, noon, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
~ Your Cabernet/Our Cabaret, Friday, June 28, 7:00 p.m., Penn State Downtown Theatre Center

To read more about the summer productions, click here.

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.


College of Arts and Architecture Summer Blood Drive
The college is sponsoring a summer blood drive on Monday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 125 Borland Building (Gallery). To schedule an appointment, go to

No announcements for this week.


Peter Aeschbacher, associate professor of landscape architecture and architecture, will be a Schreyer Honors College Distinguished Honors Faculty Program member, 2013-2015. His project, “Getting to Work: Innovation, Public Scholarship, and Ethics for Schreyer Scholars,” will focus on the practice, ethics, and public purpose of work. To read the full story, click here.

Studio L has published a book, 2013 The Laskey Award—A Design Challenge, which features design challenges to students by Mehrdad Hadighi, Stuckeman Chair of Integrative Design and head of the Department of Architecture. To read the full story, click here.

Photographs by Katarin Parizek, assistant professor of art, are featured in a solo exhibition, Waters’ Colours, at the Brick Lane Gallery, London, June 18-24, 2013.

Elizabeth Walters, associate professor of art history, will present a paper, “Faience and its Context from the Temple-Town Hierakonpolis, Egypt, 1978-2013,” at the 11th International Congress of Egyptologists in Alexandria, Egypt, September 13-20, 2013.

No announcements for this week.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, June 21, 2013.

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June 6, 2013
Center for the Performing Arts 2013–2014 Season

June 6, 2013
La Manière Anglaise: Mezzotints from the Permanent Collection

June 6, 2013
Aeschbacher Named Schreyer Distinguished Honors Faculty Member for 2013-15

June 6, 2013
Suspended Contemplation: Drawings and Watercolors by Leon Kelly

June 6, 2013
From Your Town to Ours: Pennsylvania Prints from the O’Connor-Yeager Collection Revisited

June 4, 2013
Art Education Faculty and Alumnus Win Prestigious National Honors

May 31, 2013
School of Visual Arts Launches Summer Camp for High School Students

May 29, 2013
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