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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: June 21, 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

~ The H. Campbell and Eleanor R. Stuckeman School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture will host an architecture and landscape architecture summer camp for high school students, July 14-18 and July 21-25. The program provides campers the opportunity to utilize the impressive facilities of the Stuckeman Family Building and be mentored by faculty, alumni and experienced graduate and undergraduate students. For more information, click here.

Department of Art History

No announcements for this week.

Borland Gallery

~ Sanx-Axis, an exhibition featuring artistry by faculty and students from Studio|Lab, will be on display in the Borland Gallery on the Penn State University Park campus, June 20-28, 2013. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. To read the full story, click here.

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. To learn more, click here.
~ La Manière Anglaise: Mezzotints from the Permanent Collection, continues through August 25, 2013. To learn more, click here.
~ From Your Town to Ours: Pennsylvania Prints from the O’Connor-Yeager Collection Revisited, continues through August 11, 2013. To learn more, click here.

Workshops for Children and Youth:
~ Magnificent Mezzotints and Magical Moments, Saturday, July 6, 10:15 a.m.
Facilitated by Natalia Pilato, artist and art educator, this workshop will give students the opportunity to creatively investigate the La Manière Anglaise: Mezzotints from the Permanent Collection exhibition through a guided treasure hunt. Each participant will then make several monoprints based on their discoveries in the museum, using a reductive method similar to what artists use when creating mezzotints. Recommended for ages 9-12. Workshop is free, but participants must preregister at 814-863-9188 or

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

School of Music


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

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
Good People, continues through June 22, 7:30 p.m., Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
Doubt: A Parable, July 24-August 3, 7:30 p.m., Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
There is no evidence. There are no witnesses. But for one, there is no doubt.
Did he or didn’t he? Where’s the proof? A seed of doubt is sown. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Doubt is a mesmerizing, suspense-filled drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat. And who better to take us on that journey than critically acclaimed actor Jane Ridley, as she performs in her last production before she retires from the School of Theatre.

Off Center (formerly called Studio Productions) Performances are free.
~ Broadway on Allen, June 25-27 and July 1-3, noon, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
~ Your Cabernet/Our Cabaret, Friday, June 28 and July 5, 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.


University of Oregon Faculty Member Appointed Associate Dean for Research
Andrew Schulz
, associate professor of 18th- and 19th-century art and former head of the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Oregon, has been appointed associate dean for research in the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture, effective Aug. 1. He replaces Bill Doan, who is returning to a full-time faculty position in the School of Theatre. To read the full story, click here.

No announcements for this week.


Photographs by Katarin Parizek, assistant professor of art, are featured in a solo exhibition, Waters’ Colours, at the Brick Lane Gallery, London, which continues through June 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.


~ Megan Hill, administrative support assistant, e-Learning Institute, started May 2, 2013
~ Kim Miller, administrative support assistant, School of Music, starts June 24, 2013

~ Keith Bailey, assistant dean for online learning and educational technology and director of the e-Learning Institute, will be leaving Penn State on July 12, 2013 to become director of the University of Georgia’s Office of Online Learning, effective August 1, 2013.
~ Sean Burkholder, assistant professor of landscape architecture, will be leaving Penn State on June 30, 2013 to become assistant professor of landscape architecture and architecture at the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo.

Retirements (effective June 30, 2013)
~ Pier Bandini, associate professor of architecture, Stuckeman School
~ Robert Holland, associate professor of architecture, Stuckeman School
~ Barry Kur, professor and associate director of School of Theatre
~ Steve Odland, lab mechanic, School of Visual Arts
~ Debra Veneziano, administrative support assistant, School of Music

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, July 5, 2013.

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