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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: September 20, 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

(Lectures and seminars held in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space)
~ Lecture by Roberto Rovira, chair of landscape architecture, Florida International University, and principal of Studio Roberto Rovira, Wednesday, September 25, 6:00 p.m. For more information, click here.
~ Seminar by Liz Gerber, founder of Design for America and assistant professor of mechanical engineering, Northwestern University, Friday, September 27, noon. Seminar is sponsored by the Center for Research in Design and Innovation. To read the full story, click here.
~ “A.E. Bye: Palettes and Pedagogies,” lecture by Richard Hindle, 2013 A.E. Bye/Landscape Architecture Archives Research Fellow, and Emerson/Womack assistant professor of design, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, Wednesday, October 2, 6:00 p.m. To learn more, click here.
~ Christopher Counts Exhibit, October 1 – November 5, 2013, Rouse Gallery, Stuckeman Family Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Christopher Counts, Stuckeman Career Development Professor in Design and principal of Christopher Counts Studio, will exhibit an array of models and sketches that highlight process and making as integral components of landscape architecture. Counts will give a lecture at 6:00 p.m. on October 31 in the Stuckeman Building Jury space. For more information about Christopher Counts, visit

Department of Art History

No announcements for this week.

Borland Gallery

~ Raw, installation exhibition by John DeGiovanni, a senior pursuing a B.F.A. in painting and drawing, September 30-October 11.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ The Wind Horse by Anda Union, Tuesday, September 24, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Cirkopolis by Cirque Éloize, Friday, September 27, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life Presentation, Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 p.m., Schwab Auditorium
~ St. Lawrence String Quartet, Wednesday, October 9, 7:30 p.m., Schwab Auditorium

Go to for details about the music, theater and dance presentations.

Palmer Museum of Art

~ American Block and Burin: Wood Engravings from the Permanent Collection, continues through December 8, 2013
~ Recent Acquisitions, continues through December 15, 2013
~ Uncanny Congruencies, continues through December 15, 2013

Jazz at the Palmer (Christoffers Lobby, Palmer Musem of Art)
~ David Stambler and Friends, Thursday, September 26, 7:30 p.m.
Palmer Museum of Art and WPSU are once again partnering to present this series of free jazz concerts. Seating is limited and tickets are required. Visit or contact Sue Bryant 814-863-6635.

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.)
~ American Block and Burin: Wood Engravings from the Permanent Collection, by Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator, Friday, September 27, 12:10 p.m.

Uncanny October Film Series:
~ Spirited Away (2001), Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 5, 2:00 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium
The Palmer will screen a series of films as part of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities’ “Uncanny October” project, featuring events on the theme of the uncanny, or the familiar made strange. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.\

The Art of Poetry (poetry readings held in the galleries)
~ “Lottery Ticket” (Parallel Press, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013), by Heather Corbally Bryant, lecturer, Department of English, Wednesday, October 2, 12:10 p.m.
Bryant has also authored How Will the Heart Endure (1992), which received the Donald R. Murphy Prize for a best first book in Irish Studies; the novel Through Your Hands (2011); and a chapbook titled Cheap Grace (2011).

Paper Views:
Held the last Friday of each month in the Print Study Room, Paper Views is a series of one-day exhibitions that highlight works on paper from the permanent collection.
~ 2000 + Art Made Since the Start of the New Millennium selected by Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, Friday, October 4, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Conversation with Sarah Rich at 1:o0 p.m.

~ Palmer Museum of Art Community Day, Saturday, October 5, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Enjoy live music, gallery talks, hands-on activities, and refreshments with friends and family.

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

School of Music


~ Chamber Orchestra, Friday, October 4, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall [ticket required: $4.99 adult/$2 student]. The Chamber Orchestra is conducted by Gerardo Edelstein, director of orchestral studies.
The program features an early work by English composer Benjamin Britten, performed in honor of the composer's 100th birthday. The symphony was written in 1934, and is based on eight themes, which Britten wrote during his childhood (two per movement).
~ Fall Choral Collage (All Penn State choirs), Saturday, October 5, 8:00 p.m., Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. Admission is free. Monetary donations will be accepted to support the State College Area Food Bank.
Performing choirs include the Concert Choir and Glee Club, conducted by Christopher Kiver; Oriana Singers, conducted by Lynn Drafall; University Choir and Essence of Joy, conducted by Anthony Leach; and Women's Chorale, conducted by Jayne Glocke.

~ Faculty Recital: Rob Nairn, double bass, with guest artist John Moore, bassist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Saturday, September 21, 2:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I. For more information, click here.
~ Masterclass: Peter Askim, double bass, Saturday, September 21, 2:00 p.m., 122 Music Building II
~ Faculty Recital: Tim Hurtz, oboe, Sunday, September 22, 3:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall. To learn more, click here.
~ Masterclass: David Stambler and Friends,Wednesday, September 25, 8:00 p.m., 128 Music Building II
~ Bach’s Lunch: School of Music Potpourri, Thursday, September 26, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Guest Artist Recital: Sarah Schouten, horn, Thursday, September 26, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Faculty Recital: Three Baritones, Friday, September 27, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall

Bring the concert hall to you by experiencing performances via livestream! Click here.

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
No Place to Be Somebody, October 1-10, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre
You think you have a corner on soul? In the middle of the Civil Rights era, a black bartender matches wits with a white mobster in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Off Center (formerly called Studio Productions)
~ Funk it Up About Nothin’, October 16, 17, 19, show times vary, Levels Night Club
A fresh urban take on a story as old skool as love itself, and complete with a live DJ, B-boys and girls, MCs and divas. It’s an outrageous “hip-hoptation” based on the Bard’s classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing.

School of Visual Arts

~ A Legacy of Creative Endeavors, exhibition of works by School of Visual Arts alumni of Centre County, Bellefonte Art Museum, continues through September 29, 2013.
~ Faculty Collections: School of Visual Arts Alumni Works, Robeson Gallery, HUB-Robeson Center, September 27-December 1, 2013. Reception on October 24, 5:00 p.m.
This exhibition features many pieces including ceramics, drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures, all of which are housed in the personal collections of School of Visual Arts faculty members. To learn more, click here.

Zoller Gallery

~ Bang! 2nd Year MFA Graduate Exhibition, Part 1, continues through September 27.
The exhibition features installation, photography, ceramics, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. A variety of themes are explored in this show. Among them, Jennifer Kirkpatrick incorporates architecture and ornament; Negar Fadaei Dehkordi explores gender roles and surveillance in her native Iran; Kevin R. Mercer tells stories through his everyman character; and Roberto Lugo uses ceramics to interpret intersections between obesity, racism, and class division.
~ B.F.A. Student Exhibition, October 2-10

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

~ “Philosophical Prepositions: Ecotechnics à où Digital Exhibition,” lecture by Timothy Murray, director, Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, and professor of comparative literature and English, and curator of Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Studies, Thursday, September 26, 7:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn.
This talk situates the thought of French philosopher, Jean-Luc Nancy, within approaches to philosophy and art that reflect on the impact of technology in the digital world.
~ “Cities: Tehran,” lecture by Ida Meftahi, IAH 2013/14 Post-doctoral Fellow, Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge, Nittany Lion Inn.
~ Uncanny October Film Series: Spirited Away (2001), Thursday, October 3, 4:00/7:00/10:00 p.m., State Theatre
This beautiful Japanese anime film features a 10-year old girl who unexpectedly finds herself in a world ruled by ancient ghosts, spirits, and witches. This version is voiced in English. Free and open to the public.

For information about the films being screened, visit or contract the Institute for the Arts and Humanities office at 814-863-8349. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

For more information on lectures and events, visit


Individual Faculty Grants Program
The Individual Faculty Grants program, sponsored by the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, is intended to support the research and creative activity of individual faculty members in and across the arts and humanities at Penn State. Proposals should have the potential to make a significant contribution to the applicant’s field and to enhance the applicant’s professional career and the visibility of the arts and humanities at Penn State.
Deadline for submission of applications for Individual Faculty Grants for January-June 2014, is Monday September 30, 2013. For more information, contact Sue Reighard,, 865-0495 or visit

Ninth Annual Graduate Research in Art Education Conference
The Penn State School of Visual Arts will host the Ninth Annual Graduate Research in Art Education Conference, Friday-Sunday, October 25-27, in various locations.

The 2013 program will feature dissertation and thesis research presentations from Ohio State, Penn State, Syracuse University, and Teachers College graduate students, along with a response panel composed of Penn State alumni including Friday keynote speaker, Jennifer Pazienza (’89), Robert Sweeny (’04) and Marissa McClure (’08).

The purpose of the Graduate Research in Art Education (GRAE) conference is to provide a forum where students can discuss issues and developments in art education that are being opened up by current graduate student research.

To read more about the conference and a schedule of events, click here.


2014 Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology
Faculty can learn and share innovative uses of technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research at “Engaging the Future and the Culture of Teaching and Learning with Technology,” 2014 Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, Saturday, March 22, 2014, 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

For more information and to register for this free event, visit The symposium is sponsored by Information Technology Services.

Faculty who are using technology to enrich teaching, learning, or research are encouraged to submit a presentation proposal using the online form at The deadline to submit proposals is November 16, 2012.


Mark Ballora, associate professor of music technology, was a contributor to the DVD project Rhythms of the Universe, which was authored by former Grateful Dead percussionist and ethnomusicologist Mickey Hart and 2006 Nobel Laureate George Smoot. It will premiere on Sunday, September 29, at 8:00 p.m. in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. To read the full story, click here.

B. Stephen Carpenter II, professor of art education, will present a lecture, “Water Object(ive)s: Artistic Intervention, Curriculum, and Public Pedagogy,” at Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Thursday September 26. For more information, click here

Perkins Foss, associate professor of art history, will participate in a symposium, Exploring the Robert Owen Lehman Collection of Ancient Arts from the Benin Kingdom, Nigeria, at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Sunday, September 22, 2013.

Shannon Goff, assistant professor of sculpture and ceramics, is participating in a group exhibition, Finger to Thumb: A Thousand Marks of Pinching Artists, at the Clay Studio of Missoula through September 27.

Rebecca Henn, assistant professor of architecture, co-edited a book, Constructing Green: The Social Structure of Sustainability (MIT Press, 2013), which examines green building and its impact on practices and policies. To learn more, click here.

Bonnie Levinthal, associate professor of visual art, Penn State Abington, has organized a traveling exhibition, Cuban Artists’ Books and Prints/Libros Y Grabados de Artistas Cubanos: 1985-2008, Woodland Building and Commons, and Lares Building, which continues through December 1, 2013. The show is curated by Linda S. Howe, professor of romance languages, Wake Forest University, and co-organized by the Wake Forest University Cuba Project. There will be a lecture by Howe on Monday, October 14, at noon. For more information, click here.

Nancy Locke, associate professor of art history, published an article, "Portraits, Identities, Pleasures: Édouard Manet's 'Isabelle Lemonnier with a Muff'," in Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Dallas Museum of Art: The Richard R. Brettell Lecture Series, Heather MacDonald, ed. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013), pp. 49–59.

Cali Buckley, Ph.D. candidate in art history:
- will present a paper, “Designing Women: The Material Evolution of Early Modern Anatomical Models,” at the Annual Conference of the College Art Association, Chicago, February 12-15, 2014;
- will present a paper, “Visible Women: Early Modern Anatomical Models and the Control of Women’s Medicine,” at the Annual Feminist Art History Conference, American University, Washington, D.C., November 8-9, 2013;
- published an article, “Johann Remmelin’s Catoptrum Microcosmicum and the End of an Era,” The Bodleian Library Record (August 2013) pp. 18–33;
- posted: “The Elusive Past of Ivory Anatomical Models,” The Dittrick Museum Blog, Dittrick Medical History Center, Case Western Reserve University, (Aug. 27, 2013).

Brynne McBryde, Ph.D. candidate in art history, will present a paper, “Reclaiming the Breast: The Greuze Girl as Agent,” at the Annual Feminist Art History Conference, American University, Washington, D.C., November 8-9, 2013.

NOTE:  The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, October 4, 2013.

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New Hires

~ Joshua Beblo, instructor, Department of Landscape Architecture, started August 26, 2013.
~ Jenna Ferraraccio, instructor, School of Visual Arts, started August 15, 2013.
~ Kevin Mercer, instructor, School of Visual Arts, started August 15, 2013.
~ Ross Weinreb, instructor, Department of Architecture, started August 26, 2013.


~ Ronald Shade, laboratory mechanic, School of Visual Arts, started September 20, 2013.
~ Stephanie Swindle, marketing communications specialist, Stuckeman School, started September 1, 2013.


September 20, 2013
Art Ed Alumna Shares Fulbright Experience in Taiwan

September 20, 2013
Ballora Contributes to DVD Project Authored by Mickey Hart and George Smoot

September 19, 2013
Art Education Ph.D. Candidate Wins National Honor

September 19, 2013
Ceramics Faculty and Students Design and Build New Kiln from Recycled Materials

September 18, 2013
BANG! Second-Year MFA Show in Zoller Gallery

September 18, 2013
Freshman Friendship Leads to Professional Collaboration for SoVA Alumni

September 17, 2013
Simple & Useful: A Guide to Web Design

September 17, 2013
Local SoVA Alumni Show "a Legacy of Creative Endeavors"

September 16, 2013
Art Historian Highlights Relationship Between the Maya of Yucatan and Franciscan Friars

September 16, 2013
Lecture by New York-based Painter/Printmaker Mark Sheinkman

September 16, 2013
Columbia University Professor to Give Dickson Memorial Lecture in Art History

September 16, 2013
Bundy Named Alumni Fellow

September 16, 2013
Bundy Named Alumni Fellow

September 11, 2013
'The Kite Runner' Novel Finds New Life as One-Man Stage Show

September 11, 2013
Penn State Centre Stage Presents 'No Place to Be Somebody'

September 11, 2013
Palmer Museum of Art announces the Art of Music Fall Performances

September 11, 2013
Cirque Éloize Leaps Into Fanciful Urban Universe in Cirkopolis Sept. 27

September 11, 2013
Inner Mongolian Band Anda Union Returns to Penn State September 24

September 11, 2013
Jones Named Emeritus Faculty Teaching Scholar

September 11, 2013
"Panic Pending" for Distinguished Professor of Art Robert Yarber

September 11, 2013
Palmer Museum of Art's Print Study Room Plans One-Day Paper Exhibitions

September 11, 2013
'Uncanny Congruencies' Alumni Exhibition Opens at the Palmer

September 11, 2013
Brazilian Youth Orchestra to Perform September 19

September 6, 2013
Art History Professor Looks Into the Big Business of Ivory Carving Forgery