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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: January 24, 2014


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)
~ POLICYSPACE, exhibition of work by Darla Lindberg, January 13-February 7, Rouse Gallery, Stuckeman Family Building. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
~ Lecture by Marcin Jakubowski, founder of Open Source Ecology, Friday, January 24, 6:00 p.m. To learn more, click here.
~ “Tracing the Creative Arc: Connecting, Coherence and Cohesion,” lecture by Kyna Leski, professor and head of the Department of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design, Wednesday, January 29, 6:00 p.m. For more information, click here.
~ “Metabolist Utopias and their Global Influence,” lecture by Zhongjie Lin, associate professor of architecture and urbanism, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Wednesday, February 5, 6:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
~ “Towards a New Material Culture,” lecture by Achim Menges, founding director of the Institute for Computational Design, University of Stuttgart, Thursday, February 6, 6:00 p.m. To learn more, click here.

Department of Art History

~ “Anatsui’s Journey from Nsukka to the Pinnacle of the Art World,” 2013-14 Harold E. Dickson Memorial Lecture given by Susan Vogel, Tuesday, February 4, 6:00 p.m., 112 Borland Building. Vogel is director and producer of Prince Street Pictures. To read the full story, click here.

Borland Gallery

No announcements for this week.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ Guitar Passions, featuring Sharon Isbin, three-time Grammy Award winner; Stanley Jordan, American jazzman; and Romero Lubambo, Brazilian jazz master, Friday, January 31, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
~ Compagnie Käfig Correria/Agwa, Tuesday, February 4, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium

Season Three of the Classical Music Project, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation:
~ Jeremy Denk, pianist and recipient of a 2013 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 p.m., Schwab Auditorium
Denk is scheduled to participate in master classes, Classical Coffeehouse and other events that are free and open to the public.
~ Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra, Philipe Entremont, conductor, Sebastian Knauer, pianist, Thursday, February 6, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium
Entremont and Knauer are scheduled to participate in master classes that are free and open to the public.
For more information on these events, click here.
~ The following lectures are part of the Classical Music Project (CMP) Interdisciplinary Lecture Series. Lectures are held in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.
   “Representing the Extraordinary Body: Stravinsky’s Aesthetics of Disability,” by Joseph N. Straus, distinguished professor of music theory, City University of New York Graduate Center, Tuesday, January 28, 2:30 p.m.
   “Memory as Song, Song as Memory,” by Jürgen Thym, professor emeritus of musicology, University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, Friday, February 7, 4:00 p.m.

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

Palmer Museum of Art

~ British Watercolors from the Permanent Collection, continues through May 4, 2014
~ Forging Alliances, continues through May 11, 2014
~ Surveying Judy Chicago: Five Decades, continues through May 11, 2014

Paper Views:
Held the last Friday of each month in the Drs. Albert and Lorraine Kligman Print and Drawing Study Room, Paper Views is a series of one-day exhibitions that highlight works on paper from the permanent collection.
~ The Wood Engravings and Graphic Novels of Lynd Ward, selected by Sandra Stelts, curator of rare books and manuscripts, Special Collections Library, Friday, January 31, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Conversation with Sandra Stelts at 1:00 p.m.

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.)
~ Judy Chicago Gallery Conversations: “Futures of Feminist Pasts,” by Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s studies, Friday, January 31, 12:10 p.m.
~ Forging Alliances by Christopher Reed, professor of English and visual culture, Friday, February 7, 12:10 p.m.

The Art of Poetry (poetry readings held in the galleries)
~ “Monster Magnificent: Writing the Odd Encounter,” by Jen Hirt, assistant professor of creative writing and English composition, Penn State Harrisburg, Wednesday, February 5, 12:10 p.m.
Hirt specializes in creative nonfiction essays and book-length memoirs, as well as experimental nonfiction and prose poetry. Her first book, the memoir Under Glass: The Girl with a Thousand Christmas Trees, was published in 2010 and won an emerging writer prize. She regularly teaches introductory creative writing courses, as well as advanced courses in nonfiction, poetry, expository writing, and social science writing. She is the faculty advisor to From the Fallout Shelter, a literary arts magazine.

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

School of Music


~ African American Music Festival, Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1.
The African American Music Festival, coordinated by Anthony Leach, professor of music, includes concerts with numerous Penn State faculty members, students, and guest artists. Financial support is provided by the Penn State School of Music and the University Park Allocation Committee.
  - Bach’s Lunch: African American Composers of the 20th Century and Beyond, Thursday, January 30, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
  - African American Music Festival: Guest Voice Recital featuring sopranos Elisabeth Stevens and Diane White-Clayton, Thursday, January 30, 6:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
  - Common Hour: African American Music Festival with Guest Artists, Friday, January 31, 2:30 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
The African American Music Festival continues with a concert during the School of Music’s common hour, featuring sopranos Stevens and White-Clayton, the Cheyney University Concert Choir under the direction of Marques L. A. Garrett, and the Lincoln University Concert Choir conducted by Edryn Coleman.
  - Guest Choir Concert, Friday, January 31, 6:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
The African American Music Festival continues with a concert with the Cheyney University Concert Choir and the Lincoln University Concert Choir.
  - Choir Concert: Essence of Joy and Guest Artists, Saturday, February 1, 1:00 p.m., Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Click here for schedule of performances and additional information.

~ Concert Spirituel: Steven Smith, piano, and friends, Sunday, February 2, 4:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
Steven Smith, professor of music, will be joined by School of Music faculty members James Lyon (violin), Kim Cook (cello), and Anthony Costa (clarinet), for an afternoon of chamber music containing ghostly and mystical elements.   

~ ACDA Eastern Division Conference Send-Off Concert, Tuesday, February 4, 8:00 p.m., Pasquerilla Worship Hall
Three choirs join together in a send-off performance prior to traveling to Baltimore to participate in the Eastern Division Conference of the American Choral  Directors Association. The choral concert features the Penn State Glee Club, conducted by Christopher Kiver; Essence of Joy, directed by Anthony Leach; and Concordia Singers from the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir, directed by Lou Ann Shafer.

~ Undergraduate Recognition Recital, Friday, January 24, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ Slide Advantage: Jazz Trombone Ensemble, Monday, January 27, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Guest Faculty Masterclass: Timothy Dunin, former principal double bass, Vienna Philharmonic, and professor of double bass, University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, Austria, Monday, January 27, 8:15 p.m., 128 Music Building II
~ Masterclass with Jeremy Denk, piano, Tuesday, January 28, 10:00 a.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Conor Nelson, guest flutist: masterclass and recital, Tuesday, January 28. 6:30 p.m. Esber Recital Hall, and guest artist, Tuesday, 28, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Guest artist: Phillip O’Banion, percussion, Tuesday, January 28, 8:00 p.m., 128 Music Building II
~ Student Recital: Jared Trudeau, voice, Friday, January 31, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Masterclass: Odin Ratham, violin, Saturday, February 1, 1:00 p.m., 122 Music Building II
~ Odin Ratham, violin, with faculty artist Max Zorin, violin, Saturday, February 1, 3:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Graduate Recital: Mark Minnich, violin, Saturday, February 1, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Student Recital: Ammi Lopez, flute, Sunday, February 2, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Graduate Recital: Eric Palmquist, conducting, Wednesday, February 5, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Saxophone Masterclass with Ogni Suoni Saxophone Duo members, Saturday, February 8, 3:30 p.m., 128 Music Buildilng II
~ Guest Artist Recital: Ogni Suoni Saxophone Duo, Saturday, February 8, 5:30 p.m., 128 Music Building

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

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
Into the Woods, February 18-March 1, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion Theatre
In Sondheim and Lapine’s beloved musical retelling of the Grimm classics, a parade of familiar folktale figures find their way “Into the Woods” and try to get home before dark.

Off Center (formerly called Studio Productions)
~ Dance Concert by University Dance Company, Thursday-Saturday, January 30-February 1, 7:30 p.m., Playhouse Theatre
University Dance Company is a pre-professional dance company that provides an opportunity for students to work with faculty and guest choreographers, as well as to collaborate on group projects.
~ “The Right to Remain Violent: Gun Control F/Or a New Civilization” is the theme for the 2014 Cultural Conversations, February 10-15, Downtown Theatre. Cultural Conversations is a new works festival that offers a forum for professional and student artists where social issues can ‘play out’ on a stage.

School of Visual Arts

~ We, Clay Club exhibition, January 27-31, Patterson Gallery. Public reception, Monday, January 27, 5:00 p.m.
~ B.F.A. exhibition by Orhan Yilmaz, February 3-7, Patterson Gallery
~ The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley is featuring an exhibition of work by four M.F.A. alumni. The exhibition, which runs through April 26, will showcase different generations of graduates who represent diverse media in the arts. For more information, click here.

For more information on exhibitions and other events in the School of Visual Arts, visit

Zoller Gallery

~ Beware, First-Year M.F.A. Exhibition, January 27-February 7. Public reception, Monday, January 27, 5:00 p.m.

For more information about upcoming Zoller Gallery exhibitions, visit

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

~ “Transition of Public Space in Tehran,” by Babak Soleimani, master of architecture candidate, Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art. The lecture is part of the Cities: Tehran Lecture Series.

For more information on lectures and events, visit


College-Sponsored THON Blood Drive
The college is sponsoring a THON 2014 blood drive on Tuesday, 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

Save the Date: Spring Awards Ceremony
The college’s annual Spring Awards Ceremony will be Friday, April 4, at 4:00 p.m. in Esber Recital Hall. Among the awards to be presented are the Creative Achievement medals, which recognize outstanding achievement by students in their final year (graduate and undergraduate) of study. In addition, the recipients of the Reuben and Gladys Golumbic Scholarships will be recognized for outstanding work in the fields of performance, design, and humanistic achievement. The presentation of the Alumni Society Scholarships and the 2014 Arts and Architecture Alumni Awards round out the one-hour program, which is free and open to the public.

Judy Chicago to Be Celebrated, Honored in Series of Spring 2014 Events at Penn State

of the most important private collections of archival materials on feminist art education. In honor of Chicago’s 75th birthday in 2014, and in celebration of the Penn State School of Visual Arts’ relationship with this pioneering artist, educator and author, the University will host a symposium, exhibitions, lectures and other events highlighting Chicago’s work throughout the spring 2014 semester.

Judy Chicago keynotes the symposium on April 5, 2014, calling for a re-conceptionalization of studio art teaching in higher education. Registration for the symposium, “Planting a Feminist Art Education Archive,” is open now. A full schedule of the “Judy Chicago at Penn State” events is posted at

For the full story, click here.

Palmer Museum Print and Drawing Study Room Named
The Palmer Museum of Art’s print and drawing study room has been named in recognition of Drs. Albert M. (’39 Sci) and Lorraine H. Kligman. Over the past twelve years, the Kligmans have donated more than 130 works of art, including Japanese prints and drawings and watercolors by Leon Kelly. 


Rock Ethics Institute Seeks Nominations for 2014 Stand Up Awards
The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State is seeking nominations for its 2014 Stand Up Awards honoring undergraduate students at Penn State's campuses who have demonstrated ethical leadership in taking a stand for a person, cause, or belief. The goal of the award is to recognize courageous individuals and to inform the entire Penn State community of how often the extraordinary act is possible in ordinary circumstances. Nomination information and forms are available here ( Deadline is Friday, January 31, 2014.

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.
Daniel Pink, author, will be this year’s keynote speaker. There is no registration fee and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, click here.

Shaping the Future Summit
The Schreyer Honors College announces the inaugural Shaping the Future Summit. This event is designed to engage the Penn State community around a central theme discussing global issues and the leadership challenges facing students in the next 15-20 years. The theme for this year’s summit is “The Impact of Innovation.” During the course of the year there will be a variety of events around the University on the theme of innovation. The summit will culminate with a day of programming and a keynote lecture with Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, founder and chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation and co-founder and chairman of Singularity University. His talk, “The Impact of Innovation,” will be held in Eisenhower Auditorium, April 1, 2014, 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be required, but the lecture is free and open to the public.

All academic units are invited to consider opportunities to partner with the SHC in promoting and potentially cosponsoring existing conferences, speakers, and other programming that are related to the following themes:

February: The Future of Medicine & Healthcare
March:  The Future of Energy & Sustainability

For more information, click here.


Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s studies:
- has published an article, “Critical action research activism: Social structure and human agency,” in Practice theory: Seeing the power of teacher researchers, edited by M. L. Buffington and S. Wilson McKay (National Art Education Association, 2014), pp. 246-251.
- has co-authored with Wanda Knight, associate professor of art education and women’s studies and art education alumni, an article, “Moving mountains: Distributed leadership and cyberformance,” in Identity and leadership in virtual communities: Establishing credibility and influence, edited by D. J. Hickey and J. Essid (IGI Global, 2014), pp. 107-120.

Madhuri Desai, associate professor of art history and Asian studies, will be the colloquium speaker at the Department of South Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania, March 20, 2014.  She will be speaking on "Order, Antiquity and Embellishment: Ritual Space and Architecture in nineteenth-century Banaras." 

Medora Ebersole, education programs manager, Center for the Performing Arts, will present a paper, “Intergenerational Conversations in Curricular Settings: Theater as catalyst for conflict, reconciliation and peace,” at the Latin American 2014 Congress, Chicago, May 21-14, 2014. Ebersole will participate in the Legacies of Conflict and Authoritarian Regimes in Educational Settings session. The presentation builds on two successful intergenerational events in 2014 around the Center for the Performing Arts presentations of Hitler's Daughter and The Kite Runner.

Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history:
- has just published an article, "Accolades & Abstractions," in Art in America 101 (December 2013), pp. 90-93.
-has published an article, "Ad Locum: Reinhardt's Negative Politics of Place," in The Ad Reinhardt Centennial: Special Issue of The Brooklyn Rail: Critical Perspectives on Arts, Politics, and Culture, edited by Barbara Rose and Alex Bacon (December 2013/January 2014), pp. 85-86, 167-168.
- has just published a review, "2013 Carnegie International," in Artforum 52 (January 2014), pp. 205-206.
- will present a talk on Dubuffet's Metromania Images at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 24, 2014, for their Dubuffet study day (other participants include Tom Crow, Hal Foster and Alex Potts).
- will present a lecture about Mark Rothko at the Chazen Museum of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, February 1, 2014, in conjunction with the Forward Theater Company's production of Red.

Robin Thomas, assistant professor of art history, will present a paper, “Staging Gothic: Luigi Vanvitelli's Designs for Milan Cathedral,” at the Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Austin, April 9-13, 2014.

Alex Iosub, M.F.A. printmaking candidate, was selected to participate in the Big 10 printmaking exchange and exhibit, at the Southern Graphics Council Conference International, San Francisco, March 26-30, 2014. He will show “Sybil,” a lithograph with a chine colle of silkscreened Japanese paper.

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New Hires (effective January 2014):
Ana Abalos, instructor of architecture, Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Kristin Barry, career counselor and instructor, Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Christie Black, public relations specialist, Center for the Performing Arts
Jeremy Fisher, administrative support assistant, School of Visual Arts
Dennis Lue, visiting instructor, School of Theatre
Sarah Mason, instructor, School of Theatre
Shayne O’Neil, professor of advanced design studio, Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Harry Zimbler, instructor, School of Theatre


January 23, 2014
Ted Christopher Named First Carey Memorial Early Career Professor in the Arts

January 22, 2014
Graphic Designer Chip Kidd Named Penn State Distinguished Alumnus

January 21, 2014
Compagnie Käfig Fuses Hip-Hop, Circus and Martial Arts February 4 at Eisenhower

January 21, 2014
Filmmaker and African Art Historian to Give Dickson Memorial Lecture in Art History

January 21, 2014
School of Music Alumna a Finalist in National Competition

January 20, 2014
Eighth Annual President's Concert to Take Place in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall

January 20, 2014
Tuba Euphonium Ensemble to Perform at Army Band Workshop

January 20, 2014
Essence of Joy Uses Music to Spread a Message of Strength and Equality

January 17, 2014
School of Visual Arts Alumnus Chosen to Design "We Are" Sculpture

January 17, 2014
Archives of "Rock Star" Graphic Designer and Penn State Alumnus Chip Kidd to be Housed at Penn State

January 16, 2014
Keifer-Boyd Co-Authors New Book on Special Education in the Art Class Environment

January 15, 2014
Maureen Carr Receives Award from American Musicological Society

January 15, 2014
Isbin, Jordan and Lubambo Share Guitar Passions January 31 at Eisenhower

January 14, 2014
City Lights "A Night at the Symphony" to Feature Maureen Carr

January 14, 2014
Surveying Judy Chicago: Five Decades Opens January 21 at the Palmer Museum of Art

January 14, 2014
Trailblazing Theatre Project “Blood at the Root” Performed for University and State College Audiences