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College of Arts and Architecture Newsline: February 21, 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 unless listed differently)
~ Exhibition of work by Caroline O’Donnell, assistant professor, Richard Meier Professorship, Cornell University, and principal at CODA, Ithaca, NY, continues through March 24, 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.
~ “In-Between Realms,” lecture by Ana Ábalos, visiting professor of architecture and co-founder of Abalosllopis with Pablo Lopis, Wednesday, March 5, 6:00 p.m.  Ábalos is an architect and researcher interested in the house and the city, focusing on the post-war period of the 20th century.

For more information on lectures, exhibitions and other events in the Stuckeman School, visit

Department of Art History

No announcements for this week.

Borland Gallery

~ From There to Here: Four Decades as a Feminist Artist, an exhibition of the work of Nancy Youdelman, instructor, Department of Art and Design, California State University, Fresno (as part of Judy Chicago at Penn State), March 3-April 7, 2014. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Center for the Performing Arts

~ NETworks Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Tuesday-Wednesday, February 25-26, 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium

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

Judy Chicago Gallery Conversations (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.)
~ Tour and Panel Discussion: “My Generation: Surveying Judy Chicago,” Wednesday, February 26, 6:00 p.m.
The work of Judy Chicago is foundational to the feminist art movement of the 1970s, but what might it represent for the young feminists, artists, and visual art educators of today? Join members of the Penn State Feminist Club, Triota (Penn State Academic Women’s Studies Honor Society), the student chapter of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association, and others for a group tour of the exhibition followed by a discussion, moderated by Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education.

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.
~ Paper Tigress: Graphic Images of Female Power, curated by Charlotte Houghton, associate professor art history, Friday, February 28, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Conversation with Charlotte Houghton at 1:00 p.m.

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

School of Music


~ The Penn State Mallet Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble I present a concert featuring the world premiere of Aiding and Abetting by composer and percussionist Brett Dietz, commissioned for the Penn State Percussion Ensemble, Wednesday, February 26, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall. The program also includes graduate student Jaren Angud as timpani soloist in Apparitions, composed by University of Michigan emeritus professor Michael W. Udow. The ensembles are conducted by Penn State percussion professor Dan C. Armstrong.

~ Swing to the sounds of both new and old New Orleans in the annual Mardi Gras concert by Centre Dimensions Jazz Ensemble, Saturday, March 1, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall. Decked in the traditional colors of purple, green, and gold and sporting masks, costumes, and plenty of beads, Centre Dimensions will offer up a quintessential Big Easy Mardi Gras experience right here in Happy Valley. [Tickets required: $4.99 adult/$2 student]

~ The Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra, Concert Choir, Oriana Singers, and Glee Club present “The French Connection,” an afternoon of music by twentieth century French composers, Sunday, March 2, 4:00 p.m., Eisenhower Auditorium. The concert also features two student winners of the Philharmonic's 2013-2014 Concerto Competition, pianist John Livingston and violinist Hyunkyung Kim. [Tickets required: $12 adult/$4 student]
A beloved choral-orchestral work based on the Gloria in excelsis Deo text from the Catholic Mass, Gloria, by twentieth-century French composer Francis Poulenc, was commissioned to honor the conductor Sergei Koussevitzky and was premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in 1961. Recent Penn State graduate Julia Wolcott appears as soprano soloist. Gloria is conducted by Director of Choral Activities Christopher Kiver.

One of Francis Poulenc’s greatest musical mentors, French impressionist composer Maurice Ravel wrote the ballet Daphnis et Chloé for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes between 1909 and 1912. After the ballet was completed, Ravel created two suites for orchestra based on his choreographed masterpiece. Suite No. 2 includes three scenes from the ballet’s final act. The Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Director of Orchestral Studies Gerardo Edelstein.

~ The Symphonic Band and Concert Band will stage a joint performance at Eisenhower Auditorium, Tuesday, March 4, 8:00 p.m. [Tickets required: $12 adult/$4 student]

The Concert Band's program features a performance of Joy Revisited, a piece written by University of Southern California faculty member Frank Ticheli to express his feelings on the birth of his children. The ensemble is conducted by O. Richard Bundy.
Highlights of the Symphonic Band's program include George Washington Bridge by iconic New York-based composer William Schuman, as well as  transcriptions of a chorale and fugue by the baroque master Johann Sebastian Bach. The Symphonic Band is conducted by Dennis Glocke, assisted by graduate student Robert Hickey.

~ Student Recital: Drew Bonner, euphonium, Friday, February 21, 7:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I
~ Student Recital: Kevin Eppinger and Trevor Rosten, percussion, Saturday, February 22, 4:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Graduate Student Recital: Jean Elder, piano, Monday, February 24, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~Phi Mu Alpha Sing Off, Wednesday, February 26, 9:00 p.m., 128 Music Building II
~ Bach’s Lunch: Brass Chamber Ensembles, Thursday, February 27, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
~ Horn Studio Recital, Thursday, February 27, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Graduate Student Recital: Kyle Kresge, double bass, Friday, February 28, 5:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Student Recital: Kate Anderson, saxophone, Friday, February 28, 7:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Doctor of Musical Arts Chamber Recital: Kristin Stephenson, piano, Friday, February 28, 8:00 p.m., 122 Music Building II
~ American Music Recital: Phi Mu Alpha, Friday, February 28, 9:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Doctor of Musical Arts Solo Recital: Yin Yu, piano, Saturday, March 1, 2:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Masterclass with Deborah Andrus, clarinet (Body Mapping), Sunday, March 2, 7:10 p.m., 100 Music Building I
~ Percussion Studio Recital, Sunday, March 2, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Student Recital: Aaron Blackham, violin, Monday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., University Baptist and Brethren Church
~ Inner and Outer Dimensions, Monday, March 3, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Bach’s Lunch: Voice Area, Thursday, March 6, 12:10 p.m., Eisenhower Chapel
~ Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Thursday, March 6, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall
~ Guest Artist: Robert Black, double bass, Friday, March 7, 8:00 p.m., Esber Recital Hall

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

For more information on performances and other events in the School of Music, visit

School of Theatre

Penn State Centre Stage
Into the Woods, which continues through March 1 at the Pavilion Theatre is sold out for the remainder of the performances!!

For  more information on performances and other events in the School of Theatre, visit

School of Visual Arts

Lectures are part of the John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series.
~ “From There to Here: Four Decades as a Feminist Artist,” lecture by Nancy Youdelman, instructor, Department of Art and Design, California State University, Fresno, Tuesday, March 4, 4:30 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium.
~ The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley is featuring an exhibition of work by four SoVA M.F.A. alumni. The exhibition, which runs through April 26, showcases different generations of graduates who represent diverse media in the arts. For more information, click here.

Judy Chicago Film Series (All films will be shown on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in 207 Arts Cottage)
~ !W.A.R.! Woman Art Revolution (2010) - February 27
~ Womanhouse (1974), Woman’s Building, Judy Chicago and the California Girls (1971), At Home: A Kentucky Project with Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman (2002) - March 6

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

Patterson Gallery

~ B.F.A. Exhibition by Paige Heimark, February 24-28
~ B.F.A. Exhibition by Leslie Sotomayor, March 3-7

Zoller Gallery

~ Big as Life and Twice as Ugly, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition by Roberto Lugo and Sarah Swist, February 24-28. Public reception, Monday, February 24, 5:00 p.m.
~ M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition by Negar Fadaeidehkordi and Danyel Woodring, March 3-7.

For more information about upcoming Zoller Gallery exhibitions, visit

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

The following film/lecture is part of the “Cities: Tehran” Series.
~ “My Tehran For Sale,” (2009), directed by Granaz Moussavi, Iranian-Australian contemporary poet, film director and screen writer, Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.

~ “Birdlike Acts: Animal Imitation and the History of Environmental Sound Recording,” by Craig Eley, 2013-14 IAH Postdoctoral Fellow, Tuesday, February 25, 4:00 p.m., Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.
Long before it was technologically possible to make sound recordings in the field, a variety of musicians, vaudevillians, and other performers attempted to make audible the voices of the natural world. This talk examines how the representational frameworks of these imitative practices deeply influenced scientific and popular environmental sound recordings throughout the first half of the twentieth century.

For more information on lectures and events, visit


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, faculty and staff awards, and the 2014 Arts and Architecture Alumni Awards round out the one-hour program, which is free and open to the public.


ITS Offers Faculty Roundtables
Faculty Roundtables from Penn State’s ITS Training Services are a great way for instructors and faculty to discover new education technologies and their optimal uses. These University-wide offerings give faculty valuable opportunities to see how their colleagues in other departments are employing technology in their classrooms and to share ideas across disciplines. These free, one-hour workshops provide a brief introduction to a specific technology, such as the PSU blogging platform, followed by an open discussion amongst the faculty and the facilitating instructional designer on the best practices for using the tool to enhance teaching and learning.

Faculty Roundtables are currently offered on the following:

  • Clickers (Student Response Systems)
  • Prezi
  • Sites at Penn State (For blogging and ePortfolios)
  • TurnItIn
  • Yammer

Faculty Roundtables are offered periodically throughout the semester and faculty from across the University can sign up for an offering at


Brian A. Curran, professor of art history, has organized three sessions on “Cultural Biography of Things: The ‘Careers’ of Monuments, Works of Art and Objects,” for the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, New York, March 27-29, 2014. He will also present a paper, “‘They are innocent, and they do not sow riddles’: The Afterlife of Egyptian ‘Animal Statues’ in Early Modern Rome.”

Sarah K. Rich, associate professor of art history, published a review, "Ad Reinhardt, David Zwirner," in Artforum 52 (February 2014), p. 210.

Kristin M. Barry, Ph.D. candidate in art history, recently published an article, "A New Trojan Horse: The Hidden Influence of Art and Media on the Archaeological Tourist," in Tourism Research: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, (Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), pp. 46-60.

NOTE: The Newsline is published bi-weekly. Look for the next issue on Friday, March 7, 2014.

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No announcements for this week.


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