September 25, 1997......Volume 27, Issue 6

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This week's arts briefs:
Chamber recital
Student drawings
Palmer exhibit
Bach's Lunch
Tea party
Instructors' exhibition
Bryce Jordan Center

Other arts-related sites:
Bryce Jordan Center

College of Arts and Architecture:
School of Integrative Arts
School of Music
Palmer Museum of Art

Arts and Entertainment

That's entertainment

The 1996 Olympic Gold Medal winning women's gymnastic team will perform at The Bryce Jordan Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28. For more information, call (814) 863-1812.

On the level

Tara Koback, gallery assistant at the Hetzel Union Building Formal Gallery on the University Park campus, uses a level to make sure a picture is straight. Koback recently hung the show "Beijing and Beyond: Women Artists Respond to the World Conference on Women" at the gallery. The exhibition will be on display through Oct. 25.
Photo: Greg Grieco

Chamber recital

Pianist Carl Blake, associate professor of music and associate director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies, will perform chamber music with guest artists at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the School of Music Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

Assisting artists in the free program, which celebrates Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy on the 150th anniversary of his death, will be members of the Alard Quartet, mezzo-soprano Suzanne Loerch and cellist Stephen Feldman, instructor of music.

Student drawings

An exhibition of drawings by first-year architecture students in visual communication courses taught by Howard Ray Lawrence, assistant professor of architecture, will be on display at the Schlow Library Art Gallery in State College until Thursday, Oct. 2.

Seven large black line drawings on white field are shown. The drawings explore the relationships of objects and spaces to disrupt a sense of gravity or a point of view. Each drawing is produced by a group of students.

Palmer exhibit

The Palmer Museum of Art opens a new exhibition, "Marsden Hartley: American Modern," on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Organized by Patricia McDonnell, curator of the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, the exhibition features more than 50 works by this notable American artist. It will run through Sunday, Dec. 14.

"Marsden Hartley: American Modern" offers a new and important retrospective of Hartley, tracing his evolution in both art and philosophy. The artwork, text panels and accompanying catalog will explain Hartley's shifting artistic practice and beliefs in the context of changing cultural and political realities.

Concurrent with this exhibition, the Palmer Museum will present "Photographs from the Stieglitz Circle," an exhibition that includes artists' portraits and works.

Bach's Lunch

The Penn State Clarinet Choir, directed by Smith Toulson, professor of music, will perform for the Bach's Lunch concert at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Helen Eakin Eisenhower Chapel on the University Park campus.

The free, 20-minute concert is part of the Bach's Lunch series sponsored by the College of Arts and Architecture and the University Lutheran Parish.

After the concert, audience members may take their bag lunches to the Roy and Agnes Wilkinson Lounge in the Eisenhower Chapel. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Tea party

The HUB Craft Center instructors on the University Park campus are spearheading a reception, or "Mad Hatter Tea Party," in conjunction with
Marilyn Collins' exhibit in the Browsing Gallery, from 8-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. The reception is free to the public. The only criteria for admittance to the "Mad Hatter Tea Party" is that everyone must wear a hat. A jazz ensemble will perform and refreshments will be served.

Instructors' exhibition

The Art Alley Cases on the first floor of the Hetzel Union Building on University Park campus feature a mixed-media art exhibit by the HUB Craft Center instructors, through Dec. 8.

Eleven instructors are participating in the exhibit, which includes paintings, drawings, lithographic prints, hand-made jewelry, ceramic pottery, sculptures and photography. Many of the items are for sale. Call the HUB Information Desk (814) 865-2000 for HUB hours.

Upcoming events

The following events will be held at the Bryce Jordan Center:

* Oct. 10: NBA Basketball

Tickets: $42.00, $35.00, $19.50, $15.00 and $10.00 for reserved seating, on sale now.

* Oct. 29: The Beach Boys with Chicago

Tickets: $37.75, $28.75 and $25.25 for reserved seating, on sale now.

* Oct. 25: The Counting Crows with Dog's Eye View

Tickets: $24.50 and $22.50 for reserved seating, on sale now.

* Nov. 28: The John Hancock Tour of Gymnastics Champions

Tickets: $33.50, $26.50 and $18.50 for reserved seating, on sale now.

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