Arts & Entertainment
Penn State Intercom......June 21 , 2001

beehive1"BEEHIVE," the '60s musical sensation, is coming to The Playhouse on the University Park campus. This high-energy musical revue, featuring, from left Carla Hargrove, Carly Hughes and Crystal Walker, runs from June 22-30 and features 37 popular hits of the girl groups and solo singers of the era. For tickets, call (814) 863-0255.

Photo: Julie A. Brink


Boy band O-Town shimmies into town

O-Town, with special guests Amanda and Wild Orchid, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, at The Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.

Tickets are $29.50 for reserved, theatre-style seating.

The formation of the boy band O-Town has been chronicled in the ABC reality series "Making the Band." The show created fans for O-Town before the boys even released their first album, "Liquid Dreams."

Joining O-Town will be French-born pop singer Amanda who made her professional debut with "You Don't Stand a Chance," from the "Rugrats in Paris" movie soundtrack. Last year, she recorded her debut album, called "Everybody Doesn't."

Also opening for O-Town is Wild Orchid, a teen-oriented dance-pop group.


Tickets are available at The Bryce Jordan center, Eisenhower Auditorium, selected Uni-Mart ticket outlets, Commonwealth campus ticket outlets, by phone at (800) 863-3336 or (814) 865-5555 or online at

Summer art classes

Registration is under way for adult non-credit art classes beginning the week of June 25 at the Center for Arts and Crafts on the University Park campus.

The classes include wheel-thrown pottery, stained glass, drawing, cartooning, portrait photography, yoga and more.

Brochures are available at the HUB-Robeson Center information desk, 207 HUB-Robeson. For class information, call (814) 863-0611. To register, call (814) 863-0685.

Fine arts exhibited

"The Celebration of Visual Traditions: New Millennium The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts," is on exhibit June 26 to July 26 in the HUB Gallery of the HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus.

A presentation will be made by curator June Kelly at 5:30 p.m. July 13 in the HUB auditorium.

The juried fine arts exhibit features two-dimensional artwork and small sculpture reflecting visual traditions of the multicultural communities of Pennsylvania.

The HUB Gallery and Robeson Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Special hours during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, July 11-15, will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Crafts National opens

Crafts National, the annual fine crafts exhibition co-sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and the School of Visual Arts, runs through Friday, July 20, at the Zoller Gallery in the Visual Arts Building on the University Park campus.

The exhibition is free to the public. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Hours will be extended July 11 to 15.

An opening reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the gallery. The reception is free to the public.

For information, contact Rick Bryant at (814) 237-3682.

Summer 2001 exhibitions

Three exhibits featuring prints, lithographs and ancient pottery will be displayed throughout the summer at the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus.

* "From Main Street to Moscow by Way of Rails and Sails: History of Transportation in Pennsylvania Prints from the Permanent Collection Palmer Museum of Art" continues through Sept. 2. It presents a selection of prints that record the growth and development of highways, byways and railways in Pennsylvania. The selection is from the more than 300 Pennsylvania prints acquired in 1986 from John O'Connor and Ralph Yeager, the former owners of the Tavern Restaurant in State College, where the prints were originally displayed.

* "Impressionism in Print: Etchings and Lithographs by Childe Hassam" continues through Sept. 11.

In 1915, at the age of 56, the prominent American Impressionist painter Childe Hassam (1859-1935) decided to explore the art of etching. An interest in lithography soon followed. This exhibition features 20 of the artist's prints ranging in date from the mid-teens through almost the end of his life.

* "Wit and Wine: A New Look at Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation" continues through Aug. 12. The exhibition presents 45 pieces that illustrate the 5,000-year ceramic tradition that flourished in ancient Iran until 100 BCE.

The museum is free to the public. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to
4 p.m. Sunday. For information, call (814) 865-7672 or go to

Fayette exhibit

The "Charles H. Wall Panama/Latin America Collection" is now on display at the Penn State Fayette Library. The collection contains more than 300 research materials, many in Spanish, including books, videos, CDs and handmade artifacts pertaining to Panama and Latin America.

The collection was purchased with money donated by the late Charles H. Wall, professor of English at Penn State Fayette from 1985 until his death in 1996. Wall's love of Panama, where he worked before joining Penn State, led to his gift to the library. The collection has been created under the guidance of John Riddle, head of the Fayette Library, and Jerry Hoeg, associate professor of Spanish, Penn State Fayette.

The collection can be viewed at the Penn State Fayette Library during regular operating hours. For more information, call John Riddle at (724) 430-4156 or e-mail