Arts & Entertainment
Penn State Intercom......January 31, 2002


Gary Perdue, a retired senior producer at WPSX-TV, has started a second career as sculpture major at the University. After creating a clay mold, he pours plaster into it.

Photo: Greg Grieco

Exhibits opened

Two art exhibits are now open at the galleries in the HUB-Robeson center on the University Park campus.

Paintings by Lori Mitchell are being exhibited through March 1 in the Art Alley. The oil paintings are the honors thesis for Mitchell, a recent graduate and Schreyer Honors College scholar.

Cheryl Agulnick is exhibiting oil paintings and wood boxes through Feb. 20 at the HUB Gallery.

Voice recital

Tenor Richard Kennedy, associate professor of voice, will present a voice recital of 20th-century British art songs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, in Esber Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

Admission is free to the public.

Percussion, mallet concert

The Penn State Percussion Ensemble 1 and the Penn State Mallet Ensemble will present a combined concert at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in Esber Recital Hall on the University Park campus.

The concert is free to the public.

Bach's Lunch

The Penn State Graduate String Quartet will perform at the Bach's Lunch concert at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in Eisenhower Chapel on the University Park campus.

The 20-minute concert is sponsored by the School of Music and the University Lutheran Campus Ministry. Following the performance, audience members may take their bag lunches to Memorial Lounge of Eisenhower Chapel. Beverage is provided. The concert is free to the public.

Dance/music performance

Allied Motion, Penn State Altoona's resident dance company, will perform in collaboration with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre in the Community Arts Center.

The project, "Keeping Time: Music and Movement," is Allied Motion's first collaboration with the symphony. It features the symphony's string ensemble as well as four regional musicians.

Tickets cost $7 for the general public and $3 for students. For information, call (814) 949-5452 or visit the Web at

'Celebration of Love'

The Chamber Singers will present the 16th annual "Celebration of Love" concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the Old Main lobby on the University Park campus.

Charles Dumas, associate professor of theatre arts and African/African-American studies, and Peg French, professor emeritus of theatre arts, will read poetry on the theme of love. Nancy O'Brien Abramson, instructor in the School of Music, will play the harp and Jessica Maxey, undergraduate in music education, will play the violin.

Tickets cost $15 and include a catered reception following the concert. For information, call Susan Spaugh at (814) 865-0431.

Exhibit opens Feb. 11

"Transcendent Inquiry," an exhibition of artwork, will open Feb. 11 in the McLanahan and Sheetz Galleries at Penn State Altoona.

The exhibition, which runs through March 22, includes works by Mikhail Gubin of New York and Jeff Murphy of Charlotte, N.C.

The Division of Arts and Humanities will sponsor a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. The reception is free to the public.

For information, call (814) 949-5451 or visit the Web site at


Globetrotters to sink
their shots in Happy Valley

The Harlem Globetrotters will perform their basketball magic at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, at The Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.

The Unforgettable 2002 World Tour marks the Globetrotters' 76th consecutive year of playing basketball and entertaining fans.

Reserved tickets cost $21.50 and $16. Magic Circle courtside seating also is offered.

Tickets will be available at The Bryce Jordan Ticket Center, Eisenhower Auditorium, select Uni-Marts, Commonwealth Campus ticket outlets, by calling (814) 865-5555 or (800) 863-3336 or online at