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Center for the Arts at Albright College

 

Contact us:
Center for the Arts: (610) 921-7715
Box Office: (610) 921-7547
boxoffice@albright.edu

Box Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

60 minutes before a Concert Series/
Star Series Performance and 90
minutes before a Domino Production.

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Center for the Arts 

Calendar of Events

CS – Concert Series    EE – Experience Event   TAD – Teens After Dark
G&G – Green & Growing (Student Production)
MG: Main Gallery; PS: Project Space
* For prices/tickets, call the CFA Box Office at 610-921-7547 or purchase online at www.albright.edu/centerforthearts.

Exhibitions and programs at the Freedman Gallery and in the visual arts are proudly sponsored by: The Silverweed Foundation, The Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman Family Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Berks Arts Council.

Musical Programs at Albright College are proudly sponsored by The William E. Maier Memorial Concert Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Berks Arts Council.




AUGUST

Brian Glaze, Television
Aug. 30–Oct. 14, Freedman Gallery

Brian Glaze, Implements
Aug. 30–Dec. 17, Freedman Gallery

  • Lecture, Thur., Sept. 1, 4 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall
  • Reception, Thur., Sept. 1, 5-7 p.m. 

This fall, the Freedman Gallery opens its 2016-2017 season by featuring the multi-sensory work of sculptor Brian Glaze, the newest faculty member in the art department.  Glaze’s work, Television, will be installed in the foyer, with a larger collection of his work on display in the main gallery under the title, Implements.  Glaze’s work explores themes of consumerism, technology and manufacturing, and presents new meaning to found objects by using microprocessors for video and audio components that are triggered by audience interaction and participation.

The Freedman at 40, the Mural Project
Aug. 30–Oct. 14, Freedman Gallery

  • Closing Reception, Fri., Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m. 

Artist, educator and alumna Brandy (Lagmorsino) O’Neill ’12 will create a temporary mural in the project space to kick off a year-long celebration to honor the Freedman Gallery’s 40th anniversary. An outline for the mural will be on display at the opening reception for Brian Glaze on Sept. 1. Lagmorsino will work with Albright students and other interested volunteer groups to add details and elements to the mural on select days starting Aug. 22 and going through the run of the exhibition. The final version will be unveiled at a closing reception. Come in several times to check on the progress of the project and to vote on additions to the mural.


SEPTEMBER

Art Jam
Thur., Sept. 1, 7-10 p.m., Mary Miss Amphitheatre

Just for students! After you’ve signed up for your favorite clubs during the Activities Fair and you’ve visited the Freedman Gallery for the opening of three amazing exhibitions, chill with friends, cool off with ice cream, and enjoy live comedy, music and fashion performances, then dance the night away under the stars at the Open Dance After-Party. Organized by ASTEP, our campus chapter of Artists Striving to End Poverty. Save Sept. 16 and Oct. 7 for ASTEP’s First Friday Performances, 7 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge

WXAC‘s Concert Series at the Pond
Hesse’s Hot Jazz & The Reading Samba School
Wed., Sept. 7, 6–7:30 p.m., Sylvan Pond 

Children’s Theatre: Make a Play
Sat.–Sun., Sept. 10–11, 1 p.m., Roop Hall

WXAC‘s Concert Series at the Pond
Rockman Blues Band
Wed., Sept. 14, 6–7:30 p.m., Sylvan Pond

Meet & Make: Tie-Dye Mania
Mon., Sept. 19, 4-6 p.m., Albright’s Organic Community Garden
Celebrate the fall harvest of Albright’s community organic garden and learn basic tie-dying techniques. Create colorful patterns on T-shirts and scarves using natural dyes collected from indigo and calendula grown in our own organic garden and combined with synthetic formulas. Contact Beth to register, 610-921-7776 or bkrumholz@albright.edu. Open to the public. 

Drum Circle
Wed., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Open to all and organized by religious studies, our interactive drum circle features instruction by Zenergy and is part of Wellness Week, Sept. 19-23.

WXAC‘s Concert Series at the Pond
Sweet Plantain
Wed., Sept. 21, 6–7:30 p.m., Sylvan Pond

Soviet Purgatory: Laughter is the Best Medicine
Wed., Sept. 21, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall

Meet & Make: Dharma Art
Thursday, Sept. 22, 4-6 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge
Dharma Art is a combined practice of meditation and art exercises designed to free your creative spirit, calm your soul, nourish your heart and grow your mind. Learn techniques for mark making with an emphasis on process versus product. Led by Beth Krumholz. A Wellness Week activity.

WXAC‘s Concert Series at the Pond
Albright’s Got Chops
Wed., Sept. 28, 6–7:30 p.m., Sylvan Pond

Doubt, a Parable by John Patrick Shanley
Thur.–Sat., Sept. 29–Oct. 1, 8 p.m., & Sun., Oct. 2, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

  • Talkback & Reception, Thur., Sept. 29, follows show
  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., Sept. 30, follows performance, Roop Hall 

Join us for the Domino Players’ first production of the 2016-2017 season. Directed by Alexis Jenofsky ’17, Doubt is set in the Bronx, N.Y., 1964, just as the winds of change start sweeping through St. Nicholas Church School. Father Flynn, a young and charismatic priest, begins advocating progressive reform of the school's strict customs and doctrine, much to the chagrin of Sister Aloysius Beauvier, Saint Nicholas's rigid and self-righteous principal. Looking for wrongdoing in every corner, Sister Aloysius believes she's uncovered the ultimate sin when she hears Father Flynn has taken a special interest in a troubled boy. Without a shred of evidence except her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius begins a crusade to both unearth the truth and expunge Father Flynn from the school, igniting a battle that threatens to tear apart the church and school with devastating consequences. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Call or visit the Box Office for tickets/prices at 610-921-7547 or purchase securely online at http://albright.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.


OCTOBER

International Film Series #1: Mike Kuchar
Tues., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Choral Pops
Sat., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Soviet Purgatory
Wed., Oct. 19, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall

10-Minute Play Reading Festival
Sat., Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Roop Hall

Music Faculty Showcase
Sun., Oct. 23, 3 p.m., Roop Hall
Our music faculty will showcase their individual talents in a showcase that includes performances by Jeffrey Lentz, tenor; Tamara Black, soprano; A.J. Merlino, percussion; Lars Potteiger, piano; Jesse Clark, cello; John Pankratz, cello; and a jazz ensemble featuring Mike Eben and Tim Gross.

International Film Series #2: Reading 1974 (1975, 1 hour, 2 min.)
by Gary Adlestein, Costa Mantas & Jerry Orr
Tues., Oct. 25

  • Reception, Tues., Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m., Freedman Gallery
  • Screening & Panel, Tues., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

NOVEMBER

Business of Fashion Forum
Sat., Nov. 5, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Roessner Hall, $10
Join us for a day of informative sessions and networking with alumni and regional industry leaders in design, merchandising and marketing. Includes lunch and additional break-out sessions in the morning and afternoon with a closing keynote by Elizabeth L. Cline, author of Overdressed: the Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. Call or visit the Box Office for tickets at 610-921-7547 or purchase securely online at http://albright.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

International Film Series #3: A Night of Surrealist Film
Tues., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

International Film Series #4: Frenzy (1972, 116 min.) by Alfred Hitchcock *
Tues., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall


Art Departments at Albright College

The Center for the Arts houses five different academic departments.  All of the departments exhibit or perform their work both in the CFA and around campus.


Student Arts Organizations

The Center for the Arts is home to many student art groups including: