The Mission for the Center for the Arts
The Center for the Arts at Albright College is a gathering place at the heart of our academic community that fosters an on-going dialogue about the arts that is relevant to the intellectual, cultural, and personal lives of our students. With its unique interdisciplinary environment of classrooms, studios, galleries, and performing spaces, the Center for the Arts provides a nexus for artists and their audiences that supports the wide variety of artistic and scholarly activities in which we engage. We invite both our academic and community partners to join us as we continue to explore the ever-changing values and ideas of our society, through the Liberal Arts tradition of experiential learning.
Freedman Gallery Staff
Erin Riley-Lopez is Curator of the Freedman Gallery at Albright College in Reading, PA. From 2005 through 2009 she served as a curator at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, where she organized collection-based and annual Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) exhibitions. As an independent curator, her exhibitions include Privacy Please! at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY (2011), Acting Out at the Bronx River Art Center, Bronx (2010); Collected: Working Space 10 at Cuchifritos, New York (2010); Untitled at The Center for Worker Education, CUNY, New York (2010); and There Goes My Hero, at The Center for Book Arts, New York (2009). Riley-Lopez’s articles and reviews have appeared in might be good…a project of fluent ~ collaborative in Austin, Texas; Bootprint a publication of Boots Contemporary Art Space in St. Louis, Missouri; and KCLOG blog in Brooklyn, NY. She served as a guest blogger for art:21 and has contributed catalogue essays to The Joan Mitchell Foundation and The Center for Book Arts in New York. She serves on the Collections and Exhibitions Committee of The Center for Book Arts, New York. Riley-Lopez received her M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (2005) and her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College (2002).
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Center for the Arts Staff
David Tanner, Director manages both the Freedman Gallery and the Wachovia Theatre, and coordinates the arts administration program. In previous positions he served as the COO of the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, as the Associate Director for Administration at the Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, IN, and as the Executive Director for the Association of Midwest Museums, a professional organization serving eight states throughout the Midwest. Tanner also taught in the Master’s program for museum studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He holds a MPA in museum administration from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, along with three bachelor degrees, in English, history, and paralegal studies.
Beth Krumholz, Curator of Education, Center for the Arts
Lisa Korecky, Administrative Assistant
Marisa McGrath, Box Office Manager
Brandon Sewall, Assistant Technical Director
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