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Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.,

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Center for the Arts 

Calendar of Events

EE – Experience Event  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.




MARCH

Comics

ASTEP First Friday Performance
Fri., March 3, 7 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge 

Movie Music, a Choral Concert EE
Sat., March 4, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel
The Albright Angels, Concert Choir, Mane Men and Women’s Chorale will perform well-known works connected to movies. 

RMTA Adjudications & Recital

  • Sat., March 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Roop Hall, Music Studios 5 & 6, CFA Office
  • Sun., March 12, 1-5 p.m., Roop Hall

RMF Scholarship Auditions

  • Sat., March 18, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Memorial Chapel, Roop Hall, Music Studios 1-6, CFA Office & Mezzanine
  • Sun., March 19, 11 a.m-9 p.m., Memorial Chapel, Roop Hall, Music Studios 1-6, CFA Office & Mezzanine

A Moveable Feast
March 21–April 23, Freedman Gallery (PS)

Invitational exhibition of regional artists and artisans whose work focuses on food and table related items that will collectively be arranged in an immersive environment with a table setting set for a grand feast. The exhibition references the idea of a “period room” in many of the world’s foremost museums, only here the period is contemporary. Artists and artwork featured in the exhibition include: Cocol Bernal (mixed-media chandelier constructed from found objects), Marilyn Fox (oil painting) Kristen Woodward (encaustic painting), Amy Stevens (digital photography), Jim Brunner (metal), Will Dexter of Taylor Backes (glass), Daniel Schlenker (ceramics and mixed-media table), Dolores Kirschner (ceramics), Henry VanDuren (walnut and ceramic table), Eric Claypoole (oil on metal hex sign), Denise Wilz (redware ceramics), Sue Biebuyck (oil painting) and more. A grand gala and auction in the tradition of the former Friends of the Freedman will close out the show. Tickets for the gala must be purchased in advance and include a grand buffet, two drink tickets, and musical entertainment provided by Dan and Suzanne. Contact the Box Office at 610-921-7547 or purchase online at http://albright.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp. To preview individual items online and get instructions for placing bids, including absentee bidding, visit www.albright.edu/freedman40. The exhibit and event are sponsored by Susan Kraus, Ph.D., ‘77 & Robert Gill, Ed. D.

  • Closing Reception & Auction, Sun., April 23, 4-7 p.m. * ($25 adult, $15 student, includes two beverage tickets/buffet, ADVANCE SALES ONLY)

photoAlison Ho: Ethnically Ambiguous Asian
March 21–May 21, Freedman Gallery (Foyer)

Ho works with narrative, language, and identity, crafting pieces based on personal experience. She believes the construction of cultural identity is an ongoing process, which cannot be merely picked and chosen. As an artist, her cultural identity—being Chinese-American, multilingual, female, from the Bay Area—is wholly integrated within and cannot be separated from her artistic practice. Therefore, her work is confessional, using her own life details to examine broader themes of Asian-American identity and the flexing boundaries of public vs. private. Her work also examines the negotiations, experiences, and expectations of different, sometimes contradicting, cultural values and directions.

photoDrum Circle
Wed., March 22, 7:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Organized by Religious Studies, featuring instruction by Michael Clipman and Mark Seaman of Zenergy. 

Soviet Purgatory
Wed., March 22, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Monthly long-form improvisational comedy show. 

Roop Hall’s Drag Race
Sat., March 25, 8 p.m., Albright Court 


APRIL

photoInternational Film Series #5: Cinema Solriens * EE
Tues., April 4, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Albright College alumnus James Harrar has been crafting densely lyrical film-poems since the late 1980s. His avant-garde multi-media performance project, Cinema Soloriens, involves live music performed by his long-time collaborator Marshall Allen of the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra. Together, they have toured the planet for 25 years. Harrar’s films are personal in a very direct and explicit sense. In an intimate form, Harrar attempts to imprint thoughts, dreams and conceptual ideas while examining the possibilities of perception.

photoThe Jost Project
Wed., April. 5, Roop Hall

In collaboration with Berks Jazz Fest “GetJazzED,” experience classic rock favorites in a jazz format performed by Paul Jost, vocals and harmonica, Tony Miceli, vibraphones, Kevin MacConnell, acoustic base

  • Clinic & Workshop, 6-7 p.m., free and open to all to watch or participate
  • Concert, 8-9 p.m., free and open to public

Fashion Alumni Panel & Dinner
Fri., April 7

  • Dinner, 5:30-6:30 p.m., CFA Mezzanine
  • Panel, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall 

photo5th Annual Music Business Forum EE
Sat., April 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Roessner Hall

The fifth annual Music Business Forum will feature presentations with current music industry professionals, including: Mike Ferretti, Grammy® nominated chief engineer, Architect Records; Troy Wollwage, executive marketing manager, Yamaha Corp. of America; Josiah Leming, Recording Artist, Vagrant Records; Rhea Santos, account assistant, FBMM, Inc., George Roskos, owner and artist management, Architect Records; and Rich Ruoff, director, Roots & Blues Festival. Event also features performances by Lion Enterprises artists, as well as Josiah Leming of Josiah and the Bonnevilles. Lunch provided. FREE for Albright students and prospective students with advance registration required, $10 all others. Questions? Contact amerlino@albright.edu. RSVP at https://albright.360alumni.com/events/view/3346

photoSunday Sinfonia at Albright College EE
Sun., April. 9, 3 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Program to include works by Biber, Dvorak, Vivaldi and more, including a string rendition of “At Last” by Harry Warren.

  • Sat., April 8, 7 p.m., Woodcrest Villa, Viva Centre, Lancaster, PA

Poetry Out LoudPoetry Out Loud
Tues., April 11, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Mary Miss Amphitheater (rain location: CFA Mezzanine)
Bring a brown bag lunch or grab-and-go from Jake’s, pull up a slice of lawn, and settle in for a relaxing mid-day break while you listen to students and colleagues recite some of their favorite verse. Surprise us with some of your own original poetry and help celebrate “National Poetry Month.” For more information, contact Beth at 610-921-7547 or bkrumholz@albright.edu.  

International Film Series #6: Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present (2016, 122 min.) by Tyler Hubby*
Tues., April 11, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Tony Conrad (1940-2016) is one of the lesser-known giants of 20th century avant-garde art (music, film, performance and video). In the early 1970s, before he began his notable career as a media professor at SUNY Buffalo, Conrad taught what might have been his first course in filmmaking to a January interim class at Albright College. That experience along with subsequent visits to Reading for shows with Berks Filmmakers, left an indelible mark on our small community of experimental filmmakers and fans. Hubbly’s documentary is a crash course spanning Conrad’s avant-garde, New York City underground beginnings and time as an undergraduate studying math at Harvard, experiences which eventually positioned him as a leader in the minimal music movement. The documentary focuses on Conrad’s geniality, sincerity and anti-establishment philosophies, and serves as a 101 syllabus on one of the 20th century’s most influential artists you probably don’t know.

 

Soviet Purgatory
Wed., April 12, 9:30 p.m., Roop Hall
Monthly long-form improvisational comedy show. 

Big Cat Jazz Concert EE
Fri., April 21, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Symphonic Band Concert EE
Sat., April 22, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel 

This Is the Freedman at 40
Closing Reception, Sun., April 23, 2-4 p.m. 

photoSunday Sinfonia at Albright College EE
Sun., April 23, 3 p.m., Memorial Chapel

A Moveable Feast Gala & Auction
Sun., April 23, 4-7 p.m.

Tickets for the gala must be purchased in advance  ($25 adult, $15 student) includes a grand buffet, two drink tickets, and musical entertainment provided by Dan and Suzanne. Contact the Box Office at 610-921-7547 or purchase online at http://albright.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp. To preview individual items online and get instructions for placing bids, including absentee bidding, visit www.albright.edu/freedman40. The exhibit and event are sponsored by Susan Kraus, Ph.D., ‘77 & Robert Gill, Ed. D.

photoThe Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan *EE
Thur.–Sat., April 27–29, 8 p.m. & Sun., April 30, 1 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players and Music Department co-production directed by Jeffrey Lentz ’85.

Lock up your daughters, the pirates are coming to town! As the curtain rises on this swashbuckling and mellifluous romance, we meet Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates' way of life and searches for the maiden of his dreams. Frederic's melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley's songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters—mayhem ensues. This sparklingly witty operetta on the subject of romance and duty in the age of Queen Victoria makes for a perfect final act to our season.

  • Talkback & Reception, Thur., April 27, follows performance
  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., April 28, follows performance, Roop Hall

MAY

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
May 2–May 12, Freedman Gallery (MG & PS)

This annual exhibition includes a round up of work by Albright students created over the past year. Annual prizes and awards are given in four categories during a special reception. Juror, James Carroll, director of the New Arts Program.

  • Download Prospectus
  • CALL FOR ENTRIES: Submission is open to all students currently enrolled at Albright accepting artwork in all media. Work must have been created at Albright since April 2016.
  • PRIZES: A number of cash awards will be chosen by the juror.
  • EXHIBIT DATES: The exhibition runs May 2 – May 12 in the Freedman Gallery
  • RECEPTION DATE: The Artists Reception and Awards Presentation is Thursday, May 4 from 5-7 pm
  • SUBMISSION, SELECTION AND ELIGIBILITY: Work must be hand delivered on April 25, 2017 between 8:30 am – 5 pm to the Freedman Gallery. All media are eligible for consideration. Not more than seven (7) pieces may be submitted by each artist. All work must be original and completed at Albright since April, 2016. Works previously submitted to the Juried Student Art Show will not be accepted. Art size may be limited to our ability to display. All framed work and paintings must be “ready to hang”…wires and/or D-rings attached by artist (some paintings can hang from frame). Clip-on and EZ frames with glass or plexi are acceptable. Gallery does NOT install artwork into clip-on or EZ frames, artist does this. Work must be matted with support board behind mat. Work with wet paint or in extremely fragile condition or otherwise improperly prepared will be ineligible for consideration. Indicate the top of each work by the proper placement (top right back) of your entry tag. For installation and large sculpture, it is suggested that work be set up in the sculpture studio or hallway. Limit of three (3) installation submissions. Artist is responsible for installing and de-installing work in Gallery. Exhibition acceptance will be determined by Gallery staff; winners will be chosen by the juror, James Carroll, Director of the New Arts Program. Work will be selected on the basis of quality. All decisions of the juror will be final.
  • SALES: Sale of artwork is encouraged. Sales will be conducted through the Gallery staff in the form of cash or check (made out to artist). Negotiations on prices are strictly between artist and client, but artist must contact Lisa Korecky in person if sale price and list price differ. If artist is not present when sale is made, then Lisa will hold cash or check until artist picks up. If work is not priced, we will assume you do not want to sell your artwork. Sold work must remain in the exhibition until Monday, May 15 between 8:30 am – 4 pm or by special arrangement with the CFA secretary.
  • AGREEMENT: The Freedman Gallery reserve the right to photograph accepted artwork and used in promotional materials and websites. The Freedman Gallery does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to any artwork for any reason at any time. The submission of artwork to this exhibition will constitute an agreement to all the conditions in these guidelines including dates when artwork must be removed and permission to photograph for publicity.
  • OTHER INFORMATION: After delivery, no work may be substituted or altered. Accepted work will be posted on the Gallery door by April 27. All work not accepted into the exhibition MUST be picked up by April 27. All exhibited work must be picked up May 12 from 9 am – 4 pm in the Freedman Gallery or by special arrangement with the CFA secretary. Print or type entry form completely and clearly. Attach label securely to upper right hand corner of the back of each piece; numbers to correspond to number on entry form.

Emerging Voices from Domino Players Studio EE
Wed., May 3, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Domino Players’ Studio hosts a staged reading of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, directed by Brianna Brownly ’17.

Annual Albright Student Film Festival *
Thur., May 4, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall
The Cinema Club presents an evening of short films, produced by current Albright students. Interested in submitting a film or video, contact cinemaclub@albright.edu.

Beach Party Bonanza VI, Electric Boogaloo V, Dreams Come True IV
Fri., May 5, 6 p.m., CFA Mary Miss Amphitheatre
Less Than or Equal To’s al frecso improv spring finale showcase.

Xion Step Team Dance Showcase *
Fri., May 5, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
And don’t forget the after-party in Jake’s; $3 students at door. 

Children’s Theatre of Albright: Charlie Whit and the Mother’s Day Caper
Sat., May 6, 1 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge
Everyone’s favorite mayor of Reading, Charlie Whit, is faced with solving the city’s latest mystery—The Reading Public Museum has disappeared! Families and kids will enjoy this original piece by the Children’s Theatre of Albright.

Albright’s Annual Fashion Showcase *EE
Sat., May 6, $5/$10 students advance/door, $10/$15 adult advance/door, $25 VIP advance only/reserved seating and private reception
Celebrate the hard work of Albright’s student fashion designers and merchandisers through exhibition displays and a high-energy runway show.

  • Runway Show #1, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
  • Exhibition, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Roop Hall
  • Runway Show #2, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
  • VIP Reception, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Freedman Gallery 

Celebrate Spring, a Choral Concert EE
Sat., May 6, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel
Say farewell to the graduating seniors in Albright Angels, Concert Choir, Mane Men and Women’s Chorale in their final performance of the season. 

Albright Dance Team Recital
Sun., May 7, 2:30 p.m., TBD 

Roar Like a Lion, Music Student Recital
Mon., May 8, 7 p.m., Roop Hall
Albright’s end-of-the-semester student recital offers a variety of vocal and instrumental performances. 


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: