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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

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.



 

MAY

Albright Dance Team Recital
Fri., May 1, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Gospel Choir Concert
Sat., May 2, 4 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Sacred music with style! Also includes performances by the Praise and Worship Dance Team. 

Green & Growing: Student Projects in TheatreEE
Mon., May 4, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre 

poster imageAnnual Juried Student Exhibition
May 5 – May 14, Freedman Gallery
This annual exhibition includes a round up of work by Albright College students made over the past year. Annual prizes and awards are given in four categories during a special reception. Juror: Lydia Panas.

Award Ceremony & Reception – Thur., May 7, 5-7 p.m. TAD 

IFS posterInternational Film Series #20: Woman of the Dunes (1964, 147 min.) by Hiroshi Teshigahara*
Tues., May 5, 7:30 p.m., Klein Hall

“In the 1960s, any self-respecting student of culture had to be familiar with a film like Woman in the Dunes, which most critics reckoned one of the cinema’s supreme achievements. But how would it play today? The idea of an existential allegory featuring a pair of characters trapped in a sandpit for two hours, sounds stultifying at best, but this is one resurrection that can be welcomed. Woman in the Dunes, remains an unqualified masterpiece."—Gary Morris, Bright Lights Film Journal.

Green & Growing: Student Projects in TheatreEE
Wed., May 6, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre 

Albright Student Film & Video Showcase*EE
Thur., May 7, 7:30 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall

Filmmakers will be present following the screening for a Q&A session. 

Beach Party Bonanza IV, Electric Boogaloo III, Dreams Come True II
Fri., May 8, 6 p.m., CFA Mary Miss Amphitheatre
The Less Than or Equal To improv spring finale showcase 

Xion Step Team Dance Showcase
Fri., May 8, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
And don’t forget the after-party in Jake’s. $3, students only at door. 

posterAlbright’s Annual Fashion Showcase & Runway Show*EE, TAD
Sat., May 9, Bollman Gym, $5 students, $10 adults, $20 VIP

Celebrate the hard work of Albright’s student fashion designers and merchandisers through exhibition displays and a high-energy runway show.

  • Exhibition Showcase, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Runway Show, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • VIP Reception, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Red & White Room

Celebrate SpringEE
Sat., May 9, 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. 

Children’s Theatre of Albright Spring Production
Sun., May 10, 1 p.m., Mary Miss Amphitheatre
The Children’s Theatre of Albright presents a completely original show for young audiences that celebrates and explores the wonders of the imagination. Inspiration, creativity and fun are never in short supply. 

Roar Like a Lion
Mon., May 11, 7 p.m., Roop Hall

Albright’s end-of-the-semester student recital offers a variety of vocal and instrumental performances. 

photoLydia Panas
Sat., May 23–June 28, Freedman Gallery (MG)

Primarily focused on portraiture, Lydia Panas’s photographs palpably convey the tensions and interactions among her subjects. The exhibition includes a relatively recent body of abstract portraiture, devoid of the human figure and yet a portrait nonetheless as both nonfigurative presence and corporeal absence permeate each image.

  • Reception – Sat., May 23, 5-7 p.m.
Meet & Make – Sun., June 21, 2 p.m.

JUNE

Lydia Panas
Sat., May 23–June 28, Freedman Gallery (MG)

Primarily focused on portraiture, Lydia Panas’s photographs palpably convey the tensions and interactions among her subjects. The exhibition includes a relatively recent body of abstract portraiture, devoid of the human figure and yet a portrait nonetheless as both nonfigurative presence and corporeal absence permeate each image.

  • Reception – Sat., May 23, 5-7 p.m.
Meet & Make – Sun., June 21, 2 p.m.

The Body in Motion

Freedman Kids Camp 2015*
June 22-26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., brown bag lunch, Freedman Gallery & Schumo Center, $150/$180 full-day by June 1/after, $75/$85 half-day morning (9-11:30 a.m.) or afternoon (12:30-3 p.m.) by June 1/after, family discount – take $30 off each full-day registration when you sign up siblings

From Leonardo da Vinci to Edward Muybridge, artists through time have been fascinated by the human figure in art. Learning traditional and non-traditional techniques, campers explore the diversity of human anatomy from compositional sketching to claymation and stop-motion animation. Design a fashion accessory, practice yoga and learn a dance move or two. Mornings focus on hands-on art projects with afternoons devoted to play time and physical activities that get you moving! Work side by side with local teaching artists and get your groove on with the Body in Motion!

Summer Jazz Workshops with Mike Eben, Session I*
June 15-19, 9 a.m.-noon, Roop Hall, $75/week or $125/both sessions

Saxophonist and music educator Mike Eben’s summer camps offer aspiring musicians the chance to learn from renowned guest artists while providing basic instruction on how to improvise using major scales and modes, including blues scales. Participants learn how to accompany soloists and perform solos. Piano, guitar, bass and drums for rhythm section also welcome. Must be able to read music, play several scales from memory, and be entering 7th grade (or older) by fall 2015.

Summer Meet & Make #4: Over Exposure, Exploring Forms of Photography
Sun., June 21, 2 p.m., Freedman Gallery


JULY

Summer Jazz Workshops with Mike Eben, Session II*
July 20-24, 9 a.m.-noon, Roop Hall, $75/week or $125/both sessions

 


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: