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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@alb.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.

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.



 

 

 

APRIL

aBecoming Male
Through April 20, Freedman Gallery (MG)
Exhibition focuses on the production of artwork by women artists who use the mediums of video, photography and performance to transform themselves into a male persona. Using the 1970s as a starting point, the exhibit charts a history of this work and explore the way gender is conceived of and constructed, concentrating on themes of identity, self-portraiture, passing and drag, among others. Artists include Danielle Abrams, Shannon Plumb, Eleanor Antin, Martha Wilson and Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, among others.

  • Artists’ Salon – Tues., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m., Home of Jaap van Liere

  • You Don’t Have to Be a Star (Baby) to Be in My Show, a variety show performance by Danielle Abrams – Wed., Feb. 19, 8 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge

  • Roundtable Discussion, co-moderated by Kate Lehman & Erin Riley-Lopez – Thur., Feb. 20, 4-5 p.m., Klein Hall  EE

  • Reception – Thur., Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m.

  • Curator’s Art Bites, join Erin Riley-Lopez for a personal, guided tour and snack – Fri., Feb. 28, Noon-1 p.m. & Sun., March 2, 3-4 p.m.

  • Coffeehouse Diversity Poetry Night – Tues., April 8, 6-8 p.m., Freedman Gallery, co-sponsored by OMA

Sylvia Scarlett (1935, 95 min.) by George Cukor
Tues., April 1, 7:30 p.m., Klein Hall
“I don't know what it is that gives me a queer feeling when I look at you,” says Brian Aherne, admitting his attraction to Katharine Hepburn, disguised as a boy, who earlier in the film proclaims, “Then I won’t be a girl. And I won’t be weak and I won’t be silly. I’ll be a boy and rough and hard. I won’t care what I do. Don’t worry! I’m ready for anything.” A strange and dreamy romantic comedy.

Music Business Forum  EE
Sat., April 5, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., CFA Mezzanine & Roop Hall (last week of Jazz Fest)

RMF Scholarship Auditions
Sun., April 6, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Memorial Chapel, Roop Hall, Music Studios 3, 5 & 6, CFA Office

Synthesize Me #4: Exploring Irish Heritage  EE
Mon., April 7, 4 p.m., Klein Hall
Celebrate Diversity Week by exploring Irish culture! Test your knowledge of Irish folklore, facts and fiction and win a prize. Faculty from the departments of theatre, English, and music will provide insights behind upcoming performances and literary works of genius, which will lay a foundation for upcoming concerts, plays and exhibitions. Irish exchange students from previous years will join in the discussion via Skype. Comment on Twitter at #Irish.

Magic Mirror (2013, 75 min.) by Sarah Pucill
Tues., April 8, 7:30 p.m., Klein Hall
Recently screened at the Tate Modern, Pucill’s video riffs on the ideas, performances and photographs of Claude Cahun (1894-1954), a fascinating gender and self-constructing, female, Surrealist artist many decades ahead of her time. Join us in the Mary Miss Amphitheatre and Freedman Gallery before the screening, 6 p.m., for the Diversity Night Coffeehouse Poetry Slam. A Teens After Dark double-feature.

RMF Scholarship Auditions
Sun., April 13, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Memorial Chapel, Roop Hall, Music Studios 3, 5 & 6, CFA Office

What Happened? Underground Film and the Art Epidemic in America! 
Tues., April 15, 7:30 p.m., Klein Hall
Filmmaker Jerry Tartaglia will screen and discuss segments of films by Andy Warhol, Jack Smith and Gary Goldberg, featuring superstars Ondine, Taylor Mead, Bill Rice and others. Jack Smith Films presented courtesy of Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

Edible Books, an Open House
Wed., April 16, Noon-3 p.m., Gingrich Library

Suspiria (1977, 92 min.) by Dario Argento
Tues., April 22, 7:30 p.m., Klein Hall
One of the greatest horror films from Italy or any other country. “An elegantly choreographed dance of death: Its violent set-pieces staged with baroque extremity and heightened further by Goblin’s clamorous prog rock score…. By using colour filters and forced lighting, the Mario Bava-influenced Argento pushed the artificiality of the old-fashioned Technicolor stock to extremes, creating a cinema of pure visual and aural sensation.” – Nigel Floyd, Time Out London

aDrum Circles
April 23, 7:30 p.m., Roop Hall

Sounds of Spring, a Symphonic Band & Big Cat Jazz Ensemble Concert  EE, TAD
Sat., April 26, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

A Concert by the String Chamber Orchestra  EE
Sun., April 27, 3 p.m., Memorial Chapel

City of the Living Dead (1980, 93 min.) by Lucio Fulci
Tues., April 29, 7:30 p.m., Klein Hall
The suicide of a priest in a church cemetery causes the gates of Hell to swing open. If the gates are not closed by the end of All Saint’s Day, hordes of zombies will rise to feast on…well, you know what they like.


MAY

AGON Coffeehouse
Thur., May 1, 6 p.m., Campus Center Fireside

Dancing poster imageDancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel*  EE
Thur.-Sat., May 1-3, 8 p.m., & Sat.-Sun., May 3-4, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players production directed by Julia Matthews
Friel’s story centers on five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in the 1930s. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, a celebration of a pagan god of the harvest. The action of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters as he remembers the five women who raised him, his mother and four maiden aunts, in this haunting tribute to the spirit and valor of the past. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

  • Talkback & Reception, Thur., May 1, follows performance
  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., May 2, follows performance, Roop Hall
  • Theatre Luncheon, Sun., May 4, 1 p.m., CFA Mezzanine, $25*

Green & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre  EE
Mon., May 5, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

posterAnnual Juried Student Exhibition & Senior Invitational
May 6 – 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.

  • Submissions – Tues., April 29, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony & Reception – Thur., May 8, 4-6 p.m.  EE

Demons (1985, 88 min.) by Lamberto Bava
Tues., May 6, 7:30 p.m., Klein Hall
Dario Argento co-wrote and produced Bava’s film about a theater showing invitation-only screenings of a horror film. In the theater’s lobby a young woman is scratched by part of a lobby display and morphs into a hideous creature who then attacks other audience members, spreading her demonic infection.

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

Albright Student & Berks County Film/Video Show*  EE
Thur., May 8, 7:30 p.m., Klein Hall

Improv Spring Finale: Beach Party Bonanza
Fri., May 9, 6 p.m., CFA Mary Miss Amphitheatre

Xion Step Team Dance Showcase
Fri., May 9, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Annual Fashion Showcase & Runway Show*  EE, TAD
Sat., May 10, Bollman Gym, $5 students, $10 adults.
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.

Celebrate Spring, a Choral Concert  EE
Sat., May 10, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Roar Like a Lion, Student Recitals
Sun., May 11, 3 p.m., Roop Hall

Albright Dance Team Recital
Sun., May 11, 6 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Mediated Realities
May 24 – June 29, Freedman Gallery (MG & PS)
Curated by Amy Stevens and Angie Duignan, this international exchange exhibition showcases installation, photography, digital and new media artworks from artists living in the U.S. and Ireland, including: Carol Anne Connolly, Wendy DeSchene and Jeff Schmuki, Angie Duignan, Matthew Garrison, Lori Hepner, Shelagh Honan, Allison Kaufman, Wil Lindsay, Róisin Loughrey and Sinead McDonald. The exhibit considers the position of cultural context as a lens through which artwork is viewed and understood.

  • Reception – Sat., May 24, 5-7 p.m.

JUNE

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JULY

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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:

  • Albright Angels – An all-woman a capella group
  • Mane Men – An all-man a capella group
  • Chamber Choir
  • Women’s Chorale
  • Concert Choir
  • Symphonic Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Albright AM - Albright's Arts magazine
  • The Domino Players  – Theatre troupe
  • MEISA - Music Entertainment Industry Student Association