Center for the Arts
“It’s the place where we are creating, capturing human stories, the Albright Stories”
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.
Enter the CFA
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’s degrees, in English, history, and paralegal studies.
Honor R. Wilkinson, Curator, Collections & Exhibitions for the Freedman Gallery, utilizes visual art as an academic resource and a catalyst for interdisciplinary research, and she is particularly interested in collaborating with faculty and students. Prior to arriving at Albright College, she was the Curatorial Assistant & Manager of Student Programs at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, where she curated Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment (2019) and Modern Medieval: Materiality and Spirituality in German Expressionist Prints (2017), served as the liaison to the student community, and contributed to many exhibitions, publications, programs, and digital projects. In addition to her curatorial work, she has professional experience in the conservation of outdoor sculpture. Originally from Maine, she holds a Master’s degree in the History of Art & Visual Culture from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor’s degree in the History of Art & Architecture from Harvard University.
Steven Nicodemus, Assistant Director, Center for the Arts, manages the Wachovia Theatre box office and collaborates with all CFA departments to record and distribute media for CFA events, among other administrative duties. A Reading native and Albright ‘16 alumnus, Nicodemus received his B.A., co-majoring in digital media and art, then served as the Boscov Film Theatre Manager at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in downtown Reading for four years. He also worked as a freelance graphic designer, artist, and game developer with local and regional clients to develop marketing media, logos, and commissioned artworks, contributing to the release of three augmented reality video games.
Heather Hoff, Administrative Assistant, Center for the Arts
B.A., Sport & Exercise Science, Messiah College
Rich Houck, Preparator
Arts Near Albright
There is a thriving arts scene in the Reading Area. If you are looking for something that’s not offered at the Center for the Arts try one of these organizations:
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is a prime example of adaptive reuse in architecture, and derives its name from the original structure from which it evolved. Where there is now a hub of community activity bringing people together in the arts and culture, there once stood a leader in the safety industry whose groundbreaking innovations spanned over a century.
Berks Arts Council’s mission is to encourage and promote all of the arts, to develop an appreciation of the arts, and to enrich and enhance the quality of life in Berks County. The Arts Council presents the Berks Jazz Fest, the Bandshell Concert Series, the Pagoda Awards, the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts re-granting program, the Music Composition Program, and provides art exhibition opportunities for member artists.
The Reading Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to provide and promote high quality symphonic music to the citizens of Reading and Berks County through:
Classical subscription concerts
Concerts for students
Educational and community outreach programs
The mission of the Reading Public Museum, a dynamic center of lifelong learning, is to collect, preserve and interpret objects of art, science and civilization in order to educate, enlighten and engage current and future generations.
The Santander Arena and Santander Performing Arts Center are the main performance centers in downtown Reading, hosting national and international performers and performances.
EE Experience Event
*For prices/tickets, call the Box Office at 610-921-7547
Center for the Arts: 610-921-7715
Box Office: 610-921-7547
Box Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
90 minutes before a Domino Players’ production, 60 minutes before all other shows.