Ryan Teitman, PoetOctober 8, 2018 / 7:30pmMukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg CommonsFreeRyan Teitman is the author of the poetry collection Litany for the City (BOA Editions, 2012). His poems
have appeared in Gulf Coast, the Southern Review and The Threepenny Review, and his reviews appear in The Rumpus, The Millions and Kenyon Review Online. He’s received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship,
and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. He worked as a newspaper reporter in and around Philadelphia before receiving an MFA and MA from Indiana University and a PhD rom Penn State.
Baily’s Beads Annual Literary Magazine CelebrationDr. Nancy McCabe, AdvisorJanuary 23, 2019 / 7:30pmMukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg CommonsBaily’s Beads, Pitt-Bradford’s literary magazine,
has been named Best University Magazine three times by the American Scholastic Press Association and has twice been named one of the top 12 student magazines in the country by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
This year’s issue will be unveiled with refreshments, prizes, readings by Baily’s Beads contributors and an open mic for anyone who wants to share original work. Selected among the best fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction submitted by students,
faculty, alumni, and area writers, the work in Baily’s Beads showcases the diverse talents of Pitt-Bradford and the surrounding community.
Beth Ann Fennelly, WriterMarch 19, 2019 / 7:30pmMukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg CommonsFreeBeth Ann Fennelly, the Poet Laureate of Mississippi, has published three books of poetry, a book of
essays, and a novel, The Tilted World, which she co-authored with her husband, the writer Tom Franklin, that is set during the 1927 flood of the Mississippi River. Her most recent book is Heating and Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs, published by
W.W. Norton in 2017. She has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pushcart and a Fulbright to Brazil, and her work has been reprinted in more than 50 anthologies, including three editions of Best American
Poetry. She’s a contributing editor for The Oxford American and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Mississippi.www.bethannfennelly.com
Mirrored: Artists’ Self PortraitsSeptember 10-October 25, 2018KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell HallOpening Reception October 4, 2019 / 7pmSelected from the extensive collection of Gerald Mead, a noted Buffalo
collector and educator, this exhibition consists of artworks in various media and stylistic approaches. Since the works either depict or refer to the artist who created them, they can broadlybe described as “self-portraits.” The diversity
of the decades-spanning works in the exhibition underscores the rich tradition of self-portraiture in the history of art and the continuation of artists’ exploration of this genre in contemporary practice. The artistsincluded in the exhibition
are Laylah Ali, Harvey Breverman, Ellen Carey, Hollis Frampton, Les Krims, Chunwoo Nam, James Pappas, Walter Prochownik, Jason Seeley and Cindy Sherman, among others.
Exhibit your own portrait!Faculty and staff, students and community members are invited to submit a self-portrait no larger than 11x14 for an exhibition to run in tandem with this exhibition. All artwork is due September
21, and work must be framed and ready to hang. Drop-off work to Courtney Mealy in Room 155 Blaisdell Hall.
Pitt- Penn Overlap: Full Circle CollaborationDecember 3-14, 2018KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell HallOpening Reception, December 5, 2018 / 7pmPitt-Bradford and Penn State University will participate in a collaborative
experience centering on the intersectionality of identities and inclusion in the art world and arts education. Conversations that question and challenge students in the digital arts, studio arts, arts education, and gender and sexuality courses
will be filmed in an immersive 360 degrees and shown through virtual-reality experiences. In addition, students will weave together ideas to formally create and install a visual tapestry that illustrates their own personaland political
ideas and experiences. The exhibition will take place in tandem at both universities.
Light and Shadow: Woven Paintings by Rick MinardJanuary 11-24, 2019KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell HallOpening Reception January 11, 2019 / NoonIn his newest endeavor, Rick Minard decided to return to the figure
as the centerpiece of his woven paintings but instead of exploring relationships as in his previous work, he wanted to explore the effect of light and shadows. The same figure is painted separately, with one the focus on highlights and the
other on shadows. Minard said he is intrigued by the idea of taking the two opposing aspects of the same person and weaving them together to make a whole entity.www.rickminard.com
The Veterans Book Project Monica HallerFebruary 7-March 14, 2019KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell HallOpening Reception February 7, 2019 / 7pmThe Veterans Book Project is a library of books authored collaboratively
by artist Monica Haller and dozens of people who have been affected by, and have archives of, the current American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In their printed format, the book provides a place or "container" that slows down and materializes
the great quantity of ephemeral images on files that live on veterans' hard drives and in their heads. Each book re-deploys volatile images with the aim of rearticulating and refashioning memories. It stands both independent of and in concert
with the larger collection. www.veteranbookproject.com
Silent Films with Live Piano Accompaniment Donald Sosin, pianoSeptember 11, 2018 / NoonBromeley Family Theater, Blaisdell HallFreeEnjoy a program of hilarious comedy “shorts” from the Golden Age of Silent
Film, screened in high definition in the Bromeley Family Theater. Live music is provided by Donald Sosin, one of the foremost composers and performers of silent film music working today.
Buffalo Gamelan EnsembleOctober 18, 2018 / Noon Studio Theater, Blaisdell HallFreeExperience the centuries-old musical tradition of Javanese gamelan. Performed on gorgeous, handmade instruments, gamelan features
vibrant rhythms and complex, shimmering textures. The Buffalo Gamelan Ensemble offers an intimate and interactive look at this fascinating music.
Vocal Arts ensemble Directed by Dr. Joshua GroffmanDecember 4, 2018 / NoonStudio Theater, Blaisdell HallFreeThe Vocal Arts Ensemble presents its annual holiday performance. Join us to get into the spirit
with a program of holiday songs drawn from traditions around the world and closing with a selection of our favorite carols.
April 11, 2019 / NoonStudio Theater, Blaisdell HallFreeThe Vocal Arts Ensemble features student vocalists as soloists and choral singers. Now in its ninth year, the ensemble performs a spring concert of both traditional works
and contemporary compositions.
Chamber music performance: Christiana Reader & Alex PehFebruary 12, 2019 / NoonStudio Theater, Blaisdell HallFreeChristiana Reader, viola, and Alex Peh, piano, present a program of chamber pieces inspired
by landscapes. Dr. Reader has held positions with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic and the Wichita Symphony Orchestras and has served as artistic director of the new music ensemble twenty.21. Dr. Peh has performed in
venues such as the DiMenna Center, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall and Abrons Arts Center in New York City; the Kennedy Center and Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.; and Benaroya Hall in Seattle.
Celebration of the ArtsApril 18, 2019 / 5:30pmBlaisdell HallFree At Pitt-Bradford, we celebrate students and their work from all areas of the arts: music, theater, creative writing, and visual art, in
this unique end-of-the-year event. Throughout Blaisdell Hall and its exhibition spaces, numerous capstones, performances, and visual and digital art will be presented and displayed. Poets, actors, writers, singers, dancers and musicians of
all kinds are invited to perform during the open mic. Refreshments will be served.
The Division of Communication and the Arts presents Julius Caesarby William Shakespeare Directed by Dr. Kevin EwertNovember 15 – 17, 2018 / 7:30pm and November 18 / 2pmStudio Theater, Blaisdell Hall $6 General
/ $2 Students
Rome has a problem. Its leader is strong, charismatic and can really draw a crowd. But there’s something off about him. Or so thinks Brutus, Cassius and a bunch of other honorable folks who are pretty sure they can see the very bad place things
are heading. And desperate times call for, well, you know. For the good of the Republic the knives come out -- and then things get really messy.
Celebrating Women’s History Month,the Spectrum Series presentsTELL ME WHAT’S COMINGMarch 5, 2019 / 7:30pmStudio Theater, Blaisdell Hall Free
New York punk queen and poet Patti Smith collides with Sam Shepard in 1972 Greenwich Village. The result is a cyclone of creativity that marked the second half of the 20th century. From squaller to iconic status, their paths are tracked through
song and story. A specialpresentation in conjunction with Women’s History Month.
The Division of
Communication and the Arts Spring Student Theater PerformanceApril 4-7, 2019Site-Specific TheaterThis spring the theater program will be finding an interesting and unexpected space to haunt, somewhere out in our larger community. Stay tuned for details!
Monday – Friday, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm and one hour before showtime.
Call to reserve tickets or get ticket information at 814-362-5113.