Spectrum

  • Ensemble Concert
  • Upcoming Performances

    Pitt-Bradford writing program alumna Jamie Lackey, Fantasy writer, and Paul Stefko, Game designer.
    Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons
    10/2/2019 7:30:00 PM

    Paul Stefko is a game designer, developer, writer, and game design consultant working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since graduating from Pitt-Bradford in 2006 with a BA in writing, Paul has written for several publishers, including Evil Hat Productions, Atlas Games, Pelgrane Press, and Steve Jackson Games. He also publishes his own games and supplements under his imprint, Nothing Ventured Games. His supplement, It's Element-Ary!, was nominated for an Ennie Award for Best Family Game in 2016, and he contributed to the multiple-Ennie-nominated RPG TimeWatch in 2017.

    Jamie Lackey earned her BA in writing from Pitt-Bradford in 2006. Since then, she’s had over 150 short stories published in places like Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex Magazine, and Escape Pod. Her fiction has also appeared on the Best Horror of the Year Honorable Mention List and Tangent Online Recommended Reading List. Her debut novel, Left-Hand Gods, is available from Hadley Rille Books, and her two short story collections are available from Air and Nothingness Press. She ran two successful Kickstarter campaigns to self-publish a novella and a collection of flash fiction.


    Advanced alcohol ink technique
    4th floor art room, Marilyn Horne Hall
    10/7/2019 6:00:00 PM

    Join our instructor for this class, and take your alcohol ink paintings to the next level with added layering and drawing to add details to your artwork. Be ready to play and have fun. All materials will be provided. $45. Register in advance through continuing education.


    Paula Closson Buck, Poet
    Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons
    10/16/2019 7:30:00 PM

    Paula Closson Buck is the author of three books of poems from LSU Press, most recently You Cannot Shoot a Poem (2018). Her novel Summer on the Cold War Planet was published by Fomite Press in 2015. Her poems and short stories have appeared in such magazines as Crazyhorse, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and Southern Review. She has been the recipient of several grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and she spent six months on a Fulbright in Cyprus working on a collaborative project with two Cypriot visual artists in 2013. A former director of the writing program at Pitt-Bradford, she now teaches creative writing at Bucknell Universit


    Diaspora Drumming
    Studio Theater, Blaisdell Hall
    10/22/2019 12:00:00 PM

    The Buffalo, New York-based percussion ensemble Diaspora Drumming will perform a program called "Echoes of Africa," featuring traditional percussion music of Guinea, Ghana, Mexico, Cuba, and Brazil, performed on authentic instruments. Free


    Adding and Subtracting- Tressa Jones and Tyler Nansen (Opening Reception)
    KOA Art Gallery, Blaisdell Hall
    11/12/2019 12:00:00 PM

    On display from November 11 to December. Our landscape is full of opposites: mountaintops and river bottoms, piles and pits, growth and decay. As humans we continuously add to the landscape while also subtracting. These opposites conjure forms that may serve as metaphors for the human condition: hope and loss, longing and time, opportunity and distance. Drawing inspiration from the natural and built environments, Tressa Jones and Tyler Nansen have created works to translate visually the notion of opposites in the landscape while considering the human. These creations pose the question of how time and loss may be present in the natural and built environment. The result is an exhibition of pieces that interact with each other, space, and the viewer in a composition that positions landscape as a subtle and powerful communicator of the human condition.Image info: Jones Image: Horizon Line, 2,000 screen prints, 20' x 7" x 4', 2017 Nansen Image: Seven Blue Bird Houses, wood and rigid foam, 8’ x 8’ x 24’, 2016


    The Division of Communication and the Arts presents THE MOORS by Jen Silverman
    Studio Theater, Blaisdell Hall
    11/14/2019 7:30:00 PM

    Directed by Dr. Kevin Ewert, Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors and dream of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility. Like Bronte's Wuthering Heights (1847) crossed with Lanthimos' The Favourite (2018), but funnier and more vicious.


    The Division of Communication and the Arts presents THE MOORS by Jen Silverman
    Studio Theater, Blaisdell Hall
    11/15/2019 7:30:00 PM

    Directed by Dr. Kevin Ewert, Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors and dream of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility. Like Bronte's Wuthering Heights (1847) crossed with Lanthimos' The Favourite (2018), but funnier and more vicious.


    The Division of Communication and the Arts presents THE MOORS by Jen Silverman
    Studio Theater, Blaisdell Hall
    11/16/2019 7:30:00 PM

    Directed by Dr. Kevin Ewert, Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors and dream of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility. Like Bronte's Wuthering Heights (1847) crossed with Lanthimos' The Favourite (2018), but funnier and more vicious.


    Paper marbling
    4th floor art room, Marilyn Horne Hall
    12/2/2019 6:00:00 PM

    Create your own beautiful marbled paper in this workshop. Marbling involved layering paint on a thickened surface and manipulating the colors to create swirls, flowers, and organic shapes. The result is colorful and a one-of-a kind piece of abstract art! $45. Sign up through continuing education.


    Vocal Arts Ensemble Holiday Concert
    Studio Theater, Blaisdell Hall
    12/3/2019 12:00:00 PM

    The Vocal Arts Ensemble features student vocalists who perform programs that include seasonal favorites, traditional works and contemporary compositions.