Special Events

SUMMER 2015 


JUNE

 

Friday, June 5, 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Recent Acquisitions

Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator

 

Saturday, June 6, 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Workshop For Children: WILD Animations!

Lillian Lewis, art museum educator and doctoral student in art education

Explore works from the Flora and Fauna exhibition and make them come to life in this exciting workshop! Sketch in the gallery and write short fictional stories about a plant or animal represented in the exhibition, then create a series of drawings and recordings to tell the story. Participants will create stop-motion animated video to share with friends and family. Recommended for children ages 10–14. 

A parent or adult learning partner is encouraged to accompany young attendees; participants should wear appropriate clothing for working with materials. Workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or dck10@psu.edu. Space is limited, so register early!

 

Friday, June 12, 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Flora and Fauna

Patrick McGrady, Charles V. Hallman Curator

 

Saturday, June 13, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Palmer Museum Plaza

Art After Hours: Eric Ian Farmer + Friends

Pack a picnic dinner, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and invite your friends and family to enjoy a live performance by Eric Ian Farmer. Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina—but born in State College—Farmer is a local songwriter and singer, who keeps alive classics by artists like Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding, as well shares his own songs about finding one’s path in life, eternal love, and social awareness. Farmer will be joined by State College area musicians Kevin Briggs, mandolin, Jason Crane, saxophone, and Andrew Jackson, congas.

Complimentary ice cream from the Berkey Creamery will be served. In the event of rain, the performance will be held in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, and seating may be limited. Free parking is available in the adjacent lots. The museum galleries will be open.

 

Saturday, June 20, 10:15 a.m. to noon

Workshop for Families: Pollinators in the Garden

Pam Ford, master gardener, Penn State Extension

Plants and flowers are more than just beautiful—they feed pollinators such as bats, bees, moths, beetles, and birds! Learn more about specific flowers and animals in the Flora and Fauna exhibition and spend time in the sculpture garden discovering local pollinators and planting seeds that will attract them to your garden. Recommended for all ages—bring your friends and family! 

For more information on the Penn State Extension Master Gardener program, please visit https://extension.psu.edu/plants/master-gardener.

A parent or adult learning partner is encouraged to accompany young attendees; participants should wear appropriate clothing for working with materials. Workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or dck10@psu.edu. Space is limited, so register early!

 

Tuesday, June 23, to Friday, June 26, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Workshop for Teachers: Little Learners, Big Ideas

The Summer Institute on Contemporary Art is a free professional development institute at Penn State. This summer, preschool and K-12 art teachers are invited to spend five summer days exploring the pedagogical spaces created by and within communities of young learners. The institute is a means to put theory into practice by exploring themes related to the construction of childhood; kinderculture, visual culture, and critical thinking; and the “big questions” that may be developed through the study of contemporary art. Participants will co-develop approaches to incorporating contemporary art into their curricula; discuss readings on contemporary art, pedagogical theory, museums, and curriculum; engage in group discussions, in-gallery experiences, and studio projects; and take away new information and images for classroom use.

Facilitated by Dana Carlisle Kletchka, curator of education, and B. Stephen Carpenter II, professor of art education. Act 48 credits are available or educators may enroll in Art Education 597A: Professional Development Summer Institute to participate in the institute followed by a five-week online course.

Workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or dck10@psu.edu. Space is limited, so register early!

 

Friday, June 26, 12:10 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Luminous Allure: Studio Glass from the Collection of Audrey and Norbert Gaelen 

Joyce Robinson, curator

 

Saturday, June 27, noon to 3:00 p.m.

Workshop for Adults: Vibrant Glass Mosaics: Experiments with Color and Composition

MinSoo Kim-Bossard, art educator

MinSoo Kim-Bossard will first guide participants through the Luminous Allure: Studio Glass from the Collection of Audrey and Norbert Gaelen exhibition and then create mosaic sculpture inspired by the glass vessels in the gallery. Participants will analyze the composition and the vibrant colors of glass sculptures and make a mosaic sculpture using glass tiles on a sculpture base. Please bring a piece of wood, ceramic form, or other three-D object to use as a base.

Workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or dck10@psu.edu. Space is limited, so register early!

 

Please Note:

Gallery talks begin in the galleries unless otherwise noted. A greeter will be available in the lobby to direct visitors to the appropriate gallery for all noontime events. Workshop participants should meet in the lobby. For after-hours events, doors open fifteen minutes before programs begin. For more information on scheduled events, please call 814-865-7672.

Children’s and family programs are partially funded by the James E. Hess and Suzanne Scurfield Hess Endowment for Art Education in the Palmer Museum of Art and the Ruth Anne and Ralph Papa Endowment. All other programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art unless otherwise noted.


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