Performance, Painting Demo, High School Art Exhibit, Lecture, and Author Presentations Highlight Upcoming Free Arts Events at Arcadia University
GLENSIDE, Pa. (Feb. 18, 2014) — Throughout the next month, Arcadia University is offering community members a full slate of free arts events, including a performance by visual artist Gary Setzer on Feb. 24; a live painting demonstration, streamed online, by Arcadia art professor Abbey Ryan on Feb. 28; the 27th annual Bucks and Montgomery County High School Students Juried Art Exhibit, March 1-27; a physiotherapy lecture “Topics for Management of Patients with Amputations" on March 20; and presentations by award-winning author Jennifer Bryant on March 21.
Details on the events are:
The Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to announce a one-night engagement of a new performance work, The Black Tongue Lexicon, by Setzer. The 45-minute performance is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Commons Art Gallery (450 S. Easton Road, Glenside).
Setzer’s pre-recorded, process-oriented actions, filmed in a variety of landscapes, are projected behind him as he performs live electronic music and vocals. Through what the Huffington Post called a “phenomenal hybrid of his own,” the artist discusses the tenuous relationship between language and the physical world. The overall result is what Setzer refers to as a “nerdy audiovisual spectacle that recalls Laurie Anderson, Marina Abramović, and Joseph Beuys as much as it does 1980’s art rockers, Devo.”
Ryan will conduct a live painting demonstration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle (450 S. Easton Road, Glenside). The event will be streamed at http://bit.ly/1dhcMSx .
A Philadelphia-based artist and assistant professor of studio art at Arcadia, Ryan has been conducting live painting demonstrations since 2011. Through her blog, http://abbeyryan.com, Ryan’s paintings are in more than 800 private and public collections all over the world. For more information, contact Ryan at email@example.com.
The 27th annual “Touch the Future” juried art exhibit featuring the works of Bucks and Montgomery County public high school students Art Exhibit is in the Commons Art Gallery from March 1 to 27. Note—the event will be closed on March 6. Categories include printmaking, jewelry/metals, fiber crafts, 2-D mixed media, digital imaging/computer graphics, traditional silver print, painting, drawing black & white, color drawing, 3-D functional, 3-D single medium sculpture, 3-D mixed media sculpture, 2-D design, and digital photography. For more information, contact 215-572-2131 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.friendsofpubliced.org.
The Arcadia University Physical Therapy Department presents a Graduate Colloquium on Thursday, March 20, with physiotherapists Sara Smith, mCSP and Kate Lancaster, HCPC from Queen Mary’s Hospital in London. The lecture “Topics for Management of Patients with Amputation is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the Commons Great Room. The lecture reviews patients with lower limb amputation and patients with phantom limb pain.
Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series welcomes Bryant for two lectures on Friday, March 21: The first, aimed at young authors, is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.; the second, “Why I Write,” is a talk and a reading, scheduled for at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be in the Grey Towers Castle. Following the 7:30 p.m. lecture, a selection of her books will be available for purchase and signed by her.
For more information, visit www.arcadia.edu/arts.
About Arcadia University
Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2013 Open Doors report names Arcadia University #1 in the nation in undergraduate students studying abroad, while U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia among the top regional universities in the north and lauds Arcadia’s study abroad programs. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit www.arcadia.edu.