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School of Visual Arts

College of Arts and Architecture 50th Anniversary Celebration

Join us in celebrating the College of Arts and Architecture’s 50th anniversary during four days of special activities for alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students, April 4–7, 2013. From disciplines formerly housed in the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Education, Engineering, and Liberal Arts, the College of Arts and Architecture has diversified and expanded, maintaining its strong commitment to artistic and scholarly creativity, research, and the preparation of specialized practitioners in all of the arts and design disciplines.

Join us in April to renew friendships with fellow alumni, rekindle memories of your time at Penn State, and see first-hand what an exciting and inspiring place this is to perform, research, study, and create!

SoVA events for the celebration include:

April 1–12, Zoller Gallery
Gesturing Into Consciousness is the first exhibition of Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) alumni work in more than 25 years. The exhibition will be on display in Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, April 1–12, 2013. Selected works have been juried from online submissions and will be exhibited in Zoller Gallery, and an online exhibition of all work submitted will be presented on the SoVA website. In addition, at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, Jurors Ann Tarantino and Heather Darci Bhandari, along with curator Micaela Amateau, will moderate a panel discussion in the gallery with SoVA alumni Lauren Luloff, Dahn Hiuni, and Erroll Willett. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. in the Zoller Gallery, immediately following the discussion.

Friday, April 5
Water Filter Project demonstration
Location: School of Visual Arts
Time: 9:00 a.m.–noon (come and go as you please)

Foundry pouring demonstration
Location: School of Visual Arts
Time: 1:00–3:00 p.m. (come and go as you please)

Pottery throwing demonstration
Location: School of Visual Arts
Time: 1:30–3:00 p.m. (come and go as you please)

School of Visual Arts Awards Ceremony
This is a special time of year for SoVA, one where alumni return to their Penn State home to visit and new students begin to merge into the fold. Please join us as we announce our 2013–14 scholarship award winners in a special ceremony on Friday, April 5, 2–3:30 p.m., in the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery café space. Light refreshments will be provided at 2:00, with the presentation ceremony kicking off at 2:30.

Saturday, April 6
SoVA Director Graeme Sullivan invites you to join him and his wife Mary at their home, Saturday, April 6, as they host a reception for alumni. The reception will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at 723 McKee Street in State College.