a three-day festival of the arts
:: friday, august 30, 2013
♦ Noon: Reception for Summer Salon I: 160 Years of Collecting Art, Samek Art Gallery
Once again the Samek Gallery will open the Arts Everywhere Festival by hosting a reception with refreshments to showcase their exhibition Summer Salon I: 160 Years of Collecting Art. The exhibit presents a galaxy of artworks arranged in the order they entered the collection so that history unfolds on the gallery walls. Future salons will continue the series that spans centuries and delights the senses. Click here for more information about the exhibition.
A collaborative sextet featuring original music influenced by modern jazz, pop, funk, and Bon Iver. Members include Bucknell faculty Barry Long on trumpet and flugelhorn, alto saxophonist Rick Hirsch, trombonist Jay Vonada, guitarist Mac Himes, bassist Tim Wolfe, and drummer Kevin Lowe.
♦ 4 p.m.: Poetry Path Community Tour (beginning at The Campus Theatre)
Join Stadler Center for Poetry Director, Shara McCallum, as she presents a new collection of poems on the Poetry Path. Take a walk through historic downtown Lewisburg and Bucknell University and experience poetry along the way. Opened in August 2012, the Poetry Path is a project of the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University. In keeping with the Stadler Center's mission, the Poetry Path, the Poetry Path seeks to make contemporary poetry a part of people's everyday lives.
Bring the kids for an evening of fun. Activities include face painting, free food, balloon animals and more!
♦ 5:45 p.m.: Red Molly, Weis Center Plaza
The Weis Center for the Performing Arts kicks off its Fall 2013 season with Red Molly. Since 2004, Americana trio Red Molly has been bringing audiences to their feet with gorgeous three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and their warm, engaging stage presence. The band consists of Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). This outdoor performance (weather permitting) is free and family friendly!
♦ 6:30 p.m.: "Oliver," The Campus Theatre
This 1968 musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic won 5 Oscars, including Best Picture. Starring Ron Moody, Shani Wallis and Oliver Reed and directed by Carol Reed. Tickets are 25¢ for adults and 10¢ for children.
:: saturday, august 31, 2013
♦ 11 a.m.: The Bucknell Brass, The Science Quad (rain location Bucknell Hall)
Members of the Bucknell University brass faculty join with brass artists from throughout the region to form The Bucknell Brass. The quintet's programs include diverse styles of music from baroque era fugues to jazz and popular classics. Its players include Dale Orris (trumpet), a teacher of instrumental music in the Lewisburg Area School District and trumpet instructor at Bucknell; Michael Trego (trumpet), a music educator in the Mifflinville Area School District; William Kenny (horn), professor of music at Bucknell University; Robert LaBarca (trombone), a music teacher in the State College Area School district; and Rick Benjamin (tuba), founder and conductor of the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra and tuba instructor at Bucknell. In addition to their activities with the Bucknell Brass, its members also perform regularly in such ensembles as the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, The Nittany Valley Symphony Orchestra, The Penn Central Wind Band, the Orchestra of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale, the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, The Commonwealth Brass Quintet, and an array of professional jazz bands and jazz combos from throughout the region.
♦ Noon: Griot Institute Annual Opening Event Soul in Motion: African Dance and Drum Troupe, The Science Quad (rain location Bucknell Hall)
The Griot Institute for Africana Studies welcomes the campus community to celebrate the beginning of the fall semester with our annual presentation of the finest performers of African dance and drumming. This year’s performers are Maryland’s Soul in Motion. Soul In Motion is an energetic 13-member company of African dancers and drummers with a mission to share the richness and the experiences of the African-American culture through theatre, dance, and drumming. Their performances are expressions of the African-American experience, highlighting influences from West Africa, Cuba, and Brazil.
The Stadler Center for Poetry will highlight the art of creative writing with readings of both poetry & fiction from Bucknell students and award-winning faculty and staff, who write professionally and publish widely.
♦ 3:30 p.m.: Paul Botelho, Bucknell Hall
Paul J. Botelho is a composer, performer, developer, and artist whose work includes a series of one-act operas, acoustic and electro-acoustic music, multimedia installation pieces, visual art works, and vocal improvisation. He performs as a vocalist primarily with extended technique and incorporates the voice into many of his pieces. His work has been performed, presented, and exhibited in concerts, festivals, galleries, and museums across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
♦ 6 p.m.: 24-hour play performance, McDonnell Amphitheatre (rain location: Harvey Powers Theatre)
The 24-Hour Play Project matches current members of Cap and Dagger, one of Bucknell's oldest student clubs at over 100 years, with new incoming students to collaborate, create and perform original plays, all within a 24-hour period.
:: sunday, september 1, 2013
♦ 1 p.m.: Department of Theatre and Dance Open House, Harvey M. Powers Theatre
Spend some time with the students, staff, and faculty of the Department of Theatre and Dance. Come and learn about the upcoming events for the year, how to get involved, and what this fantastic arts department has to offer to all Bucknell, Lewisburg, and the larger community.
♦ 3 p.m.: "The Searchers," The Campus Theatre
Directed by John Ford with John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles.
U.S. 1956, 119 minutes
John Ford's epic Western is a captivity narrative mixed with a revenge tale, as former Confederate soldier Wayne returns briefly to his family before setting out for years in search of a niece abducted by Comanches. Arguably Ford’s greatest work, and subject of imitations and homages from Star Wars to Taxi Driver, The Searchers' Monument Valley setting and early VistaVision Technicolor cinematography demand the big screen. DCP Projection.
"The Great American Film... The Searchers gathers the deepest concerns of American literature, distilling 200 years of tradition in a way available only to popular art, and with a beauty available only to a supreme visual poet like Ford. ” – Dave Kehr