For more than 30 years, the Weis Center has presented world-class artists to Bucknell University and Central Pennsylvania audiences.
In our programming and within our community, our goal is always to inspire:
- Artists to do their best work and to share it with the University.
- Audiences to recognize the spiritual power of art and its capacity to change lives.
- Our communities to become active participants, rather than passive spectators, through the deep integration of arts activities between our campus and region.
Through this inspiration, we believe we can transform the nature of the world in which we live. Our hope is that when you attend a Weis Center performance, you share in an experience and moment in time with hundreds of others. When that happens, you'll leave inspired, moved and energized.
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Weis Center for the Performing Arts Blog
Weis Center Sessions #15: Jim Van Fleet performing on the uilleann pipesWelcome to our 15th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today we feature Jim Van Fleet performing “Mo Ghile Mear” or “My Gallant Hero” on the uilleann pipes. Jim Van Fleet has been the librarian for science and engineering resources, in the Bertrand Library at Bucknell University, for thirty years. His interest in Irish traditional music pre-dates his library career. The uilleann pipes are a bagpipe design unique to lreland; a bellows provides air to the seven different cane reeds of the chanter, drones, and keyed […]
Weis Center Sessions #14: Quentin Andrews ’24Welcome to our 14th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today we feature Bucknell student Quentin Andrews ’24 as he recites an original work. Quentin is a first year Bucknell student (Class of 2024) from Washington, DC. He is a POSSE scholar currently pursuing a double major in economics and statistics. He enjoys writing poetry and has performed multiple times with one appearance at the Kennedy Center. He is a member of the T.E.A.M. program and enjoys bike riding and playing basketball on campus. Recorded at […]
Weis Center Sessions #13: Joe Scapellato and Dustyn MartincichWelcome to our 13th installment of Weis Center Sessions! Each Friday, we release a video that features a member of the Bucknell University community. Today, we feature Joe Scapellato and Dustyn Martincich. Joseph Scapellato is the author of the novel, THE MADE-UP MAN, and the story collection, BIG LONESOME. He earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University and teaches at Bucknell as an assistant professor in the English Department. Dustyn Martincich is interested in investigating narrative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary possibilities in theatre and dance performance. She has movement directed, choreographed, and performed for concert dance and theatrical […]