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Arts Events at Albright

Jan 29, 2018 • by Albright Center for the Arts
Joan Linder

Coming up at the CENTER FOR THE ARTS (CFA), Albright College   

New Nudes: Paul Rybarczyk & Lauralynn White

Tues., Jan. 23–March 9, Freedman Gallery (Project Space) 

A staple of artistic practice, the nude is a classic that compels us and provokes strong emotions. Buffalo artist Paul Rybarczyk’s bold color palette suits the power of his male subjects while often showing them at their most vulnerable, and serves as an interesting counterpoint to the lush and lovely female figures that emerge from the wood grain and muted landscape paintings of local artist Lauralynn White.

Joan Linder, Operation Sunshine

Thur., Jan. 25–Sun., April 8, Freedman Gallery (Main Gallery & Foyer) 

The exhibition highlights Linder’s most recent body of work, which explores toxic waste sites in Buffalo, Tonawanda, and Niagara Falls, New York. Linder’s initial work focused on the Love Canal neighborhood along the Niagara River. During the 1940s, the Hooker Company dumped over 20,000 tons of toxic waste on this 36-square block locale. In 1978, the ill-health of its residents came to light, and subsequently, families were forced out of their homes and the community was demolished. Following a Superfund cleanup, what remains visible is a wasteland of grass-covered mounds surrounded by a chain-link fence. In the exhibition, the drawings expand to include radioactive waste sites in western New York that were a result of the Manhattan Project activity. Linder uses drawing to consider how history can get buried: as artifacts and chemicals in the ground, and as documents in the archive. The act of drawing becomes a way to slow down and pay attention anew to the damage and history that has become hidden in plain sight.

Reading Samba School Open Rehearsal

Wed., Jan. 31, 6-8 p.m., Roop Hall

ASTEP First Friday Performance

Fri., Feb. 2, 7 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge

6th Annual Albright Improv Festival

Sat., Feb. 3

Join us for a day of laughter and learning with improvisational comedy troupes from Yocum Institute, West Chester University, and Drexel University, joined by Albright Improv, along with very special headliner Matt Holmes of Matt&. Holmes and Albright theatre professor Matt Fotis will lead the morning’s workshops. The afternoon’s roundtable, “Serious Comedy,” will focus on how comedy can compel us to confront matters of great importance. To sign up for the free workshop e-mail [email protected]. Showcase tickets can be purchased at the Box Office in advance, or cash only at the door. For more information about improv at Albright, visit http://www.albrightimprov.com/albright-improv-festival.html.

Workshops, noon–3:30 p.m., Roop Hall – an Experience EventRoundtable, 4–5:30 p.m., Roop HallShowcase *, 7 p.m., Roop Hall, $5 *

Reading Samba School Open Rehearsal

Wed., Feb. 7 & 14, 6-8 p.m., Roop Hall

ASTEP First Friday Performance

Fri., Feb. 16, 7 p.m., CCML

WXAC’s Battle of the Bands

Sat., Feb. 17, 7–11 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Attention Student Musicians! My name is Avery Foster and I am the Program Director at WXAC 91.3 FM Albright College Radio, based in Reading. WXAC is hosting our first annual Battle of the Bands on February 17, 2018 and we are extending an invitation to students from Albright College, Alvernia University, Kutztown University, Pennsylvania State University in Berks and Reading Area Community College! By auditioning, you will have a chance to compete for prizes- The top three artists will win a chance to perform live on-air at WXAC and have their content played and promoted through our web pages and over our air waves! To apply, you will need to complete an application form providing your personal and artist information. Since we want to hear the real you, originals are preferred. Applications will be accepted until February 10! If you are interested in performing, please complete the application form and send it to: [email protected]. We can’t wait to hear your sound!

Reading Samba School Open Rehearsal

Wed., Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., Roop Hall

Almost, Maine by John Cariani * – an Experience Event

Thur.–Sat., Feb. 22–24, 8 p.m., & Sun., Feb. 25, 2 p.m., Wachovia Theatre, directed by Matt Fotis

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

Talkback & Reception, Thur., Feb. 22, follows showAlbright Improv Show, Fri., Feb. 23, follows show, Roop Hall

Reading Samba School Open Rehearsal

Wed., Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m., Roop Hall

Ongoing at the Freedman Gallery, Albright College

New Nudes: Paul Rybarczyk & Lauralynn White

Tues., Jan. 23–March 9, Freedman Gallery (Project Space)

A staple of artistic practice, the nude is a classic that compels us and provokes strong emotions. Buffalo artist Paul Rybarczyk’s bold color palette suits the power of his male subjects while often showing them at their most vulnerable, and serves as an interesting counterpoint to the lush and lovely female figures that emerge from the wood grain and muted landscape paintings of local artist Lauralynn White.

Joan Linder, Operation Sunshine

Thur., Jan. 25–Sun., April 8, Freedman Gallery (Main Gallery & Foyer) 

The exhibition highlights Linder’s most recent body of work, which explores toxic waste sites in Buffalo, Tonawanda, and Niagara Falls, New York. Linder’s initial work focused on the Love Canal neighborhood along the Niagara River. During the 1940s, the Hooker Company dumped over 20,000 tons of toxic waste on this 36-square block locale. In 1978, the ill-health of its residents came to light, and subsequently, families were forced out of their homes and the community was demolished. Following a Superfund cleanup, what remains visible is a wasteland of grass-covered mounds surrounded by a chain-link fence. In the exhibition, the drawings expand to include radioactive waste sites in western New York that were a result of the Manhattan Project activity. Linder uses drawing to consider how history can get buried: as artifacts and chemicals in the ground, and as documents in the archive. The act of drawing becomes a way to slow down and pay attention anew to the damage and history that has become hidden in plain sight.

Freedman Gallery Hours:  Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., & Sun., 1-4 p.m., closed Mondays and Saturdays, holidays and breaks. We will be closed Wed., Nov. 22-Mon., Nov. 27.

For interviews with artists, curators, musicians, actors, playwrights, poets, stage directors, composers, dancers, and filmmakers along with amazing music, listen weekly to DJ Dash on Mondays, 4-6 p.m., for “Culture Buzz” on WXAC 91.3 FM. Listen live anywhere at http://wxac.net. Resumes on Monday, January 29.

For updates and more great events, follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AlbrightCFA and on Twitter and Instagram @AlbrightCFA #AlbrightCFA

* Events with an asterisk may require a ticket. Visit the Box Office Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or one-hour before a show; order securely online at http://albright.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp; or call (610) 921-7619.

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