The Freedman Gallery presents a solo exhibition that highlights the work of “Erika Hewston: Contemporary Weavings.” The exhibition opens tonight Thursday, October 15 and runs through Tuesday, November 24. Hewston plans to create two large-scale pieces to feature in the exhibition alongside her smaller, more commercial pieces, which will be available for purchase. Hewston is an active artist studying for her masters degree in arts administration at Kutztown University. She enjoys working with textiles, focusing on quilting and weaving, and all of her works reflect her affinity for color and design. Hewston won the best of show award at the GoogleWorks Annual Arts Festival last year. A virtual tour of the exhibition will be available to everyone at 5 p.m. on October 15 via Facebook Live following Hewston’s presentation (see link below).
The Freedman Gallery also will present “Peter Ydeen: Easton Nights” from Thursday, October 29 to Wednesday, November 25. Since 2015, Ydeen has captured the ethereal nighttime beauty of this Pennsylvania Rustbelt town, documenting its empty streets in haunting detail for more than a decade. A free full-color 72-page catalogue will be available that includes critical essays by Leo Hsu, Carnegie Mellon University, as well as Dana Stirling and Yoav Friedländer, Float Photo Magazine. A virtual artist’s lecture will take place on Thursday, October 29, 4 p.m., followed by a virtual tour of the exhibition on Facebook Live.
Join Albright’s choral ensembles on Saturday, October 10 at 7:30p.m. via Zoom for an exploration of some of Broadway’s most powerful songs. Jordan M. Shomper, Albright’s new visiting director of choral activities will host the virtual viewing party. The concert will showcase various songs about unity and social justice taken from some of Broadway’s most memorable and powerful productions. Repertoire includes “Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime, the title track from The Color Purple, “Anthem” from Chess, “Seize the Day” from Newsies, “One Hand, One Heart” from West Side Story, plus many more. To download a PDF of the program visit our website and for behind the scenes content of choir rehearsals, check out #ChoralEnsemblesatAlbright20.
For this event on Wednesday, October 28, the music department is offering a public virtual presentation of a live-scoring of Nosferatu featuring We Used to Cut the Grass, an unstable experimental ensemble. The Live Scoring event starts at 7:30 p.m., event link below!
Taking comedy virtually! Join us Friday-Saturday, October 30-31, or Monday, November 2, 8 p.m. with a matinee show on Sunday, November 1, 2 p.m. for this sketch comedy written and directed by Matt Fotis. Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and even your conspiracy theory uncle are scheduled to make an appearance as we satirically explore the highs and lows of the current election. Link below!