Altoona artist bows at SAMA
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona will feature the work of local artist Steve Gilbert in the exhibit "Steve Gilbert: Sign and Substance." The exhibit will feature 30 landscapes and abstract works by the Altoona artist and will be on display Jan. 15 through April 3.
"Steve Gilbert is an artist's artist - a true professional who is always working and perfecting his craft," said SAMA-Altoona Coordinator Barbara Hollander. "Steve has been at the forefront of our local arts scene, and I am excited to be able to offer this exhibition celebrating his incredible talent."
Gilbert will discuss his work at a Lunch a l'Art program beginning at noon Feb. 10. Cost for the program is $13 or $12 for members.
For reservations or more information, call the museum at 946-4464.
Resort hosting gourmet event
CHAMPION - Seven Springs Mountain Resort will present its second Gourmet Getaway today through Sunday.
The weekend features cooking demonstrations by several professional chefs, including "Top Chef Las Vegas" contestant Chef Bryan Voltaggio of Volt in Frederick, Md., as well as seminars on food and drink.
Seven Springs has two options for guests: The Gourmet Getaway package - which includes two nights of lodging, three days of gourmet cooking demonstrations and seminars, tonight's welcome reception, three meals on Saturday and a buffet breakfast Sunday morning - priced at $399 per couple, and day packages, which include all but lodging, for $125 per person.
For weekend reservations and more information, call 800-452-2223. Guests who would like to book the day package are asked to call 866-703-7625 or visit www.7springs.com.
PSU Altoona presents 'Shorts'
"Shorts Two" features student-written and directed plays by Penn State Altoona senior integrative arts majors. The second annual one-act theater performances will be held Feb. 4 through 6 in the Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. daily, with a 2 p.m. matinee Feb. 6. This production contains adult themes and language.
Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for the general public. Tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Box Office at Penn State Altoona and before and during all performances. Telephone reservations may be made by calling 949-5452.
Stepping group visits region
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will present the stepping troupe Step Afrika! at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Byham Theater.
Step Afrika! bills itself as the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. The Washington, D.C.-based company holds an international cultural festival each year in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tickets are $20.50, $27.50 and $32.50 and may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at www.pgharts.org or by calling 412-456-6666.
Children's tales go on stage
UNIVERSITY PARK - TheatreworksUSA's musical revue "If You Give a Pig a Pancake and Other Story Books" comes to Penn State for a performance at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at Eisenhower Auditorium.
The show, based on popular children's literature, features seven stories about issues, themes and ideas relevant to young children.
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $18 for adults, $8 for University Park students and $13 for those ages 18 and younger. Tickets are available online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, the HUB-Robeson Center and the Bryce Jordan Center.
Classical trio debuts at PSU
UNIVERSITY PARK - The Capucon-Angelich Trio, which unites the French duo of violinist Renaud Capucon and cellist Gautier Capucon with American-born pianist Nicholas Angelich, will make its Penn State debut at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, in Schwab Auditorium.
The program features Beethoven's "Variations on Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu in G Major," Shostakovich's "Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor" and Brahms' "Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major."
Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts presentation are $36 for adults, $15 for University Park students and $29 for those ages 18 and younger.
Tickets are available online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Tickets Downtown, the HUB-Robeson Center and the Bryce Jordan Center.