Exhibit shows Zoller works
An exhibition of work by artist Edwin W. Zoller will be on display Aug. 9 through Sept. 2 in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
A reception will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Titelman Study of the Center.
Singer Chris Isaak will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
Zoller (1900-1967) was an abstract expressionist artist. He was born in Pittsburgh and died at his home near Tyrone. His life was devoted to painting and teaching, interrupted only by his service during World War II as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers.
Zoller graduated from Penn State in 1921, and also attended the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He taught art in high schools in the Pittsburgh area and then went on to become a part-time art instructor in Penn State's extension programs in Altoona and Pittsburgh. He later became a professor of art and assistant director of the Center for Continuing Liberal Education at Penn State from 1933 to 1960. In 1960, he retired as Professor Emeritus of Art. With the construction of the Visual Arts Building at University Park, the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery was founded in 1971.
The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and before and during all performances.
Art exhibit also a benefit
BEDFORD - The Bedford County Arts Council will present an exhibit to benefit Your Safe Haven from Sunday through Aug. 10.
Your Safe Haven is a Bedford-based program "to address the issue of domestic violence and its impact on the health, safety and housing needs of individuals in Bedford County."
The exhibit will include paintings by Julie Conway and Meghan Wise, photographs by Gary Dehmcke, and jewelry by Alyson Dehmcke and Bryn Keller. Twenty percent of sales will be donated to Your Safe Haven.
Also on display will be a selection from "Daddy's Red, Mommy's Blue," a collection of works by kids counseled through Your Safe Haven.
The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The Bedford County Arts Center is in Anderson House, 137 E. Pitt St.
CLP auditions set Aug. 12
EBENSBURG - Cresson Lake Playhouse will hold auditions Aug. 12 for "Next to Normal," which will be performed Oct. 3-5 and 11-13.
"Next to Normal" is a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. The musical also addresses such issues as grieving a loss, suicide, drug abuse, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.
Those auditioning for the six available roles are asked to prepare 16 measures of a song from a contemporary rock/pop production that is appropriate for the style of the show. A cold reading will be supplied. Actors should be at least 16 years of age to audition for the role of Diana's children.
Auditions begin at 1 p.m., with call backs at 4 p.m. Please bring all calendars/conflicts to auditions.
For more information, call the CLP offices at 472-4333.
Speaker talks old jewelry
JOHNSTOWN - Laura Argenbright will be at the BOTTLE WORKS Ethnic Arts Center on Aug. 12 to presenting an educational seminar called "Creating the Look of Today with Yesterday's Treasurers". The free program will begin at 1:30 p.m.
Those attending are invited to bring vintage pieces of jewelry. Argenbright will discuss how vintage costume jewelry can have value as a collectible and how to repurpose jewelry to create magnets, hair accessories, bedazzled handbags and notebooks.
All participants will be given a handout that lists makers names to look for when you out "thrifting."
For more information, call 536-5399.
Isaak to play at Palace
GREENSBURG - Singer Chris Isaak will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at The Palace Theatre.
Isaak, a successful singer and actor, released his 13th album, "Beyond the Sun," last October. The record was composed of covers of songs by Sun Records artists like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison and was recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tenn. The album peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard 200.