Art exhibit returning
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona is pleased to announce the return of the annual juried exhibition, "Artists in Our Midst." The exhibition, on view Sept. 14 through Jan. 19, will once again highlight local and regional artists who are members of Art in Common, an arts organization based in Central Pennsylvania.
The exhibition will be in the museum's Shirley and Fred A. Pechter Gallery. With 77 works created by 27 artists, "Artists in Our Midst" showcases a wide variety of media.
Serving as exhibition juror is Melissa Kuntz, Associate Professor of Art and Art Department Chair at Clarion University. She has written reviews for such publications as Pittsburgh City Paper, while also maintaining a studio practice.
The museum will celebrate with a Blue Monday program at 6 p.m. Oct. 8. The event features a light dinner and music by Stormy. Cost is $20 per person or $10 for Art in Common members. For reservations, call 946-4464.
Juniata hosts puppet drama
HUNTINGDON - Taking the Indonesian tradition of puppetry and mixing it with the Asian nation's volatile political history produces "Mwathrika," a theatrical experience in which puppets perform a tale centered on the political persecution of a single family, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, in Rosenberger Auditorium on the Juniata College campus.
General admission tickets for single performances are $20. Single-show tickets for seniors older than 65 and children ages 18 and younger are $12. Juniata College students are admitted free with a student ID. For tickets and information, call 641-JTIX.
Music revue visits PSU
UNIVERSITY PARK - "In the Mood," a brassy, upbeat celebration of America's greatest generation through the music and dance of the 1940s, comes to Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium at 7 p.m. Oct. 16.
The music and dance revue features songs made famous by Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, the Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the Swing era.
Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. today and are $45 for a seat in the orchestra or grand tier and $33 for a seat in the balcony. But tickets purchased on the first day of the sale, through 11:59 p.m. today, will be discounted $10 each.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.cpa.psu.edu, by calling 863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX or in person at Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk and Bryce Jordan Center.