Monday, December 08, 2008

December 8, 2008 - Theatre donations, Drake Well park, Free and Legal Holiday Downloads

Franklin's Barrow-Civic Theatre picked up a $5,000 donation from Joy Global.

It's almost certain that the $6.34 million renovations for Drake Well park won't be completed (or possibly even started) by the time the Oil 150 celebration ends in December 2009

Allegheny College's annual Senior Projects Exhibit, an opportunity for graduating studio art majors and art and technology majors to present their senior projects to the public, will open with a public reception in the Bowman, Penelec and Megahan Galleries on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 7 to 9

“Shaping Spaces,” the title of this semester's Senior Projects Exhibit, will feature the work of eight artists. Jesse Beauchamp, majoring in studio art and geology, will construct an installation evoking the dramatic and secretive rearrangements of American landscapes that are the result of fossil fuel extraction.

Two art and technology majors will show their work: Rachel Berenson will invite gallery viewers to explore exotic locations through a web site she has designed, while Jessica Zeidler will juxtapose technical culture with traditional craft in an installation that combines digital forms with hand-sewn pieces.

The work of five studio art majors will be presented. Tom Kierzkowski will create a fantasy-narrative-installation that explores the limits of surveillance and privacy in a wired world. Calahan Malone will present a series of drawings that explore the fluid boundary between reality and imagination. Erin O'Boyle will present a children's picture book about an English teapot who generously offers assistance to her American friend. Andrew Slemenda will provide gallery viewers with a participatory experience, combining performance and installation to expose cultural ambivalence and anxiety about sexism, consumerism and nationalism. Maja Sweeny will show a series of prints depicting dream imagery.

The exhibit can be viewed through Tuesday, Dec. 16; please call for special hours during this exhibit. The Art Galleries, which are wheelchair accessible, are located in Doane Hall of Art, east of North Main Street, between College and John Streets. For additional information, call 814-332-4365.

The Knick
erbocker Hotel is hosting another “Haunted Tour Event” on December 13th 2008, and the members of Oil Region Paranormal Investigation Team will be part of the campy fun, I mean scientific inquiry. The cost for this event is $35 per person.

You would look great with a Santa beard.

10 Things Songbird Does That iTunes Can’t

Free and Legal Downloads:

O’Death Live at the Bowery Ballroom on December 5, 2008

Every day through December 25, Amazon is unveiling a new holiday song available to download free for a limited time

My Brightest Diamond Live at Daytrotter

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