This new year has officially begun. We’ve said goodbye to 2016. The flashing lights have dwindled and the confetti has fallen. Fear not! 2017 brings about more exciting events and shows at Millersville University’s Ware Center. Kick off this year with a visit to Downtown Lancaster for an event or two! Here are a few dates to mark on your calendar…
A juried exhibit of work in a variety of media that attends to the dual identities of art educators as both artists and teachers. The exhibit celebrates the artistic commitment of local educators and seeks to support their active art-making practices.
This event will be hosted at Breidenstine Hall on Millersville University’s campus
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Claire Giblin – “Captured”
Claire Giblin is known primarily as a painter. Spanning work from the beginning of her first photo explorations in 1971 to the most recent works using fixed lens cameras, (medium format Holga), a Nikon digital camera, Polaroid Spectra, and the Apple iPhone, this exhibition is meant to explore the existence and development of the mind’s eye of the artist-as photographer. Growing up in New York City during an age of social awareness, prompted by her own personal experiences, she often photographed street people and scenes, using available light and the limited resources available to her. The newer work, she contends, remains constrained and “true” because of the fixed lens and the resulting surprises caused by light leaks and exposure. The Regitz Gallery hosts a monthly rotating art exhibition of local and regional artists whose work is for purchase.
The Gallery is open on the First Friday of each month from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM and during business hours.
Music in the Round – New Beginnings
Allegro celebrates the New Year with three terrific pieces including Johann Sebastian Bach’s masterful “Brandenburg Concerto No. 1,” featuring six soloists, three on oboe, two on French horn, and one on violin; Respighi’s “Trittico Botticelliano,” inspired by three paintings by the Renaissance master painter Botticelli; and Jim Colonna’s delightful and powerful “Meditation and Dance for Chamber Orchestra,” which premiered in 2015. Admission includes appetizers & concert in the Atrium.
Reception at 7 PM, Concert at 7:30 PM
National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land
By: Harold Pinter | Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Mol.
Charm City Junction
Presented in partnership with the Susquehanna Folk Music Society in the Owen Salon | From dance-inducing Old Time rhythms and foot-stomping Irish melodies to harddriving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats, wondering where they’ll go next. The band is comprised of four of the most talented and promising young acoustic roots musicians in the country: Patrick McAvinue on fiddle, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo, Sean McComiskey on button accordion, and Alex Lacquement on upright bass.
Aware Lancaster Yoga & Wellness Day
MU, Natural Awakenings Magazine and Create Karma presents the 2nd Annual Aware Lancaster Yoga & Wellness Day, featuring an entire day of wellness, reflection, renewal and connection. Detailed information regarding class offerings can be found at www.awarelancaster.com.
• Basic – $20 includes admission to the Natural Awakenings marketplace and cafe, a full schedule of 45-minute classes offered by 8 different local studios and teachers and a full day of workshops offered at the Create Karma Leadership Training Expo. Practitioners of ALL LEVELS are welcome to attend.
• Basic + – $45 include the Basic option PLUS admission to one out of 8 master classes offered by national, regional and local yoga and wellness experts. Choose from four master classes time slots throughout the day.
• Premium $75 – In addition to the Basic offerings in the Marketplace, premium ticket holders can choose up to 4 of the 8 master classes.
Doors open at 8:30 AM. Event runs until 7:30 PM.
Pushing the Boundaries of Diversity Panel
The Millersville University College of Education and Human Services and LNP Media Group present, “Pushing the Boundaries of Diversity: A Town Hall on Socioeconomic School Integration.” This forum focuses on the academic, civic, economic, and social-emotional benefits of schools integrated by socioeconomic measures. Richard Kahlenberg and Mark Hare will deliver keynote addresses followed immediately by a panel discussion. For more information, please visit the Education on Location website: http://www.millersville.edu/education/EducationOnLocation%202017.php
Taikoza, Japanese Drums & Dance
Discover this incredible group that features Taiko drums, Bamboo flutes, and Dance Ensembles to thrill your senses with wonder and delight. Soulful Shakuhachi music is performed by a world Master accompanied by the powerful ancestral Taiko drums of Taikoza.
Audience Perspectives: Doors open at 2:00 pm for a free, 20-minute Audience Perspective talk beginning at 2:15pm or when the room reaches capacity. The talk is given by Ken-Ichi Miura, Director of the Japanese Language Program at Franklin & Marshall College. Seating is limited to the capacity of the room and not guaranteed.
All information provided by ArtsMU