May 28 Saturday
May 10 – July 17 | HUB Gallery
An exhibition of animation reels from the second annual Happy Valley Animation Festival (HVAF 2022), a juried, international animation competition that seeks to promote the art of animation and showcase works by students, early career and practicing professional artists, designers, and filmmakers in three primary categories: Animated Films, Experimental Animated Works, and Animated Motion Graphics & Design.
HVAF is a collaboration between organizers, volunteers, and academic partners. 2022 events are hosted by the Digital Arts and Media Design Program in the School of Visual Arts at Penn State and the Animation Club at Penn State.
Hike: Balanced Rock TrailTake a walk to the beautiful Balanced Rock and learn how the geology of the area put it there. On the way we’ll learn a little about the history of the park that put the area on the map.
Meeting Location: Balanced Rock Trail Head
A fun & friendly weekend of playing & hearing folk music, with workshops, concerts, jams, a contradance, and coaching sessions.
Science in the Park: SnakesWe share the park with a variety of snakes. Come separate fact from fiction about or parks most misunderstood residents.
Meeting Location: Campground Amphitheater
Live folk music concert open to the public, featuring John McCutcheon, world-famous folk singer, songwriter, storyteller, and multi-instrumentalist, two-time Grammy Award winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, and harmonica wizard Richard Sleigh.
For more information, visit https://www.folkcollege.com/
May 29 Sunday
The term “scatter terrain,” borrowed from role-playing and war games, refers to miniature fragments of architecture, natural features, or small props that provide a visual aid for players. This exhibition presents pockets of “terrain” – peculiar landscapes, architectural gestures, intimate domestic corners – as a metaphorical means of escape from the pandemic and connection to those who are far away. What started as a call for disparate glimpses into distant lives and locations is now shifting toward a realization that our communal sense of place is still marked by a reckoning with an ailing world and an urgent need for new perspectives. Scatter Terrain was co-curated by Anthony Cervino and Shannon Egan, features 25 artists, and first premiered at Ejecta Projects.
The exhibition showcases contemporary and traditional art and craft that have been created and collected by the APIDA artists and residents with close connections to Centre County. You will immerse yourself in religious beliefs and philosophies, historical events and memories, artistic developments, customs, and languages of the APIDA community that are an integral part of their identities; and to the multiplicity of the experience that enrich the community's understanding of multiculturalism.
Join us for an enchanting evening of story telling through ballet! Come and enjoy an evening under the stars and Peter Anasto’s colorful choreography of the classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream!
We are also proud to say that Nittany Ballet is now a Balanchine licensed ballet school. Come celebrate with us as we bring a the opening movement of George Balanchine’s Serenade to State College, PA.
Midsummer…A ballet about the transforming power of love, Peter Anastos' A Midsummer Night's Dream, is based on William Shakespeare's comedy about the romantic adventures and misadventures, quarrels and reunitings, of two pairs of mortal lovers and the king and queen of the fairies.
Serenade... Serenade is a milestone in the history of dance. It is the first original ballet George Balanchine created in America and is one of the signature works of New York City Ballet’s repertory. Balanchine began the ballet as a lesson in stage technique and worked unexpected rehearsal events into the choreography. A student’s fall or late arrival to rehearsal became part of the ballet. © The George Balanchine Trust