May 25 Wednesday
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.
In this introductory 5-week session, you will learn the core movements of belly dance, set to the best music coming straight from Cairo! Each session of this class will focus on the history and stylizations of belly dance, comparing & contrasting Egyptian style with other styles of belly dance, and exploring the cultural roots of the dance and music. No experience is necessary to join this class!
For beginning and advanced students. Beginners will make a small project and learn the basics of copper foil and stained glass work. Advanced or repeat students will continue with previous or personal projects. Class meets at the Art Alliance Center. Face masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status per CDC and local guidelines. This is one of several classes offered in the Art Alliance Winter Session art classes. For more information about all classes visit artallianceofcentralpa.org.
May 26 Thursday
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.
Energy Days is a two-day conference that brings together professionals working in all areas of energy to discuss topics ranging from energy technology to energy policy and justice. The goal is to create an opportunity for a diverse range of stakeholders to collaborate.
The purpose is to identify and discuss critical regional, national, and global energy challenges and opportunities for society. Ultimately, the conference looks to create new partnerships to address key research needs and provide innovative solutions to energy challenges. The theme for Energy Days 2022 is Mobilizing Energy and Climate Solutions. The focus will be on what it will take to mobilize solutions that achieve net-zero emissions or beyond. Within this theme, there will be four conference tracks: 1) Advancing Technology Research and Development 2) Addressing Energy Inclusion, Equity, and Justice 3) Catalyzing Capital Investment and 4) Achieving Implementation
Mary Beth Wiseman
Mary Beth Wiseman attributes her artistic inspiration to the beauty
she finds in nature. She haunts the trails along Spring Creek near
Bellefonte, capturing her observations with her camera. Once home, she
translates the photos into portraits by hand carving her subjects into
rough wooden planks, using a variety of chisels, gouges, and planes.
The bas-relief carvings are then painted with acrylics. This technique
produces a stunning dimensional effect in the final piece. Mary Beth
hopes that her photos and carvings will foster a greater appreciation and awareness of the amazing creatures and environment that we all share.
Steve will display his Shaker style boxes made from locally salvaged
hardwoods. Over the past few years he has expanded his craftsmanship
into other functional items, such as utensils, live edge clocks and
small tables. A new item that will be featured in the atrium show is a
small necklace pendant. They are made utilizing elm salvaged from the
University Park campus, and have a "Tree of Life" image laser engraved
"My desire is to make very functional pieces, which are also a display
of the beautiful hardwoods found here in Central Pennsylvania."
Locally-grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, baked goods, lunch items, food trucks, local wines and beer, hand-dyed wool, kombucha, soaps and lotions, cut flowers, maple syrup, hand-crafted wood products and ceramics. Cash, checks, Senior & WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) vouchers, SNAP and credit cards accepted. 5% discount for veterans with ID card. Get $1 of Bonus Bucks for each $2 SNAP, $3 Bonus Bucks for each $6 FMNP voucher. Visit our website for details.
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.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, we invite community members to attend and hear success stories from their neighbors who have been impacted by mental health. We will have speakers, music, a raffle, a selfie station and food for purchase. Other community providers will be in attendance to share about their programs and the services they offer.