Lively Arts Events

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Rescheduled: Exhibit: Art Department Triennial

University Museum

This exhibition is an opportunity for the Art faculty at IUP to share their work that is on the forefront of Contemporary Art.

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, 1st Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26–Saturday, March 20, 2021, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours:

The museum hours are 2:00–5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, with the addition of special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.


Theater: “Perfect Arrangement”

Virtual Performance

Washington DC, 1950. State Department employees Bob and Nora find themselves at the forefront of the moment when the Red Scare adds shades of Lavender. In other words, along with rooting out potential Communists, the couple must now investigate “deviants,” i.e., gays.

Unfortunately for Bob and Nora, they are also gay, and their marriage is a cover for their actual partners, who also pretend to be a married couple. Hilarious screwball misdirection eventually gives way to a sober examination of gay rights and American values.

Purchase Viewing Codes

  • Family and Groups: $20
  • Individuals: $10
  • IUP Student: $7.50

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

The Lively Arts is delighted to host the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Principal String Quartet to perform “I Sing America,” a patriotic salute highlighting the contribution of female composers.

Designed to complement a gallery of women artists, this program showcases the melodic and energetic works of women composers, including famed suffragette Ethel Smyth, award-winning American composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Jessie Montgomery, as well as the evocative music of George Walker. The program concludes with a youthful quartet of Beethoven.

Note: This performance is not open to the general public. It will be made available via streaming at a later date, TBA.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

IUP Brass Ensemble Concert

YouTube Live Stream

The IUP Brass Ensemble will present a concert of music for brass contemporary composers.

A live audience will be permitted.

The number of tickets available will be based on current COVID guidelines. This event will be streamed on the IUP Department of Music’s YouTube Channel

Friday, March 19, 2021

Exhibit: Ned Wert, A Retrospective

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This exhibition represents an outstanding 60+ year career as an artist, mentor, and educator. Paintings on display are from the artist’s personal collection and the University Museum’s permanent collection in addition to others generously on loan from private collections. The exhibit will also feature a video interview with the artist.

This exhibit is open Tuesday, January 26, through Saturday, March 20, in the University Museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall. The University Museum welcomes visitors during the following hours: 

2:00–5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday,

Special Saturday hours of 2:00–5:00 p.m. on March 6, 13, and 20.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Recital: IUP Strings Area Recital

Gorell Recital Hall

IUP Music Department students will present a recital of works for solo strings and string ensembles.

A live audience will be permitted of only IUP community members—no public audience members. The number of seats available will be based on current COVID guidelines.

This event will be live-streamed on the Department of Music's YouTube Channel

Canceled: Recital: An Evening of Cello and Piano Music

Gorell Recital Hall

This event has been replaced by IUP Strings Recital

Guest pianist Chindarat Charoenwongse-Shaw will join faculty member Linda Jennings, cello, to present a recital including works by Rachmaninof, Ginestrera, Yi, Debussy, and Shostakovich.

Friday, March 26, 2021

A concert of chamber music for strings , voice, and piano featuring Stanley and Swana Chepaitis (violin), Henry Wong Doe (piano), Mary Logan-Hastings (soprano), Christine Clewell (harpsichord), and Linda Jennings (cello), erforming works by Beethoven, Greig, Handel, and Chepaitis.

A live audience will be permitted of only the IUP communuity. Number of tickets available will be determined by current COVID guidelines.

This event will be live streamed on the Department of Music's YouTube Channel

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Dance Theater: An Evening of Dance and Percussion, Legacy

Fisher Auditorium

Collaborating one final time, the IUP Dance Theater Company and the IUP Percussion Ensemble will present “An Evening of Dance and Percussion: Legacy.” Under the direction of Holly Boda-Sutton and Michael Kingan, these two ensembles gather for one final performance celebrating 20 years of collaboration. The two groups usher the ultimate homage to a Percussion and Dance history and the legacy this alliance will leave behind for years to come. This concert revisits nine favorites from Percussion and Dance Repertoire dating back to 2009. The pieces selected from the past have been reconstructed by alumni of IUP Dance Theater and feature musical arrangements by IUP Percussion alumni. Performances feature past and present company members and select community dancers.

LIVE Stream Virtual Performance: $12

IUP Student and Active I-Card Holders: $8

Tickets to the live performance are available only to IUP students and I-Card holders and can be purchased by calling 724-357-1313, between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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Faculty Piano Recital - Henry Wong Doe

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

IUP piano faculty member, Dr. Henry Wong Doe, will present a program of solo piano music. Including works by Beethoven, Scriabin, and Chopin.

**A live audience will be permitted.**

Number of tickets available will be based on current COVID guidelines.

This event will also be live streamed on the IUP Department of Music's YouTube Channel.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Canceled - Exhibit: 2021 Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Kipp Gallery, First Floor Sprowls Hall

IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble

Gorell Recital Hall

The IUP Tubaphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Zach Collins, performs a concert of works for chamber and large tuba-ephonium ensemble. Literature will include standards in the repertoire as well as newly-composed works.

**A live audience will be permitted.**

Number of tickets will depend on current COVID guidelines. The performance will also be live streamed on the IUP Department of Music's YouTube Channel.

Canceled: Jim Self Residency: David Angel Tribute

Gorell Recital Hall

IUP Faculty and students perform music written, performed, and recorded by Distinguished Alumnus, Jim Self (BSEd 1965). 

This event is free admission. 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

This great event will take place on Wednesday, April 28, in the Oak Grove.

Members of theater simple will also be at the first-ever Arts Walk, 12 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17, in beautiful downtown Indiana. Look for them and many other artists at the IRMC Park.

Caravan Chronicles: ReUnion is an interactive public art event set in and around a 1962 Airstream Safari. Audience members become part of the “family” at a semi-traditional (and highly idiosyncratic) reunion, contributing to the family lore with stories, memories, and haiku of their own.

An expansive and inclusive collection of both analog and digital events, culminating in this gleeful faux-family reunion, Caravan Chronicles will kick off with a documentary podcast series in winter 2021, encouraging connection in distancing times. Crafted in collaboration with the Lively Arts program, theater simple, IUP students, and Indiana participants, Caravan Chronicles will amuse and inspire “family” of all ages, shapes, and sizes, whether in person or online. So, come play a game, write haiku, and hang out—it’s time to add more stories to the family mythology.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Exhibit: Department of Art and Design Faculty Triennial Exhibition

University Museum, First Floor Sutton Hall

This ever-popular exhibition is an opportunity for the Art and Design faculty at IUP to share their work that showcases the forefront of contemporary art.

  • Tuesday–Friday, April 2–30
  • 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Canceled: Jim Self Residency: David Angel Tribute

DiCicco Hall

IUP faculty, students, alumni, and friends join together to perform the music of Los Angeles-based jazz musician David Angel. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Exhibit: IUP Museum Goes Downtown, From Our Walls to Your Home

The Artists Hand, 732 Philadelphia Street, Indiana

painting: Four-ApplesFor the seventh time, the University Museum will present an exhibition at the Artists Hand Gallery, located at 732 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, beginning April 6. The exhibition, “The University Museum at IUP Goes Downtown: From Our Walls to Your Home,” presents art works from the museum’s collection which will be for sale.

The art on display includes a variety of media: prints, paintings, photographs, drawings, and mixed media in various styles ranging from abstract to classic representational. The subject matter of the works on sale ranges from architecture, landscapes, and still life, to figurative, and more.

Painting: Untitled cityscapeThe exhibition will be on view at the gallery from April 6 through April 24, Monday–Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Friday, April 9, until 8:00 p.m. for an opening reception beginning at 6:00 p.m.

For more information on this exhibition, please visit the University Museum website or the Artists Hand Gallery website or email museum-info@iup.edu

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