Lively Arts Events

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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This event has been replaced by IUP Strings Recital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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

James Iman - Piano Recital

Gorell Recital Hall, 2nd Floor Sutton Hall

IUP alumnus, James Iman, will present a solo piano recital.

**A live audience will be permitted.**

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

This event will NOT be live streamed.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Rescheduled to April 22-25: Theater: “Ordinary Days”

Virtual Performance

Please note that this production will run for one week only:

7:30 p.m., Thursday–Saturday, April 22-24; and
2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 25.

Written by Adam Gwon, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. It is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

Viewing Codes:

Family / Group $20

Individual $10

IUP Student $7.50

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Ovations Concert: Dreamers’ Circus

Streamed Online Performance

This young driving force in Nordic world music draws inspiration from folk and traditional Scandinavian music and reshapes it with an endlessly innovated and contemporary approach. The Dreamers’ Circus trio musicians Nikolaj Busk (Denmark, piano and accordion), Ale Carr (Sweden cittern), and Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (Demark, violin)—display inventiveness and talent in their approach to performances.

Based in music from Denmark and Sweden as well as Iceland, Finland, and the far reaches of the windswept Faroe Islands, they view these traditional roots merely as a point of departure from which to expand. In playing, they seek to unlock imaginations and allow the mind to wander to a place where stories unfold. The name of the band is no accident. The magical feel upon entering the circus tent, surrounded by vividly colored memories… Dreamers’ Circus strives to engage your senses and invoke a place of freedom, somewhere for our imagination to play in and a space for dreaming.

All Ovations events for the spring 2021 season are Pay-as-You-Can. Visit our ticket site to rent this video.

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Rescheduled to April 22-25: Theater: “Ordinary Days”

Virtual Performance

Please note that this production will run for one week only:

7:30 p.m., Thursday–Saturday, April 22-24; and
2:00 p.m., Sunday, April 25.

Written by Adam Gwon, Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. It is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

Viewing Codes:

Family / Group $20

Individual $10

IUP Student $7.50

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