Central Calendar

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Art Exhibition by Shayla Marsh

Annex Gallery, 1st Flr Sprowls Hall

The Lively Arts

This exhibit runs from September 8th through October 2nd 

This event is free admission. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The exhibition “Brita d’Agostino: Reconstructing Desires” focuses on the act of cultural consumption by transforming print media targeted towards women into dynamic and semi-abstract collages as installations. Informed by historical art movements and contemporary practice, Brita d’Agostino reimagines the visual language of glamour magazines into hybridized collaged forms created both intentionally and intuitively. This online exhibition is a virtual installation designed specifically for the Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Through her process d’Agostino explores the visual design and patterns embedded in a social system of images carefully constructed to elicit desire in consumers. She is deconstructing and recombining surfaces, subverting the original meaning of the images through her own aesthetic investigations. Her playful synthesis of her source material into new forms and presented in a different context offers a fresh perspective of the content for the audience. The end result is a combination of shapes and color that borders on abstraction, yet incorporates elements of contemporary American consumer culture.

Exhibit Dates: September 15th-October 31st


Virtual Escape RoomWhodunnit? Can you get out? Where’s the next clue hiding?

Check out a brand new virtual escape room with STATIC! We'll provide the expert host, clues and hints, immersive room, and everything you need to have a blast. All you have to bring is yourself and some friends!

In order to join in on the fun on Tuesday, September 15, via Zoom, fill out the registration form here. Enter your name, IUP email (4 letters), Banner ID, and cell phone (so that we can contact you if you don't show up on time). Also, select a preferred time to escape, either the 5:00 p.m. session or the 9:00 p.m. session.

Space is limited to 25 people max per session; STATIC will contact you with your final confirmation of participation and time.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY. IF YOU ARE NOT ON TIME, YOUR SEAT WILL BE GIVEN TO SOMEONE ELSE ON THE EVENT WAITLIST.

To learn more about the room, visit the room’s website.

For more information, visit the STATIC website or STATIC on Twitter and Instagram.

Business Seminar: The First Step

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, Suite 108

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start?

This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options. The cost is $15, but the fee is waived for veterans and the unemployed.

For more information, call 724-357-7915 or email iup-sbdc@iup.edu. To register, visit the IUP Small Business Development Center Seminars online store.

Recital: Jason Worzbyt, Faculty Bassoon

Gorell Recital Hall

The Lively Arts

Jason Worzbyt will perform a solo bassoon recital, "Dedications and Memorial". This recital will be live-streamed only (no audience in Gorell due to the pandemic), and will be broadcast live on the IUP Music Department's YouTube channel. Please consult this YouTube channel for programming information closer to the event. 

This event is free admission. 

At 8pm on September 15th, artist Brita d'Agostino will be holding a socially distant lecture in the Oak Grove about her upcoming virtual art exhibit. While this lecture will be held outside, anyone interested in joining the zoom virtual talk can email me for a link at smassey@iup.edu

The exhibition “Brita d’Agostino: Reconstructing Desires” focuses on the act of cultural consumption by transforming print media targeted towards women into dynamic and semi-abstract collages as installations. Informed by historical art movements and contemporary practice, Brita d’Agostino reimagines the visual language of glamour magazines into hybridized collaged forms created both intentionally and intuitively. This online exhibition is a virtual installation designed specifically for the Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Through her process d’Agostino explores the visual design and patterns embedded in a social system of images carefully constructed to elicit desire in consumers. She is deconstructing and recombining surfaces, subverting the original meaning of the images through her own aesthetic investigations. Her playful synthesis of her source material into new forms and presented in a different context offers a fresh perspective of the content for the audience. The end result is a combination of shapes and color that borders on abstraction, yet incorporates elements of contemporary American consumer culture.