Monday, May 4, 2015

Sharing Your Thoughts (Part 2)

Jasmine, another local fan of the arts, like Bence decided to share her thoughts on Albright's Teens After Dark.  Below, she highlights some of her favorite artistic events in Reading and why it is all so close to her. 

"My latest and most favorite annual event is the Art of Jazz.  This exhibition is closest to my heart because it involves the two things I’m most passionate about, art and jazz.  I have been partaking in this event since I was 12.  I am now 16.  The first year I entered my art work, surprisingly enough, I actually won an honorable mention.  Last year I sold my artwork and also won people’s choice award.  This year I was recognized for being the only student to qualify for the exhibition and setting the trend for other high school students to submit their work also.  If you’re not familiar with the Art of Jazz, it is an exhibition held at the Goggleworks and is hosted by the Berks Arts Council.  The exhibition is usually the first event to honor the annual Jazz Fest in Berks County. 
I try to meet as many artists as I can before I go to college.  I am always interested in their journey and hope to be influenced by them.  I try to go to as many galleries and art museums too.  I enjoy going to Philly or New York to be inspired.  Other events that I have participated in were the RAiL program, which entailed working with art students at Albright College and the Fast Lane Art program, which is an event to promote the arts on billboards in Berks County."

Monday, April 27, 2015

May Events!

May 9: Annual Fashion Showcase & Runway Show
Celebrate the hard work of Albright’s student fashion designers and merchandisers through exhibition displays and a high-energy runway show.
*Sat., May 9, Exhibition Showcase 4-5:30 p.m., Runway Show 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bollman Gym


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

April Events!

April 7: Spring Meet & Make #3: Vinyl Records Repurposed
Come meet other artists and engage in a fun, exciting artistic experience!
*Tues., Apr. 7, 5 p.m., Freedman Gallery

April 17: Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon
A Domino Players production directed by Matt Fotis
The first play in Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy presents a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and Grandpa the Socialist and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states "if you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."
*Fri., Apr. 17, 8 p.m., Wachovia Theater
Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To follows performance, Roop Hall

April 18Step Afrika
Celebrate “Diversity Week,” April 12-18, with one of the most highly anticipated and energetic performances to grace our stage. Organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs
*Sat., Apr. 18, 7 p.m., Memorial Chapel

April 25Sounds of Spring, A Symphonic Band Concert
Come enjoy music and springtime in an exciting concert!
*Sat., Apr. 25, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Sharing Your Thoughts

Bence, a fan (and participant) of local theater agreed to answer some questions after seeing Albright's recent production of The Masque of the Beauty and the Beast.  Here are some of his thoughts:

1. What was your favorite part of The Masque of the Beauty and the Beast?
-The whole production was good.  I had no favorite part because the whole thing was amazing.

2. What was your least favorite part?
-The part where the beast was dying.

3. Did any of the scenes stand out to you?  Which ones?
-When the narrator came in at the beginning and walked the isle, and he leaned into the rows and talked to the audience.
Also, the two statues at the beginning were pretty amazing.  The set and lighting was great, too.

4. Which character was your favorite? Why?
-The narrator - he put a lot of energy into his part and was very dramatic.  I loved his costume as well.

5. Do you have any suggestions for the actors, actresses, or anyone else involved in this production to make it better?

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Events!

March 7th: Broadway, a Choral Concert
The Albright Angels, Concert Choir, Mane Men and Women’s Chorale salute Broadway with a selection of some of the most memorable classics from the live stage.
*Sat., March 7th, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

February Events!

February 10th: Winter Meet & Make #2: Printmaking Alternatives
Come join us for a hands-on art event!
*Tues., Feb. 10th, 5 p.m., Freedman Gallery.

February 25th: Drum Circle
Organized by religious studies and featuring instruction by Michael Clipman and Mark Seaman of Zenergy.
*Weds., Feb. 25th, 7:30 p.m., Roop Hall.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays from all of us here at TAD! Make sure you make any and all art you can on your break, and be sure to submit pictures and videos of your works, post on the blog, and stay updated on all TAD activities coming in the next year.

Friday, November 21, 2014

December Events!

August 27th-December 10th: Guest DJ for Culture Buzz on WXAC 91.3 FM
Join DJ Dash as his special guest, select a playlist and talk on-air about upcoming arts and cultural events at the CFA and in the Berks County area.  Requires one week advance notice; email  
*Wed., Aug. 27th-Dec. 10th, 4-6 p.m.