Other University Events
KU Arts Society Events
KU Goes to New York
Monday, September 30, 2019 | 9:00 a.m.
Join KU Arts Society on a trip to New York. This fun-filled day starts with a tour of the Steinway factory. Then, enjoy lunch at one of New York’s hot spots before some free time to explore the city. Finally, see the Carnegie Hall debut of Kutztown University’s Chamber Players, conducted by KU Orchestra Director Dr. Peter Isaacson, featuring KU faculty members Dr. Maria Asteriadou and Kurt Nikkanen, and an array of international guest soloists.
All participants meet in the Fairgrounds Parking Lot at Kutztown University @ 9:00 a.m. where a bus will be departing.
The bus will return at approximately 12:00 am (Midnight).
Tickets: $210 for KUAS Members | $235 for non-members
Tickets include roundtrip transportation, a light boxed breakfast, the factory tour, lunch at the restaurant including tax and gratuity, and admission to Carnegie Hall. Dinner and other expenses are not included. Some conditions and restrictions apply for the factory tour.
Holiday Alumni Art Sale at 243 W. Main Street, Kutztown, PA
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Share in an evening of cocktails, local fare, and music celebrating some of Kutztown University’s best alumni artisans at The Publishing House. Three highlighted artist’s work will be featured in a raffle benefiting the KU Arts Society. The sale will continue through Saturday, December 7th as part of Christmas in Kutztown, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 for KUAS Members | $25 for non-members
Raffle tickets will be sold at the door.
Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ
Friday, April 10, 2020 | 9:00 a.m.
This exclusive, private tour of the 42-acre sculpture park, museum, and arboretum will be led by KU Alumna Dani (Kristich) Edgar, Assistant Registrar at Grounds for Sculpture. Founded on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds by artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson, Grounds for Sculpture presents an exceptional collection of contemporary sculpture with rotating exhibitions.
Tickets: $25 for KUAS Members; $50 for non-members; $10 for Children under 18
Tickets include roundtrip transportation and admission to the Grounds for Sculpture. Lunch and other expenses are not included.
Art Gallery Exhibitions
Best of 2019
June 3 - August 12 | Summer Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Featuring artwork from the 2019 graduates in the Art Education, Communication Design, Crafts, and Studio Art programs.
John Cunningham: HYPOSTYLE
Artist in Residence / Site Specific Installation
Residency: September 3 - 19, 2019
Opening Reception: September 19, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Installation in View: September 19 - November 10
This site specific installation is an investigation of the formal and spatial potential of the peripheral components of urban building assembly. Hypostyle is an exploration of form, scale, materiality, and tectonic expectations. Students and volunteers will help create this installation during the artist’s residency. Cunningham is an architect based in Brooklyn, NY.
Rodrigo Valenzuela: JORNADA
November 21, 2019 - February 9, 2020
Opening Reception: November 21, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Curated by Jayne Struble and presented by the Department of Art
In his videos and photo-based works, Rodrigo Valenzuela utilizes a complex process of creating, editing and manipulating his compelling content to address the collective experiences common to working-class people living in the United States. Pulling from his keen insights and personal experiences, Valenzuela creates a language that describes the hopeful yet often heart breaking pursuit of the idealized American Dream. Born in Cuba, Valenzuela currently teaches photography at UCLA.
Art Education Senior Exhibition
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 23, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: February 22 - March 1
Featuring artwork made by undergraduate students studying to be art educators.
Scholastics Art Awards & Exhibition
East Central Pennsylvania Region
Awards Ceremony: Sunday, March 22, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: March 14 - 22
This nationwide art competition celebrates the creativity of students in grades 7-12 in Berks, Northampton, Carbon, and Lehigh Counties.
Communication Design Senior Exhibition
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: April 4 - 11
Featuring the work of undergraduate students in Communication Design.
Art Senior Exhibition
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 26, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m
Exhibition Dates: April 25 - May 3
Featuring artwork of graduating students studying in the areas of Studio Art
and Applied Digital Art.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Events
Design Day Camp
November 2, 2019 or January 11, 2020 (select one date)
This one day hands-on design camp at Kutztown University will introduce sophomore, junior and senior high school students to design as a career and raise awareness of design’s possibilities.
More information at kucd.kutztown.edu/design_camp/
KU Woodwind & Brass Day
November 18, 2019
All high-school age woodwind, brass musicians, and their teachers are invited to the event. Students will work with our KU faculty in masterclass and sectional settings. Vendors will be on-site for students to try out instruments and purchase accessories. They will also provide free instrument check-ups and minor repairs.
More information at www.kutztown.edu/music
81st Annual Art Education Conference
November 22, 2019
We are Makers of... Art, Curriculum, Change!
This annual conference provides art teachers with a unique hands-on professional development opportunity.
More information at: www.kutztown.edu/ArtEducation
Kutztown University Film and Arts Festival
April 18, 2020
This all-day event celebration of film and arts includes screenings, exhibitions, concerts, and activities for children.
More information at www.kutztown.edu/vpa
KU Summer Arts Academy
June/July 2020 – Kutztown University Campus
KU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts will host a myriad of summer camp opportunities for high school students through its various departments. These students will gain advanced training in art, design, film and music. Music students participate in the annual Summer Chamber Music Festival, which includes a week of concerts.
More information at www.kutztown.edu/vpa
PA German Heritage Center Events
September 28, 2019 - PA German Heritage Center
Celebrate the Harvest with vendors, craftsmen, artisans, folklife demonstrations, kids’ activities, hay rides, food, music and fun! This event is free.
Christmas on the Farm
December 7, 2019 - PA German Heritage Center
Visit the Belsnickel... If you dare... Seasonal demonstrations, craftspeople and artisans, food, Christmas carols, and more at this free event!
Easter on the Farm
April 4, 2020 - PA German Heritage Center
Celebrate the Easter traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Kids crafts, egg hunts, hearth cooking demonstrations, vendors, barrel rides and more! This event is free.
Other Campus Events
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