PSU is Rockin’ in September

August 23rd, 2011 by Adam
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Photo: Lois Greenfield, 2011

SEPTEMBER 2011

9-10 Dance Benefit: Bud Burst. Silver Center for the Arts studio theatre. Tributary Dance, N.H.’s contemporary dance company, presents an evening of professional dance in support of the PSU dance division. Choreography inspired by natural landscapes, children’s literature and multi-media formats unfolds through theatrical performance and live music. Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.; Sept. 10 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Contact: Amanda Whitworth, (603) 535-2713.

11 Statewide Collaborative Concert: The Armed Man. Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center. Singers and instrumentalists from throughout New Hampshire join Professor Dan Perkins and the PSU choirs and a full orchestra in a passionate performance commemorating the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. Works include The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins, Later, by PSU Professor Jonathan Santore, and Festina Lente by Arvo Pärt. Tickets are $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at http://silver.plymouth.edu. A convenience fee will be applied to online sales.

13 Visiting Artist Discussion: C. M. Judge. Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center. 6 p.m. Free. C.M. Judge, director of Moongate Studio in Fitchburg, Mass., creates video installations, offers studio classes, conducts creativity workshops for artists and facilitates community-based public art projects. Judge’s work focuses on bringing awareness to the interconnection of the natural and spiritual by creating spaces that receive and engage body, mind and spirit.

20 Gallery Opening. Guy Shorey: Among the White Hills. Karl Drerup Art Gallery. 4-6 p.m. See “Exhibitions,” below.

22-25 PSU Theatre: Chicks. Studio Theatre, Silver Center. Scholarship fundraising event performed by PSU Director of Theatre, Elizabeth Cox. A kindergarten teacher is obsessed with telling us, her students, the truth about the world and what our lives will be like as we grow up, and why our parents and the school administrators don’t want us to know. A humorous and poignant portrait of a teacher trying to give her life meaning. Some language may not be suitable for children. Performances are Sept. 22-23 at 8 p.m.. Sept 24 at 2 p.m. and Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at http://silver.plymouth.edu. A convenience fee will be applied to online sales.

24 Silver Series: Comedian Larry Miller. Silver Center Hanaway Theatre. 8:30 p.m. Cocktails with Larry Miller: Little League, Adultery and Other Bad Ideas shares Miller’s perspective on marriage, children and drinking … and how any one can lead to the other two. Miller combines his comedy, acting and musical talents to create a fresh and funny theatrical experience based on his book, Spoiled Rotten America. As one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces, Miller has appeared in more than 50 films. Tickets are $35-25 for adults, $33-23 for seniors and $25-15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at http://silver.plymouth.edu A convenience fee will be applied to online sales.

23-25 Homecoming and Family Celebration. See events at plymouth.edu/alumni/celebration.

25 Concert: Trio Veritas. Silver Center Smith Recital Hall. 1 p.m. Professor and pianist Dan Perkins, violinist Ella Marie Gray and cellist Terri Benshoof perform Haydn’s Piano Trio in C major and youthful piano trios by Claude Debussy, Leonard Bernstein and Boston-based composer, Oliver Caplan. Tickets are $14 for adults, $13 for seniors and $11 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.

Exhibitions — Contact: Karl Drerup Art Gallery (603) 535-2614.

September 20-October 22 Guy Shorey: Among the White Hills. Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Draper and Maynard Building. Presented in partnership with the Plymouth State University Museum of the White Mountains and the <a href="http://www.mountwashington.org/"Mount Washington Observatory. Free. Opening reception September 20, 4-6 p.m.

Guy Shorey was a preeminent photographer in New Hampshire’s North Country in the first half of the 20th century. This exhibition explores Shorey in his various roles: as an observer of his own life and the life of his community at work and at play; as an entrepreneur using the attraction of the local photograph to provide a livelihood and to encourage visitation to his beloved towns of Gorham and Randolph; and as an artist whose sense of place and affection for the White Mountains was mirrored in his images and which was evident in Shorey Studio’s tagline, “Among the White Hills.” Curated by Dr. Peter Crane, curator, Mount Washington Observatory Gladys Brooks Memorial Library.

through October 1—Lakes Region: Visions and Insights, Paintings by Woolsey Conover. Silver Center for the Arts. Woolsey Conover has been painting and drawing for more than 20 years. Much of his work is derived from the New Hampshire Lakes Region, especially around Squam Lake, a place he now calls home. Inspired by Edward Hopper, Fairfield Porter and his mentors David Ratner and Jon Evans, Conover has developed a style he calls “modified realist.” For information contact the Karl Drerup Art GAllery, (603) 535-2614.

UPCOMING…

October

4 Sidore Lecture. Sarah Bigney. Who’s Winning, Who’s Losing and Who’s Writing the Rules?

11 Gallery Opening. Gaetano LaRoche: Painting as Art

11 Concert. Jazz Standard Time

13 Eagle Pond Authors’ Series, Marilyn Nelson

14 Silver Series: Lucy Kaplansky, singer/songwriter
20-23 PSU Theatre: Pippin

24 Sidore Lecture: Judy Taylor, The Maine Labor Mural Controversy

28 Silver Series: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band