The University will celebrate Creativity Month during the month of March with numerous performances, artist lectures, philosophy discussions, poetry readings, writing competitions, and gallery exhibits including:
Sunday in the Park with George
- Marywood University’s spring musical, Sunday in the Park with George, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, will be performed on Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.marywood.edu/mtd/, or call (570) 348-6268, ext. 6097. This event is open to the public.
Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble
- The Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble will perform in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts on Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public. The Northeastern Youth Wind Ensemble is comprised of high school students who perform in an ensemble beyond the normal school day and is sponsored by American Youth Ensembles, Conn-Selmer, Inc., Marywood University, and Hal Leonard Music. The program features a variety of classical and popular band works along with nationally recognized trombone soloist, Christopher Bill. For additional information, please contact F. David Romines, D.M.A., music, theatre, and dance department co-chair, and associate professor of music education at Marywood University, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (706) 255-9180.
- Learn to write blackout poetry by removing words from the page at the Poetry Workshop: Writing Blackout Poetry workshop, at Marywood University on Monday, March 5, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., in the Learning Commons lobby. Learn hands-on creative writing that blends word and image to create new works of art. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Philosophy of Creativity of Science and Art Lecture and Discussion
- The “Philosophy of Creativity of Science and Art” lecture and discussion will take place on Wednesday, March 7, at 4:30 p.m., in the Learning Commons, Room 206. The lecture and discussion will feature: A brief outline of theories of creativity proposed by psychologists and philosophers, theoretical suggestions about the topic, and discussion about whether and how creativity can be taught. For additional information, please contact Philip Jenkins, Ph.D., chairperson and associate professor of Philosophy at Marywood University, at email@example.com, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 2972. This event is free and open to the public.
Tres Vidas Performance
- A performance of Tres Vidas by Core Ensemble will be performed on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. This performance is free and open to the public. Tres Vidas is a chamber music theatre work for singing actress and trio (cello, piano and percussion) based on the lives of three legendary Latin American Women: Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo; Salvadoran peasant activist, Rufina Amaya; and Argentinean poet, Alfonsina Storni. The show features a wide stylistic range of music, including popular and folk songs of Mexico, El Salvador, and Argentina; vocal and instrumental tangos by Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla, and new music written especially for the Core Ensemble by Osvaldo Golijov, Orlando Garcia, Pablo Ortiz, and Manuel DeMurga. For additional information, please contact Melinda Krokus, MA, Ph.D., assistant professor in the religious studies Department at Marywood University, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (570) 340-6052.
Distinguished Artist Visiting Lecture
- The Marywood Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series will present a lecture by New York sculpture, multi-media artist, Ruth Hardinger, on Wednesday, March 21, at 4 p.m., in the Comerford Theatre at the Center for Natural and Health Sciences. This event is free and open to the public. Ms. Hardinger’s socially conscious artwork, signified by her deep connection to materials and influenced by environmental issues, is expressed in her sculptures, installations, paintings, works on paper, pigment prints, and photographs. For additional information, please contact Steven Brower, MFA, director of Marywood University’s Masters of Fine Arts program, at email@example.com, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 2569.
Bayleaf Artist and Writer Talk
- Art from the spring 2017 and fall 2018 issues of the Bayleaf will be on display in the Learning Commons from March 1 - March 31. On Wednesday, March 21, at 8 p.m., in the Learning Commons Archives Room, second floor, artists and writers will be available to talk about their work. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Annette Fisher, associate professor of library services at Marywood University, at (570) 348-6211, ext. 2365, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conversations about Art and Music in Spanish
- On Thursday, March 22, from 3-6 p.m., faculty members from the department of English and foreign languages will hold a social gathering featuring conversations about Art and Music in Spanish. Famous works of art, songs, and poetry will be discussed. This event is free and open to the public, and speakers of Spanish at any level are welcome.
Bayleaf Open Art and Writing Celebration
- Marywood University will host the Bayleaf Open Art and Writing Celebration on Sunday, March 25, from 3-6 p.m., in the Learning Commons Lobby, Rooms 203, 206, 303, and 312. This event is free and open to the public and features a celebration of the arts showcasing the artwork, poetry, short stories, and essays of Marywood students and Lackawanna County high school students. Community members can see artwork displayed throughout the Learning Commons and then hear students give readings from their written works in multiple locations throughout the building. Prizes will be awarded by judges and the Marywood Community. For additional information, please email Erin Sadlack, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of the English and foreign languages department at Marywood University, at email@example.com, or call (570) 348-6219.
An evening with Authors
- Marywood University will host Amye Archer, Dawn Leas, and Rachael Hughes, as they read and answer questions from their contributions to My Body, My Words, a collection of essays about body image and bodies of all sizes, ages, and identities. My Body, My Words, edited by Loren Kleinman and Amye Archer, will take place on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m., in the Learning Commons, Rooms 331-337. My Body, My Words takes the reader on a journey through experiences of fear, hate, love, and evolution that women of all ages, body types, and backgrounds experience with their bodies, while calling for self-love and body positivity revolution. For additional information, please email Erin Sadlack, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of the English and foreign languages department at Marywood University, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (570) 348-6219.
Our Natural Call to Art Therapy
- Marywood University’s art galleries will hold an exhibition titled, Out Natural Call to Art Therapy, from March 1 – March 21, in the Suraci Gallery at the Shields Center for Visual Arts. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The exhibit focuses on the work of fifteen art therapy students, highlighting their appreciation for their major and potential career paths. The students express their views of art therapy, sharing a quote to reflect how it contributes to each of their lives. The students are members of the University’s Student Art Therapy Association (MUSATA), which is a departmental club composed of graduate and undergraduate art therapy students with support of the Marywood art therapy faculty. For additional information about the Our Natural Call to Art Therapy exhibit, please email Stephanie Wise, director of art therapy and clinical assistant professor of art at Marywood University, at email@example.com, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 2525.
Make Believe: The Maslow Collection and the Moving Image Exhibition
- From March 1 through March 21, Make, Believe will be on exhibit in the Mahady Gallery and the Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art at Marywood University. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The exhibit generates a dialogue between the work of artists in The Maslow Collection and artists working with the moving image. The films and videos of Basma Alsharif, Nazlı Dinçel, Julie Harrison & Neil Zusman, David Haxton and M.M. Serra all, in their respective ways, interrogate the notion of the acceptance of reality. What might otherwise be considered documentary scenarios become realities that slip, shift, and falter, and we begin to inhabit spaces of the unreal or uncanny. These artworks demonstrate a fluid mobility between stable, recognizable ground and the far reaches of the mind and imagination. This freedom of movement also presents itself through a number of diverse practices within The Maslow Collection. Using photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, and conceptual practices throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s, artists such as Alice Aycock, Mark Cohen, Barbara Kasten, Dorothea Rockburne, and Sandy Skoglund examine similar themes surrounding unexpected spatial realities. They each ask, in their own way, “Will you believe what you see?” Make, Believe is curated by Herb Shellenberger, independent curator; and Ryan Ward, curator of The Maslow Collection at Marywood University. For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (570) 348-6278. This event is free and open to the public.