First Thursday State College continues Nov. 6

October 22, 2008

First Thursday State College will continue its celebration of the arts on Nov. 6, with exhibits, performances and activities at locations throughout downtown State College and the Penn State campus. Parking is free that evening at all municipal street meters, the parking lots on Fraser Street and on Beaver Avenue and Allen Street (across from Municipal Building), and the McAllister parking deck. Participating venues will be marked by sidewalk posters.

Events for November on the University Park campus include:
HUB-Robeson Galleries
-- noon–8 p.m., Robeson Gallery, "Something To Look Forward To, an exhibition featuring abstract art by 22 distinguished Americans of African descent.

-- noon–8 p.m., HUB Gallery: "Response To Machiavelli," Machiavelli proposed in his book, "The Prince," that power, in and of itself, was the ultimate goal of the public square. This series of paintings by Tom Block responds to that premise, offering a moral perspective on political issues.

Penn State School of Music
-- 12:10 p.m. Bach's Lunch: Brass Chamber Music, Eisenhower Chapel.

Penn State University Libraries

-- 6:30–7:30 p.m., "Spinning Web: Tools and Tales for Parents and Children," offers instruction in general research skills for adults and storytelling and book-related activities for children of all ages. For information, call (814) 865-5093 or e-mail, 514 Paterno Library.

-- 8 a.m.–10 p.m., exhibit: "The Lion's Roar: Penn State Spirit," featuring the Nittany Lion mascot and school spirit. A bookmark series with same title will be distributed free of charge at all Penn State library locations, one of seven bookmarks before each Penn State home football game, Pattee Library, main exhibit hall.

-- 8 a.m.–10 p.m., exhibit, "Ambrotypes from the B. and H. Henisch Photo-History Collection," featuring a 19th-century process called the ambrotype, a viable form of photography for about 20 years, the B. and H. Henisch Photo-History Collection Exhibition Room, 201 A Pattee Library.

-- 8 a.m.–10 p.m., exhibit, "The Culture of Ornament and Decoration," The Diversity Studies Room, 109 Pattee Library.

-- 5:30 p.m., presentation, "The Coca-colonization of Ornament," by Sandra Alfoldy, part of "The Culture of Ornament and Decoration" symposium More information is available at, Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library.
-- 8 a.m.–6:30 p.m., exhibit: "Union Made-Labor's Cultural Production," featuring labor iconography, material culture and expressions of the working-class experience culled from the collections of Historical Collections and Labor Archives, The Eberly Family Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library.

Palmer Museum
-- 7 p.m., film: "I Shot Andy Warhol," rated R, directed by Mary Harron and starring Lili Taylor, Martha Plimpton and Stephen Dorff. Set during the height of the New York City avant-garde movement and based on the true story of Valerie Solanas, this film is a glimpse into the life of a woman who had her 15 minutes of fame after shooting pop artist Andy Warhol.

All events are free to the public.
For an up-to-date and complete listing of First Thursday events for November, check the Web page at

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Last Updated March 19, 2009