October 2015

All events are free, unless otherwise noted.

Continuing Through Oct. 17

Schofield: Impressionist Landscapes

The Trout Gallery
Gallery hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This exhibition surveys the career of Walter Elmer Schofield (1867–1944), a leading member of the Pennsylvania impressionists. Schofield combined the attention to light and color found in paintings by French impressionists with the greater weight and compositional structure of works by the American realists. He specialized in winter views of the Delaware River and summer scenes of Cornwall, England. 

Oct. 6-31
Daniel Finch and Brenton Good: Impulse & Deliberation

Goodyear Gallery, Goodyear Building (Cedar Street entrance)
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 3-5 p.m.; Saturday, 2-5 p.m.; closed Oct. 16-20

Finch and Good will exhibit paintings from recent bodies of work, focusing on abstraction, archetypal characters and the dialogue between materiality and artist manipulation. Both artists are studio-art faculty at Messiah College. Reception TBA.

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Oct. 7-10

Musical Residency: Singer Pur

Various locations

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Artists-in-Residence Singer Pur return to Dickinson for a series of master classes, workshops, lectures and round-table discussions. For more detailed information please contact Stacy Rohrer at (717) 245-1568 or rohrers@dickinson.edu.

Please note associated event (Oct. 10).

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Oct. 9 through Dec. 12
Reception: October 30, 5-7 p.m.

PULL LEFT_not always right: 
Emerging Contemporary Artists in China

The Trout Gallery
Gallery hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.



pull left, automatic arms,

Liu Xinyi, Automatic Arms, 2010, lucky-cat arm mechanisms.

PULL LEFT highlights the work of young Chinese artists who are engaging in personal and conceptual projects that respond to a global environment. It includes work by Cai Dongdong, Gao Weigang, Wang Sishn, Ma Qiusha, Liu Xinyi, Qiu Xiaofei, Su Wenxiang, Xie Molin, Yan Bing, Yang Xinguang, Zhang Shujian and Zhao Zhao. 



This touring exhibition is curated by Tang Xin at Taikang Space (Beijing). A companion exhibition of PULL LEFT will be on display concurrently at the Rose Lehrman Art Gallery, Harrisburg Area Community College.

Saturday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.

Singer Pur: A Thousand Years of Vocal Music

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

singer pur

German vocal ensemble Singer Pur returns to Dickinson to explore the long arc of a cappella repertory. Songs about love, death and mock-turtle soup grace this program, which pairs medieval composers with classical masters like Brahms and contemporary artists like Sting and Chick Corea.



“… a razor-sharp sense of pitch and a focused, pure tone … something truly rich and marvellous.” —BBC Music Magazine

“Who is now to say that Renaissance music is dull; John Cage, tiresome; or Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, too sweet? After hearing Singer Pur, such prejudices can no longer be maintained.”  —Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

“Choral luminosity of incredible intensity.” —Pforzheimer Zeitung


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Thursday, Oct. 15, noon

Noonday Concert

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance-studies program.

Thursday, Oct. 29, noon

Noonday Concert

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts

This concert features students in Dickinson’s performance-studies program.

Oct. 30-Feb. 20
Reception: Oct. 30, 5-7pm

The Vase Project:
Made in China—Landscape in Blue 
by Barbara Diduk With Zhao Yu

The Trout Gallery
Gallery hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


vase project by barbara diduk


The Vase Project presents 101 identically shaped and similarly painted porcelain vessels, which feature scenes of modern industrial landscapes in China. The ceramic vessels were thrown by hand at the ceramics factories in Jingdezhen, China and painted by 101 painters in the city who specialize in blue-and-white export ceramics. The purpose of the project is to consider the nature of artistic individualism within a heavily industrialized ceramics workplace. This exhibition is curated by Professor of Art Barbara Diduk with Zhao Yu.

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Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.

Elisabeth Stimpert: Riveting Impressions

Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts


Elisabeth Stimpert




With faculty pianist Jennifer Blyth and guest percussionist Erik Forst, faculty clarinetist Elisabeth Stimpert presents a program featuring music of Carl Schimmel, Claude Debussy, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, and the premiere of chaconne & chaser by Dickinson composer Robert Pound.

Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Oct. 31, 8 p.m.
Nov. 2, 8 p.m.
Nov. 3, 8 p.m.


Mathers Theatre, Holland Union Building
$7, or $5 with student ID (visit online box office)


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Eddie manages a struggling chain restaurant. He wants it to be the kind of place that brings people together, but it doesn’t seem to work out that way—even for his own family. 


As the challenged waiters struggle to meet the demands for never-ending breadsticks, gluten-free pasta and emergency cleanup of all types, Eddie tries to connect with something real. This brand-new, darkly comic play from Samuel D. Hunter, one of America’s most promising emerging writers, brings a distinctive, contemporary voice to our stage.

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