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ART + SCIENCE Exhibit Opening Reception

Thursday, September 15, 2016
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Free, tickets at: https://artscienceopening.eventbrite.com

This new exhibit in Penn State Great Valley's Henry Gallery focuses on how artists and scientists are more alike than opposite in how they approach problems with open-minded inquisitiveness.  The exhibit features select works by six regional artists: Ruth Ansel, Sue Benarcik, Gina Bosworth, Gynnie Moody, Mary Targonski, and Valetta.

 

Michael Mann on The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Threatening our Planet, Destroying our Politics, and Driving us Crazy

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at 7 p.m.  The Conference Center, Penn State Great Valley
The event is free. Tickets required at: http://michaelmannatpsgv.eventbrite.com


Renowned climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann will offer a somewhat lighthearted take on a very serious issue -- the threat of human-caused climate change and what to do about it, based on his collaboration with Washington Post editorial cartoonist Tom Toles. 

 

Author Talk: What Makes Olga Run
The Mystery of the 90-Something Track Star and What She Can Teach Us About Living Longer, Happier Lives

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Free, tickets at:
https://olgaruns.eventbrite.com

Olga Kotelko, one of the most decorated masters athletes ever, will be remembered just as much for her contributions to science as for her exploits on the track. Olga lets herself become a human guinea pig to shed light on optimal aging and the limits of human potential. In this talk, author Bruce Grierson reveals the top secrets that this extraordinary project unearthed on aging well.


 

Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Free, tickets at: https://blackpearlgreatvalley.eventbrite.com

Every wonder what a conductor really does? Black Pearl Orchestra provides audience members with hands on experience with classical music and the power and excitement of making music just like the conductor!
Based in Philadelphia, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra was formed in 2007 as a model for the 21st-century American orchestra. Founded by award-winning Artistic Director Jeri Lynne Johnson, Black Pearl’s mission is to take the audience beyond spectatorship to participation in the musical experience by combining artistic excellence with cultural diversity and innovative community engagement. 

 

White Christmas SingAlong

Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m.
Free. Tickets at https://whitechristmassing.eventbrite.com

Ring in December with this heartwarming holiday event, a screening of the beloved 1954 film with lyrics embedded right on screen. Wear your tackiest Holiday sweater for a chance at costume contest door prizes!