Regional playwrights were invited to submit original one-act plays to HACC’s Theatre Department for consideration.
A jury of directors, actors, designers and technicians reviewed the submissions and selected two plays to be produced as part of HACC Theatre’s 2019-20 season. Both productions are supported by professional directors and designers.
The following plays were selected:
- “Turing Test” by Dan Morra: Based on the work of computer pioneer Alan Turing, the focus of this experiment will be to determine which of the “people” present are actually artificial intelligence (AI).
- “Closed Loop” by Will Horst: What would you do if you could go back in time and talk with your younger self? The encounter may surprise you.
Admission is open to the public. Tickets are $5 for students, HACC employees, senior citizens, active military and veterans. All other general admission tickets are $10.
To purchase your tickets, please visit hacc.edu/HACCtheatre
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HACC Theatre’s “A Season of Destiny” presents the 2020 “New Works Festival” Feb. 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. Hanover Artists Show their Work at HACC
GETTYSBURG, Pa – Five distinctive artists from the Hanover Area Arts Guild will display their work through March 13, 2020, at the Gettysburg Campus
of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
A reception for the artists will be held Feb. 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the campus art gallery hallway. Both the reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
More information about the artists is below: Jerry Gadd
, an award-winning professional artist for over 50 years, studied art at the Le Millet School of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Gadd’s inspiration for his oils and watercolors comes from the many places he has visited throughout the country. Gadd’s work, which he describes as traditional or representational, has been displayed in galleries in Baltimore, Annapolis and Hanover. His work has been published in several national magazines, including “Southwest Art” and “International Art.” Sandra Gilpin’s
career as a Scherenschnitte (papercutting) artist began in 1980. Her inspiration comes from her German and Swiss heritage, a quotation or details she might see in her travels. She is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and a founding member of the Guild of American Papercutters. Career highlights include creating an ornament for the 1999 White House Christmas Tree; recognition by “Early American Life” as one of the best traditional craftsmen in America; and work in the permanent collection of the Guild of American Papercutters National Museum. Kirby Heltebridle
, a Hanover native, has been a member of the Hanover Area Arts Guild for over 35 years. He is also a member of the Art Association of Harrisburg. Heltebridle has won numerous awards and has sold or donated nearly 500 works of art. He likes to force himself to paint outside of his comfort zone, with no subject or style considered to be off limits. Mary Moores
attended West Virginia University, where she concentrated on functional pottery. Moores has been a teacher, portraitist and owner of a successful functional pottery business. She said, “With the pure pigment of pastels, I reinterpret local, everyday life to reveal the joy of the moment. I see paintings everywhere. As we lead busy lives full of digital distraction, I want to celebrate overlooked beauty.” Felicity Sidwell
attended the Silvermine School of Art in Connecticut. While living in Newtown, she produced award-winning watercolor landscapes and still life paintings. She moved to the Maine coast to explore oil painting and had a number of one-woman exhibits. She is represented by the Richard Boyd Art Gallery on Peaks Island, Portland, and has work displayed in the Foundry in Chambersburg and Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC) gallery in Carlisle. Sidwell is a member of the guild’s plein air group, and the Mountain Valley and the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters. ‘Transitions of Identity’ Exhibit opens Feb. 17, 2020, at HACC’s Lancaster Campus
LANCASTER, Pa. – Artist Kathleen Rothenberger
combines her love of the ocean and interest in mythology to create dreamy, impressionistic representations of aquatic art. Her exhibit, “Traditions of Identity,” includes images that portray the mysteries and spirituality of the raven.
The exhibit runs Feb. 17-March 24, 2020, in the Art Space gallery in the East Building at HACC’s Lancaster Campus
. A reception for the artist ia Feb. 19 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
Rothenberger, of Lancaster, has a BFA in studio art from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She has taught art in private schools, judged competitions and worked with students entering the art world for their careers. She continues to show her work in various juried shows.
“The raven has been my inspiration for a large part of my life,” Rothenberger said. “The Tlingit culture of Alaska has two moieties of Raven and Eagle. This tradition inspired me to create the painting, Raven and Eagle Moieties (the Eagles’ mating ritual) where they are clasped in each other’s talons. A traditional symbol of the triangle forms around their clasped talons emitting a transformative light. This represents a spiritual beckoning that has pulled me to visit Alaska all of my life.”
Currently, her work is primarily acrylic on canvas. Among her other media is oil painting, pastel, pen and ink, photography and commissioned portraits.
Rothenberger’s work is available at her Ravendance Studio in Lancaster County and Seascape Designs in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. She has exhibited a variety of acrylic paintings throughout Southern New Jersey, including the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor. Photo Caption
: “Raven and Eagle Moieties,” acrylic on canvas, is among the work by Kathleen Rothenberger on display Feb. 17-March 24, 2020, in the Art Space gallery in the East Building on HACC’s Lancaster Campus. About HACC
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