March Events at Gannon University

Posted: February 19, 2013

Gannon University announces several arts and cultural events during the month of March. Continue reading for more information on each.

Gannon University’s Schuster Gallery will host its current exhibit, “Art & Wellness: Center City Arts,” through April 1. The exhibit will feature the works of Center City Arts, a program of Stairways Behavioral Health. The program provides a unique and pressure-free arts experience for those who have recovered or are recovering from a mental illness – and for those who assist them in their journey. Schuster Gallery is located on third floor of Gannon’s Nash Library, 619 Sassafras St., and is open during regular library hours. For more information, call 814-871-5467.

Gannon University’s Erie Chamber Orchestra will host its next performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 at Gannon’s Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel, 520 Peach St. Two violists from the orchestra, Jennifer Jansen and Brian Walnicki, will be the featured soloists. The performance will include works by J.S. Bach, Brahms, and Dvorak. Chris Kim, Cornell University orchestra director, will serve as guest conductor. Performances of Gannon University’s Erie Chamber Orchestra are always free and open to the public. For more information, call 814-871-7755.

Gannon University will host its annual Alex Clemente Fundraiser with a performance of “The Glass Menagerie” on Friday, March 15 at Gannon’s Schuster Theatre, 620 Sassafras St. A pre-show reception will begin at 7:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds will benefit the Alex Clemente Fund for the Performing and Related Arts at Gannon. Direction by Almitra Clerkin, executive director of the Erie Playhouse. The performance will feature Paula Barrett, instructor, Gannon communications arts program, and Gannon alumni Zach Flock, Alaina Manchester, and Christopher Spare. “The Glass Menagerie,” by Tennessee Williams, is a drama of great tenderness, warmth, and beauty. It is one of the more famous plays of the modern theatre and was the last play Alex Clemente directed for Gannon University. For more information on the Alex Clemente Fundraiser, call 814-871-7261, or call the Schuster Theatre box office at 814-871-7494.