First Thursday State College kicks off February 3rd!


Contact: Kathleen O’Toole

Volunteer Coordinator, Downtown State College Improvement District

(814) 238-1126, [email protected]




State College (January 31, 2011) — First Thursday State College kicks off February with a performance by Stacy Glen Tibbets at 7 p.m. at Schlow Library. 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 the Municipal Building), and the McAllister parking deck. All events are open to the public and admission to First Thursday events is free. In addition to the performance at Schlow, events for February 3rd include:


Christian Science Reading Room and Bookstore:

5:30–7:30 p.m. "Spiritual Solutions to Problems—Explore the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" to find spiritual solutions to life's challenges. Readings feature others who have had healings of allergies, cancer, migraines, lack of housing or money, etc, giving them freedom in life. —218 South Allen Street.


HUB-Robeson Galleries:


8 a.m. – 8 p.m.: “Traveling Mercies: Roads to Activism: Photography by Aldo Magazzeni ’72.” This exhibition unites the two most popular artistic forms of African American culture—jazz and quilts.


8 a.m.–8 p.m.: "Uncommon Bond" – Artists Donna Curanzy-Seltzer, Mary B. Hochendoner, Beverlee Lehr, Mary Lundeen and Jo Margolis share a similar energy and commitment while employing different mediums and styles.—HUB Gallery.


Palmer Museum

7 p.m.: Lecture – Phoebe Hoban, journalist.  Phoebe Hoban is a New York-based journalist who covers culture for a variety of publications. She is the author of Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art and the biography Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty, published by St. Martin’s Press in 2010.



Penn State University Libraries
8 a.m.–10 p.m.:
"African American Music in the Charles L. Blockson Collection of African-Americana and the African Diaspora," an exhibit including outstanding design on album covers—the main exhibit hall, first floor Pattee Library, and The Diversity Studies Room, 109 Pattee Library, Curtin Road.

8 a.m.–5 p.m.:
“Selections from the Allison-Shelley Collection of German Literature in Translation,” featuring "Struwwelpeter," the popular 19th-century children’s tale by Heinrich Hoffmann, and other children’s literature and fairy tales, toys and games made for export, early appearances of the Christmas tree, and documentation of the lives and traditions of Pennsylvania German culture. —The Special Collections Library, 104 Paterno Library, Curtin Road.


Schlow Centre Region Library

7-8 p.m.: “An Evening with Stacy Glen Tibbets.” The singer/songwriter performs selections from his recordings and musical scores - 211 South Allen Street.


West Halls Cultural Lounge

8 a.m. – 8 p.m.: “Forgotten.” Abby Drey - This exhibit by photographer Abby Drey explores how Mother Nature, and her elements work to decay and consume those things that have been left to their lonesome.


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