Archive For: Festival News

Annual Meeting Brings New Directors


New board members Renata Engel, Jean Galliano, and Steve Sampsell

The Festival’s annual meeting takes place in October and it’s an occasion for both joy and sadness. There’s joy as we note our accomplishments for the year and welcome new board members. There’s sadness too, as we say goodbye to those board members whose terms are ending.… Read the rest


Everyone Knows It’s Windy

Mona Lisa Plugs Centre GivesEveryone knows it’s windy.

Go ahead, start humming the tune now. You’ll be doing it soon enough, you might as well get a head start.

In the spring of 2015, the staff at the Centre Foundation encouraged participants in Centre Gives, its online giving event, to create simple videos to publicize their efforts.… Read the rest


Online Giving Through Centre Gives

CentreGives_with_project_of_CF_lockup_2c_HEXIf you are connected to Centre County in some way, it is hard to miss the lead up to the online giving event Centre Gives each spring. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find postcards, emails, news stories, signs, and social media posts to tempt you to give.  So what’s all the buzz about?… Read the rest


C-NET Television Interviews Rick Bryant about the 2015 Festival

Rick Bryant C-NET interviewC-NET Television is Centre County’s government and education access television network. It’s available throughout Centre County on the Comcast and Windstream cable systems. (If you rely on rabbit ears, well, you’re out of luck.) The network’s programming features public meetings and concerts in addition to coverage of some high school sports and local festivals.… Read the rest


2015 Arts Festival Poster Released

Arts Festival posterThe Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has released its 2015 collectible Arts Festival poster.

The 24” by 36” inch poster features the festival’s jester floating Mary Poppins style against a blue sky. As he travels over a landscape of Central Pennsylvania mountains, the jester leaves a contrail of musical notes in his wake.… Read the rest


Jennifer Shuey Joins Arts Festival Staff

Jennifer ShueyWe’re delighted to welcome a new Director of Development to the Festival staff, Jennifer Shuey. Jennifer succeeds Diane Bloom who has retired (again) to devote more time to her family and managing her fantasy football team. In addition to serving as Director of Development, Diane was our unofficial staff photographer, so if you see us start to post lots of shots that are kind of out of focus and look as if there’s an end of a finger covering part of the lens, well, it’s not because we’ve suddenly gone all artistic on you.… Read the rest


Centre Gives: Thanks for Your Help!

I say over and over again that the hardest part of managing the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts isn’t choosing the artists in the Sidewalk Sale, or the fifty-odd musical acts we book, or even finding the kazillion volunteers who donate their time and energy over five days in July to make the event a success.… Read the rest


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