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Cheyney University of Pennsylvania - Arts & Lectures

Wendell George Brown Tracing Stitches II Workshop

Cheyney, PA
Fibert artist Wendell George Brown returns to Cheyey University for a quilting workshop on Saturday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m.-noon.  This workshop is for beginning and experienced quilters. The location is room 211 in Marcu... read more
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Past Events

Jazz at the Marian featuring Stephanie Jordan

Jazz at the Marian featuring Stephanie Jordan

Cheyney, PA
Stephanie Jordan is described as a premiere jazz artist.  One reviewer wrote, "ever so often a new voice stands up and proclaims itself, but few do so with such supreme depth and understated soul."  The fifth performer to emerge from a family of New Orleans bred musicians, Jordan had the privileg...
Thursday, April 3 2014 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS

KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS

Cheyney, PA
KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS (KYL/D) is one of the country's foremost contemporary Asian-American dance companies.  Described as "deeply spiritual, remarkable" (Dance Magazine), the company celebrates the ability of dance to integrate body, mind, and spirit, inviting viewers to engage in their own journe...
Thursday, March 27 2014 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Leslie McGurdy in "The Spirit of Harriet Tubman"

Leslie McGurdy in "The Spirit of Harriet Tubman"

Cheyney, PA
Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman not only ran away alone to escape slavery, but returned to the South nineteen times to lead over three hundred other slaves to freedom in the northen United States and Canada.  Unable to rest as long as there are those who need guidance, "The Spirit o...
Wednesday, February 19 2014 1:30 PM 9:00 PM

Layon Gray's Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Layon Gray's Black Angels Over Tuskegee

Cheyney, PA
Black Angels Over Tuskegee is a play told in narrative of six men embarking on a journey to become pilots in the United States Army Air Forces.  The play explores their collecitve struggle with Jim Crow Challenging their intellect, patriotism, brotherhood, and dreams of an inclusive and fair soci...
Monday, November 18 2013 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

The Contradictions of Fair Hope: Film Screening and Director's Talk

The Contradictions of Fair Hope: Film Screening and Director's Talk

Cheyney, PA
Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, The Contradictions of Fair Hope, directed by S. Epatha Merkerson who played Lt. Anita Van Buren in Law and Order for over 15 years and attorney Rockell Metcalf, turns the camera on the Fair Hope Benevolent Society, an organization that originally helped former slaves ...
Saturday, October 26 2013 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet

Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet

Cheyney, PA
The Sphinx Virtuosi is a conductor-less ensemble of soloists comprising top alumni of the national Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players.  This unique group earned rave revies from The New York Times during its highly acclaimed Carnegie debut in December 2004.  The Catalyst...
Sunday, October 6 2013 3:30 PM 5:00 PM

Tim Wise, Speaker

Tim Wise, Speaker

Cheyney, PA
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States.  Named one of "25 Visionaies Who are Changing Your World," by Utne Reader, Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on over 800 college and high school campuses, and to community groups across the nation.  He ha...
Monday, September 30 2013 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Kùlú Mèlé African American Dance & Drum Ensemble in Mali Sadjo: The Legend of the Hippopotamus

Kùlú Mèlé African American Dance & Drum Ensemble in Mali Sadjo: The Legend of the Hippopotamus

Cheyney, PA
Kùlú Mèlé presents and preserves African dance traditions rooted in the cultures of the African Diaspora.  Its repertoire draws upon the music and movement forms of Guinea, Ghana, Brazil, Haiti, the Senegambia region, and African-American vernacular traditions.  Mali Sadjo is a tale of love and r...
Thursday, April 25 2013 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Dr. Terry Rodenberg, Guest Speaker: The Negro Leagues and the Desegregation of Baseball . . .The Rest of the Story

Dr. Terry Rodenberg, Guest Speaker: The Negro Leagues and the Desegregation of Baseball . . .The Rest of the Story

CHEYNEY, PA
This presentation will highlight the impact of desegregation on the Negro League and its influence on baseball today.  Before his retirement, Dr. Rodenberg held positions as the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of International Affairs at East Carolina University and as Professor of Sociolo...
Wednesday, April 3 2013 1:30 PM 2:30 PM

Wendell George Brown Exhibit Tracing Stitches: Exploring a National Treasure

Wendell George Brown Exhibit Tracing Stitches: Exploring a National Treasure

Cheyney, PA
This exhibit highlights Cheyney University in a historical context with ideas focusing on survival and triumph in the midst of racism and allienation.  Wendell George Brown received his B.F.A., in Fibers / Crafts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and his M.F.A., in...
Thu, Feb 7 2013 4:00 PM Sat, Mar 30 2013 12:00 PM
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