Mar ’14Mar

March 25, 2014 - March 8, 2015
Plymouth State University, Museum of the White Mountains

In its newest exhibition, Plymouth State University’s Museum of the White Mountains explores connections between geological history and recreation in the White Mountains. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Garlick, a New Hampshire-based writer and science educator.

The exhibition features ultra-high resolution panoramic photographs (Gigapans) of Cannon Cliff, the Franconia Ridge and the east side of Mt. Washington. These panoramas span nearly entire walls of the gallery and are featured in a touch-screen digital exhibit.

The exhibition includes topics like the connection of a geologic event such as a landslide and how that event precipitates activities such as backcountry skiing and ice climbing. It also explains the impact of the Ice Age on the region, and the science behind the formation and eventual destruction of the Old Man of the Mountain.

The museum, located at 34 Highland Street in Plymouth, is open for regular hours Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours. Contact Libby Griffiths at (603) 535-3210 or to discuss and schedule group visits.


Monday, Feb. 2 - Thursday, Mar. 5
Karl Drerup Art Gallery

Reception: Tuesday, February 3, 4-6 p.m.

The veneration of trees is an ancient and ongoing human endeavor. Throughout history, the sacred tree has personified our understanding of life, death, knowledge, and liberty.

Emile Birch is a leading New Hampshire teaching artist and professional sculptor whose public artworks have been commissioned by many businesses and communities throughout the state. The sculptures in this body of work explore the spiritual nature of living trees and their transformation when cut and felled. This colorful and kinetic exhibit is filled with ancient and new symbolism integrated into mesmerizing designs.

For more information about exhibits and events, visit


Sunday, Mar. 1 - Friday, Apr. 10
Silver Center for the Arts

Presented in collaboration with the New Hampshire Art Educators’ Association, a professional organization for art educators from every level of instruction and those interested in the future of art education. For over 25 years, NHAEA has provided an exemplary networking opportunity and collegial support for art educators throughout New Hampshire. For this exhibit, art teachers from more than 30 schools have selected works from their students, creating a visual presentation that not only displays the imagination and skill of the students, but also the guidance and creativity of the teachers. A wonderful exhibit for potential art teachers to experience! Professional development workshops for art educators and artists are available for this exhibit.

The lobby/atrium space in Silver Center for the Arts presents a wonderful opportunity to exhibit collaborations with local, regional, state-based organizations, artists groups,and more. Physical address: 114 Main Street, Plymouth, NH Phone: 603-535-ARTS (2787) Hours: Mon – Thurs 8am-10pm Friday 8am – 5pm Sat & Sun Noon-6pm

3:00 pm

Sunday, Mar. 1, 3 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Event Cancelled

Dr. Mark Stickney will perform both modern works originally written for tuba, and a few transcriptions of works that should have been written for tuba!  He will be accompanied by Constance Chesebrough.  The program will include works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Niccolo Paganini, Domenico Gabrieli, Gordon Jacob, Alexej Lebedev, and P.D.Q. Bach.

7:30 pm

Monday, Mar. 2, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Hyde Hall 220

Aimez-vous le cinéma? Join us every Monday at 7:30 PM for a French film screening in Hyde Hall 220! This week we will be screening Une hirondelle a fait le printemps. This film is about Sandrine, a woman in her thirties gets tired of life in Paris and decides to leave her work in computers and become a farmer. She takes the required practice for two years, and after that she buys an isolated farm from Adrien, an old farmer who decides it's time to retire. However, Adrien wants to stay a few more months before moving away from the farm, and the rough winter finds them together...This event is sponsored by the Department of Languages and Linguistics.

4:00 pm

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 4-6 p.m.
HUB Fireplace Lounge

Enactus at PSU will be holding a recruitment night to showcase Enactus as a global organization and give you the opportunity to get involved.


Thursday, Mar. 5, 8 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 6, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 7, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 8, 2 p.m.

Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

It’s hilarious comedy, great music, and clever lyrics creating laughter galore tonight, as the classic musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes the Hanaway stage. Wrapped in a traditional love story, the brilliantly comedic musical offers complications created by all too helpful parents, a braggart solider, and savvy servants. Featuring Broadway standards such as “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid,” “Comedy Tonight,” and “I’m Calm,” A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is guaranteed to exorcise your winter doldrums and put a buoyant spring in your step. Written by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, this is a musical comedy that will have you laughing from its high-energy start through to its gloriously happy ending.

Buy tickets online or call the Silver Center box office at 603-535-2787.

Ticket Prices: Adult $21, Senior & Youth $18

11:00 am

Saturday, Mar. 7
11am Lecture/performance
3:15pm Concert

Smith Recital Hall


At 11am, the public is invited to hear Dr. Carleen Graff present a lecture/performance featuring the piano works of a contemporary composer and at 3:15pm, the winners of the 15th annual Contemporary Piano Festival and PSU piano students will play a final concert of the day.

12:00 pm

Monday, Mar. 9, 12-1 p.m.
Union Grille at the HUB

Kon'nichiwa! Genki desuka?

Come to the Japanese Table! Join us for lunch on Monday March 9th from 12-1 pm at the Union Grille in the HUB to explore the Japanese culture and language.

Questions? Contact Sachiko Ikeda at

Sponsored by the Department of Languages and Linguistics.

7:00 pm

Monday, Mar. 9, 7 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts

Convention, Culture, and Corruption: Democracy in Africa 

The past speaks to the present, in an ongoing conversation on democracy as a political system, a model, and an adaptation. Africans do not define democracy as distinct from, nor outside of, the definition of development. That linkage creates yet another problematic question: can leadership and institutions that do not deliver development be treated as democratic? The lecture will argue that the Western-liberal definition of democracy is limited in its application, and that reading Africa through Western literature is not always useful. Democracy in Africa contains dosages of militarism, authoritarianism, and prebendalism, while being constrained by the pressures of globalism.

Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of the Historical Society of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters, and the author of The Power of African Cultures, Nationalism and African Intellectuals.

All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and may be picked up at the Silver Center Box Office. Reservations are recommended: call (603) 535-ARTS. A reception with light refreshments follows each lecture.

For more information on the series, visit the Sidore Lecture Series website.