The Baum School of Art, Allentown, awarded full scholarships, half-scholarships and quarter-scholarships to more than 50 students ages five through 17 during the closing reception of the “Children & Teen Student Exhibition” in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.
Baum School executive director Shannon Fugate emceed the March 31 event, where event sponsors Mike and Wendy Stout of Stout Associates, LLC presented certificates to scholarship recipients.
Fashion designer Lara Bly-Allaik was granted a certificate of appropriateness for window signage for her shop at 321 S. New St. at the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission March 18 meeting in the Rotunda. The vote was unanimous on this one agenda item.
Chairman Roger Hudak announced at the March 26 Mayor’s South Side Task Force meeting that final preparations for the Spring Southside Cleanup are underway. The annual event is scheduled for April 13 from 10 a.m. - noon, with breakfast provided at 9:30 a.m. The task force, in partnership with Lehigh University and other organizations, sponsors the event. Volunteers are to meet at Farrington Square, rain or shine.
“Sleeping Beauty,” a solo exhibition by fine art photographer Lydia Panas through April 13, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, focuses on the social contradictions women face.
Each of the 16 color portraits of women, from girls through adults, features a figure laying in a grassy or leafy setting outdoors. With their eyes wide open, the subjects seem to be defiantly staring back at the viewer. A direct gaze from each conveys a sense of interruption and engagement.
“’Sleeping Beauty’ is actually a reversal of the fairy tale,” says Panas.
Southside Arts District Manager Missy Hartney brought members up to speed on how her organization works to aid in the revitalization of the commercial district south of the Lehigh River at the Mayor’s South Side Task Force Feb. 26 meeting.
Chairman Fred Bonsall and Vice Chairman Philip Roeder retained their seats following a brief election of officers before the Historical and Architectural Review Board began reviewing proposals at the Feb. 6 meeting in the Rotunda.
Lehigh University Art Galleries launched their spring 2019 exhibitions with a reception at the Siegel Gallery in Iacocca Hall Jan. 31. According to Director and Professor of Practice Dr. William Crow, works drawn from the university’s permanent collection will be on display through May 24.
In partnership with Art For Justice, The Moravian Church Eastern District, and Moravian Seminary, ArtsQuest presents “Hope in Hard Times: Prisoners’ Art for Social Justice,” March 1 - April 7, Banko Gallery, Banana Factory Arts Center, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.
“As a community-based arts center, one of our primary focuses is to showcase artists and exhibitions that prompt people to stop and think about issues that are impacting our society,” says ArtsQuest Sr. Director of Visual Arts Stacie Brennan.
“You need to be careful if you have an idea, to not give it away,“ said attorney Jack Gross of Gross McGinley, LLP at a one-hour seminar on “Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset” held Oct. 16. The Small Business Development Center sponsored the session at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop campus.
Gross explained what is considered intellectual property (IP) and what steps are necessary in establishing and protecting ownership of it. Trademarks, service marks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents are all considered intellectual property.
After the curtain closed on the final 2018 season matinee performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Zoellner Arts Center Dec. 16, cast, crew and supporters gathered for a special cast party hosted at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. Nearly 250 guests celebrated 50 years of consecutive Lehigh Valley performances of the seasonal ballet scored by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.