“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.
Four Lehigh Valley artists bring “Simply Still” Jan. 10 through Feb. 7 to the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries in The Baum School of Art. Allentown.
Still-life subjects are skillfully rendered in three mediums by Sandra Corpora and Lauren Kindle, each working in oils, Elena Shackleton, showing watercolors, and Jacqueline Meyerson, displaying pastels. An artists’ reception is 6 - 8 p.m. Jan. 17.
Penn State’s 2018-19 Laureate Dr. John Champagne spoke on “Art and Politics: The Case of Corrado Cagli” at the Lehigh Valley campus Oct. 25. The English professor and chair of the Global Languages and Cultures program at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, offered his historical perspective on Cagli, an Italian artist who launched his career during the rise of Benito Mussolini’s fascist regime in 1927.
There are 46 pieces by 32 members of the Bethlehem Palette Club in the 2018 Juried Exhibit, with a closing reception 1:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Bethlehem.
“We have three exhibitions a year,” said President Diane Hutchinson, “Two are juried. One we call our ‘All Member Show,’ which means anybody can put in a piece and it is not juried for entry.” She added, “It is still juried for prizes.”
Andrew J. Bisson, owner of Bisson Creative at 78 W. Market St. was granted a certificate of appropriateness for proposed window signage during the Historical and Architectural Review Board’s Nov. 7 meeting in the Rotunda. The vote for the proposal was unanimous.
The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley (PCFLV) raised around $150,000 at the nonprofit’s Hearts of Gold Gala Nov. 10. Guests decked out in tuxedos and evening gowns enjoyed cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a live auction of children’s artwork conducted by auctioneer Jason Douglas Houser. The stylish fundraiser was held at the Centennial Catering and Conference Center in Center Valley.
Guest speakers included actor-director Daniel Roebuck and teenage cancer warrior Jared Dowling. B104’s Mike and Steph emceed the celebration. DJ Keith provided dance music.
ArtsQuest returned to the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission Dec. 17 with reworked plans for their major transformation of the Banana Factory complex.
Incorporating input from board advice and public comments gathered at the September hearing, ArtsQuest CEO Kassie Hilgert and MKSD architect Todd Chambers presented a revised plan that preserves a historic building previously slated for demolition. Although the proposal was tabled, they were told that the $16-18 million project was heading in the right direction.
“Bear and Buddy’s Wild and Crazy Adventures,” the sequel to Bud Cole’s “The Mystery of Little Bear” is now available for fans of the late nature writer’s books.
Cole, a retired Northampton Area School District elementary school teacher, found a new outlet for his love of science and the outdoors through writing.
Lehigh University alumnus Dallas Basha successfully petitioned the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission Nov. 19 for a certificate of appropriateness to renovate the exterior of the historic Grace Mansion at 114 W. Fourth St. Basha’s proposal states, “He seeks to restore it to the Bethlehem landmark that it is,” for his recently purchased property.