Arts Council Events

    Feb 21
    An Artist Rediscovered - Arts Alive Series
    Category
    Special Events
    Time
    10:30am – 12:00pm
    Location
    Home of Christine Oaklander
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Arts Council

    The series launches with An Artist Rediscovered on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Art historian and curator Dr. Christine Oaklander will lead visitors on an excursion into the life and art of 19th century artist, Henry Grant Plumb. An international artist, Plumb was born in 1847 in the central New York town of Sherburne and maintained a studio in New York City until his death.

    In the spring of 2014, Dr. Oaklander discovered a treasure trove of Plumb’s works on paper, forty oil paintings, letters, photo albums, awards, and personal belongings—stashed under a dealer’s table at the Great Eastern Paper Show in Allentown. Her discovery has prompted a personal quest to revive Plumb’s reputation, which includes arranging scholarly exhibitions and writing a catalog.

    Read news articles about Dr. Christine Oaklander’s discovery:

    Tickets: $15 for Members of the Arts Council; $25 for Nonmembers

    To purchase the Three-Event Arts Alive Series Package and receive a $10 discount, click here!

    *Please contact the Lehigh Valley Arts Council for the address of the event: 610-437-5915

    Mar 12
    Young at Art Expo
    Category
    Kids / Teens
    Category
    Special Events
    Time
    9:00am – 2:30pm
    Location
    Penn State Lehigh Valley
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Arts Council

    On Saturday, March 12, 2016, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council will present Young at Art, an expo of arts camps and schools, to assist parents with selecting the appropriate summer class for their child. This inaugural event will be held at Penn State Lehigh Valley, from 9:00am to 2:30pm, and feature thirty exhibitors who offer lessons in the performing, literary, media and visual arts. Free admission to the expo is provided to the public.

    Families with children (ages four to eighteen years old) will enjoy meeting the various exhibitors and learning about the artistic opportunities for their aspiring creatives. The day’s festivities will showcase an arts demonstration, performance or activity every 25-minutes so children will have a chance “to try on what kind of artist” they want to be this summer.

    Are you an organization that offers camps or classes? Register for the event as soon as possible – it’s first come, first serve!

    Apr 10
    Portraiture: The Artist Within - Arts Alive Series
    Category
    Special Events
    Time
    10:30pm – 12:00pm
    Location
    Studio of Dana Van Horn
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Arts Council

    This event invites guests into the Allentown studio of figurative painter Dana Van Horn. He will speak about the fascinating challenge to capture the reality and personality of his subjects. Dana received an M.F.A. from Yale University and is on the faculty of the Baum School of Art and Moravian College. His work is featured in various museums and private collections.

    Tickets: $15 for Members of the Arts Council; $25 for Nonmembers

    To purchase the Three-Event Arts Alive Series Package and receive a $10 discount, click here!

    *Please contact the Lehigh Valley Arts Council for the address of the event: 610-437-5915

    May 21
    An Introduction to 3-D Printing - Professional Development
    Category
    Workshops / Classes
    Time
    9:30am – 12:30pm
    Location
    Wilbur Powerhouse Prototyping Lab
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Arts Council
    Phone
    610-437-5915

    Presenter: Brian Slocum, Managing Director, Design Labs, Lehigh University

    A workshop for artists and designers to experience the newest craze in technology. Attendees will learn how to design and print their own creations.
    Location: Lehigh University, Wilbur Powerhouse Prototyping Lab, Bethlehem

    Limited class size. Reservations required. Members of the Arts Council: $75 / Nonmember: $100

    Jun 25
    The Personality of a Collection - Arts Alive Series
    Category
    Special Events
    Time
    10:30am – 12:00pm
    Location
    Home of Bruce and Pamela Loch
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Arts Council

    This event features art enthusiasts Bruce and Pamela Loch, leading a private tour of their fine art collection and sharing stories about a few favorites. The collection spans a 20-year history of accumulating more than 80 two- and three-dimensional works from around the country. In 2013, the Lochs built a new one-story modern Bauhaus style home in Lower Macungie Township designed by well known architect Larry Berman, which showcases their extensive collection of oil paintings, watercolors, prints, bronze and glass sculptures.

    Tickets: $15 for Members of the Arts Council; $25 for Nonmembers

    To purchase the Three-Event Arts Alive Series Package and receive a $10 discount, click here!

    *Please contact the Lehigh Valley Arts Council for the address of the event: 610-437-5915

    Jul 12
    Call for Artists: Are You Ready to Answer? - Professional Development
    Category
    Workshops / Classes
    Time
    5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Location
    Butz Corporate Center
    Presented by Lehigh Valley Arts Council
    Phone
    610-437-5915

    Presenters: Daniel Kainz, Sculptor; Nicole J. O’Hara, Esquire, Gross McGinley, LLP

    Competition in the arts for commissions, exhibitions, and sales requires that an artist be ready in advance to submit a professional application. This seminar will explore the various components of a successful submission, including the right marketing materials and contractual requirements.

    Location: Butz Corporate Center, Second Floor Conference Room, Ninth & Hamilton Streets, Allentown.

    $25 for Arts Council members; $45 for nonmembers. Refreshments provided. Registration required.