Arts Alive 2017

An annual three-event series

Each year, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council showcases the creative process of a working artist in the region by visiting them behind-the-scenes. These intimate events are for members and their friends who are eager to engage their mind and spirit!

The 2017 series will explore the “intimacy of space” as imagined by a landscape architect, captured in a musical salon, and depicted in the wearable art of a metalsmith. The admission fee for each event is $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers. There is special pricing of $60 for members only who purchase a three-event series ticket. Expand your appreciation for the arts by attending one (or all three) of our Arts Alive offerings!

Enjoy all three 2017 Arts Alive events for the price of $60 (savings of $15)!
Available only for Lehigh Valley Arts Council members.
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How Does Your Garden Show?

Saturday, April 29, 2017
11 am – 12:30 pm
Garden Design, Inc.

The series kicks off with the  How Does Your Garden Show? event on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Garden Design, Inc., with award-winning landscape architect Frederick Learey. Whether you like to entertain outdoors or seek sanctuary in nature or provide a playground for your family, you can make your landscape a reflection of your personality. Mr. Learey’s extensive experience from designing formal estate gardens to outdoor living projects including full outdoor kitchens and roof-covered spaces with outdoor heaters, sound and video, will captivate and inspire you.

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Music of Friends

Saturday, June 17, 2017
11 am – 12:30 pm
Home of Janet & Malcolm Gross

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, experience the Music of Friends as SATORI introduces classical music selections in the ideal setting for chamber music. This quartet of flute, violin, cello, and classical guitar will showcase selections from a variety of musical periods and introduce new instruments.

Janet and Malcolm Gross welcome guests into their lovely home to enjoy the intimacy of SATORI’s music. By removing the stage in a salon-like atmosphere, guests will engage in a unique experience between artist and audience. The performance will be followed by a light luncheon.

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Wearable Sculpture

Sunday, October 15, 2017
11 am – 12:30 pm
Studio of Loretta Tryon

The final offering, Wearable Sculpture, is a visit to the Coopersburg studio of painter and metalsmith Loretta Tryon on Sunday, October 15, 2017.  Tryon finds inspiration for her jewelry from the images in her abstract paintings, creating and embellishing three-dimensional shapes with patinas and engraving. Her process visually combines motion and gesture in metal. The studio tour will highlight the evolution of her thirty year career as an artist.

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