Three talented students were recognized Friday at Vassi’s Drive-In for their entries in the second annual Saucon Valley School District Art Show. The students’ artwork was selected from hundreds of pieces that were part of the district-wide art show held May 25.
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Note: This article has been updated to reflect the fact that registration for the comic book event is required. A well-known Marvel comic book artist who lives in the area will appear at the Hellertown Area Library in July for a children’s drawing class and meet-and-greet that’s in keeping with HAL’s 2015 summer reading theme, “Every Hero Has a Story.” Scott Hanna, who lives in Riegelsville, Bucks County, will lead two drawing classes on Wednesday, July 15: one for ages 9-13 from 5 to 6:45 p.m., and one for ages 13-18 from 6:15 to 8 p.m.
Hanna, who has created DC and Marvel comics for nearly 30 years, is the subject of a profile story in the current issue of Lehigh Valley Style magazine. Pre-registration for this event is required. To register, call the library at 610-838-8381 or stop by during regular hours.
An art exhibit featuring the works of 95 local students opened June 1 at the Ronald K. De Long Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley in Center Valley, and the opening was celebrated with a reception held Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Works on display were created in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, metalwork, ceramics, graphic design, film and TV production courses under the instruction of Katina Bozikis, Greta Brubaker, Ron De Long, Christina Galbiati, Liz Keptner, Ann Lalik and Corianne Thompson. The exhibit will remain on display through July 1. Summer gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission charge. Penn State Lehigh Valley is located at 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley. The gallery is located on the third floor of the building.
An art exhibit featuring the works of 95 local students will open June 1 at the Ronald K. De Long Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley in Center Valley. The Student Art Exhibition will feature works by students who studied studio art at the school during 2014 and 2015, according to a news release. Works that will be displayed were created in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, metalwork, ceramics, graphic design, film and TV production courses under the instruction of Katina Bozikis, Greta Brubaker, Ron De Long, Christina Galbiati, Liz Keptner, Ann Lalik and Corianne Thompson. A free gallery reception open to family, friends and members of the public will be held Thursday, June 4 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The exhibit will remain on display through July 1. Summer gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission charge.
A one-day arts festival that will feature works for sale by dozens of artists will be held later this month in Lower Saucon Township. The first-ever Saucon Creek Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine) along the banks of the Saucon Creek at Heller Homestead Park, 1890 Friedensville Road, Bethlehem. According to a flyer, the festival will feature more than 60 juried fine artists and craft artisans, old-time straw broom-making demonstrations by Jeff Heilman from Lebanon, Pa., an indoor art exhibit featuring the art by members of the Bethlehem Palette Club, and arts & crafts for kids, including special hands-on experiential art projects for children with autism. Tours of the historic Heller Homestead, food and live music will also be offered, and satellite parking will be available at Lehigh’s Goodman Campus with “continuous and accessible shuttle service to the festival grounds,” according to a news release. A suggested $3 parking donation will benefit the Saucon Valley Conservancy.