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.
The East Penn Board of School Directors accepted the resignation of board member Seth Flanders at the April 8 meeting. The Emmaus resident and his family will relocate to Milwaukee, Wis., where he has a new job. Flanders had been appointed June 11, 2018 to fill the seat vacated by Chris Donatelli.
The East Penn Board of School Directors took time from the March 25 meeting to honor an Emmaus High School diving champion.
2019 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc. Class 3A Championship diver Brendan McCourt was recognized and applauded for scoring gold with 542.75 points at the recent PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships held at Bucknell University. McCourt, an Emmaus junior, was accompanied by his proud parents.
“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.
The East Penn Board of School Directors had a date to revisit the 2019-2020 district calendar at the March 11 regular meeting.
They approved the 2019-2020 East Penn School District student/teacher calendar by a vote of 6-2 after Assistant Superintendent Doug Povilaitis presented a revised draft.
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.
Elementary STEM C & I Supervisor Michele James provided an opportunity for the East Penn Board of School Directors to review the district’s efforts to upgrade how elementary school report cards are processed at the Feb. 25 regular meeting. A committee of teachers, administrators and parents have been working for the past 18 months on a comprehensive reporting system for student progress.
An answer to a Request for Proposal for pupil transportation was test-driven through the East Penn School Board meeting Feb. 11. East Penn business administrator Robert Saul introduced Dr. Wayne McCullough as the consultant the administration had asked to evaluate the district’s transportation needs.
McCullough, the PA Association of School Business Officials’ director of leadership and development, presented his findings and recommendation to the board. He mentioned that out of six contractors who attended a pre-bid meeting, two submitted proposals.
The evening before Groundhog Day, the guest of honor at the 83rd Versommling of Grundsau Lodsch Nummer Ains an da Lechaw was none other than King Grundsau himself.
This year, as in every year previous, festivities were conducted in the uniquely Pennsylvania Deutsch dialect as soon as the Pennsylvania Dutch celebrants swore an oath to refrain from speaking English for the rest of the evening.
Sunny skies and ‘balmy’ 30 degree weather greeted art enthusiasts at the 13th annual SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival Feb. 2 in downtown Emmaus. After the recent bout of snow and bitter subzero temperatures, folks were able to enjoy a day of activities centered around Emmaus Triangle Park without worrying about frostbite.