Written by Area Young Playwrights
Directed by the Touchstone Ensemble and Special Guests
“The most magical night of theatre in the Lehigh Valley” is back for its milestone tenth year! Touchstone’s annual Young Playwrights’ Festival features exceptional, original plays written by area students during the theatre’s award-winning Young Playwrights’ Lab. The Touchstone Ensemble and a slew of professional and community guest artists bring the plays to life onstage at Zoellner Arts Center’s Baker Hall. This inspiring evening will melt your heart, tickle your funny bone, and ignite your imagination.
A Touchstone Theatre Gala & Auction Fundraiser will directly follow the Festival in the Lehigh University Art Gallery; proceeds benefit Touchstone’s arts-in-education programs. Also, join us before the Festival in the Butz Lobby for our 10th Annual Celebration, where guests will enjoy a cash bar, hors d’Oeuvres, and a chance to reflect on the past ten years.
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Festival Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University
Address: 420 E Packer Ave, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Festival Tickets: $10
10th Anniversary Celebration
6:00pm in the Butz Lobby
Touchstone Theatre Gala
9:00pm – 10:30pm in the Lehigh University Art Gallery
Tickets: $75 (includes tickets to Anniversary Celebration and Festival)
On May 16, 2015, Forks Area Art Society will hold its second annual Art in the Park, “Amp up the Art!” event. This outdoor event will be at Forks Township Community Center Amphitheater. Local artists and crafters will sell and display their work under tents, with food vendors, and music by Inch and The Echoes. A chainsaw-carving demo will be done by Allan O’Keefe. Also featured are Kids Corner and activities for children to have fun.
For a $3.00 donation the public may join in painting a 12 passenger Bus, which is being provided by Easton Coach. A small amount of paint will be supplied in a disposal cup, along with a disposal brush. This bus will then be driven for a year to raise appreciation for art and highlight the society.
Building on lasts years’ inaugural event, Art in the Park is designed to promote awareness of Forks Area Art Society and foster relationship with the community. The society recently celebrated the fifth-year of its founding. FAAS has been growing ever since. From its inception, the group’s motto has been to have fun with art. Members utilize conventional mediums such as oils, watercolors, and acrylics, as well as mediums like colored pencils, wood turning, poetry, writing, stained glass, wax art, and jewelry making.
Original Art and handmade crafts will be available for sale. A selection of artists will be demonstrating their mediums, including a very popular wood turning demo. Enjoy a spring day of art, with food and music to add to the fun.
Forks Area Art Society’s
Art in the Park, “Amp Up The Art!” 2015
Featuring local artists, crafters, Kids Corner, and food.
Music by Inch and the Echoes, 1 – 4 pm.
Chainsaw carving demo by Allan O’Keefe, 12 – 1 pm.
Saturday May 16, 2015
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rain date: May 17)
This biennial exhibition will feature four local artists, some of which are educators at local universities. All of these artists focus on contemporary themes, but specialize in different mediums.
You are cordially invited to relive the glamour of the Lehigh Valley’s past at the Sigal Museum’s exhibit, Eras of Elegance, 1750-1920’s. An exquisite exhibit featuring over 35 gowns and additional accessories from the permanent collection of the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society spanning from the colonial era to the Roaring 20’s. This exhibit is included in museum admission: Adult: $7, age 3 – 12: $5. This exhibit will run until Fall 2015.
The Red Show features a wide variety of two- and three- dimensional works created by the visual artists who have their studios on the third floor of the Banana Factory. Artists included in the show are painter, mural artist and printmaker Trisha Mae Samuel; stained glass artist Octavio Pena; painters Erin Anderson, Andrew Kish III and David Sommers; photographer Bruce J. Ward; mixed media artist Valerie Breaux Haaf; and jewelry maker Kevin Herbst Haaf. Also taking part in the exhibit are mosaic artist Kim Hogan, sculptors Virginia Abbott and Khalil Allaik; and painter and fashion designer Lara Bly Allaik.
The opening reception for the Red Show is March 20, 6-9 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, includes light refreshments, food and opportunities to meet the artists. For more information, call 610-332-1300 or visit www.bananafactory.org.