Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Recognizes the Unique Needs of Injured Artists

A dancer warms up with barre exercises and observes her form in the floor to ceiling mirrors. Nearby in the soundproof music room, a musician strums his guitar. These two performers have more in common than just a passion for the arts. They are both benefiting from the specialized care that is available at Good… Continue reading Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Recognizes the Unique Needs of Injured Artists

Bringing Humor to the Arts & Access Expo

The old saying “laughter is the best medicine” has been proven time and time again, with studies showing a good stress-relieving guffaw will not only relax and energize, but it can even boost your immunity and fight heart disease. That’s mainly why Shane Burcaw, president of Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc. and local resident of… Continue reading Bringing Humor to the Arts & Access Expo

Start Access Now: A Community Discussion on Accessibility

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council, in cooperation with the Lehigh Valley Health Network, is pleased to host Ms. Betty Siegel, Esq.,  Director of VSA and Accessibility at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, for START ACCESS NOW, a community discussion on accessibility.  The event will take place on Thursday, November 21, 2013,… Continue reading Start Access Now: A Community Discussion on Accessibility

My Life in Art–Charissa Grandin, An Artist’s Child

Because I was born into a family with an artist for a mother, art was an automatic, integral part of my daily life. Original framed oils and watercolors on every wall throughout my home were among the first sights I took in before I was capable of forming thoughts or words about them. As I… Continue reading My Life in Art–Charissa Grandin, An Artist’s Child

2012 Benefit Art Auction and You’re Invited!

Join us for a great time at the Promenade Shops on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Bid  on wonderful artwork created by 30 Lehigh Valley arts, including fine art originals, prints, watercolors, photographs, and sculpture, valued at $25 to $750. Over 100 pieces will be presented. This is an ABSOLUTE auction, so everything will be sold. Admission is… Continue reading 2012 Benefit Art Auction and You’re Invited!

Art–The Tie That Binds | Just Look at What’s Happening with School Children

by Debora Roberson, LVAC board member There is  art integration synergy at work in Allentown – exposing students to history, graphic design, and art.  Students from Allentown School District's Union Terrace Elementary and Trexler  Middle Schools spent two weeks this summer designing advertising slogans and artwork for Lehigh Valley landmarks. The name of the program… Continue reading Art–The Tie That Binds | Just Look at What’s Happening with School Children

Kristin Baxter: Art Professor, Art Advocate, Studio Artist

by Randall Forte, LVAC executive director Meet Arts Council member, Kristin Baxter, assistant professor of art at Moravian College. For more than five years, she taught art to children in kindergarten through grade eight, and she conducted professional development workshops for teachers in museums, galleries, schools, and community centers. What made you decide to become… Continue reading Kristin Baxter: Art Professor, Art Advocate, Studio Artist