See the Music, Hear the Art!

In October, SATORI played a classical music concert for an audience who couldn’t hear it – and it was wonderful. SATORI is participating in the Arts & Access initiative of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, seen through the lens of the arts.… Continue reading See the Music, Hear the Art!

All Art; All In

Last week I visited the Allentown Art Museum for two separate programs and was struck by a new energy of engagement and equally impressed with the new personnel. In the first instance, Julia Marsh, the new Curator of Community Engagement, had reached out and invited me to serve as a juror for the Pennsylvania Poetry… Continue reading All Art; All In

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

The Arts Mean Business!

Lehigh Valley is home to 1,405 arts businesses that employ 7,714 people, according to a new analysis of Dun & Bradstreet data by Americans for the Arts.  Arts Industry Comprises 3.8% of All Businesses and 2.3% Percent of the Employment in the Lehigh Valley region  A new research study published by Americans for the Arts… Continue reading The Arts Mean Business!

Planning Underway for 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council and the Lehigh Valley Partnership for a Disability Friendly Community are teaming up to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act through the lens of the arts.They are developing training opportunities for community volunteers and arts administrators, and offering support to designated cultural and arts programs that… Continue reading Planning Underway for 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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

Forging a Strong Future: Reflect, Refine, Reignite

The Lehigh Valley will host the 2013 Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) Conference, “Forging a Strong Future: Reflect, Refine, Reignite,” on October 18-20, 2013 at the Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center, 300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem. Colleagues from around the state will join together in a spirit of camaraderie for a weekend… Continue reading Forging a Strong Future: Reflect, Refine, Reignite