On Feb. 8, 20 minutes before a paint night event was to be held at George Wolf Elementary School in Bath, the school building was without lights.
“Is this a sign?” coordinator Melinda Jacobson, ITS teacher/reading specialist, said to colleague Christine Nemeh, ESL teacher.
As they went about to find the cause of the trouble, the lights came back on just as suddenly as they had mysteriously gone off in the school building.
Jacobson organized the paint night event to bring together students, parents and teachers. A $5 cost went to cover part of the art supplies.
On Nov. 19, more than a dozen adult students gathered at Northampton Area High School’s library to celebrate their last English as a Second Language class with a multicultural Thanksgiving.
The Thanksgiving feast had a carved turkey, corn, mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie provided by the district. Additional items provided by the students included falafel (deep-fried ball doughnut), tabbouleh salad, hummus, rice and beans, pastelillos (small turnovers), cabbage salad mixed with tomatoes, boiled yucca and Vigoron (pork rinds).
On Dec. 1, 2017, more than 45 parents continued their participation in the kindergarten parent workshop on math concepts held at George Wolf Elementary in Bath.
The parent workshop, designed by George Wolf’s kindergarten teachers, is the second of a new series of three parent workshops. The first kindergarten parent workshop was held early in the fall on literacy concepts.
On Oct. 6, parents were invited to a kindergarten parent workshop on literacy concepts at George Wolf Elementary School, Bath. The workshop was designed by George Wolf’s kindergarten teachers and was the first of a new series of workshops. Approximately 50 parents attended the morning event.
Parents walked into their child’s kindergarten classrooms to see teachers modeling literacy methods for parents to use to assist their children at home.
On Oct. 28, with a 48-degree temperature and whipping winds, parents waited with enthusiasm to see their children parade outside George Wolf Elementary School in Bath. But before the students could parade outside the school into the gymnasium to receive awards, they first showed off their costumes to three judges in the school hallway entrance.
This was no ordinary parade. This was the school’s Vocabulary Parade, where students dressed as a specific vocabulary word.
Artist Domenick Naccarato uses pieces of wood, hardware, wire, twine and a few nails in his art work. Then he applies non-traditional finishes of wood stains, house paint, joint compound and roofing tar.
Domenick Naccarato, “Remnants,” continues through Oct. 31, Rotunda Gallery, Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem. The solo exhibit is presented by the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission. The artist’s reception was Oct. 9.
Walk into Civic Theater Gallery 514 and what stands out is artist Khalil Allaik’s impressively large canvas (18 ft. x 48 in.) without a wooden stretcher suspended from the ceiling by a wiring system. “Sedona Vortex” transcends the canvas. Allaik shaped the canvas to give it the illusion of three dimensions.
The exhibition, “The Artwork of Khalil Allaik,” continues through Sept. 30. The gallery is open 30 minutes before film screenings in Civic Theatre514.
“Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” a traveling exhibit organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, through Oct. 2, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, Fifth and Court streets, Allentown, includes 89 contemporary artworks by 71 artists in the Museum’s Trexler Hall, Scheller, Rodale, and Fowler Galleries.
“In The Heights” is “a beautiful score with the fundamental portrait of a neighborhood,” says Dr. James Peck, who’s directing the production July 13-31, Dorothy H. Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Music & Dance, Muhlenberg College, as part of the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre’s 36th season.
“In The Heights” is a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical by composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda and librettist Quiara Alegría Hudes. Lin-Manuel Miranda is the acclaimed actor-creator of “Hamilton,” the smash Broadway musical which was nominated for 16 Tonys and received 11 this year.
Allentown Art Museum commissions
mural by surrealist artist Rigo Peralta
Six days into the new year, the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley made art history with the first-ever commissioned mural in the museum’s vestibule entrance.
The Allentown Art Museum commissioned surrealist artist Rigo Peralta for a three-panel mural, “Transcultural: A Mural,” on view through Jan. 14, 2018.