Saturday, September 10, 2011
Penn State Lehigh Valley is currently hosting a commemorative gallery show that's open to the public.
Penn State Lehigh Valley in Upper Saucon Township opened its special gallery exhibition "Reaction and Healing: The Tenth Anniversary of 9-11" with a free public reception on Sept. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Two of the artists whose work is on display--Denise Bankuti of Burbank, Calif., and Kathy Levine of Brooklyn, N.Y.--were in the area to attend the reception. “These are professional artists with international exhibition experience,” said Ann Lalik, Gallery Director and Arts Coordinator at Penn State Lehigh Valley. “We have several mediums--paper, bronze, fiber, paint and pastels; it’s a combination of medium, politics, art and spirituality.” The brainchild of Marilyn Fox, director of Penn State Berks' Freyberger Gallery, "Reaction and …
Sunday, August 14, 2011
A “Meet the Artists” reception is planned for Monday, Aug. 15, for local artists and current exhibitors Louise and William Cosgrove.
The Heller Homestead Art Gallery will open its doors at 7 p.m., Aug. 15, for a “Meet the Artists” reception sponsored by the Saucon Valley Conservancy. The gallery's new exhibit showcases the works of Louise and William Cosgrove, who record the varied landscapes of the Lehigh Valley through the use of pastels and photography. "What makes this show unique is that we are husband and wife,” Louise said. “Our work shows really nice together.” “It’s good that it’s different,” said Fran Roseman, the exhibit curator. "I love the pastels, but I love the photography, too. They have such atmosphere. I love them all." Louise works with pastels; soft, chalk-like substances with brilliant color. William has chosen photography as his preferred medium …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Works by Charlene Natterman, Samantha Kiefer, Courtney Laub, Katrina Fenstermaker and other local students are on display through May 29 at the Heller Homestead's 4th Annual Young Artists Exhibit.
Our Whiz Kids this week have works of art on display in the Fourth Annual Young Artists Exhibit at the Heller Homestead museum and art gallery in Lower Saucon Township. The exhibit is made possible through a partnership between the Saucon Valley Conservancy, which is headquartered at the homestead, and the Saucon Valley School District. Art teachers Sandra Eckert and Brenda Stever selected the works of art in the exhibit from among many pieces created by students throughout the school year. This week's “Whiz Kids” are just four of the many students whose art is currently on display. Charlene Natterman is in 10th grade and created the piece “Why My Piggy?” which is now on display. Charlene enjoys creating pieces that reflect her interests …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Easter events and flowers around Hellertown let us know that spring is really here!
Despite Saturday's rain, the Hellertown area welcomed spring this weekend with the annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Saucon Valley Jaycees in Dimmick Park. Flowers in bloom and holiday decorations displayed throughout the borough further added to the festive atmosphere. Join Patch as we share some of our favorite images from Saturday.
Monday, February 21, 2011
A Photo Gallery
Saucon Valley residents woke up to a re-whitened world today. Overnight, Mother Nature delivered a couple of inches of white stuff to the area, freshening up dirty, dingy snow piles that just days ago were melting in 65 degree heat. Last night's snowfall may have been a prelude to more snow, which is possible this evening and tonight according to the National Weather Service. Another inch or so may fall, according to the latest forecast.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
A Feb. 1-2 winter storm photo gallery.
Today's snow, sleet and ice have temporarily stopped, leaving in their wake an alien landscape full of frozen mounds. Everywhere one looks, shades of white and grey are dominant. Occasionally the monochromatic color scheme is interrupted by objects which no longer look familiar, such as an overturned recycling bin concealed by a snowbank. Icicles have become commonplace, and the world seems not just frozen, but frozen in time. As we await another round of frozen precipitation, one question lingers on our lips and in our minds. Will Gus see his shadow tomorrow morning? Happy February.
Friday, January 28, 2011
A Photo Gallery
A day after a snowstorm blanketed the region, the sun came out and mild temperatures allowed some melting to occur. At the end of the day Thursday some clouds moved in, but above Lower Saucon Township they parted briefly--just long enough to reveal a breathtakingly beautiful sunset. As the sun sank lower into the sky, its hue changed from pale yellow, to orange, to pink, to red, and at one point it flooded the snow-tufted hills with amber light. It was truly a special sight.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The art gallery at Falk Funeral Home provides a peaceful place for reflection during one of the most difficult periods in people's lives.
In the lobby of a Main Street business in Hellertown is an art gallery where exhibits change every eight to 12 weeks. It’s a place for people to go for a change of atmosphere during what is normally an emotionally draining life situation--a funeral service. The gallery in the lobby of the Falk Funeral Home is a pleasant diversion for guests to the home, as well as a valuable resource for local artists. Artwork displayed in the gallery over the years has ranged from paintings to metal works showing varied levels of skill, subject and media. Falk Funeral Home was opened in 1955 by Franklin and Betty Falk, who purchased an historic home and barn at the northern end of town. They converted it into a funeral home after many hours of labor, …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Lower Saucon and Hellertown still looked beautiful.
Everybody loves a fresh snowfall, but even two days after the latest round of winter weather both Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township still looked idyllic. The images in this gallery were captured Friday afternoon. Do you have your own photos of the snow-covered landscape, kids sledding or pets happily romping in the powder? Did you know that you can upload them to our galleries once you're a registered user on Hellertown-Lower Saucon Patch? It's fun and easy to do! Have fun photo-hunting and uploading this winter, and share your favorite scenes with your friends and fellow community members--right here on Patch.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Upload your snow photos!
Share your photos from the winter storm with your community by posting them here! If you're already a registered Patch user you can upload photos to the gallery, as well as descriptions. If you're not yet registered, simply become a user and you'll be ready to post. Happy snow day!