We’re delighted to welcome a new Director of Development to the Festival staff, Jennifer Shuey. Jennifer succeeds Diane Bloom who has retired (again) to devote more time to her family and managing her fantasy football team. In addition to serving as Director of Development, Diane was our unofficial staff photographer, so if you see us start to post lots of shots that are kind of out of focus and look as if there’s an end of a finger covering part of the lens, well, it’s not because we’ve suddenly gone all artistic on you.… Read the rest
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I say over and over again that the hardest part of managing the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts isn’t choosing the artists in the Sidewalk Sale, or the fifty-odd musical acts we book, or even finding the kazillion volunteers who donate their time and energy over five days in July to make the event a success.… Read the rest
We don’t often make changes in our exhibition rules, but this winter we made an important change to the rules for our Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale. We’d been thinking of this change for some time. We decided to ban the sale of toy weapons.
This includes both offensive and defensive weapons including both toys and facsimiles of historical objects.… Read the rest
We recently announced the prize winners in Seeing America: Centre County in Photographs, our juried gallery exhibition.
The exhibition’s juror was Barbara Houghton, professor of art at Northern Kentucky University. She is a working and teaching photographer who has taught at the university level for forty years and who is known for her narrative fine art images.… Read the rest
We’ve been working like beavers over the past few weeks to update the Festival’s website. I’m not talking about the seasonal tweaks here and there, or just changing the names of the artists and performers, but a whole-hog, soup to nuts, flat-out do-over. Yup, we’ve decided it’s time for a total makeover.… Read the rest
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has released its 2014 collectible poster. The 24” by 36” inch colorful poster features the Festival’s elements familiar to any festival goer. A jester, paintbrushes, musical instruments, ice cream cones and audience members are fashioned like puzzle pieces into a hot air balloon floating over an azure sky.… Read the rest
One of the great things about living in a college town is getting to work with students and faculty doing research that could change our lives. This summer, the Festival is working with doctoral students in Penn State’s School of Information, Science, and Technology. Keith Han and Harry Robinson are creating an official Festival app as part of their research into building communities through mobile computing. … Read the rest
Although Wednesday morning met us with rain, it stopped by the time Children’s Day began, and gave way to sun for the rest of the afternoon.
The first day of the Sidewalk Sale went off without a hitch! The day was sunny, the crowds were huge, the art was incredible and the performances were all a ton of fun.… Read the rest
Arts Fest is quickly approaching and it is exciting to see how all of the puzzle pieces are coming together to form the festival that we all love! Button orders are being fulfilled, posters are flying off the shelves, and T-shirts are hot off the presses.
The design this year seems to be extremely popular given the high demand for these items so far.… Read the rest
The following individuals were elected to the Board of Directors of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts at its annual meeting held on Thursday, October 14, 2010.
Star Campbell, independent nutrition consultant; Sue Haug, Director, School of Music, Penn State; Anne Layng, Operations Manager, Geisinger Health System; Joyce Robinson, Curator, Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State.… Read the rest
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