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Festival Locations Map
||Allen Street Stage
||State College Borough Municipal Plaza
||Sidney Friedman Park Stage
||Festival Shell Stage
||St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
||State College Presbyterian Church
||The State Theatre
Schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
Friday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14
Story Workshop with Martha Freeman
Friday, July 13 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.
Community Room, State College Municipal Building
Children’s book author Martha Freeman presents a one-hour high-energy, low-tech, occasionally uproarious talk emphasizing the joys of reading, writing and imagination. A flexible storytelling game, suitable for all ages, identifies the elements of story (plot, setting, character) and results in a full-fledged, unique and memorable story created by the group.
Martha Freeman was born in Southern California in 1956. It is not actually true that dinosaurs were a constant threat at that time, but her three children believe this. After graduating from Stanford University, Martha worked as a newspaper reporter, copy editor, substitute teacher, advertising copywriter, and freelance magazine writer before she found her true calling as a writer of children's books. Her 22 books for children include the First Kids mysteries, which are set in the White House, as well as Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow, The Trouble with Cats, and The Year My Parents Ruined My Life. Martha's Chickadee Court mysteries are set in a town not unlike State College. Martha has taught at Penn State and is a frequent presenter at elementary, middle and high schools.
Hands-on Book Making with Martha Carothers
View the video clip "Book Making at Arts Fest" courtesy of WTAJ TV
Friday, July 13 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 1:00p.m., 6:00 p.m.
Community Room, State College Municipal Building
This hands-on workshop involves an introduction to various components of bookbinding construction. A number of hand-bound books displaying different binding methods will be displayed. Historical aspects of bookbinding and materials will be explained. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own hand-bound books. One option involves minimal assembly of book materials while the other incorporates folding, sewing, and gluing to make a finished hardcover book. Supplies will be provided and prepared for trouble-free bookbinding by adults and older children. Due to the personalized instruction involved in this workshop, enrollment in each session is limited to twelve participants.
Martha Carothers is Professor of Art at the University of Delaware where she teaches book arts, foundation design, and visual communications. Carothers’ book arts often highlight text about books, reading, and typography. Carothers’ creative work has been exhibited internationally and is included in national and private collections. Carothers’ graduate graphic design research at Penn State University focused on pop-up and moveable books. She continues to research conceptual design and illustration in children’s books.
The Story Workshop and Hands-on Bookmaking are made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Saturday, July 14
1:00 p.m.; Palmer Museum, Penn State Campus
Laura Fisher, author, editor, lecturer, and owner of Fisher Heritage gallery in New York City, will discuss the eye-dazzling compositions of historical quilts and compare their visual qualities to the monumental canvases of iconic painters in 20th century Modern art, in her lecture, Provocative Parallels: The Modern Art of Antique Quilts . Her lecture will be followed by a quilt appraisal session a la “Antiques Roadshow.” Please contact the curator of education at the Palmer Museum of Art (814) 863.9188 or email@example.com to register for an informal appraisal of no more than one quilt. Due to time constraints, only 10 appraisals may be performed.
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Palmer Museum Plaza, Penn State Campus
Quiltmakers affiliated with Stitch Your Art Out, a local quilt supply store, and Centre Pieces Quilt Guild will demonstrate the process of hand piecing and stitching quilts, answer questions, and display finished quilts. This event will be held in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium in case of rain.
Both the Quilt Extravaganza! and Quiltmaking Demonstration is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Handbell Workshop with The Raleigh Ringers
10:30 a.m.; State College Presbyterian Church
The workshop will include Handbell Techniques from A-Z and there will be breakout sessions covering treble bell techniques, bass bell techniques, and solo and ensemble ringing. The workshop will conclude at about 1:00 p.m.
11:00am Handbell Techniques from A-Z (General Session for all Registrants)
12:00 noon Break-out Classes (choose 1 from the following 3 classes)
a. Treble Bell Techniques
b. Bass Bell Techniques
c. Solo and Ensemble Ringing
Registration is limited to the first 50 ringers, and will close on July 7th or when full, whichever is first.
To register, email the Raleigh Ringers at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your full name, and indicate which of the three breakout sessions you would like to take (treble, bass, or solo/ensemble ringing).
The Raleigh Ringers will confirm your registration with an email response.
The Handbell Workshop is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
DAILY SCHEDULES: Children's Day July 11 ~ July 12 ~ July 13 ~ July 14 ~ July 15