Protests have been part of our nation’s fabric since before the United States was a nation. Quakers in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood protested against slavery in 1688. The Boston Tea Party was a protest against a tax on tea in 1773. In 1848, women gathered in upstate New York for the Seneca Falls Convention to protest against their dismal status in American life.… Read the rest
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A few years ago, I started making a list of my “top picks” to help give the Festival’s board members some ideas of the events they shouldn’t miss (including official functions they were expected to attend). One board member asked if I could do a version without the official functions so she could share the list with some co-workers.… Read the rest
Although the Festival is still months away, there is no time like the present to think about entering Images 2017, our juried gallery exhibition. Images 2017 will hang in in the Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery and Downsbrough Room of the Schlow Centre Region Library during the month of July.… Read the rest
This weekend our friends at the Centre County Historical Society are hosting a program in conjunction with its summer long exhibition, Arts Festival at Fifty: Stories of the Early Days. The program takes place at 2:00 pm, Sunday, September 18 at the society’s Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 East College Avenue.… Read the rest
Wine lovers know all about the wine trail: every wine growing region seems to have one . They’re a good way for wineries and wine-loving tourists to connect.
Similarly there is the lighthouse trail. They encourage tourists to check out hidden (and not so hidden) gems on our coastlines from Maine to North Carolina.… Read the rest
We’re doing something special with the Festival’s poster this year–we’re having an unveiling!
Representatives from the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) host an official unveiling of the 2016 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts poster at a special Business After Hours on Thursday, June 2.… Read the rest
The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has issued the Call for Entries for its juried gallery exhibition, Images 2016. Images 2016 will hang in the Woskob Family Gallery of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center and in the Betsy Rodgers Allen Gallery and Downsbrough Room of the School Centre Region Library during the month of July.… Read the rest
The Children and Youth Sidewalk Sale is one of the signature events of the Arts Festival. Young artists and craftskids (a word I just coined) sell a wide variety of art and crafts, ranging from friendship bracelets to hand forged jewelry. The range of creative products the kids sell is quite remarkable, and their budding entrepreneurship is just as noteworthy.… Read the rest
Last Friday evening was our Images Opening Reception. As I wrote in a previous post, I have never been to an art gallery, let alone a reception in one. But I arrived at 5 p.m. in a brand new dress that I couldn’t wait to debut. The gallery looked amazing. The artwork seemed to have an idea as to how many people would be there that night to see and knew to look its best.… Read the rest
Have you ever stepped foot in an art gallery? Because I haven’t. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all right? On Wednesday for the very first time I went to the Robeson Gallery on Penn State’s campus. Rick and I were there to meet our juror for the Images 2012 exhibit, Barbara McNulty.… Read the rest
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