Mary Iacovone, of Mosaics by Mary, and Claire Jewett, of Ian and Ivy,LLC will be showing their wares at Nazareth Center of the Arts 30 Belvidere Street, Nazareth Pa. along with other talented artist on Saturday, December 13th, 10 am to 4 pm during the Nazareth Area Holiday House Tour.
Downtown Easton creative studio Mercantile Home will present Hedda Lettuce in LETTUCE REJOICE: The End is Near...but Nothing Can Stop XMas!, at the Acopian Ballroom inside The State Theatre at 453 Northampton Street on Friday, December 12th at 9pm. Presented as part of the Mercantile Distinctive Music Series, nationally acclaimed drag performer Hedda Lettuce, “The Queen of Green”, will perform an evening of comedy and music celebrating the holiday season. Returning to Easton after selling out both her previous shows at The Grand Eastonian Gold Room, the show has been moved to the Acopian Ballroom to accommodate Miss Lettuce’s large following in the area.
“LETTUCE REJOICE has become a ‘must see’ event in NYC every holiday season for over a decade. The show changes each year with fresh, new, naughty material delivered in a way that only Miss Lettuce can,” laughs Mercantile Home co-owner Ron Morris. “ We are thrilled to bring LETTUCE REJOICE to downtown Easton. Hedda is one of the most popular performers in our Distinctive Music Series. She has sold out her last two performances, which has made it necessary for us to find a larger venue for the show. The Acopian Ballroom at The State Theatre will make a perfect environment to experience this hilarious night of holiday comedy.”
The self proclaimed “Queen of Green”, Hedda Lettuce, has established herself as New York City’s premiere drag queen. Her television appearances include Sex and the City, The Tyra Banks Show, Project Runway, The MTV Awards, Ugly Betty, and The Dave Chapelle Show, as well as the films Too Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything...., and Go Go Crazy. Her live show has been seen in classic New York City cabaret venues such as Caroline’s on Broadway, FEZ, and The Metropolitan Room. Mixing a unique brand of biting comedy and live singing has earned Miss Lettuce a large, loyal following and accolades in numerous publications including: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Advocate, and PTown Magazine.
The Mercantile Distinctive Music Series brings outstanding established and emerging musical artists to various downtown Easton venues. Previous performers have included Kishi Bashi, Ari Hest, Tall Tall Trees, The Humble Grapes, Sonya Kitchell and the Brooklyn Strings, Decembersongs, and Judy Collins.
Tickets for Hedda Lettuce in LETTUCE REJOICE: The End is Near ... but Nothing Can Stop XMas! are available at Mercantile Home and online at www.mercantilehome.com. Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $150 for VIP Tables. Seating is limited. This show is for Mature Audiences only. Audience members must be over 18 years old to attend. The Acopian Ballroom is located in The State Theatre at 453 Northampton Street in downtown Easton. Mercantile Home is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am – 8pm .
January 3rd through January 31st
ACE Room C Gallery
Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House
20 N. Third Street
Easton, PA 18042
The Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House in conjunction with the Arts Community of Easton (ACE) will be hosting a unique art exhibit featuring young Lehigh Valley artists Saturday January 3 through January 31. Here There and Everywhere will feature nearly 30 works by thirteen different artists, each bringing something new and fresh to the table.
Here There and Everywhere, a one of a kind show put together with no theme or demands for anything except, exceptional works of art from emerging artists around the valley.
Exhibition by Yevette Hendler
The show will run through January 4
Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center St, Clinton, New Jersey 08809
Textures, abstracts, reclaimed by nature and lots of history... all these things attract us to abandoned locations. There is beauty and art in all things even the crumbling decay of past dreams.
All the images included in this show are from my Abandoned Beauty series and local to NJ/PA. Some of them are still standing, some have been destroyed by nature and/or humans and some are collapsing in on themselves.
The show will run from November 2 thru December 21, 2014
ARTIST TALK by RICHARD BEGBIE, Photographer
Sunday, November 2, 12:00 to 3:00 pm
Sunday, November 23 at 12:30 pm
The Gallery is free and open to the public
Hours: Sundays from 12:00- 3:00 pm and Weekdays by Appointment
THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY ART SHOW will feature fine art and fine art crafts by area artists. Among the original artworks presented in this show will be paintings, photography, pottery, wood crafts and more, including items suitable for gift giving.
“PORTRAIT OF VENICE” exhibit showcases selected work from a series of photographs taken during a March 2014 visit to Venice, Italy. The images highlight this city and its unique “sense of place.” Not meant to be the typical images of monuments and tourist attractions, these works capture some everyday scenes of Venice’s architecture, streets and alleys. The photographs transport the viewer to this historic locale and can evoke a
connection to a time and place.
The show will run through January 30
Passionate about photography and passionate about rust! What could be better than bringing the two together. This exhibit will be on display in the FRONT HALL Gallery of Nurture Nature Center from November through the end of January.
Join the Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/640999079352137/
ACE Room C Gallery at the Quadrant
The Lehigh Valley Vanguard:
“The Lehigh Valley Vanguard is a progressive visual and literary symposium of Lehigh Valley intellectuals and artists. We try to feature narratives that speculate on the state of our current society and the betterment of its future: locally and globally.”
What we are looking for:
We are currently seeking visual art work, op-eds, book reviews, short fiction and poetry that fits the mission of the publication for inclusion in our introductory issue, launching April 2014.
The Vanguard is primarily an online publication. However, in an attempt to preserve the intellectual culture of our time in an archive, with every online issue 100 print copies will be issued. This will serve as a time capsule of our regional, progressive intellectual culture.
Op-eds and book reviews should be around 1500 words. Short fiction will be evaluated case-by-case.
Poetry should be around 200 lines or less.
Art work should be submitted with an artist statement and a description of the artwork.
This is an opportunity for subversive artists and writers seeking an outlet in alternative new media. The Vanguard is sponsored and cross promoted by Raging Chicken Press.
Deadline to submit: March 17th, 2014
Two ACE artists are getting international exposure with images in published books.
Maryann Riker’s Crocked, or Will the Real Betty Crocker Please Stand Up was juried into 500 Handmade Books, Volume 2, published by Lark, well-known as one of the authoritative voices in the book-art community.
Howard McGinn’s photograph of a relected image of Susan Huxley’s graffiti installation at Lafayette College is in the ebook The Fine Art of Crochet, written by internationally acclaimed expert Gwen Blakely Kinsler, founder of the Crochet Guild of America.