Contemporary Art from India
VINOD CHOWDARY RAPARLA
SANJOY MAJUMDER GUNDEEP INDER SINGH
KOELI MUKHERJEE GHOSE
Outside the Lines: a community coloring book exhibition, was announced today as the newest Community Art Project by downtown Easton creative studio Mercantile Home. The project calls on the community to “color” a page from the coloring book Outside the Lines, which features illustrations by a famous roster of artists including Shepard Ferry, Keith Haring, Exene Cervenka, and Ryan McGinness among others. Artists of all ages and experience are encouraged to participate. Pages will be presented in an exhibition at Mercantile Home from May 10th - June 10th. Each completed piece will be sold for $20, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting art programming at the Spring Garden Children’s Center. There will be a public reception on Saturday, May 10 from 4-7pm.
“This exhibit is a fun way to come together as a community and help fund the arts at this wonderful, integral Easton institution,” explains Mercantile Home co-owner Ron Morris.
Co-owner Ken Jones continues, “Artists of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to stop by Mercantile Home and choose one of the pages from this fantastic coloring book and “color” it in any way and in any medium they choose. Completed pieces should be returned to the shop by May 8th, so we can display them for our opening reception on May 10th.”
The Spring Garden Children Center is Easton’s oldest Child Care Center, having been established in 1955. Operating on the Southside of Easton at 401 West Berwick Street , the Center serves children from the Easton area and integrates the arts into all aspects of its curriculum. Executive Director Pat Hunter explains, “The Arts are a very important component of our wholistic approach to helping children develop to their fullest potential. We are so pleased the community is coming together to help us with our mission in this way.”
Past Mercantile Community Art Projects have included Snowflakes for Easton, Follow the Yellow Brick Road, and the Can Be flash mob. For more information on Outside the Lines , or to pick up a page to color, stop by Mercantile Home at 140 Northampton Street in downtown Easton or visit their website at www.mercantilehome.com. The shop is open from 11am - 8pm Wednesday - Sunday.
Mercantile Home in downtown Easton, will present TALL TALL TREES: Live at the Gold Room, inside the Grand Eastonian Suites Hotel at 140 Northampton Street on Saturday, April 19th at 8pm. Presented as part of the Mercantile Distinctive Music Series, popular indie performer Mike Savino, known as Tall Tall Trees, will perform an intimate set of his one-of-a-kind musical sound, which has been dubbed by fans as “space banjo” or “banjotron”. Mr. Savino plays his instrument through a slab of effects and loopers, bowing, drumming, and strumming out multi-textured arrangements in the moment, all in support of his lyrically driven songs.
Known by the moniker Tall Tall Trees, whether playing solo or with a full band, Mike Savino has worked with an impressive list of music industry professionals including recording his sophomore album, moment, with Matthew Cullen (My Morning Jacket, Ray LaMontagne) and Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man). He has toured most recently in support of avant-pop singer, and former Mercantile Distinctive Music Series performer, Kishi Bashi. Tall Tall Trees music has been featured in a variety of television shows and continues to garner national recognition for their unique sound.
“We are very excited to bring Tall Tall Trees to downtown Easton. Mike Savino is a top notch artist, creating fantastic music, and gaining a huge national audience. This kind of show is a wonderful addition to our Distinctive Music Series, and will be a great night of music,” explains Mercantile co-owner Ron Morris.
The Mercantile Distinctive Music Series brings outstanding established and emerging musical artists to various downtown Easton venues. Previous performers have included Sonya Kitchell and the Brooklyn Strings, Kishi Bashi, Ari Hest, Walter Parks, Hedda Lettuce, and Judy Collins.
Tickets for Tall Tall Trees: Live at the Gold Room are available at Mercantile Home and online at www.mercantilehome.com. Tickets are $20, and seating is limited. Mercantile Home is located at 140 Northampton Street in downtown Easton and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am – 8pm .
Marya will be the featured artist at the Nazareth Art Center for the month of April. The Opening Reception is Friday April 4th 7-9 pm. Marya will present an artist talk entitled My Journey Through Collage at 8 pm. The exhibition is a retrospective of sorts showcasing 25 years of work in a collage format.Various mediums represented include: drawing/ illustration, fabric collage painting, fabric creations and film.
Sure, it’s early in the season, but you CAN apply for this summer’s Riverside Festival of the Arts NOW!
The artist application is being updated for this year. In the meantime, simply use the existing one at
www.EastonRiversideFest.com and change the year to 2114.
Allentown artists, James A. DePietro and Richard Begbie had their work accepted in the Maryland Federation of Arts 37th Annual Art on Paper: National Juried Exhibition. Approximately 1100 works were submitted and only 80 artists were selected. The show will run from
Group show runs from April 19 to May 15, MCS Gallery, Sigal Museum.
Studio Tour hours April 26 and 27, 11-5
Reception Sat Apr 26, 5-7
One piece each. No wider than 24"
*** We need publicity image: submit digital image of artwork for show.
The piece submitted must be in the show.
File requirements are 300 dpi and no longer than 6 inches on longest side.
Submissions accepted until Monday (3/17) evening;
only submissions received by that deadline will be considered for publicity.
Drop off: Fri Apr 11th, 12-3.
Sun April 13th, 12-3
Bring work to the auditorium.
All artwork needs proper paperwork. Download ACE Group Show Form
Call Isadore LaDuca at 610-417-2322 if you can't make either day.
Reg museum hrs: Wed - Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4
Call for Entries:
Group Exhibition in conjunction with Lehigh Valley Yoga Festival
Samadhi is a state of intense concentration achieved through meditation. In Hindu yoga this is regarded as the final stage, at which union with the divine is reached.
The Nurture Nature Center
518 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042
AND Easton Yoga
524 Northampton Street
Easton, PA 18042
Exhibition Date: July 26, 2014 at Nurture Nature Center. At the curators’ discretion, selected works will be on continued display at Easton Yoga through August 31, 2014.
Festival Information: The goal of the Lehigh Valley Yoga Festival is to provide our community with opportunities to unite in a yoga practice through a variety of resources such as movement, music, workshops and well-being. Proceeds from the festival will be used to make yoga available to at-risk youths locally via the Pratyush Sinha Foundation.
Artwork displayed in conjunction with the Festival should demonstrate a relationship to some aspect of yoga, be it physical, spiritual, or philosophical, or to Hindu or Buddhist systems of philosophy, meditation or a peaceful union of mind and body.
Media: 2D and 3D works accepted. Other media, e.g., installations, multimedia, shall be considered provided the artist meets the delivery/pickup requirements (see below).
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Dimensions: Artworks should be no larger than 24 x 36 inches for 2D, and no larger than 36 x 36 inches at the base and 60 inches in height for 3D. Delivery/Pickup: Bring all works to the Easton Yoga on July 22nd, 23rd or 24th, between 4 and 7pm. 2D framed media must have hanging wire. Any required pedestals for 3D works must be supplied by the artist. We are unable to provide shielded cases, projectors, televisions, stereos, or other devices for multimedia artwork. The Yoga Festival is also unable to set up and tear down installation works. If such works are accepted, we will inform the artist what additional requirements will be needed to set up their work in the exhibition space.
Artwork displayed at the Festival only must be picked up at Easton Yoga by Monday July 28, 2014 at 8pm. Artwork on continued display at Easton Yoga must be picked up by Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8pm. If this is not possible, please make alternate arrangements in advance with the Festival.
Publicity: Local media will be notified of this event through press releases, social media, and posters in local businesses. Participating artists will also be encouraged to invite friends and followers.
Sales: The artists are required to set their own prices as part of the submission process. All work that is not for sale must be clearly marked as such by the artist.
Shad Happens: Ace Gallery at the Quadrant
Opening reception May 19th 12 to 3 pm. Drop off April 9th at the Quad 1 to 3.
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
2014 ACE Art Tour
Fifty ACE members have registered for the Art Tour. A map of the tour is now on-line A kick-off event in Centre Square is planned for
Volunteers needed during the event on both April 26th and 27th. Please click the following link to see how you can assist:
Update on weekend:
Advertising: Much advertising has been done in an effort to promote the Arts Tour. Radio, newspapers, brochures, posters, and postcards have been widely circulated. Please clip any newspaper articles and give to Marya and Beverly or bring to ACE meeting. Also, please let us know if you have heard the radio interview on NPR WDIY (Maxx Foxx Musings) or Stockton NPR.
Flags: Flags are at the Studios on 22 South 3rd and may be picked up on Tuesday, Thursday,
Marya and Beverly Murbach Erhardt, co-chairs
Domenick Naccarato, Social Media
Jason A. Babaz, Press Releases/Advertising
JEREMY COHEN: ANOTHER SUMMER, PHOTGRAPHS runs
To learn more about Jeremy Cohen visit www.jeremycohenphoto.com.
The Easton Hospital Gallery and Annex is open 90 minutes prior to most main stage performances and is programmed in conjunction with ACE (Arts Community of Easton).