August 2021 Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts

August 6, 2021 First Friday Art Walk 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

LVCA's Gallery 770

Featuring Angela C Funk, a celebration of the life and art of Angela Funk. Angela primarily worked with watercolor but also explored other mediums. A range of her work will be on display including pottery, paintings, and stained glass. Please read this article written by Jeff Falk for LebTown.

Making a Difference Lebanon, PA

Swatara Coffee Shop Annville or Jonestown locations

First Friday Pop Up and Craft Fair

Join us for music and arts and crafts for sale. Walk along the Veteran's Memorial Walkway and enjoy the Art in the Wild Exhibit. Meadowbank Park, across the Quittie from the Paper Box. Enter from 12th St or Willow St

To list a First Friday event, email us at lebanonartwalk@gmail.com Include: address and phone number of the venue, the name of the artist or musician, and a short description of the artwork or style of music being offered.

Check out the Facebook page First Friday Downtown Lebanon for other events.

LVCA Announcements

Our organization wouldn't exist without the support of the Lebanon community. Thank you for the donations, memberships, and gifts. Also, thank you to everyone who donated in memory of Angela Funk and her dedication to the Lebanon art community.

Our annual membership drive will start in August. If you’d like to check this one off your list, please use the membership form to renew your membership. LVCA’s historic building, first established in the early 1800’s, is in need of some major roof repairs. After reviewing bids from local contractors, LVCA plans to move ahead with the roof repairs this summer. Your continued support is especially appreciated as we take on this additional expense for needed maintenance and upkeep.

Thank you to all the artists who participated in our Flora and Fauna show. It was such a wonderful display of various mediums and themes. Art can be picked up on Saturday between 10 am -1 pm.

The warm weather is here and it’s a perfect time to explore the public art of the Lebanon area. The art council has made it easy with our Lebanon Public Art Map

Summer Camps

LVCA has been hosting Art Club 2021 for young people from the Lebanon Middle School. Art teacher, Cynthia Templin is volunteering to continue art instruction over the summer months.

Lebanon Mosaic Mural Camp recently completed a two week project at Stoever's Dam Park in Lebanon PA. This project is a partnership between Lebanon Community Health Council's, Lebanon County Suicide Prevention Task Force and their Remembrance Garden Space, the City of Lebanon, and LVCA. Project coordinator, instructor, and LVCA board member, Aurelis Figueroa, led a group of young people in learning mosaic skills and then installing the mosaic at the park. If you want to see the mosaic mural use the Miller St entrance and park by the nature barn. The mosaic mural is located behind the barn, along the foundation of a greenhouse. It's a nice time to visit with all of the flowers in bloom, and bumblebees, and butterflies attracted to the native plants. This is also a great time to go down to the lake and see the blooming American Lotus.

Local Art Connections

Save the date! Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show 2021 August 21 - August 22

Visit Lebanon Valley 2021 PHOTO CONTEST Submit your best photos of the Lebanon Valley to Visit Lebanon Valley. This year’s photo contest is broken into 4 categories: 1. Food & Beverage 2. Outdoor Recreation 3. Family Fun 4. Events. Submit your favorite photos to Visit Lebanon Valley from any of the four categories listed above for a chance to win a gift card to a local business! Visit Lebanon Valley will be choosing one winner from each category.

The Susquehanna Folk Music Society is pleased to host a networking gathering for folk and traditional artists living and practicing in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Lebanon counties in Central Pennsylvania. Saturday, August 28, 202110:30 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Please register in advance. Hershey Public Library 701 Cocoa Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 Questions? email folkarts@sfmsfolk.org or call (717) 919-3122

We Are Lebanon, PA featuring Allen Theatre Annville, PA

We Are Lebanon, PA caught up with co-owner Ed Felty to find out more about this historic theatre. Here's the LebTown article or view the video here.

The Hershey Art Association has an exhibit at the Allen Theatre. Stop by for a movie, coffee and food in the cafe, and enjoy the art.

Upcoming Performance + Art Exhibits

September Ben Farrell

Self Portrait - Assemblage - Ben Farrell

Ben is a local artist who has been part of the art scene for many years creating mixed media works. His work is varied ranging from assemblages made from random household items to paintings with text conveying "messages", Long-time guitarist and writer for the Punk Rock band Dogs of Lust Ben may or may not get out his guitar at the reception.

October Mary Ryan Burke

Swell Time - Watercolor & Mixed Media

Mary Ryan Burke is an Irish-born artist. Originally from County Cork on Ireland's southern coast, she studied at the Crawford school of Art in Cork City. She painted for many years in oils and acrylic, but recently has turned to watercolors, many with a maritime flavor. Her husband Matt Burke is an admired Irish fiddler and composer and will be playing music during the reception.

November Rich Johnson

Slugger, Self Portrait - Pencil Drawing

Rich Johnson lives in Lititz and works as Creative director for Masonic Villages. He studied Fine Art and Graphic Design at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster, and works in a range of styles and genres from cartoons to realistic landscapes oil paintings. Also a guitarist and singer Rich has played with band and performed a solo artist.

December Denis Easter

Sketchbook page - Pencil and pastel

Denis Easter is a local obstetrician who loves to paint and make music. He has exhibited his abstract paintings widely in the area and plays jazz guitar with his quartet.Denis usually works in acrylic using geometric shapes filled with blended textured colors. The work ranges in size from the miniature to the massive.

Covid 19 Response

LVCA is taking appropriate safety measures to ensure the health and safety of visitors to our building. Face masks and social distancing to be used, as needed.

Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts 770 Cumberland St Lebanon PA 17042

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