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Celebrate Spring With Art!

August 7th, 2019 |

Spring on Conestoga Street“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant” ~Anne Bradstreet

The temperatures are rising and the snow is melting.  What better way to celebrate the joys of spring than with art! The spring season welcomes so many wonderful things-warm days, bright colors, blooming flowers, chirping birds, and inspiration. This spring, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites is offering an assortment of art exhibits and workshops to get you inspired.

Keep reading to learn more about these great opportunities.

Botanical Paint & Sip

Saturday, April 6, 10am-12pm
Single Sisters’ House


It isn’t spring without flowers! As a part of the Single Sisters’ Series this paint and sip class will focus on studies of flowers that would be found locally and observes the tradition of documenting florals in painting classes in Bethlehem in the late 1800s. This workshop is equal parts informative, artistic, and delicious! There will also be artifacts from the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Collection.

This workshop is presented by Artist and Lehigh Artist Alliance President Elena Shackelton.

Register Here!

Artifacts Reimagined: Make Your Own Sketchbook

Thursday, April 18, 6pm-8pm
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

so12Spring is full of inspiration, and every artist needs a sketchbook for when it strikes! Curator Lindsey Jancay will show you how to build and bind your own sketchbook, and then use collage techniques to decorate and personalize the cover. Once your sketchbook is complete, walk around the museum and gather some inspiration for your next piece of art.

This workshop is part of the Artifacts Reimagined Exhibit.

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Artifacts Reimagined: A 5×5 Artist Exhibition

March 28 – August 18, 2019
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

An exhibit that has been a year in the making is finally ready to be revealed! The 5×5 exhibition features 5 Lehigh Valley artists who specialize in 5 different medias:

  • Photographer Richard Begbie
  • Printmaker Pat Delluva
  • Oil Painter James DePietro
  • Multimedia/Mosaic Artist Barbara Kozero
  • Pastel Painter Jacqueline Meyerson

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These artists have been researching and photographing artifacts in the Historic Bethlehem Collections for the past year, focusing mainly on seeing the artifacts in a new light-giving us a unique perspective on them. The result of all their hard work is over 50 beautiful pieces exhibited alongside the corresponding artifacts. Works are available for sale, and a percentage of those sales goes directly to supporting Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites. 

Join us for the opening reception of this one-of-a-kind exhibit on Thursday, March 28, from 6pm-8pm at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts.

Be the first to see the exhibit, meet the 5×5 Artists and enjoy wine & light refreshments

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Bethlehem Palette Club Juried Art Exhibition

March 26 – April 28, 2019
Saturdays: 11am-4pm
Sundays: 1pm-4pm
1869 Luckenbach Mill

Winner of the 2018 Spring Juried Exhibition ~ “Winter in Shawnee” by Bernie Tyler

Whether you like paintings, drawing, or sketches, the artists of the Bethlehem Palette Club have made pieces that will surely inspire you this spring. The pieces on display in this exhibition range in size, style, and medium.

The Bethlehem Palette Club allows members to stimulate creativity , exhibit their art and network with other artists. They create an interest in art within the community through outreach and exhibitions, acquainting the public with the work of the members.

Al Kratzer Exhibit: Algorithmic Abstractions

May 11 – June 23, 2019
Saturdays: 11am-4pm
Sundays: 1pm-4pm
1869 Luckenbach Mill

HB-Show-Painting-7-1024x1024Spring is full of bright colors and this artist is no stranger to these colors! Al Kratzer has worked as a publisher, sales director, creative director, web designer, editor, trainer, fine artist, cartoonist, and musician. He recently finished a job in the news and media business and has started developing a new body of artwork using Artificial Intelligence tools. Come see these colorful and unique pieces on display this spring!

Join us for the opening reception on May 17 from 5:30-7:30pm.

The Lehigh Art Alliance’s Annual Summer Juried Exhibition

July 5 – August 8, 2019
Fridays: 11am-4pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 1pm-4pm
1869 Luckenbach Mill

When spring turns to summer the art doesn’t stop! A new season brings new colors and new inspiration. Come see the Lehigh Art Alliance’s Summer Juried Exhibition to explore the works of local artists this summer. Pieces are made from a variety of mediums including paintings, sketches, sculptures, and fabric collages.


A piece by LAA member Brenda Gadow

The Lehigh Art Alliance is as an organization for amateur and professional artists in the Lehigh Valley, and a cultural and educational entity for the people of the area. Their mission is to support local artists with exhibition opportunities as well as to offer exposure.

Join us for the opening reception on July 12 from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

We look forward to celebrating the joy, warmth, and inspiration that spring brings at these upcoming workshops and exhibits.

For more information on these upcoming events visit our website here.

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