May 18 (Third Thursday)
THIRD THURSDAY in downtown Allentown—Destination: Arts
Every Third Thursday the Museum joins with other downtown arts organizations, restaurants, and retailers to fill your evening with fun things to do and see, from after-work drink specials to gallery tours, artist receptions, live music, and more; visit DowntownAllentown.com for a complete list of Third Thursday activities. Admission to the Museum is free every Thursday evening starting at 4 p.m.
Tonight at the Museum:
Create a one-of-a-kind artist book that you can take home with you while you explore the engineering and visual components of the exhibition Above the Fold: New Expression in Origami.
Tonight’s workshop is geared toward adults and will be led by printmaker, book artist, and poet MaryAnn Miller, who has been the resident book artist at the Experimental Printmaking Institute at Lafayette College, Easton, since 2001. Miller’s artist’s books are in the National Museum of Women in the Arts among other special collections. Her serigraphs are in the corporate portfolio at the Printmaking Center of New Jersey. Miller continues working on a group of monotypes on the themes of genetics and science and a new manuscript of poems about misdiagnoses.
These workshops are part of the Museum’s HeARThstone Project, supported through the generosity of the Harry C. Trexler Trust to help record the stories that make Allentown and its community unique. HeARThstone promotes literacy and creative thinking; develops critical thinking and 21st century skills; and encourages hands-on learning. It further demonstrates how artists make creative decisions while empowering participants as they create a handmade object that caries their personal voice into the world. |
Mommalogues: A play by Sharon Glassman
There’s something to be said about the relationship between Moms and their daughters. Four actors from Civic Theatre do selected readings in the gallery on the theme of mothers.
Drama @ the Art Museum: EURIDICE
In partnership with the Allentown Public Theatre, dramatic readings occur in the Museum Café every Third Thursday through 2017. Admission is free; for more information call (888) 895-5645 or visit AllentownPublicTheatre.com.
Tonight’s play is Euridice by Sarah Ruhl, amodern and moving adaptation of the Greek myth that explores the relationship between those alive and dead.