Hot Picks: April 2012

April 1, 2012

Exhibit: Out of This World: The Landscapes of Our Solar System
The Gallery at Penn College
March 13 to April 19
A traveling exhibition developed by the Hearst Art Gallery—in collaboration with the Physics and Astronomy departments of Saint Mary’s College of California—chronicles the relationship between space science and space art, and brings together the real and the imagined landscapes of our solar system. The exhibit includes highly detailed photographs taken by interplanetary robotic explorers, as well as dramatic views from the surfaces of planets and their moons as imagined by some of the best internationally known space artists of our day. Grounded firmly in scientific research using the most current data available, but inspired by creativity and imagination, these space artists construct realistic images of the worlds beyond our personal knowledge. Their purpose is to inform, inspire, and spark our sense of adventure. Their work has been used by NASA and has been featured in numerous books on astronomical art, in scientific textbooks on our solar system, and on the covers of major scientific periodicals. The exhibit also includes a compelling documentary film on the history of space exploration narrated by Harrison Ford.

The Friends of the JV Brown Library Annual Spring Book Sale
Pine Street U.M. Church, 441 Pine Street, Williamsport
April 19, 20 and 21
As has been the tradition in past sales, Thursday evening (April 19) will be a preview night for Friends’ Members to make early selections. Memberships will be sold at the door to anyone who would like to join the Friends so as to participate in the pre-sale from 5pm to 9pm. The public sale will be on Friday, April 20, from 9am until 7pm, and Saturday, April 21, from 9am until 3pm. The usual array of tens of thousands of books will be for sale, from toddler board books through informative nonfiction and fiction to lovely coffee table books of fine art and photography. It will be a sale that avid readers won’t want to miss. Books will be sold individually or by the bag at very reasonable prices, with a bag special concluding the sale on Saturday.

Lewisburg Arts Festival
April 27, 2012 – May 12, 2012
The festivities begin Friday evening, April 27, with three exhibits. The Indoor Art Exhibit, a juried show for adult artists and the Scholastic Arts Exhibit, with artists from over twenty high schools, will be held at the Packwood House Museum, 15 N. Water St. The Photography Exhibit, a juried show of amateur photographers, will take place at the Lewisburg Studio, 425 Market St.
Market Street Arts Show, Saturday, April 28. Over 100 juried artists in all mediums, plus musical acts, dancers and more. There will also be food vendors and children’s activities. Shuttle bus transportation will be available all day from the old Wal-Mart parking lot to downtown.
The Arts Festival continues for two weeks with four, varied arts workshops,  and Lewisburg Live!, live bands in venues throughout downtown Lewisburg on Saturday, May 12.
For more information: or call 570-524-5221

BilltownLIVE one of our favorite local events calendars is about to return after a long hiatus. According to their web site they have secured office space at The Community Arts Center and plan a relaunch in early April. Check them out at


Martin Luther King Blvd. Dedication
April 15 at 3 pm
Campbell Street Family, Youth, and Community Center, 600 Campbell St., Williamsport

An observance ceremony of the renaming of Memorial Avenue in Williamsport to Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. Notable guest speakers, public officials and civic leaders will be in attendance. The local community raised money for the 15 signs needed. The idea whose time has come is the brainchild of Frederick (Red) Richardson.

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