Art for the People: Associated American Artists Prints from the Springfield Museum of Art Collection

In 1934, New York art dealer and publicist, Reeves Lewenthal, hatched a
plan to form the Associated American Artists (AAA). The mission of the
enterprise was to make art accessible, affordable and attractive to
Americans. Lewenthal met with several American artists in Thomas Hart
Benton’s New York studio. This group of talented, well-known artists were
offered a flat artist fee of $200 to create original print stones and
plates. From these the company produced limited edition etchings and
lithographic prints. At the onset of AAA, these original impressions were
available for five dollars each, and they were initially sold in department
stores and later through mail order.

Tree Fest of Children’s Books

The Friends of the Rudy Gelnett Memorial Library will present the 18th
Annual Tree Fest of Children’s Books from November 27, 2021 to January 4,
2022 at Gelnett Library in Selinsgrove. Tree Fest is an opportunity for
local businesses, organizations, or individuals to decorate a Christmas
tree or wreath to be displayed at the library during the holiday season.
These entries will be judged, and first place, second place, and third
place will be awarded. Additionally, library patrons will be able to vote
for their favorite entries for $1 per vote, and all funds raised will
benefit the Snyder County Libraries’ 2022 Summer Reading Program. For
information regarding entering a tree or wreath into Tree Fest, please
contact Gretchen Wagoner at [email protected] mailto:[email protected] .

Landscapes Worth Sharing, Photography Exhibit by Thom Travis and Owen Floody.

View vistas of the United States and beyond in a photography exhibit,
Landscapes Worth Sharing, by Thom Travis and Owen Floody. The exhibit is on
display in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout
the month of January.
Travis’ collection concentrates on mountains many of which he has hiked or
skied on through his travels around the world. “I have a special love of
mountains and their diverse shapes and monumental glaciers and snowfields,”
said Travis.
The exhibit also features Travis’ other favorite landscapes. “I enjoy
working on beautiful beaches, observing thundering waterfalls, kayaking in
lovely rivers and lakes, and savoring the magic and beauty of nature,”
Travis said. He has explored the landscapes and cultures of 110 countries
and all seven continents.
Floody’s images are drawn from an autumn highlands photo-tour of southern
Iceland in September 2021. Both now and over its geological history,
Iceland has combined unusually high levels of glacial, thermal, and
volcanic activities. The result is an extremely varied landscape littered
with waterfalls, glaciers, thermal fields, volcanoes, lava fields and other
features. “Of all of these features, the black sand beaches, and especially
the inland black sand deserts strike me as most unusual,” said Floody.
“While I might expect to see landscapes like these on some other planet,
their presence in Iceland seems otherworldly and wonderous.”
Thom is a retired professor of international relations and political
science at Bucknell University where he taught for 32 years. He currently
teaches a course each term for the Bucknell institute of Lifelong Learning.
He is an avid explorer and adventurer and has traveled widely, including
living, studying or teaching in India, Pakistan, Russia and Uganda. He has
photographed his numerous and unique experiences to help remind him of his
observations, and to educate others about the beautiful landscapes and
interesting cultures and peoples across the globe. He has shared his photos
with others through Flickr where his pictures have received more than four
million views, through exhibits in galleries, through regular postings on
Facebook and Instagram, and by sending them to a large blog list.
Floody, a retired Bucknell University psychology professor, spends much of
his time using travel to pursue his interests in scenery, wildlife and
photography. “I am fortunate to be able to engage in these interests, which
have taken me to parts of the world, and exposed me to scenes, that I can
only describe as magical,” said Floody. “Though I would not want to
overestimate the power of a photograph, I think that well-selected images
can convey some of this emotion and magic. It is my hope that my images
will do just that for those who view them.”
Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of
artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery
and/or display cases. For more information, visit
http://UnionCountyLibraries.org/home-page/info/displays/.

Dance Classes

Dance Classes

Dance classes run Monday, September 6th through Thursday, May 26th. Check out our schedule, and sign up today to reserve your spot! When classes fill, a wait list will be created, and if interest warrants, additional classes will be added to the schedule. Drop-in and monthly rates are available; private lessons can also be accommodated. To register or for more information, please contact Elizabeth via email at [email protected] or call/text at 570-316-3743.

Monday
3:30 – 4:00 – Beginner Ballroom
4:00 – 4:30 – Beginner Ballet
4:30 – 5:00 – Beginner Irish Step
5:00 – 5:30 – Beginner Hip Hop
5:30 – 6:00 – Dance Fitness/Barre
6:00 – 6:30 – Beginner Tap
6:30 – 7:00 – Advanced Irish Step A
7:00 – 8:00 – Advanced Ballroom
8:00 – 9:00 – Private Lesson
Tuesday
5:00 – 6:00 – Intermediate Ballet
6:00 – 7:00 – Advanced Hip Hop
7:00 – 8:00 – Lyrical/Contemporary
8:00 – 9:00 – Choreography
Wednesday
4:30 – 5:00 – Advanced Irish Step B
5:00 – 6:00 – Advanced Jazz
6:00 – 7:00 – Advanced Tap
7:00 – 8:30 – Advanced Ballet
8:30 – 9:00 – Pointe
Thursday
5:00 – 5:30 – Beginner Jazz
5:30 – 6:00 – Beginner Theatre
6:00 – 7:00 – Advanced Theatre
7:00 – 8:00 – Private Lesson
8:00 – 9:00 – Private Lesson
*The Conservatory of Extraordinary Dance reserves the right to add, split, cancel, or combine classes.

Infectious Intelligence

Middle and High School-aged students will design and build tethered robots using engineering design concepts. Robots will be created to compete in a competition. Sketchup, technical drawing, circuits, mechanical engineering, critical thinking, and mathematical skills will be taught. Class size is limited. Open to grades 6 and up. $140.00 Pizza dinner included.

Register online: http://bit.ly/BCM-ROBOTS

 

My Favorite Gift

My Favorite Gift

‘My Favorite Gift’ will be the holiday theme at the Taber Museum.  On display will be treasures loaned to the museum by members of the community. The exhibit highlights approximately three dozen items loaned from members of the Community which are treasured as ‘My Favorite Gift’ by the lenders. Among the interesting items are a pack of cigarettes, a pendant with a bit of pig tusk imbedded in it (from the late potbelly pig Stewart), a dollhouse made in Jersey Shore, and a collection of ceramic pixies. Each has a story associated with it and those are recorded on a label for visitors to read. Guests are encouraged to vote for their three favorite items/stories.

Dance Classes

Dance Classes

Dance classes run Monday, September 6th through Thursday, May 26th. Check out our schedule, and sign up today to reserve your spot! When classes fill, a wait list will be created, and if interest warrants, additional classes will be added to the schedule. Drop-in and monthly rates are available; private lessons can also be accommodated. To register or for more information, please contact Elizabeth via email at [email protected] or call/text at 570-316-3743.

Monday
3:30 – 4:00 – Beginner Ballroom
4:00 – 4:30 – Beginner Ballet
4:30 – 5:00 – Beginner Irish Step
5:00 – 5:30 – Beginner Hip Hop
5:30 – 6:00 – Dance Fitness/Barre
6:00 – 6:30 – Beginner Tap
6:30 – 7:00 – Advanced Irish Step A
7:00 – 8:00 – Advanced Ballroom
8:00 – 9:00 – Private Lesson
Tuesday
5:00 – 6:00 – Intermediate Ballet
6:00 – 7:00 – Advanced Hip Hop
7:00 – 8:00 – Lyrical/Contemporary
8:00 – 9:00 – Choreography
Wednesday
4:30 – 5:00 – Advanced Irish Step B
5:00 – 6:00 – Advanced Jazz
6:00 – 7:00 – Advanced Tap
7:00 – 8:30 – Advanced Ballet
8:30 – 9:00 – Pointe
Thursday
5:00 – 5:30 – Beginner Jazz
5:30 – 6:00 – Beginner Theatre
6:00 – 7:00 – Advanced Theatre
7:00 – 8:00 – Private Lesson
8:00 – 9:00 – Private Lesson
*The Conservatory of Extraordinary Dance reserves the right to add, split, cancel, or combine classes.

Underground Microphone

Underground Microphone is BACK with a new format! On the first Tuesday of
every month, we’ll be putting the spotlight on one performer or group for a
one hour show! Underground Microphone prides itself as a listening room
experience, and we think this new format takes that to the next level. For
now, with the safety of our performers, patrons and staff in mind, we are
going to remain virtual, but please know that we look forward to welcoming
you back to the Raymond Hood Room as soon as we can!
Streaming live on Facebook (http://facebook.com/sccmt
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facebook.com/sccmt) and YouTube (youtube.com/sccmt
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Follow us on social media for monthly updates about featured performers!

My Favorite Gift

My Favorite Gift

‘My Favorite Gift’ will be the holiday theme at the Taber Museum.  On display will be treasures loaned to the museum by members of the community. The exhibit highlights approximately three dozen items loaned from members of the Community which are treasured as ‘My Favorite Gift’ by the lenders. Among the interesting items are a pack of cigarettes, a pendant with a bit of pig tusk imbedded in it (from the late potbelly pig Stewart), a dollhouse made in Jersey Shore, and a collection of ceramic pixies. Each has a story associated with it and those are recorded on a label for visitors to read. Guests are encouraged to vote for their three favorite items/stories.

Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Hang out with Miss Angie during Preschool Stories & Songs on Wednesdays at 10:00am!