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Friday, June 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Gone Polly Wood: “A Tribute to Polly Wood” (1946–2016) continues through July 3, The David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, The Baum School of Art, Allentown. A memorial reception, with wine, beverages and light fare, is 6-8 p.m. June 20 as part of Allentown’s “Third Thursday.” The exhibition of colorful and creatively-playful artwork by the Allentown native, including “Edna” (mixed media), above, in her “Ordinary Women” and ”Space Guitars” series, was spearheaded by her son, Jonas. Her work, exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and in Nice, France, is in numerous collections, including the Berman Museum at Ursinus College, The Philip and Murial Berman Collection, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, the Wood Company, and Community Music School. Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. baumschool.org; 610-433-0032

Todd hybrid tour: Todd Rundgren’s “The Individualist Tour” stops at 8 p.m. June 14, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. The songwriter, producer and multi-genre artist is on a “Hybrid Concert-Book Tour” to promote a new live album, “Todd Rundgren’s Utopia Live At The Chicago Theatre,” and his book, “The Individualist.” The Upper Darby, Delaware County, native is known for the hits, “Hello It’s Me,” “We Got to Get You a Woman,” “I Saw The Light,” “Can We Still Be Friends” and “Bang the Drum All Day.” His bands have included his first, The Nazz, and the prog-rock band, Utopia. Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Artists three: Works by Femi J. Johnson, Zach Kleemeyer and Emily Strong, above, are on exhibit through Aug. 1, The Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. An opening reception is 4:45-6:15 p.m. June 14, Baker Center for the Arts atrium. “Femi and The Collection” features 20 new works by Johnson, alongside selections from the Martin Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection. Kleemeyer’s “In search of” is an installation of mixed media assemblage works. “Corporeal Landscapes,” the first solo exhibition by Strong at Muhlenberg College, features a dozen new works. Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. Gallery hours: noon-8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Muhlenberg.edu/gallery; 484-664 3467