Editor’s Note: The Baum School of Art, including its students, administrators and supporters, is adjusting to the time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Second of three parts
With the order for statewide closure of non-essential businesses, The Baum School of Art was required to suspend its Spring Session and cancel its Post Session of classes.
The classroom studios and galleries at 510 Linden St., Allentown, are closed to the public until further notice.
Restaurants across Pennsylvania had to shutter their dining areas after Gov. Tom Wolf’s March 16 statewide closure of non-essential businesses in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
To keep restaurants afloat while protecting workers and customers, eateries were permitted to continue offering take-out and delivery.
Yocco’s third generation owner Gary Iacocca and his employees acted swiftly to meet the challenge.
Editor’s Note: The Baum School of Art, including its students, patrons and administrators, is adjusting to the time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
First of three parts
The Baum School of Art awarded full, half and quarter scholarships to nearly 50 students from age five through 17 during a virtual presentation of the “Children & Teen Student Exhibition” awards ceremony.
Baum School of Art Executive Director Shannon Fugate introduced the April 18 online event with staff and faculty taking turns with praise and encouragement recorded from their homes.
Switch-hitter: Palmer Township plant converts from Major League Baseball uniform manufacturing to making face masks
With America’s favorite pastime sheltered in place in the dugout, Fanatics, Inc. has teamed up with Major League Baseball (MLB) to provide protective gear for those on the frontlines battling the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Fanatics Founder and Executive Chairman Michael Rubin called MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Jr. and proposed temporarily halting baseball team jersey production at the Fanatic’s Palmer Township plant to produce desperately-needed face masks and gowns.
Upon learning about the severe shortage of hand sanitizer and reading how a profiteer had been selling it for $325 an ounce, Chad Butters, CEO and founder of Eight Oaks Farm Distillery asked his co-founders, “What is the right thing to do here?”
The board, comprised of the retired Army pilot’s daughter Carly Snyder, son-in-law Logan Snyder, and daughter’s brother-in-law Jesse Tyahla, agreed that producing hand sanitizer to combat the coronvirus pandemic and price-gouging was the “right thing to do.”
After reading about other distilleries in Pennsylvania switching over from beverage production to that of hand sanitizer, co-owners Andy and Kris Warner at Wardog Spirits and Black River Farms in Lower Saucon Township decided to do the same.
Their effort to help refill the Lehigh Valley’s desperately dwindled supply of hand disinfectant began March 20.
“We are abiding by the World Health Organization (WHO) recipe,” says Andy Warner.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has made saying farewell to lost loved ones and friends even more heart-wrenching. Although death care services are considered essential and are permitted by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s order to continue physical operations, large gatherings of any kind are prohibited.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has mandated funeral directors to “delay these events or limit these events to 10 people or less.”
“Evolution of the Spiritual: Europe to America,” an exhibition in the Kress Gallery, Allentown Art Museum, began a multi-year partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art
On view were eight historic depictions of the Virgin Mary from the 15th century through the 20th century on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Several Renaissance and Baroque portraits of the Virgin Mary that are part of the Allentown Art Museum’s permanent collection in Kress Gallery were rearranged to complement the installation of works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Editor’s Note: At the request of the City of Bethlehem administration because of the Coronavirus, “Quiet Reflections” and the next Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission Rotunda Gallery exhibition by Lehigh Valley Charter Arts students have been canceled.
“Quiet Reflections,” Jeffrey M. Green’s solo exhibition of his colored pencil works provides a temporary respite from today’s turbulent world through March 30, Rotunda Gallery, Town Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem.
“Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas” has returned to its fanciful stage for another run of vintage seasonal fun in the Liberty Bell Museum, Allentown.
Pip and his holiday puppet show premiered at Hess’s, Ninth and Hamilton streets, in 1962. After the iconic Allentown department store closed, puppets, props and stage found a home at the Liberty Bell Museum where the holiday show has been going on since 2003.