An opening reception and artist talk for "Transformations: Works in Steel," an exhibit of works by sculptor Karl Stirner is 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21, The Payne Gallery, Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, Moravian College, Bethlehem, where the exhibition continues through April 7.
The event is free and open to the public.
"The exhibition will feature Stirner's collection of large to medium-sized steel sculpture and nearly a dozen drawings," said David Leidich, Assistant Director of Payne Gallery.
Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.
Here is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Readers Pick the Oscar recipients contest for the 85th Academy Awards.
@$: 5 "Amour"
5 "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
5 "Django Unchained"
5 "Les Misérables"
5 "Life of Pi"
5 "Silver Linings Playbook"
5 "Zero Dark Thirty"
@$: 5 Michael Haneke, "Amour"
5 Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
5 Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
5 Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
5 David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Life is a collection of moments.
Sometimes they don't add up.
Photographer Larry Fink reveals life in unpredictable and often startling ways. Fink is a master of capturing unguarded moments.
An exhibition, "Work in Process ... The Family," by the internationally-renowned photographer who lives in Martins Creek, Northampton County, contiinues through Feb. 28, Santa Bannon/Fine Art, ArtsQuest Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.
"9 to 5," 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22; 1, 8 p.m. Feb. 23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. cedarcrest.edu, 800-360-1222
"A Tale of Two Cities," Feb. 20 - March 3; 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Feb. 25, 26, Main Stage Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192
The eternal question, "Why do Fools Fall in Love?" may not be readily answered, but the musical of the same name through March 10 at The Pines Dinner Theatre, Allentown, attempts to explore the stages of love through popular song.
The setting is Millie's (Gwen Swanson Vigorito) "Pop-Tart" pink walled living room where her friends Florence (Stacy Bechtel), Sally (Lauren Eitzenberger) and Dee Dee (Stacey B. Yoder) have gathered to celebrate Millie's upcoming nuptials.
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards have been announced.
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, and televised live on the ABC television network.
The person who chooses the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn's Peak gift card; tickets to movies at the Roxy Theatre, Northampton, a Lehigh Valley Press prize package; and may have his or her photo appear in the Focus section.
For an Oscar Contest entry form, see Page B5.
Phillip Horn, executive director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, spent the last 20 years trying to have the world-renowed company of Lula Washington come to the state to have her company perform.
Well, the effort paid off because Lula Washington Dance Theatre is touring Pennsylvania for the first time and one of its stops is Allentown.
Lula Washington Dance Theatre performs 8 p.m. Feb. 23, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
"Ice House Tonight" provides a stage for artistic works from a variety of disciplines with innovative programming in a series of productions from regional arts organizations.
Dancelink presents "Ascent," an evening of moving meditation on spirituality, 8 p.m. Feb. 16, Charles Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem
Dancelink presents art therapy, workshops, master classes and site-specific performances.
"Django Unchained," with five Oscar nominations, has been on my must-see list of movies in theatrical release.
Still, there was trepidation about seeing "Django Unchained." I delayed seeing Quentin Tarantino's latest opus and an opus it is because of advance word about its depiction of graphic violence and the extensive use of the "N" word.
That said, "Django Unchained" deserves the Oscar Picture, Original Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz), Cinematography and Sound Editing nominations.