An exhibition by Rigo Peralta continues through July 31, Civic Theater Of Allentown, Theatre514, 514 N. 19th St., Allentown.
Peralta, born in the Dominican Republic, is a surrealist artist. whose work is rich with symbolic imagery and majesty and often depicts the contradictory aspects of human nature.
Through his art, Peralta tries to reconcile primal or magical nature within the confines of modernization and technology.
The New Bridge Group exhibition continues through Aug. 10, H. Patty Eiffe Gallery, Haupert Union Building, Moravian College, West Laurel and Monocacy streets, Bethlehem.
Works include paintings, prints, photography, jewelry, mixed media and encaustics by Kristin Baxter, Loretta Becker, Richard Begbie, James A. DePietro, Zehra Follweiller, Egidio Galgano, Kate Garibaldi;
Also, Andy Grunberg, Deborah Hamburger, Ana M. Hamilton, Yevette Hendler, Eleanor Ivins, Femi J. Johnson, EA Kafkalas, and
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival annual gala, "Luminosity," honored Linda Lapos and Paul Wirth as this year's Will Shakespeare Award recipients.
Lapos has attended every production in the PSF 22-year history. She is on the PSF board of directors. She and her husband, Paul, have been PSF sponsors for many years.
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Sidekick Band, 3 p.m. July 28
Texas Fever, 3 p.m. Aug. 4
The Moore Brothers Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 11
Bill Murray and the Crossover Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 18
Country Rhythm, 3 p.m. Aug. 25
One Night Stand, 3 p.m. Sept. 1
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Steve Brosky, noon Aug. 6
Billy Bauer Band, noon Aug. 13
Jay Lapp, noon Aug. 20
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The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Wine on the Mountain festival, noon - 5 p.m. July 27, July 28, Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe.
Wine on the Mountain features wine samplings and sales from Lehigh Valley wineries, local artisans displaying their arts and crafts, and light fare available for purchase from Roadies Restaurant.
There is also music by the Billy Bauer Duo July 27 and the Jake Kaligis Dynamic Duo July 28. The venue offers panoramic views of Beltzville Lake and the surrounding Appalachian mountainside from its large open-air deck.
Clarence H. Carter, "Study for Visitation 2" (pencil, 19 in. x 17 in., 1980), "Clarence H. Carter: Realism to Surrealism," through Aug. 9, David E. Rodale Gallery, Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown
I would argue that change is the most daunting challenge for a human being. Leaving the warm cocoon of the known to enter the harsh world of uncertainty takes courage.
This is especially true of the arts, where fans expect a certain style from the artist, and get annoyed or even angry when the artist has mined one vein of inspiration and turns to another.
Yet, as the exhibition, "Clarence H. Carter: Realism to Surrealism," through Aug. 9, David E. Rodale Gallery, Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown, shows, the career of Clarence H. Carter is all about change.
The Great Allentown Fair's Premium List booklets, that detail the procedures for entering and categories for the fair's blue ribbon competitions, are now available at the Allentown Fairground's main and box offices
PSF versions of each book are available for downloading at the fair's Web site, allentownfairpa.org.
Placement ribbons and cash prizes are awarded in each of the exhibitor categories judged the weekend before and throughout fair week, Aug. 27 - Sept. 2. There are contests for youths in addition to the all-age categories.
A week-long exhibit about Henry Ford, who was born 150 years ago, will be held at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
The exhibit opens with a slideshow, 1 p.m. July 27, by Guest Curators Ron and Dennis Smith about the development of the Model T Ford, the assembly-line, and the mass production of automobiles in the United States.
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St. Peter's Union Church, St. Peter's Road, Macungie, was transformed to "Kingdom Rocks" for Vacation Bible School recently. Those attending had to cross the moat to gain entrance to the castle to discover those things that allow us to be strong in our faith and know the love of God. Setup for this terrific occasion was done solely by volunteers. This included painting, making armored Knights, making "bricks" to create walls and generally transforming the church into a medieval castle.