Host Silagh White chats with Laura Kaplus, former board member of various arts and cultural organizations in the Lehigh Valley. The topic of tonight's discussion is arts funding, advocacy for arts policy, and successful grant writing. Federal, state and local government grants are reviewed. (Original air date March 18,2013.)
Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle chat with Jill Dunn, artistic director at Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, and Alex Zolgelsand and Sophie Kitch-Peck, actors from "The Hobbit", now showing at the Ice House in Bethlehem. Also joining our hosts, will be artistic director Josh Neth and actor Samantha Beedle of Allentown Public Theatre, talking about their newest production "Parallel Lives."
George and Kate talk with Pat Kelly and Sue Sneeringer. Both are cast members of Tracy Letts darkly comic play "August: Osage County," playing March 1 - 10 at the Civic Theatre in Allentown. (Original air date February 25, 2013).
Bathsheba Monk welcomes short-story writer, Stephanie Powell Watts, whose collection of short stories, We Are Taking Only What We Need, is picking up every prize out there including being a finalist in the Pen/Hemingway first book contest and a Pushcart Prize. Dr. Watts, who teaches at Lehigh, was named the “Best Emerging Writer” at the Southern Women Writers Conference and most recently was awarded the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence given annually to an African-American author for a book of fiction published the previous year.
Artist Jamie Cabreza of iMiJ Shop and ArtsQuest Director of Visual Arts Janice Lipzon join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about the creation of the colorful "Blast Furnace" three-dimensional photography exhibit, currently showing in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.
Easton’s Nurture Nature Center and their unique mix of science and arts programming is featured on this program. Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with Art Director Keri Maxfield and Director of Environmental Outreach Rachel Hogan Carr. (Original air date January 28, 2013.)
In this Lehigh Valley Arts Salon, the topic is the art of brewing, as will be on display in its many facets in the inaugural Lehigh Valley Beer Week, starting Feb 11. Host Bill Dautremont-Smith will talk with LVBW organizer Jesse Albertson about its origination, and in particular will review and highlight some of the numerous events, such as special cask-conditioned beer tastings, meet the brewer evenings, and beer pairing dinners.
Two renowned local photographers take to the airwaves in this week's show. Host Lydia Panas speaks with Theo Anderson about his two current exhibits, at the Williams Center for the Arts and the State Theater in Easton.
WDIY will have two of Anderson's prints from his “Where’s Joe? The Ghost of Bethlehem Steel” series available as part of the silent auction happening at their Winter Blast Fundraising Party on February 2 at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown. (Original air date, January 21, 2013.)
Highlights of exciting upcoming events at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, will be shared with our audience as Executive Director Sheila Evans chats about the January 26th Koresh Dance performance, the Met Live in HD series, the Family Series and upcoming concerts by Allentown Symphony Orchestra. George Miller and Kate Scuffle host.