Winners in Peters Valley student exhibition
LAYTON, NJ — The winners of the Peters Valley’s 2023 High School Student Exhibition were announced during its opening reception. Over 100 …
LAYTON, NJ — The winners of the Peters Valley’s 2023 High School Student Exhibition were announced during its opening reception. Over 100 guests were able to see works from local high school students. The group of young artists included students from Delaware Valley High School in Milford, PA.
Peters Valley School of Craft is a gallery and craft center.
Best in Show was awarded to Cam Ilavsky, age 17, from Sparta High School. Cam’s piece, titled “Loss of Self” earned the full tuition Huber-Weyer Scholarship included with the award. Cade Martress of High Point Regional High School placed second with their highly detailed sculptural bust, “Bellator Mortiferum.” Bailey Unchester, from Watchung Regional High School, received third place for “Totem.”
The exhibition is on view through Monday, February 27.
The Sally D. Francisco Gallery is located on the second floor of the main gallery at Peters Valley School of Craft, 19 Kuhn Rd. The gallery is open between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit www.petersvalley.org for more information.
LIBERTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District has launched its annual spring tree and shrub program. Landowners can choose from a wide variety of deciduous and conifer trees and shrubs, plus specialized packets such as Nut Tree, Flowering Tree and Shrub, Wildflower, Butterfly and perennials. Seedling varieties allow for the purchaser to select what’s right for their needs.
Other items available through the program are fruit trees and wildlife-habitat housing.
To order, contact the district office at 845/292-6552 and request the brochure and order form, or go online at sullivanswcd.org. The order deadline is Monday, April 10.
ONLINE — The horticulture program at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County will host an online workshop, covering integrated pest management (IPM) in the home garden, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 23. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required; see below.
By applying IPM methods in a home garden, growers can yield cheaper, healthier and more environmentally friendly results in their plants and produce, according to a news release from the extension.
Participants will learn how implementing IPM to their gardens can yield more produce, as well as save them time and money. Topics to be covered include prevention and managing pests and disease in their home garden by using biological, physical and cultural methods. Additionally, participants will receive tips and strategies in cultivating a resilient biodiverse garden that yields nutritious nontoxic food, per the news release.
A Q&A on the topics covered will follow immediately afterwards.
Register at sullivancce.org/events.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 845/292-6180.
LIBERTY, NY — The Liberty Museum & Arts Center has invited artists, musicians and others to participate in an exhibit titled “Reflections on Father,” to be held through the month of June. Artists in all media—and anyone with memories—can share and submit their work and ideas on what the idea of “father” means to them.
The Liberty Museum is located at 46 South Main St.
Send ideas and photos to the show curator, Naomi Frumess, at email@example.com, or call her at 845/807-6656.
ONLINE; HYDE PARK, NY — The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host an afternoon of Presidents Day weekend events on Saturday, February 18 starting at 1 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center.
The center is located at 4079 Albany Post Rd.
The weekend’s events can also be streamed from the library’s social media accounts; see below.
Included for Presidents Day weekend is a book talk and signing with author Alex Prud’homme on his book “Dinner With the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House,” and a screening of “Documents on Display: Presidential Autographs.”
There is no charge, but in-person attendees must register at www.fdrlibrary.org.
The events can also be streamed on the library’s social media accounts. Find it at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum or fdr_library.
For more information, call 845/486-7745.
LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — If you’ve always wanted to try your hand—or voice—at opera, you’re in luck. The Delaware Valley Opera (DVO) will hold one more round of auditions for its 2023 season. The auditions take place beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 26 at the Delaware Valley Opera Center.
The shows to be cast include “La Boheme,” “The Audition” and (by the DVO’s own Jonathan Stinson, previously 2022’s Pirate King) a rendition of “The Three Bears.”
The Delaware Valley Opera Center is located at 6692, State Rte. 52.
For more information, and/or to reserve your audition time, email artistic director Carol Castel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MILFORD, PA — Sponsored by Kindred Spirits Arts Programs, the duo Simple Gifts will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23 at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 110 W. Catharine St.
The musicians, Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon, combine tradition with innovation, presenting a wide variety of ethnic folk music, including Irish jigs, American reels, klezmer songs, Gypsy melodies, and Balkan dance tunes. The musicians switch between fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, guitjo, recorders, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, baritone fiddle, guitar and percussion.
Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased at https://kindredspiritsarts.org.
Learn more about Simple Gifts at www.simplegiftsmusic.com/bio.html.
HAWLEY, PA — The annual Where’s Wilburr scavenger hunt, courtesy of the Downtown Hawley Partnership, is still going on through Tuesday, February 21.
Wilburr the Snowman is hiding at each participating business throughout the downtown and in the Lake Region. Pick up a game card at participating businesses, then find Wilburr at select locations to have your card stamped. When your card is complete, turn it in for a chance to win a gift certificate.
For more information, go to visithawleypa.com.
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