Programs for May at the Everhart

Art — By on May 1, 2009 at 10:57 am

Everhart MuseumFor area art-lovers and parents interested in encouraging their children’s artistic side, the Everhart Museum has some great programs coming up in May.

Starting May 7 and running through July 27, the Everhart will host “Transformations 2008: Icons & Imagery.” On loan from Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), the exhibit has toured internationally and includes work by 32 artists from nine countries. Each of the artists used the idea of an icon, with its ability to elicit symbolic meaning beyond the object represented, as a starting point for the quilts in this exhibit. German textile expert Rudolf Smend, who served as the sole juror of this exhibit, chose work he felt “focused primarily on artistic originality, perfect craftsmanship and innovation,” while providing a new take on the meaning of iconography through the use of fresh imagery and interpretations. The exhibit will be on display during gallery hours.

The Everhart will also host YOUTH4ART Afterschool Museum Arts Program for middle school students. Students will be able to utilize the many exhibits throughout the Everhart Museum as inspiration to merge science with art, music with words, and history with today during  a 12-day session. Cost is $10 per day or $100 for the 12-day session. Supplies are included and pre-registration is required. Dates are May 4, 11, 14, 18, 21 and 22 from 3-5 p.m.

“Early Explorations: Looking & Reading Together” will be held on May 4 and 16 from 2-2:45 p.m. Join the Everhart Museum, the Lackawanna County Children’s Library, and area artists for a workshop featuring a different book and activity designed to develop pre-literacy skills through drama, art and music. The program is free and suitable for Pre-K children. Pre-registration is required and groups are welcome.

May 9 will feature two learning workshops – “PASTELS: With Virginia Sosik” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and “International Migratory Bird Day: Celebrating Birds in our Culture” from 1-4 p.m. And “Science Discovery Day for Girl Scout Juniors” is scheduled for May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Junior Girl Scouts will observe the exciting world of science as they discover a rainbow inside, track animal prints, hunt for birds and more, while earning their Science Discovery Patch. Lunch is provided. Space is limited to 75 Junior Girl Scouts! Call Kris Battle at 1-800-692-7816 ext. 1330 for information or to register.

For more information or to register for programs, contact the Everhart Museum at 570-346-7186 or email

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