Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Wait, is that the sun I see?! In that case, have I got a few arts ideas for you (once you have tired of work and yard sales).

Boyertown is hosting their Fourth Friday Art Walk tonight, May 26, 2017. Local artists, poets, and musicians will take over Main Street from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Boyertown, PA. Free and open to the public. (I am sure the shops will be open and selling a few refreshments and artwork, as well.)

If the weather holds, take your picnic and picnic blanket or lawn chairs to Green Lane Park Amphitheater (2248 Green Lane Road, Green Lane, PA) Saturday night, May 27, 2017, for the free Red Hill Band concert, from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. There is also an awesome playground, and picnic tables, near the amphitheater.

And if the weather fails to cooperate, take advantage of the grey day and go to Allentown Art Museum for the final weekend of the incredible exhibit Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami (closing on May 28, 2017).

Above the Fold presents the work of nine renowned artists working in six different countries and ranging in age from twenty-nine to seventy-one. These artists—Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine (Canada/USA), Vincent Floderer (France), Miri Golan (Israel), Paul Jackson (UK/Israel), Robert J. Lang (USA), Yuko Nishimura (Japan), Richard Sweeney (UK), and Jiangmei Wu (China/USA)—have been pushing the boundaries of origami to elevate what was once considered a children’s craft into a sophisticated global art form. Some have even employed mathematical theorems to solve folding problems and advance the capabilities of the medium. Now, origami not only expresses the beauty and spirit of natural forms such as birds and animals, but it also touches on religious, social, and political ideas—moving the viewer with both the intricacy of its craft and the power of the artist’s message.

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