Constance Garrow Diamond's "Sustainability in Painting," opens with a reception and talk by Diamond, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Jan. 17, Payne Gallery, Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, Moravian College, Bethlehem, where the exhibit continues through Feb. 17.
The exhibition includes 35 works of art constructed as collage using acrylic-mixed medium on paper. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
The exhibition supports Moravian College's "Sustainability In Focus" themed programming for the 2012-13 academic year.
Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.
The Da Vinci Science Center (DSC) has announced that its Executive Director and CEO, Troy A. Thrash was offered and has accepted the position of President and CEO of the Air Zoo museum, Portage, Mich., an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
The Da Vinci Center's Director of Finance and Human Resources, MaryAnn Woods Przekurat, will serve as the organization's interim CEO starting Jan. 24.
A search process for a new CEO has begun, said Frank K. Schweighardt, Ph.D., Chairman of the Center's Board of Trustees.
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards have been announced.
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC television network.
The person who chooses the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn's Peak gift card; tickets to movies at the Roxy Theatre, Northampton, a Lehigh Valley Press prize package; and may have his or her photo appear in the Focus section.
For an Oscar Contest entry form, see Page B4.
The Allentown Rescue Mission has announced the hiring of Chris Aylward as its new Chief Executive Officer
Aylward has more than 20 years experience helping homeless and impoverished individuals achieve personal, professional and spiritual growth. Aylward replaces Gary Millspaugh, who served as Executive Director.
The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace has announced the finalists for the 2012-2013 Societas Award for Responsible Corporate Conduct. The winner of the competition will be presented with the award at a luncheon, noon Jan. 31, University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley.
Three well-known regional companies made the list after completing a rigorous application process. They are: Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.; Jaindl Companies; and Prudential Patt, White Real Estate.
The Societas Award competition is open to for-profit companies headquartered in Eastern Pennsylvania.
The Baum School of Art will sponsor "Bodies Revealed Figure Drawing Workshop," with Adriano Farinella, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Da Vinci Science Center, Allentown. A reception follows, 7:30 -8:15 pm.
The "Bodies Revealed" exhibition at the Da Vinci Science Center is an opportunity for students of figure drawing to immerse themselves in anatomical study.
Several members of the Moravian College music faculty come together for a "revue," 4 p.m. Jan. 20, Peter Concert Hall, Hurd Campus, Bethlehem.
Performers include Suzanne Kompass, soprano; Dan DeChellis, piano; Inna Eyzerovich, violin; and Gregory Oaten, tenor.
Ken Kovacs has joined Lehigh Valley Financial Group, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), as a financial services professional.
Ken is a specialist in Family Life Insurance Programs, Disability Income Protection, College Planning Strategies, Retirement Planning, Business Succession Planning, Group Retirement Planning, and Long Term Care Insurance Programs.
Kovacs was most recently with Summit Financial Resources.
Charles Kalan and Susan Rutt, Co-Chairs of Arts Ovation, have announced that nominations are now being requested for awards to be presented at the Allentown Arts Commission's 25th Annual Luncheon, May 2.
Nominations may be submitted in writing or via email in the following categories:
Outstanding Achievement in Visual, Performing and Literary Arts: May be individuals and-or arts organizations. In submitting a nomination, specify if it is for Visual, Performing or Literary Arts.