Jan 30 Monday
Immerse yourself in the imaginative world of Robert Fulton! Take an up-close look at painted miniatures, power a steam engine and explore how they propel ships forward. Learn how a submarine works through experiencing a traditional Cartesian diver. Hear first person narratives on the dock at the launch of the 1807 Clermont steamboat! Flip through Fulton’s personal papers and get inside the mind of this Industrious Revolutionary.
Fascinated by art, steam engines, canal engineering, and military technology, Fulton inspired to push the limitations of mechanical engineering. His innovations sparked the American Industrial Revolution, opened up new trade routes, and helped usher in a major wave of globalized trade on a scale never seen before. Fulton established a pattern of technological innovation that would go on to embody American ingenuity and leave an immeasurable legacy.
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Feb 03 Friday
The Forest Primeval is the product of a years long collaboration between musician and composer Alex Luquet (aka Sailcloth) and filmmaker Daniel Paashaus (aka paas-haus). Premiering on first Friday in February 2023 at The Ice House in Bethlehem, PA, this original performance showcases the duo’s short films, photography, spoken word, and live music. Luquet will be performing unreleased solo work, including a live score to some of the films, and will be releasing his new EP, Resting Fields.
The evening will begin at 7pm with a gallery of photography and sculptural work by Paashaus, along with beverages and light refreshment. The live show will begin at 8pm in The Ice House’s historic space. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door.
The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) Black Student Union presents this year’s Black Excellence Showcase: “The Power to the People Show.” on Friday, February 3 at 7 PM. The show is produced and directed by students, incorporating song, dance, skits, and group numbers performed by students. Producers of the show share, “This showcase brings together our community to showcase our students’ powers, passions, and inspirations.”
An Opening Reception for the Black Excellence Exhibit will also be held in the school's Corpora Gallery for guests to view before the show.
Admission: Monetary donations or the donation of new or gently used diverse books will be accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Black Student Union’s Little Free Libraries in Bethlehem and Allentown.
Feb 04 Saturday
Feb 05 Sunday
Isabella Rosselini hosts a journey to one of the world’s richest and most mysterious archaeological sites. A city suspended in time, over the centuries Pompeii has influenced culture and art, from neoclassicism to contemporary art, and its legacy continues to be a source of inspiration.