The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 25, 2013

A look at the Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts

— The main day of the Lewisburg Celebration of the Arts (formerly the Lewisburg Arts Festival) takes place up and down Market Street Saturday, April 27. However, there are plenty of live entertainment shows and exhibits being held in conjunction with the festival (all held downtown unless otherwise noted) before, during and after April 27. For a complete list of events, visit

April 27 events and locations include:

Hufnagle Park Gazebo (rain location: Donald Heiter Community Center, 100 N. 5th Street)

* Ko-i-nike West African Drum Ensemble — 10:30–11:30 a.m. Hufnagle Park Gazebo. The ensemble consists of 10 – 16 members varying in age from 9 to 95. Learn about the original cultures and then hear the ensemble’s interpretation of the rhythms on instruments like the djembe, shekere, and dunun.

* Historical performances in honor of Union County’s Bicentennial — 12:30–12:45 p.m. Performed by Bucknell dance students; 12:45–1:30, 4:15-4:45 p.m.: Medieval dancing and jousting demonstrations by the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Hufnagle Park Main Tent (rain location: Donald Heiter Community Center, 100 N. 5th Street)

* Ed McDade — 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. American folk music.

* Uptown Music Collective —1:30-2:30 p.m. A group of 15 to 20 young adults students will perform Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.” 

* Bucknell Jazz Band — 3–4 p.m.

Dance Corner — at Post Office Square (rain location: First Presbyterian Church, 18 Market St., second floor grand hall)

* Lewisburg Dance Conservatory —10–11 a.m. Ballet, modern, jazz and tap

* Buffalo Valley Brass — 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. The group performs all types of music including ‘classical’ transcriptions, marches, folk, jazz, patriotic, pop, ragtime, religious, occasionally rock-and-roll, and Christmas.

* Susquehanna Ballroom Dance Society —12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

* Downtown Dance —1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical and hip hop.

* Cloverleaf Cloggers — 3–4 p.m. This 14-member group, based in Selinsgrove, dance to traditional fiddle, country and western, rock-and-roll, rap, Cajun, pop, Irish and bluegrass music.

Interactive Arts Park (rain location: First Presbyterian Church, 18 Market St., first floor parlor)

* Drum Circle with Steve Mitchell —11:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm

* Ed McDade —1:30–2:30 p.m.

* Busking Stage — 3–5 p.m. Street performing: musicians, magicians, jugglers, entertainers of all kinds; small sound system available. No pre-registration required, although there will be a poster to sign up for a 15-minute time slot. Family-friendly entertainment only.


* “The Poetry Path: A Guided Tour” — 4 p.m., Campus Theatre sidewalk under marquee. A walking tour of historic downtown Lewisburg and Bucknell that offers visitors a chance to read and hear recordings of poems by living poets, recited in the poets’ own voices. Ten markers along the path feature poems that pay tribute to historic and culturally significant Lewisburg locales. For more information visit

* Fraktur — Through May 11, Faustina Gallery, 229 Market St.

An exhibit of fraktur, a traditional Pennsylvania German folk art, by Donna Selfridge Spangler, featured artist of this year’s Celebration of the Arts. Spangler will also demonstrate her art in two sessions of a workshop on April 29 at the Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd. To register contact or call 523-3128.

* Annual Indoor Art Exhibit — April 26-May 4, Packwood House Museum. Professional and amateur artists show original works in this juried art exhibit. Prizes are awarded for best in show, first, second, and third places, and honorable mentions. Opening reception 7-9 p.m. April 26 with the winners announced at 8 p.m. Free admission.

* Annual Photography Exhibit— April 26-May 4, third floor Community Room, Barnes & Noble, Market Street. Professional and amateur photographers of all ages exhibit in five different categories: People, Places, Pets/Animals, Things, and Freestyle. Ribbons awarded for best in show and places in each category. Opening reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 26 with the winners announced at 7:30 p.m. Free admission.

* Packwood House Museum 25th Annual Scholastic Arts Exhibit — Through May 4, museum’s Upstairs Kelly Gallery. Juried exhibit features the work of area high school students in categories ranging from painting and drawing to jewelry and sculpture. Free admission.

*  “Splintered: The 2013 Annual Student Exhibition” — Through April 30, Samek Art Gallery, third floor of the Elaine Langone Center, Bucknell University campus. Features works in sculpture, video, painting, and printmaking by seven senior undergraduate and three graduate art students of Bucknell University, instructed by assistant professor of art Anna Kell.

*  “Makover” — Through June 30, The Downtown Art Gallery, 416 Market St. The work of two California-based artists – Elliot Anderson and Bill Domonkos. Anderson’s light-boxes layer images from tourist snapshots of famous American sites into an “averaged” landscape and Domonkos weaves archival film footage into dream-like film shorts. Both artists remix, mash-up, and “makeover” still and moving found images to create new meaning and expressive potential.

* Mixed Media Painting Exhibit— April 26-May 31, Mondragon Bookstore, 111 Market St. New paintings by Carden Holland who explores a variety of media on different surfaces. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. April 26.

* First Baptist Church of Lewisburg Art Exhibit — 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 27, First Baptist Church, 51 S. 3rd St. Features the works of members of the congregation.

* Lewisburg Area School District Art Show — May 2-3, Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School, 2057 Washington Ave. Work from kindergarten through 12th grade students in the Lewisburg Area School District. A wide array of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media will be on display; there will also be pottery demonstrations conducted by ceramic arts students from the high school. Opening reception the evening of May 2.