The Arts Community of Easton (ACE) and The Gallery at St. John’s (St. John’s Lutheran Church), 330 Ferry St., Easton, is holding its 15th annual Plaid Show themed “To Plaid or Not to Plaid,” beginning Sunday through April 27. Artists have incorporated plaid in some way in their submitted work, no matter how subtle.
An opening reception with celebrity judges will be held Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.
Other upcoming events: A concert by Terry Kitchen with Mara Levine and Loretta Hagen on March 30, from 1 to 3 p.m.; An artist’s talk and awards on April 6, at 12:30 p.m., and the 16th annual ACE Arts Tour, April 26-27.
For further info: eastonart.org
The Baum School of Art in Allentown is featuring five female artists from the Lehigh Valley in the current exhibit, “Women’s Work: Five Painters,” through March 14. The artists are Sandra Corpora, Donna Haney, Donna Needs, Jill Peckelun and Bebe Traylor, who have been painting together en plein air for more than 20 years in the valley and surrounding region.
Also on exhibit is “The Artwork of Isidro Con Wong,” who hails from Costa Rica. His work has been influenced by nature, with much of his art in landscapes, moons and bulls. He also incorporates his ethnic background with his nationality.
For further info: baumschool.org
“Go-Go Fashions from the 1960s,” on view beginning Wednesday through June 8, at the Allentown Art Museum, is drawn almost entirely from the Ellie Laubner donation in 2009 to the museum’s permanent collection. The exhibit explores the more outrageous and eye-popping side of 1960s fashion by taking a look at Op-Art, Psychedelic, and Go-Go clothing.
A second exhibit, “British Pop Prints,” through June 22, reflects work by a band of British artists in post-war London in 1952, which formed the Independent Group. They incorporated images created by American pop culture and advertising through collage and mechanical means of reproduction. Artists represented include Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, William Turnbull, Nicholas Monro, Patrick Caulfield, Peter Phillips, David Hockney and Peter Blake.
For further info: allentownartmuseum.org
Bring it on! Spring, that is! The 2014 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show opens Saturday through March 9, with the theme, “ARTiculture.” Turner’s landscapes, Van Gogh’s sunflowers, Monet’s water lilies, Hiroshige’s cherry blossoms, Warhol’s floral prints…floral and garden designers have taken their inspiration from art found in the nation’s leading museums for horticultural exhibits that transform the Pennsylvania Convention Center into a 10-acre living canvas. This fusion of art and horticulture spans world cultures and art history.
For further info: theflowershow.com
The Harleysville-based Celtic band, Burning Bridget Cleary, will be performing in Berks County on Saturday at 8 p.m., at the Landhaven, 1194 Huff’s Church Rd., Barto. The band has been nominated for another international music award, this time for its song, “Oh My Little Darling/Fire on the Mountain” from its newest album, “Pressed for Time.”
The recognition is by the Celtic Radio Music Awards sponsored by Boston-based Highlander Radio to acknowledge and promote exceptional Celtic music. In 2009, Burning Bridget Cleary was the recipient of the Celtic Radio album of the year for its second CD, “Everything is Alright.”
For further info: burningbridgetcleary.com