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Bethlehem, Pa., May 21, 2010—The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery at Moravian College’s Haupert Union Building is exhibiting artwork by the Bethlehem YMCA’s Kids Care Program until June 15. The exhibition features works of art created by children in grades four to six who are in the Bethlehem YMCA’s afterschool child care program.
The theme of the works of art is “Transformations.” The children created paintings that depict how they could transform the primary colors into many possible colors and how they could transform their marks into shapes. The small painted and collaged cards are known as “Artist Trading Cards,” and are popular, portable works of art that are usually meant to be traded with others.
Dr. Kristin Baxter, assistant professor of art at Moravian College, and Moravian College students Casey Simpson and Sarah Collins participated in this program. The afterschool art program and exhibition were supported by a Community Grant from the Leadership Center at Moravian College.
The Gallery honors H. Pat Eiffe who was director of the Haupert Union from 1962-1995. It is located throughout the hallways on the upper level of the HUB. During the academic year, different art exhibits representing a wide range of media are displayed for the viewing of members of the College community. The gallery is open to the public free of charge. The Haupert Union Building is open daily from 8 a.m. to midnight.