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Upcoming Harrisburg Fringe Festival performers share their stories and how their art aims to break down barriers

Chris Gibson, artistic director for the Harrisburg Fringe Festival, Nick Werner, pianist and composer featured in the Harrisburg Fringe Festival, and Reglynn Heywood, multidisciplinary artist featured in the upcoming Harrisburg Fringe Festival joined us on The Spark Monday to share their stories and work in the festival.

By Aniya Faulcon

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design creates programming and exhibit on La Borinqueña, an Afro-Latina superhero

On The Spark Thursday we discussed the new graphic novel superhero, its impact on the community, and the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design La Borinqueña programming and exhibit, which opens Tuesday, with Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, award-winning graphic novelist and creator of La Borinqueña and Alex Schaufele, director of exhibitions at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

By Aniya Faulcon

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Rick Steves Art of Europe

Rick Steves Art of Europe weaves Europe’s greatest masterpieces into an entertaining and inspiring story.

By Christina Zeiders

Craft in America PBS series highlights Pennsylvania artists in upcoming season

On The Spark Tuesday, Carol Sauvion, executive director of Craft in America joined us to provide some insight on the show and Pennsylvania natives, featured in the show’s new season, Helen Drutt English, an art historian known as the godmother of craft, and Syd Carpenter, an artist who specializes on telling stories of African American culture.

By Aniya Faulcon

Construction begins for the new African American Museum of Bucks County

The facility will tell the history of Bucks County, from the Lenni Lenape people, through Black slavery and emancipation, into the Great Migration of the 20th century.

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

Harrisburg artist featured in the U.S. Embassy of Moldova seeks to make a positive difference

Harrisburg native Reina Wooden, known as “Reina 76”, created artwork that was chosen to be displayed in the U.S. Embassy of Moldova and the U.S. Ambassador to Moldova’s residence.

By Aniya Faulcon

Local pottery business owner discusses the importance of creativity and diverse entrepreneurship

According to a recent survey, women have powered the post-pandemic small business boom, with the share of women entrepreneurs nearly doubling from 2019 to 2021. Robin Wheeler, Owner of Wheel of Light Studio, is one of those women.

By Aniya Faulcon