Oct. 31—The Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen will hold its 71st Annual Juried Holiday Fine Art and Craft Festival on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and next Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at

Kutztown University’s O’Pake Fieldhouse, South Campus Drive, Kutztown.

Guild members will be sharing their stories with holiday shoppers as they browse everything from wearables to pottery, photography, baskets, wooden arts, furniture, folk art and metal work.

The Acoustic Road Show will be back providing music, and the student gallery will once again showcase emerging artists.

There will be hourly door prizes, a scavenger hunt and the first 50 patrons through the doors each day will receive a special gift.

Admission is $6, with children 12 and younger admitted free. Proceeds benefit the educational programs of The Reading-Berks Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.

For more information, see rbcrafts.org.


The Reading Theater

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A new photography project gives us a glimpse of the complex healing journey of sexual assault survivors.

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but for Eric Paull, some of those words can represent harrowing memories.

“Five, six years old, the abuse started,” Paull said.

Paull was abused at a young age and turned to the Sexual Assault Center in Nashville later in life to help start his healing journey through its programs and counseling.

“The first step is awareness,” Paull said. “It’s hard for people to talk about it, and that’s why it’s hard for them to do the work because it involves a lot.”

It’s that work Paull, and fellow survivors are hoping to inspire others to begin through documentary photographer Dan Heller’s new project.

“People don’t want to be constantly defined by that one event in their lives,” Heller said. “They are

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In addition to Jusu, five other artists from Trenton will contribute to the project including recording artist Umar “BIG OOH!” Alim, singer/songwriter Hana Sabree, poet Terra Applegate, and videographer Diego Gordon. Jennet Jusu, Bentrice’s sister, will incorporate dance.

“No matter what the paper says, no matter how you perceive people, no matter the stories you hear [from a] third person whatever the case may be, it’s somebody that loved the person. It’s somebody that was affected by the death. It’s somebody that misses that person,” said Alim during a virtual panel at this year’s Art All Night festival in Trenton.

Alim added that the project will prevent people from forgetting those lost to violence.

“I feel like this is a platform to keep their name alive and talk to the family to get perspective on the story,” he told the panel.

Mental health is also at the forefront of the

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The San Jacinto Arts Project is set to premiere today, August 10 at 10:30 a.m. and will feature the history of Amarillo through art, according to a press release by San Jacinto.

The event, located outside of the original San Jacinto Fire Station, 610 South Georgia, is the third neighborhood art project that tells a story of Amarillo with the project benefiting the San Jacinto neighborhood, according to the release.

Artists will have the opportunity to win prizing which total over $3,500 in the form of scholarships for students who enter, the release explained.

In addition, the art featured at the event will include paintings to photography, sculpting to poetry and more. The list below is upcoming events provided by San Jacinto:

  • Friday, Aug. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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