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Our mission is “to expand and enrich the life of the community through participation in the arts.” Our definition of community includes many different people from many different backgrounds. In supporting Black Lives Matter, Arts & Education at the Hoyt is acknowledging that there are systems of power that grant privilege and access unequally, resulting in inequity and injustice towards people of color.  To those hurt and/or enraged by the death of George Floyd and countless others, we respond, “We hear you.”  In fact, so clearly that we are holding ourselves accountable for change until all people – regardless of race, age, gender, religion, identity, sexual orientation, income or experience – feel as if they belong here, too.  As far as we are concerned, you do.  Here’s how you can get engaged:

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The Churning Movement of Stillness

Jan 31 – Mar 16, 2023

by Judy Hodge “I feel the constant movement that seethes under stillness. I try to capture a moment, the way it feels to be there, to walk right in. The way the air moves around, the trees, the rocks, the water – touches my skin, messes my hair. These paintings are my prayers. My work includes …

 

Pixelated Worlds

Jan 31 – Mar 16, 2023

Andrew Chalfen’s paintings, drawings, and mixed media pieces focus on patterns that vibrate, bloom, cluster, and break apart, often in dazzling color. At times they are constructivist, abstract geometric, cartographic, op art, and psychedelic. His work is obsessively detailed, wryly playful, and musical – full of catchy riffs, hooks, and colliding poetic forms. Chalfen is a …

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After School Arts

Our free after school program is open to Lawrence County students in grades 1-6. Register for just one week, or all semester!

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Creative Play

Creative Play is designed to provide our youngest innovators, ages 3-7, the opportunity to draw, paint, design, build, invent and engineer the world they imagine. Classes are free and meet quarterly on Saturday mornings.

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Members Week

February 15-18

We love our members and want you to know it! Choose from a sweet selection of free members-only activities this Valentine’s Day!  Whether you an artist, individual, family member or higher, there’s no need to worry about attending alone!  Each household can redeem up to four Plus One Passes to bring along a friend!  Not a member?  It’s never too late to join.

A unique tour of Masonic History and symbolism held within New Castle’s own Scottish Rite Cathedral. Get a exclusive peek into the Lodge Rooms and Masonic Archives still in use today. Held Thursdays, November 10 – January 18. Reservations required.

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Arts & Education at the Hoyt receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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