PBS39, Allentown Art Museum Announce Arte en Español


This story time, done entirely in Spanish, will promote literacy and exposure to the arts

Bethlehem, PA. – October 19, 2018 – PBS39 and the Allentown Art Museum (AAM) invite the community to Arte en Español every Wednesday at 11 a.m. beginning October 31. This hands-on initiative brings art to life through the senses of sound, sight and touch.

Each week, a story relating to art will be read aloud in Spanish to children. The program will then conclude with a corresponding craft project. The storytellers will be facilitators from the Spanish Immersion Learning Center. The Allentown Art Museum will tie-in a collection of art or a special exhibition.

“Our presence should be a reflection of our entire community and represent our entire viewing audience,” Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer of PBS39 said. “With such a large Spanish speaking population in the Greater Lehigh Valley, it’s only appropriate that we offer a program like this at a venue that is so easily accessible.”

Arte en Español sessions are open to the public. Contact Elena Ostock by phone 610-432-4333 ext. 138 or via e-mail eostock@allentownartmuseum.org to book a group or schedule a tour. Drop-ins are also welcome.

“The Allentown Art Museum is proud to be a partner with PBS39 in presenting this story hour,” David Mickenberg, President and CEO of the Allentown Art Museum said. “As an educational and arts institution we are deeply devoted to creative ways to use the arts to educate and stimulate young minds. This bilingual program and partnership with PBS39 is a creative and original approach to community education.”

This is the first Spanish language collaboration between PBS39 and the Allentown Art Museum.

About PBS39

PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Pa., serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. PBS39 Reporter Corps journalists are embedded in the ten counties that make up the Greater Lehigh Valley, including Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks, Schuylkill, Carbon and Monroe in Pennsylvania, plus Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. The Reporter Corps creates community-focused content for PBS39 News Tonight and for the PBS39 digital platform. For more information, visit wlvt.org.

About Allentown Art Museum

The Allentown Art Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that participates in the cultural, educational and economic life of the Lehigh Valley. Defined by a unique combination of tradition and innovation, our collections, educational partnerships, collaborative and community based programs, and exhibitions are dedicated to inspiring the broadest possible public engagement, access and service. For more information please visit AllentownArtMuseum.org.





Information provided to TVL by:
Nicole Harrell
Public Relations/Promotions Manager, PBS39