Archive for July, 2014

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“The World Above:  Artists Celebrate the Sky” 

Contest, Exhibit and Sale

at the

Eric Sloane Museum

The Eric Sloane Museum and the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum are seeking entries from the public.  This year’s theme is the sky, clouds, weather and aviation.

Anyone is welcome to participate!

Participant Categories:  Under 18, Over 18, Professional Artists – Prizes awarded in each.

Artistic Mediums:  Any form of art to be displayed indoors or out of doors.

Requirements:  Art must be suitable for the museum audience.

When:  Entries must be submitted during regular museum hours July 17th – July 25th, Thursday – Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  There will be an Opening Reception hosted by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum on Saturday July 26th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The show runs from July 26th– August 3rd.  Participants should plan to pick up their works of art between Thursday, August 7th and Sunday, August 10th between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Information:  860-927-3849


This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Eric Sloane Museum.  For membership and volunteer opportunities, please contact Jim Mauch @ 570-204-2906.

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An illegally parked duck on the campus of Bucknell University.  Taken during our morning walk, this duck does not have his 4 way flashers on, as indicated as required on the sign directly in front of him…

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Baking bread, Weather Hill Style.  Eric Sloane wrote and illustrated little concerning the bread oven, ubiquitous throughout Central, South Central, and South Eastern Pennsylvania.  Masonry bread ovens were common throughout Europe, and arguably reached a state of near perfection in rural France.

To work properly, these masonry ovens must follow a specific ratio between the height and width of the oven and the height and width of the access door to the oven.  Wood is meant to be burned directly in the oven and the coals brushed out after they have been completely burned.  The masonry acts as a heat sink and can maintain temperatures of around 500 degrees for hours after the last hot coal has been removed.