Palmer Museum of Art Community Day
Join volunteers and staff of the Palmer Museum of Art for hours of fun at the museum! Come explore the reinstallation of the galleries and current exhibitions on view, participate in gallery conversations and hands-on activities, and enjoy ice cream and live music with your friends and family.
Simple Gifts, an amazingly versatile award-winning duo that draws on an impressive variety of ethnic folk styles, will perform live on the Palmer Plaza. Based in the hills of central Pennsylvania, these women play everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling, and original compositions written in a traditional style. Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon switch with ease among fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, guitjo, recorders, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, baritone fiddle, guitar, and percussion.