Saturday, March 23, 2019
$50 per person (members); $65 per person (non-members).
Advance ticket sales begin Wednesday, January 23.
Deadline for reservations is Thursday, March 21 at 5pm.
Continental breakfast and box lunch included.
Join us for an exploration of the barn star region of Northern Berks County, an area with the highest concentration of decorated barns in Pennsylvania. With a special emphasis on the hills and dales of Albany Township and the surrounding communities, participants will discover a wide variety of traditional barn stars, also known as hex signs, and explore the folklore of this diverse and colorful artistic tradition. This bus tour will be led by Patrick J. Donmoyer, guest curator of Glencairn’s featured exhibition, Hex Signs: Sacred and Celestial Symbolism in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars.
Joining us on the trip will be Eric Claypoole, the region’s foremost barn star painter. Eric will share his knowledge and expertise as a second-generation painter throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, and especially in Kempton, Berks County. With just under 100 barns painted throughout his career, Eric’s first-hand accounts and down-to-earth stories will shed light on the tradition from a creative perspective.