Friday, February 15, 2019

World of Little League® Museum and Official Store to Host Art Event on Sunday, March 10

Courtesy of Little League Baseball and Softball
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (February 13, 2019) – On Sunday, March 10, from 2 to 5 p.m., the World of Little League® Museum and Official Store will be hosting another memorable Art at the Museum Event, offering participants a chance to join local artist and owner of Wistart Studio in Hughesville, Amanda M. Emig, to paint an iconic piece of art.

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming Amanda back to our Museum for this exciting event, and encourage anyone who is interested in this event, regardless of skill level, to sign up and take part of this memorable experience,” said Lance Van Auken, Little League® Vice President and Executive Director of the Museum. “Our previous Art at the Museum event provided our visitors with educational instruction and a memorable experience that they can share with their friends and family in a unique environment. We can’t wait to see everyone out at the Museum on March 10 for another exciting event.”


For $30 per person, each participant will be provided art supplies, an 11x14 inch canvas, and step-by-step instruction by Mrs. Emig to create a memorable spring painting using a Pop Art style concept. The painting will feature ‘snacks at the ball park,’ using bright, primary colors to provide a comic-book feel.

"I enjoy providing the instruction for paintings, though what I enjoy even more is the look participants have when they just can't seem to believe they painted something worthy of hanging on their wall,” said Mrs. Emig. “This painting is sure to build more confidence. I will walk each of our participants through the painting step-by-step, and painters are always welcome to add their own ideas!"

Reservations are required and should be made before Friday, March 1, by contacting the Museum at (570) 326-3607 or at Facebook.com/WistartStudio. No experience is necessary to register and participation is open to all ages and skill levels.

Participants may arrive prior to the event to visit the Museum at no charge. Personal masterpieces may be taken home before the Museum closes for the day. Additional information about the project is available on the Museum’s Facebook page.

About the Painter – Amanda Emig
Owner of Wistart Studio in Hughesville, Pa., Amanda Emig is a professional artist. Her work includes pencil sketches of beloved animals, pet portraits, watercolors, painting, illustrations, and graphic design. In addition to Wistart on the Vine programs, Emig offers private art instruction. Emig has a master’s degree in education from InterContinental University and bachelor’s degree in communication design from Kutztown University. She has been an adjunct professor at Pennsylvania College of Technology and is employed by the James V. Brown Library as promotions manager.

About the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store
The World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern  Museum and Official Store, located at 525 Montgomery Pike (U.S. Route 15), is open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. General admission is $5, children (ages 5 through 12) are $2, and senior citizens (ages 62 and older) are $3. Children four years and younger are admitted free of charge, as well as any Little Leaguer wearing a uniform shirt that includes the Little League official shoulder patch. Additional information about the museum, events and its inclement weather schedule can be found at LittleLeagueMuseum.org or by contacting the Museum at 570-326-3607. Follow World of Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeagueMuseum) and Twitter (twitter.com/LLBMuseum). Visitors of Lycoming County are also encouraged to visit the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau website, www.vacationpa.com, or call toll-free, 1-800-358-9900.

About Little League®
Founded in 1939, Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with nearly 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. During its nearly 80 years of existence, Little League has seen more than 40 million honored graduates, including public officials, professional athletes, award-winning artists, and a variety of other influential members of society. Each year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that Little Leaguers® display at our seven baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports. For more information, visit LittleLeague.org, and follow Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeague), Twitter (twitter.com/LittleLeague), and Instagram (Instagram.com/LittleLeague).