Bethlehem Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fifty students receive awards for Baum School scholarships

Friday, April 19, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The Baum School of Art, Allentown, awarded full scholarships, half-scholarships and quarter-scholarships to more than 50 students ages five through 17 during the closing reception of the “Children & Teen Student Exhibition” in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.

Baum School executive director Shannon Fugate emceed the March 31 event, where event sponsors Mike and Wendy Stout of Stout Associates, LLC presented certificates to scholarship recipients.

Task Force prepares for annual “Cleanup’

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Chairman Roger Hudak announced at the March 26 Mayor’s South Side Task Force meeting that final preparations for the Spring Southside Cleanup are underway. The annual event is scheduled for April 13 from 10 a.m. - noon, with breakfast provided at 9:30 a.m. The task force, in partnership with Lehigh University and other organizations, sponsors the event. Volunteers are to meet at Farrington Square, rain or shine.

Panas’ awakens ‘Beauty’

Friday, March 15, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Sleeping Beauty,” a solo exhibition by fine art photographer Lydia Panas through April 13, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, focuses on the social contradictions women face.

Each of the 16 color portraits of women, from girls through adults, features a figure laying in a grassy or leafy setting outdoors. With their eyes wide open, the subjects seem to be defiantly staring back at the viewer. A direct gaze from each conveys a sense of interruption and engagement.

“’Sleeping Beauty’ is actually a reversal of the fairy tale,” says Panas.

The art of incarceration at Banana Factory show

Friday, March 1, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

In partnership with Art For Justice, The Moravian Church Eastern District, and Moravian Seminary, ArtsQuest presents “Hope in Hard Times: Prisoners’ Art for Social Justice,” March 1 - April 7, Banko Gallery, Banana Factory Arts Center, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.

“As a community-based arts center, one of our primary focuses is to showcase artists and exhibitions that prompt people to stop and think about issues that are impacting our society,” says ArtsQuest Sr. Director of Visual Arts Stacie Brennan.

Protecting your most valuable asset

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

“You need to be careful if you have an idea, to not give it away,“ said attorney Jack Gross of Gross McGinley, LLP at a one-hour seminar on “Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset” held Oct. 16. The Small Business Development Center sponsored the session at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop campus.

Gross explained what is considered intellectual property (IP) and what steps are necessary in establishing and protecting ownership of it. Trademarks, service marks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents are all considered intellectual property.

Celebrating 50 years

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Keeping on their toes!

After the curtain closed on the final 2018 season matinee performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Zoellner Arts Center Dec. 16, cast, crew and supporters gathered for a special cast party hosted at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. Nearly 250 guests celebrated 50 years of consecutive Lehigh Valley performances of the seasonal ballet scored by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.