Bethlehem Press

Monday, November 18, 2019

4th St. CBD store to get new signage

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Business owner Sandra Freeman was granted a certificate of appropriateness from the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission for signage for Your CBD Store at 14 W. Fourth St. at the Oct. 21 meeting held in the Rotunda. Her 101-inch by 22-inch refaced sign above the entrance features a colorful mandala-like cannabis bud logo adjacent to the name of her establishment in gold serif lettering and a gold double pinstripe over black. A smaller version of the bud logo over the store name in vinyl are in the shop windows flanking the entrance.

4th St. CBD store to get new signage

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Business owner Sandra Freeman was granted a certificate of appropriateness from the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission for signage for Your CBD Store at 14 W. Fourth St. at the Oct. 21 meeting held in the Rotunda. Her 101-inch by 22-inch refaced sign above the entrance features a colorful mandala-like cannabis bud logo adjacent to the name of her establishment in gold serif lettering and a gold double pinstripe over black. A smaller version of the bud logo over the store name in vinyl are in the shop windows flanking the entrance.

10th annual InVision is set

Friday, November 1, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The month-long 2019 InVision Photo Festival begins 6- 9 p.m. Nov. 1 as part of Southside Bethlehem’s “First Friday,” ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory Arts Center, with three exhibitions and opportunities to create artwork, view demonstrations and attend artists’ talks.

“The Lehigh Valley has an incredibly rich photographic community and artistic heritage, which InVision has celebrated for 10 years now,” says ArtsQuest Director of Visual Arts Hillary Harper.

Matthew Blum ‘Windows’ in Baum exhibit

Friday, October 25, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Photographer Matthew Blum’s “Windows of the Past: Lehigh County” opens Oct. 24 in the David E. Rodale Gallery, The Baum School of Art, Allentown.

Views of 17 historic buildings captured by Blum’s camera lens will be on view through Nov. 21 when a closing reception is scheduled 6 - 8 p.m. to coincide with Allentown’s “Third Thursday.”

Kacper Abolik in Baum exhibition

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Celebrating celebrity and other subjects, Emmaus-based artist Kacper Abolik’s exhibition, “Year of the Dog,” continues through Oct. 18 in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, The Baum School of Art, Allentown.

The abstract painter’s work includes bouquets, stylized copies of famous artwork, and portraits of famous people.

His recently-created cityscape of Allentown is on display. “Allentown Center City,” (2019; mixed media on glass; 19.25 in. x 14.75 in.) provides an energetic nighttime view of the monument at Hamilton and Seventh streets.

A glimpse of Christmas lighting plan

Monday, September 30, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Asking for input, Deputy Director Department of Community & Economic Development Amy Burkhart shared mockups of proposed holiday lighting for the Christmas City at the Mayor’s South Side Task Force meeting Sept. 24. These were created by David Weiner Design with white lights on the north side of the Lehigh River and multi-color lights for south of the river. Bridges between the two Bethlehems feature a combination of the two styles to create a transition. Digital projection on buildings is also being explored.

Spotted Lanternfly pinned down in PSU LV community art project

Friday, September 27, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Dixon is recruiting area organizations to help with what’s billed as a “Community Public Art Project.”

Dixon, a Virginia-based multidiscipline artist, has a background in working with insects. She first considered using bees for her project.

After being told about the Spotted Lanternfly infestation in Pennsylvania and, more recently, in New Jersey and some other nearby states, Dixon concluded that the colorful, non-native pest should be the theme for the installation.

The project can be seen as raising awareness about the Spotted Lanterfly infestation in the region.

Contentious gate, fence proposal passes

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

After much discussion, the Historical and Architectural Review Board awarded a certificate of appropriateness for a new gate and fence at the side rear of the house owned by Madeline Peters at 251 E. Church St. The gate proposal had been tabled at the previous meeting for want of more detailed plans. Representing the property was Dan Ault, who returned with a revised proposal that included the fence and gate with more accurate measurements. The vote was six “ayes” and two “nays.”