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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Gallery View: Student artists

Friday, February 3, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Studying Artists: Portraits of Baum School of Art Students by Marco Calderon” is a series of large format digital photographic prints mounted on foam board on view through Feb. 8, David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, The Balm School of Art, Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown.

“People are my passion. I love faces. But more than [that] I love faces, I love ideas. I love that we are so different from each other …,” Calderon says of his work and the Baum exhibit.

For Paul Harryn, quite a triptych

Friday, January 13, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Paul Harryn’s “Time We Spend” (2016, ink and acrylic paint on stretched canvas) is a performance painting trilogy of three separate 36 in. by 48 in. canvases.

“That is part of the ‘epic’ series I am working on, and that is an ‘element’ of that series,” says Harryn.

“Paul Harryn: Elements - Recent Work,” an exhibition featuring several of the artist’s abstract canvases created in 2016, continues through Jan. 29, Santa Bannon-Fine Art, Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.

‘Gardens’ grow at Civic514

Friday, December 30, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“My art is intended to inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined,” says Ronald K. De Long in his artist’s statement.

De Long’s newest series of oils on canvas, “Les Jardins des Paradis” (“Paradise Gardens”), is on view through Jan. 2, Civic 514 Gallery, 514 N. 19th St., Allentown.

De Long decided to create “gardens that didn’t exist in reality.

“I didn’t want to recreate real gardens because I can’t do anything better than the ‘Big Guy Upstairs,’” says De Long, a Bethlehem native.

HCC approves sign for coffee shop

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Matthew Hengeveld, representing 26 E. Third St., was granted a certificate of appropriateness by the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission Nov. 21. He and his business partner, Dan Taylor (represented by his mother, Maire), owners of the Lit Coffee Roaster and Bake Shop, were given approval for window signage and a small plaque with the board’s unanimous decision. The building is owned by John Saraceno.

‘Woven into the fabric of life’

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Local News

“We should work hard to make sure that government ethics is not an oxymoron,” quipped Dr. John Kincaid of Lafayette College’s Meyner Center, moderator of “A Community Discussion on Ethics Ordinances for Bethlehem” Nov. 17 at Bethlehem City Hall’s Rotunda.

The event was presented by the Northampton County League of Women Voters and South Side Initiative. Beverly Hernandez, president of the Northampton County LWV, and Kincaid moderated the “fireside chat” with a five-member panel. Hernandez invited audience members to submit questions on index cards.

‘Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Fossil fuels have got to go!’

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Standing with Standing Rock

An estimated 150-200 people answered a national call at Lehigh University late afternoon Nov. 15 to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The peaceful assembly at the flagpole on Memorial Drive was organized by Lehigh University Green Action and the Lehigh Black Student Union. LEPOCO, Black Lives Matter, and the Alliance for Sustainable Communities Lehigh Valley were also involved.

David Casagrande, an associate professor of anthropology at Lehigh University, explained from a scientific viewpoint how the DAPL will bring further harm to the environment in general.