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Two artists ‘Land’ at JCC for joint gallery exhibition

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The “double-feature,” continuing through April 15, the Gallery at the JCC, Jewish Community Center of Allentown, is a collection of works created by two talented local artists; Kay Frederick and Melissa Perhamus.

The works of the two women fill the two-room gallery. “Where You Land” was conceived when, according to Frederick, “ … we were trying to find a commonality … because Melissa … has got a style that has a wonderfully organic, ‘foresty’ feel … part bullish and ‘Salvador Dali-ish’ … and mine is so representational, kind of the opposite end ...”

Travels with Sandy ‘Journeys’ a destination at Easton Hospital Gallery

Friday, March 11, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Easton Hospital Gallery at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, provides ample room for Sandra Corpora to display examples of her artistic travels across time, space and genres.

“This retrospective exhibition of oil paintings explores a variety of motifs and evolution of style in landscape, figurative and still life. Throughout all the pieces, work is based on study from life and plein air painting on location.

Bethlehem: Wellness center, deli plans approved

Monday, February 29, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission, which usually holds hearings at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month, held this one Feb. 22 at the Banana Factory as Presidents’ Day fell on the third Monday this year.

Bethlehem city inspector Philip Roeder, having recently taken over as chair from board member Beth Starbuck, who previously held the post for 16 years, welcomed Roger Hudak’s debut as a new member. Hudak is a Southside resident and the chair of the Mayor’s South Side Task Force.

Article By: ED COURRIER Special to The Press

Friday, February 5, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Familiar faces

For Dana Van Horn,

a career on canvas

“I am attracted to subjects whose beauty resides in the truth of their reality rather than their exoticism. I believe that beauty derives from how something is portrayed, not from what is portrayed. The subject that engages me most fully is the human figure. The challenge of creating an image that embodies the reality and personality of the sitter is endlessly fascinating.”

- Dana Van Horn

Those faces staring down from the walls are reflections of the faces looking up at them.