“Faces of the Lehigh Valley,” the inaugural exhibition for the new Community Gallery at Penn State University Lehigh Valley, features the work of students from five area high schools. The exhibit is scheduled to run to April 29.
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 ...”
Bethlehem’s Historic Conservation Commission began its regularly scheduled March 21 with a for a sign at 821 East Fourth St., owned by DG Commons LCC. Applicant Michelle Thorpe was seeking to have a 50-inch-wide by 33¼-inch-high window sign for her Above & Beyond Care Learning Center.
Sheila Berg, commander of the Jewish War Vets Post 39 in Allentown, during her introduction of Harry Ettlinger, described him as a world traveler telling the story of his experiences as the last surviving “Monuments Man.”
“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.
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.
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.