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3 x 3: Diverse views, diverse artists in Muhlenberg College galleries

Friday, March 3, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Three separate exhibitions are on view in Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. These are diverse views and diverse artists, each with a distinct perspective.

AM DeBrincat’s “Speculative Fiction” is on display in the Galleria Lobby.

Patricia Satterlee’s “Already Gone” is also in the Galleria.

George Afedzi Hughes’ “Urban Allusions” is in Martin Art Gallery.

In “Speculative Fiction,” continuing through March 27, DeBrincat assembles mixed media paintings with images taken from analog and digital archives and blends them together.

Scouting accomplishments celebrated at Minsi Trails Court of Honor

Monday, February 13, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, presented Silver Beaver Awards to Michael Caffrey, Charlie Chase, Rev. Gary Marsh, and seven others at the Council Recognition Dinner Jan. 27 at the East Hills Moravian Church in Bethlehem The Silver Beaver is a distinguished service award for registered adult “Scouters” who have made a positive impact on the next generation through their years of service. Presenting the medals were Dr. Arnold Traupman and Glenn Higbie.

Bethlehem HARB--Two buildings to get new awnings

Monday, February 13, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Bethlehem’s Historical and Architectural Review Board, with chairman Fred Bonsall, vice chair Philip Roeder, and freshman member Derrick Clark, approved two similar projects at the Feb. 1 hearing in the Rotunda.

Julian Sghiatti, owner of Clusters Handcrafted Popcorn at 530 Main St., was granted a certificate of appropriateness to install a dark blue awning using fire-retardant material and repaint the existing trim to match. The building, owned by Steve Holloman, was the former home of Shuze.

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.