Bethlehem Press

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After 14 years, Sienzant returns

Friday, November 11, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Who‘s Afraid of Yellow?,” Civic 514 Gallery, 514 N. 19th St., Allentown, is Tony Sienzant’s first solo show in 14 years.

Sienzant states that his work “has evolved from minimal paintings based on the X symbol to one maximizing divergent styles, mediums and techniques.”

He declares that, “I am open to any tool, any method, any means, any material, any medium - high or low - to achieve the sublime state of not knowing what I’m looking at.”

‘Paradise’ found at Moravian College

Thursday, November 3, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Arezoo Moseni was born in Iran and lives in Manhattan. An exhibit of her work, as well as that of other Iranian artists at the Shirin Gallery in Chelsea, New York City, in January, caught the attention of Moravian College professor of art history, Dr. Diane Radycki.

Impressed with the colorful, mathematical, yet organic artwork, Radycki felt that the Payne Gallery would be the perfect place to exhibit Moseni’s large pieces of interconnected tetrahedrons.

Illustrating reflections at PSU LV

Friday, October 21, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

When William Gothard died in November 2015, his son, David Gothard, envisioned a gallery exhibit of his father’s work as a memorial.

While searching through his father’s extensive collection of sketches and paintings, David Gothard began to notice similarities between his work and that of his late father. The result was “William & David Gothard, Father & Son, Humor & Pathos” at the Ronald K. De Long Gallery, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.

Flatiron sign to tout Ambassadors

Monday, October 10, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Larry Eighmy’s proposal for a large sign promoting Southside Ambassadors, a Bethlehem revitalization organization, to be painted over major masonry repair on the west façade of the Flatiron Building, was granted a certificate of appropriateness by the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission Sept. 19. With Philip Roeder serving as chairman, the decision was unanimous.

‘A Community Conversation’ - NMIH seeks South Bethlehem Historical Society input

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Local News

National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH) President and CEO Amy Hollander sought help and input from the South Bethlehem Historical Society (SBHS), as well as interested members of the general public during her address to SBHS’s annual meeting Sept. 20. It was titled, “Program Development for the NMIH: A Community Conversation.”

Baum students create a big mural at new center for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley

Friday, September 23, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

When the children and their “Big Brothers” and “Big Sisters” enjoy activities inside the new Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley Youth Center, they will also be able to enjoy the wall art surrounding them.

The former St. Joseph’s Lutheran Church, built in 1887 at Walnut and Carlisle Streets, Allentown, is now home to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley. The building was donated by the disbanding congregation to the mentoring organization in late 2015.

HARB approves CSF, Buxmont signage

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Local News

International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) was granted a certificate of appropriateness for proposed signage for the properties at 531 and 544 Main St. by the Bethlehem Historic Conservation Commission on Sept. 7. Represented by IIRP marketing director Dan Dow, the institute proposed to install a new hanging wooden sign on an existing bracket of the building’s front façade at 531 Main St., where their offices are located. Valley Youth House also has offices at 531 Main St.

Video installation an allegory at Muhlenberg Martin Gallery

Friday, September 16, 2016 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“the water between us remembers, so we carry this history on our skin. long for the sea-bath and hope the salt will heal what ails us …” greets the visitor to the darkened room where Deborah Jack’s video-sound installation plays in a continuous loop on three floor-to-ceiling projection screens. The video can also be viewed backwards behind of one of the screens, which makes it seem there are four places in the room to view the film.