East Penn Press

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Baum School faculty, staff display art in latest exhibit

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

A “Third Thursday” opening reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15 for the “Faculty & Staff Exhibition,” which continues through Sept. 11, David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, The Baum School of Art, Allentown.

Instructor Dana Van Horn has several works in the exhibit, including a watercolor of two seagulls, a small oil of a white pig in mud, and a large oil portrait of his adult son.

Last ‘Self-Portrait’ exhibition in Bethlehem Town Hall Rotunda

Friday, August 2, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission’s “Fifth Biennial Self-Portrait Exhibition: The Last Picture Show,” an exhibition of works by 40 Lehigh Valley-based artists and non-artists continues through Aug. 8, Rotunda Gallery, Town Hall, Bethlehem.

Richard Begbie, James A. DePietro, Barbara Kozero and Vince Gentilcore curated the show, and provided works of their own. Artists, musicians, educators, and area residents who support or influence the arts were invited to participate.

World-class photos at Theatre514 Gallery

Friday, July 19, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Globetrotting fine-art photographer Jacqueline M. Lewis has 27 images from her 25 years of travels in “A Passport to World Heritage Sites,” through through July 31, Theatre514 Gallery, Civic Theatre of Allentown.

Lewis spent the greater part of two years going through her photographs, researching the sites and editing the information that accompanies each image. She believes the pictures and text in the series can serve as an “educational social studies tool.”

Artists three at Muhlenberg College

Saturday, July 13, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Femi and the Collection,” “Corporeal Landscapes” and “In search of” are concurrent exhibitions by three Lehigh Valley artists through Aug. 1, Baker Center for the Arts. Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

“Femi and the Collection,” 20 mixed media pieces by Femi J. Johnson selected from his ongoing “Abstract Story-Scapes” series, is in Martin Art Gallery.


Thursday, July 11, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Emmaus High School turf field project update provided to board

The East Penn Board of School Directors received a status update on the high school artificial turf project at its regular meeting July 8.

James Lynch, principal and senior project manager of D’Huy Engineering provided the good news that a geotechnical study of the stadium field found a foot of topsoil which is marketable and can offset the cost, existing utilities are deep, no rock was encountered for 10 feet and the soil appears to be well graded. There is also good infiltration and the area is suitable for underground stormwater impoundment under the field.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Police Log

Ancient Oaks targeted by burglars

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Easly from Troop M was canvassing houses on Walnut Lane in Lower Macungie Township during the late afternoon June 26 to alert neighbors about a rash of burglaries recently in the otherwise quiet Ancient Oaks community.

The suburban neighborhood has been the target of an opportunistic thief or group of thieves who seek cash, jewelry and valuables that can be quickly grabbed and easy to fence.

Palette Club exhibit at Penn State LV

Saturday, June 29, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The Bethlehem Palette Club’s “All-Member Exhibition” is back for a second year in Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Ronald K. De Long Gallery with 34 non-juried submissions, concluding with a closing reception, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. July 27.

“This is the best space we’ve had for it,” says Exhibit Chairperson Pam Baylis. “We’ve been very lucky. We have had two years in a row here.”

The PSU Lehigh Valley gallery affords exhibiting three-dimensional works.


Thursday, June 27, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Debt service refinancing opportunity could save district $155K

Business administrator Robert Saul introduced RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Ken Phillips and Ben Kapenstein, senior analyst with PFM Financial Advisors to the East Penn Board of School Directors at their regular meeting June 24. The duo informed the board the district could gain a potential net savings of $155,000 by considering their proposal for debt service refinancing.

2019 Congressional art awards presented at Baum School

Friday, June 14, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Ten high school art students from the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania were honored at the Baum School of Art during a reception for the 2019 “An Artistic Discovery Congressional High School Art Competition and Exhibition.”

Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-15th) presented the national commendations and Urban Affairs Liaison Alta Mercado from the office of State Senator Patrick M. Browne (R-16th) handed out state commendations.

Fern Roopchand from Wild’s office assisted with the awards ceremony.