Allentown’s “Great Art Night” ushered in gallery receptions for “Hues of Red and Blue: The 2016 Presidential Election.”
The juried show at the Priscilla Payne Hurd Gallery in the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley was held in conjunction with additional politically-themed works at the RE:find Gallery along the Allentown ArtsWalk.
The “First Frost Train Meet” chugs into the Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th and Liberty streets, Allentown, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 12 and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 13.
More than 50,000-square-feet of tables and displays are expected in what is one of the East Coast’s larger model-train shows.
“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.”
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.
During Allentown’s “Great Art Night,” the Baum School of Art held an opening reception for “Rediscovering Ponstingl: Visions of the Extraordinary,” works from the collection of John Munice, through Nov. 17, the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.
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.
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.
“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.
The Printmakers Society of the Lehigh Valley’s “Lasting Impressions” has enough art work to fill three gallery spaces along 19th Street, across from Civic Theatre of Allentown.
And so it does. Fifteen artists are represented through Aug. 30 at Civic 514 Gallery, Blink Optical Boutique and Hava Java.
Daniel Roebuck is making progress on his motion picture directorial debut with “Getting Grace” this summer. Nearly done with location filming in his hometown of Bethlehem, Roebuck, along with several cast and crew members took time to enjoy lunch with several families affected by cancer at an event hosted by the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.