Catasauqua Press

Friday, July 19, 2019

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.

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.

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.

Touchstone goes ‘UnBound’ for arts fest

Friday, June 7, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Touchstone Theatre will present “Festival UnBound,” a 10-day visual and performing arts festival, Oct. 4-13, at venues in South Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley.

According to festival coordinator Bill George, “This ten-day series of performances, installations and happenings is created in collaboration with the people and artists of Bethlehem, visiting regional and international artists, and Bethlehem city government.”

Pennsylvania Dutch dialect celebrated

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

After completing a 13-week course studying the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect, 29 students received their Fraktur-themed diplomas from instructors Dave and Jean Adam. The graduation ceremony took place April 30 in the social room of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

Kelly Kiefer, of Catasauqua, at age 24, and Coopersburg resident Jen Fritz, at 26, were the youngest students to receive certificates. Kiefer attended classes with her grandmother Doris Kiefer.

The 2019 spring session was the second time the Adams have offered the course at Jordan Lutheran Church.

A ‘Reimagined’ exhibition at the Kemerer

Friday, May 3, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Artifacts Reimagined: A 5x5 Artist Exhibition,” through Aug. 18, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Bethlehem, of more than 50 contemporary pieces by five Lehigh Valley artists sheds new light on historic and vintage items.

The artists, members of the 5x5 Artists group for their work in five distinct media, spent a year researching, photographing and studying artifacts from the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Collection as inspiration for their works.

Fifty students receive awards for Baum School scholarships

Friday, April 19, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The Baum School of Art, Allentown, awarded full scholarships, half-scholarships and quarter-scholarships to more than 50 students ages five through 17 during the closing reception of the “Children & Teen Student Exhibition” in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.

Baum School executive director Shannon Fugate emceed the March 31 event, where event sponsors Mike and Wendy Stout of Stout Associates, LLC presented certificates to scholarship recipients.

Sail away with Catty

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by ED COURRIER in School

Drama Club will take stage for March 21-24 musical

“Anything Goes,” with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, cruises to the stage at Catasauqua High School March 21-24.

Written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the musical comedy debuted on Broadway in 1934.

“Anything Goes” features the misadventures of Billy Crocker, a stowaway aboard an ocean liner, who falls in love with American debutante Hope Harcourt. He is aided by gangster Moonface Martin and nightclub singer Reno Sweeney in his pursuit of the heiress, who is engaged to stuffy Englishman Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.