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.
“My art is intended to inspire, and are not to be defined. They place us, as does music, in the ambiguous realm of the undetermined,” says Ronald K. De Long in his artist’s statement.
De Long’s newest series of oils on canvas, “Les Jardins des Paradis” (“Paradise Gardens”), is on view through Jan. 2, Civic 514 Gallery, 514 N. 19th St., Allentown.
De Long decided to create “gardens that didn’t exist in reality.
“I didn’t want to recreate real gardens because I can’t do anything better than the ‘Big Guy Upstairs,’” says De Long, a Bethlehem native.
Photographs by a modern-day photographer using vintage techniques and processes can be viewed in “Thomas John Shillea: Camera Work 1977-2016,” through Dec. 9, Ronald K. De Long Gallery, Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.
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.