South Side Artist Spotlight: Keith Garubba

Printmaker Keith Garubba is one of the Banana Factory’s newest resident artists. Garubba currently teaches at the Baum School of Art, in the Allentown School District, and at Lehigh Carbon Community College. In addition, Garubba works for Durham Press as a printer. The Bethlehem artist completed his undergraduate degree at Keystone College and received a…

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Artist Katie Hovencamp Talks Art & Politics, Solo Exhibition at Bradbury-Sullivan Center

Katie Hovencamp, a resident artist at the Banana Factory Arts Center and Artist Collective member, currently has a solo exhibition at the Bradbury-Sullivan Center. Her exhibition, titled “Fracturing Gender: Beauty and the Body Politic,” is eye-catching and subversive, cotton candy that’s not so sweet. Hovencamp’s work speaks to beauty, bodies, gender, and space, and the…

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The Energy of the Arts District

Missy Hartney Brings Energy and Ideas to the South Side Arts District Colorful murals in South Bethlehem burst from what used to be blank walls. The addition of a mural on E. Third Street has brought vitality to the city’s streetscape. Created by Manhattan street artist Denton Burrows, this piece of artwork combines elements of…

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Better Days Will Come: A Chat with Albert Negron III

Anyone who has visited the Southside of Bethlehem knows that the area takes art very much to heart. At practically every corner is a distinct, fiery-colored planter that consists of elements of Bethlehem. And lest we forget, drivers and passersby alike can now enjoy the recently completed murals located near the New Street Bridge and…

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