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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“Storytelling is my oxygen”: Carol Guzy on the Importance of Witnessing

In the crisp days of early November, photographers (as well as other image-based artists and enthusiasts) gathered in South Bethlehem for the 2017 InVision Photo Festival at the Banana Factory Arts Center and SteelStacks. The festival combined contests, talks, workshops, and exhibitions to provide a unique experience for artists, one rife with educational, professional, and…

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Artist Collective Spotlight: Michelle Lee

Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with Artist Collective member Michelle Lee about her involvement with the Collective and her work. A dynamic group of artists from across the country comprise the ArtsQuest’s Artist Collective, a resource of creative, networking, professional development, and career opportunities for visual artists. A talented artist, Lee resides in…

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Artist Collective Spotlight: Katie Hovencamp

A dynamic group of artists from across the country comprise the ArtsQuest’s Artist Collective, a resource of creative, networking, professional development, and career opportunities for visual artists. Katie Hovencamp is one of these multi-talented artists. An internationally recognized artist, Hovencamp explores the deconstruction of gender roles and interrogates social expectations of femininity through sculpture and…

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