5th Annual Lehigh Valley Photography Month Kicks Off Nov. 1

Oct 30th, 2015Press Release from ArtsQuest

BETHLEHEM, PA—Photography aficionados and arts enthusiasts are invited to celebrate the art of photography during the 5th annual Lehigh Valley Photography Month (LVPM) this Nov. 1-30. The month-long celebration features a diverse array of photography exhibitions, workshops and presentations at 20 venues throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Kicking off LVPM is the 6th-annual Olympus InVision Photo Festival at SteelStacks and the Banana Factory in Bethlehem Nov. 5-8. The festival features workshops with professional photographers including the Nov. 8 “A Day in the Life of Bethlehem” photography excursion with renowned Time, Life and National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan, as well as exhibits such as the Pennsylvania Photographers Juried Competition, InVision College Photography Competition Exhibit and more.

The complete list of 2015 LVPM participants is:

Allentown Art Museum, Allentown

Through Dec. 6: Jeffrey Becom – Colors of India

Alternative Gallery, Allentown

Nov. 19-Dec. 4: Glass Portraits

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem
Nov. 1-30: The Work of Bruce Ward

Banana Factory, Bethlehem

Through Dec. 13: InVision College Photography Contest
Through Jan. 3: Rick Smolan – “INSIDE TRACKS: Alone Across the Outback”

Through Jan. 10: Pennsylvania Photographers Juried Competition
Nov. 6-Dec. 2: Olympus Visionaries and Trailblazers Exhibition

Nov. 6-Jan. 6: Janice Lipzin – New York Exposed: City Life in the ’80s

Nov. 12: Chris Karfakis – Evolution of Photography Lecture

Baum School of Art Rodale Family Gallery, Allentown

Through Nov. 18: Walks in North Park by Dan R. Talley

Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m.: Artist Reception

Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery, Bethlehem

Through Jan. 9: Lynn Noble – “Let the Spirit Move You”

Eagle Nest Gallery, Nazareth Area High School, Nazareth

Nov. 4-Dec. 18: Kristine Kotsch: As the Crow Flies

Dec. 10, 6-9 p.m.: Artist Reception

FloreAnt Studio Projects, Emmaus

Nov. 7, 14 and 21: Returning to the Source

Nov. 15, 3-5 p.m.: Artist Reception

Fox Optical & Gallery, Bethlehem

Nov. 6-Dec. 26: UrbanLandscapes by Sharon K. Merkel

Nov. 6, 7-10 p.m.: Opening Reception

The Gallery at St. John’s, Easton

Nov. 1-Dec. 20: Sacred Sights by Curtis L. Olson

Hillcrest Camera Club, Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, Easton

Through Nov. 30

Lehigh University – Dubois Gallery, Maginnes Hall, Bethlehem

Through May 27, 2016: Revisting South Bethlehem: 150 Years of Photography

Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, Bethlehem

Through Nov. 20: Cadillac – American Photographs by Theo Anderson

Lehigh Valley Photography Club, Bethlehem

Nov. 2-25: Members’ Juried Photography Exhibition sponsored by Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission

Nov. 8, 2-4 p.m.: Artist Reception – City Hall Rotunda Gallery

Moravian College, H. Paty Eiffe Gallery in the HUB, Bethlehem

Through Nov. 15:  Otherwise Ordinary Photographs by Matthew Beniamino

Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m.: Opening Reception

Nazareth Center for the Arts, Nazareth

Nov. 1-30: Richard Begbie: Abstract Realities

Nov. 1, 1-3 p.m.: Opening Reception

Northampton Community College, Communications Hall, Bethlehem

Nov. 2-Dec. 18: “Vignettes From the Mind of Yevette Hendler”

Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Opening Reception

Santa Bannon, Fine Art Gallery, Banana Factory, Bethlehem

Nov. 1-20: “MASQUERADE” photographs by Thomas Shillea

Nov. 1-20: “THE AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE” photographs by Dave Moser

Silver Images, Banana Factory, Bethlehem

Pigment Ink Printing

State Theatre, Easton

Through Dec. 12: Annex – Behind the Curtain State Theatre Photography 2014 Exhibit

Nov. 6-Jan. 24: Main Gallery – Adam Atkinson – Listen Photographs

Nov. 21: Annex – 2015 Behind the Curtain Photography Workshop

For more information on the Lehigh Valley Photography month, visit www.invisionphotofestival.org.


Editor’s Note: Attached is the iconic Walker Evans image, Bethlehem Graveyard and Steel Mill, Pennsylvania, 1935, appearing in the Lehigh University exhibit “Revisting South Bethlehem: 150 Years of Photography.” The image is courtesy of Lehigh University Art Galleries/Teaching Museum.

Media Contact:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest, 610-332-1342 or gro.tseuqstranull@okmedm


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