Illuminate the Void – Student Interactive Installation Artwork

TODAY (Monday) 8th


ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks (Lobby)

101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18105
Phone: (610) 297-7100

Student Interactive Installation Artwork
This exhibit describes the boundaries of a “void” through the creation
of dynamic artworks that address the contradictions between
reality and illusion. The manifestation of “nothingness” in art is closely
associated with the contemplation of emptiness as it represents
the definition of a void. The artwork challenges one to identify and
understand what a “void” is in our personal interpretations of the work.

NYC Art Trip to the Whitney Biennial Exhibition, this Friday, March 24!

Sponsored by the the Art Department and the Art Connection Club (ACC)
Sign-up and pay in advance to reserve a seat.
Cost: $25.00* (cash) to the Art Department, NCC.

See Bruce Wall, Tom Shillea, Alan West, or a representative of the ACC.
* Covers bus transportation, museum admission extra, galleries are free

Be prompt. Busses cannot wait for you.


  • 7:45AM *Be ready to board bus (NCC North Campus in front of Gates Center/Hampton Winds)
  • 8:00 AM *Bus departs promptly for NYC
  • 10:15 AM • Arrive at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Students: $18. Adult: $22. 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014, (212) 570-3600,

    The 2017 Whitney Biennial Is The Most Politically Charged in Decades, by Jerry Saltz
    “Right now, art simply needs to do what it does best. That is, continue, in the words of D.H. Lawrence, by “pioneering into the wilderness of unopened life.” Jerry Saltz
    Whitney Biennial, by Dan Fox,
    Lew and Locks’ biennial understands that life doesn’t come at us in neat themed-group-show packages. Life doesn’t ‘deal with’ or ‘interrogate’ or ‘explore notions of’ diddly-squat: life is scrappy, attractive, grubby, screwed-up, hopeful, desperate, ugly, unfair, unfathomable, provisional, celebratory, funny, heartbreaking, sarcastic, insulting, exclusionary, inclusive, sociable, violent, physical, cerebral. Which, at least in places, is what this show tells us so well. – Dan Fox

  • Lunch:  Chelsea Market, 10th Ave & 15th St., Bottinos, 10th Ave. & 24th St., many other options as well. Recommend bringing energy bars, snacks, etc. to save money.
  • Tour Chelsea galleries (free) between 13th St. and 30th St., 10th & 12th Ave. (See Chelsea Gallery Listings)
  • Dinner: Chelsea area restaurants. Recommend bringing your own for the bus ride back.
  • 6:45 PM Be ready to board bus at 10th Ave. & 24th St.
  • 7:00 PM *Bus departs from 10th Ave. & 24th St. for return trip to PA
  • 9:00 PM *Bus arrives NCC North Campus

Spending Money: – Bring approx. $50*, for food, Armory Show (optional), etc. (It’s smart to have some emergency* funds too.) Miss the Bus? Bus lines operate from Port Authority at 41st St. and 8th Ave. Trans-Bridge (800-962-9135 ext.93, ticket sales at NJ Transit windows #1-10) Bieber (800-243-2374, ticket sales windows 27 & 28) cash only*

New York City – Chelsea Gallery District

(East of 10th Ave.)

DAVID ZWIRNER 537 West 20th St. John McCracken Al Taylor

JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY 513 West 20th St. Enrique Martinez Celaya

PAULA COOPER GALLERY 534 West 21st St. Evan Holloway

521 West 21st St. Bing Wright

BARBARA GLADSTONE 530 West 21st St. Wangechi Mutu

GAGOSIAN GALLERY 522 West 21st St. Albert Oehlen

SIKKEMA JENKINS & CO 530 West 22ndST. Vik Muniz

PPOW 535 West 22nd St. Annabeth Rosen

HAUSER & WIRTH 548 West 22nd St. Jack Whitten     Serialities

MARIANNE BOESKY GALLERY 507 West 24th St. Pier Paolo Calzolari

509 West 24th St. Pier Paolo Calzolari

METRO PICTURES 519 West 24th St. Sputterances: Organized by Sanya


Olaf Breuning


Brad Kahlhamer, Turiya Magadlela, Hank Willis Thomas

LURING AUGUSTINE GALLERY 531 West 24th St. Johannes Kahrs

PACE GALLERY 537 West 24th St. Julian Schnabel

MARY BOONE GALLERY 541 West 24th St. Allen McCollum

FREDERICKS & FREISER 536 West 24th St. Lamar Peterson

C24 GALLERY 560 West 24th St. Christian Vincent

CHEIM & READ GALLERY 547 West 25th St. Ron Gorchov

CLAIRE OLIVER GALLERY 513 West 26th St. Barbara Earl Thomas


Andrianna Campbell

GALERIE LELONG 528 West 26th St. Jane Hammond

MITCHELL-INNES & NASH 534 West 26th St. Monica Bonvicini

PAUL KASMIN GALLERY 293 10th Ave. Les Lalanne

297 10th Ave. Bernar Venet

515 West 27th St. Max Ernst

The Community Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley is proud to present Photography Students from NCC

Please join us for the artist reception on
Thursday, October 27, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The reception is free and open to the public.

This exhibition features photography students who have studied with James Smull at Northampton Area Community College.

Gallery hours:

Monday – Thursday 9 – 9 Friday 9 – 5,
Saturday 9 – 4

This exhibition and reception are scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition, Thomas John Shillea Camera Work 1977-2016.

Thomas John Shillea Camera Work 1977 – 2016

Please join us Thursday, October 27, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for the artist reception and Monday, November 14 at 2:30 p.m. for a gallery talk by the artist. Both events are free and open to the public.

“In the halcyon days of photography (1839 –1888), cameras were beautiful hand built objects, made of rare woods, and brass. Lenses were hand ground and mounted on wood boards to t these ‘view cameras’. Film came in the form of individual glass plates or plastic sheets coated with light sensitive salts, that matched the standard view camera sizes, typically 4×5 inches, 5×7 inches, 8×10 inches, 11 x 14 inches, and larger. Each exposed plate or sheet of lm required individual hand development in a darkroom. These large developed bxw negatives were printed in contact with light sensitive photo papers. This was before the days of roll lm,

(invented by the Eastman Kodak company in 1888) ‘blow-up’ enlargements made in a darkroom, and digital photography that no longer requires lm, processing chemistry or darkrooms.

All the photos in my exhibit were made using one of the standard view camera sizes and printed in a 19th century printing process called the Platinotype, invented in 1873 in England. The view cameras on display as part of my exhibit represent the classic view cameras used during the golden age of photography.”

– Thomas John Shillea

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Ann Lalik, Gallery Director at annlalik@ or 610.285.5261.

Gallery Hours:

Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Call 610.285.5078 for additional evening and holiday hours.

2016 Communication Design Portfolio Review

NCC Art Student Video Games at the Gardens of the Mind Show

Last weekend, our Communication Design students showcased their video games at our annual spring show at the Arts Quest in Bethlehem, PA.  There was a combination of a first-person 3D open world level, a 2D platforming game, a 3D first-person maze game, a 3D puzzle game, and pong style 2 player hockey game.  These games where created in the Spring 2016 Interactive Design class, which is offered each Spring at NCC.  We are looking forward to seeing the what kind of games these students create in the future.


Gardens of the Mind Show

ArtsQuest // April 29 // 6 – 9 pm

Student Interactive Installation Artwork

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
101 Founders Way // Bethlehem, PA 18015

This exhibit demonstrates the limitless boundaries of the mind by creating dynamic pieces of artwork that play off of the idea of the subconscious and conscious mind. The gardens of the mind is perceived as transcendence between life and death and the emotions of dreams vs nightmares.


Prof. Jason Zulli
Media Art

Prof. Mark Koberlein
Interactive Design

Prof. Bruce Wall
Individual Studio Professional Practices

Presenting Students

Kaitlyn Austin
Kaitlyn Berdini
Carly Brown
Kenneth Bush
Valerie Ciba
Felix Class
Anthony Colon
Jacoby Derr
Lauren Dennis
Abril Diaz
Danielle Dronebarger
Oskar Flores
Stephanie Giannakis
Gulten Horuz
MaryBeth Kovacs
Nicole Kufrovich
Paul Lewandowski
Maliah Livingston
Joshua Markley
Mary Kathrine Muretta
Rudy Ortiz
Benjamin Rader
Sabrina Rattigan
Katherine Reed
Ostara Frost
Sherman Samantha Short
Prasoon Singh
Logan St. Clair
Annie White


Gardens of the Mind // April 29th // 6 -9 PM from Nccart on Vimeo.

Rick Vito Live 2016 Benefit Concert

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Get Your Tickets NOW!!!

Rick Vito, a KU alum and world famous blues guitarist, and former lead guitarist with the Fleetwood Mac band, will present a benefit concert on April 8 at 7:30 pm to support the Greg Purdon (’70) Memorial Scholarship. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased here: buy tickets now

Greg Purdon was born and raised in the Reading area and graduated from Kutztown in 1970 with a fine arts degree. He went on to a successful career as an advertising illustrator in the Philadelphia area for over 25 years. He died of sarcoidosis in 1997 at age 49 while awaiting a lung transplant. Greg was an artist, a windsurfer, a prankster, a cook, a skier, a musician and so much more.

While he loved art, what Greg loved most were his friends, family and giving – of his talent, his humor, his gentleness, and of his time. What he created here on earth is a “magic circle” of people who miss him terribly and who now care for, support, and give to others.

Together this circle of people (including two friends from Kutztown days, Rick Vito and Tom Shillea,  Director of Art Programs at Northampton Community College, have created the Greg Purdon Memorial Scholarship For Excellence in Art – a $1000 tuition payment awarded annually to a graduating Northampton Community College art student who is transferring to Kutztown for art.

The April 8 Benefit Concert will connect so many of Greg’s loves — friends, family, Kutztown, music, and art  — in a way that encourages bright young art talent. A perfect night for friends, family and music lovers to unite and celebrate Greg Purdon’s wonderful life!

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and can be purchased online here buy tickets now, or by phone at 610-683-4092.

Donations can also be made directly to the Greg Purdon Memorial Scholarship here donate online or by contacting Phil Irwin at

Portraits of Coretta Scott King

Preserving the Dream

Thursday at 11 to 12:15pm, January 21 in CC220

Thomas J. Shillea, Director of Art Programs at NCC, tells the story of his portraits of Coretta Scott King


On November 11, a group of NCC Fine Art students, accompanied by Professor Bruce Wall, Fine Art Program Coordinator and Thomas Shillea, Director of Art Programs visited the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, upon an invitation from Andre van de Pute, Dean of Enrollment at PAFA, and two assistants, Melanie Dion and Sara Pottenger.

Northampton Community College has recently established an articulation agreement with PAFA, and this trip was the first opportunity NCC Fine Art students had to interact with students as well as Al Gury, Professor and Chair of Painting at PAFA. A highlight of the trip was the opportunity to draw in the famed Cast Gallery, which includes life-size plaster models of Michelangelo’s “David” and the famed Greek “Nike of Samothrace”.

NCC students were also given a pizza lunch, a full tour of the PAFA art studios, and the PAFA Museum permanent collection in the Frank Furness Building on Broad Street.

Plans are to make this an annual trip for NCC students to PAFA.

©2015 Northampton Community College Art Department