VIS Art Show

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Collaborative installation environment featuring projection mapped video, augmented reality via iPads and wall mounted, mixed media sculpture (found objects, acrylic paint, LED lights, insulation, chain, galvanized buckets)

The letters in this work are from Bruce Wall’s ALPHABET series which includes the five vowels in LED illuminated bubble letters and the twenty-one consonants interpreted as a cacophony of name-related found objects. In this installation work, Mark Koberlein and Jason Zulli, have used these forms as springboards into digital media versions of the originals and expanded the range of imagery into new kinetic mixtures of interactive sights and sounds.

Thursday, October 26th, 5-8 pm FALL 2017

Mark Koberlein, Bruce Wall, Jason Zulli

Artists’s Talk: 6pm

Communication Hall 110
Northampton Community College, Bethlehem Campus

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.

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


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2016 Kraus Drawing Competition

Annual Freshman Drawing Competition
March 31 – April 12, 2016

Reception and Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, April 12, 11am Communications Hall Gallery
Northampton Community College, Main Campus

2016 Kraus Drawing Winners

1st place Dustin Madrigal
Instructor – Jan Crooker

2nd place Laura Sarria
Instructor – Jan Crooker

3rd place Shelsea Congalez
Instructor – Jan Crooker

4th place – Chris Cavanaugh
Instructor – Isadore LaDuca

5th place – Anthony Miller
Instructor – William Hudders

Mikayla’s Voice: Wheels of Friendship

December 18 – February 7, 2016 
Venue: Banana Factory Hallway

Dec. 18-Feb. 7,

Mikayla Resh, a young woman from Nazareth who was discovered to have severe, permanent brain damage when she was only 5-days old, has learned to create large acrylic paintings using just the wheels of her wheelchair. As part of the “Mikayla’s Voice” exhibit in the Banana Factory’s Hallway to the Arts Dec. 18-Feb. 7, viewers will discover the amazing work of Resh, as well as other students the 19-year old has taught through the Wheels of Friendship program started by her and her mother, Kimberly Resh. During PEEPSFEST, Dec. 30-31 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Wheels of Friendship will also be doing demonstrations of their accessible art program.

“Our goal is always to include students with disabilities and their peers at school when we create these paintings,” Kimberly says. “It’s important to show the children that everyone can be included.”


The opening reception will be held Jan. 8, 6-9 p.m.

Sponsored by:


Banana Factory Hallway
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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The Life and Work of Laszlo Matulay

I am Trying to Illustrate All This

The Life and Work of Laszlo Matulay

January 8 – February 10, 2016

January 21, 6 – 8 pm

Communications Hall gallery Northampton Community College Bethlehem, PA, Main Campus

January 28, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

College Center 146, by Lindsey Jancay, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, and Laszlo Matualy Collection Historian.

For more information contact tom Shillea 610.861.5062 or gallery Hours: Monday – thursday, 8 am – 9 pm friday & Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm

Sunday – Closed

Vignettes From the Mind of Yevette Handler

An exhibition of photographs sponsored by NCC Art Program and InVision Photo Festival/ArtsQuest

November 2 – December 18, 2015
Reception: November 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Communications Hall Gallery
Northampton Community College
Bethlehem, PA, Main Campus

Lehigh Valley artist, Yevette Hendler, uses photography as her art medium even though she doesn’t identify herself as a photographer while creating her art. Although she does strive for technically correct photographs, the artistic nature of her images is as important if not more so. As we are surrounded by so much chaos in our daily lives, it is important to stop for a moment, cease your work, and look around you. Hendler’s goal is and always has been to make the ordinary into something extraordinary.

What are Vignettes?
“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

The “canvas” to my imagination uses photography to show a very specific point of view. The resulting image is like a vignette based on it being “a short [subjective] scene that focuses on one moment or gives an [incisive] impression about a character, idea, setting, or object.” In these images, I don’t present the whole scene; place and time do not matter. Each image tells its own story, and the groupings have become vignettes themselves of ongoing or newly emerged series.
— Yevette Hendler 2015



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All About The Animals

September 28, 2015 – January 29, 2016


Audrey Altemose / Janice Giannolla / Patricia A. Griffin Darlene Hyde / John James / Nancy Marlin Snyder

Artist’s Reception:
Friday, october 9, 5:30 – 7 pm
Northampton Community College
Keystone Hall, Dunning Art Gallery Monore Campus
2411 Rt. 715, Tannersville PA. 18372

For more information contact Tom Shillea
610.861.5062 or
Gallery Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 9 pm
Friday, 7 am – 6 pm, Saturday, 8 am – 4 pm, Closed, Sunday


For The Love of Art

For The Love of Art

Watercolor painting by Frank A. Pietrucha

This tribute to master watercolorist Frank A. Pietrucha (1926 – 2014) highlights the mainstay of his seven-decade career–landscapes and architectural scenes. These paintings reveal the unique way he saw the world, in a delightful and often humorous manner. With utmost enthusiasm and devotion, he painted lively scenes of Bermuda, Europe, New England, Cape May, and other historic and nonspecific places in New Jersey, where he lived before moving to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in 2013. This exhibition also features his distinctive curvilinear paper sculptures and oil paintings.

Pietrucha’s paintings gleam with color: Watercolor pigments are typically transparent and appear luminous, as light is reflected off of the white paper. An impeccable draftsman, Pietrucha’s brushwork ranges from tight and linear to loose and painterly. The challenging medium of watercolor was popular when Pietrucha went to art school in the 1940s. Like many artists, he kept the style he initially mastered and ignored trends. His paintings are classics. Working from both a professional and personal perspective, the artist’s daughter, Dr. Diane P. Fischer, curated this exhibition.


Born in Newark, New Jersey, Frank Pietrucha was the sixth of seven children of Polish immigrant parents who were devoutly Catholic, patriotic, hardworking, and loving. The family prospered financially until they lost their construction business during the Great Depression of 1929. Throughout his school years, Frank was dedicated to becoming an artist. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Occupation after World War II, Pietrucha attended the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art (1947 – 1949). Because it was so close to New York City, the school attracted excellent teachers. Before he graduated, Frank was recruited to work as an art director for a design firm. In 1956, Frank married Dorothy Bol, a popular banker and singer. They raised three children in their home in West Orange, New Jersey. It was not until 1973, when he opened his own business at home, that Pietrucha had time to pursue fine art zealously. He was prolific, exhibiting in numerous group and thirteen one-person exhibitions. A member of the highly selective New Jersey Watercolor Society, his work is represented in numerous private collections as well as at the Montclair Art Museum and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University.

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