Art Shows & Events at NCC

Untitled Part II and III
We All Have To Make Compromises

Photographs by Sasha Phyars-Burgess
October 23rd thru December 15, 2023

Artist Talk
November 2nd 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Artist Reception
November 2nd 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Communications Hall Gallery
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA

Sasha Phyars-Burgess is a recepient
of a 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship in Photography

Diffused Reality Photographs
and Recent Paintings in Oil Exhibition

by Daniel Marcolina and Courtney Alnutt
January 11th thru March 3, 2023

Artist Reception
February 9th 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Communications Hall Gallery
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA


Presentation on the topic of altering reality with AI and AR by Mr. Marcolina.
Sponsored by the NCC College Life Committee
February 9th 11:00an to 12:00pm

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College Center 220
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA


Exploring how the AI image to image work-flow can bend the truth of an original photograph in many directions while still retaining some of it original DNA.

The Original to Original AI Work-Flow
This show presents over a hundred novel images that are the result of a unique Human/AI work-flow. They each start with the artists original photographs that are manually/digitally reworked and then morphed/curated through various AI tools. The resulting “picks” are then upscaled, reworked and color corrected in post. This digital crafting can bend the truth of the original while still retaining some of its original DNA.

A Show within a show
Beyond the amazing variety of distinctive visuals, the show has been taken to an exciting new dimension with the integration of augmented reality. By scan-ning certain images on the walls with your phone you will see the work come to life in various unexpected ways. And even unlock a gallery within the gallery that you can walk through.

The photography and augmented design of the show are by the nationally distinguished Philadelphia based designer/photographer Dan Marcolina. Dan has written and been represented in many books and lectured widely on digital design and image creation.

Courtney Alnutt

Courtney grew up on a small farm in rural Pennsylvania and has always lived among nature and many different animals, even wildlife in her house that was cared for by her to-be vet sister. The choices she makes in the subject matter of her work echoes this background.

Her work reveals personal insight into her life and reflects self-exploration. Her work also documents her own personal academic journey. The techniques used in her work are those traditionally employed for representational art and produced with oil paints on fine linen panels.

She received an associate degree in culinary arts in 2014 and worked as a wedding cake artist for three years. After soul searching, she decided to pursue art full time and in 2017 went on to study fine art at Paris College of Art in Paris, France. In 2019 she transferred to Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA and graduated in 2021 with Summa Cum Laude honors and a bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting. Courtney was selected to show a painting in the student-juried exhibition at LCAD Gallery In Laguna Beach, CA in December of 2019 and participated in a senior show in 2021 at the same gallery.

Exhibition by Jillian McLuhan and Marni Bowen

October 24th thru December 9th

Artist Reception
Nov 2nd, 4:00 to 6:30 PM

Communications Hall Gallery
3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA

The video was created by Ethan Berry based on Marni Bowen's fabric design titled 100 Days. The artwork reminded Berry of Jazz music with a main theme with layers of instrumental variations on that theme. Berry made a series of short film camera exposures (about 2 seconds each) of each of the 100 sections of the artwork, digitized the film negative to make the video file and added ambient sounds he recorded during the shooting of the original film. The musical track is by an 80's era electronica group from Germany called Atari Teenage Riot.

President’s Open House and Art Exhibit
Featuring Paintings by William Christine

President's Open House \ Wine & Cheese Reception

Nov 7th, 4:00 to 6:00 PM

President's Office
College Center, 4th Floor
Bethlehem, PA

William Christine is pleased to have been a long time member of the NCC community, particularly the 15 years he’s been Artist in Residence at the Reibman Hall Children’s Center. His artistic work has focused on landscape painting for most of his career.

As an undergraduate in 1974 he spent a pivotal semester at the Artists for Environment Foundation where he studied with Bob Kulicke, Lois Dodd, and David Dewey. In 1990 he received the MFA degree from Brooklyn College. Christine has shown his work at various museums and galleries in the NewYork, Philadelphia, and Washington DC areas for many years. His works are held in collections including the Readers Digest Corporate Collection, the Segal Museum, and the Allentown Art Museum. Recent works have focused on creating rythmic color sequences inspired by his wife's native flower gardens. The paintings on exhibit here draw from themes he’s explored over the past 20 years.

Discover Japanese Yokai Folklore

Oct 27, 6:00 PM EDT

Presented by the NCC Japanese Cultural Program

What are Yokai?

We have two amazing Yokai experts from Japan, Matt Alt and Matthew Meyer. Matt Alt is presenting the important history of Yokai and how Yokai play an important role in modern Japan today. On the other hand, Matthew Meyer is presenting his Yokai illustrations, Yokai stories, and sharing his experience of living in Japan as an artist.

This is a great chance to learn&discuss about a significant of Japanese anime, video games, manga, pop culture, literature, and more!! We will have a time for Q&A at the end, so please bring your questions and join our conversations!

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Sana Musasama: I Never Played with Dolls

September 17 – October 30, 2022

Curated by Prof. Rachael Gorchov

Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York
1329 Willoughby Ave, #2A
Brooklyn, NY 11237

BROOKLYN, NY – Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York is thrilled to present Sana Musasama: I Never Played with Dolls, the first exhibition featuring her Topsy Turvy dolls, a project Musasama first embarked on over a decade ago to commemorate personally influential women and girls. The work represents a spectrum of individuals from public figures such as Coretta Scott King and Jackie Kennedy to Musasama’s family members and symbolic stand-ins for anonymous child soldiers in Sierra Leone.

Throughout its evolution, this body of work has grown to incorporate not only Musasama’s ceramic work, 32 hands have contributed to this project. To list a few: senior citizens in New York City, survivors of human trafficking in Cambodia, and art and engineering students, thus collaborating with communities she has worked with as an activist for 26 years and as a teacher. Accompanying the Topsy Turvey dolls will be Musasama’s “I See Me” dolls, reimaginations of a doll Musasama’s mother made with her when she was a preteen to help her appreciate her own hair when other children perceived wavy, “whiter” hair to be more desirable. The Artist at Play: new works by Sana Musasama, an essay on Musasama’s life and this body of work by TS Murphy accompanies this exhibition.

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