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Musikfest Solo Exhibition to Feature Works of Moravian Art Professor

Jan Crooker’s “Jewel Tones with a modern twist” at Ambré Studios in Bethlehem

Bethlehem, Pa., July 16, 2009—Ambré Studio in historic Bethlehem will host an exhibition featuring the acrylic paintings of Moravian College Professor Jan Crooker during Musikfest. Crooker is known for her outstanding use of brilliant, intense, jewel-toned color, architectural compositions working plein air (in the open air) and various still life works with a modern twist. Ambré Studio’s Musikfest Solo Exhibition is titled “Jewel Tones with a modern twist.” An opening reception will be held  on Thursday, July 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be displayed from July 31 to August 10. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays—and by appointment the rest of the week. 

Jan Crooker, Kutztown, Pa. is an adjunct professor at Moravian College where she teaches painting and drawing. She also teaches at Northampton Community College. She has a M.F.A. degree from Penn State University in art, and a B.A. degree from Toledo University in art education. Crooker has had three one-person shows and has exhibited nationwide. For more details and samples of her work, visit http://www.jancrooker.com.

Also on display will be Bethlehem urban plein air oil landscapes by Jill Peckelun, an Allentown, Pa. resident who has won numerous international, national, multi-state and regional awards in juried fine art exhibitions. She is a signature member of the International Acrylic Painters Association.

“Both Jan and Jill’s work have been included in Ambre’ Studio’s juried exhibitions in the past and we are proud to display their new works as we celebrate Musikfest,” said designer and gallery owner, Evelyn Beckman. Ambré Studio is located at 10 West Broad Street in Bethlehem, Pa. Contact the studio via the website www.ambrestudio.com, email: eb@ambrestudio.com, or by phone, 610-974-8480.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at http://www.moravian.edu/.