Home > About > News and Events > News Releases > News Releases 2011 > Lehigh Valley Colleges Partner to Celebrate Photography for a Unique Exhibition
News Release

Lehigh Valley Colleges Partner to Celebrate Photography for a Unique Exhibition

Bethlehem, Pa., October 26, 2011--The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery at Moravian College will hold the exhibit "Spectrum: works by photo professors from the Lehigh Valley," from October 31- November 21, 2011. The public is welcome to attend a reception on Tuesday, November 15, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the gallery. A panel discussion, "Spectrum: Contemporary issues on Photography," will follow the reception at 6:30 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium. The panel will feature four of the exhibiting artists and Professor Steinke as the panel moderator. Photo students from the participating schools will be creating questions and discussion topics for the panel. There will be a lively conversation about current trends and issues in photography, including the photographic discipline and its relevance in academic programming. The panel discussion is sponsored by the Rose and Rudy Ackerman Lecture Series.

The artists included in "Spectrum" are actively engaged in the medium as both practitioners and educators. Work in this exhibition will include a myriad of processes and techniques that address diverse subjects such as portraiture, still live, family photos, and landscape, among others. This is a rare opportunity to see the wide range of work being produced and taught today by some of the region's leaders working in photography.

Participating artists include Greta Brubaker (Lafayette College), Anna Chupa (Lehigh University), Dennis Danko (Northampton Community College), Joseph Elliott (Muhlenberg College), Kristine Kotsch (Moravian College), Jeff Hurwitz (Moravian College), Lydia Panas (Lehigh Carbon Community College), Karina Skvirsky (Lafayette College), and Krista Steinke (Moravian College).

From its inception, the medium of photography has gone through many transitions throughout its history and has had an overwhelming impact upon culture and aesthetics. Through a syntax and semantics that is uniquely its own, photography has an innate ability to oscillate between fact and fiction, past and present, artifact and art object. Often labeled the "democratic medium", photography continues to remain one of the most significant forms of art and communication in the 21st century. From digital imaging to silver-based analog process, the new photographic practice provides endless creative methodologies for physical image production. As a result, contemporary discourse in photography has moved away from "how" an image is made to focus on how form and content can strategically work together to create meaningful and powerful work.

This exhibition is sponsored by ArtsQuest and is part of the first annual Invision: Month of Photography Festival in the Lehigh Valley. The show is organized by Krista Steinke, associate professor of art, who teaches photography, video, and digital media at Moravian College.

H. Paty Eiffe Gallery is located in the Haupert Union Building (HUB), Moravian College, at the corner of Locust and Monocacy Streets, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Gallery is open daily from 9 am through 10 pm. Admission is free and on street parking is available nearby. The Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

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. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College?s Web site at www.moravian.edu.