Photo: Jan Ciganick
Art was well represented at the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission’s Paint Out October 2.
Paint Out is an opportunity for artists to set up their easels outdoors and go to it. In this case, they had a grand chance to explore the architecture, materials, history, and function of the Bethlehem Steel site.
Jan Ciganick, amanuensis of art, brought five students from the Art Club: Kirsli Spinks ’05, Lebanon, N.J.; Alana Speicher ’05, Fleetwood; Kristin Roberts ’05, Sellersville; David D’Ostilio ’05, Monroe, Conn.; and Paula Cooper ’04, Easton. They were selected by lot because so many club members wanted to participate. The students worked in photography, charcoal, and pastel. Jan’s watercolor is on Page 1.
Krista Steinke, assistant professor of art (new media), also was there. She worked in photography and digital photography.
“It was a great experience for all of us, particularly the students,” Jan says. “Many of the other participants were important regional artists, and some came from other areas of the country to participate.”
Kirsli was quoted in an article the next day in the Morning Call.
Payne Gallery plans a juried exhibit of work from Paint Out next year.