The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission is pleased to present the Fourth Biennial Self-Portrait Exhibition entitled “Expressions: A Self-Portrait Show” featuring known artists, as well as prominent citizens in the local community who have agreed to take on the challenge of a self-portrait. The portraits will be on display from July 12 through August 29 at the Rotunda Gallery at Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.
The exhibition is once again being curated by Vince Gentilcore, who states that there are many ways we express who we are: through our ideas, interests, ideals, emotions, through our facial expressions, our persona, the things we do and that which is important to us. Committee members working with Vince are Dick Begbie, Jim DePietro and Barbara Kozero.
Local artists providing a self-portrait are Dick Boak, Louise Arlen Cosgrove, Ron DeLong, Kay Frederick, Lucy Gans, Rosemary Geseck, Jeff Green, Ana Hamilton, Diane Hutchinson, Femi Johnson, Keri and Tom Maxfield, Brenda Messinger-Voll, Jackie Meyerson, Maryann Riker, Edith Roeder, Susan Smerker, Charles Stonewall, and Luke Wynne. Other notable citizens, not known primarily as visual artists, include Santa Bannon-Shillea, Julia Brennan, Shelley Brown, Dr. Michael Conrad, Pamela Deller, Ron Demkee, Randall Forte, Hillary Harper, Dyanne and Rod Holt, Bev Hoover, Alan Jennings, Alan Mendez, Mark Pesavento, Dr. Steven Sametz, Grover Silcox, and Ilene Hochberg Wood.
The self-portraits are widely varied in style and media, presenting a unique insight into the participants’ sense of self through portrait art, and range from serious to lighthearted, as well as, traditional to contemporary. The result is a wonderful mixture of artistic expressions.
Hours for the show are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. A public reception with the participants will be held on Sunday, July 16, from 2 – 4 pm at the Rotunda Gallery.