The Art Establishment Offers Amateur Artists a Place to Create

Have you ever wanted to make a bowl out of a lump of clay, paint a picture or develop photos from film, but lacked the space to do it at home? Unless you’re a professional artist, the chances are that without the space to create something in your own home, your artistic dreams went unrealized. Now, if you are fortunate enough to live near Fountain Hill, they don’t have to be, thanks to The Art Establishment. “We are a drop-in studio, offering professional grade equipment and studio space to the amateur artist. And we do this on a very affordable hourly basis, with no memberships required,” the About Us page on The Art Establishment’s website proclaims. “Just walk in, relax, and create a masterpiece!”

Hellertown Photographer Tells ‘Street Stories’ in New Exhibit at Michener Museum

A Hellertown photographer with a passion for telling the poignant stories of people living on the streets of New York City from behind his lens has mounted an exhibit of his work at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. “I see myself in every person I photograph and that carries through to everyone I have met while walking the streets with my camera,” said Ed Vatza in a news release about the exhibit. “I walk up to them, engage them and listen to their story.” “I believe this feeling provides perspective for my whole body of work and in their stories, I strive to understand that thin line of fate that separates where they are from where I am,” he added. The installation of Vatza’s work–which opens to the public Saturday–features 17 large-scale, black and white photographic portraits accompanied by printed stories.

Jacqueline Lewis Photo Exhibit

The Art Gallery at Falk’s, 1418 Main St., Hellertown (610-838-9191) will feature an exhibit of photos by Allentown artist Jacqueline Lewis, Nov. 3 to Feb. 26, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jacqueline uses vivid color saturation in her travel and architectural photographs.  She sometimes uses an “impressionistic” effect in her digital photography. For more information about Lewis and her work, visit www.jacqueline-m-lewis.artistwebsites.com.