Featured Photo by Carol Guzy
BETHLEHEM, PA—A presentation by four-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Bethlehem native Carol Guzy; more than 15 hands-on workshops; and dynamic exhibits by acclaimed photographers like Leah Macdonald and Shauna Frischkorn highlight the eighth-annual InVision Festival this autumn. The festival, which is presented by the nonprofit ArtsQuest, takes place Nov. 3-5 at the Banana Factory Arts Center and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.
On. Nov. 4, 11 a.m., InVision welcomes Carol Guzy, the only four-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. A graduate of Liberty High School and Northampton Community College, this renowned photojournalist began her career as a staff photographer at The Miami Herald, where she earned her first Pulitzer for her coverage of the 1986 eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano in Colombia.
Guzy then went to work for The Washington Post, where she captured images in Kosovo and Haiti, for which she earned three Pulitzers, making her the only journalist to win four Pulitzer Prizes for her reporting. She has also been named Newspaper Photographer of the Year three times by the National Press Photographers Association and eight times by the White House News Photographer Association. Her presentation at InVision will focus on her work as a photojournalist, coupled with reflections on the vital role of empathy in visual storytelling. Tickets for her presentation are $18 for ArtsQuest Members and $20 for the public.
The 2017 InVision Festival also includes a diverse array of presentations and hands-on, experience-based workshops for both artists and innovators. On Nov. 4, 2-3 p.m., award-winning photographer Frank T. Smith of Center Valley will offer a presentation on Creative Elements of Architecture, where he’ll provide a unique perspective on architectural gems he has photographed, ranging from the old Bethlehem Steel plant in his hometown to the Taj Mahal in India. Admission is $18 for ArtsQuest Members and $20 for the public. Then on Nov. 5, 2:30-5 p.m., Smith will lead a PhotoWalk at Franklin Hills Vineyard in Bangor to capture the picturesque vineyards and fall foliage. The workshop culminates with a wine tasting and light appetizers; fee is $58.50 for ArtsQuest Members and $65 for the public.
Earlier on Nov. 5, Woodward Rusnock Creative Director Bekah Rusnock will lead the Coffee & Cameras: #Instameet & Urban PhotoWalk. On this outing, attendees discuss the community, history, art and architecture of south Bethlehem over coffee while shooting and sharing photographs of the SouthSide Arts District. Tickets for the PhotoWalk, which takes place at 10:30 a.m., are $9 for ArtsQuest Members and $10 for the public; coffee from Monocacy Coffee Co. is included.
Photographers looking for an innovative way to showcase their work will be interested in Intro to Light Painting by Danielle Hepner Nov. 4, 3:15 p.m. In this workshop, participants experiment with the exciting, cutting edge photography form known as light painting – drawing with different light sources to create unique and dramatic imagery. Students focus on learning and using their camera settings to capture long exposure light painted images. Registration fee is $13.50 for ArtsQuest Members and $15 for the public.
Additional workshops throughout the weekend include: – How to Turn Your Snapshot into a Photograph – Copyright, Licensing & Social Media – Social Media for Creatives – Zen and the Art of Tablescapes
– The Art of Presentation: PhotoBooks
“This year we’re focused on making photography even more accessible to artists and the community,” says ArtsQuest Sr. Director of Visual Arts Stacie Brennan. “For 2017, we’ve taken a more hands-on, interdisciplinary approach, highlighting the many ways the medium can interact with or be incorporated into other art forms. We also plan to extend the InVision brand beyond early November by offering professional development workshops and classes for artists and photographers before and after the festival in order to continue to grow the Banana Factory as a venue for information sharing among the creative community.”
Other InVision highlights include:
Exhibitions by fine art and encaustic photographer Leah Macdonald (at the Banana Factory) and documentary photographer Shauna Frischkorn (ArtsQuest Center), as well as the Banana Factory’s resident photographers.
First Friday Open House Nov. 3, 6-9 p.m., The Banana Factory Featuring live glassblowing demonstrations, open artists’ studios and the opening reception for the InVision Juried-based Art Exhibition, InVision College Photography Competition, The Morning Call Scholastic Photo Competition and more.
Community Photo Pin-Up Nov. 1-26, The Banana Factory Bring in your best printed photos to the Banana Factory and pin them up; the top three images will all take home a prize – winners announced during the InVision Happy Hour, Nov. 4, 4-5:30 p.m., at Social Still.
Portfolio Reviews Nov. 4, 10 a.m., Banana Factory
Photographers of all levels are invited to bring their work and receive feedback from David Mickenberg of the Allentown Art Museum, Stephen Perloff of The Photo Review, curator Deborah Rabinsky and Ricardo Viera of Lehigh University Art Galleries. Entry fee is $40 for the public or $35 for ArtsQuest Members and students with ID.
For the complete InVision Festival schedule, or to register for a workshop, please visit www.invisionphotofestival.org.
Information and image provided to TVL by:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest