Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Reopening For First Time Since March

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Galleries to reopen in new location in the Allentown Arts Walk with Exhibit Featuring Paintings by Broadway Makeup Artist

ALLENTOWN, PA – For the first time since March, the Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center will reopen this Friday in a pop-up retail gallery space in the Allentown Arts Walk, directly across from the Downtown Allentown Market.

The gallery will reopen with an exciting exhibit called #MASCFEM featuring new paintings by Broadway makeup artist, Joe Dulude II. The artist is one of Broadway’s top makeup artists and has been designing makeup for Broadway, Off-Broadway and the West End since 2003. Some of his iconic designs can be seen in shows such as Wicked, Beetlejuice, Spongebob Squarepants the Musical and more. He has also worked on several television and film productions including most recently Shrine, Frills and Castle Rock Season 2. He designed and received an Emmy nomination for his work on Jesus Christ Superstar, Live on NBC. He is an educator, fine artist working in a variety of mediums and a performer and this is his debut fine art exhibit.

“#MascFem seeks to explore the juxtaposition of the masculine and the feminine inside each of us” said Dulude. “In this series I have used the inspiration from twenty-one drag queens, drag kings and non-binary performers to create a colorful, vibrant world that questions what is masculine, what is feminine and what is beauty.”


The exhibit opens on November 6 from 4-7pm and will then be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11am-6pm and by appointment. The exhibit will be on display through January 15, 2021. Face masks will be required to enter the gallery and hand sanitizer will be available for visitors. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center also plans to limit the number of visitors inside the gallery at a time to ensure proper physical distancing.


Adrian Shanker, executive director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, shared “We are thrilled to welcome another world-class artist to the Allentown for a debut exhibit of Joe Dulude II’s paintings. Joe’s art asks tough questions about masculinity and femininity and it challenges all of us to build a world that is more equitable for all of us.”
The reopening of the galleries, and support for arts and culture programs at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is made possible by City Center, Air Products, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The pop up gallery is directly across from the Downtown Allentown Market and within one block of Re:Find gallery, the Allentown Art Commission’s ArtHaus Gallery, and within two blocks of the 840 Gallery.Info about the exhibit opening:


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Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center provides arts, health, youth, and pride programs to strengthen and support the LGBT community across the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Information Provided By:
Adrian Shanker
Executive Director
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center