As manufacturing has disappeared from many American cities, old factories that once held heavy machinery have attracted artists and galleries, and many former sites of industry now host fledgling arts communities. In the former steel town of Bethlehem, PA, the non-profit group ArtsQuest has been celebrating the city’s art scene through its annual InVision Photo Festival. Attendees at this year’s festival, taking place November 3 through 6, will be greeted by large-scale photos by fine-art photographer Mark Cohen, author of Grim Street and an InVision Artist in Residence. Cohen’s images will be displayed outdoors at the festival headquarters and other festival venues.
The festival includes talks by Sam Abell, the National Geographic photographer, Theo Anderson, Frank Smith and David Rehrig, among others. Judy Linn will be speaking and signing copies of her book Patti Smith 1969.
On Saturday photographer Michael Soluri, known for his multi-year documentation of the NASA space shuttle, will be making a special presentation in conjunction with (how’s this for smart programming?) a microbrew tasting.
There will also be portfolio reviews and workshops. The festival kicks off November 3 with a SlideLuck Show. A calendar of events, a guide to all the exhibitions taking place throughout the Lehigh Valley, and ticket information can be found at www.artsquest.org/invision/
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