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September 16, 2021
Get to Know the Lehigh Art Alliance
Founded in 1935 by Professor Garth Howland of Lehigh University, the LAA continues as an organization for amateur and professional artists in the Lehigh Valley. It stands as a cultural and educational entity for the community. Their mission is to support local artists with exhibition opportunities, enhancing the Lehigh Valley’s thriving art community.
Tracy draws inspiration from her surroundings in Pennsylvania as well as her extensive travels. She has a passion for depicting nature, which is derived from her early childhood memories of her grandparents’ estate.
Fooling the viewer into thinking they are looking at a photo is Meyerson’s ultimate goal. She paints in a photo-realistic style with great attention to detail, allowing the viewer to smell, taste, and almost feel the subject.
Barbara Greco is a contemporary artist specializing in portrait and landscape paintings. Working primarily in oils, she finds her passion and inspiration from nature, illustrating her interpretation of the subject.
As a Bethlehem native, Hutchinson gains inspiration from everywhere. She is always making note of places and objects that inspire her. Her passions include painting, drawing, and studying form and design.
Inspired by the landscape surrounding his studio near Hawk Mountian in Berks County, Bond loves to paint the rural countryside and all its elements. He works in egg tempera and oil paints to craft his pieces.
Shackleton’s life passion is art. She paints realistically in both watercolor and oil in studio and plein air. She has taught art for over 30 years, and for the past four years, she has served artists in the region as President of LAA.
LAURA LAVIT ELMORE
Narrative Ceramic Artist
Elmore is a storyteller with clay—allowing her to constantly experiment. Her current series “Funny Talk” is a group of mostly figurative narratives that provide humor, celebrate ordinary connections, and give comfort in the familiarity of a rural language.
Corpora is an awardwinning impressionist painter. Her work is in private and public collections in Italy, Canada, Norway, and the United States. Corpora’s work will be featured in this year’s annual Cocktails & Collecting at the Allentown Art Museum, November 6 and 7.
LEHIGH ART ALLIANCE EVENTS
LAA Fall Juried Exhibition Allentown Art Museum Community Gallery
November 18–December 11
LAA Winter Holiday Exhibit Historic Luckenbach Mill
December 16–January 16