2020 InVision Photo Festival Features All-New Virtual Programs, Limited Capacity Tours and Captivating Workshops
Photographers Alyssha Eve Csuk and Lucy Baber to Highlight Celebration
BETHLEHEM, PA – Beautiful photography, all-new virtual programming, intimate tours and workshops will highlight the 11th Annual InVision Photo Festival this year. Several unique exhibits, such as Alyssha Eve Csuk’s As Times Goes By, Lucy Baber’s 100 Black Dads Project and the 11th Annual InVision Photo-Based Art Juried Exhibition, will overtake our galleries in a season-long, celebration of the arts.
Alyssha Eve Csuk’s As Time Goes By will fill the Banana Factory Hall to the Arts, on the 1st Floor of the ArtsQuest Center, and be debuted online from Oct. 16, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021. The exhibit is a collection of abstract photography, covering sites like Bethlehem Steel, as well as slate quarries and scrap yards across the US. Csuk will also hold an Artist Talk in the Blue Cinemas of the ArtsQuest Center on Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. to discuss the exhibit.
Lucy Baber’s 100 Black Dads Project, which seeks to highlight the loving, hard-working, and nurturing side of Black fathers in America, will take place in the Banko Gallery and online, from Oct. 24, 2020 to Jan. 17, 2021. A Virtual First Friday Artist Talk via Zoom will take place on Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m., featuring Baber, her fellow photographers in the project, Sabrina Guton and Ore Adisina, as well as several dads who volunteered.
The 11th Annual InVision Photo-Based Art Juried Exhibition, which will take place from Oct. 31, 2020 to Jan. 10, 2021 in the Crayola Gallery and online, is inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem “We Grow Accustomed to the Dark,” written in response to a time of personal loss and national uncertainty during the Civil War. Relatable to many of us in these unprecedented times, artists will consider what darkness represents presently, and how we can adjust our eyes to it moving forward through photography’s lens. Three main themes artists followed are Unexpected Heroes, Connection and Community, and A Light in the Dark. The exhibit is juried by Sarah Stolfa, President/CEO and Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.
The Last Cast 25 Community Art Juried Exhibition, which will be available digitally from Nov. 6, 2020 to Jan. 3, 2021, features photography and photo-based artwork featuring Bethlehem Steel. This exhibit, which is part of Last Cast 25 and InVision, is juried by National Museum of Industrial History’s Glenn Koehler, former Bethlehem Steel worker and photographer Bruce Ward and ArtsQuest’s Nicole Gencarelli.
For more information on the exhibitions and to view them online, visit www.bananafactory.org/events/digital-exhibitions/ .
Below are dates, times and prices for InVision Exhibition Gallery Tours:
Tuesday, Nov. 10 10-11 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19 6-7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 21 10-11 a.m.
Tickets are $7 per individual or $20 per group of 4.
InVision will offer several workshops and outdoor photo walks, as listed below:
Exploring Golden Hour and Magic Hour Photography Workshop with Alyssha Eve Csuk
When: Nov. 14 from 3-5:30 p.m.
Where: Hoover Mason Trestle at SteelStacks
Price: $60 and $54 for ArtsQuest Members
Equipment Required: DSLR with manual shooting mode, various lenses (wide angle lens preferred), tripod, cable release (preferred)
Photo Walk Workshop at Crane Iron Works Site with photographer Glenn Koehler
When: Nov. 7 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Crane Iron Works Site/Catasauqua Municipal Building
Other free virtual activities include:
#InVision2020 Instagram Photo Challenge
Using the hashtag #InVision2020, share your best photo, relating to the word-of-the-day chosen each weekday (Monday-Thursday, Nov. 2-20) by Visual Arts & Education staff members, for a chance to be featured on the Banana Factory Instagram, every Friday. At the end of November, Alyssha Eve Csuk will chose the top 3 submissions, including “Best in Show,” who will win a photography class/workshop of their choice from the Banana Factory (good for up to $200 value and redeemable from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2021.)
Photography Tips of the Week with Teaching Artist Scott Piscotti
Tune in each week to the Banana Factory Instagram!
InVision Teen Photo Feature
Students from Liberty and Freedom high schools can submit photography and photo-based artwork from Oct. 18-31 to be featured on the Banana Factory Instagram page, beginning in November. Tag @Bananafactory_pa #invisionteenphoto to submit work.
InVision Stay Creative Video Tutorials
Visual Arts Manager Elena Ostock will create a weekly tutorial centered around photography and photo-based artworks that viewers can try using common household supplies. Catch these videos for free on any of the Banana Factory’s social media channels.
With the safety of our visitors, staff and artists at top priority, ArtsQuest is following all CDC, state and city health and safety guidelines. Masks covering both the nose and mouth are required at all times and social distancing will be enforced during all InVision programs.
For more information on the InVision Photo Festival and to register for workshops and talks, visit www.bananafactory.org/events/invision-photo-festival/