Enjoy pop-up exhibits from local artists while you shop, dine or drink. The Southside ArtsWalk features works from local painters, photographers and more, located within shops all throughout the Southside!
The Funhouse (5 E 4th Street)
Art and music have always been a huge part of life for Matthew, growing up in a house with parents who played music and always supported art and creativity.
As a young child Matthew dealt with a life-threatening illness only to beat it and use that experience to create his dark and abstract world musically and especially through his paintings.
For close to 25 years, working as a touring musician, Juknevic has toured and traveled the United States and released records with bands such as The Insidious Rays, VoirVoir , Trouble City All-Stars & New Madrid Faults to name a few. Music being a huge focus for Juknevic, his artwork had been something that was secondary to the music but always continued to draw or paint. In recent years the “musician life” has taken a backseat , creating more time and space for Juknevic to dive back into painting and illustrations, working mostly in acrylic and watercolor paint, creating large abstract pieces.
Always experimenting and looking for new ways to create texture and light, his art can be seen on album covers , T-shirts , stickers etc. Juknevic has created a mural for local business the LVAC, a t shirt design for indie rock group Voir Voir, the rock n roll band The Insidious Rays “skullfro” logo and album art for local group Legion of Womb.
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Bonn Place Brewing (310 Taylor Street)
Todd Juknevic is an artist, illustrator & musician with 10 years of experience in professional tattooing from Bethlehem. He has been creating art and music from the time of a child until present day. Todd specializes in illustration and mixed media painting.
Follow Todd on Instagram @tjuknevic_tattoo
A-List Salon (128 W. 4th Street)
Allentown, Pennsylvania native Nina Boodhansingh, received her BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2010. She is a former Resident Artist at The Cigar Factory in Allentown and The Banana Factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Nina currently works from her in-home studio in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Inspired by architectural structures, landscapes, microscopic images, and the cosmos, Nina’s paintings represent microcosms and macrocosms based on abstract elements of the world. The surface of her work has a tangible texture built with paint, various gel mediums, polymer varnish, and gold leaf. Modeling layers, dimensions, and illusions of space in the painting, the finished pieces suggest self-contained worlds. These worlds may include intricate drawings of pod-like structures, (generally seen in her jewelry), that can move fluidly throughout, or be alienated from the surrounding environment. Evoking a dream-like quality, there is a mood of calmness in each piece.
Fox Optical & Gallery (28 E. 3rd Street)
Glenn Koehler is a photographer and writer based in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. His work spans photojournalism during fires and Hurricane Katrina to fine art displayed in galleries and museums. He is currently working towards an A.S. at Northampton Community College and plans to continue his studies at Moravian College. His work has been featured in regional publications such as The Morning Call and in national publications such as The Washington Post and the Associated Press.
“A Final Look: Inside the Last Days of Martin Tower”; by photographer and writer Glenn Koehler’s intimate look chronicling the last five years of one of the Lehigh Valley’s most iconic structures leading up to its implosion in May 2019.
Sagra Beans (306 S. New Street)
Calvin uses his mastery of camera and darkroom techniques and blends it with an artistic eye when creating his fine art photography. Recently, Calvin has applied traditional darkroom techniques to create his most recent collections utilizing digital media. His traditional (Silver Gelatin) and digital (Epson Pro Inks) fine art series have been displayed at the Philadelphia Art Museum – Corporate Gallery, Premiere Fine Arts Gallery in New Hope, PA and in Lambertsville, NJ.
Calvin Finley has made his passion for photography into a well-established career. He has owned successful commercial studios in NYC’s art districts in NoHo and Tribeca. His unique images and attention to detail has won him assignments with Halston, Russell Sportswear, Head Eyewear, Riunite Wines, Jordache, Weiler Brush, Intrepid Air & Space Museum, LI Railroad, Seagrams, Somerset, Blue Fish, Baldwin Brass, Nestor’s, and EcoSport including many industry trade magazines. You have seen his images in high-end fashion magazines such as Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine as well as NYC poster and postcard series. He has been a featured speaker at the Photo District News NYC Photo Expo at the Javits Center and has also contributed articles to Studio Photography Magazine.
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The Art Establishment
Café the Lodge (427 E 4th Street)
Pam Gontram – Pam Gotram is an artist who specializes in mosaic work.
Mary Ann Dunwoodie – Mary Ann Dunwoodie is a legally blind artist. When she lost her eyesight 13 years ago, she was devastated and ready to give up. She says felt she had no purpose anymore. A friend gave her some canvases and paints and encouraged her to give painting a try. Painting has given her a second sight. Her dad was an artist who attended the American Art League school and provided inspiration to her. She also says that God inspires her.
Zach Kleemeyer – Lehigh Valley based visual artist, Zach Kleemeyer, has been refining his skills in three-dimensional art for the past several years. Originally an avid doodler, Zach has blended his drawing skills with his passion for assemblage to produce artwork that is more mixed media. Kleemeyer’s preferred medium is wood, primarily discarded or scrap wood, often choosing to use it how it was found or as it was given to him. He began making assemblages out of this material for the fun of it, experimenting with scraps found in his grandpop’s garage workshop. Using scraps to make art allows Zach to experiment without ever running out of materials. In Zach’s creative process he tries to embrace the unique qualities of the materials at his disposal. Remaining playful and open to changes in his work is key. Zach’s process is fueled by experimentation and he will occasionally embellish a sculpture with paint, fire or as more recently, by building playful and useful interactive elements into the work. He loves the notion of discarded materials becoming something treasured. Creating artwork that invites the viewer to touch it and investigate its subtleties is important to him. Zach studied messaging in college and earned an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Studio Art. Currently, Zach helps to advocate for the arts on a regional level at the Lehigh Valley Arts Council. His major artistic influences have been his grandparents, Maggie Walker and Jack Martin, Bethlehem-based artist Stephanie Smith, as well as art world icons Louise Nevelson, Pablo Picasso, and Keith Haring. Kleemeyer has shown his work twice at the Allentown Art Museum and twice at the Bethlehem House Contemporary Art Gallery. Zach will be a part of two shows opening in July 2019 – a solo exhibition of new experimental work on the theme of “Peace, Love and Happiness” at Muhlenberg College, and a juried-in group exhibition of self-portrait’s for the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission’s biennial show.
Follow Zach @z_klee on Instagram