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Come join us for First Friday Events and see a nice range of exhibits which include both professional and student work.   These events are free.  Of course, donations are welcome and appreciated and benefit Charter Arts’ outstanding Visual Art program.


EXHIBIT: Matt Halm: Lehigh Valley Murals
ARTIST: Matthew Halm
FIRST FRIDAYS (2): September 1 and October 6, 6:00-9:00 PM
EXHIBIT RUNS: Friday, September 1-Friday, October 20, 12:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: This exhibit includes mural reproductions (some may be large-scale), photographs/descriptions, and other original artwork by Lehigh Valley mural artist, Matt Halm. Matt will be a visiting artist and begin working on the Charter Arts mural project with visual art students. The exhibit will serve as an introduction to Matt Halm’s mural work as well as the mural creation process.

EXHIBIT: InVision Photography Festival
ARTISTS: Jonathan Schimpf, Patricia Scialo, Carlos Reyes, Shawn Theodore, and Michael Fickes
FIRST FRIDAY: November 3, 6:00-9:00 PM
EXHIBIT RUNS: Friday, Monday, October 30- Tuesday, November 21, 3:00 PM (Grandparents’ Day)
DESCRIPTION: This exhibit is an extension of the Banana Factory’s InVision Photography Festival and features a collection of photographic prints produced by a group of professional photographers. Digital and traditional photographic methodologies will be represented in the collection. Additionally, the exhibit will feature photographs produced by visual art and photography elective students.

EXHIBIT: Winter Student Exhibit
ARTISTS: Visual Art Students, Grades 9-12
FIRST FRIDAY: December 1 Note: No January First Friday

EXHIBIT RUNS: Friday, December 1- Monday, January Monday, January 29, 9:00 AM
DESCRIPTION: This exhibit includes original works by visual art students with an emphasis on independent work produced for Summer Series Assignments and other personal work.

EXHIBIT: Celebrating 15 Years! Works by Charter Arts Faculty/Alumni/Current Students
ARTISTS: Roger Brinker, Katherine Krieg, Michael Fickes, Lorie Reinhard, Jessica Bastidas, etc.
FIRST FRIDAY(2): February 2 and March 2, 6:00-9:00 PM
EXHIBIT RUNS: Thursday, February 1-Tuesday, March 20
DESCRIPTION: This exhibit may include works by visual art faculty, alumni/current students, as well as Charter Arts administration and faculty who produce artwork.

EXHIBIT: Spring Student Exhibit
ARTISTS: Visual Art Students, Grades 9-12
FIRST FRIDAYS: April 6, 6:00-9:00 PM
EXHIBIT RUNS: Friday, April 6-Tuesday, April 25
DESCRIPTION: This exhibit includes a culmination of work by visual art students produced during the 2017-2018 school year with a focus on the connection between lessons learned and personal artistic endeavors.

EXHIBIT: Senior Exhibit 2017
ARTISTS: Visual Art Students, Grade 12
FIRST FRIDAY: May 4, 6:00-9:00 PM
EXHIBIT RUNS: Friday, May 4-Tuesday, May 22
DESCRIPTION: This exhibit represents a culmination of best original and in-class work produced by visual art seniors. The exhibit focuses on creative flair and lessons learned as students of visual art. Contractual work produced during Contracted Studio and Exhibition will be emphasized in senior collections.