Shimon Attie came to Bethlehem only knowing about the SteelStacks. After researching and immersing himself in the culture and community, he created artwork capturing Bethlehem’s impact dating back to the city’s founding and following it to the present day.
Attie is the current Horger Artist In Residence for Lehigh’s arts, architecture and design department. His newest piece, “Starstruck: An American Tale,” is on display at the Lehigh University Art Galleries in Zoellner Arts Center until Dec. 3.
According to its website, Lehigh’s Artist in Residence Program brings artists to campus who create public projects that “engage with the university, its students, and surrounding community.”
For the residency, one artist is picked to spend the spring semester brainstorming and creating, and in the following semester, they are able to reveal their work and teach a class of Lehigh students.
Attie is an award-winning artist and is teaching a seminar at Lehigh this semester about art in relation to community and social practice.
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