Events Archive

AAD Justine Purity Postcard
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Photography by Justine Gaetano
Artist Reception
Sunday, May 22@ 12-2pm
Fowler Blast Furnace Loft at ArtsQuest
1st & Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 1801

Alumni Panel - Design
Friday, May 6, 2016

The Department is hosting the fourth Life After Lehigh Alumni Panel Discussion on Friday, May 6th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Chandler-Ullmann 208. The event will feature alumni panelists from our Design program discussing transitions after Lehigh and offering insight on careers in design to our current students.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gallery Talk & Reception
Objects as Subjects - Nicholas Sawicki and Ricardo Viera

April 21 5:00 p.m. @ Zoellner Arts Center

Thursday, March 31, 2016

AAD's Professor Anna Chupa's exhibit "Pieces Petals Leaves and Eaves" Textile Tiling of Vernacular Architecture

Opening Artist's Talk and Reception

Friday, March 4, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 pm

The Girdler Gallery at Lehigh's University Center.

Exhibit: March 4 - March 31, 2016

Professor Chupa's exhibition is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts with additional funding by Lehigh University College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Vice President of Research & Graduate Studies and The Surface Design Association.

Anna Chupa is an Associate Professor in the department of Art, Architecture and Design at Lehigh University and teaches Digital Photography, Video and... Read More

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Professor Anthony Viscardi - Tracing Time to Measure Space

New Drawings and Constructions

Exhibition: February 24 through March 24

Opening Reception & Lecture: February 24 @ 12:00 noon


1000 Lenox Drive
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Liberating architecture from the practical constraints of building, American artist Anthony Viscardi examines the space between art and architecture through explorations of solid/void, presence/absence, static/dynamic, and material/ephemeral continuums. Using drawing, a practice common to both art and architecture, Viscardi employs Rapidograph, ink wash, and graphite to reveal intricately detailed examinations of shadow and void. These shadow mappings... Read More

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Professor Amy Forsyth and husband Charles Farrell 'Farrell & Forsyth: Drawings Paintings Sculpture & Furniture
opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 17, 5-8 p.m.

The exhibition runs through April 21 at the Freyberger Gallery at Penn State Berks.

Follow the link for gallery directions and hours:



Serious Play
Monday, March 14, 2016 to Saturday, March 26, 2016

Professor Berrisford Boothe travels to Osaka, Japan to exhibit a collection of his paintings. The exhibition, 'Serious-Play' at the Ami-Kanoko Gallery runs March 14-26, 2016.

AAD Artist in Residence
Monday, March 7, 2016 to Friday, March 11, 2016

John Isaac, Former Chief UN Photographer will serve as AAD's Artist in Residence from March 7-11. Mark your calendars to attend his public events:
Tuesday, March 8 - 5:00-8:00 p.m. - Community Workshop "The Art of Seeing" Wilbur Powerhouse at Lehigh University - Classroom 242.
Thursday, March 10 - 12:00-1:00 p.m. - "Incredible India" University Center at Lehigh University - Room 303.

AIA Eastern Pennsylvania October Chapter Meeting ANNUAL DESIGN CHARETTE - LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
Thursday, October 15, 2015

AIA Eastern Pennsylvania October Chapter Meeting
Thursday October 15th, 2015
Lehigh University, Chandler-Ullmann Hall , Room 208

Street Artists' Converge @ The Powerhouse
Friday, October 2, 2015

Lehigh's 150th - Celebrating Visual Arts
Street Artists' Converge @ The Powerhouse
Friday, October 2nd - All day - Rain or shine..
Wilbur Powerhouse across Taylor St. from the Block Party festivities at Zoellner
Carve out time during Friday's sesquicentennial celebrations to watch the action as seven street artists' converge and cover the 3-D forms erected for the celebration in the Wilbur Powerhouse fountain court. This visual arts working exhibition was co-produced by A|A|D Professor Berrisford Boothe and Lehigh alum, Matthew Denton Burrows,'10, through his company 'Dripped On' Productions, with the enthusiastic support of Lehigh Advancement led by Advancement Vice President, Joe Kender.
Artists' will be... Read More

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A heartfelt AAD congratulations to Professor Tony Viscardi’s Lehigh Art Alliance and the Printmakers Society of the Lehigh Valley award for his drawing "Terminal Junctions" (Pencil on Mylar 15"x 34").
LAA exhibition opening reception this Sunday, September 20th at 2:00 p.m. in the Siegel Galley, Lehigh Mountain Top Campus. Award presentation held at 3:00pm. Stop in to view the exhibition and congratulate Professor Viscardi!

Department of Art, Architecture and Design Ice Cream Social at Chandler Ullmann
Friday, August 28, 2015
gallery talk at lehigh university mountaintop campus
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rescheduled Talk Date is April 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Details about the artists: 

Monday, April 13, 2015 to Friday, May 15, 2015

Professor Boothe proudly shares this notification gallery card.  The third exhibition this Sunday includes selected pieces of art from The Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art.  The exhibition 'Body and Soul' organized by Curator Kristen Evangelista with input from William Paterson Professor of Art (and co-sponsored visiting lecturer with Latin American Studies, Lehigh, Fall 2014), Alejandro Anreus. This is the last of the inaugural exhibitions as Professor Boothe continues to build the collection and plan for 2016 & 2017 exhibitions.

Professor Lucy Gans ~ "We Place Our Ideas/Our Ideas Place Us"
Saturday, April 11, 2015

AAD Professor Lucy Gans is a participating artist in the exhibit "We Place Our Ideas/Our Ideas Place Us" at Lafayette College. Show runs March 10 - April 11th with a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 10th at 4:00 p.m. ~ Reception to follow:Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman GalleryWilliams Visual Arts Building243 North Third StreetBuilding 71(610) 330-5361Hours: Tuesday- Friday 1-5 p.m.Saturday 12-5 p.mBy appointment 

April's South Side Bethlehem First Friday includes AAD Artists
Friday, April 3, 2015

Luke Wynne’s photography exhibition at the Banana Factory now through May 24th.  The exhibition features 70 Lehigh Valley artists including AAD’s own Berrisford Boothe, Lucy Gans, Wes Heiss and Ricardo Viera.  First Friday reception 6-9 p.m. April 3; gallery talk 1 p.m. April 25.

Lehigh University AAD - Anthony Viscardi: "Prints of Darkness - Shadow Cast Impressions"
Monday, January 26, 2015 to Sunday, February 22, 2015

Reception: Sunday, February 15, 2-4PM
Artist's Talk: Monday, February 16, Noon, Williams Center 108



Lehigh University AAD - Carli Sukonik Honors Exhibition
Friday, December 5, 2014

Carli Sukonik
Honors Exhibition
Girdler Gallery - University Center
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Light Refreshments served

Lehigh University AAD - The Royal Path of the Mystical Serpent
Friday, December 5, 2014

Faculty Grant PresentationHumanities Center

12:00 noon 
Professor Anna Chupa, Associate Professor

The Royal Path is a book in process, a collaboration with Mary Robin Williams, known as Priestess Miriam of the New Orleans Voodoo Spiritual Temple (NOVST) with a photographic catalog of the Temple altars she constructs. It contains an oral history detailing the life story of Priestess Miriam, testimony from her spouse, Allen Villeneuve and from musician and Voodoo spiritual doctor Louis Martinié, writings from temple co-founder and late husband Priest Oswan Chamani (Richard Williams) and an overview of the... Read More

Lehigh University AAD - Independent Study Presentation
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Meghan Barwick 

Chandler-Ullmann Crit Space - Room 306

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Lehigh University AAD - Hammerschlag Design Series
Thursday, November 13, 2014 to Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hammerschlag Design Series Lecture

Chandler-Ullmann Hall - Room 230

6:00 pm

Richard Kroeker "Time and Material"

After Lecture Event: Making Light Space in the Fountain Court (see image on poster) - All invited


Richard Kroeker is an architect who has been a Professor and past Director at the School of Architecture of Dalhousie University as well as having held international guest professorships in Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. He has been an invited guest lecturer at a number of international Universities, including the Norwegian University of Science & Technology,... Read More

Lehigh University AAD - Between Architecture & Science: Elasticity and Networks
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Chandler-Ullmann Hall-Room 230
6:00 p.m. 

Lecture: Between Architecture & Science: Elasticity and Networks


Jenny Sabin’s work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st century architectural practice — one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures. Sabin is Assistant Professor... Read More

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hammerschlag Design Series - Lecture

Chandler-Ullmann Hall-Room 230
6:00 p.m. 

Lehigh Alumni - Andrew Kotchen '94 & Matthew Berman '94

"CRAFTED MODERN: 15 Years OF Making"



In 2014, workshop/apd celebrates 15 years as a thriving design practice. Since founding the firm, partners Andrew Kotchen & Matthew Berman have built an enviable roster of work that runs the gamut from sleek urban lofts to luxurious family homes, high-end multi-family developments to attention-grabbing restaurants, and inventive affordable housing for Hurricane Katrina victims to reinvigorated urban landmarks like the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Through these wildly varied projects, we have earned recognition for our... Read More

Lehigh University AAD - Celebrating the Visionary Karl Stirner
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

230 Ferry St. Easton PA

5:30 to 7:00 PM

Karl Stirner Open House/ Ribbon Cutting

Lehigh University AAD - Gallery Talk & Reception: Printmaker Curlee Raven Holton
Thursday, October 9, 2014



Printmaker Curlee Raven Holton will discuss his work. Holton's prints speak to the human experience. Through his use of symbolism and provocative figurative representations, Holton brings voice to significant personal, political, and cultural events. 


Please note this event will be held in the DuBois Gallery in Maginnes Hall at 9 W. Packer Ave




Lehigh University AAD - Foldout Drawing: A projective Drawing for Fabric Forming
Thursday, October 9, 2014

HammerSchlag Design Series Lecture

Chandler-Ullmann Hall - Room 230

6:00 p.m. 


Kentaro Tsubaki of KT_Studio_KT: 

"Foldout Drawing: A projective Drawing for Fabric Forming"

KT Studio and Studio KT are units in reciprocal relationships. Both units are established by Kentaro Tsubaki, R.A., Assistant Professor of Architecture at Tulane School of Architecture for the purpose of experimental architectural education and practice. KT Studio engages with architectural education and Studio KT is a vehicle for his architectural practice.

Tsubaki earned his B.S. in Physics from Kyoto University in Kyoto,... Read More

Thursday, October 24, 2013 to Friday, October 25, 2013

Eastern PA AIA Annual Design Charrette

Free screening 

Chandler-Ullmann - Room 208B

4:10 p.m.


Professor Nik Nikolov hosts a free screening of the documentary "Archiculture" glimpse into the architectural studio. The documentary is architecture 101 for the general public presented by two designers turned directors who put the spotlight on architectural education. Featuring interviews with Maurice Cox, Thoma Mayne, Shigeru Ban, Kenneth Frampton and David Byrne.  


Following the screening join Professor Nikolov in room 208B for The Eastern PA Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for their Annual Design Charrette.  Students will be partnered with AIA members and Associate... Read More

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lehigh University AAD - Anthony Viscardi Tracing Time to Measure Space

Reception and Gallery Talk - Saturday, September 7, 2013 5:00-7:00 pm

Save the date - Thursday, November 7th - Artist Lecture 5-7 p.m.


The work of this exhibition was begun during Anthony Viscardi’s 2011-2012 sabbatical when he was awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship to continue his theoretical drawing/visual investigations on “shadow mapping.” He has since received the 2013 Faculty Fellowship award from Study Abroad Italy (SAI) in Florence to begin work on a manuscript that documents a drawing method he developed for teaching students to more... Read More

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Thought and Action
2013 Academic Symposium


Dominique Brown, Design '14 and Lisa Glover, Architecture '13 were selected from an elite pool of undergraduate applicants to participate and exhibit their research at Lehigh’s biennial Academic Symposium held on Thursday, April 4, 2013. The symposium, run by a committee under the auspices of the Office of Vice President and Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies invite presenters from a wide range of backgrounds and concentrations to enlighten and inspire the Lehigh community through lecture and exhibition.  For further information 2013 Academic Symposium

 ... Read More

Lehigh University AAD - Sculptural Installation
Friday, April 5, 2013

The sculpture studio of Professor Lucy Gans has created window installations for South Side Bethlehem merchants.  After a semester-long study of form, students have produced low-cost sculptural installations from found or sustainable materials.  Visit the shops to view sculptures by the following student artists: Rachel Mayer &  Mariel Pica (Deja Brew - W 4th); Jason Morejon (Blue Sky Cafe 22 W. 4th); Amelia Labak & Julia Sloane (Loose Threads - 9 W. 4th); Sydney Kam (Tallarico's (26 E. 3rd); Meghan Barwick & Garren Fritts (Fox Optical - 28 E. 3rd); Natalie Hahn (Cleo's - 21 E. 3rd); Ashley Jhu, Jillian Sibio & Sara Titcher (Apotheca - 101 E. 3rd); John Behre & Christina Holden (Euro Yogurt - 129 E. 3rd).

Monday, February 25, 2013 to Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lehigh University AAD - "Tilings" by Anna Chupa


   Anna Chupa "Tilings"




Reception: Thursday, February 28th, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Artist's Talk: 4:30 p.m.

Humanities Center

224 West Packer Avenue




This link... Read More

Monday, December 10, 2012

AAD Club Walking Tour
Monday, December 10th

Commence:  Campus Square @ 4:10
The Art, Architecture & Design Club present a walking tour of historic North Bethlehem at 4:30 on Monday, December 10th.  The focus of this tour will be on the architecture of North Bethlehem and will be led by Moravian Professor Architecture, Jeffrey Long.

Lehigh University AAD - Indeterminant Operations
Friday, December 7, 2012


"Indeterminant Operations"  An Art Exhibition Inspired by John Cage

Chandler-Ullmann Hall - Second Floor Gallery

December 3-9

Reception: Friday, December 7,  5-7pm

Musical Performance:  5:30pm


As part of Lehigh's series of events celebrating the hundredth birthday of John Cage, Indeterminant Operations is an exhibition featuring the work of local artists and design students. Several student projects will be on display, including a collective color transposition of an original musical score created by Paul Deery that will also... Read More

Lehigh University AAD - Totems: Silhouettes and Iconographic Pluralism
Friday, May 25, 2012

January  25 -  May 25, 2012

Zoellner Arts Center, Main Gallery 

"Totems: Silhouettes and Iconographic Pluralism" 

William O'Brien Jr., Principal

WOJR & Assistant Professor, MIT Architecture 


WIlliam O'Brien Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Planning, and is principal of an independent design practice in Cambridge, Massachuttes.  His practice was recently awarded the 2011 Architectural League Price for Young Architects and Designers.  Last year his practice was a... Read More

Lehigh University AAD - Architecture 143 - Gallery Exhibition
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Join Professor Nikolov and the students of Architecture 143 in discovering "Topologies" .  Generation of form as a result of iterative design processes focusing on the study and design of topological relationship between objects and events.

February 29 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Architecture 143 - Gallery Exhibition

Girdler Gallery

Lehigh University AAD - The Chinese Bridge Project
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2012 Spring Lecture Series

(In Conjunction with the Building of the Lehigh-Bethlehem Chinese Pavilion on the Southside Greenway)


Speaker,  Professor Ronald Knapp, SUNY-New Paltz - Author on Chinese Bridges / Vernacular Architecture "Making and Meaning of China's Vernacular Architecture For detailed information on this lecture series please access the following link:

Lehigh University AAD - Scheler Humanities Forum - "What is an Image?"
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Scheler Humanities Forum - Linderman 200

"What is an Image?"

James Elkins, E.C. Chadbourne Professor of Art History

School of the Art Institute of Chicago 


Images and pictures are the subjects of an enormous literature, little of which articulates what might make visual objects different from written objects. Few critics, historians, or philosophers develop theories of the visual, or of visual objects; most work empirically, relying on received accounts for... Read More

Friday, February 3, 2012

Student Art Exhibition: Ways of Looking and Recording

18th Annual LVAIC Undergraduate Women's Studies 

Girdler Gallery - University Center - March 27 through April 3, 2012


Lehigh University AAD - Kimber-Lee Alston, Eius Anima in Apparatu


Kimber-Lee Alston, Eius Anima in Apparatu


Lehigh University AAD - Shannon Hsuan Chen, "Moments"

... Read More

Lehigh University AAD - Kinetic Reflections by Maggie Moran
Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wednesday, March 14 - 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

Closing Reception - Kinetic Reflections - Selected Works by Maggie Moran

Girdler Gallery - University Center 


Paintings by recent Lehigh University and Art, Architecture & Design graduate, Maggie Moran '11, 

On display in the Girdler Gallery - January 7 - March 16, 2012 - Gallery Hours - Daily 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m..