JuxtaHub is thrilled to have curated a display of local artists that can be seen at the popular Yergey Brewing, 235 East Main Street, in Emmaus. The collection, first unveiled on March 5th in conjunction with the Emmaus SnowBlast Festival, is comprised of works by Carol Angstadt, Dave Jacoby, Marge Kavchok, Bob McLeod, Kelly Planer, Anthony Smith, Jr., and Sid Snyder. New pieces will be installed on a rotating basis so follow us on Facebook for the latest announcements. For queries, send us an email.
Carol is an artist and designer working from a home studio in Kutztown. For 23-years she specialized in graphic design, art direction and project management at Rodale Inc. At Rodale Carol designed book interiors and covers working in the business and creative sides of publishing. At this time she’s excited to be spending more time creating away from the computer and getting back to roots as a maker – making jewelry, painting with acrylics and loving it! Carol has generously contributed to the creation and development of JuxtaHub by donating her time, experience and skills. Her artwork and professional design services are at www.CarolAngstadt.com.
Dave is a local artist/craftsman and a lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley. He is a multimedia artist who often combines his woodworking skills with more traditional artistic media, including oils, acrylics, inks and encaustic. Found objects often appear in his work as well. The results are often three-dimensional and textural, inviting viewers to touch as well as observe visually.
Identifying himself as an experimental artist, he avoids looking into a specific creative style. Rather, he explores any and all possibilities and finds inspiration in nature, dreams, current events and personal relationships. Keen observation is a critical component of his work. And so, like many artists, he sees and interprets things quite differently than most.
Margie resides in Emmaus where she lives with her husband Joe and their dogs. She enjoys learning and practicing art techniques in various media but prefers pen and ink along with watercolor. Margie has had a lifelong passion for art and painting, her artwork has been exhibited regionally. Margie, a Master’s prepared Registered Nurse, retired from teaching Nursing at Gwynedd Mercy University.
Emmaus resident, Marvel and DC Comics Artist and author, Bob is a New Mutants co-creator and comic book legend. He began his career working in the production department of Marvel Comics in 1973. He soon began penciling and inking for Marvel, later became an inker at Marvel and DC Comics on many series. Bob drew the graphic novel and the first three issues of New Mutants and inked a number of subsequent issues. Bob very generously gifted to JuxtaHub’s art collection the Bus Stop size poster seen in this exhibit. He was the first guest on Kelly Planer’s podcast CREATIVE BACKSTORY that was recorded in JuxtaHub’s digital maker spaces, check it out on audible.com. To purchase these and other prints of Bob’s work go to website www.MBartist.com
An Emmaus resident, Kelly is a professional writer, photographer, videographer, musician, artist, and host of The CREATIVE BACKSTORY, a podcast recorded in JuxtaHub’s digital maker space. Kelly considers the creative process to be a means to conversation and relies on a multi-disciplinary approach to explore her ideas. She believes that when art is shared, not only is it a way to communicate, but also, it challenges those who experience the art to think, to see, to learn, to disagree, and to understand. From there, art enables viewers to compare stories and reach find new ideas together. She volunteered her experience and skills early in the development of JuxtaHub.
Anthony Smith, Jr.
Originally from the South, Anthony developed interests and talent in art that lead him to receiving a B.A. in Fine Arts from Amherst College and an M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Michigan. He creates drawings, prints and painted artwork, often in related multiples or series – and has collaborated with other artists on special projects. His work has been widely exhibited, internationally and nationally; most recently in February 2022 at Northampton Community College. Anthony has taught at the University of Michigan, Parsons School of Design, Princeton University, Maryland Institute College of Art, Muhlenberg College, Vermont Studio Center, and he currently teaches at Northampton Community College. Anthony lives in Allentown and has Studio 242 at the Banana Factory Arts and Education Center.
Much of Anthony’s original artwork, and different sizes copies/prints, are viewable and available on the website www.saatchiart.com or by contacting/visiting him at Banana Factory’s Studio 242.
Sid a retired Engineer at PPL Corporation was also a serious student of Art. He studied in Allentown at The Baum School of Art with several instructors and also in Coplay at Barnstone Studios. Born in Allentown he raised his family in Emmaus before returning to Allentown where he now resides with wife Kathleen.