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Coordinator of Exhibitions and Collections
Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) invites you and your classes to our current exhibitions, Girls on Film: 40 Years of Women in Rock, Photographs by Anastasia Pantsios, and Patti Smith, 1969-1976, Photographs by Judy Linn. As part of “Rock Through the Valley,” a cooperative effort undertaken by Lehigh Valley organizations, the exhibitions celebrate a collaboration of art, music and fashion.
We invite you to explore Patti Smith, 1969-1976, Photographs by Judy Linn at Dubois Gallery, Maginnes Hall, continuing through May 25th. LUAG will host a gallery talk with visiting artist Linn on March 15th at 4:30pm, followed by a reception with refreshments from 6-8pm.
Also continuing through May 25th at the Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center, Girls on Film: 40 Years of Women in Rock features black-and-white photographs of female musicians by Anastasia Pantsios, video projection and music.
Pantsios will speak on March 29th at 4:30pm in the gallery, reception to follow 6-8pm. Rock’n’Roll historian and ethnomusicologist professor Reebee Garofalo (University of Massachusetts) will speak at 4:30pm on April 12th.
With implications for the arts, history, women’s studies, marketing, and entrepreneurship, we hope you will the explore the exhibitions and lectures as a platform for a cross-disciplinary, in situ learning experience. All LUAG exhibitions, programs and lectures are available for class visits and other forms of collaboration. Please feel free to contact Mark Wonsidler with any questions or to schedule a class visit. (610) 758-4337 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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About the Exhibits
When Anastasia Pantsios photographed her first concert in 1969, women were a rarity in rock bands. At the same time, women were trying to elbow their way into the burgeoning ranks of rock photographers, led by Rolling Stone’s Annie Leibovitz. Pantsios was one of three women who formed Kaleyediscope Photography in 1978 to market the photos they shot of musicians. As women became more numerous and prominent on rock and roll stages in the Eighties and beyond, Pantsios developed a special interest in the visual study of the changing and diverse ways they presented themselves while making music. Her work has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, Spin, the Village Voice, Esquire, Creem, Hit Parader, Circus, the New York Times, the Toronto Sun, and the National Enquirer, and in books on musicians and general interest rock books. The exhibit highlights Pantsios’s photos of rock’s talented women, including Tina Turner, Joan Jett, and Madonna.
Judy Linn’s images of Patti Smith range from the vulnerable to the iconic, focusing on shifting influences and relationships with artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Sam Shepard. The black-and-white photographs capture Smith in the intimate and grainy atmosphere of a bygone New York when Smith–a struggling poet, pre-rock’n’roll–agreed to pose for Linn. Judy Linn’s photographs are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Detroit Art Institute, and the Dallas Museum of Art. She teaches at Vassar College. All works are courtesy of the artist and Feature, Inc., New York.