LCCC Allentown’s Donley Center Street Art Mural Dedication Planned

published Monday, August 26, 2019
The street art mural that has been created on Hall Street, next to the Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Allentown site, will be dedicated during a reception on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m., and will include food, beverages and live music. The murals feature the work of five local artists, each measure 15 feet wide by 8 feet tall. They celebrate the theme of diversity. The murals are located along the former blank wall of the alley side of the Donley Center, 718 West Hamilton in downtown Allentown.
The community is invited to come view the murals and meet the artists. The reception and ceremony coincides with the City of Allentown’s Third Thursday Art Walk.
The mural installation expresses the individual visions of the five artists. Each artists’ design represents the themes of diversity, equity and inclusion. The transformation of a blank wall into a piece of art reflects the ongoing transformation of the City of Allentown.
This public art project has received funding support from the PA Council on the Arts and Lehigh Valley Arts Council.
Artists and their works are:
Pedro J. LeDee, Jr., of Allentown, has created vibrant murals throughout the Lehigh Valley, inspiring his community through art. His mural is entitled “City Life.”
Albert Negron III, of Bethlehem, creates compositions featuring bright colors and urban designs, as religion harbors his creativity and passion to create. His mural is entitled "Hands on Love.”
Alex Ortiz, born and raised in Allentown, draws inspiration from the city that surrounds him and his involvement in the LGBTQ community. His mural is entitled “Allentown PRIDE.”
Corey Reifinger, now of Philadelphia, but grew up in the Lehigh Valley and an LCCC alumnus, has worked as a designer for over 10 years and pulls from those experiences to create clean, innovative images. His mural is entitled "Neighbors."
Camille Stanley, of New Tripoli, has created art since childhood and looks to her social environments for inspiration and drive. Her mural is entitled “Lo-Fi Streets.”