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#WomensWork Feature: Kate Hughes
“Bethlehem House Gallery challenges the typical white-walled galleries by displaying art in a comfortable and welcoming setting—their motto is “home is where the art is”—and focusing on local artists. It’s a spirit guided by Gallery co-director Kate Hughes: a deeply creative person and professional in the arts who continually challenges herself..."
#WomensWork Feature: Ramona LaBarre and Dina Hall
Listen, and trust yourself to follow the song. Godfrey Daniels, the renowned music venue on Bethlehem’s South Side, opened in 1976. Ramona LaBarre began volunteering after attending a handful of concerts—and today she’s the managing director. “I recognized that something in my spirit was being fed abundantly while there,” she says.
"Giving Back: Hector Lopez"
In 2014, when Hector Lopez was interviewing to manage the SouthSide Ambassadors—a national program facilitated by downtown improvement company Block By Block, and engaged locally by the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation—he took a walk around the south side of Bethlehem. He asked himself: what would I do, to take care of this place?
#WomensWork Feature: Abby Ogden and Meg Fox
“We own lots of power tools,” say Abby Ogden and Meg Fox, co- owners and managers of Fox and Finch. “And we use them often!” That wasn’t necessarily the case when they started their business, a specialty furniture rental company that runs a photography studio out of its warehouse. They taught themselves to build, upholster, paint and stain..."
#WomensWork Feature: Bridget George, Jan Bonge, and Robin Kani
Bridget George met Johann Sebastian Bach when she was a child in England, where both of her parents sang in the Oxford Bach Choir. “I learned the profound depths and joyful exhilaration of Bach’s music,” she says, “and discovered how learning to play and sing it and share it with others enriched all of our lives.”
"Giving Back: Jill Dunn Jones"
For Jill Dunn Jones, Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Youth Theatre (PYT), and for the kids, young adults, and audiences who are a part of its mission, it’s all about connection. Connecting with a story, or yourself. Connecting to different people and experiences. Connecting to the community of Bethlehem, as a vibrant part of its arts scene and heritage.