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Gallery View: Public mural stars at Civic Theatre of Allentown

Lehigh Valley artist Rosemary Geseck celebrates the magic of theater with her public mural “Follow the Stars” at Civic’s Theatre514 at 514 N. 19th St., Allentown.

The outdoor mural is on the south wall of Theatre514 at North 19th Street and Early Street in Allentown’s West End Theatre District. A dedication ceremony for the mural was held Oct. 14.

“There’s a little reference to movies, but it’s really mostly all theater,” says Geseck, whose art studio is in Bethlehem. “I’m over in Allentown all of the time. Everything I do mostly, professionally is here.”

Geseck, a theater buff, is an instructor at the Baum School of Art, Allentown, and an Instructor for Art Residencies in the Allentown School District.

The City of Allentown, in conjunction with the Allentown Arts Commission, Materials Conservation and Civic Theatre of Allentown, chose veteran muralist Geseck during a regional call to artists.

As one of several works of public art being created in Allentown funded by grants, the mural serves to “enhance the aesthetics of the city while creating meaningful connections between community members and the spaces we inhabit as a city,” according to Civic Theatre of Allentown Managing Director Diane Donaher.

“Gallery View” is a column about artists, exhibitions and galleries. To request coverage, email: Paul Willistein, Focus editor, pwillistein@tnonline.com

PRESS PHOTO BY ED COURRIER Rosemary Geseck and her “Follow the Stars” mural on the south wall of Civic Theatre of Allentown's Theatre514, Nineteenth and Early streets, Allentown.