New art places and installations are popping up on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail (KSAT). Visitors can meet the artists involved in the latest projects 3-5 p.m., Saturday, April 30, while exploring Easton’s scenic 2.5 mile arts trail.

Children anWindows-into-the-Mind-1024x747d families are welcome. An art identification sheet and cookies and juice for young art enthusiasts will be available at each art destination along the trail to quell their “Thirst for Art.”

Here’s what’s new on the KSAT:

  • Check out the progress being made on Paul Deery’s Waterway, now being constructed near the Thirteenth Street entrance to the trail. Deery is the recipient of the People’s Choice Award from last summer’s Possible Realities Two exhibition in Lafayette’s Grossman Gallery.
  • Julia Buntaine, New York City artist and founding editor of SciArt in America, has created the inaugural installation for the new Garde House venue, at the edge of Lafayette’s campus (on Sullivan Rd, near the Route 22/Bushkill Creek overpass.) The site-specific exhibit, Windows into the Mind, uses brain imagery in slide/celluloid format that reflects Buntaine’s interest in the intersection of art and neuroscience. Sponsored by Lafayette’s art department, the exhibit was curated by art major Elizabeth DiSabatino ‘16. Read more about the exhibit.
  • Lafayette’s Engineering class, Sustainable Solutions, taught by Professor Ben Cohen, is currently designing the Musical Playground to be built near the Dog Park on the KSAT. Students have worked with city planners, engineers, environmentalist, musician and artists to create an interactive musical environment for all ages. The students will be on site with posters and material samples to answer any questions on April 30.
  • Easton poet Beth Seetch’s poem, Funeral, now adorns the tunnel at mid-point on the trail, just inside Willie Cole’s Grace Gate. Flowing from the ceiling, cascading down each side of the tunnel’s walls, Funeral was installed with assistance from local and regional high school students in The Lafayette Experience, an accredited course led by Jim Toia, the program’s director.
  • A series of new eye-catching “art” birdhouses, also created by The Lafayette Experience high school students, will be on the trail throughout the summer. Designed for indigenous birds and installed in trees at about eye level, the birdhouses are near Grace Gate, overlooking the floodplain towards the train trestle.
  • A new set of paintings now resides on the Young Masters Wall. Students in Lafayette Professor Ed Kerns’ Beginning Painting class collaborated with local children, working on frames for the art.

Trail entrances are located along North 13th Street, adjacent to the Simon Silk Mill, and along Bushkill Drive, at the blue bridge. Additional information about the trail can be found on the KSAT site, including an updated and downloadable map. And check out the KSAT Facebook Friends page for more images and trail happenings.


Jim Toia
Director of the Community-Based Teaching Program
Lafayette College
(610) 330-5577


Kristine Y. Todaro
Director/Special Projects & Media Relations
Lafayette College

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