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Holiday Dinner & Auction

Join Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites for an evening of exquisite dining, cocktails, and auctions featuring beautiful art, unique items, and much more.

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Holiday Dinner & Auction Overview

Join Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites for an evening of exquisite dining, fabulous cocktails, and auctions featuring beautiful art, unique items, and much more.

  • When: December 7, 2024

Art Preview Reception

Thursday, November 21, 2024


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Featured Artist – Sandra Corpora

Sandy Corpora with 2024 Holiday Dinner Featured Painting at Rooms to View Preview Party
Sandra Corpora with her painting “Winter’s Glow” at the Rooms to View Preview Party

Sandra Corpora’s painting “Winter’s Glow” masterfully captures the serene and historic essence of the Moravian settlement in Bethlehem. The composition is thoughtfully arranged, with the iconic church belfry and old chapel standing prominently, symbolizing the rich heritage of the community. The soft, diffused lighting creates a tranquil, almost ethereal atmosphere, emphasizing the peacefulness of a winter evening.

The artist’s meticulous attention to detail is evident in the rendering of the architectural features and the snow-covered landscape. The texture of the stone walls, the gentle slopes of the snow, and the delicate branches of the trees are all beautifully depicted, showcasing Corpora’s technical skill and deep appreciation for her subject matter. The interplay of light and shadow adds depth and dimension to the painting, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the scene.

Moreover, the subtle use of color enhances the nostalgic and reflective mood of the painting. The muted tones of the buildings and trees are contrasted with the warm, inviting glow of the lamps and windows, creating a harmonious balance that is visually pleasing and emotionally resonant. “Winter’s Glow” not only captures a specific moment in time but also evokes the timeless spirit of the Moravian community and its enduring legacy.

This evocative oil painting, soon to be the centerpiece of the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites annual Holiday Dinner auction, captures a serene winter scene at the heart of Bethlehem, PA. The focal point of the artwork is the iconic church belfry, which stands tall and proud, symbolizing the enduring spirit and history of the Moravian settlement. To its side, the old chapel, nestled in the courtyard, is bathed in the soft glow of twilight, its historical stonework beautifully detailed. The scene is brought to life with the delicate touches of snow that blanket the ground and trees, creating a peaceful and reflective atmosphere.

“Winter’s Glow” holds profound historical significance as it encapsulates the essence of the founding of Bethlehem by the Moravians in 1741. The church belfry and chapel are not merely architectural landmarks; they are the very heart of the Moravian community’s spiritual and social life. Through its meticulous attention to detail and expressive use of light and color, the painting invites viewers to step back in time and appreciate the profound heritage of this historic town.

About the artist

The artist behind this exquisite painting is Sandra Corpora, a celebrated painter renowned for her ability to capture the beauty and emotion of her subjects. With a career spanning several decades, Sandra has honed her craft to become a master of light and color. Her works are characterized by their luminous quality and meticulous attention to detail, drawing viewers into the scenes she creates. Sandra’s artistic journey began in childhood, fueled by her love for nature and the world around her, eventually leading her to pursue formal training and a successful career as a professional artist.

Sandra’s paintings have been featured in numerous exhibitions and have garnered accolades for their depth and expressiveness. She is an award-winning signature member of prestigious art organizations, including the Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists. Sandra’s dedication to her art is evident in the vibrant and lifelike quality of her work, which often evokes a sense of peace and contemplation. Her ability to convey the essence of her subjects makes her paintings not just visual experiences but emotional ones as well.

In addition to her own artistic practice, Sandra is passionate about sharing her knowledge and skills with others. She is an accomplished art instructor, offering workshops and classes that inspire budding artists to explore their creativity and develop their techniques. Through her teaching, Sandra continues to contribute to the art community, nurturing the next generation of artists. Her work, including the painting for the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites auction, reflects her deep connection to her subjects and her commitment to capturing the beauty of the world in her unique and captivating style.

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31st Annual Holiday Dinner & Art Auction Photos

Photos from the 31st Annual Holiday Dinner & Art Auction that was held Saturday, December 2, 2023.

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