Photo exhibit illuminates Lukens legacy

“Remembering Lukens Steel,” a photography exhibition that memorializes Coatesville’s industrial landscape, is on display at the Lukens Executive Office Building through Sept. 23.

A photo by Andrew Hoff

A photo by Andrew Hoff is one of the images included in 'Remembering Lukens Steel.'

A free public reception to meet the artists is planned for Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served, according to a press release from Art Partners Studio.

“Remembering Lukens Steel” showcases photographs by Karen Commings, Vincent Feldman, Annette Garthwaite, Woody Garthwaite, Richard Harrison, R. Andrew Hoff, Irene VanBuskirk, and Theodore Van Pelt. The photographers were granted special access to the former Lukens Mill 120 adjacent to the grounds of the National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum.

The site opened the door to the rich, unaltered Victorian interiors of historic family residences and views of iconic steel structures, including the Tridents (trees) from the Twin Towers in New York City and nuclear submarine sonar sphere that were fabricated in Coatesville, the release said.

Led by University of the Arts master lecturer in photography Vincent Feldman, workshop participants and exhibiting artists are members of the Harrisburg Camera Club. “Getting into the mill site was an unprecedented gift – it offered us unparalleled visual material and multiple opportunities for historical documentation and artistic interpretation,” Feldman said in the release. “We are already looking forward to returning for another workshop in May 2017.”

For information about spring 2017 photography and painting workshops at Lukens, call 610-384-3030 or stop by the office at 545 East Lincoln Highway, 2nd floor, in Coatesville. For a listing of current Art Partners Studio art education programs and exhibitions visit



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