One of the big challenges of the new ArtsQuest Center was to make the building stand out among the abandoned Bethlehem Steel
buildings surrounding it — especially since it would hardly be visible
from the street, says Janice Lipzin, ArtsQuest's director of visual
ArtsQuest officials immediately thought of neon, and Lipzin
says she immediately thought of abstract formalist Stephen Antonakos,
who has placed neon sculptures on structures as varied as a Chicago
police station to a Tel Aviv power station.