Reception and community event: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Artist reception, refreshments, historical perceptive by the Heritage Museum of the Lehigh Valley and a poetical perspective by the Lehigh Valley Writing Project will be part of the program.
This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Albertus Meyers Bridge in Allentown.
This bridge that is commonly referred to as the 8th Street Bridge was dedicated on November 17, 1913. General Harry C. Trexler is credited for the impetus to build the bridge to enhance the economy of the Lehigh Valley as it connected the north and south sides of Allentown.
This exhibition features approximately 30 regional artists who have already created art about this well documented landmark or who were invited to create a work of art in their medium.
Rudy Ackerman, Edgar. S. Baum, Walter Emerson Baum, John Berninger, Greta Brubaker, Lee A. Butz, Sandra Corpora, Ron De Long, James Doddy, Adriano Farinella, Elizabeth Flaherty, Christina Galbiati, Rosemary Geseck, Lee Leckey, George Miller, Hans Milwald, Ramon Peralta, Jerry Quier, Alvena Seckar, Heather Sincavage, Mike Sincavage, Joseph Skrapits, Dana Van Horn, Charles Vlasics, Ann Yost Whitesell, Ann M. Williams.
It is intended that the work will offer diverse approaches to making art including various media as well as representational and abstract interpretations.The exhibition will also feature artists who painted in the mid-1900’s, some of whom were very influential artistic leaders in the Lehigh Valley at the time the bridge was built.
A full color catalog will also be available for visitors.
The exhibition runs October 28th - December 20, 2013.
For more information contact Ann Lalik, 610-285-5261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or the PSU-LV website: