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The 8th Street Bridge Turns 100 Years

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Exhibition dates:  October 28 to December 20, 2013

Reception and community event:  Sunday, November 17, 2013
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public- please call 610.285.5004 or email 8thStBridge@psu.edu to RSVP so we are able to accommodate all in attendance.

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.

A full color catalog will also be available for visitors.

This exhibition will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Albertus Meyers Bridge in Allentown.
This bridge that is commonly referred to as the 8thStreet 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 will feature approximately 30 regional artists who have already created art about this well documented landmark or who will be invited to create a work of art in their medium. 

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.

 
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Participating Artists:  Rudy Ackerman, Edgar S. Baum, Walter E. Baum, John Berninger, Greta Brubaker, Lee A. Butz, Sandra Corpora, Ron De Long, James Doddy, Adriano Farinella (artist above painting), Elizabeth Flaherty, Christina Galbiati, Rosemary Geseck, Lee Leckey, George Miller, Ramon Peralta, Jerry Quier, Mike Sincavage, Heather Sincavage (pictured), Joseph Skrapits, Jason Travers, Dana Van Horn, Charles Vlasics, Ann Yost Whitesell, Ann Williams

 

Thank you to our lead sponsors:

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  The gallery is located on the
third floor of the campus
at 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.


Gallery hours:

Monday- Thursday
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For additional hours please call 610-285-5078


For an appointment, or for more information, please contact Ann Lalik, gallery director, at 610-285-5261 or e-mail annlalik@psu.edu.