October 28 – December 20, 2013
About the Exhibit...
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 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.
Participating Artists: Rudy Ackerman, Edgar S. Baum, Walter E. Baum, JohnBerninger, Greta Brubaker, Lee A. Butz, Sandra Corpora, Ron De Long, James Doddy, Adriano Farinella, Elizabeth Flaherty, Christina Galbiati, Rosemary Geseck, Lee Leckey, George Miller, Ramon Peralta, Jerry Quier, Mike Sincavage, Heather Sincavage, Joseph Skrapits, Jason Travers, Dana Van Horn, Charles Vlasics, Ann Yost Whitesell, and Ann Williams