“Joie de Vivre : Karel Mikolas / Antonio Salemme”

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“JOIE DE VIVRE : KAREL MIKOLAS / ANTONIO SALEMME”

Opening Reception
June 2, 2013 …… Noon to 5:00 PM

ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION
542 West Hamilton Street, Suite # 203
Allentown, Pennsylvania

(half a block up the street from the Allentown Art Museum, just across from the historic Old Lehigh County Courthouse)

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Locally speaking, Czech-American sculptor KAREL MIKOLAS is, perhaps, most recognizable by his magnificent ASA PACKER bronze statue on the campus of Lehigh University; among other pursuits over the course of what has been a most remarkable life, Mikolas has, himself, taught classes at the University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College as well as Alfred University.
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The oft-stated purpose of the ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION has always been to “preserve and celebrate Salemme’s artistic legacy.”

This delightful “JOIE DE VIVRE” exhibition, is very proud to excite the senses with rarely-shown terra cotta (fired clay) figurative works as well as ink and charcoal drawings by a unique pair of classically-trained artists who were both born in Europe but, ultimately, settled in the Lehigh Valley.

The exhibition will continue to be on view to the public through June 30.

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ASA PACKER at LEHIGH UNIVERSITY in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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