Planning stage of RISE TOGETHER ALLENTOWN

Community Alert
July 2014

ALLENTOWN WILL HOST COMMUNITY-WIDE INSTALLATION WITH ARTIST
CHARLIE BROUWER

What: Opportunity to meet with artist Charlie Brouwer about the upcoming
project titled Rise Together Allentown

Where: Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, 31 North Fifth Street,
Allentown, Pennsylvania

When: Monday, July 7th through Thursday, July 10th

Contact: Kimberly Tanzos, Project Coordinator at (610) 432-4333 ext. 127 or
email at RiseTogether2014 [at] gmail [dot] com to set up a meeting

 

The Allentown Art Museum is pleased to announce Rise Together Allentown, a
collaborative project with artist Charlie Brouwer happening this September. This project
is designed to bring together members of the Allentown community and beyond through
the creation of a large-scale installation which will be built in the Arts Park. Charlie will
be constructing this work using ladders that are lent by members of the community to
create a huge, unique work of art. This exciting project will be a shared experience
designed to engage community members throughout Allentown and the Lehigh Valley.
The sculpture will be complete on September 6th and will remain through early
October.
 
Visiting artist Charlie Brouwer earned his MA in painting and MFA in sculpture from
Western Michigan University. He was a professor of art from 1987-2008 at Radford
University in Virginia. Since retiring from teaching, Charlie has dedicated himself to
creating and exhibiting his own artwork. He has completed similar ladder installations in
communities around the country including Atlanta, St. Louis, and Wilmington. More
information and images of past installations can be found at http://www.risetogether.info.
This is a unique opportunity to meet with the artist and learn more about how you and
your organization can participate in this installation. We hope that you will be a part of
this exciting event!
 
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