‘8 X 8 = 50’ Art Show And Sale Benefits Allentown School District Arts Program

Nov. 18 event will feature 8-inch art by students, teachers, alumni of William Allen High School arts program.

Allentown, PA (Nov. 15, 2010) – Eight-inch-square canvases in a wide variety of styles and media will be on display at “8X8=50,” a Nov. 18 art show and sale in support of the Allentown Academy of the Arts, at William Allen High School.

More than 50 canvases will be on sale at the show for $50 each. Funds will go to student programs of the Academy of the Arts, William Allen’s “school within a school” offering Allentown School District students instruction in theatre, dance, music and visual arts.

Canvases have been created by students, teachers and alumni of the Academy as well as artists from the community and local colleges and universities, all of whom are interested in supporting arts education in the Allentown School District.

“Work for this event is exceptional,” says Joan Gaydos, president of the Allentown Academy of the Arts Alliance, The Arts Academy advisory board that sponsors the event. “The strong support received from within the community demonstrates how important the youth of Allentown and the arts in public education are.”

The exhibit includes canvases by Jim Musselman, Jill Pecklum, John Gaydos, Ann Lalik, Rudy Ackerman, Lucy Gans, Heather Sincavage, and many more.

The exhibit and sale will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Antonio Salemme Foundation, 542 Hamilton St., Suite 208. Purchases may be taken at 6 p.m

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