One of our own Allentown artists has a great new sculpture installed in my soon to be former hometown of Jersey City. There's a great video slideshow of Chakaia and her Allentown studio.
I have to say how proud I am when I'm back in Jersey City and see her work in the Jersey City Museum as well as this great park. Jersey City had alot of the similar issues Allentown is facing and has cleaned up over the past decade - a major contributor to it's revitalization is the strong local group of artists and forward thinking city government. Both things seem to be ramping up for us here in Allentown...CHARGE!!!