The opening for "Walking the Edge" was a huge success! Easily 200+ people came through the Salemme Foundation to view the work and to enjoy the experimental music by Gary Hassay and Michael Bisio. Thirty artists participated in the show. The variety of work is ever-changing. It was great to see so many new faces, too. - - -The piece featured above, titled "Flip Out" is by Chris P Jones and is on display in this show - - -
The opening of Chen Arts Group's newest exhibit in Allentown on Saturday offers a triple play of entertainment.
First, it's an opportunity to see lots of visual art by local artists and chat with them about their work. "Walking the Edge" features works by 20 artists on the theme of the taboo, dangerous or unusual.
Second, it's a chance to hear some interesting jazz music when saxophonist/vocalist Gary Hassay and bassist Michael Bisio peform free-form improvisation.
Third, it's a chance to explore the Antonio Salemme Foundation, Allentown's newest art and performance space, which features a permanent display of sculptures, paintings and drawings by the late 20th century Italian-American artist and former Easton-area resident.
The opening begins at 7 p.m.at the foundation, 542 Hamilton St., Suite 203. Hassay and Bisio will perform at 9 p.m. The event is free, with donations accepted. The exhibit runs through Feb. 5.
More info: 610-433-4150, firstname.lastname@example.org, chenarts.blogspot.com.