Feb 28, 2013

Short Notice, High Culture: A Tribute To Greg Weaver

For about ten years, mid 70's to 80's, Allentown was graced with a one man art machine. Greg Weaver studied at Carnegie Mellon and then returned to the Valley to become artist, promoter and inspiration to dozens of local artists. His large studios, which moved from one low rent location to another over the years, became hubs for innovation and social activity. He was very prolific with his work, and generous with his encouragement. This art "scene" cost the taxpayers nothing, it was done by artists, and it was real. Greg suffered from diabetes, and eventually lost his sight. Although blind. he continued to produce art and inspire people until his death in 1994. Several friends of Greg have collaborated to present a small sample of his work, Friday, March 8, 7-9 pm. The show will be held at the Bessesdotter Verksted, which is located on the third floor of 542 Hamilton Street. That same evening, the Antonio Salemme Foundation will be presenting the work of six women artists, one floor below.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very cool, going to do my best to make this show, I have been to this building, great space.

Anonymous said...

Weaver's THE man----after all these years. I'm going to try my hardest to get there.
Thank you MM.

Anonymous said...

I' was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of some of the Weaver work going up at 542 Hamilton. "Short Notice, High Culture" is going to be a nice show. Weaver's work needs to be seen by a new generation of regional artists and art fans.