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Allentown Art Museum exhibits local artist's work

By Melanie Falcon, Anchor / Reporter, @Melanie_Falcon, MFalcon@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 29 2014 06:43:06 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 29 2014 10:57:52 AM CST

Local artist displays work

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

The Allentown Art Museum didn't have to go far to find the star of its newest exhibit.

Lehigh Valley native Paul Harryn's work is on display in the exhibit called "Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature."

There are more than 100 different pieces of many different types of media, including paintings, music, and videos.

Museum officials say this is the largest exhibit by an artist who's from the area.

Harryn said he used to come to the museum as a child and look at art for hours upon hours, so he said it's exciting to be back in this capacity.

"To be able to do an exhibition in a space that I've always had such appreciation for is a tremendous honor and I'm incredibly grateful and incredibly humbled by the experience," explained Herryn, who has a studio near the Delaware River in Northampton County.

He also has another studio in California, and several pop-up studios around the world.

The exhibit is open through May 18th at the museum, located at 31 N. Fifth Street.

Harryn is also giving a gallery talk on February 5 at noon.