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ADAM CAPONE: SCULPTURE SPOTLIGHT THROUGH JULY 1 | TOWNSHIP LIBRARY OF LOWER SOUTHAMPTON
January 14 @ 8:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pmFree
The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County is pleased to announce another “Sculpture Spotlight” in collaboration with the Township Library of Lower Southampton. The work of A&C member, sculptor, and furniture maker Adam Capone is on display in the atrium now through late June. He will be leading a public program in the spring.
Adam Capone is an accomplished and spirited sculptor. “He hunts and gathers, forms and fashions, then delivers objects reclaimed and repurposed from items cast off, rejected or spurned, broken with age or smashed with intent.”
The library is a perfect spot to house Adam’s works. It is a special place where the community can experience the work up close, see how everyday objects can become whimsical, and maybe see the world with new eyes. During the installation, A&C Board member and fine artist Vincent Hawley noticed, “Like books, Adam’s work gives old objects new thoughts; it’s a renewal of sorts.”
Much of Adam’s work is figurative. “I feel a bit like Doctor Frankenstein. I find these corpses—furniture, architectural remnants. I dissect them. I find something that resembles a wing or an ear and notice that two disparate furniture parts align to simulate a toothy grin…Then I cut, sand, grind, bolt, sew, paint, and burn…I try to help a table leg evoke the nose of an ancient god or to help the viewer to think of an oak mid 19th century doorway rosette as the eye of a phoenix.”
Library Director Dennis Stranz is excited about the Sculpture Spotlight installation series. “This program is a great way to bring the arts into the heart of Lower Bucks County and inspire people to learn more about and develop a deeper appreciation for the County’s rich cultural heritage.”
Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County President Ruth Anderson is also thrilled to be continuing the Sculpture Spotlight in partnership with the library. “We have several members who do large scale work that will be appropriate to show at the Township Library of Lower Southampton. Their contemporary building and beautiful atrium will highlight the work, give artists the opportunity to expand their reach and inspire the community to enrich the appreciation for the work of contemporary artists. We are so grateful to be part of making this program happen.”
Visitors can see Adam Capone’s work during library hours now through early July: Monday through Thursday, 10am–8pm and Saturday 9am–4pm. The Township Library of Lower Southampton is located at 1983 Bridgetown Pike in Feasterville-Trevose, PA.
Adam’s work is currently also on display at Bethlehem House Gallery in Bethlehem, Ivystone Gallery in Downingtown, and the 43Canal Gallery and New Hope Arts Center in New Hope Pa.
Arts & Cultural Council Sculpture Spotlights will continue in July with another A&C member sculptor.