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Monday, February 17, 2014

Art Exhibit at the Lincoln Highway Experience

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor is proud to announce an art exhibit by contemporary artist, Wendy Allen, who specializes in depicting America’s sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln Highway, dedicated in 1913 to connect eager automobile travelers from coast to coast, bears the name of one of America’s most iconic presidents, Abraham Lincoln. Wendy Allen, a Pittsburgh native who has a studio and gallery in Gettysburg, captures Lincoln’s character through her artistic eye. “My paintings address the relationship between humans and their uniquely human attribute, a sense of history,” Allen says. “Through the use of Abraham Lincoln’s iconic face, I explore the concept of history within the artistic framework of perspective, composition, color, and texture. And to me, Abraham Lincoln’s face represents freedom. His face is universally familiar— and yet there is still so much to discover. Painting his face over and over again, in different styles and techniques, has become my life’s passion. " This free exhibit of Allen's paintings can be viewed through March 19, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm at the Lincoln Highway Experience museum, located at 3435 Route 30 East, Latrobe, PA, 15650.