Tamaqua- "Little Town, Big Heart" Arts Project

TAMAQUA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) "Little Town, Big Heart"  that's the theme of a Schuylkill County Art Installation.
    Thirteen artists decorated fiberglass hearts that will be on display throughout the town of Tamaqua.
    Eyewitness News Reporter Lauren Hensley spent the morning there where artists are finalizing the projects.

The Tamaqua Community Arts Center wants to unite the community through a public art display. 
 
Leona Rega is the Tamaqua Community Arts Center Coordinator
"What can we do to help our community to take the next step in our art's that we are developing here? "
 And they can up with the project,  'Tamaqua has Heart."
    Oil pants, photos and even glass work each heart tells a story.
                From the town's past.
 
"This whole area was built on the back's of coal miners. " Explains Joseph Evanousky, Coal Region Artist.
    To it's future
 
 "A lot of it has to do with education. There's various things on our heart, such as the torch or the  lamp of knowledge." noted Melanie Turrano, Lehigh Carbon Community College.
    A lot of love
 
 
"I just love how we are all connected and there are a lot of programs in our town to help out people in need." added Amelia Cassell, Tamaqua Area High School Freshman.
 
"I love how everyone works together to help each other out. " said Jocelyn Rega, Tamaqua Area High School Freshman.
     All you have to do is follow your heart.
 
"Oh! It is wonderful! It just seems natural that this has happened after we've had so many positive things happen in our area. We have a great community arts center we have a great revitalizationof our town." noted Turrano.
   The hears will be on display for Memorial Day to Labor Day
    In the fall, the hearts will be auctioned off. 
    The money will support the Tamaqua Community Arts Center

Learn More about the Tamaqua Community Arts Center

Tamaqua Community Arts Facebook

 



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