Beaver Valley Artists hosting local figurative sculptor

(New Brighton, Pa) Artist Gadi Leshem will demonstrate his earthenware clay sculpture techniques on April 11, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the Merrick Art Gallery, 1100 5th Avenue, New Brighton, Pa.  


Gadi is a sculptor based in Mars, PA, with a deep passion for classical figurative sculpture and portraiture. His work explores the capture of expression, character and emotions through a combination of life studies and imaginative creations. His primary medium of choice is earthenware clay. Gadi is an active member of several local and national artists organizations. His sculptures are on display at different venues in the area.


Along with the demonstration, Members of Beaver Valley Artists are asked to bring their entries for the Annual Members show which will be juried the weekend of April 13.  The show will begin April 23 with a public reception on April 28 at the gallery.  The show will remain on exhibit till May 9 at 7:00 p.m. When the juror, William Kofmehl, will conduct a critique of the works in the show. Kofmehl teaches art at the college level. He has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Yale University. He is based in Pittsburgh with a focus on sculpture, and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally.

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