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2022 Artist of the Pike

Stephen Beckman


Everytown has a Story...

Some Need to be Told



Opening Reception Weekend:

Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 Noon - 4:00 PM

In conjunction with the National Road Festival, the Frank L. Melega Art Museum presents 2022 Artist of the Pike exhibition by photographer Stephen Beckman titled “Everytown Has a Story... Some Need to be Told".

The photographic exhibit will highlight Brownsville's historic past and ongoing revitalization through the lens of Stephen Beckman. Stephen is full-time executive and photographer, and who is personally invested into the renewal of Brownsville through several projects in the community.  “It is a great privilege to be selected 2022 Artist of the PIke. My exhibition will tell the story of Brownsville through my images and efforts to as many people as possible,” Beckman said. The exhibit will have two components, first looking at the comparison of historic and current images of the town as well as pictural journey of saving and revitalizing the Maria's Lover House (a primary film location for Maria's Lovers, a post WWII period film released 1984) into an Airbnb.

Coal Miners                  Steel Mill                   Baseball Diamond        Church Service       Skyscraper Workers         Toby’s Birds

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Melega Art Museum Shop: Antonio Petruccelli

Fans of Antonio Petruccelli from around the world will now have a chance to own a limited edition of some of the artist’s most engaging artworks. Six different illustrations from the exhibit “Antonio Petruccelli: Master Illustrator” have been chosen. Limited editions are now available for sale at the Frank L. Melega Art Museum sales gallery and here online at the museum’s website. All editions are limited to fifty plus five artist’s proofs and printed with the giclee process on archival paper. Click on the images below for more information.

"There is nothing better than creating something with the most powerful tool in art, light." Beckman stated. The artist has a passion for black & white, fine art, portrait, event, and landscape photography. Visit his website for more information and view his amazing images.  www.aperturepro22.com.

A “meet the artist” reception is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 from noon until 4:00 PM.  Frank R. Melega (son of Frank L. Melega) will conduct tours of the museum from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  The exhibition is open from noon to 4:00 PM.  Free to the public. Free parking. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us!

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Stephen  Beckman