PBS39 Premieres “Shonibare Comes To Allentown” Featuring Internationally-Renowned Artist


Allentown Art Museum unveils “Girl Balancing Knowledge III” by London-based artist, Yinka Shonibare. 

Bethlehem, Pa. — March 21, 2018 — PBS39, the Greater Lehigh Valley’s public media station, stopped by the Allentown Art Museum earlier this month, for the unveiling of a very special sculpture, “Girl Balancing Knowledge III”. Yinka Shonibare, an internationally-renowned, London-based artist, artfully crafted the figure using a shiny black globe, lots of colorful textiles and two dozen books.   

PBS39 has created a 30 minute program featuring Shonibare, with an in-depth look at the artist and the commissioned piece. Tune in to PBS39 on Wednesday, March 21 at 6pm to see “Shonibare Comes to Allentown”.  The show will air again on Monday, March 26 at 6pm, and will be available to view anytime at wlvt.org.

This work is the most significant commission by the museum in its history, and the artist, who is debilitated as the result of a virus that attacked his nervous system, discusses his work with passion and a razor-sharp wit. Join PBS39 and take a one-of-a-kind look into the world of this artist.  Learn more at www.wlvt.org/shonibare/.

About PBS39

PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Pa., serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. For more information, visit wlvt.org.

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