February 13, 2009
America On Wheels Puts Focus On Automotive Advertising
Allentown, PA - Combining a love of classic automobiles
with a passion for art, Emmaus artist Molly Troxell will
explain how the two are intertwined and embedded in American
society during the February Community Program at the America
on Wheels Museum (AOW).
Troxell's workshop will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 on
Saturday, Feb. 21 at the museum at Front and Hamilton streets
Troxell, an art instructor in the Bethlehem School District,
said her workshop will describe the historic relationship
between art and automotive advertising from the beginning
of the 20th Century through the start of the new millennium.
"I will be stressing the classic hand-illustrated art of
the early 20th Century, which allowed artists to stretch
their talents and their imagination as they worked to lure
customers to the manufacturers," Troxell said.
Troxell, who specializes in water color and professional
portrait painting, earned her art degree at Kutztown University
and studied in the United Kingdom but she brings the experiences
of a lifelong affiliation with the classic automobile industry
to her interactive lectures.
"Molly is an experienced presenter who believes in strong
interaction with her audience, and we are looking forward
to an informative and entertaining session," said AOW Executive
Director Linda Merkel.
The elaborate galleries of the AOW feature the vehicles
that put our national, literally, on the road to international
leadership in automotive transportation. Exhibits range
from the latest in personal transportation vehicles, such
as scooters and Segways, to the grand Mack Trucks that help
feed and supply a growing country. The "Legends of Speed"
exhibit, which runs through April, features more than 30
short-track racers, a replication of the famous Allentown
garage of Hiram Hillegas and a tribute to the Lehigh Valley's
own Mario Andretti with several of the actual cars that
Andretti races - including his Indianapolis 500 racers.
AOW also offers hands-on playtime exhibits and learning
centers for the children and a souvenir shop for race fans
and anyone with an affinity for our automotive legacy.
For More Information:
Linda Merkel - Executive Director
America On Wheels Museum
5 N. Front St. Allentown, PA