The Jim Thorpe street piano project will be the launch of our first interactive art installation located in the courtyard of the AS Art Foundation, on 20 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18299. This beautiful old church has been loving restored and maintained by Anita Shapolsky, where she runs the foundation to encourage and support the arts and artists on a local and national level.

The base made of cobblestone to support the piano has been laid, donated by The Brickyard in Northampton, Pa and the paint for the creative paint job by Lowes, in Lehighton, Pa. A local Jim Thorpe artist, Airelle Stabin is putting her artistic touches on it for her required community service for her high school graduation, she is attending the Lehigh Valley Charter school for the arts.


We're very thankful to have been given such an amazing opportunity and have been embraced by the town supporting the installation. In a world we so often fail to look up from our busy lives, it will give the town a chance to slow down, engage in conversation and enjoy the love of art and music.

We hope you will follow us on this journey with the community of Jim Thorpe and it's visitors and the piano comes to life.

 

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The Jim Thorpe street piano project will be the launch of our first interactive art installation located in the courtyard of the AS Art Foundation, on 20 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18299. This beautiful old church has been loving restored and maintained by Anita Shapolsky, where she runs the foundation to encourage and support the arts and artists on a local and national level.

The base made of cobblestone to support the piano has been laid, donated by The Brickyard in Northampton, Pa and the paint for the creative paint job by Lowes, in Lehighton, Pa. with the labor  being donated by Chris and Nick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



The Northampton Piano Gallery, gave us a very generous discount on the piano, since it was important us the it was playable and sounded great. There are alot of gifted musicians the area and that also come to visit, so a beat up old piano wouldn't cut it. This one was hidden deep in a warehouse, so we brought it here to give it life again. We made sure it would have locking keyboard, so it would not become an issue at night, and a waterprrof cover has been ordered to give it protection from the wrath of mother nature. Delivery went wel as did the first test of the sound.

 

 

 

 

 







We gave it a nice light sanding and a good coat of primer, so the artist would have a good base to start!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


A local Jim Thorpe artist, Airelle Stabin is putting her artistic touches on it for her required community service for her high school graduation, she is attending the Lehigh Valley Charter school for the arts.


We're very thankful to have been given such an amazing opportunity and have been embraced by the town supporting the installation. In a world we so often fail to look up from our busy lives, it will give the town a chance to slow down, engage in conversation and enjoy the love of art and music.

We hope you will follow us on this journey with the community of Jim Thorpe and its visitors and the piano comes to life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The piano sadly had to be moved from this location but had found its home at The amazing Harry Packer Mansion, where it was enjoyed for years by many locals and tourists alike. As its playable life is over, it has now been moved to The Inn at Birch Wilds where it will become part of an art installation on the grounds.

 

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