“German Lenape” an Exhibit by Trudy Lear

Date(s) - 05/18/2014
12:00 am

Sigal Museum




“German Lenape” an exhibit by Trudy Lear, running till June 29. Using graphite pencil, colored pencils and acrylic paints, Trudy tells the story of her German and Lenape heritage.

Specializing in pencil portraits, Trudy M. Lear, an Easton native, has give photographs unique life in her pencil portrait renditions. Original creations often reflect social, political, economic, or spiritual points of view, and some include maxims, collage-style effects, or other unconventional elements to express specific themes or messages. In 2011 while doing genealogical research, Trudy confirmed her German ancestry and discovered her Lenape ancestry. In 2012 she was enrolled as a member of the Lenape Nation of PA. Her Lenape roots stem from her paternal grandparents — one from Morris County, NJ, and the other from Northampton County. Her paternal German ancestors arrived in America in 1749 and initially settled in Bucks County, then eventually in Northampton County.

The pieces are on exhibit during regular museum hours: Wed – Sat.  10 am – 4 pm, Sun  12 – 4 pm