Sculptor Mann to show works at Penn State Lehigh Valley

January 08, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley will present "Mann's Mind," a new exhibit featuring the sculptural objects of Thomas Mann, from Jan. 28 to March 16. From 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 31, an artist lecture will be held, and a reception is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Mann’s style of jewelry object, known as Techno-Romantic, combines high-tech materials and romantic imagery. He currently exhibits his jewelry and sculpture in more than 200 galleries nationwide and internationally in Canada and Australia.

In addition to his exhibition, Mann will present a special lecture, "An Artist Re-Invents … Re-Imagines … Re-Creates to Survive." As a self-employed practicing art professional for more than 42 years, Mann uses this show-and-tell session to recount his experiences from 9/11, to Hurricane Katrina, to surviving the economic crisis, and other bumps in the road. He will share some of his tricks on working every angle to keep his business and career successful and invigorated in the tumultuous American economy.

The exhibition, reception and lecture are free and open to the public. The gallery is located on the third floor of the campus at 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley. For current gallery hours, visit

For an appointment, or for more information, please contact Ann Lalik, gallery director, at 610-285-5261 or

The Arts Project at Penn State Lehigh Valley is also offering a special two-day workshop presented by Mann. Design for Survival TM, "Entrepreneurial Thinking and Tactics for Artists," will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2. The workshop fee is $200. 



  • 'Mann's Mind' will run from Jan. 28 to March 16.

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