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An exhibition of Karl Stirner’s recent sculpture at the Williams Center for the Arts will run through January 28 as part of Easton’s city-wide celebration of the artist.

Among his many accomplishments, Stirner, who moved to Easton in 1982, is credited with promoting initiatives that have made the city an attractive place for artists to live and work, and with mentoring artists who have moved to the Easton area. The city has been honoring Stirner since September.

The Lafayette exhibition includes sculpture and paintings completed last year. Working primarily with iron and steel, Stirner often starts with material from local junkyards, cutting and welding them into something new. He polishes and patinates, working and often reworking his abstract sculptures. Recently, he has been exploring the addition of ephemeral material elements — paper, chalk or charcoal lines, and plastic shrink wrap — with the enduring materials of iron and steel. For example, in “Hounds of Hell,” which began as ingot ends of I-beams, two large steel hounds standing on end are united and grounded by a single chalk line drawn on the floor.

Additional works can be seen at an “open studio” from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, January 28 at Stirner’s studio at 230 Ferry Street in Easton.

Williams Center art gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Monday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday; 2-5 p.m. Sunday; and half an hour before public performances. For more information, call (610) 330-5361.

Lafayette College’s exhibition series is presented under provisions of the Detwiller Endowment, and is funded in part through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency supported by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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