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“Nature Through The Eyes of the Artist,” a fine art exhibition showcasing the fragility and simple beauty found in nature, will be on display through Nov. 12 at Art Works in Johnstown, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
The works of Jane Hyland, Mark Klingler, Bill Paxton and Terry Smith will be featured.
These artists share a passion for nature and the natural sciences.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
The Somerset County Artist Association Member Show will be on display through Nov. 11 at Laurel Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.
This show will offer realistic art, abstracts, oils, watercolors, papercutting and photography.
The 79th annual juried exhibition of the Allied Artists of Johnstown will be on display through Dec. 2 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.
This year’s exhibit features 51 works from 28 artists and also will feature two works which pay special tribute to Allied Artists members who have passed away this year.
Information: 269-7234 or www.johnstownart.com.
‘Tried and True’ works
“Tried and True: Artists of the Greatest Generation” will be on display through Dec. 9 at the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.
The new exhibit has more than 50 pieces, featuring the works of William Baziotes, William Gropper, Herman Maril, Reginald Marsh and Norman Rockwell.
“Tibetan Treasures: The Rezk Collection of Tibetan and Nepalese Art” will be on display through Jan. 28 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto.
The exhibition comes from the museum’s permanent collection and is one of the major collections of Tibetan and Nepalese art in the United States.
“Animal House: Works by Helen Gorsuch and George R. Wazenegger” will be on display through Sunday at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier.
The exhibition features a total of 81 works, 31 ceramic sculptures by Gorsuch and 50 collage works by Wazenegger.
Inspired by nature, religions, mythology, classical pottery and ancient and folk cultures, Gorsuch’s ceramic works are often satirical comments on human behavior.
Wazenegger’s mixed media wood collage architectural creations are a playful exploration of color and form.
His work showcases dream-like depictions of lighthouses, farms and cottages, each structure accompanied by its own colorful impressionistic landscape.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends.
Information: (724) 238-6015 or www.sama-art.org.
“Artists in Our Midst,” an annual juried exhibition, will be on display through Jan. 7 at the Shirley and Fred A. Pechter Gallery and the George A. and Herbert T. Wolf Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave.
The exhibit will highlight local and regional artists who are members of Art in Common, an arts organization based in central Pennsylvania.
With more than 50 works created by 36 artists, the exhibit showcases a variety of media, including photography, watercolor, pastel, oil, clay and mixed media.
“Phillip Chan: Fallen Angels” will be on display through Jan. 14 at the George A. and Herbert L. Wolf Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona.
The exhibition features 40 works and celebrates Chan’s contemplative and provocative Fallen Angels series, which employs elusive forms and complex configurations.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
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Captured on film | Annual Johnstown movie festival kicks off tonight
People yearning to become successful filmmakers have an opportunity to showcase their talents during the seventh annual Johnstown Film Festival. Johnstown Area Heritage Association’s festival will be held tonight through Saturday (June 6-9) and will feature a mix of film shorts – documentaries, experimental films, narratives and comedies.
Events | Whitewater bash
Benscreek Canoe Club’s Stonycreek Rendezvous will be held today through Sunday on the Stonycreek River and Greenhouse Park, Route 403, Tire Hill.
Events | Young art
Greater Johnstown Young Artists Exhibit is on display through May 25 at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.
'Seeing the Invisible' exhibit opens Friday in Loretto
Painting on a different plane is a positive study for artist and Altoona native Barbara Wachter. Her latest exhibition, “Seeing the Invisible: Paintings by Barbara Wachter,” opens Friday at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto. The exhibition features 35 canvases of contemporary impressionism that will be on display in the museum’s Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery.
Events | 'Grand Finale'
Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will present “Grand Finale” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Richland Township.
Showcase of the Stars will feature students from local high schools
Local theater arts will flourish at an area arts center. The fourth annual Showcase of the Stars will be presented at 7 p.m. May 18 at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Richland Township.
Polka party | Three-day festival will feature Slovenian and Polish bands
After a seemingly endless winter and an abbreviated spring, the people of Johnstown are ready to kick up their heels. And there is no better opportunity to do that than by attending the Friendly City PolkaFest. The Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention and Visitors Bureau and St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church co-sponsor the event. They are ready to welcome thousands of polka enthusiasts to the city May 31 through June 2.
Johnstown Christian festival slated for May 11
Organizers of the 33rd annual Johnstown Christian School arts and crafts festival want visitors to make a day of it.
The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 at the school, located at 125 Christian School Road, Hollsopple.
Evening of laughs will benefit paws cause
Laughs for a furry good cause.
The second Funny Fundraiser to benefit Nardecchia Spay and Neuter Fund will be held at 8 p.m. May 10 at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
Johnstown Symphony Orchestra planning a ‘Grand Finale’
Both old and new compositions will be performed at this season-ending concert. Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will present “Grand Finale” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Richland Township.
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