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'We can put on a show'
In 35 years, the permanent collection of Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto has grown from less than 100 pieces of artwork to more than 4,000.
Executive director keeps facilities solvent
Gary Moyer, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art’s executive director, is using his business background to keep art solvent.
Despite budget cuts, SAMA remains robust
When handling the finances of a not-for-profit museum, it is apparent that attracting money is more difficult than drawing visitors.
'I think we've brought the best out of people'
Volunteer coordinator Janet Mical said there have been 75 volunteers in the three years VOMA has been in operation.
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Budget built on grants, donations | VOMA fundraisers generate revenue
With training as a certified public accountant, Dennis Mical is qualified for the post of treasurer for Venue of Merging Arts.
'Cultural center' | Family gives closed church building new purpose
Blazing a new trail is never easy, but members of the Mical family are innovators when it comes to converting a dormant Cambria City church into a cultural center.
'The board exists because we all care'
Venue of Merging Arts has a small number of board members doing a large amount of work.
Board committed to ethnic center mission
Franklin Borough native Richard Uzelac recalls how he initially got involved with the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center. He attended the ribbon cutting to open the Bottle Works and listened as Esther Goldhaber Jacovitz spoke about how her immigrant father came to Johnstown by mistake.
Volunteers use time, talents to fulfill mission at Bottle Works
Gloria Cernic of Tanneryville admits she doesn’t have an artistic bone in her body, but the West Taylor Township woman could be considered the backbone of the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center. Cernic is one of a select group of volunteers and staff members who generously use their time and talents to fulfill the mission of the arts center, located at 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
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