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Altoona

Reflection/Absorption

​Exhibition in the George A. and Herbert T. Wolf Gallery

September 4, 2021 - December 5, 2021

 

The exhibition will feature Leff’s hanging sculptures and panoramic projections. The small sculptures, lit from inside, both glow and project light outward. The resulting piece is an overwhelming experience with form, light, and space. Leff’s abstract, otherworldly artwork encourages the viewer to disconnect from their everyday and to explore this light-altered space.

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Altoona

Artists in Our Midst

Exhibition in the Shirley and Fred A. Pechter Gallery & the Paul I. Detwiler Education Center

October 8, 2021 – December 22, 2021

 

Artists in Our Midst is the annual juried exhibition of work by members of Art in Common. Art In Common is a nonprofit organization that started in 1986 as a forum for artists, photographers, digitals artists and sculptors to network with other artists, exhibit and promote their artwork. 27 local and regional artists are showcased in this exhibition every year.

“This annual exhibition highlights the incredible artistic talent in this region,” said SAMA Site Coordinator, Hannah Harley. “Whether it’s watercolor, oils, ceramics, photography, metalwork – this creative community continues to create impressive and exciting artwork.”

Bedford

Landscapes from the Permanent Collection

​Exhibition In the Titelman Galleries and the Paula and Dean Lemley Gallery

November 26, 2021 – February 13, 2022

 

Since it’s inception in 1976, SAMA has focused not only on exhibiting American art, but also collecting and preserving it for generations to come. This exhibition captures the evolution of landscapes from vividly realistic to painterly abstract styles and much more by featuring works from George Hetzel, Frederick Alan Counsel, and Ron Donoughe, just to name a few.

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Bedford

Pennsylvanian Seasons by Donald M. Robinson

Exhibition in the Donald M. Robinson Gallery

Faces of India by Donald M. Robinson

Exhibition in the Regional Galleries

November 26, 2021 – February 27, 2022

Donald M. Robinson, an internationally acclaimed photographer, traveled the world in search of compelling images. Numbering in excess of 800 objects, the Robinson collection includes documentary and nature photographs taken on six continents and in more than 60 countries. Although diverse, Robinson’s subjects are united in the artists self-conscious search for beauty and universal empathy. Echoing nineteenth-century paintings of the Hudson River School, Robinson’s landscape photographs are notable for their amplitude and scenic grandeur. 

Ligonier

Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts

26th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Exhibition In The Elizabeth Shaw Gamble Gallery

November 12, 2021 – January 29, 2022

Since its inception, the exhibition has become known for its freshness and energy in the art of emerging young artists and for the dazzling presentations of established artists who are developing a new direction with their art. This installment marks the eighteenth consecutive year the exhibition is being hosted by SAMA Ligonier Valley.

 

Serving as juror for this year is noted artist, Thomas Paquette. After earning his formal degree in Painting (BFA summa cum laude) from Bemidji State University, and an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Thomas has been a full-time painter for over 30 years, with more than 60 solo exhibitions in galleries and museums from Maine to California. His works have been installed in 19 U.S. embassies on five continents. He was awarded several public and private commissions and is represented in numerous collections.

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Loretto

A Celebration of the Body: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Exhibition In the Sullivan Gallery

October 22, 2021 - January 16, 2022

 

The human figure has always been a favorite subject in art, and A Celebration of the Body is a showcase of the tradition from SAMA’s permanent collection. In art, a figure study is a drawing or painting of the human body made in preparation for a more composed work of art. The human body is a wonderful subject in terms of studying muscles, movement and anatomy. This exhibition celebrates the tradition of rendering the body, a work of art itself, through various forms of artistic medium.  

The Forgotten Vets

October 22, 2021 - January 16, 2022

Wood carvings created by Veterans during a Museum Healthcare Partnership residency. 

Loretto

Joe Servello

Exhibition in the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Balcony Gallery

October 22, 2021 - January 16, 2022

A feature exhibition of artworks by Joe Servello from the permanent and education collections.

Captured Moments by Phil Brulia

October 22, 2021 - January 16, 2022

A feature exhibition of photography by local artist, Phil Brulia.

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