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Altoona

MOVEMENT: Works by Mandi Moerland

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

June 3, 2022 – August 21, 2022

Whether approaching elegant ballet dancers or innocent chickens, Mandi Moerland shares her energized vignettes of life through paint, ink, and charcoal. This exhibition is a lively representation of the color and flow of the beauty in life’s little moments. Mandi’s beautiful works are a reflection of her life of color and expression. Her love for the arts began at the age of two, when she discovered her passion for dance. Using the body as a vessel of expression, Moerland spent decades dancing and understanding her own power and freedom. Our exhibition MOVEMENT : Works by Mandi Moerland explores the artist’s story, depicting the world through her eyes, and expressing a powerful influence of the human body on art.

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Altoona

Intersections: Color, Shape and Geometric Abstraction, Patrick Schmidt 2004 - 2022

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

July 1, 2022 – September 18, 2022

Dive deep into the powerfully complex relationship between color, shape, and pattern through a passionate reflection of Patrick Schmidt’s vibrant and bold artworks. Schmidt’s brilliant pieces reflect his adoration for music, with the colors and abstracted patterns feeling rhythmic and bold. His interpretation and understanding of color - empowered by the idea that there really is no right way to interpret or understand color - has enabled him to beautifully convey the relationship between color, shape, and pattern, and conclude that color is truly what we make of it. “Color is inherently timeless…”, according to Schmidt. Schmidt’s research is also based on the beautifully simple idea that color and pattern possess a unique power to define us and speak to our prejudices. Color, pattern, and geometric shapes have been a driving force throughout an illustrious career, and Schmidt has developed a unique blending of digital art with stencils to create a powerful balance between chaos and harmony.

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Bedford

Twenty-five Year Survey

paintings by Michael M. Strueber

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

July 29, 2022 - October 9, 2022

Michael M. Strueber was born in 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At present, his paintings are held in over 400 private and public collections in 38 states. In this exhibition, viewers can see his most recent paintings and the progression of his style and influences by bringing together his varied works from the past 25 years. Strueber states, "The seven distinct and separate galleries at SAMA Bedford have afforded me the first opportunity to display these works alongside my other painting dimensions. To that end, I have chosen a series of works which have been inspired by the new millennium, paintings which were impacted by the music of Stravinsky’s, Fire Bird, mixed media pieces influenced by a series of American quilts, a series of French reflections and pieces reflecting pure abstractions. Finally, at my age, it is humbling to look back at what has and continues to make my life worth living.”

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Bedford

Twenty-five Year Survey

paintings by Michael M. Strueber

Exhibition in the Lynn Ashe Gallery and Jerry & Joan Hawk Gallery

July 29, 2022 - October 9, 2022

Exhibition in the Donald M. Robinson Gallery

Photographs of landscapes highlighting trees and greenery from around the globe will accompany the Michael M. Strueber Twenty-five Year Survey exhibition. Donald M. Robinson is an internationally acclaimed photographer who has 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.

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Johnstown

The Art of Healing: Reflections 2022

May 16, 2022 – August 5, 2022

 

Due to the COVID pandemic, the exhibition was postponed for nearly two years. The exhibition features approximately 35 works created by patients during SAMA’s Museum/Healthcare Partnership Program residencies at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center with SAMA teaching artist, Rita Haldeman in 2019-2020. Since the inception of the Museum Healthcare Partnership in 2003, SAMA’s trained artists and educators have been working with health care providers to develop residencies and workshops aimed at providing relief for patients dealing with physical pain and discomfort. The works in The Art of Healing Exhibition were created during residencies as part of the Museum Healthcare Partnership, now in its nineteenth year.

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Ligonier

As Everywhere of Silver

Exhibition In The Elizabeth Shaw Gamble Gallery

April 29, 2022 – August 7, 2022

“As Everywhere of Silver” coincides with the 25th anniversary of SAMA Ligonier Valley. Silver is a color both Rita and Nicole used often in their paintings to commemorate this occasion. The title, “As Everywhere of Silver”, was chosen from the Emily Dickinson poem of the same name. A common initial interpretation of this poem associates it to the ocean and how the beaches are the only obstacle holding it back from taking over all land. Rita and Nicole infer the poem to mean so much more. They see the meaning as the changing of the season, the movement of the landscape over time, with only thin threads of similarity holding the landscape as being in one place. Both Rita and Nicole’s work represent the changing of time, weather, and season in their landscapes; though, in each, they have their own unique individual painting styles.

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Loretto

The Art of the Poster: Mark del Costello Poster Collection

Exhibition In the Sullivan Gallery & Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery

June 17, 2022 - October 9, 2022

 

“The Art of the Poster: Mark del Costello Poster Collection” will feature over 140 posters from live events, film, television, and theater from throughout the 20th century and present day. The exhibition was curated by founder and director emeritus, Michael M. Strueber. The posters selected demonstrate how the visual language of poster design captivates the viewer and communicates a message in a compelling way. Some have become iconic designs that are easily recognizable, while others are more obscure, yet each of them speak to the art of poster design. These posters and others were donated to SAMA’s permanent collection by Mark del Costello.

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Loretto

The Art of the Poster: Mark del Costello Poster Collection

Exhibition In the Sullivan Gallery & Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery

June 17, 2022 - October 9, 2022

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