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May/Jun 2020 Newsletter

Issue No. 56

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Mar/Apr 2020 Newsletter

Issue No. 55

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Jan/Feb 2020 Newsletter

Issue No. 54

Press Releases

EXPLORE NATURE THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ARTISTS AT

SOUTHERN ALLEGHENIES MUSEUM OF ART AT LIGONIER VALLEY

If you are looking to delve into the beauty that nature depicts, then this exhibition is for you. Open from August 21, 2020, through October 31, 2020, this multiple artist exhibition will take you through, “Journeys in Nature” capturing the majesty and splendor that nature has to offer.  

 

Kelly Coursey Gray photographs from a unique perspective. She is continuously evolving her artistic vision and adapts to meet the needs of her surroundings.  Kelly is a life-long learner and traveler who enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion with others.  Her photographs tell fascinating stories and you will be captivated by the imagery and emotions they evoke.

 

Richard McWherter is a beloved visual art teacher and photographer. He shares his passion for nature which is clearly demonstrated through his images. His unique expressionistic views offer distinctive perspectives into nature. Richard blurs the lines between photography, drawing, and painting to create beautiful dreamlike imagery that transcends time and place.

 

Vincenzo Spinelli takes everyday ordinary objects and creates undeniable extraordinary creations. He takes whatever twisted, rusted, archaic metal scraps he comes upon and with executed precision, creates sculptures of natural beauty. From delicate rose petals made of copper to towering spirals made of steel, Vincenzo takes the cold, lifelessness of metal and transforms it into the beauty and effervescence of nature at its perfection.

 

Travel with our artists as they share their talents, experiences, and passion through, “Journeys in Nature”. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is pleased to offer our patrons this exciting exhibition from three of our region’s outstanding artists. 

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SAMA Ligonier to Host Two Summer Art Camps

Ligonier-The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is excited to offer two children’s art camps this summer. SAMA’s art camps are taught in small, informal groups to foster each child’s creativity, personal growth, and interest in the arts. 

 

The first camp will be offered for children ages 5-9 from July 6 through July 10 titled, “Create and Play”, taught by artist Amy Roadman. Classes will be held from 9 am until noon. Pre-packaged snacks will be provided daily. The cost for this camp is $125 per child which includes all materials and snacks.

 

During this weeklong camp, children will dream, play, make, explore, and discover. They will use their natural curiosity to explore art materials in new and exciting ways. The children will create mixed media art while having fun with toys then create new toys to take home. This camp will offer social interaction, collaboration, and imaginative engagement through artistic exploration.

 

The second camp, offered for children ages 10-16, will run from July 20 through July 31 titled, “Welcome Back Water”. This camp is being taught by, artist Rita Haldeman. Classes will be held from 1 pm to 4 pm. During this two-week camp, children will be introduced to various unique materials and explore a multitude of techniques. The first week involves an investigation into how different mediums are transformed by the introduction of water. Children will create beautiful works using mediums that react differently when introduced to water thereby creating an altered visual effect. During the second week, students will delve into media art constructing logos and designs using traditional “retro” methodology. Pre-packaged snacks will be provided daily. The cost for this camp is $225 per child, which includes all materials and snacks.

 

Registration should be received no later than July 1, 2020, and includes a $25 non-refundable deposit. All COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be followed. For registration or additional information, please call the Museum at (724)-238-6015. These camps are made possible in part by the Ligonier Valley Education Trust and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.  

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SAMA's Postponing Derby Day Gala:

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic concerns and recommendations for social distancing, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art board members and Gala Chairs have decided to postpone our Derby Day Gala, scheduled for May 2nd, to a later date this year.

 

While we remain committed to our cause, we must stay proactive in following health authorities’ recommendations, while also valuing the health and safety of our donors, supporters, staff, and all attending.

 

As soon as this healthcare crisis ends, we will reschedule the Gala, with the same theme and excitement as planned.  We will share our new date with you in time for your planning and participation.

 

Please visit SAMA's website, www.sama-art.org, periodically during this time. We will continue to provide online programs for our community through our Facebook tutorials and virtual tours.

 

Thank you for your patience and support!  Stay healthy and safe, and we look forward to seeing you at some point in the near future! 

Sincerely,

SAMA Board & Gala Committee Members

 

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Donald M. Robinson Photography Biennial 2020

Due to the Governor Wolf's order that all-non-life sustaining businesses in the State of PA are to be closed. We will not be receiving artwork deliveries until Governor Wolf's order is lifted. 

 

 
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March 3, 2020 

For immediate Release 

 

SAMA APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR AND SENIOR CURATOR

 

Barry H. Newborn, President of the Board of Trustees of the

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is pleased to announce

the appointment of Sarah E. Henrich to the position of Director

and Senior Curator for the Central Southwestern Regional

Museum.  Ms. Henrich brings 40 years of experience within

the museum field, having held appointments as a Director,

Curator and Associate Professor throughout her career at

posts in New Jersey, New York, Kentucky and Vermont. “We

are fortunate to have Ms. Henrich join the SAMA staff at this

time in our institutional history as we celebrate our 45th year

in operation as the longest operating rural satellite museum in

the nation.  Her extensive experience with many facets of

museum operations and curatorial affairs will provide a rich

basis for working with the five museum sites located in Altoona,

Bedford, Johnstown, Ligonier and Loretto” said President Newborn.

 

Ms. Henrich is a native of Pennsylvania and holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Art History from Muhlenberg College, a Masters’ Degree in Museology from Syracuse University and conducted PhD studies at Drew University in American and British Intellectual Studies.  She has served as a Board member on the Inaugural Smithsonian Affiliates Board, as a member of the New Jersey Historical Commission Board, as well as a reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant program.  She currently serves as an accreditation reviewer team member for the American Alliance of Museums.

  

Ms. Henrich’s curatorial experience includes curating international exhibitions to and from Japan, Taiwan and France.  Her expertise is in 19th century American Art with a focus on the Romantic movement, Hudson River School and regional artists of the period.   Her museum experience includes assisting institutions preparing for and celebrating major anniversary milestones such as SAMA’s 45th year in 2021 and recently the 200th anniversary of Norwich University, Vermont in 2020.  She has served as an Assistant and Associate Professor providing instruction in Professional Museum Practices and Curatorial Methods, at both Murray State University, KY and Norwich University in Vermont.

 

"I am very pleased to begin working with all the Trustees and professional staff of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.  I look forward to developing exhibitions and programs recognizing and celebrating their 45th year of artistic offerings for the communities of Central Southwestern PA.  The staff and trustees’ ongoing commitment to this organization and their recognition of the importance of providing high quality exhibitions and arts education, as well as collecting and preserving American art for this region, is exemplary.  It is a privilege to serve as the Director and Senior Curator of this special Museum and its representative satellite facilities in the diverse and unique communities of PA.” said Ms. Henrich.

February 29, 2020

For more information, contact: Kristin Miller, SAMA-Ligonier Valley Coordinator

(724) 238-6015

 

 

NEW ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE TEACHER TO SPEAK AT SAMA LIGONIER VALLEY LUNCHEON

 

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley will host a Lunch a l’Art Program with artist and teacher, Amy Roadman at noon on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Cost for the program, which includes a delightful lunch and presentation is $18 per person or $15 for SAMA members. Reservations are required by April 13 by contacting the Museum at (724) 238-6015 or ligonier@sama-art.org

 

Roadman, an accomplished artist, has been in the teaching field for twenty years. She joined the SAMA Artist-in-Residence Program in the fall of 2019 and has been conducting dynamic and engaging residencies in local school districts in Fayette and Westmoreland counties.  The SAMA residency program, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, is designed to offer students an opportunity to interact directly with professional artists. A student/mentor relationship is established with mutual involvement in the creative process. Students engage in a variety of in-depth artistic disciplines. The program greatly enhances creative development and shapes skill sets students need for future endeavors. At the luncheon, Roadman will discuss the significance and value of educational art programming in schools and share her own talents.

 

As an established artist, Roadman’s favorite mediums are clay and printmaking, but she often explores different media and enjoys manipulating color and texture to create a greater visual impact. Roadman also uses nature in her art. “Living in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania and being surrounded by nature makes it easy to find such inspiration”, states Roadman. In addition to teaching and creating she is always interested in taking classes to learn new mediums and techniques. She considers herself a life-long learner.  Most recently, Roadman’s work has been on display at the, “You Are Here: 406 Women’s Work Juried Show”. For more information on the artist, please visit her website at www.amyroadman.com or visit her on Facebook and Instagram.

 

During the luncheon, the SAMA Ligonier Auxiliary will present the, “2020 Student Art Auxiliary Awards” given to students participating in the current exhibition, “Artists of the 21st Century”. Each spring SAMA hosts this annual student art exhibition. Approximately seventy works from regional school districts are on display created by students in grades K through 12. This exhibition is held in conjunction with the National Youth Art Month and the State Arts-in-Education Month. 

 

Prior to the luncheon, a SAMA Auxiliary meeting will be held at 11am. If you are interested in joining the Auxiliary or learning more about what they do, you are welcome to attend. For more information, call the Museum or visit their Facebook page at SAMA Ligonier Auxiliary.

 

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is located at One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The Museum is a handicapped accessible facility and is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call the Museum or visit www.sama-art.org.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

For more information, contact: Barbara Hollander, Altoona Site-Coordinator

(814) 946-4464

 

SAMA ALTOONA HOSTS LUNCH A L’ART CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF WOODSTOCK

 

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona is pleased to announce its upcoming Lunch a l’Art for 50 Years of Woodstock: The Collection of Mark Del Costello.

 

Please join us at the Museum for lunch with our guest speaker Jerry Zolten to learn about the history of Woodstock. This event will take place at 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Cost to attend is $15 per person. 

 

Zolten, Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Integrative Arts at Penn State Altoona, is an author, musician, music and radio producer, and on-screen documentary film narrator about the subject of roots and rock ‘n’ roll music. His recent work includes collaboration, narration, production, and writing for various projects and documentaries such as Chimpin’ the Blues, Ballad of the Dreadnought, How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and the Road to Rock and Roll, The Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul, Country Music, and Time to Lay It Down: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War.

 

In addition to co-editing the book Bruce Springsteen, Cultural Studies, and the Runaway American Dream, his most recent publications include book chapters on various aspects of the Beatles’ career, and a forthcoming 2nd edition of his award-winning book Great God A’Mighty!: Celebrating the Dixie Hummingbirds! from Oxford University Press.

 

The Mark Del Costello Collection focuses on American graphic design of the modern era. This collection includes posters and ephemera related to a wide variety of topics such as music, theater, film, visual arts, product advertising, and political issues. Apart from its artistic significance, the Mark Del Costello Collection is also an important source for social history, touching many of the noteworthy events and movements that have occurred in the United States over the last fifty years. This collection would not be possible without the generous donations of Mark Del Costello. Del Costello’s donations were accessioned to the Museum’s collection in 1985 and 2019 and totals well over 1,500 pieces. 

 

To make reservations contact the Museum at (814) 946-4464 or altoona@sama-art.org. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona is located at the Brett Building in Downtown Altoona. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2020

For more information, contact:  Barbara Hollander, Altoona Site-Coordinator

(814) 946-4464

 

SAMA ALTOONA TO ROCK OUT ON WICKED WEDNESDAY

 

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona is pleased to announce its upcoming Wicked Wednesday on March 25, 2020 at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. to celebrate the Museum’s 50 Years of Woodstock: The Mark Del Costello Collection and William H. Rau: Connecting to Community exhibitions. Cost to attend is $15 per person. There will be libations and small bites provided as well as music performed by Stormy. Woodstock attire is encouraged. 

 

The Mark Del Costello Collection focuses on American graphic design of the modern era. This collection includes posters and ephemera related to a wide variety of topics such as music, theater, film, visual arts, product advertising, and political issues. Apart from its artistic significance, the Mark Del Costello Collection is also an important source for social history, touching many of the noteworthy events and movements that have occurred in the United States over the last fifty years. This collection would not be possible without the generous donations of Mark Del Costello. Del Costello’s donations were accessioned to the Museum’s collection in 1985 and 2019 and totals well over 1,500 pieces. 

 

William H. Rau was a master of albumen landscape photography. Although he traveled widely in his early career, he is today best known for his Pennsylvania Railroad photographs, made to encourage rail travel in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Hired by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1890, he spent the next five years documenting the rail line from New York to Pittsburgh. Rau also served as official photographer for the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis and the 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland.

 

To make reservations contact the Museum at (814) 946-4464 or altoona@sama-art.org. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona is located at the Brett Building in Downtown Altoona. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The Museum is open to the public free of charge. Parking is available in the garage across the street. For more information, visit www.sama-art.org or call (814) 946-4464.

 

February 15, 2020
For more information, contact: Kristin Miller, SAMA-Ligonier Valley Coordinator
724-238-6015

 

SAMA-LIGONIER VALLEY TO HOST SPECIAL FASHION SHOW AND PURSE AUCTION

 

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is hosting a very special Fashion Show and Purse Auction on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Wear your favorite hat and join us at SAMA Ligonier for a dynamic show featuring Saint Francis University Costume Designer, Bonnie Resinski presenting, “Silhouettes: A One-Woman Fashion Show”. The event is being held from 1-4pm and the cost is $25 per person. Reservations are required by Tuesday, April 14. 

 

Experience this wonderful lecture and fashion show by Resinski as she discusses and shares the shapes of modern women’s clothing from the 1890’s to the 1990’s. She will highlight the social, political, economic, and designer influences explaining the fashion trends of the 20th century. Watch the show while sipping a hot cup of tea and savoring scrumptious treats. Throughout the afternoon, stroll through our lovely Museum and bid on a beautiful selection of brand-new purses from regional boutiques and specialty shops. Enjoy other games of chance including a prize given for the, “Best of Show Hat” worn during the event. Bring your friends and join us at SAMA Ligonier for a wonderful afternoon full of entertainment, fun and fashion. Refreshments generously sponsored by Chantel Ventura.

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is situated on One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The Museum is handicapped-accessible. For more information, contact the Museum at 724-238-6015 or visit www.sama-art.org

February 13, 2020

For more information, contact: Kristin Miller, SAMA-Ligonier Valley Coordinator

(724) 238-6015

 

SAMA-LIGONIER TO HOST SPRING WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP WITH PEG PANASITI

 

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley will host a wonderful spring watercolor painting workshop with local artist Peg Panasiti. The workshop will run from 1-4pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The cost is $30 per person. Light refreshments will be provided during the afternoon. A supply list will be provided when you register. Reservations are required by March 27, 2020 by contacting the Museum at (724) 238-6015 or ligonier@sama-art.org.

 

Panasiti, of Latrobe, has been painting with watercolor for four decades. She often works from still life and employs a palette full of numerous hues of red yellow and blue. Through her art, she attempts to take everyday objects and change the ordinary into extraordinary. 

 

During this spring workshop, you will enjoy painting a still life subject. You will be able to paint with step-by-step demonstration support from Peg. She will show you how to start your painting, develop the subject, then put the finishing touches on your own spring creation! 

 

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is located at One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The Museum is a handicapped accessible facility and is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call the Museum or visit www.sama-art.org.

February 1, 2020

For more information, contact: Kristin Miller, SAMA-Ligonier Valley Coordinator

(724) 238-6015

 

SAMA-LIGONIER VALLEY TO OFFER EASTER EGG HUNT

 

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley will host its fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 28. Children of all ages are encouraged to participate in the hunt for Easter eggs hidden throughout the Museum’s gardens and lawn. The program begins at 1 p.m. and will be held rain or shine. Reservations are requested by calling the Museum at (724) 238-6015. The Museum appreciates donations to help support the programming. 

 

“Gather your little bunnies and hop on over for an egg-citing Easter egg hunt at SAMA,” said site coordinator Kristin Miller. “We will have eggs galore in our beautiful gardens that will just be starting to show the first signs of spring. Our young guests can exchange their eggs for a wide variety of toys and treats, and we’ll also be offering hands-on art activities, face painting, and more.”

 

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is located at One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The Museum is a handicapped accessible facility and is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call the Museum or visit www.sama-art.org.

 February 1, 2020

For more information, contact: Kristin Miller, SAMA-Ligonier Valley Coordinator

(724) 238-6015 

 

 

SAMA-LIGONIER VALLEY TO HOST A STUDENT'S LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is hosting a special student workshop for teens ages 13-18 years old on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 2-4pm. You will learn the fascinating concepts of relief printing. Join us for a guided class where you start by drawing an original image, then transferring your unique design to a linoleum block, and finally carving the linoleum to obtain the lines and textures needed to print your one-of-a-kind image. You will create several of your own prints and a complete set of notecards by the end of the workshop.   

 

This workshop coincides with the “Artists of the 21st Century” exhibition featuring works by students throughout Westmoreland County. Those participating in the workshop will have the opportunity to explore their peer’s work. 

 

Cost for the workshop is $20 per person. Reservations are required by March 12, 2020 and can be made by contacting the Museum at 724-238-6015 or ligonier@sama-art.org

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is situated on One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The Museum is handicapped-accessible and available to the public free of charge. For more information, contact the Museum at 724-238-6015 or visit www.sama-art.org, our Facebook page or on Instagram.

 January 27, 2020

For more information, contact: Kristin Miller, SAMA-Ligonier Valley Coordinator

724-238-6015 

 

SAMA LIGONIER TO HOST PARANORMAL RESEARCHER STAN GORDON’S ILLUSTRATED HISTORIC SYNOPSIS OF PENNSYLVANIA’S UFOS AND BIGFOOT ENCOUNTERS

 

Ligonier-The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier welcomes back, renowned paranormal researcher of UFO and Bigfoot phenomena, Mr. Stan Gordon. This year, Stan will present his new lecture titled, “An Illustrated Historic Synopsis of Pennsylvania’s UFOs and Bigfoot Encounters” on Wednesday, March 25. The program will begin at 6pm and last approximately two hours with time for a question and answer session. The cost for the program is $10 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the Museum at 724-238-6015 or ligonier@sama-art.org.

 

Stan’s illustrated lecture covers some early history of mysterious events in Pennsylvania, from the government investigation of UFO sightings to the continuous strange events along the Chestnut Ridge. Learn details about the famous UFO-creature case that occurred on Presque Isle Beach, to the mass UFO-Bigfoot wave in the early 1970’s. You will hear about some of the most detailed UFO and Bigfoot encounters that have taken place in the Keystone State. Some stranger aspects of both UFO’s and Bigfoot cases will also be discussed. 

 

Gordon has been taking calls on UFO sightings and other strange reports from the public since 1969 and continues to receive unusual reports on a regular basis. He produced the award-winning UFO video documentary, “Kecksburg The Untold Story.” Moreover, Gordon has written three books, Silent Invasion: The Pennsylvania UFO-Bigfoot Casebook, Really Mysterious Pennsylvania, and Astonishing Encounters: Pennsylvania’s Unknown Creatures. He has made appearances on television outlets such as the History and Discovery Channel, SyFy Channel, Fox News Channel, and numerous others. Gordon is frequently featured on radio programs as well, both nationally and internationally, to discuss his findings within the field of paranormal research. Join us on Wednesday, March 25 at 6pm here at SAMA Ligonier to meet Stan and get the latest updates! This event is charitably sponsored by First Commonwealth Bank. 

 

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is located at One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The Museum is handicap-accessible and open to the public free of charge. For more information, contact the Museum at 724-238-6015 or visit www.sama-art.org

January 23, 2020 

For more information, contact: Jess Campbell, Education Coordinator

(814) 472-3922

ARTISTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY RETURNS TO SAMA

LORETTO & LIGONIER– The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art will continue its tradition of celebrating the area’s talented young artists with the return of Artists of the 21st Century, the museum’s twenty-second annual student art exhibition. This exhibition will feature over 300 pieces of student artwork. Student artwork will be displayed at SAMA Loretto from January 31, 2020 until April 4, 2020 and at SAMA Ligonier from February 14, 2020 until April 19, 2020. This exhibition is sponsored by the Sigma Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Organization for Women Educators. 

 

Each museum will hold an opening reception to celebrate the exhibition and the region’s student artists. The SAMA-Loretto reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 15. SAMA-Ligonier Valley’s reception is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 29. The receptions are open to the public free of charge, but the museum suggests a donation of $1 per person in support of the exhibition.

 

Schools in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, and Somerset counties will be exhibited at SAMA-Loretto, while schools in Fayette and Westmoreland counties will be featured in the Ligonier Valley exhibition. Each district is permitted to submit up to 25 individual projects and two group projects. Held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month, the exhibition is open to schools that participate in SAMA’s Arts-in-Education or Artist-in-Residence program. Through the programs, SAMA educators and professional artists travel to public and parochial schools to provide lessons designed to enhance students’ understanding of art creation, technique, history, criticism and aesthetics. SAMA’s award-winning education initiative is the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth.

 

SAMA Loretto is located on the campus of Saint Francis University. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The museum is open to the public free of charge. For more information, visit www.sama-art.org or call (814) 472-3920.

 

SAMA Ligonier Valley is located at One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Saturday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is a handicapped-accessible facility and is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call the (724) 238-6015 or visit www.sama-art.org.

 

This project was made possible through the AIE Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. State government funding for the arts depends upon an annual appropriation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA Arts-in-Education Partner in this region is the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.

January 23, 2020

For more information, contact: Jess Campbell, SAMA-Loretto Coordinator

(814) 472-3922

 

EXPRESSIONS OF COLOR DISPLAYED AT JOHNSTOWN

 

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Johnstown announces its next exhibition, Expressions of Color, which will be on display from Friday, January 10, 2020 to Friday, March 20, 2020. 

 

Expressions of Color will focus on Donald M. Robinson’s use of color throughout his photographic career. Robinson studied photography under Cole Weston, Jay Maisel, William Neill, Arnold Newman, and Phillip Hyde. Robinson once said, “I want my work to make sense to the viewer, I try to achieve naturalness and validity in everything I photograph. Even though my images are realistic, I continue to find great mystery and unanswered questions in many of my photographs.” 

 

SAMA is the chief repository of the work of the late Pittsburgh photographer. Numbering in excess of 800 objects, the Robinson Collection includes documentary and nature photographs taken on six continents and in more than 60 countries. 

 

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Johnstown is located in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Hours of operation are
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Museum is a handicapped-accessible facility and
is open to the public free of charge. For more information, please call the Museum at
(814) 269-7234 or visit www.sama-art.org.

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