The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 28, 2012

Events | Happy new year



Historic exhibit

“125 Year of Organized Jewish Life: 1888 to 2013,” the Johnstown Jewish Community Heritage Project, will be on display through September at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibition illuminates the history, traditions and achievements of Johnstown’s Jewish community.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Information: 539-1889.

Multimedia exhibit

The creations of Penelope Wilson, an artist and art educator from Hollidaysburg, will be on display at Mount Aloysius College’s Wolf-Kuhn Gallery, Cresson, until Feb. 1.

Her works reflect her family’s lifelong credo that if a person was good, they were good regardless of their skin color.

Wilson attended Mount Aloysius, where she took enrichment courses and studied art history.

Her multimedia show includes an eclectic mix of 22 pieces featuring watercolors, pen and ink, graphites, wire and cut paper.  

She is a master of collage and acrylic artwork.

Her experience in the South gave her an understanding of “quilt codes,” used as communications tools by slaves prior to emancipation.

Quilt codes serve as a meaningful foil to several of her exhibited selections.

Several of the 22 pieces are for sale.

Information: 886-4131.

American art

“Red, White, and Blue in Black and White: The American Scene in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs” will be on display through May 4 in the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto, on the campus of Saint Francis University.

The exhibition includes approximately 35 works from the museum’s permanent collection.

Works range in date from 1890-1991, with the majority being American Scene subjects produced during the heyday of Regionalist art in the 1920s and 1930s.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 472-3920 or

Show and sale

The Bedford County Arts Council will host a show and sale by Kevin Kutz through Sunday at Bedford County Center for the Arts at the Anderson House, 137 E. Pitt St., Bedford.

The exhibit includes landscapes and portraits.

Admission is free.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays,

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Information: 623-1538 or email

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What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

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