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July 12, 2013

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Summer Music on the Square concert series will feature Somerset County Community Band at 2 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo in downtown Bedford.

The 17-member Glass City Swing Band will perform big band music at a free band concert at 7 p.m. Sunday on the Diamond in Ligonier.

Guests should bring their own seating.

In case of rain, the performance will be held inside the town hall auditorium.

Information: 724-238-4200 or www.visitligonier.com.

Book bargains

Inclined to Read Bookstore will have its third anniversary sale from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Cambria County Library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

Coffee table books will be $3, fiction and nonfiction hardbacks will be $1 and paperbacks will be 25 cents.  

Baked items made by Carrie Curry from the Batter Bake Shop will be available for purchase.  

Information: 536-5131.

Parade prep

 Somerfest Prep, a two-day dance camp with a country western twist, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday at Laurel Arts Dance Center, 601 Georgian Place, Somerset.

Campers will make crafts and help decorate Laurel Arts’ Somerfest parade float.

They also will learn country western line dances to perform in the parade and at the children’s area at Somerfest.

The class fee is $32 for members, and $40 for nonmembers.

For those that qualify, scholarship money is available.

Registration: 443-2433.

Feel the beat

“The Night of 1000 Drums,” a family-friendly concert, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

Johnstown native Becky Bickford and drum facilitator Mike Deaton will lead a 70-person West African style drum and dance ensemble to kick off the show.

 “The Dreamtime Project,” featuring Jim Gagnon and Mike Deaton from Charlottesville, Va., will open the show.

The group will provide a fusion of Australian didgeridoo, Native American flutes, Tuvan throat singing vocals and African drumming.

The Americana dance band “The Sun King Warriors,” featuring Jim Donovan, founding member of the multi-platinum band Rusted Root and St. Francis faculty member, will headline the concert.

The band features Kent Tonkin on bass, Dan Murphy on guitar, Brandon King on keyboard and vocals and Bryan Fazio and Harry Pepper on percussion.

 Admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Rockhouse Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding music lessons for at-risk youth.

Information: http://summerrhythmrenewal.com/.

Farm fresh

The fourth annual Farmers Market will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday through mid-October at Strongstown Homecoming & Historical Society, 14895 Route 422 Highway East, Strongstown.

There will be locally grown and produced bedding plants, perennials, annuals, herbs, fresh produce, sauces, seasonings, baked goods, fresh breads and pies and crafts.

Information: 243-0289.

Van tour

“Journey Around Lake Conemaugh” van tour will be held at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. through Aug. 24 beginning at Johnstown Flood National Memorial Visitor Center.

Visitors will board the van at the visitor center and travel to the north and south abutments of the South Fork Dam, as well as the clubhouse building.

They will learn the history of the dam, interesting facts about the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club and its members and the events of May 31, 1889.

Tours will not be offered July 14 and 28 and Aug. 11 and 25.

The tour is included with park admission, and reservations are encouraged, but not required.

Information: 495-4643.

Barking benefit

The 13th annual Bikers for Barkers Bike Run and Car Show to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society will be held Sunday.

Registration will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., with motorcycle riders reporting to Splinter’s Championship Lanes, 1879 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, and cars reporting to the humane society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona.

Motorcycles will begin the ride at 11:30 a.m., with cars departing at noon.

Expected arrival at Brush Mountain Sportsmen’s Club is between 3 and 3:30 p.m.

Cost for registration is $20 per rider, which includes a limited edition T-shirt and dinner with entertainment afterwards at Brush Mountain Sportsmen’s Club.

Information: 942-2477 or www.centralpahumane.org.

Quilt art

“The Quilts of Theresa Kristof Prah” will be on display through Nov. 1 in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery on the first floor of the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

Many of Prah’s quilts closely resemble original works of art, and she is known for her fine hand quilting, willingness to disregard a pattern when inspiration strikes and fantastic use of color.

Gallery hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Information: 724-805-2569 or www.mccarlgallery.org.

Berlin celebration

St. Vincent Summer Theater will present “I Love a Piano,” a celebration of the music of Irving Berlin, through July 27 at the performing arts center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the college’s Latrobe campus.

Performances are set for 8:10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays through Thursdays and July 19-20 and 23-27.

Two matinees are scheduled at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday and July 21.

Tickets are $19 for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings, $22 for Friday and Saturday evenings and $16 for matinees. Senior citizens are eligible for a $2 discount, and student tickets are $10.

Free van shuttle service will be provided to and from the parking areas.

Reservations: 724-537-8900 or www.svst.org.

Pencil art

“From There to Here” by still life artist Kathleen Kase Burk will be on display through Aug. 10 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibit, which will have as many as 24 pencil and colored-pencil drawings, will show her progression from realistic to abstract drawing.

Burk will share some of her technique during a workshop, “Structure and Surface,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27.

Viewing hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 536-5399.

Somerset art

The 26th annual juried show of Somerset County Artists’ Association will be on display through July 21 at Philip Dressler Center for the Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 443-2433.

Portrait art

A portraiture exhibit by local artist Diana Williams will be on display through July 31 at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

Williams grew up in New Florence and began working as an artist after raising five children.

Her exhibit will be on display from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

Historical mail

“Letters to Sala: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps” will be on display through Aug. 31 at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The traveling art exhibit, which features postcards, letters, photographs, documents and other artifacts, is on loan from the Sala Garncarz Collection of the New York Public Library’s Dorot Jewish Division.

Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. JAHA members are admitted free.

Information: 539-1889.

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.

Symbolic banners

“Stories Joyfully Embroidered: Shaanxi Folk Textiles from Northern China” will be on display through Oct. 12 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto, on the campus of St. Francis University.

The exhibition features contemporary fabric banners that were originally shown at Beijing’s National Museum of China in the mid-1990s.

Information: 472-3920 or www.sama-art.org.

Mystical art

“Seeing the Invisible: Paintings by Barbara Wachter” will be on display through Dec. 7 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

The exhibit includes 35 oil paintings of contemporary impressionism, featuring landscapes and figure studies.

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

Information: 472-3920 or www.sama-art.org.

Art retrospective

A retrospective of the art of the late Sister Maria Josephine D’Angelo, RSM, will be on display through Sept. 20 in the Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

The exhibit will feature more than 20 pieces, ranging from watercolors and oils to wood engravings, woodcut prints, cardboard collage and mixed media.

D’Angelo taught art at Mount Aloysius, serving as chairperson of the art department.

She founded the Mount Aloysius Art Alliance and started multi-cultural summer art camps for children.

D’Angelo obtained her bachelor’s degree from Moore Institute of Art in Philadelphia, and then earned a master’s in fine art from Notre Dame.

She was a member of Allied Artists of Johnstown and received numerous awards for her work.

D’Angelo designed a number of logos and insignias for organizations and communities, including a distinctive cross still used by the Sisters of Mercy internationally for identification of their community.

The Wolf-Kuhn Gallery is open to the public.

Information: 886-4131.

Donated art

“Highlights from the Permanent Collection: Celebration of the Wolf Family Donations” will be on display through Aug. 4 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South, Ligonier.

The exhibition includes more than 60 works encompassing paintings, prints, drawings and photographs.

Featured artists include Will Barnet, Thomas Hart Benton, Alexander Calder, Mary Cassatt, Rockwell Kent, Reginald Marsh, Thomas Moran, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol and Grant Wood.

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

Information: 724-238-6015 or www.sama-art.org.

Registered artists

“Rostered Artists Revealed” will be on display through Aug. 10 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave., Altoona.

With nearly 40 works in a variety of media, the exhibition highlights works created by artists rostered with SAMA and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Featured in the exhibition are Michael Allison, Deb Bunnell, Peter Frantz, Rita Haldeman, Adrienne Heinrich, Terry Johnson, Jan Kinney, Evgeny Krayushkin, Lynne Magee, Tom McCarty, Martha Murphy, Susan Novak, Sue Pollins, Kathy Trexel Reed, Harriet Rosenberg and Ann Van Kuren.

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

Information: 946-4464 or www.sama-art.org.

Photo shoot

“Journey of a Lifetime: The Photography of Christian James” will be on display through Sept. 7 at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave., Altoona.

A Bedford County native now living in Altoona, James has captured the most picturesque locations throughout the United States and Canada.

He is a self-taught photographer, receiving the award of Master Photographer from the Professional Photographers of North America.

His photographs are in the collections of several presidents, celebrities and billionaires.

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

Information: 946-4464 or www.sama-art.org.

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