The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

May 10, 2013

Events | Young art

BY RUTH RICE
RRICE@TRIBDEM.COM

— Greater Johnstown Young Artists Exhibit is on display through May 25 at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

School districts represented are Bishop McCort Catholic, Central Cambria, Conemaugh Valley, Forest Hills, Greater Johnstown, Northern Cambria, Portage, Richland and Westmont Hilltop.

Information: 255-6515.

Musical threesome

Trio Aoide will perform for the Chamber Music Series of Greater Johnstown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., downtown Johnstown.

Coming from three different continents, the musicians blend classical music from their varied  backgrounds and styles.

The trio is named after Aoide, the Greek muse of song and one of the three original muses.

Members are violinist Timothy Schwarz, a U.S. native; pianist Yu Xi Wang, a native of China; and cellist Ovidiu Marinescu, a native of Russia.

Tickets are $15 or two for $25 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students.

Information: 467-7943 or www.johnstownmusic.org.

Vocal harmony

The Four Freshmen will perform their brand of vocal harmony at 7:30 tonight at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Richland Township.

The legendary sound that began in 1948 celebrates its 65th anniversary this year.

The quartet is a Grammy-nominated male vocal band that blends harmonic jazz arrangements with big band vocal group sounds that were founded in the barbershop tradition.

Tickets are $35, $31 and $28.

Information: 269-7200, 800-846-2787 or www.upjarts.org.

No-tech farm

“Click, Clack, Moo” will be presented by Theatreworks USA Sunday through May 18 at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Performance times for elementary school participation will be 3 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. and noon Monday through May 18.

The musical about negotiation and compromise is based on the Caldecott Honor book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

It tells the story of Jenny, who visits her grandfather, Farmer Brown, whose animals go on strike after he declares his farm is a tech-free zone.

Tickets are $8 per person.

Information: 629-9201, option 1, or www.MountainPlayhouse.org.

Golf gathering

The second annual Lift Johnstown golf outing will be held Monday at Sunnehanna Country Club, 1000 Sunnehanna Drive, Westmont.

The day will begin with registration at 11:15 and lunch at 11:45.

A four-player scramble format with a shotgun start will begin at 1 p.m., and the day will finish with dinner, an awards reception and auction at 5:30.

The entry fee is $150.

Proceeds from the golf outing will benefit Lift Johnstown projects.

Information: 536-5107 or www.liftjohnstown.org.

Music for mom

The annual Mother’s Day concert performed by Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Somerset Area High School, 645 S. Columbia Ave.

Patriotic selections will include “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “Armed Forces Salute,” “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless America.”

Broadway favorites will feature selections from “The Sound of Music” and “Les Miserables.”

Olga Redkina, principal cellist of JSO, will perform as soloist in Paganini’s “Variation on a  Rossini Theme.”

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children and students and are available at any Somerset County branch of Somerset Trust Co. or at Laurel Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave.

Mothers will be admitted free.

Information: 535-6738.

Worthy causes

The 33rd annual arts and crafts festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Johnstown Christian School, 125 Christian School Road, Hollsopple.

There will be auctions for children and adults, a Kids’ Korner, arts, crafts and food vendors.

Proceeds will benefit the school’s general budget.

Information: 288-2588.



Central Pennsylvania Arthritis Walk will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

The walk is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature fundraising event, supporting public awareness and raising funds needed to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability.

After registration at 9, a Wellness Fair will open with the 5K-walk beginning at 10.

Closing ceremonies will begin at 11:15, with live musical entertainment, food, activities, games and contests.

Proceeds will benefit the local Arthritis Foundation’s public health programs, advocacy efforts and research investments.

Information: 717-884-7523 or www.arthritiswalkjohnstown.kintera.org.  

Story times

Weekly Storytime Sessions will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday and May 23 and  30 in the children’s department at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

Following storytime, children are invited to play and socialize in the library’s preschool discovery den playroom.

Drop-in storytime programs are free and will feature stories, songs, fingerplays and other early literacy development activities.

No registration is required, but all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Information: 536-5131 or www.cclsys.org.

Snapshots

The annual public photography exhibit of Greater Johnstown Camera Club will be on display through May 19 at The Galleria, Richland Township.

Categories include scenic, floral, people, general and digital art, plus a new category for black-and-white photography.

Repurposed art

Salvaged Treasures will be available for bidding from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Art Works in Johnstown! 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Upcycled and recycled items made by local artists and crafters will be auctioned off in a silent auction or sold in the Buy it Now Boutique.

Those wishing to participate can drop off upcycled or repurposed items today.

Admission is free, and food, beverages and music will be provided.

Information: 535-2020.

Free meal

A free community dinner, sponsored by Windber Area Community Kitchen, will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave., Windber.

The meal will be prepared and served by members of Windber American Legion.

The menu will include barbecued chicken, parsleyed potatoes, desserts and a drink.

In shape

Fitness programming is shaping up at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

A four-week session of belly dancing classes will be held Wednesdays beginning the first Wednesday of each month.

Yoga classes will be held at 5:45 p.m. Mondays through May 20.

The cost for the four-week belly dancing session is $25, and drop-ins for either class are $8 per class.

Registration: 536-5399.

Book bargains

Friends of the Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will highlight paperback books during May at the library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

There also will be CDs, DVDs, cassettes and VHS tapes.

Hardback books are $1 and paperbacks are 25 cents each. Children’s books are 50 cents.

Bookstore hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

Performance venue

Music and ghosts are on the menu at the Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Don Aliquo Quartet will perform from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $12 or $10 for VIPs.

“Inspire Your Spirit: An Evening of Paranormal Activity” will be presented from 6 to 9 Monday.

Guests will be lecturer Patty A. Wilson, author of “Haunted Pennsylvania” and “Totally Bizarre Pa.,” and Johnstown Area Ghost Hunters Society, who will exhibit equipment, do demonstrations and answer questions.

Tickets are $15 or two for $25, and refreshments are included.

Information: 410-2245.

Sweet sap

“The Making of a Maple Sugar Keeler” will be presented by Mark Ware of the Somerset County Historical and Genealogical Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kingwood Church of God, 119 Humbert Road, Markleton.

Ware will demonstrate tools and materials used to make early maple sap collectors and describe the evolving methods of sap collecting and processing.

Information: 926-3429.

Post time

A Night at the Races will be held Saturday at Bolivar Volunteer Fire Company, 616 Washington St.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with post time at 7.

Admission of $5 will include refreshments and the purchase of a horse in one of the races.

Information: 724-676-4714.

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 contempo-rary 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 muse

“Following the Muse – A Life of Art” by West End native Mari-Claire Charba will be on display through May 25 at Art Works in Johnstown! 413 Third Ave. in  Cambria City.

Charba has spent most of her life creating and performing throughout Europe and the United States.

Information: 535-2020 or www.artworksinjohnstown.org.

Stylish paintings

“Treasured Memories,” an exhibit of oil paintings in the old masters style by Davidsville artist Daniel Helsel, will be on display through June 1 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Helsel enjoys painting in the style of Chardin, Vermeer, Rembrandt and Velazquez.

He paints on oil-primed linen canvas and prepares his own panels from Gesso using a Renaissance formula.

His paintings can be found throughout the United States and have been purchased by Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Community Arts Center of Cambria County in Westmont and Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.

Previously, Helsel participated in two-artist exhibits at Bottle Works and Dressler Center for the Arts in Somerset.

He had solo exhibitions locally at the Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Mount Aloysius, Bedford County Art Association and the Jenner Art Gallery at Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown.

Helsel taught still life classes at Community Arts Center and Bedford County Arts Center.

He will teach an oil painting class May 25 at Bottle Works.

Information: 536-5399.

Large art

“Seeing the Big Picture: Larger than Life Work from the Permanent Collection” will be on display through June 15 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The 22 large-scale paintings feature several genres, including abstract, landscape, mythology, portraiture and realism.

Featured artists include a mix of local, regional and national talent.

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.

Industrial images

“An Industrial Revolution: The Photography of Amelia Patsy” will be on display through July 6 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, located at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

The exhibit features 55 gelatin silver prints and cyanotypes chronicling much of western Pennsylvania’s industrial heritage and includes several Johns-town landmarks.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Information: 269-7234.

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. daily.

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

Information: 539-1889.

Historic exhibit

“125 Years of Organized Jewish Life: 1888 to 2013,” the Johns-town 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.

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.

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.

 

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