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November 3, 2011

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Eyeing nature

“Nature Through The Eyes of the Artist,” a fine art exhibition showcasing the fragility and simple beauty found in nature, will be on display through Nov. 12 at Art Works in Johnstown, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The works of Jane Hyland, Mark Klingler, Bill Paxton and Terry Smith will be featured.

These artists share a passion for nature and the natural sciences.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Information: 535-2020.

Artistic members

The Somerset County Artist Association Member Show will be on display through Nov. 11 at Laurel Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.

This show will offer realistic art, abstracts, oils, watercolors, papercutting and photography.

Information: 443-2433.

Juried exhibition

The 79th annual juried exhibition of the Allied Artists of Johnstown will be on display through Dec. 2 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

This year’s exhibit features 51 works from 28 artists and also will feature two works which pay special tribute to Allied Artists members who have passed away this year.

Information: 269-7234 or www.johnstownart.com.

‘Tried and True’ works

“Tried and True: Artists of the Greatest Generation” will be on display through Dec. 9 at the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The new exhibit has more than 50 pieces, featuring the works of William Baziotes, William Gropper, Herman Maril, Reginald Marsh and Norman Rockwell.

“Tibetan Treasures: The Rezk Collection of Tibetan and Nepalese Art” will be on display through Jan. 28 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto.

The exhibition comes from the museum’s permanent collection and is one of the major collections of Tibetan and Nepalese art in the United States.

Information: 472-3920.

Ligonier display

“Animal House: Works by Helen Gorsuch and George R. Wazenegger” will be on display through Sunday at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier.

The exhibition features a total of 81 works, 31 ceramic sculptures by Gorsuch and 50 collage works by Wazenegger.

Inspired by nature, religions, mythology, classical pottery and ancient and folk cultures, Gorsuch’s ceramic works are often satirical comments on human behavior.

Wazenegger’s mixed media wood collage architectural creations are a playful exploration of color and form.

His work showcases dream-like depictions of lighthouses, farms and cottages, each structure accompanied by its own colorful impressionistic landscape.

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.

Dual exhibit

 “Artists in Our Midst,” an annual juried exhibition, will be on display through Jan. 7 at the Shirley and Fred A. Pechter Gallery and the George A. and Herbert T. Wolf Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave.

The exhibit will highlight local and regional artists who are members of Art in Common, an arts organization based in central Pennsylvania.

 With more than 50 works created by 36 artists, the exhibit showcases a variety of media, including photography, watercolor, pastel, oil, clay and mixed media.

 “Phillip Chan: Fallen Angels” will be on display through Jan. 14 at the George A. and Herbert L. Wolf Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona.

The exhibition features 40 works and celebrates Chan’s contemplative and provocative Fallen Angels series, which employs elusive forms and complex configurations.

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

Information: 946-4464.

 

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