The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


January 2, 2014

Art organization presents artwork to Learning Lamp

— Allied Artists of Johnstown recently presented its 2013 Friends of Art award to The Learning Lamp.

Under the program, funds are provided to local institutions to purchase original artwork displayed in the Allied Artists’ annual exhibit.

The chairwoman of the Allied Artists’ annual exhibition, Kathleen Kase Burk, presented the selected artwork to Learning Lamp director Leah Spangler.

The selected piece is an oil painting titled “Turning Pollock’s Key” that was created by club member Ann Dougherty of Johnstown.

A nonprofit organization located in the Greater Johnstown area, The Learning Lamp offers tutoring by state-certified teachers for children in grades K-12.

The Learning Lamp also offers preschool curriculums, summer camps and child-care programs. Scholarships are available to families who qualify.

“The Learning Lamp offers valuable and necessary services to the children in our community,” said Diane M. Safko, present of the Johnstown artists organization.

“Allied Artists of Johnstown proudly presented the Friends of Art award to The Learning Lamp for its outstanding work done in our communities for the children and families who need and benefit from its services.”

For more information about The Learning Lamp, call 262-0732, or go online to

Allied Artists’ 2014 Juried Winter Exhibition will be on display from Jan. 27 to March 1 at AmeriServ Financial, Main and Franklin streets in downtown Johnstown.

The group holds four exhibitions annually, sponsors scholarships for high school seniors planning to pursue art-related careers, and raises funds to sponsor art awards for children through its annual patron drive and Friends of Art program.

For information on entering the winter exhibition or any of Allied Artists’ other exhibitions, visit the website at or email

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