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Galleries welcome visitors during Ligonier Art Walk

Shirley McMarlin
| Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 3:36 p.m.
The Main Exhibit Gallery on West Main Street in Ligonier will be one of the sites featured on the May 26 Ligonier Art Walk. In this 2012 photo, owner Paul Sirofchuck arranges a display of metal sculptures outside the gallery.
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The Main Exhibit Gallery on West Main Street in Ligonier will be one of the sites featured on the May 26 Ligonier Art Walk. In this 2012 photo, owner Paul Sirofchuck arranges a display of metal sculptures outside the gallery.
Balance artist and photographer Tim Anderson of Acme will give stone balancing demonstrations outside of G Squared Gallery during the May 26 Ligonier Art Walk. Here, he is show during a 2015 event at the gallery.
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Balance artist and photographer Tim Anderson of Acme will give stone balancing demonstrations outside of G Squared Gallery during the May 26 Ligonier Art Walk. Here, he is show during a 2015 event at the gallery.
Participants in the May 26 Ligonier Art Walk can visit the new sculpture garden at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley.
Shirley McMarlin | Tribune-Review
Participants in the May 26 Ligonier Art Walk can visit the new sculpture garden at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley.
Debbie Cuppett (left) and Sue McCann, both of Davidsville, view small paintings by Todd Beisel of Johnstown in the Allegory Gallery during a 2014 Ligonier Art Walk.
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Debbie Cuppett (left) and Sue McCann, both of Davidsville, view small paintings by Todd Beisel of Johnstown in the Allegory Gallery during a 2014 Ligonier Art Walk.

The Ligonier Diamond is a work in progress right now, but that shouldn't stop folks from taking the Ligonier Art Walk — if you go, just mind the signs and detours.

The spring edition of the twice-yearly event that highlights local galleries and artists is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 26. From east to west (and then south for the last listing), participating venues include:

Allegory Gallery, 215 E. Main St.: “Forgotten Vistas,” an exhibit of linocut and wood block prints by Kitsch Harris, will be featured, along with the debut of a gemstone trunk show by Dakota Stones. Snacks and drinks will be served at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

G Squared Gallery, 138 E. Main St.: Seen at previous Art Walks and back by popular demand, Tim Anderson of Keystone Balance in Acme will demonstrate his rock-balancing skills. Also featured will be “Love Ligonier” sand-etched glassware by Elle Speicher of Grit & Grains Etched Glass.

Conte Design Lifestyle Gallery, 113 E. Main St.: “From Boxers to Budapest,” with oil paintings by Jonelle Summerfield that depict the artist's recent European travels and her interest in kickboxing, will open. The Indiana, Pa.-based artist will be present for a reception with hors d'oeuvres from 5 to 7 p.m.

Jaime Cooper Gallery and Studio, 116 W. Main St.: Portraits, figurative works and landscapes by the gallery's namesake artist, an American Artist's Professional League fellow and a rostered teaching artist with the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, will be displayed. Cooper will be on hand to demonstrate her work.

Dovecote Ligonier, 136 W. Main St.: Owner Elizabeth Whitlock has curated a collection of fine artisan jewelry crafted from varying hues of jadeite, nephrite, coral and shell, along with pieces fashioned from lava rock, lapis and other gem materials.

Main Exhibit Gallery, 301 W. Main St.: “Four Artists from Four Counties” will include watercolors by Shelli Poli, representing Westmoreland County; painted ceramics by Ron Korczynski, Allegheny County; acrylic paintings by Greg Langham, Indiana County, and watercolor batiks by Jeanne Wagle, Somerset County. Poli, Langham and Wagle will visit the gallery during the day.

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, 1 Boucher Lane: Visitors can view “Ritual Abstractions: Australian Aboriginal Paintings from the Collection of Anne M. MacDougall” and the site's new Donald M. Robinson Sculpture Park. Artist Jean Coursey Beaufort will demonstrate silk scarf-making throughout the day; visitors can make a scarf for a $25 fee.

Artist demonstrations also are planned at the Ligonier Country Market, at West Main Street and Springer Road, with Cooper on site from 8 to 10 a.m. and Poli scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon.

Details: Ligonier Art Walk on Facebook

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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