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Late artist's husband, children attend Greensburg exhibit's opening reception

| Sunday, March 10, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Jamie deRoy, (L), and Terry deRoy Gruber, (R), both of New York City, join their father, Irv Gruber, (center), of Pittsburgh, for the opening reception of 'Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Art(ist) in Motion', held at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, March 9, 2013. Kim Stepinsky | For The Tribune-Review
(from left), Judith O'Toole, Director/CEO, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and Barbara Jones, Chief Curator, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, at the opening reception of 'Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Art(ist) in Motion', held at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, March 9, 2013. Kim Stepinsky | For The Tribune-Review

An opening reception took place March 9 in the Westmoreland Museum of Art in Greensburg for “Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Art(ist) in Motion,” an new exhibition running through June 2.

The show focuses on the late Pittsburgh artist's sculptural works using materials such as welded steel, formed aluminum and vacuum-formed Plexiglas, some of which are illuminated and motorized. A testament to her prolificacy and versatility, examples of her work in painting, photography, belt buckles, jewelry and even video also are on display.

Reflecting the featured work, the cocktail tables sported Plexiglas decorations lighted with glow sticks. Plexiglas bracelets and glass necklaces in the museum shop featured the artist's signature shape, the rounded square.

Preceding the main event, chief curatorBarbara Jones gave remarks at a members' preview.

Special guests were deRoy Gruber's husband,Irv Gruber, daughterJamie deRoy and son Terry deRoy Gruber.

Also present were the Westmoreland's director and CEO Judith O'Toole withKevin, Jean Horne, Mr. and Mrs.Michael Daniels, Adrienne Heinrich, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hendricks, Peter and Diana Jannetta, Mary Anne Papale, Heather Hollyday Semple, H and Pat Childs, Barbara Ferrier, Harry andJanie Thompson, Don and Carolyn Korb, Sam andDebbie Berkovitz and Jon and Jenifer Amundson.

— Staff reports

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