Conservator speaks at SAMA's Lunch a l'Art
Artist and art conservator Jeffrey Rouse was the guest speaker during Lunch a l'Art on April 17 in the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley.
At the outset, the New Alexandria resident said his talk would cover “where I'm coming from and where I'm going to,” which ended up including insight into an emotional and spiritual journey that has drawn him to work as a restorer of churches and religious iconography.
He also showed pieces from work in progress, a 40-piece study of Linn Run titled “A Walk in the Woods.” He characterized his current painting style as “deep interior, wooded impressionism.”
Special guest was Greensburg Salem High School senior Anastazia Byerly-Bleyer, whose acrylic-on-fiberglass painting “Falcon in Gdansk” was part of the museum's annual “Artists of the 21st Century: Student Art Exhibition.”
Members of the SAMA-LV auxiliary chose the painting, which the young artist created from a photo she took while traveling in Poland, as tops among works submitted by high school juniors and seniors for the recent show. Votes were solicited during lunch for overall favorite piece from all of the student artists, with results to be announced at a later date.
Byerly-Bleyer was accompanied by GSHS art teacher Kelley Audia.
Site coordinator Sommer Toffle welcomed guests.
On the lunch list: Ann Macdonald, Helen Thorne, Vernie West, Peggy Shepler, Susan Endersbe, Bonnie Hoffman, Madelon Sheedy, Susan Kiren, Margot Reynolds, Anita Manoli, Barbara Kravits, Sharon Vito-McCue, Terry Coyne, Mary Clark, Gretchen Griffith, Carolyn Turner, Betty Lou Rubenstein and Kathy Valencia.
— Shirley McMarlin
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