Art auction to benefit Loyalhanna Watershed Association
By Deborah A. Brehun
Published: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Several Ligonier area artists will showcase their skills on Saturday during the Loyalhanna Watershed Association's 29th art auction benefit.
Artists Rita Kambic Haldeman, Ron Donoughe and Bud Gibbons will be creating quick-draw paintings at the event. These pieces also will be part of the art auction.
“This is our major fundraiser for the Loyalhanna Watershed Association,” said Pat Slack, event chairwoman. “We will feature 30 pieces in the auction this year.”
There will be a silent auction and a live auction led by Gene Kravits, artist and owner of Truffles Antiques in Laughlintown.
“All of the artwork highlights the local environment and reflects the beauty of our local area,” said Slack, who is also the secretary of the association's board.
Wink Knowles, president of the association's board, has been involved in the auction for six years.
“It exemplifies our wildlife,” Knowles said. “It helps us get out the message about how important it is to preserve what we have, conserve what we have and restore what we can.”
Items in the auction include several oils on canvas, etchings, acrylics on canvas, watercolors, bronze statues, jewelry, pottery, wood carvings and photography.
Six artists who display artwork in local galleries are participating in the auction, including Dawn Brown and Rachel Hunt Knowles of G Squared Gallery; William M. Hoffman Jr. of Hoffman Studio; Cheryl Robertson of Ligonier's Loft; Paul Sirofchuck of Main Exhibit Gallery; and Stuart Thompson of Thompson Studio.
The auction will include an opportunity to bid on two nature walks led by board members, a private tour of Fallingwater and a bird-watching outing.
The evening will also feature a youth art competition for students residing within the Latrobe, Derry and Ligonier Valley school districts.
The quick draw and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and the live auction at 8:30 p.m.
For information about the benefit, which will be held in a private club in Laughlintown, call 724-238-7560.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Latrobe Pipes and Drums Band honors fallen firefighters
- Derry High teaches public service
- Derry middle-schoolers get taste of camp
- Planning commission reviews project to triple size of Latrobe Alliance Church in Unity