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West Overton Wednesdays set to mix music with art

| Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Great art and music offered together in a interesting and casual setting is the premise behind the new Wednesdays at West Overton, which will be launched next week.

The monthly events will be held on the last Wednesday of every month and will feature the art work of one local artist and live music performed by Blues Passport.

“This is yet another opportunity for us to have our museum utilizes and showcased,” said Jessica Kadie-Barclay, West Overton managing director, said of the events. “We will have music and light refreshments and art.”

The first installation of the Wednesdays at West Overton will feature the photography of the Rev. Bob Lubic of the Catholic Churches of Connellsville, who will bring his wonderful and creative photographs for all to enjoy.

Most of Lubic's works are photos taken in the Laurel Highlands, depicting many of the areas of the Fay-West region that are both memorable and interesting.

One truly unique aspect of Lubic's is that all of his photographs are taken with his iPhone and not a commercial professional camera, showing that a true artist's eye does not need fancy equipment.

“It is an honor for me to have this opportunity,” Lubic said of the event that will feature his work. “Taking pictures with my iPhone was simply a diversion. I never expected to have any recognition. If anyone thinks there is any artistic merit in my works then I am truly honored.”

Most of Lubic's photographs that will be displayed also are for sale.

“He came recommended to us and we are thrilled to have him come here for this event,” Kadie-Barclay said.

The Wednesdays at West Overton events will be held in the newly renovated distillery.

“This event will give the community the opportunity to see West Overton in a different light,” Kadie-Barclay said.

West Overton now rents out several areas of the village for special events, and Susan McCarthy, West Overton public relations director, said the monthly gatherings also will give people an idea of what the venue will look like for private events.

“This will give people an idea of what West Overton looks like when its set up for a special event,” McCarthy said. “This is an ideal location for people to hold weddings, reunions, meetings, birthdays, anniversaries and all kinds of different special functions.”

The Wednesdays at West Overton will be held from 6-8 p.m. and cost to attend will be a donation of $5.

Beverages and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.

For more information or information on upcoming events visit their website at www.westovertonvillage.org.

Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.

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