Greensburg and Latrobe art centers plan first joint exhibition
Members of Latrobe Art Center and Greensburg Art Center are planning their first-ever collaborative exhibition.
“Art Neighbors: Latrobe Art Center/Greensburg Art Center Joint Exhibition” will run from July 5 through Aug. 25 in the Latrobe facility, 819 Ligonier St.
A free public reception is planned for 6-8 p.m. July 18.
The idea for the joint project came from Peg Panasiti of Latrobe, a locally renowned artist who is both a gallery participant of Latrobe Art Center and a member of Greensburg Art Center, who noticed that many local artists are active members at both centers.
“We’ve been working only 10 miles apart on essentially the same things — sharing our art, teaching classes and educating our communities on how to appreciate the visual arts,” Panasiti says. “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if both art centers could do something creative together?’”
The plan is for the centers to alternate hosting a joint exhibition in years to come.
The show will be judged by Barbara Jones, chief curator at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg.
Jones holds masters degrees in both Art History and Museum Studies from Syracuse University and has published research in American and regional art. As a member of both the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Curators, she juries both national and regional art exhibitions and lectures.
Jones also serves as chair of the Historic Architectural Review Board for the City of Greensburg.
During the July 18 reception, awards will be announced in the following categories:
• Best in Show (sponsored by Latrobe Dairy Queen)
• First Place (sponsored by Ken Purvis Orthodontics)
• Second Place (sponsored by Commercial Bank & Trust of PA)
• Third Place (in memory of Joseph and Pauline Knott)
• Honorable Mentions (sponsored by 107.1 WHJB, Salandro’s Refuse Inc. and Product Evaluations Systems Inc.)
• People’s Choice (sponsored by Elizabeth Carbide Components)
Additional support for the exhibition is provided by Latrobe Glass & Mirror, State Sen. Kim Ward and Excela Health.
Details: 724-537-7011 or latrobeartcenter.org
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .