Greensburg artist featured at East Suburban Artists League’s April meeting |
Art & Museums

Greensburg artist featured at East Suburban Artists League’s April meeting

Patrick Varine
Tribune-Review file
Brian McCall of Greensburg sketches the band members of Think Pink Floyd during a SummerSounds concert on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at St. Clair Park in Greensburg.
Artwork by Brian McCall
Above, one of McCall’s sculptures.
Artwork by Brian McCall
Above, one of McCall’s sculptures.
Artwork by Brian McCall
Above, one of McCall’s drawings.

In high school, Brian McCall of Greensburg didn’t take art classes, despite having a seemingly natural ability to draw.

Instead of delving into a creative career path, he signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox. But when injuries cut short his baseball career after just four years in 1964, he had to find another profession.

McCall, 76, enrolled in the California Arts College, graduating in 1969 with a degree in illustration and photography.

Today, his sculptures, bursting with color and sometimes appearing to burst from the walls on which they’re hung, can be seen at businesses throughout the region, and he will be the featured speaker at the East Suburban Artist League’s April 4 meeting in Murrysville.

McCall was born and raised in Long Beach, Calif. He grew up in a creative family: His mother was a writer and his brother was a musician.

McCall has created sculptures for the King Street Blues restaurants in Virginia. Locally, his work has been displayed at DV8 Espresso Bar and Gallery, Oliver’s Pourhouse and Robokyo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi in Greensburg and Keynote Cafe in Jeannette. He has exhibited work in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh at Gallerie Chiz.

He has also worked in the past as a courtroom artist in Washington, D.C., and as an illustrator for the Washington Post.

McCall’s presentation will be at 6:30 p.m., April 4 at Christ Lutheran Church, 5330 Logan Ferry Road in Murrysville.

There is no cost to attend, and guests are welcome.

For more, see or call Nancy Dalverny at 412-373-0711.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: AandE | Museums | Local | Murrysville
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using 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.