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New exhibitions opening at Greensburg art center and library

Shirley McMarlin
Brian McCall
A sculpture by Greensburg artist Brian McCall, whose work will be seen in “Shadows of a Cloudy Mind,” an exhibit opening July 13 in the Greensburg Art Center.

Greensburg Art Center has announced new exhibitions at two Greensburg locations:

• “Picture This at the Library: Sara Thomas,” opening with a free reception from 6-8 p.m. July 12 in Greensburg Hempfield Area Library, 237 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg.

According to the artist’s statement, “Sara Thomas is a Senior Art Education student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. When painting, she draws most of her inspiration from her day to day life, observing the beauty in the simple objects one sees as they first wake up, loss, or the joy shared in the company of others. Her favorite materials to express these tangible moments are watercolor and oil paints. After graduating, Sara plans to pursue a career in art education in an urban setting, using art to empower young learners with self-esteem and autonomy, closing educational inequity gaps in her classrooms.”

Thomas’ works can be viewed through the end of July during regular operating hours at the library.

The “Picture This” exhibition series is a joint program of the art center and the library.

Details: 724-837-5620 or

“Shadows of a Cloudy Mind,” a new exhibit of works by Greensburg artist Brian McCall, opening with a free reception from 6-8 p.m. July 13 in the center at 230 Todd School Road, Hempfield.

The exhibit will continue through Aug. 23 and will include an Aug. 4 party in the center’s sculpture garden, during which McCall will install his second piece in the collection, which also includes his four colorful paint tubes that serve as the center’s logo and are visible from Route 30.

A native of California and former member of the Chicago White Sox, McCall is an illustrator and painter, but especially known for his polystyrene and papier-mache sculptures displayed at businesses throughout western Pennsylvania and beyond, including the facade of Dv8 Espresso Bar and Gallery in Greensburg.

His colorful, whimsical work also adorns his home at the former Our Lady of Grace Church in Greensburg.

“Shadows of a Cloudy Mind” can be viewed during regular GAC summer hours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays.

Details: 724-837-6791 or

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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