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Out & About: Greater Latrobe gala previews new art selections

Shirley McMarlin

From elementary to high school, Greater Latrobe School District students have opportunities to evaluate and appreciate art through the district’s special art collection.

The GLSD Art Conservation Trust, which oversees and preserves the collections displayed in each school building, held its 28th annual Art Gala on Nov. 7 in the high school.

Elementary and junior high school student docents introduced pieces that were selected last year for their schools. High school docents previewed 22 pieces that are being considered for inclusion in the high school collection.

Members of the student council made the selections from pieces featured in annual regional juried exhibitions sponsored by Latrobe Art Center and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts.

Attendees had the opportunity to vote for their favorites, to be compared to the top five chosen by the students, with one winner to be chosen at the next student council meeting.

Great minds think alike, as the saying goes, as students and gala guests agreed on four choices: “Mr Smith,” sculpture by John Mayer; “Just Clowning,” oil on canvas self-portrait by Robert Huckestein; “When the Cows Come Home,” oil painting by Doreen Currie; and “Word Search,” oil painting by Joseph Ryznar.

Due to a tie, the students ended up with six selections, also including “Chevy and Che,” oil on canvas by Alan Byrne, and “Nevermore,” stained glass by Mandy Sirofchuck. Gala guests also liked “My Toy,” oil on linen by Diana Williams.

Scott and Pamela Kroh of Latrobe were recognized for their support of the school district, its arts programs and the local community.

Nicole Danforth chaired the gala committee. Art Conservation Trust officers are Barbara Nakles, James Okonak, Keith Visconti and Carl Baumeister.

Seen: Georgia Teppert, Jessica Golden, Michael Porembka, Linda McKenna Boxx, Bibiana Boerio, Richard Danforth, Ron and Jane McKenzie, Kathy Sobota, Joe and Molly Walton, Marty Singer, Peter and Ginny Hutchinson, Ken and Molly Robb Shimko, Rosey Doelling, Cindy Ferrari, Joe and Ann Nemanic, Gene and Janet James, Pamela Cooper, Joseph and Kathryn Massaro, Annie Urban, Joe Bellack and Gabe and Bridgette Monzo.

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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Greater Latrobe Senior High School student council members (from left), junior Emma Fenton, senior Sadie Wetzel and junior Lauren Bisignani greet guests at the annual Greater Latrobe School District Art Conservation Trust gala, held Nov. 7 at the high school.
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GLSD Art Conservation Trust gala chair Nicole Danforth (center) with trust vice chair Jim Okonak and chair Barbara Nakles, seen at the Nov. 7 gala held at Greater Latrobe Senior High School.
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(From left) Sixth-grade student docents John Massaro and Brynn Zangaro, both of Mountain View Elementary, and Brooke Marts and Gabe Watson, both of Latrobe Elementary, seen at the GLSD Art Conservation Trust annual gala, held Nov. 7 at Greater Latrobe Senior High School.
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Pamela and Scott Kroh of Latrobe were honored for their contributions to the GLSD Art Conservation Trust during the annual gala, held Nov. 7 at Greater Latrobe Senior High School.
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Artists Ron Nigro (left) of Trafford and Benjamin Thomas of Whitehall attended the GLSD Art Conservation Trust annual gala, held Nov. 7 at Greater Latrobe Senior High School.
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Karen and Lester Sutton of Youngstown attended the GLSD Art Conservation Trust annual gala, held Nov. 7 at Greater Latrobe Senior High School.
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Artist Anthony DeFurio of Indiana, Indiana County, and Jessica Golden, director of the Greater Latrobe Senior High School Center for Student Creativity, pose in front of DeFurio’s work during the GLSD Art Conservation Trust annual gala, held Nov. 7 at the high school.
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(From left) Zach, 10-month-old Betty and Sarah Kroh of Pittsburgh attended the GLSD Art Conservation Trust annual gala, held Nov. 7 at Greater Latrobe Senior High School.
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