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Out & About: Greensburg Art Center exhibition covers the 3 ‘P’s’

Shirley McMarlin

The Greensburg Art Center has the natural world covered in its current exhibition, “People, Places and Plants … OH MY!”

Featuring 70 artists, the exhibition opened with a reception Sept. 14 and continues through Oct. 18. Each of three walls in the center’s Rowe Gallery is devoted to one “P” of the exhibition’s title.

At the reception, show co-chair Rosemary Sovyak said, “Usually our shows are a little more eclectic. (GAC member artist) Sue Pollins was the brains behind the way we organized this one.”

Sovyak said that there was no age limit for participating artists, who did not have to be members of the center and were each allowed to enter two pieces. The enthusiastic response, with artists even coming from out of state, she said, “is very exciting for us.”

Visitors at the reception were given ballots to vote for their favorite piece, and those who visit the exhibit through its run also can cast a ballot. The results will be tallied with first- through fourth-place Peoples Choice Awards to be announced Oct. 19.

The awards are sponsored by Greensburg artist June Robertson, in memory of her parents, the late Thomas and Lois Drexler. Robertson contributed portraits that she painted of her parents to the show.

Co-chairing the show with Sovyak was artist Sarah Hunter.

Seen at the reception: Susan and Bill Kiren, Fred Sovyak, Bill and Bonnie Hoffman, Keith and Shirleah Kelly, Stacey Pydynkowski, Cathy Rosensteel, Tom Niggel, Michaelene McWhinney, Richard and Eileen Stoner, Anita Manoli, Suzanne Panchura, Bob Ciardi, Joan Drexler, Dennis Yates, Susan Wisneski and Jim Murphy.

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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Exhibiting artist, June Robertson, of Greensburg, poses for a photo near her painted portraits of her parents (shown left), during the opening reception for the ‘People, Places and Plants…OH MY!’ exhibit, held at the Greensburg Art Center on Saturday evening, September 14, 2019.
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Exhibiting artists, (from left), Linda Hood, of Northern Cambria, (work shown top center), and Susan Novak, of Johnstown, (work shown bottom center), gather for a photo during the opening reception for the ‘People, Places and Plants…OH MY!’ exhibit, held at the Greensburg Art Center on Saturday evening, September 14, 2019.
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Exhibiting artists, (from left), Bernard Spada, of California, Washington County, Jeff Carroll, of Jeannette, and Robert Keefe, of Greensburg, gather for a photo during the opening reception for the ‘People, Places and Plants…OH MY!’ exhibit, held at the Greensburg Art Center on Saturday evening, September 14, 2019.
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Exhibiting artist, Jasmine Lear, of Greensburg, (art shown bottom right), poses for a photo during the opening reception for the ‘People, Places and Plants…OH MY!’ exhibit, held at the Greensburg Art Center on Saturday evening, September 14, 2019.
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Exhibiting artists, (from left), Richard and Eileen Stoner, of Latrobe, and Alan Lichenfels, of Johnstown, gather for a photo during the opening reception for the ‘People, Places and Plants…OH MY!’ exhibit, held at the Greensburg Art Center on Saturday evening, September 14, 2019.
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(from left), Exhibiting artist, Bill Hoffman, and his wife, Bonnie Hoffman, gallery committee, join Susan Kiren, president, Greensburg Art Center, for a photo during the opening reception for the ‘People, Places and Plants…OH MY!’ exhibit, held at the Greensburg Art Center on Saturday evening, September 14, 2019.
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Exhibiting artist, Stacey Pydynkowski, of Latrobe, (work shown left), poses for a photo during the opening reception for the ‘People, Places and Plants…OH MY!’ exhibit, held at the Greensburg Art Center on Saturday evening, September 14, 2019.
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Gallery committee, (from left), Shirleah Kelly, of Greensburg, Tom Niggel, of Greensburg, and Rose Sovyak, of Greensburg, join Jim Murphy, of Greensburg, vice-president of the Westmoreland Photographers Society, for a photo during the opening reception for the ‘People, Places and Plants…OH MY!’ exhibit, held at the Greensburg Art Center on Saturday evening, September 14, 2019.
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