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Out & About: Jeannette gallery goes a little batty with new show

Shirley McMarlin
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Exhibiting artist Dominic “DI” Lazzini of South Fayette Township poses for a photo near his work (shown right) during the Aug. 17 opening reception for “Bat Country” at You Are Here in Jeannette.
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You Are Here’s staff, (from left) Mary Briggs, Dan Overdorff, Phoebe Walczak and Jen Costello, gather for a photo during the opening reception Aug. 17 for “Bat Country” at the Jeannette gallery.
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Joanna Moyar joins her husband, exhibiting artist Brian McCall (work shown), for a photo Aug. 17 during the opening reception for “Bat Country” at You Are Here in Jeannette.
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From left: Toni Fox of Pittsburgh and Tricia Keffer of New Mexico join their mother, exhibiting artist Nora Thompson, (work shown left), and her husband, Stu, both of Latrobe, for a photo Aug. 17 during the opening reception for “Bat Country” at You Are Here in Jeannette.
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Don Wentworth (left) of Lawrenceville and Bart Solarczyk of Ross Township pose for a photo near their installation (shown back) during the Aug. 17 opening reception for “Bat Country” at You Are Here in Jeannette.
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Teri Hayes (left) of Pittsburgh and Alice Backer of Pittsburgh provide musical entertainment Aug. 17 during the opening reception for “Bat Country” at You Are Here in Jeannette.

Things got a little batty Aug. 17 at You Are Here art gallery in Jeannette.

That was the plan, though.

It was the opening reception for “Bat Country,” a group exhibition of works taking inspiration from the oft-feared creatures of the night.

Running through Sept. 28, “Bat Country” features works by Westmoreland County artists Nora Thompson and Brian McCall, both known for their whimsical, quizzical and maybe slightly twisted aesthetics. Joining them is San Francisco-area artist Johnny Dismal, who says he makes “cute and creepy art” with influences like Edward Gorey and Bill Waterson.

The show was curated by Mary Briggs, Jen Costello and Dan Overdorff.

Also showing in the center’s hallway gallery is work by Dominic Lazzini, 19, of Pittsburgh.

The reception included the launch of a poetry installation on the back of the gallery building, featuring a group toast and reading. YAH “Poetry Czar” Scott Silsbe and a panel of readers chose work by Don Wentworth and Bart Solarczyk from among submitted pieces.

Food, roots music by Teri Hayes and Alice Backer and a good time was enjoyed by all.

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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