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Out & About: ‘The Art of Love’ decks Greensburg venue walls

Shirley McMarlin
| Monday, February 18, 2019 1:30 a.m
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Exhibiting artists Deanna Volz (left) of Washington County and Jenna Colby of Swissvale pose for a photo during “The Art of Love” held Feb. 13 at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center.
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Exhibit curator and exhibiting artist Moira Richardson of Mt. Pleasant (“Galaxy Guitar” shown back) joins Westmoreland Cultural Trust Executive Assistant to CEO and Corporate Engagement & Event Manager Kelli Brisbane of Greensburg for a photo during “The Art of Love” held Feb. 13 at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center.
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John Oldfield (left) of Youngwood joins exhibiting artist Jeffrey Carroll of Jeannette,(work shown right) for a photo during “The Art of Love” held Feb. 13 at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center.
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(from left), Kristen Beard, Dave Camaione, Nick Weglowski and Richie Haynes, of The Moment, provide musical entertainment during “The Art of Love”, held at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center on Wednesday evening, February 13, 2019.
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Exhibiting artists Mary Ellen Raneri (left) of Latrobe and Toni Antonucci of Hempfield pose for a photo with their pieces of art during “The Art of Love,” held Feb. 13 at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center.

Around Valentine’s Day, (almost) everyone is interested in “The Art of Love.”

For the second year, artist Moira Richardson has brought the concept to life by curating a group exhibition with the same name in the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center. A reception for the 2019 version was held Feb. 13.

Joining Richardson in contributing love-themed works for the show, which runs through Feb. 28, are Toni Antonucci, Nancy Aronson, Mark Ash, Karisa Gregorio, Brandi Bee, Jeffrey Carroll, Timm Wherry, Jenna Colby, Jessica Francis, Elizabeth Briggs Jones, Kat Haggerty, Dawn Johnson, Leanne Longwill, Linda Woods Marino, Diana Michaele, Mary Ellen Raneri and Deanna Volz.

A third exhibition is already in the planning for 2020. February is a good time for an art exhibition, Richardson says, because midwinter is a slow time for events. The theme, obviously, was a no-brainer.

One reason, Richardson said, she wanted to curate a show was to meet other area artists.

“It worked,” she says. “I’ve met so many great people.”

In addition to art on the walls, the opening featured a table full of sweet treats, including custom-made chocolates, and music by The Moment.

Seen: Kelli Brisbane and Dashiel Harster with son Luke Harster, Teri Hayden, Amy Salay, Kimberly Rentler and Patricia Elliott-Rentler, Jennifer Benford, Phil Raneri, Jen Costello, Mary Briggs, John and Malinda Sherid, Josh and Kary Milan, Savannah Butler, Gloria Gonzalez, Michaelene McWhinney, Linda Blum, Pam Cooper, Kyle Brooks, Mary Kaufman, Phil Marino, John Oldfield, Cindy Camaione, Lori Hite, Becky Wherry and Christopher Moon.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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