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Out & About: Young artists show a hit at Greensburg Art Center

Shirley McMarlin
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Abel Wickerham, 10, of Monongahela, with his sculptures at the left during the Aug. 25 Young Artists Show at the Greensburg Art Center.
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Greensburg Art Center education committee members (from left) Shirleah Kelly, Pat Majcher and Nancy Dalverny at the Aug. 25 Young Artists Show at the Greensburg Art Center.
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Exhibiting artist Talia Brunazzi, 9, of Hempfield (third from left) with sister Mayla Brunazzi, 10; grandmother Jane Brunazzi of Belle Vernon, and mother Trisha Brunazzi at the Aug. 25 Young Artists Show at the Greensburg Art Center.
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(From left) Young Greensburg artist Bobby Needham, 10, with his sister, Aubrey Needham, 6, at the Aug. 25 Young Artists Show at the Greensburg Art Center.
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(From left) Raymond Kuchinka draws a caricature of young artist Geoffrey Lentz, 11, of Level Green during the Aug. 25 Young Artists Show at the Greensburg Art Center.

Greensburg Art Center’s inaugural Young Artists Show was hung on the walls of the center’s all-purpose kitchen-classroom. Next year, it might have to take over the main gallery.

The one-afternoon show took place Aug. 25, highlighting the work of children ages 3 to 18 who took summer art classes or participated in art camps at the center.

“As many kids as we’ve had, we could have filled the whole building with art,” said show organizer and teaching artist Pat Majcher.

“We had to turn people away,” said fellow teaching artist Susie Sparks about the full-to-overflowing summer classes.

The show included colorful paintings, drawings and works in other two- and three-dimensional media. As with all art center receptions, there also was a colorful food buffet.

Artist Ray Kuchinka offered to draw caricatures of all willing attendees.

For more fun, there were photo ops with life-size renderings of three famous paintings with cutouts of the subjects’ faces. Kids and adults alike stepped into Grant Wood’s “American Gothic,” Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” and Paul Gauguin’s “When Will You Marry?”

Assisting in organizing the show were artists Shirleah Kelly and Nancy Dalverny.

Seen: teaching artists Dave Sparks, Jerry Scorpion and Claudia Miller, along with Bob Majcher, Geoffrey Lentz, Geoffrey and Dawn Lentz, Ryan and Kristen Growden with kids Allison and Matthew, Trisha Brunazzi with daughters Talia and Mayla, Terry and Jane Brunazzi, Nancy Waitkus, Mary Ann Calabrase, Angie Needham with kids Bobby and Aubrey and Micah and Megan Nagel with kids Abby and Ella.

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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