May 22, 2024


Art Shines Through

Out & About: Greensburg, Latrobe artists join for ‘Art Neighbors’ show

They say fences make superior neighbors — and evidently so does artwork.

Or probably it is that neighbors make great artwork.

Either way, there’s a great deal of fantastic artwork to be observed in “Art Neighbors,” the once-a-year joint exhibition of the Greensburg and Latrobe artwork centers, which opened with a Saturday reception in the Greensburg facility.

Open up to users of the two organizations, it capabilities 129 pieces from 68 artists.

The facilities alternate internet hosting the display, which can take “a substantial group effort” to current, reported chair and exhibiting artist Sarah Hunter.


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Artist Sue Archer (center) of West Palm Seaside, Fla., with Latrobe Artwork Center Assistant Director Joe Bellack and Government Director Michael Tusay at the opening reception for “Art Neighbors,” April 23 in the Greensburg Artwork Centre.


Hunter and Michael Tusay, executive director of Latrobe Art Center, introduced these awards:

Greatest of Display — “Greensburg Courthouse,” Brian McCall

Initial Position — “Notions of Spring,” Diane Preus

2nd Area, — “Onion Trio,” Betty Trout

3rd Area — “She Reigns,” Sarah Hunter

Honorable Mentions — “Spike ‘n Louis,” Larry Brandstetter “Wetland,” Randi Hansen “Amazing Amazon,” Eileen Stoner and “JFK, You’ve Bought a Soul,” Richard Stoner.

The juror was Barbara Jones, not long ago retired as the longtime main curator at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg.


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Artists Richard and Eileen Stoner, the two Honorable Mention winners in the “Artwork Neighbors” exhibition jogging via June 11 in the Greensburg Art Centre.


Hunter said Jones spent many hrs in the gallery deciding on the winners, as it was hard to slender her choices down to just eight items.

Reception guests were being invited to cast ballots for their very own favored parts, with their votes and all those submitted by visitors in the course of the show’s run to be tallied for a People’s Decision Award. The award will be declared immediately after “Art Neighbors” closes June 11.

Found at the reception: Joe Bellack, Don and Pat Majcher, Jerry Scorpion, Rosemary Sovyak, Patricia and Kim Elliott-Rentler, Olga Herbert, Tom Niggel, Phil and Mary Ellen Raneri, Pamela Cooper, Suzanne Panchura, Shirleah Kelly, Gene and Nancy Dalverny, Dennis and Kathy Rafferty, Tami Krusper, Buck and Brenda Papas, Sherry Anderson, Debbie King, Carl Castille, Matt Monroe, Maria Wilson and Sue Archer, an artist from West Palm Seaside, Fla., in the location to educate a workshop at Latrobe Art Middle.

Clint Van Demert sang and played the upright bass to entertain reception friends.

For much more information and facts, including several hours for the gallery at 230 Todd University Road, Hempfield, phone 724-837-6791 or take a look at

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Overview team writer. You can get hold of Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or through Twitter .