MEADVILLE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS: The latest art show, the 39th annual October Evenings Juried Exhibit, which highlights more than 45 works of art by local artists in the Heeschen Gallery (second floor of the Market House). The event showcases photography, ceramics, paintings, assemblages, sculptures and more. The exhibit continues until Nov. 2 with gallery hours on Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information: Call MCA at 336-5051 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALLEGHENY COLLEGE FACULTY/ALUMNI: The art galleries of Allegheny College will present the college’s annual faculty and alumni exhibit through Oct. 29. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The exhibit will feature a variety of works by Allegheny faculty members Sue Buck, Amara Geffen, Cheryl Hatch, Ben Haytock, Darren Lee Miller, George Roland and the Tribune’s Richard Sayer, sculpture technician Ian F. Thomas, and the art department’s 2013-2015 artist-in-residence, Steve Prince. Alex Kropinak, a 2007 grduate who majored in art and technology as a student at Allegheny College, will also exhibit. He will also lead an animation workshop for Allegheny students during a visit to the college on Oct. 29. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Saturday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4. Visitors are asked to call ahead to verify hours, since programs are subject to change. The Art Galleries are located in Doane Hall of Art, east of North Main Street between College and John streets. More information: Call 332-4365 or visit allegheny.edu.
MICHAEL STEK ART GALLERY: The Pew Fine Arts Gallery and Grove City College hold the Michael Stek art exhibition from Oct. 22 to Nov. 16. Stek’s fascination with archeology, anthropology and art is apparent in his organic shapes and earthy tones. Both functional and non-functional ceramic forms come together to create this outstanding exhibition. There will be an artist’s reception on Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
GRAFFITI GALLERY: Presenting Pittsburgh-based artists Hannah Bailey and Christine Novelli at the annual photography exhibition that opens runs through Nov. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 210 Seneca St., Oil City. Exhibition hours are Friday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Bailey and Novelli’s two-person exhibit challenges the perception of reality through photography. Space, time and human connection to nature is questioned. Both artists have exhibited nationally and are fine art graduates of Edinboro University. In addition to prints, this show will include mixed-media and 3-D photography related pieces, including artists Gail Beck, Robin Bowman, Greg Knox, Carol McDonald, Sue Padalino, Piper Schofield, Eleanor ter Horst, Sonya Weaver and Paul Wittreich.
MEADVILLE FINE ARTS: Paintings by Lois Wiley of Waterford will be on exhibit through Nov. 30. Wiley has been active for many years in the art community throughout northwest Pennsylvania. Her exhibit will include landscapes as well as still life oil paintings. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meadville Fine Arts, 242 Chestnut St. More information: Call 337-8600 or email email@example.com.
KELLY RUN GALLERY: 264 S. Main St., Cambridge Springs, announces its new exhibit: Presque Isle Artists Association Annual Exhibit through Nov. 2. The featured artist is Ruth Swaney. Hours are Wednesday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4. More information: Call 398-9331 or visit kellyrungalleryandframing.com.
MEADVILLE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS: Offering numerous workshops at the Meadville Market House — a kids’ clay class, ‘Just Contain It!’ taught by Vickie Clark on Nov. 13 and 20 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.; ‘Repurposing Vintage Jewelry’ taught by artists Jenn DeMarco Shaw and Megan Whitten on Oct. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; ‘Zentangles for Kids’ taught by Mike Saletra on Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register: Call 336-5051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOSAIC CLASS AT MCA: This class is on Thursdays through Oct. 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Meadville Council on the Arts. The basic technique of mosaics will be taught and participants will do several projects. The teacher is Nancy Apple. To register: Call MCA at 336-5051.
WATERCOLOR AT MCA: These classes run six weeks through Oct. 29 on Tuesday and Nov. 12 to Dec. 17 at Meadville Council on the Arts. Beginners class is 3 to 5:30 p.m.; advanced class is 6 to 8:30 p.m. through Oct. 29 and both classes are 6 to 8:30 p.m. for Nov. 12 to Dec. 17. More information: Contact teacher Nancy Apple at 763-4406 or email@example.com. To register: Call MCA at 336-5051.
ZENTANGLES AND BEYOND AT MCA: Turn your doodles into works of art while experiencing the boundaries of Zentangles on Saturdays for six weeks through Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Meadville Council on the Arts. More information: Call teacher Mike Saletra at 382-3407. To register: Call MCA at 336-5051.
LANDSCAPE, SEASCAPE PAINTING AT MCA: This painting class is on Monday for six weeks through Nov. 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Meadville Council on the Arts. Participants may use either oil or acrylic paint. Teachers will be Nancy Apple and Mike Saletra. To register: call MCA at 336-5051.
FICTION WRITING IN THE NEW CENTURY AT MCA: Through Nov. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Meadville Council on the Arts, second floor of the Market House, taught by published authors Babs Mountjoy and Kathy Otten. To register: Call MCA at 336-5051.
ARTS FOR EVERYONE: WEEKLY EVENT UPDATE
AUTUMN CLASSES AT THE RED BARN: Join A4E artist Becky Schellhaas for a decorative class on Christmas tree wall/door decoration. All materials are included. The class will meet on Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. Class size is limited to eight members and there’s a cost to participate. All classes will take place at the Red Barn Gallery & Studio, 12810 Foust Road, Conneaut Lake. More information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 795-6888.
RED BARN GALLERY & STUDIO: Will be open throughout the month of October and, weather permitting, for selected additional times throughout the autumn season. Weekly demonstrations in the art of carousel carving, feather-painting, weaving and spinning and more. Located at the entrance to the Conneaut Lake Bark Park, Foust Road, Conneaut Lake, featuring the works of more than 24 local and regional artists, including the newest works by A4E participating artists. The Red Barn is open on Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information: Call 795-6888 or email email@example.com.
RALPH MILLER JEWELERS AND GALLERY: The next Gallery Tour Night is Dec. 6 in association with the annual Erie’s Downtown D’Lights Event. Now on exhibit it the ‘Colors Of The Seasons 3,’ featuring recent works by RMJ artists Carrie and Liza Magee, Sally Griffin, Janice and Daniel Niebauer; ‘Four Seasons’ ceramics by Greg Lee Carlson of Palm Springs, Calif.; new oil paintings by Diane Wentzel Pierce; sculptured eagles by Russ Banks; watercolors by Sally Griffin; and featured works by ‘Art4Everyone’ artists Carolyn Nowack, Terry Werneth, Jan Werneth, Victoria Norvaisa, Don Valentine and E. Lisa Bower. More information: Call (888) RMJ-DIAS or visit ralphmillerjewelers.com.
ARTS ERIE: ArtsErie and Erie Downtown Arts & Culture Coalition hold the 2013 Fall for Arts & Culture Appreciation Awards on Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the H.O.Hirt Auditorium followed by a reception at the Erie Maritime Museum for outstanding service and dedication to arts and culture in the region.
MEADVILLE’S HISTORIC MARKET HOUSE: View the newest autumn creations by A4E artists now on exhibit at the gallery located on the first floor of the Meadville Market House. Selections include works by more than 20 A4E participating artists, including the hand-spun weavings of Judy Hanninen, the crystal glass sculptures by Becky Schellhaas, and the most recent creations by Jan Werneth, Terry Werneth and Carolyn Nowack. Also included are works by the newest A4E artists.
IN CONCERT: Join A4E friend Frank Marzano for one of his upcoming performances on Oct. 19 at Red Door Café in Meadville, Dec. 6 at Erie Ale House or Dec. 11 at Barking Spider Tavern in Cleveland. More information: Visit frankmarzano.com/calendar.html.
CAMPBELL POTTERY: Through Oct. 20, ‘David Seitzinger & Brain Pardini’ features a mixture of work by two artists from the Erie area who are both sculptors and friends. With very different styles and materials, their work is united by form, line, movement, mass, and often, a sense of playfulness. Free and open to the public. Campbell Pottery Store & Gallery, 25579 Plank Road, Cambridge Springs, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information: Call 734-8800 or visit campbellpotterystore.com.
For more Information on all events, contact George P. Nowack at firstname.lastname@example.org, 795-6888 or facebook.com/artsforeveryone. Tune in to COOL 101.7 FM on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. for complete updates.
Friday's Light Up Night Meadville officially kicks off Christmas season
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Conneaut Area Senior High School students offer holiday dinner to residents of Conneaut School District
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A short course on the history of Thanksgiving foods
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Historical society offers holiday sale and open house
A Christmas open house with inventory reduction sale is Nov. 30, Shop Local Day, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Conneaut Lake Area Historical Society Museum, 150 N. Third St., Conneaut Lake.
Benefit book sale set for library Saturday
The Cochranton Area Public Library used book sale is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday is $3 bag day with bags provided by the library.
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ARTS: Here's your listing for area exhibits and more for the week starting Nov. 21
ART SHOW: Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church in Conneaut Lake hosts its second annual art show on Nov. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. More than 25 artists and crafters from the parish are featured. The show includes a wine reception and music. The public is invited. The show will remain in plae on Nov. 25 and 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for additional viewing.
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