MEADVILLE FINE ARTS: Current exhibits feature metal sculptures by Cambridge Springs artist David Strasfeld and digital paintings by T. Alan Kirk. Strasfeld is new to the area. His delicate copper/bronze tabletop and wall pieces include butterflies, dragon flies, bicycles and bubble wands. Kirk’s work utilizes unique digital techniques that make it difficult to differentiate his photography from real 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., Meadville. More information: Call 337-8600 or email email@example.com.
KELLY RUN GALLERY: 264 S. Main St., Cambridge Springs, presents ‘Head in the Clouds’ paintings by Thomas Ferraro through Aug. 24. More information: Call 398-9331 or visit kellyrungalleryandframing.com.
DRAWING: Meadville Council on the Arts hosts the class for six weeks on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 27. The class covers the basics of drawing, such as highlighting and shadows, contour and gesture drawing, etc. Students will draw a still life, do figure drawing from a model and try landscapes from photographs and real life. Cost is $60 for members and $65 for non-members. More information or to register: Call 336-5051.
STAINED GLASS: Dorothy Mitchell holds two stained glass classes at the Oil Valley Center for the Arts. The first class, ‘Creating a Stained Glass Lampshade,’ is on Saturdays, Aug. 10 and 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee is $125 plus materials. The second class, ‘Designing and Building a Stained Glass Window,’ is Aug. 19, 21, 26 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The fee is $150 plus materials. To register for either or both classes, send a check for the fees to: Gretchen McGinley/OVCA, Oil Valley Center for the Arts (1st Floor), 206 Seneca St., Oil City, Pa. 16301. More information: Call McGinley at (814) 518-5086.
JEWELRY MAKING: Alice Walkowski, a Franklin native and art teacher in the Oil City schools for 35 years, holds a jewelry making class on Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oil Valley Center for the Arts. The class is titled ‘Applique Ring Making,’ and the class fee is $50 with a materials fee estimated to be approximately $60. More information: Call Gretchen McGinley at (814) 518-5086.
Weekend festival at Pymatuning takes you back in time
Want to party like it’s 1799? This weekend’s Pymatuning Pioneer and Art Festival on the shore of scenic Pymatuning Lake is the place to do it.
Emmy nominations: 8 snub shockers
A lot of beloved shows and stars got Emmy nominations on Thursday morning but there were definitely some snub shockers.
Once-small Townville Old Home Days now a summertime staple
Frog jumping, outhouse racing and beauty queens are just a few of the events in store for participants of what has become a Crawford County summertime tradition: Townville Old Home Days.
Custaloga Town French and Indian War Encampment set to take you back in time this weekend
Coordinators of the ninth annual Custaloga Town French and Indian War Encampment believe this year’s event will have all the historical thrill of its predecessors and more with the addition of an exciting new feature — visitation from members of the New York-based Seneca Nation of Indians.
Thurston Classic memorabilia purchases assure event remains in Meadville annually
Buying a Thurston Classic shirt or hat helps keep hot air balloons flying over Meadville at no cost to the public, according to officials of the Classic.
Regional Juried Photo Exhibit opens Friday night in Meadville
Meadville Council on the Arts' Regional Juried Photo Exhibit opens Friday the Heeschen Gallery (second floor of the Market House) and runs through May 24. The photography show features photographs from artists living with 250 miles of Meadville. The public is invited to a reception on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. when the awards will be announced.
Robo-repeat: Cochranton tops at RoboBOTS
As the final metal-grinding match of RoboBOTS 2014 sent the last sparks of battle into the plexiglass arena, Cochranton High School made history by becoming the only school to take home the first place trophy in two consecutive years.
Hunter Hayes headlines Crawford County Fair 2014 on Aug. 16
Country music performer Hunter Hayes, accompanied by guest stars, will be the first concert act to hit the stage at the Crawford County Fairgrounds on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m., as announced Friday morning by the Fair Board.
Gifts of Gratitude offers gift of chamber music
Imagine a lunchtime conversation between long-time friends — communicating like crazy, catching up on their lives and the lives of others, bringing in slices of all sorts of unrelated topics and changing direction faster than the speed of light. Now imagine that conversation taking place without words.
Jamestown native part of Syfy reality series 'Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge'
Jamestown native Russ Adams used to believe some of his biggest claims to fame were the appearances of his animatronic monsters in foreign indie films and Jimmy Fallon owning one of his studio-made werewolf masks.
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