Meadville Tribune

August 8, 2013

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Meadville Tribune


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

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


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.


CAROUSEL CARVING CLASS: Learn the art of carving a carousel horse in the manner of the classic hand-carvers. Beginning the third week of August, there will be an opportunity for a limited number of students to learn the art from George P. Nowack, whose work is recognized internationally. An advanced class will also be offered for students who have taken the beginner’s class. Class size is limited. All classes will take place at the Red Barn Gallery & Studio. More information or to participate: Email or call 795-6888.

RED BARN GALLERY & STUDIO: ‘I Remember the Face,’ a new exhibit of selected portraits by Ryan Hamilton, now through Sept. 1. Located on the grounds of 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 venue includes the trails and vistas of the Bark Park. The Red Barn is open on Saturdays or Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information: Call 795-6888 or email

OPEN STUDIO SPACE: A4E invites local artisans, crafters and hobbyists to join every weekend. Relax beneath the art tent; bring materials and work on one’s creations in the open air location just outside the Red Barn Gallery & Studio. Meet A4E’s artists and enjoy the venue for free. More information: Contact

UPCOMING A4E CLASSES: Fly-tying, glass sculpture, spinning and weaving. Fees vary with the class offering. Class size is limited. All classes take place at the Red Bank Gallery & Studio. More information or to participate: Email or call 795-6888.

MEADVILLE’S HISTORIC MARKET HOUSE: New works by A4E artists now on exhibit at the gallery located on the first floor of the historic Meadville Market House. Selections include more than 20 A4E participating artists including the hand-spun weavings of Judy Hanninen, the crystal glass sculptures by Becky Schellhaas and the recent creations by Jan Werneth, Terry Werneth and Carolyn Nowack. Also included are works by the newest A4E artists Karen Hoagland and Donna Donofrio.

GOODELL GARDENS (EDINBORO): The eighth year of the Homegrown Harvest Festival at Goodell Gardens is Sept. 15 from noon to 5 pm. Setup begins at 10 a.m.; cleanup is by 6 p.m.

CAMPBELL POTTERY: Gary Spinosa’s show ‘Mystical Reality,’ opens on Aug. 10 with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Stonewall Gallery. He will be showing ‘Shrines,’ ‘Stones,’ sculpture, 2D work and new work. The show runs Aug. 10 through Sept. 8 and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at Campbell Pottery Store & Gallery, 25579 Plank Road, Cambridge Springs. More information: Call 734-8800 or visit

ERIE: ‘Perry 200 Tall Ship Celebration,’ Sept. 6 to 8. Artists and vendors wanted. It is expected that 60 to 75 vendors will be stationed in the Great Hall of the Convention Center where an estimated 70,000 visitors will pass. A great opportunity for any exhibitor to be a part of this momentous occasion. More information: Visit or call (814) 452-2744, ext. 208.

RALPH MILLER JEWELERS AND GALLERY: New spring works by RMJ jewelry artists Carrie and Liza Magee, Sally Griffin, Janice and Daniel Niebauer, plus oil paintings by Diane Wentzel Pierce, watercolors by Sally Griffin and ‘The Seasons’ in ceramics by Palm Springs, Calif., artist Greg Lee Carlson. Also, A4E artists George Nowack, Terry Werneth, Jan Werneth and Rebecca Schellhass. The ‘RMJ Accolade Projects’ just completed, including works for the Erie Diocese Bishop Lawrence T. Persico. More information: Call (888) RMJ-DIAS or visit

TITUSVILLE OIL FESTIVAL: Aug. 9 and 10 with parade Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. and fireworks on at dusk. Arts and crafts, vendors, flea market, auction, live music, brew festival, family activities, 5K race in downtown Titusville. Vendors wanted. More information: Call (814) 827-2941 or visit

BARK PARK VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES: Fall Festival and Geert’s Canine Cancer Walk — cost for this event is $25. Exact times not yet decided. Will include testing for therapy dog, pawcasso dog paw painting, grooming booths, costume contest, fun activities, proceeds benefit Canine Partner’s for Life Service Dogs. Also, United Belgian Shepherd Association Trials — Sept. 27 to 29. Cost for this three-day event is $50. Same set-up as Tamarack Trials in July. More information: Visit

For more Information on all events, contact George P. Nowack at, 795-6888 or Tune in to COOL 101.7 FM on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. for complete updates.



CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF PITTSBURGH: Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; 10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh. More Information: Call (412) 322-5058 or visit

JOHNSON-SHAW STEREOSCOPIC MUSEUM: 423 Chestnut St.; museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, other days by appointment at 336-3218. More Information: Call 333-4326.

GLASS GROWERS GALLERY: Gallery hours Mondays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; 10 East Fifth St., Erie. More Information: Call (814) 453-3758.

LESLIE BLAKE’S STUDIOS: 967-3010, 16975 North Richmond Road, Cambridge Springs. Art gallery, open year round. Women’s yoga center offers yoga classes, personal training, plant-based nutrition, counseling and more.

CUMMINGS ART GALLERY: Mercyhurst College, Erie, from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. More Information: Call (814) 824-3000.

LAKE SHORE ARTIST GALLERY: Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 West 13th St., Ashtabula; Mondays through Thursdays 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free. More information: Call (440) 293-7888.

CRARY ART GALLERY: 511 Market St., Warren, Pa.; open Saturdays and Sundays; free admission.

SCHUSTER ART GALLERY: Gannon University, third floor of the Nash Library, 619 Sassafras St., Erie.