This July and August, Latrobe Art Center and Greensburg Art Center present the first annual Art Neighbors: Latrobe Art Center/Greensburg Art Center Joint Exhibition from Friday, July 5 – Sunday, August 25, 2019.
This collaborative exhibition was the brainchild of Peg Panasiti, a locally renowned artist who is both a Gallery Participant of Latrobe Art Center and a member of Greensburg Art Center. She noticed that many of her fellow local artists were active members at both art centers.
“We’ve been working only 10 miles apart on essentially the same things—sharing our art, teaching classes, and educating our communities on how to appreciate the visual arts,” says Panasiti. “I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if both art centers could do something creative together?’”
Exhibiting artists in the Art Neighbors: Latrobe Art Center/Greensburg Art Center Joint Exhibition are a mix of current Gallery Participants at Latrobe Art Center and members at Greensburg Art Center.
A reception, open and free to the public, will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at Latrobe Art Center to announce the award-winning entries in the following categories:
The show will be judged by Barbara Jones, Chief Curator at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg. With a concentration in the primary fields of nineteenth and twentieth century American art, Jones holds Masters degrees in both Art History and Museum Studies from Syracuse University and has a record of published research in American and regional art. As a member of both the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Curators, she juries both national and regional art exhibitions and lectures on a regular basis. Jones also serves as Chair of the Historic Architectural Review Board for the City of Greensburg. With her museum team, Jones completed the redesign and reinstallation of all the renovated and expanded galleries of The New Westmoreland in 2015.
Additional support for Art Neighbors: Latrobe Art Center/Greensburg Art Center Joint Exhibition is provided by Latrobe Glass & Mirror, State Senator Kim Ward, and Excela Health.