The Saint Vincent Gallery will present works by regional artists in an exhibit entitled, "2 x 20: Twenty Regional Artists Everyone Should Know," from Friday, February 3 to Sunday, February 26 during regular Gallery hours, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. Admission is free and open to the public.
An opening reception with the artists will be held in the Gallery, located on the third floor of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College, on Thursday, February 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Twenty regional artists who are painters, sculptors and photographers working in a wide-array of media, were invited by Saint Vincent College to submit two works each for this special exhibition. "All of the selected artists are masters of technique, have a unique vision and are worthy of being better known and celebrated," commented Br. Nathan Cochran, O.S.B., Gallery director.
"Western Pennsylvania is blessed with an abundance of accomplished artists and it was difficult to choose only 20 for this exhibition," Br. Nathan added. "It was decided that to qualify to be invited, the artist must demonstrate strong artistic techniques and craftsmanship and be communicating a vision. This vision could be as timeless as classical and biblical imagery or as contemporary as current environmental issues. Although the exhibition is strongly figurative, with many artists having depicted the people and world around them, abstraction and minimalism are also present."
The artists featured are Eric Armusik, Hamburg, Pennsylvania; Zachary Brown, Mars, Pennsylvania; Neilson Carlin, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; Elizabeth Myers Castonguay, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Robert Daley, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; John R. Del Monte, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania; Alexis Dillon, Greensburg, Pennsylvania; Bud Gibbons, Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania; John Hinderliter, Bethel Park, Pennsylvania; Barbara Kern-Bush, Saltsburg, Pennsylvania; Eric Kunde, Akron/Cleveland, Ohio; Patrick Lee, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Anne Lopez, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Duncan MacDiarmid, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Christopher McGinnis, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Dan Overdorff, Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania; John Ritter, Ligonier, Pennsylvania; Ron Romano, Western Pennsylvania; Paul R. Sirofchuck, Ligonier, Pennsylvania; and Timothy Thompson, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
Future exhibits scheduled in the Saint Vincent Gallery include two senior exhibitions featuring works by graduating art majors March 16 to 25 and April 20 to 29.
Photo: One of the 40 works being exhibited in 2 x 20:Twenty Regional Artists Everyone Should Know at the Saint Vincent Gallery on the campus of Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, February 3 to 26, is this oil painting on particle board, Fragments #7 by Chris McGinnis of Pittsburgh.