Locals asking for voters
Altoona rock band The Big Time has made it to the top 40 in a contest to play an official pre-Grammys show at Club Nokia at the "Grammy Gig of a Lifetime" concert and open for the rock band The Neighbourhood in Los Angeles.
The band is now asking for help in the open voting stage. You can vote by Facebook or Twitter by going to: www.cbs.com/ shows/grammys/gig-of- lifetime and clicking on the link for The Big Time.
You can cast up to 50 votes a day on Facebook and 10 votes a day on Twitter. You can also tweet: "#TheBigTime to play#SurfaceGRAMMYGig."
The voting ends Jan. 10.
SAMA-Loretto goes abstract
LORETTO - The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto has announced its latest exhibition, "Projections on Paper: Abstract Prints and Drawings from the Permanent Collection." The exhibition opens Jan. 10 and will remain on view through May 3.
Drawn from SAMA's permanent collection, "Projections on Paper" features a number of noted artists working in a variety of abstract styles. The subtle calculations of color theorist Josef Albers appear alongside the exuberantly playful forms of Alexander Calder. Marko Spalatin essays a series of mathematically complex Op Art compositions while Helen Frankenthaler delves into the personal, mysterious, and evocative. With machine-like precision, Ilya Bolotowsky recalls the geometric abstraction of the 1920s and 1930s. Sam Francis, Robert Indiana, Hugh Kepets, and others each put forward their own visions, which together result in a fine survey of abstract styles and approaches. For the lover of abstract art, Projections on Paperpromises a feast for the eyes. And even if abstraction is not to your taste, we suspect that you will find many of the offerings to be surprisingly enjoyable.
The museum is located on the campus of St. Francis University. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The museum is open to the public free of charge.