Student art on display
LORETTO - The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art will continue its tradition of celebrating the area's talented young artists with the return of "Artists of the 21st Century," the museum's annual student art exhibition. More than 250 student-created works will be featured in the dual exhibition. "Artists of the 21st Century" will be on view at SAMA-Loretto today through April 12 and at SAMA-Ligonier Valley from Feb. 21 through April 17.
The exhibition, held in conjunction with National Youth Art Month and the State Arts-in-Education Month, is open to schools that participate in SAMA's Museum/School Partnership Program. Through the program, SAMA educators travel to public and parochial schools to provide Arts-in-Education programs designed to enhance students' understanding of art creation, technique, history, criticism and aesthetics. The award-winning program is the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth.
Nearly 300 students will be represented in the exhibition. Schools in Westmoreland and Fayette counties will be exhibited at SAMA-Ligonier Valley, while schools in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, and Somerset counties will be featured in the Loretto exhibition.
Each museum will hold an opening reception to celebrate the exhibition and the region's student artists. The SAMA-Loretto reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 15. The receptions are open to the public, but the Museum suggests a donation of $1 per person in support of the exhibition.
Disc jockeys visit BJC
UNIVERSITY PARK - Revealed Recordings boss and DJ Mag's World No. 1 DJ, Hardwell, will be joined by long-time Revealed family members Dyro (No. 30 in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ Poll) and Dannic (No. 73 in DJ Mag's Top 100 DJ Poll) on a bus tour that will stop at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center at 7 p.m. April 19.
General admission tickets for the show are $55. Tickets are available at the BJC, Eisenhower Auditorium, Penn State Downtown Theatre, online at www.bjc.psu.edu or calling 800-745-3000.