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The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, presents pastels and paintings by Dayas Silvis, Alice O’Dell, Heather Lippe and Heather Russell. For more information, go to www.theartistshandgallery.com.
The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area, 116 E. Campbell St., presents “All Dolled Up,” through June 29, an exhibit of dolls. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (724) 459-0580 or go to www.blairsvillehistoric.com.
The Indiana Art Association presents:
• Thirty artworks by Heather Russell on exhibit in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
• A display of members’ works at Indiana Ambulatory Surgical Center, 841 Hospital Road, White Township.
• Seven large works by fiber artist Sandy Trimble on display through June at the Calvary Presbyterian Church Chalice Room, 695 Church St., during regular office hours. Visitors are asked to use the School Street entrance and check in at the downstairs office.
For more information, call (724) 910-1871 or go to www.indianapaartassociation.org.
The Indiana County Historical Museum, 621 Wayne Ave., Indiana, presents the following programs:
• “Celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting,” an exhibit of uniforms, badges and other Girl Scout memorabilia.
• 150th anniversary of the Civil War display, a look at the soldiers and civilians affected by the War Between the States.
• “The One Room School House in Indiana County,” photographs and artifacts documenting the county’s early schools.
Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. For information, call (724) 463-9600.
The University Museum in Sutton Hall at IUP presents “Spectrum: Annual Graduate Art Exhibit,” through May 18. Museum hours are 2 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
The Indiana Art Association will be holding its 13th annual Arts Camp this July. The Elementary (grades 1 through 6) will take place from July 15 to 19 at East Pike Elementary School, secondary (grades 7 through 12), will take place July 22 through July 26 with the morning art class at The Artists Hand Gallery and the afternoon theater and music classes at the Indiana Players Playhouse on Philadelphia Street. Both groups will have a show and reception the Friday evening following their week of camp.
Students will have classes in art, drama and music. Older students will have classes in music for the first time this year. Students will sign up for the grade they are now completing — not their grade for the next school year. The elementary camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a break for lunch. The cost for the week will be $125 for full-day camp (entries received before June 15 will have a $25 discount) or $90 for one subject.
Secondary camp will begin with an art class at The Artists Hand Gallery from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., have an hour lunch break, then will resume at The Indiana Playhouse with a theater class from noon to 2 p.m. and a music class from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost for the week is $150, with a $25 discount fee before June 15. Please make checks out to “Indiana Art Association” and send them to Trish Dodson, 33 Jeffrey St., Indiana PA 15701.
The teachers for the elementary levels for theater are Robyn Bailey-Orchard and Megan Klingensmith. Marc Nelson will be teaching music. Art teachers are Jill Shinsky, Jess Green and Greg Hartnett. Junior and senior high teachers this year are Robyn Bailey-Orchard, drama; Marc Nelson, music; and Arlene Miller, art. Forms will be available at your local schools or may be downloaded from the website, indianapaartassociation.org. For more information or to be put on the mailing list, please email Arts Camp Director Trish Dodson at email@example.com with “arts camp” in the memo line.
Mountainview Square Dance Club hosts round and square dancing at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in the Blairsville High School cafeteria. Couples and singles who do modern western square dancing are welcome. For more information, call (724) 465-2753 or go to www.mountainviewsquares.com.
Thunderbolts Square Dance Club sponsors A-1 and A-2 dancing at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Blairsville High School cafeteria. Couples and singles who do advanced dancing are welcome. For more information, call (724) 388-1909.
The Blairsville Community Concert Band, directed by Dave Brozeski, will perform a free “Spring into Summer” concert at 7 p.m. June 2 at Mack Park in White Township. The show will be held rain or shine. No admission fee, bring a chair and enjoy a live concert band performance. For more information, go to at www.Bccband.com.
The Lively Arts at IUP presents An Opera Gala, 8 p.m. Friday, Fisher Auditorium.
For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
Indiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia St., presents a community movie series for May, featuring:
• Sunday: “Life of Pi,” noon; “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” 4 p.m.; and “Silver Linings Playbook,” 7 p.m.
• May 19: “Beauty and the Beast,” 2 p.m.; and “Argo,” 7 p.m.
• May 26: “Lion King,” noon; “Amour,” 4 p.m.; and “Django Unchained,” 7 p.m.
Admission is a suggested donation of $5. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.
Chris Collins will present the video presentation “Thank You, Jimmy Stewart!” at 1:30 p.m. May 18 at the Jimmy Stewart Museum as part of the celebration of Jimmy Stewart’s birthday. The film is a reflection of the Pittsburgh and New York performances of the show.
“Thank You, Jimmy Stewart!” is a one-person condensed tribute to three of Stewart’s films, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “Harvey” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” The stories are told from the perspectives of the characters that Stewart brought to life in each of these films. Collins portrays some other very special guests during the performance.
Admission to the birthday event and performance with cake and punch to follow is free. The event is limited to the first 50 guests. Call (724) 349-6112 to make a reservation.
Open Mic Night will be held beginning at 7 p.m. Friday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St., Indiana. If you want to relax, laugh, have fun, or take a break from school or work, then come kick back in the comfortable theater seats and listen to the performers, or jump onstage and share your poetry, play your music, or tell some stories or jokes. All acts are welcomed. Please keep acts to a 10-15 minute maximum. Musicians are asked to keep it to two to three songs. Once everyone has had a chance at the mic, then the floor will be opened up for anyone to perform more material. Admission is only $5 ($3 if you’re a member of the Indiana Players). Refreshments will be available. The Players are hoping for another great turnout to support Indiana’s community theater. For tickets or more information, call (724) 464-0725. Visit the Indiana Players website at www.indianaplayers.com.
The Jimmy Stewart Museum will present the following matinees at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the third-floor theater:
• Saturday and Sunday: “The Rare Breed,” a 1966 production starring Stewart, Maureen O’Hara and Brian Keith. Cowhand Stewart is changed by O’Hara’s conviction that her Hereford bull, new to Texas, will produce better cattle.
• May 18-19: “Firecreek,” a 1968 production starring Stewart, Henry Fonda and Inger Stevens. Stewart stars as a mild-mannered part-time sheriff in a small town terrorized by Fonda and fellow plunderers.
Museum admission: members, free; adults, $7; seniors, military, students with ID, $6; children 7 to 17, $5; children under 7, free. Prices are subject to change without notice. Movies are included with admission to the museum, which is currently hosting the special exhibit “Selections from our Collections.” For more information, call (724) 349-6112 or go to www.jimmy.org.