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on April 11, 2013 11:00 AM

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The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, opens “The University Museum Goes Downtown” this week with a free, public reception on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs through May 4. The show features 20th and 21st century paintings and drawings from the permanent collection of the University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

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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

The Indiana Art Association presents:

  • Paintings by Heather Lipe, Alice O’Dell, Dayas Silvis and Heather Russell, on exhibit in The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana.
  • Thirty art works by Heather Russell are 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.
  • “Life is a Puzzle,” a series of mosaics by international artist Jerry McClure is on display weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Calvary Presbyterian Church’s Chalice Room, 695 Church St. 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

The Indiana County Historical Museum, 621 Wayne Ave., Indiana, presents the following programs:

  • Early cleaning methods, an exhibit focused on antique sweepers, vacuum cleaners and their predecessor, the rug beater.
  • “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.
  • Continuous exhibits detailing the history of Indiana County, including the county’s history of coal mining, Native Americans and military personnel.

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.

Kipp Gallery in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Sprowls Hall presents Bradley Triana’s MFA Thesis Exhibition “Generation Why” Monday through April 19. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday.

For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to

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


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

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 Lively Arts at IUP presents:

  • Seth Rudetsky, 8 p.m. May 6, Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall, IUP.
  • An Opera Gala, 8 p.m. May 10, Fisher Auditorium.

For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to


The Jimmy Stewart Museum will present the following matinees at 1 p.m. in the third-floor theater:

  • Saturday and Sunday: “Cheyenne Autumn,” a 1964 production starring Stewart, Carroll Baker and Richard Widmark. John Ford’s last Western, it portrays a Cheyenne Indian tribe’s eventful journey back to its original settlement after being relocated by the government.
  • April 20-21: “Dear Brigitte,” a 1965 production starring Stewart, Billy Mumy and Glynis Johns, tells the story of an 8-year-old genius with a crush on Brigitte Bardot.
  • April 27-28: “Shenandoah,” a 1965 production starring Stewart, Patrick Wayne and Katharine Ross. “Shenandoah” tells the saga of a Virginia widower indifferent to the War Between the States until his family is involved.

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


The Indiana Players will present “Play it Again, Sam” at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 27 and 2:30 p.m. April 28.

For more information, call (724) 464-0725 or go to

The Lively Arts at IUP presents:

  • “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical,” 8 p.m. Sunday, Fisher Auditorium.
  • “Temptation of the Muses,” 8 p.m. April 25, Fisher Auditorium.

For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to

Harmony High School presents “Seussical,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium. General admission tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

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