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on April 25, 2013 11:00 AM

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The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, presents “The University Museum Goes Downtown,” 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 www.blairsvillehis

The Indiana Art Association presents:

  • Thirty artworks by Heather Russell is 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 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.

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


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 the East Pike Elementary School, secondary (grades 7 through 12), will take place July 22 through 26 with the morning art class at The Artist’s 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 include Robyn Bailey-Orchard and Megan Klingensmith. Marc Nelson will be teaching music. Art teachers will include Jill Shinsky, Jess Green and Greg Hartnett. Junior and senior high teachers this year include Robyn Bailey-Orchard, drama; Marc Nelson, music; and Arlene Miller, art.

Forms will be available at local schools or may be downloaded from the website, For more information or to be put on the mailing list, email Arts Camp Director Trish Dodson at pdodson@comcast. net 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

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

Piccadilly Circus, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, S&T Bank Arena, White Township. Visit for more information.


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

  • Saturday and Sunday: “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.
  • May 4-5: “The Flight of the Phoenix,” a 1966 production starring Stewart, Richard Attenborough and Robert Aldrich. Stewart stars as the captain of a plane that has crashed in the desert and must be fixed on the double before all crew members die.
  • May 11-12: “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.
  • May 25-26: “Bandolero,” a 1968 production starring Stewart, Raquel Welch and Dean Martin. Stewart and Martin play outlaw brothers whose gang flees across the Mexican border with Welch as the hostage.

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 the following shows at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St., “Play it Again, Sam,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

The Lively Arts at IUP presents “Temptation of the Muses,” 8 p.m. today, Fisher Auditorium.

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

Indiana Area Senior High School presents John Cariani’s bittersweet comedy “Almost Maine,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.

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