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on February 16, 2017 10:49 AM
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The Indiana Art Association offers the following exhibits of members’ artwork through May 7:

• Ambulatory Building at IRMC, 835 Hospital Road, White Township: A collection of works by Cheri Widzowski. All works are for sale and can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Urgi Care Facility at IRMC, 875 Hospital Road, White Township: A unique collection of mixed media collage pieces by Hilary Greenwald. All pieces are for sale. Pieces can be viewed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana: Man’s Best Friend, a small collection of dog portraits by Dayas M. Silvis. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 School St., Indiana: The works of Trish Dodson, a mixture of acrylic pieces and fiberart pieces. Most pieces are for sale.

Please check in at the church office before viewing works; normal office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Indiana County Historical Museum, 621 Wayne Ave., Indiana, is presenting:

• Stewart Hardware, an exhibit designed as the storefront of iconic Stewart Hardware of Indiana and showcasing the types of items and prices found in the store in the early part of the 20th century.

• 20th Century Fashion in Wedding Gowns, an exhibit devoted to wedding dresses from the 1940s to the 1970s with information on the gowns’ fashionable details for the time period and the individual who wore it.

• Other permanent exhibits, including the history of coal mining, the medical equipment of Dr. Evans and the Indiana Memorial to Veterans.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; closed Sundays and Mondays. For information, call (724) 463-9600. Visit the website at

The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present Hsiao Busch’s “Metamorphosis”through March 6. Hsaio, from Taiwan, works mainly in watercolors and oils and is inspired by random objects and landscapes from daily life.

“Here Is for Dreaming: Vanessa German” will be on exhibit through March 9 in Kipp Gallery at Sprowls Hall on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. Poet, performer, photographer and sculptor, German creates works that explore the power of transformation and healing. For more information, visit

The University Museum at IUP will offer“Frank Mason: A Passion for Painting”through March 11. The University Museum is on the first floor of Sutton Hall. Regular museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 2-6:30 p.m.; Thursday noon-7:30 p.m.; and Saturday noon-4 p.m.

The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Visit the museum website at


The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present the following movies in February:

• Saturday and Sunday, “The FBI Story,” starring Stewart, Vera Miles and Murray Hamilton. A dedicated FBI agent recalls the agency’s battles against the Klan, organized crime and communist spies.

• Feb. 25 and 26, “The Mountain Road,” starring Stewart, Lisa Lu and James Best. A U.S. Army major is tasked with destroying bridges and roads useful to the enemy during World War II.

Movies are shown at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Museum admission: Members, free; adults, $8; seniors, military, students with ID, $7; children 7 to 17, $6; children younger than 7, free.

Prices are subject to change.

Movies are included with admission to the museum.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call (724) 349-6112 or go to


The Mountainview Square Dance Club dances every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Blairsville High School cafeteria. All modern western square dancers are welcome. The club offers beginning dancing for anyone who would like to learn to square dance. For more information, call Jan at (724) 459-7434.

The Thunderbolts do A-1 and A-2 square dancing every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Blairsville High School cafeteria. For more information, call Norm at (724) 388-1909.

The Indiana Ballroom Dance Club’s Dancing Enhancement Committee is sponsoring a monthly dance event at the Indiana Country Club. Enjoy a variety of dance rhythms, from ballroom, swing and Latin to polka, line dancing and more. The events are open to the public. Cost is $10 per person and dress is casual. The event March 21 will focus on the hustle.

For more information, visit or call (724) 463-3753.


The Indiana Players will perform “California Suite” at 7:30 p.m. March 17, 18, 24 and 25 and 2:30 p.m. March 10 and 26 at 725 Philadelphia St., Indiana. This humorous confection is divided into four parts. In “Visitor from New York,” Hannah, a magazine writer, is joined by her ex-husband, with the question being with whom should their daughter spend the next six months? The banter flies fast and furious but Hannah’s well-wrought artifice crumbles as her fear take hold.

“The Visitor from Philadelphia” is a wife who arrives at the suite, catching her husband “en flagrante delicto” with a drunken hooker.

“Visitors from London” brings a British star as an Academy Award nominee. Diana returns from the ceremony empty-handed to husband Sidney, whose homosexuality will be no comfort tonight.

“The Visitors from Chicago” are two couples ending a disastrous vacation they should not have shared. It’s Neil Simon at his most humane, compassionate best.

For more information, visit


The Live on Pratt series in Torretti Auditorium of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex will feature the following show:

• Classic Albums Live will be performing their Dark Side of the Moon set March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Pink Floyd’s most commercially successful album and one of the best-selling albums worldwide, performed note for note, cut for cut.

Tickets are available online at or at the KCAC box office.

The Lively Arts at IUP will present the following:

• The Harlem Quartet will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Gorell Recital Hall on the second floor of Sutton Hall at IUP. The quartet, founded in 2006, shows diversity in music ranging from classical and jazz compositions to works by minority composers.

• “Electriad” will be performed at 8 p.m. Feb. 21 to 25 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Waller Mainstage Theater, IUP Performing Arts Center. Adapted and devised by IUP Department of Theater and Dance’s Carrie J. Cole and the members of the ensemble, “Electriad” explores the consequences of war.

• “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, will be presented from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 26 at Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center.

The piece was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum for the Millennium celebrations marking the museum’s move from London to Leeds.

For more information, visit

Country music singer Lee Ann Womack is set to perform at 8 p.m. April 20 in the Toretti Auditorium of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Her 2000 single “I Hope You Dance” was a major crossover hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her signature song.

Tickets are on sale at


“Soil, Seeds, Lights … Action! — Revisited” by Jim Rogers will be presented at 1 p.m. March 4 in the meeting room of the Courthouse Annex, 827 Water St., Indiana.

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