The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present “Emphasis on IHS 2014 Senior Show,” through March 29, with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. This event coincides with the annual “March is Youth Art Month,” a month of promoting art and art education in the United States with thousands of American schools participating, often with involvement of local art museums, galleries and civic organizations. Works by a group of Indiana Area Senior High art students will be presented.
For more information, go to www.theartistshandgallery.com. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area, 116 E. Campbell St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (724) 459-0580 or go to www.blairsvillehistoric.com.
The Horace Mann Elementary Gallery, 205 S. Fifth St., Indiana, will present an exhibit titled “Picture Mixture,” Wednesday through April 14. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Entrance is from the rear of the building. Adults and accompanied children are invited to enjoy the artwork and refreshments. Third-grade students created the works. Each student wrote a description of a famous work of art and the descriptions were then redistributed to someone else in the class to re-create the art using only the written description. To view the gallery show, visitors should go to the front of the building, where they will be buzzed into the main office and escorted to the gallery. For more information, call (724) 463-8560.
The Indiana Art Association presents through Saturday:
• “Portraits from the Silver Screen,” 19 charcoal and graphite drawings from the early days of Hollywood by Dayas Silvis, in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center
• “Potpourri,” a mix of photography, fiber art, paintings, collages and drawings by Trish Dodson, Ambulatory Surgical Center, IRMC
• “Blendship,” IAA artists exhibit together with acrylic paintings by Julie Knox, photography by Heather Russell, an oil painting by Gloria Doze- Czworka and collages by Hillary Brunwald and Heather Lipe, The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St.
• “Naturescapes,” by photographer Sherrill Begres, and “Shining Through,” a display of stained glass objects by Sandra Pembleton, through April 8, Chalice Room, Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 Church St. Visitors should 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:
• 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 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 will present “Children of the Romantic Age,” new artworks by Gwyneth Scally, today through March 27. The exhibit explores humanity’s romantic and catastrophic relationship with the natural world.
For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
The University Museum in Sutton Hall at IUP presents “Emerging Artists: Annual Graduate Exhibit,” through March 22.
The museum’s hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 2 to 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday and university holidays. Located on the first floor of IUP’s Sutton Hall, the museum is free and open to the community.
A Brown Bag Concert Series will be held Mondays through March at noon in the community room at the Indiana Free Library, 845 Philadelphia St., Indiana.
Bring a lunch and enjoy a beverage while listening to a free concert. The schedule is as follows:
• Monday: Music Therapy: The Healing Power of the Arts, concert/ discussion with Natalie Young
• March 17: Anthony Frazier, performing contemporary folk songs
• March 24: Andrew Mack, country guitar and vocals
• March 31: Carl Rahkonen and “Joe’s Legacy,” an old-time string band
The Lively Arts/College of Fine Arts, Performing Arts Center, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will present:
• Faces of Love, 3 p.m. Sunday, Gorell Recital Hall
• Sybarite 5, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Gorell Recital Hall
• Ballet Hispanico, 8 p.m. March 27, Fisher Auditorium
Ticket information available at (724) 357-1313 or at the Hadley Union Building.
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Wayne Avenue, White Township, will present:
• “Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles,” 8 p.m. Sunday
• “Family Feud Live!,” 7:30 p.m. April 30
For more information, go to www.kovalchickcomplex.com or call (800) 298-4200.
The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present the following movies at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the third-floor theater:
• Saturday and Sunday, “Of Human Hearts,” a 1938 production starring Stewart, Beulah Bondi and Charles Coburn. Odd blend of potent 19th century Americana and mile-high corn, in a tale of a dedicated preacher who never established rapport with his son.
• March 15-16, “Vivacious Lady,” a 1938 production starring Stewart, Ginger Rogers and Charles Coburn. Professor Stewart is trying to break the news to his conservative family and his fiancee of his marriage to a nightclub singer.
• March 22-23, “The Shopworn Angel,” a 1938 production starring Stewart, Margaret Sullavan and Walter Pidgeon. A nave soldier falls in love with an actress with loose morals.
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.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s spring 2014 Foreign Film Series will be held in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, through April 27. The series is free and open to the public.
The films will be shown at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Films are in their native language but have English subtitles.
Films in the series are:
• Sunday: “Soul of Sand.” A watchman and his wife living at an abandoned mine find themselves trapped in the brutal schemes of their tyrannical landlord in this suspenseful drama set on the urban outskirts of Delhi, India.
• March 30: “Hannah Arendt,” a biopic on influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, whose reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann introduced her concept of the banality of evil.
• April 13: “The Invisible Eye,” the story of Maria Teresa, a lonely assistant teacher at an elite Buenos Aires private school, during Argentina’s military regime of the 1980s.
• April 27: “Dooman River,” the story of Chang-ho, a 12-year-old boy, and his relationship with a young Korean refugee.
Indiana Area Junior High presents “Give My Regards to Broadway,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium. Tickets are available at the door.
Ligonier Valley High School will present “Lucky Stiff” at 7 p.m. March 21 and 22 in the high school auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door.
Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild will present “Leaving Iowa” (a comedy about family vacations) at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, in the auditorium of the Punxsutawney Area Middle School. Tickets will be available at door. For details, phone (814) 938-6928.
Purchase Line High School will present the musical “Hello, Dolly!” at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium. Admission is $5 at the door.
United High School will present “The Last Gladiator” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium. Tickets will be sold at the door. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and free for children 4 and younger.