The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present “Emphasis on IHS 2014 Senior Show,” through March 29. 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 Horace Mann Elementary Gallery, 205 S. Fifth St., Indiana, will present an exhibit titled “Picture Mixture,” through April 14. 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 in to the main office and escorted to the gallery. For more information, call (724) 463-8560.
The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana, 285 Twolick Drive, White Township, will present the exhibit “Ned Wert: Abstracted Images,” Sunday through May 25. An opening reception will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. This exhibition represents several pieces from various series by the artist. Ned Wert is a Professor Emeritus of Art, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, who has been producing and exhibiting professionally for more than 50 years. Visitors may view Wert’s artwork during normal First UU office hours, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call the church at (724) 349-2776 or visit the website at www.firstuu-indianapa.org.
The Indiana Art Association presents “Naturescapes,” by photographer Sherrill Begres, and “Shining Through,” a display of stained glass objects by Sandra Pembleton, through April 8, in the Chalice Room of 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
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, through March 27. The exhibit explores humanity’s romantic and catastrophic relationship with the natural world.
• Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, April 1-18. The student exhibits will feature a variety of works by undergraduate art majors.
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 Saturday.
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: Andrew Mack, country guitar and vocals
• March 31: Carl Rahkonen and “Joe’s Legacy,” an old-time string band
A CD release party for “Another Evening and Other Tales,” by the Shelf Life String Band, will be held at 10 p.m. Friday at The Brown Hotel, 103 N. Sixth St., Indiana. Also performing will be Sean Howard and Broke, Stranded & Ugly.
Chris Higbee will be performing on March 28 at the Indiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia St., Indiana, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door one hour before the show, or at Tracey’s Upscale Resale, 622 Philadelphia St.; The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St.; or The Brown Hotel, 103 N. Sixth St. There will be no opening act.
The Lively Arts/College of Fine Arts, Performing Arts Center, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will present:
• Ballet Hispanico, 8 p.m. March 27, Fisher Auditorium
• Grace Kelly, 8 p.m., April 24, Gorell Recital Hall
• Pipe Dreams, 8 p.m. May 4, 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:
• “Family Feud Live!,” 7:30 p.m. April 30
• Straight No Chaser, 7 p.m. May 11
• Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey will present “Super Circus HerosSM,” May 15-18
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, “The Shopworn Angel,” a 1938 production starring Stewart, Margaret Sullavan and Walter Pidgeon. A naive soldier falls in love with an actress with loose morals.
• March 29-30, “Made For Each Other,” a 1939 production starring Stewart, Carole Lombard and Charles Coburn. First-rate soap opera of a struggling young married couple, Stewart and Lombard, battling illness, lack of money and Stewart’s meddling mother Watson.
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 as follows:
• 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.
The Indiana Players will present the following shows in Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St.:
• “Glengarry Glen Ross,” 7:30 p.m. March 28-29 and April 4-5, and 2:30 p.m. March 30 and April 6.
• “I Remember Mama,” 7:30 p.m. May 9-10 and 16-17, and 2:30 p.m. May 11 and 18.
Indiana Area Senior High School will present “Annie Get Your Gun,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door.
The Lively Arts at IUP will present:
• “The Monster in the Garden,” 8 p.m. today through Saturday, Feb. 26-28 and March 1, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Waller Hall Mainstage
• “The Girl in White,” 7 p.m. April 4-5 and 2 p.m. April 6, Zink Hall Dance Theater
• “The Pajama Game,” 8 p.m. April 10-12 and 2 p.m. April 13, Fisher Auditorium
For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
Ligonier Valley High School will present “Lucky Stiff” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door.