Out & About: the weekend kicks off with the Art After Hours at the Westmoreland Museum

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art stayed open late Friday for Art After Hoursa happy hour style event that offered a little something for a variety of tastes and interests.

Pittsburgh Fiber Artist Tina Williams Brewer was on hand to talk with guests about her artistic process and the storytelling quilts featured in her exhibit, “Culture: career path”, a career retrospective until April 24.

Art lovers with a sleuthing bent could go on an art scavenger hunt, finding a series of tiny vignettes contained in artworks on display throughout the Greensburg Museum.

Music lovers will be able to listen to the repertoire of easy-to-listen songs of the Greensburg musical duo, Laurie Fox and Eric Schaus.

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Eric Schaus and Laurie Fox, both of Greensburg, provided music for the February 25 Art After Hours event at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg.

For those who needed a bite to eat, a cold drink and some relaxation at the end of the work week, there was socializing in the community room.

P.J. Colligan and jessica Volochboth from Greensburg, were exploring the facility for another reason — they’re planning their October Halloween-themed wedding reception there.

The site has special meaning for the couple. They knew each other when they were students at Hempfield Area High School. They reconnected years later through mutual friends, with band parties including the Art on Tap happy hours which was the predecessor to Art After Hours.

Pat Maloney and Linda Hammers, also from Greensburg, were among those working on the treasure hunt. The exercise tested their powers of observation, Maloney said, but also “makes you really look at the art and appreciate it.”

If hunters couldn’t locate any of the objects, he added, museum workers and other attendees were willing to share clues.

Those who found all of the artwork featured were listed in a drawing for the book, “Picture America: Signature Works From the Westmoreland Museum of American Art,” by the museum’s chief curator, Barbara L. Jones.

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Greensburg’s PJ Colligan and Jessica Voloch, seen at the Feb. 25 Art After Hours event at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, are planning their October wedding reception at the museum.

Seen after hours: Keith and Shirleah Kelly, Marcia Dolan, Wendy Hager, Chuck Bowman, Barbara Ferrier, Greg Murman, Jackie Tumulty, Linda Damico, Brandi Slider, Julie Greathouse, Andrew Barnette, Brynn Denny and Brittany Sines, Georges and Cindy McFarland, Jim and Jackie Willkomm, Rowan and Marie Reid, Matt and Demetra Czegan, Pat Parsons and museum staff Rhonda Madden and Doug Evans.

Shirley McMarlin is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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