Gallery has recycled art
BEDFORD - The Bedford County Arts Council is currently showing the exhibit "Junk Rethunk - Upcycled Art," featuring the creations of those who see artistic possibilities in trash. The display features works made out of such materials as plastic bottles, cans, old toys, magazines, scraps of wood and metal, the innards of broken electronic equipment and more.
The exhibit will be on display at the Arts Center through April 28.
The Bedford County Arts Center is in Anderson House, 137 E. Pitt St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from noon to 4p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 623-1538 or email gallery@artsinbedfordpa. org.
Area native is SAMA?subject
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona will present the exhibition, "Death to Life: The Paintings of Jacob D. Metzger" from April 27 through May 26. The exhibit features more than 30 works by the former Hollidaysburg resident who now lives and works in Pittsburgh.
In "Death to Life," Metzger's subject is the human skull. The artist offers a unique interpretation of death by juxtaposing the skull with vibrant color, animated texture and bold line.
The museum will celebrate the exhibition with a Blue Monday program on May 14. The event begins at 6 p.m. and features light supper and libations. Music will be provided by Stormy featuring Charlie Leiden. Cost is $20 per person. For reservations, call 946-4464.
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona is located in the Brett Building at 1210 Eleventh Avenue.
Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Art professor exhibits work
HUNTINGDON - In a time when technology allows people to skip the trip to the museum and just look at art online, one Juniata faculty member is trying to reverse the trend. Bethany Benson, assistant professor of art, will exhibit her ceramic work under the theme, "Intimate Interactions," from April 12 through Sept. 8 in the Juniata College Museum of Art.
The exhibit will have an opening reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the museum The reception is free and open to the public.
The museum is on the corner of 17th and Moore streets in Huntingdon and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, call 641-3505, or visit www.juniata.edu/museum.
PSU?teacher holds concert
A solo concert by Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, assistant professor of music at Penn State Altoona, will hold a solo concert at 7:30 p.m. May 3 in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
The concert will include the premiere of "Saskatchewan Songs," a setting of five poems written by the singer and set to music by composer Martha Hill Duncan.
The concert will also include arias by George Frederic Handel, Gioachino Rossini and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as art songs by Gustav Mahler, Pauline Viardot, Henri Duparc, Richard Hundley, William Bolcom and Judith Cloud.
Cutsforth-Huber is an acclaimed soloist who has toured internationally. Recently, she debuted as the alto soloist in Mozart's Requiem with the New York City Chamber Orchestra and Masterworks Festival Chorus at Carnegie Hall.
The concert is free and open to the public.