SAMA-Loretto explores faith
LORETTO - The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibition, "Seeing and Believing: Art Encounters Faith." In the exhibition, the dialogue between art and religion comes to life in the museum's collection of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs.
Although much of the material centers on Christianity, other beliefs also are represented, including Judaism, Buddhism, and Native American spirituality. "Seeing and Believing" opens May 18 and will remain on view through Dec. 8.
"Seeing and Believing" explores a variety of religious imagery, from orthodox depictions of saints made centuries ago to the affectionately tongue-in-cheek Bible scenes of Adolf Dehn. The exhibition also includes works by Fred Holland Day, Mario Castillo, Edward Curtis, William D. Davis, Martin Lewis, Ira Moskowitz, and Ben Stahl.
SAMA-Loretto is located on the campus of St. Francis University. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Horseshoe Chorus plans concert
The Altoona Horseshoe Chorus will present its 61st annual show at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at the Mishler Theatre in downtown Altoona.
This year's show is titled "A Time For Everyone" and will also feature the guest quartet "Twang!" who perform country music, in the barbershop style. Other guests include the Sweet Adelines and local quartets.
Ticket prices are $15 for reserved seats and $12 for general admission and are available at all Thompson's Pharmacy locations and at Chariot Car Rental, 208 Orchard Ave., Altoona. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 942-6275.
For more information, visit www.youcansingtoo.net.
SAMA museum honors program
JOHNSTOWN - In 2003, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art first introduced its Museum/ Healthcare Partnership Program, an initiative designed to help area residents suffering from mental and physical disabilities. SAMA's artists and educators work with health care providers to develop residencies and workshops aimed at providing relief for patients dealing with physical pain and discomfort.
SAMA-Johnstown is celebrating some of the work created during these residencies with "The Art of Healing Exhibition: Reflections 2012," on view today through Aug. 10.
The museum will host an exhibition reception from 4 to 6 p.m. July 12. The reception is open to the public free of charge, though reservations are requested by July 10. For reservations or more information, call 269-7234.
ASO to hold cushion concert
The Altoona Symphony Orchestra will hold its next Cushion Concert at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Altoona Area Public Library.
The show will provide kids the opportunity to meet members of the string section, hear them perform and see instruments up close. Afterward, the children can do a craft provided by the Family Resource Center.
This program is free and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.