October 28, 2021

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Vandergrift’s Casino Theatre gets Westmoreland Cultural Believe in artwork set up

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Volunteers set up a wing-themed art set up on the grounds of Vandergrift’s On line casino Theatre on Saturday as aspect of the Wings Across Westmoreland initiative.

Vandergrift was the eighth location included in Westmore­land Cultural Trust’s countywide artwork initiative featuring metallic wings impressed by destinations in several destinations in Westmore­land County.

“The On line casino eventually has its wings,” explained Janice Oberdorf, treasurer of the nonprofit Casino Theatre Restoration
Administration.

Group members were being questioned to submit their solutions of landmark regions in Vandergrift by way of social media for thing to consider by Greensburg-dependent father and daughter artists Patrick and Riley Mahoney.

“The wings aspect recognizable landmarks in (the) Vandergrift (place) these kinds of as the gazebo at Kennedy Park, The Once-a-year Art Pageant, Wooden Door Vineyard, Festa Italiana di Vandergrift, Riverside Push-In, church buildings and more,” Oberdorf claimed.

Vandergrift’s wings were unveiled Saturday evening for the duration of an unveiling ceremony at its new locale outdoors on the patio at the historic Casino Theatre.

The task was paid out for as a result of grants from the Allegheny Basis and the Countrywide Street Heritage corridor of the Pennsylvania Heritage Software, below the Pennsylvania Section of Conservation and Organic Sources.

Oberdorf explained the full venture expense about $20,000.

Vandergrift resident and council candidate Marilee Kessler attended Saturday’s
unveiling.

“These wings are the only types positioned in the northern aspect of Westmoreland County. It’s wonderful to see these good points occurring: lovely artwork celebrating our local community,” Kessler said.

The wings share the patio with outsized glass tile mosaics developed in 2017 by regional artist Daviea Davis.

Theater volunteers have up-to-date the patio to give an space for visitors to mingle in the course of intermission and just before and immediately after shows. Exterior electric powered get the job done that was part of the upgrades was paid for through a $10,000 grant from the Rangos Basis.

The wings are 1st painted on canvas, photographed, enlarged and lastly printed on vinyl, which can face up to the aspects.

The other wing web sites are situated in Ligonier, Greensburg, Smithton, Overly’s Place Christmas, Youngwood, Jeanette and Mt. Nice.

“It’s the hope of the Westmoreland Cultural Rely on that these web sites come to be desired destination sites and we inspire anyone to halt and pay a visit to them all,” Oberdorf said.

Joyce Hanz is a Tribune-Overview workers writer. You can make contact with Joyce at 724-226-7725 , [email protected] or by means of Twitter .

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