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Gallery celebrates 20 years with show

August 4, 2014

By Ruth Rice, The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa.

Aug. 04--LIGONIER -- A 20th anniversary show, "20@20," will be on display through Aug. 31 at the Main Exhibit Gallery, 301 W. Main Street, Ligonier.

Owners Mandy and Paul Sirofchuck have invited more than 20 artists who have exhibited at the gallery to present works.

The exhibition will include three western Pennsylvania artists, Paul Sirofchuck, Andrew Jacobs and Jack Mayer, who choose wood, steel and cement as their media.

The show also will feature works by photographers Alexis Dillon and Skip Allen; painters Maura Kohler-Keeney, Jeannie McGuire, Sue Pollins, Ernie Witalis and Bill Hoffman; printmakers David Clark and Mary Hamilton; metal artists Martha Murphy and Melissa Davenport; wood artisans Edric Florence and Miguel Burgos; glass artist Mike Mangiafico; ceramic artists Jim and Linda Winegar, Ron Korczynski and Gwen Korvick; jewelers Cheryl Robertson, Lisa Pierce, Jennifer Gourley and Laurie Leonard; fiber artists Sandy Kephart and Helen Sirofchuck; and collage artist George Wazenegger.

The exhibit will be shown in the gallery's newly expanded and accessible space.

The owners said the Main Exhibit Gallery is the oldest fine craft and art gallery in Ligonier. It promotes American-made art and craft, including the gallery's own line of furniture from Sirofchuck Studios.

After extensive renovations to the building, which was built around 1904, the gallery officially opened on Aug. 19, 1994.

In 20 years, the owners have seen many changes in the area art scene and in their gallery space.

Ruth Rice covers Features for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter @RuthRiceTD.


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