Chairs adorned with artwork by Greensburg Salem college students featured at shops, in public sale

Chairs adorned with art by Greensburg Salem students featured at stores, in auction

Mar. 5—Chairs that when served a sensible objective within the Greensburg Salem Excessive College library at the moment are on show at a number of downtown Greensburg companies, with a brand new inventive aptitude and a charitable finish.

The varsity and the Greensburg Enterprise and Skilled Affiliation are collaborating on an exhibit and public sale of 9 chairs which might be lined with themed pictures painted by scholar artists.

Every of the chairs may be seen in particular person at a unique retailer, however bids have to be positioned on-line — by utilizing a QR code displayed at every location or by visiting

Bidding begins at $20 per chair. Public sale proceeds will assist present funding for the highschool artwork membership — utilized towards subject journeys, provides and prices related to exhibition alternatives — and for the Giving Tree Mission, which engages college students and workers to buy vacation presents for college students who’re much less lucky.

“Most youngsters wouldn’t be open to spending virtually a month making one thing like this solely to donate it to a charitable trigger, however these younger individuals are the exception,” highschool artwork teacher Darryl Audia stated of the 17 college students who utilized their creativity and inventive expertise to the chairs.

“Our college students are proficient, revolutionary, passionate and type,” he stated. “They may do nice issues.”

Save for one particular person artwork piece, every of the chairs was designed and painted by a staff of two college students. Chair themes vary from Pittsburgh-related pictures to pop art-inspired designs and animated icons.

Within the latter class, sophomore Kerrick Shaw and senior Zach Rush had been impressed partially by the 2006 film “Monster Home” after they painted a chair displayed at McFeely’s Gourmand Chocolate. It already has been bought, for $150, below the public sale’s “purchase now” choice.

One other chair options SpongeBob SquarePants, the central character in the highschool’s musical manufacturing, working by Sunday within the auditorium.

President Amy Beeghly stated the Greensburg enterprise group — often known as Store Greensburg — approached the varsity district final fall with the thought of exhibiting scholar artwork in member shops. The library chairs grew to become very best canvases for the scholars after the district changed them.

The exhibit and public sale is an instance of neighborhood partnerships “that permit us to reinforce and broaden our college students’ studying expertise,” stated Ashley Kertes, Greensburg Salem’s affiliate administrator to the superintendent in command of neighborhood outreach.

“It is one thing thrilling and totally different to do,” Beeghly stated of the exhibit. “The children every wrote up a little bit commentary about their motivation,” which is displayed with the corresponding chair and on the public sale web site.

The chairs had been randomly distributed amongst taking part retailers, which is able to show them by March 31. “It is type of fascinating the place they ended up and the way they appear to suit the persona of the shop in quite a lot of the instances,” stated Beeghly.

A pop art-themed chair incorporating the well-known Rolling Stones lips brand has discovered a short lived house in entrance of an image window at Beeghly’s Beeghly and Co. Jewelers. It was painted by junior Gia Rosensteel.

Different service provider and chair theme pairings:

—Scott Electrical Lighting Gallery — SpongeBob by seniors Jasmine Kunkle and Geneva Brookins;

—The Shepherd’s Keeper at Kinderhook — summary artwork, “Much less is Extra” by sophomore Paige Kline and junior Kim Secleter;

—Petagogy — inspiration from Andy Warhol’s early work, by seniors Michelle Reynolds and Aina De Litron Rojas;

—Mancuso’s — Pittsburgh theme by sophomore Jordyn Loskey and senior Jaden Hill;

—Penelope’s Items & Extra — impressed by black gentle posters, “Eye of Worlds” by juniors Sarah Faulk and Brad Skero;

—Crossroads Boutique — checker patterns with floral blooms by seniors Azaria Murray and Selina Fullard;

—Artisans of Palms and Coronary heart — surrealism and pop artwork with a backyard theme by juniors Nico Wombacker and Delaney McClarren.

Beeghly is encouraging the scholars to rearrange a “meet the artist” night time on the retailer the place the chair they embellished is displayed.

Featured at Ligonier Valley museum

Audia famous two different chairs weren’t included within the public sale as a result of they’re featured in a Ligonier-area artwork exhibit. Seniors Future Walker, Emily Frazier and Ella Petroskey and junior Sarah Glowa collaborated on the chairs which might be a part of a present of scholar art work, “Artists of the twenty first Century,” persevering with by April 30 on the Ligonier Valley department of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Artwork.

One of many chairs is painted with floral and puzzle-piece designs and the opposite options vibrant colours and pictures of human figures in movement, based on the museum.

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Evaluation workers author. You may contact Jeff by electronic mail at or by way of Twitter .

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