I was born in Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania and received my Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University in 2008, Associate of Fine Arts from Westmoreland County Community College in 2011 and Vocational Certification in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2016. I serve as the Creative Maestro at You Area Here 406 Gallery in Jeanette along with being the founder and chief curator of the Headkeeper Artist Initiative in Greensburg, PA. I am also heavily involved in creating charitable events in the Southwest Pennsylvania area and currently teach landscape design as an instructor at Forbes Road Career and Technology Center in Monroeville.
Dan Senneway is a Pittsburgh artist and the creator of After Dark Illustrations- hand drawn digital illustrations
John L.Otto ( Jack) Born and raised in Manor Pa. friends will say jack was always drawing ..he had a drawing stand in his bedroom . His father also drew . Jack got As in art and graduated from Art Institute of Pittsburgh at the top of his class .
He took commercial art and interior planning. His career was interrupted when he was drafted (3 x ) and was schooled in Military matters at Ft. Benning, Ft. Campbell,and Ft.Harrison.
He was sent to Vietnam with the 18th Military Police in the Central Highlands experiencing 4 different phases of duty including 3 months of river patrol with the US Navy and the 1968 TET offensive .
Returned to the USA just in time to be assigned to the Baltimore Riots over the killing of Martin Luther King with the Md. National guard .
Returning to civilian life he was a designer of medical facilities like Cleveland Clinic and local Hospitals. After11 years he moved with his wife’s promotions from Ohio,Wisconsin to San Francisco Chicago. He worked with Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital in NYC ..
Building interiors for 3 new structures.
Dianne Campbell graduated from Penn Trafford High School and then went on
to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Her work includes painting on reclaimed wood and more recently, making ceramic essential oil jewelry. Having fibromyalgia herself, and 3 out of 4 of her children having autoimmune disorders, has influenced Dianne to move into this new direction and medium. Essential oils have helped her and her family feel better, and get through times of pain and fatigue. She wants to help other people by incorporating her art with diffusing "on the go". The backs of
her ceramic pendants, bracelet center-pieces and even earrings
are all left porous to absorb essential oils and enable people to diffuse all throughout the day.
In most mediums, Dianne's style is repurposing "left behind" materials and making them beautiful once more, in a different way ~ a different light. Her interests lie within capturing the enchantment of trees, flowers, the moon and sun individually, or together in landscape form. Whether it's by painting on old wood or drawing into or pressing old vintage buttons/objects into clay, she desires to bring such things back to life...
with a little love.
Pamela Cooper is an award winning regional artist. She is a graduate from Seton Hill University with a B.S. in Graphic Arts and a minor in Fine Arts. She Also obtained her Teaching Certification there as well. Her “Metaphorical Views,” is a series of paintings
created in the summer of 2018. Bridges can be seen as metaphors in our lives. The transformation that occurs throughout our lives can be seen in a bridge. The subject matter will vary in many of my works but you will always note the initial emotional reaction.
Kristy Dubinsky is a professional artist, educator, and co-author of the book Women Who Influence. In the book she shares her story of becoming an inspiring artist and her desire to create and influence. She earned her BFA with a concentration in ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and completed her teaching degree at Carlow University in 2004. Kristy’s artistic passions started at a young age and through the years she has built a diverse portfolio, including realistic paintings, abstract works, mixed medias, drawings, ceramics, photography, and chainsaw carvings. Kristy shares her artistry by exhibiting her works nationally and internationally.
For over 60 years, the Norwin Art League (NAL) has been providing art education classes for adults and children throughout the Irwin area and many of its surrounding communities. With more than 150 members, it is one of the area’s largest and most successful not-for-profit leagues.