East Suburban Artists League exhibit coming to the Art Gallery in December

Artwork by members of the East Suburban Artists League (ESAL) will be on display from Dec. 2 through Jan. 3 in the Penn State New Kensington Art Gallery.

More than 80 paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, intarsia (wood inlays), quilts and paper crafts are part of the multimedia exhibit and many are for sale at prices ranging from $50 to $500. An artists' reception is slated for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the gallery.

Ted Scanga, a longtime ESAL member, is coordinating the exhibit. Scanga previously exhibited at the campus Art Gallery in 2008 and 2003, sharing top billing with his brother-in-law, John Pastorek. The pieces by Scanga include a 24-inch by 31-inch intarsia wood carving, “Butterflies and Cone Flowers” and a 27-inch by 18-inch acrylic painting, “A Working Farm.” Painting is a hobby for the Lower Burrell resident, who retired from Alcoa in 1992 after 32 years as a technical marketing manager. He uses photographs and his imagination as a basis for most of his paintings. In between painting periods, he likes to work in other art forms, especially woodwork.

The Art Gallery and the East Suburban Artists League exhibit will be open through the holiday break except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The reception and exhibit are free to the public.

For information on ESAL, contact Scanga at 724-339-8890 or tpstts@comcast.net.

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Last Updated November 21, 2013