East Suburban Artist League exhibit kicks off with reception Friday

December 05, 2012

A reception for artists of the East Suburban Artist League (ESAL) is set to run from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (Dec. 7), in the Art Gallery at Penn State New Kensington.
Artwork created by ESAL members is on display until Dec. 30 in the campus gallery. The reception and exhibit are free to the public. More than 80 paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, intarsia (wood inlays), quilts and paper crafts are part of the multi-media exhibit, and many are for sale at prices ranging from $50 to $1,200.

Ted Scanga, a longtime ESAL member, is coordinating the exhibit. Scanga previously exhibited at the campus Art Gallery in 2003 and 2008, sharing top billing with his brother-in-law, John Pastorek. The pieces by Scanga include woodwork, multi-colored turned vases and paintings. Painting is a hobby for this Lower Burrell resident, who retired from Alcoa as a technical marketing manager in 1992 after 32 years. 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 ESAL 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.

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


  • "Winter Falls," a watercolor by Lucy Slezycki, of Lower Burrell, will be displayed.

    IMAGE: Bill Woodard

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Last Updated December 06, 2012