|Fire on the Conemaugh - digital photograph|
The West Penn Trail is owned and operated by the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy. Their juried exhibition is set for June 6 - 12, 2015 at the Latrobe Art Center, located at the corner of Main and Ligonier Street in downtown Latrobe, Pennsylvania. A reception will be held there on June 12, 2015 6-9pm.
All the artwork on exhibition are donated works by the artists and will be for sale to raise funds for the maintenance of the West Penn Trail. The show prospectus describes their mission as follows:
The West Penn Trail traces through time and nature's beauty. Named for the West Penn Railroad that once ran along the Conemaugh River valley, this 15-mile trail also follows the original the right-of-way of the Main Line Canal. Traces of the old canal, railroad tunnels and beautiful cut-stone bridges all can be seen. This trail offers an outstanding natural experience, which attracts photographers and artists seeking to capture its scenic beauty.
Most of the maintenance of the West Penn Trail is provided by a small cadre of trail users who volunteer their time.
The West Peen Trail Art Show offers artists and photographers the opportunity to be part of the volunteer effort. The donation of their artwork will help fund much needed trail maintenance, and raise awareness of the trail's unique beauty.
I consider it an honor that I was accepted into this show. I have traveled much of what is now the West Penn Trail for over 20 years and the bridges and natural scenery there have been a source of inspiration for me then, now, and will continue to be into the future. I don't mind one bit giving back a little by donating these pieces of art. I hope they sell well and the show is a success.
|Conemaugh Bridge No.4 on the West Penn Trail - oil/canvas|
|West Penn Trail Footbridge - digital photograph|
|Autumn Fire - oil/canvas|