Out & About: The Art of the Party
It was big, there was art and, oh my, did they party!
It was the Big Art Party on Oct. 22 at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, marking a year of operation since the major expansion and renovation project.
With more than 400 attending, there was partying upstairs, partying downstairs and partying on the stairs at Greensburg’s flagship art venue.
“Happy Birthday” tiaras worn by Judy O’Toole, the museum’s Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO, and chief curator Barbara Jones might have confused a few partygoers.
“So many people were telling me ‘happy birthday’ that I just started saying ‘thank you,’ ” Jones said.
The evening kicked off with VIP cocktail-and-canapes featuring music by Mathew Tembo and the Afro Routes Band and the Win/Win Duo.
For the main event, there were more spirts, food stations, art projects and performers from Sound Advice Entertainment in Pittsburgh interpreting paintings from the museum’s collection.
Frequency 528 Silent Disco handed out headsets for dancers to tune in to tracks selected by three DJs. No headgear was needed for Lovebettie’s night-ending set.
From the big guest list: Bruce and Sheryl Wolf, Donald and Carolyn Korb, Yale Gutnick, Kevin O’Toole, Sean Cassidy and Gina Sciarrino, Jennifer and Keith Bertetto, Joe Lawrence, Scott and Pamela Kroh, Russel and Ellen Swank, Barbara Ferrier, Scott and Sue Lammie, Jennifer Miele, Mary Finger and David Paris, George and Angela O’Brien, Clayton and Alyssa Kunselman, Jon and Maria Cavalier, Phil and Deanne Koch, Pat Condo and Jan Taylor-Condo, Barry and JoEllen Numerick, Terry Graft and Linda Brown, Rebecca Sexton and Jerry andTeri Bowes.
Even t co-chairs were John and Sheri Boyle and Laura Gutnick and Dan Bogesdorfer.
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-838-5750 or [email protected].