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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Judith Hansen O’Toole, The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO, her husband, Kevin O’Toole, Interim Facilities Manager, and Barbara L. Jones, Chief Curator, gather for a photo at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Rebecca Sexton, of Greensburg, and Teri Bowes, of Greensburg, pose for a photo at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Todd Turin, Mike Stewart and Patrick Denham, gather for a photo at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
A silent disco was part of the 2016 Big Art Party at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, held in conjunction with the museum's grand reopening. This year's party is set for Oct. 21.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Hannah Barkley-Mastalski, of Greensburg, participates as a model in art alive, during the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from right), Dominic and Amy Giallombardo, of Butler, pose for a photo at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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Judith Hansen O’Toole, The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO, cuts the cake at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), David Paris and Seton Hill University President, Mary Finger, join Margaret DiVirgilio for a photo, at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Brian Bortz of Irwin, a Penn-Trafford High School graduate, is a model in 'art alive' during the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Walt and Lori Dollard, of Murrysville, join Jill and Dr. Christopher Bellicini, of Unity Township, for a photo at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Two of the event co-chairs, (from left), Laura B. Gutnick and Dan Bogesdorfer, pose for a photo at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Two of the event co-chairs, (from left), John and Sheri Boyle, pose for a photo at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Randall Oaks, (sitting), WMAA Event Manager, and Darrah Resniak, Event Manager Assistant, pose for a photo at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Gina Sciarrino and husband, Sean Cassidy, pose for a photo at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Bruce Wolf, WMAA Board of Trustees President, joins Art Boyle for a photo, at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Barbara L. Jones, Chief Curator, participates in the silent disco, at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.
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(from right), Board of Trustees secretary/treasurer, Don Korb and wife, Carolyn, participate in the silent disco, at the Big Art Party celebrating the first anniversary of The Westmoreland's grand reopening, held at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday evening, October 22, 2016.

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].

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