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Out and About: ‘Opposites Attract’

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Phil Wilson | For the Tribune-Review
Graham Shearing (from left), artist Kathleen Mulcany, center, and Ron Desmett attend the opening reception for “Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos” at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Nov. 5, 2016.
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Westmoreland Museum of American Art chief curator Barbara Jones (left) welcomed artist Sylvester Damianos (center) and his wife Lu Damianos to the opening reception for “Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos” on Nov. 5, 2016.
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Kevin and Judith O’Toole attend the opening reception for “Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos” at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Nov. 5, 2016. Judith O’Toole is the museum’s Richard M. Scaife Director.
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Collectors John and Ellen Eichleay of Pittsburgh attend the opening reception for “Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos” at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Nov. 5, 2016.
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Guests climb the stairs to attend the opening reception for “Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos” at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Nov. 5, 2016.
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Phil Wilson | For the Tribune-Review
Jill and Jim West attend the opening reception for “Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos” at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Nov. 5, 2016. Jim West is a board member of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

“Opposites Attract: Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos” is the first contemporary exhibit to be shown in the new Cantilever Gallery at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg.

“The 16-foot-high ceilings are fabulous for contemporary work,” Richard M. Scaife director and CEO Judith O’Toole said at the opening on Nov. 5. “That’s what we built the gallery for.”

O’Toole, curator Barbara Jones and collections manager Doug Evans mingled and answered questions about the show.

Mulcahy and Damianos, both from Pittsburgh, were recipients of the Westmoreland’s Exhibition Award from the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh exhibitions in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Mulcahy co-founded the Pittsburgh Glass Center with her husband, Ron Desmett, and has a master’s degree in fine arts in glass sculpture and three-dimensional design.

Damianos, at the opening with his wife, Lu, is an architect and artist who experiments with wood, steel, aluminum and concrete.

Rivertowne Brewing sponsored the reception, and catering was by J. Corks.

Music was by Sarah Noone and Cameron Pampus of Outside the Box.

Opposites Attract is at the Westmoreland until Feb. 5.

Seen: Carol Brown, Vicky Clark, Jim and Jill West, Chuck and Sally Loughran, Myron Tomb, Graham Shearing, John and Ellen Eichleay, Sally Ann Novak, George and Ginnie Leiner, Merriann and Mac Grant, Richard and Eileen Stoner, Ron and Judy Davenport, Ryan Lammie, Adrienne Heinrich, John and Amy Faith, Susan Tanto, Kathryn Hricenak, Catena Bergevin and student volunteer Steven Riley.

Dawn Law is a Tribune-Review contributing writer.

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