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Murrysville artists receive awards at East Suburban Artists League show

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Barbara Jewell with her watercolor, 'Lean On Me.'
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Steve Frost with his photograph, 'Gold Rose.'

Two Murrysville artists received Judge’s Mentions at the 2017 East Suburban Artists League (ESAL) Members Show.

Steve Frost received it for his photograph, “Gold Rose,” and Barbara Jewell for her watercolor, “Lean on Me.”

The ESAL Members Show is currently displayed in the entrance hall of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Boyce campus in Monroeville and runs through Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Seventy-four pieces displayed include watercolors, photography, acrylic, oils, pastels, ink, drawings, mixed media, fine craft and fiber. Many works are for sale.

Awards were presented at the show’s opening, Aug. 5, with juror Robert Huckestein, discussing the works chosen.

Larry Brandstetter of Monroeville took Best of Show for his whimsical illustration, “Greenback Mackerel,” at the 2017 East Suburban Artists League Members Show.

ESAL is a non-profit association of artists from communities in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties.

The group meets monthly in Murrysville from September to June to foster arts and crafts and to educate, inspire and encourage artists and patrons throughout this area.

The meetings are open to the public, and visitors are welcome.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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