Explore Greensburg: Works of Art
By Victoria Draovitch of Greensburg Community Development Corporation | Edited by Rachel Jones | Photographs from Autumn Stankay/SkySight Photography | Makeup Provided By Jacqueline Demario Hair and Makeup
Inspiring, creative individuals like David Bowie, Andy Warhol, and Lady Gaga — through their art, music, and fashion — help change our look, our emotions, and our society. We’ve recruited three of Murrysville’s hottest boutiques to share their trendiest spring fashions — replacing winter’s heavy sweaters and coats — and asked Westmoreland County’s own Mia Z, who appeared on NBC’s “The Voice,” to model these looks. She did so beautifully amongst the work of local artists Kathleen Mulcahy and Sylvester Damianos, featured in the Opposites Attract exhibition at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. We know you’ll be instantly inspired, too!
A native of Hyde Park, Mia Z has her musical roots firmly planted in blues. When she appeared on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2015, Mia Z was praised for her soulful style on a primarily pop show — a unique flair she is determined to keep. Both Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams turned their chairs during Mia Z’s blind audition, but ultimately she picked Williams as her coach. After “The Voice,” she recorded a single, “Child,” with her former “Voice” coach, which is available on Spotify and iTunes. Be sure to keep up with her buzzing career on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Photo: Syl Damianos Winterscape x 100, 1976 and Syl Damianos EcocubeTwo, 2013
Take advantage of All About You! Free Admission Sunday on the first Sunday of each month at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can enjoy a guided tour or explore the museum on your own. The promotion, made possible by the support of UPMC Health Plan, also offers UPMC Health Plan members a 10% discount in the gift shop after their visit!
Photo: Kathleen Mulcahy, The Alchemist’s Dream II, 2016
Looking for more spring fashion inspiration? Check out The Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s Art as Fashion Weekend! The event kicks off April 28 with a cocktail party from 6-9 p.m. This fashion-filled event features informal modeling; a pop-up vendor market, featuring Crossroads Boutique & Cattiva, Personalized Colors & Clothing, and many others; style trucks, including The Vintage Valet, Magnolia on Main, and Style Truck by Jackee Ging; and art-inspired fashion designs by Seton Hill University’s Costume Design students. On April 30, Pittsburgh designer Lana Neumeyer and special guests will present an Art + Fashion Talk from 1-3 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 1.888.71TICKETS or visit thewestmoreland.org.
Shopping for all of the looks in our fashion spread can work up quite an appetite. Refuel at The Kitchen on Main in Ligonier. The quaint, cozy restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, Tuesday through Sunday, and dinner, Friday and Saturday. We recommend trying the seafood pasta, topped with cream sauce and fresh basil. Bring along your favorite bottle of wine or growler from one of Westmoreland County’s local breweries for dinner, as The Kitchen on Main is a BYOB establishment. After your meal, take a walk around The Diamond, visiting the boutiques and antique shops of Ligonier! The Kitchen on Main, 724.238.4199. thekitchenonmain.com.
March 3, 4, 10, + 11, 7:30 p.m. and March 5 + 12, 2 p.m.
Forever Plaid @ The Lamp Theatre
March 11, 8 p.m.
Steven Seagal Blues Band @ The Palace Theatre
March 16, 7 p.m.
Westmorland Jazz Society featuring George Clewer@ The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
March 17, 8 p.m.
Peace Frog (Tribute to the Doors) @ The Lamp Theatre
March 25, 7 p.m.
Katherine Siochi, Harpist@ St. Vincent College
March 25-26, March 29-April 2
70th Annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival
Explore the beauty and rich culture of the Laurel Highlands, tap maple syrup
from local maple trees, sip beer and wine tastings from local purveyors, and enjoy live entertainment.
For more information, visit pamaplefestival.com.
March 26, 7 p.m.
America @ The Palace Theatre
April 8, 8 p.m.
Latshaw Productions presents Trace Adkins @ The Palace Theatre
April 13 + 14, 7:30 p.m.
April 15, 2 p.m. + 7:30 p.m.
Stage Right! presents Jesus Christ Superstar @ The Palace Theatre
Rock the Palace! Battle of the Bands @ The Palace Theatre
Art as Fashion @ The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
+ The Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau is the most complete planning resource for finding great things to do, places to stay, sites to see, and stores to shop throughout the region. For the inside scoop on the best events and activities in Westmoreland County, visit laurelhighlands.org!