It’s a first for local artists Debbie King and Jeanne Siecinski – their first gallery show – and it will open at the Greensburg Art Center on Saturday, June 8 with a public-welcome reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

The show, called “From Hands and Hearts,” features watercolors, oil paintings, and a variety of fiber arts, including table runners, scarves, wall hangings, and more.

King, a former music teacher, wanted a hobby when she retired in 2017, and with the encouragement of artist friends and a handful of dollar-store paints, discovered she had a penchant for watercolor.  In just a few years, her work, primarily landscapes, has gone on to take top honors in several juried shows.  She also has done architectural scenes, florals, and some commissioned pet portraits.

Siecinski’s art journey started 35 years ago when her husband bought her a loom for Christmas.  “I had always been attracted to fiber arts, and this was my chance to try my hand at them,” she recalled.  Backed by some lessons and a knowledge of crocheting, she has continued the hobby and, when she retired five years ago, she bought an even bigger loom. For material, she uses mostly alpaca, but also jute and cotton in her work.

Between the two artists, the show will feature well over 100 pieces, most of which will be available for purchase.

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​The Greensburg Art Center is open to all accomplished and aspiring artists.  It offers classes in a wide variety of mediums, special workshops, exhibits, and museum tours. In addition to the Center’s gallery space, it offers a lending library of art books, an outdoor sculpture garden, and a gift shop of handmade art works.   One of the Greensburg Art Center’s ongoing public outreach efforts is “Picture This,” a series of local artist exhibits at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library.  For more information,