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WESTMORELAND CULTURAL TRUST OPENS “TINY GALLERY FOR BIG IDEAS”

WCT’s Tiny Gallery officially opens with show featuring the work of Marti Haykin

Greensburg, PA (October 31, 2019) – After years of providing opportunities for community creators to produce and display their works, Westmoreland Cultural Trust is pleased to announce its newest venue – WCT’s Tiny Gallery in The Union Trust Building at 108 N Main Street, Greensburg. The site will serve as a dedicated gallery space for Westmoreland Cultural Trust Incubator and local artists and will be open to the public to view small, curated shows.

Initially a spare room in The Union Trust Building, WCT’s Tiny Gallery is large enough to present a few carefully curated professional pieces. “The aim of the gallery is to create exhibitions that are memorable in concept, execution, and presentation. These shows will vary in length – from several evenings to a few weeks,” says Incubator artist Marc Snyder, who came up with the concept for the space and worked to bring it to fruition.

In September, the venue had a one-night-only soft opening during Westmoreland Cultural Trust’s 2nd Annual Greensburg Music Fest. The show featured the works of WCT Incubator for the Arts artist Shelia Cuellar-Shaffer from her “Candyland” exhibit.

November 4 – 29, WCT’s Tiny Gallery will host its official inaugural show exhibition, “Tangled Faculties” by Marti Haykin, Incubator artist and wife of Marc Snyder. The show centers around love, beauty, aging, and Alzheimer’s. The gallery will feature photographs and words from Haykin’s mother, Georgeann, beautifully documenting her struggles with dementia.  The exhibit coincides with November’s designation as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

“Tangled Faculties” can be viewed at WCT’s Tiny Gallery between the hours of 9 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday. There will be an opening reception Friday, November 8 from 5 – 7 PM that is open to the public.

April Kopas, CEO of Westmoreland Cultural Trust expressed her excitement for this new venue: “We are thrilled to open WCT’s Tiny Gallery and expand our outreach and support of local artists. We are also elated that Incubator artists have been forward-thinking and innovative with concepts to grow the artistic community.  Marc has developed a program that not only supports his and Marti’s work, but the works of their fellow creators.”

WCT’s Tiny Gallery can be found on Instagram: @wct_tinygallery.

Marti Haykin
Marti Haykin currently resides in Greensburg where she is a neurologist for Excela Health. Over the past decade, she has served as a devoted member of the community with the Westmoreland Diversity Coalition and Voice of Westmoreland. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Indiana University, her Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia and completed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Marc Snyder
Marc Snyder has made a career as an artist. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Indiana University in Bloomington before spending nine years as a college professor where he taught a variety of studio courses. In addition, he managed galleries at Georgia College and State University in Midgeville, GA. Since leaving academia, he has worked primarily as a printmaker, widely exhibiting his artwork over the past 25 years and producing 100 tiny books. He lives in Greensburg and is married to Marti Haykin.

 

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