SAA beginning meeting year Sept. 18

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STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Art Association will open its club year on Sept. 18 at Historic Fort Steuben with a few changes.

The time of the social-hour/refreshments has been changed and will begin with dinner-appropriate food and sides at 5 p.m. The meeting social committee includes Patty Westfall, chair, and Judy Schmidt and Fran Veltri. The general membership meeting begins at 6 p.m. speaker/demonstrator Tony Landolina, a hot-wax artist. Membership books will be distributed to members whose dues are paid for the upcoming year.

Landolina is a Pittsburgh-based artist who creates contemporary abstract paintings using the ancient medium of encaustic (hot-wax). He began experimenting with that after learning about Colony Collapse Disorder and the disappearance of honeybees. His artwork has been shown in exhibitions in Pittsburgh, and he is a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and International Encaustic Artists. He also was featured in a solo exhibition at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa. Most recently in the 2019 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Festival, he was awarded an “Emerging Artist” scholarship.

He will present an artist’s workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 at the fort. Artists who plan to attend should contact the association to register for the $40 workshop, as some complex materials may be provided for a slight fee, and artists will have to supply some items.