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The unveiling of the A. F. King portrait of Robert Peebles Nevin


Number 1 Signals September 2005


A really FESTIVE occasion is coming up soon! Talk about getting the season off to a good start! In the next few days, all members will receive an invitation to what promises to be the most elegant gathering SVHS has sponsored for many a year: the unveiling of the A. F. King portrait of Robert Peebles Nevin on Saturday, September 17, at the Allegheny Country Club.


Invitations will be sent to many members of the art community, but we may miss some art lovers who have an interest in King, a close associate of George Hetzel, founder of the Scalp Level school of Western Pennsylvania artists. If you know someone who would enjoy the slide lecture on King by Barbara L. Jones, Curator of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, or a friend who might just enjoy an evening out with a congenial crowd, please call the SVHS office at 412-741-5315.


We will be happy to send them an invitation. Several people have asked what has brought this occasion about. Last year, Susan Nevin Cockrell donated the King portrait to the Society as an addition to what SVHS hopes will be a collection of portraits of local subjects to hang in our headquarters. Art conservator Ann Guip was commissioned to restore the painting and its ornate frame. I n charge of arrangements for this festive evening are SVHS board members Agnes Pangburn and L. John Kroeck. Join with them on Saturday, September 17, for cocktails (cash bar) and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30, followed by a delicious dinner beginning at 7:30. Reservations must be made in advance.


The cost per person is $60.00


A call for volunteers... SVHS will be represented in the 15th Annual

Sewickley Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 10. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Board member Bill Carson invites members to join him for this community event at which we put our best foot forward. Bill & Company will be encouraging membership and selling items of Sewickleyana. Here’s your chance to have a day of fun in the sun. Call Bill at 412- 741-8439 if you would like to help. He needs YOU!



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