Melega exhibit a tribute to artist&#39s variety

The Frank L. Melega Artwork Museum, 71 Marketplace St., Brownsville, will unveil a memorial exhibition of paintings and drawings by the late Jon C. Crawford titled “Jon C. Crawford: Scintillation” throughout an opening reception from one to five p.m. July 26.

Crawford, a painter, sculptor, artwork restorer, muralist, landscape architect and prominent interior designer in Pittsburgh, died in 2012 at age sixty.

Cruator Patrick A. Wick mentioned it is really exceptional for a single artist to have the expertise and capability to be a grasp of these kinds of a broad selection of designs and media.

“Jon Crawford was the only Renaissance guy I’ve at any time met,” stated Wick, an art collector who has been collecting Crawford’s artwork for decades.

“One of the most amazing things about Jon’s function is that every single time you appear at one particular of his paintings, you see something in it that you did not see just before,” Wick explained, “so you may well want to tour the exhibit two or a few instances. That is why his artwork is actually scintillating. Therefore, the title of the exhibit.”

Crawford’s assortment of portray styles included classical realism, surrealism, summary, geometric abstract, Impressionism, Cubism, folks art and primitive art, all of which are represented in the Melega present. Crawford’s first artwork and minimal editions will be obtainable for buy.

In addition to portray on canvas, Crawford did murals and watercolors, and he was a grasp of good artwork restoration. Crawford attended Carnegie Mellon College and Ivy School of Professional Artwork, both in Pittsburgh. He also taught graphic layout at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

“Folks attending the present might at initial feel this is a team present simply because of the variety of variations and topics in Mr. Crawford’s artworks,” stated Patrick Daugherty, museum director. “This is a response we typically get to Mr. Melega’s perform on show at the museum. We like how the two artists hook up. Mr. Melega also did a wide range of types and media.”

The museum is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sundays from one to four p.m. and by appointment. For far more information, contact 724-785-9331 or pay a visit to

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