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2022 Artist of the Pike

Stephen Beckman

Everytown has a Story...

Some Need to be Told

Closing Reception Friday August 19, 5 - 8 PM

Please RSVP by August 16 - Call or Text 724-880-7628

A special Closing Reception will be held for 2022 Artist of the Pike exhibition by photographer Stephen Beckman titled “Everytown Has a Story... Some Need to be Told". Closing reception will be Friday, August 19, from 5 to 8 PM.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP by August 16 by calling or texting 724-880-7628. Free to the public, free parking, and refreshments available.

The photographic exhibit will highlight Brownsville's historic past and ongoing revitalization through the lens of Stephen Beckman. Stephen is full-time executive and photographer, and who is personally invested into the renewal of Brownsville through several projects in the community.  “It is a great privilege to be selected 2022 Artist of the PIke. My exhibition will tell the story of Brownsville through my images and efforts to as many people as possible,” Beckman said. The exhibit will have two components, first looking at the comparison of historic and current images of the town as well as pictural journey of saving and revitalizing the Maria's Lover House (a primary film location for Maria's Lovers, a post WWII period film released 1984) into an Airbnb.

Coal Miners                  Steel Mill                   Baseball Diamond        Church Service       Skyscraper Workers         Toby’s Birds

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Melega Art Museum Shop: Antonio Petruccelli

Fans of Antonio Petruccelli from around the world will now have a chance to own a limited edition of some of the artist’s most engaging artworks. Six different illustrations from the exhibit “Antonio Petruccelli: Master Illustrator” have been chosen. Limited editions are now available for sale at the Frank L. Melega Art Museum sales gallery and here online at the museum’s website. All editions are limited to fifty plus five artist’s proofs and printed with the giclee process on archival paper. Click on the images below for more information.

"There is nothing better than creating something with the most powerful tool in art, light." Beckman stated. The artist has a passion for black & white, fine art, portrait, event, and landscape photography. Visit his website for more information and view his amazing images.  www.aperturepro22.com.


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Madelyn Cindric

1947 - 2022

We were saddened to receive the news of the passing of one our favorite artists Madelyn Cindric.

Our condolences to Jay and all of Madelyn's friends and family members. Madelyn was a very talented artist and long-time friend of the museum. She worked in a variety of styles and media but is best known for her watercolors. The Frank L. Melega Art Museum was honored when she accepted the title of 2005 Artist of the Pike. The large watercolor painting of the our building, used for the exhibition post card, was created for the show. Madelyn's exhibition was a success on all levels. There is some solace knowing her artworks will live on, continuing to be a positive force in the world.