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Featured Display 5/2012
Alexander Patho Photography

The exhibit is an impressionistic journey through the Pittsburgh landscape expressed in the
new collection of photographs by Alexander Patho.
from February 29, 2012 through May 16, 2012.


Each photograph is individually created by the artist using the latest Giclee printing technology at the Patho Fine Art Studio.


Giclée Production is the process of creating high quality reproduction prints from original works of art, using the latest, archival digital printing technology.  

Alexander Patho Photography
209 Notrh Rose Dr.
Glenshaw, PA 15116
Architectural-Commercial-Fine Art Photography
Alexander Patho is a internationally recognized fine art photographer. 
His striking color images are the culmination of forty-five years of research and exploration of photographic art and technique.  The seamless fusion of traditional photography with cutting edge digital archival print making characterizes his artistic method. From image capture to the final print, he completes every aspect of the photographic process himself, maintaining complete control over it. 


Featured Display 1/2012
Eileen Potter Kopelman
The exhibit is a series of oil and 22 karat gold leaf paintings,
by Eileen Potter Kopelman in the
main lobby
from January 18, 2012 through February 28, 2012.

See all of her work at
  The painting "When Swine Flew" won a Merit Award at the 2011 Hoyt Regional Juried Art Exhibition in New Castle at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts.  

Bragozzo Boat, Venice" was painted from a photo Ms. Kopelman took from a cruise ship deck in Venice.
(The sail has gold leaf on it)

The painting "Camel at Petra" won "Best of Show" at the Penn Art Association show in 2010.

  "Elephant Family" was based on elephants at the Pittsburgh Zoo.   "Mare and Foal" are Standard Bred race horses from western Pennsylvania.

Featured Display 12/2011

Eileen Potter Kopelman
The exhibit was a series of 28 oil paintings, by Eileen Potter Kopelman, pertaining to the Wyoming Massacre in the main lobby from December 5, 2011 through January 17, 2012.
See all of her work, including the Wyoming Massacre series, at

The Wyoming Massacre and the Battle of Wyoming were part of the Revolutionary War in the Wyoming Valley of the Susquehanna River, near Wilkes-Barre. On July 3, 1778 the British and their Iroquois and Tory allies attacked the settlement. One thousand able-bodied men were in Connecticut with the American military and thus were unable to defend it. The remaining 350 old men and boys fought an enemy force of 11,000-16,000 men.

            This painting The Yankees March Out to Meet the Enemy shows the Americans being lured forward by the smoke from the Tory built Fort Wintermute, which the British burned as a ruse to make to make it look as if they were retreating. The Indians, who would break through their line, are hiding in the swamp in the foreground. The enemy claimed they took 227 scalps that day. The Indians, to their credit, followed orders from the British and did not kill any women or children in either the Battle of Wyoming or the Massacre that followed. However, at the end of the encounter almost all of the farms in the Wyoming Valley, as well as crops in the fields, were reduced to ashes. The people fled on foot through the swamp and on boats and rafts on the river. A few lucky ones escaped on horseback. The following year, General Sullivan’s American army retaliated and chased the Indians halfway to Niagara, reducing their villages and crops to rubble along the way. When the Native Americans returned, they found themselves suddenly starving and poverty stricken. If they had sided with the Americans instead of the British during the American Revolution, they might have come out of the war with their lifestyles intact.

            Kopelman, of Lower Burrell, Westmoreland County and originally from Susquehanna County, has exhibited paintings in juried shows at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, PA, and at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Ligonier, PA, and has won prizes for her work in both venues. She has won numerous other awards. The artist researched and painted the series over a five year period from 2004 to 2009.

            The paintings are not for individual sale, but the artist would someday like to see the entire series find a suitable home in northeastern Pennsylvania.


The Yankees March Out to Mee the Enemy

A color booklet titled The Wyoming Massacre by the artist accompanies the exhibit and can be purchased by going to

Featured Display 9/2011

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Featured Display 6/2011
Susan Castriota

The Courthouse illustrations are pen & ink done by hand. The color illustrations are a blend of pen & ink, pastel pencil and acrylics.

All prints are copied from original art/paintings by Pittsburgh Artist Susan Castriota. For information about the sale of this art work, additional prints, and greeting cards illustrated by Susan, please email
Installation of the exhibit June, 2011

Featured Display 3/2011
Pittsburgh Society of Artists

Featured Display 1/2011
Manchester Craftsmens's Guild

Featured Display 9/2010

Featured Display 6/2010
Young Men and Women’s African Heritage Association, Inc.

Installation of the YMWAHA exhibit June 4, 2010

Featured Display 2/2010

Installation of the exhibit February 17, 2010