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Alumna’s western Pennsylvania photography on display

The latest photography of Amelia Patsy, AU class of 2010, is now on display at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, PA, now through July 6, 2013. “An Industrial Revolution: The Photography of Amelia Patsy” is a collection of 55 gelatin silver prints and cyanotypes.

The locally inspired resident of Pittsburgh, PA, with hometown of Erie, PA, has developed her photography to chronicle the effects of industrialization on western Pennsylvania.

In her exhibit Amelia presents vintage-looking photos that capture not only the images of an ocher industry as it is splayed across western Pennsylvania, but also the chemical processes used in photography before the American Rust Belt earned its name. Amelia began working with black and white photography in 2004.

The museum will host a reception with Amelia from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, April 1. The public is invited at no charge, however reservations are requested; call (814) 269-7234.

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown is located in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown campus. The Museum’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information can be found at