• SAVE THE DATE! 
     
      ANNUAL ART GALA
    Thursday, November 2, 2017
    6 p.m.
    Greater Latrobe Senior High School 
     
     Please join us for this wonderful event and support the art collections of Greater Latrobe School District.
     Invitations will be mailed at the end of September. 
     
    If you would like to be added to the Art Conservation Trust mailing list  please contact CSC Director Jessica Golden at 724.539.4220 or jessica.golden@glsd.us.
     

    Each year, the Art Gala marks the time to renew or become a member of the Latrobe One Hundred Friends of Art.  The Greater Latrobe community has supported the art collection from its beginnings in 1936.  James R. Beatty and Mary Martha Himler were the founding teachers of the collection and recognized that if the concept were to succeed, it would need outside help.  He sent out his Student Council to enroll members of the Latrobe One Hundred Friends of Art with dues of $1.00 a year, a not inconsiderable sum in the depression time of the late 1930s.  The Latrobe One Hundred Friends of Art continues to support the art collection although the number has grown far beyond 100.  In 1991, at the recommendation of Mr. Beatty, the Board of School Directors formed the GLSD Art Conservation Trust to oversee the care and conservation of the collection.  The Art Trust is comprised of community members, faculty, school district administrators and members of the School Board.  The Art Trust assists with the purchase of new paintings and oversees the professional conservation of the collection.  In addition, the Art Conservation Trust secured funding for nearly a mile of museum-quality track lighting to showcase the paintings and to build the Center for Student Creativity in the senior high school.   
     
    The Hundred Friends of Art Membership Information:
     
    James R. Beatty Founders Society ($500 or more)  Includes 4 complementary Gala tickets
     
    Conservation Circle ($250 - $499) Includes 2 complimentary Gala tickets
     
    Patron of the Arts ($100 - $249)
     
    Friend ($25 - $99)
     

     

    PAST GALA HONOREES

    1997    JOANNE AND LOU CONGELIO (JANUARY)

    1997       CLARE STOVER  (OCTOBER)

    1998       BARBARA AND LOU STEINER

    1999       DR. THOMAS W. MORAN, JR.

    2000       NANCY “LANEY” AND DANIEL G. CROZIER

    2001       LINDA MCKENNA BOXX AND T. WILLIAM BOXX

    2002       PRINCIPAL JOHN ANDRIGHETTI AND FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR CAROLYN GUMP

    2003       DIRECTORS OF THE GREATER LATROBE SCHOOL BOARD

    2004       TRUSTEES OF THE RICHARD K. MELLON FOUNDATION

    2005       GLSD ADMINISTRATION: DR. WILLIAM STAVISKY, DR. STEVE SAROKAN, CARL BAUMEISTER, LARRY STAUFFER AND CONNIE LAZOR

    2006       GLSHS STUDENT COUNCIL AND ADVISOR JOHN HULL

    2007       BONNIE AND WILLIAM M. HOFFMAN, JR.

    2008       ROTARY CLUB OF LATROBE

    2009       LATROBE AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

    2010       ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF PITTSBURGH

    2011       PAM AND RAY MT. JOY

    2012       ART ANGELS - Recognizing long standing supporters of the Art Trust

    2013       LATROBE ART CENTER

    2014       GREATER LATROBE PARTNERS IN EDUCATION FOUNDATION 

    2015      CURRENT AND PAST GLSD ART EDUCATORS

    2016       COMMERCIAL BANK & TRUST OF PA