Delta Kappa Gamma tours Allegheny Center for the Arts

On Saturday, Feb. 23, Delta Kappa Gamma members had a tour of the Allegheny Center for the Arts located on the second and third floors of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church.

In the photo are John Shaughnesy, ACA board president, Kate Kiser, metalsmithing teacher, and Mark Davis, metal casting student, setting up a photo in a lightbox to show a silver cast ring on their Facebook page and website. Through a grant, the Center was able to set up a metal casting and fabrication studio.

Other grants have helped the ACA to expand their photography classes with new hardware and software and also obtain new tools for mosaic work. The Center has many adventures into the arts for this winter and spring of 2019. ACA will be offering metalsmithing, mosaic beading and mosaic with various other materials, digital photography, acting for youth and adults, Scandinavian chip carving, ukulele for beginners and “not so beginners”, and guitar basics.

The Center has classes for six-week sessions and single session workshops. Some classes need a minimum number of students. ACA strives to find teachers who love an art form and want to help students to become their creative selves. ACA is looking for teachers who would like to teach watercolor, painting, and photography during workweek evening hours. Persons interested in teaching and taking classes can find registration forms at

ACA is also in the process of planning the Fifth International Appetite for the Arts. This event will take place at Holy Redeemer on April 27. This year, there will be cooking categories for professional and amateur cooks. Details for this cooking contest and tasting event are on the website.

The board members and teachers noted that Warren Gives is coming up on May 22. Allegheny Center for the Arts has been a part of this for years, and they wanted to point out that the Youth Connection, one of the ACA’s guilds, now has a separate place on the list of nonprofits, who are a part of Warren Gives.

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