The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Ligonier Valley is excited for its newest addition to the Donald M. Robinson Sculpture Garden, “Dark Planet” by artist David Harber.

Donald Green of Pittsburgh generously donated this hand-crafted sculpture made of river rocks in Oxfordshire, England. As drivers pass by the Museum at night, they will see the beautiful sculpture light up and shine on the gardens that surround the Museum. “It has been such an honor and joy to work with Donald on this project. His generosity and vision offer an inspiring entrance to our sculpture garden throughout both the day and evening hours,” says Vanessa Houser, SAMA Executive Director. On August 23, the sculpture was officially dedicated in honor of his parents Isabella Larimer Wilkinson and William Rodham Green. The dedication featured remarks by Green, SAMA Executive Director Vanessa Houser, and SAMA Ligonier Site Coordinator Kristin Miller. Following remarks, guests entered the Museum for lunch provided by Kitchen on Main of Ligonier. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley is located at One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. The Museum is a handicapped-accessible facility and is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call the Museum or visit www.sama-art.org.

Photo (Left to Right): Donald Green, Vanessa Houser, SAMA Executive Director, Kristin Miller, SAMA-Ligonier Valley Site Coordinator

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