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Benedum Fine Arts Gallery features historical collection

Articles will be on display now through the summer

Rachel Pellegrino Feb 25, 2022

The Waynesburg University Department of Fine Arts will host an art show Monday, March 14, through Friday, Sep. 2, featuring the University’s Paul R. Stewart Museum Collection.

The exhibition will be held in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery, and open with a reception Monday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission to the exhibition and reception are free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

The exhibition will showcase historical examples of Greensboro Pottery from the University’s Paul R. Stewart Collection. The last time this collection was shown to the public was in 2008 at the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts conference in Pittsburgh.

“The selected pieces are from a wonderful collection that is rarely on view. If you would like to see part of the University’s Greensboro Pottery collection, this is your chance,” said Emily Wiedner, lecturer in art. “This work is also historically significant to Greene Co. By the 1860s, Greensboro became the leader in utilitarian pottery in the west Alleghenies. Today, these pieces are highly regarded by collectors of folk art.”

In addition to the historical collection, the show will also feature “Saving Greensboro,” a documentary about Greensboro Pottery, created by Waynesburg alumni Harry Oakes and Paul Hicks, who is now a videographer/photography with the University.

The Benedum Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In compliance with the Keep Waynesburg Well Plan, all guests are asked to wear a mask when attending the exhibition.

For more information, contact Wiedner at

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