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Format: 04/23/2014
Format: 04/23/2014


Kittanning Times-Leader: Manor artist exhibits at West Penn Hospital

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

By Renatta Signorini, Leader Times

As long as someone looks at her work and smiles, Carroll Klingensmith is satisfied.

For most of September, the Manor Township painter will have 37 chances to bring happiness to anyone walking past her watercolor paintings.

"What is really cool is to have people go 'Wow,' " Klingensmith said. "It just makes you feel so good that you made somebody stop and look."

Klingensmith's work is being featured this month at a lobby open all hours in West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. Paintings and note cards of her artwork are for sale. A percentage of the proceeds from the show will benefit the hospital's volunteer programs.

"We're happy to do it for them," she said. "If you can help, that's what life is about."

Vicki Nesta, director of volunteer services at West Penn, said artists display their work once a month at the hospital. Artists sign a contract with the hospital to show their work and then are placed on a three-year waiting list. If a purchase is made, it is usually a painting, she said.

"There's a lot of people that pass through the gallery every day," Nesta said.

Carroll, a Leechburg native, and her husband Clair Klingensmith hung 37 pieces of artwork Friday at the hospital's Millvale Avenue upper lobby. She learned of the exhibit from a friend and signed a contract with the hospital a few years ago.

To read more, visit the Kittanning Times-Leader web site.

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