The Cambrian

Arts Briefs

‘Whispers and Shouts’ to open at gallery

T he work of Cambria artist Lynn Rathbun will be featured when “Whispers and Shouts” opens at the Allied Arts Gallery on Friday, July 9.

The opening reception is free to the public and will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery at the Old Grammar School, 1350 Main St. in Cambria.

The show, which runs through Aug. 2, will include pieces from other area artists as well.

Rathbun chose the theme “Whispers and Shouts” for the show in reference to the creative process and the way ideas are generated and developed. She will be showing new works, including landscapes, animals, birds and plants, as well as portraits of fellow Cambrians.

The artist works in a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, pastel and encaustic. A trained biologist, Rathbun also illustrated drawings for the books “The Cambria Forest” and “Tales from the Cambria Woods.”

In describing the show, Rathbun said, “This show should be fun, and a little surprising, with a variety of subjects and mediums!”

Originally from Washington, D.C., Rathbun grew up in Europe and the Middle East. She has lived in Cambria for 25 years.

For additional information, please call 927-8190 or 927-3059, or visit

Tickets on sale now for Cambrian comedy

Tickets go on sale today, July 1, for “Bridging the Gap,” an original comedy written by Rosann Balbontin of Cambria. The play will run weekends in August through September at the Theatre at the Old Grammar School (TOGS) in Cambria.

Performances by the six-member cast begin at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Aug. 6 through Sept. 4 and at 3 p.m. Sundays Aug. 8 through Sept. 5.

Tickets, $15, are available at the Allied Arts Gallery at the Old Grammar School, 1350 Main St.; and at the Cambria Chamber of Commerce, 767 Main St.

For details, call Potter Books (owned by Balbontin) at 927-7688 or go to — Staff