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Sara Martin
Mindy Bianca Public Relations 

Gena Keebler
PR & Social Media Manager, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Showcases “Appetite for Art” Exhibit 
Works Depict Time Spent in the Kitchen of Lautrec

FARMINGTON, PA (February 8, 2018) – Among the breathtaking qualities of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s 2,000-acre property in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania is its collection of world-renowned art. From the walls to the grounds, the ever-evolving Hardy Family Art Collection boasts more than 1,000 individual pieces and features a variety of mediums, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, glasswork, historical artifacts, and a collection of antique automobiles and planes.

The worlds of art and food recently collided at the luxury resort (in a beautifully artistic way) with the debut of the curated exhibit Appetite for Art: Differing Views on Food, Dining and the Art of Cooking. Among the works on display are two artists’ interpretations of the vision, hustle, skill and artistry of the staff at Lautrec, Nemacolin’s fine-dining experience. Pittsburgh artists Peggi Habets and Joyce Werwie Perry quietly observed and photographed the teams in action as they prepared meals at the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond restaurant. Back in their studios, the artists used these photos as source material that resulted in beautifully executed paintings. Rounding out the trio of artists in this special exhibit, Mara Light, who also hails from Pittsburgh, represents food-themed still life paintings in her work. The exhibit will be on display through April 22 and the resort is hosting special meet-and-greet events with artists Habets and Werwie on February 10 and 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Nemacolin Gallery.

Nemacolin’s founder, Joseph A. Hardy III, has always shown a great appreciation for art and an even greater passion for sharing his personal collection with others. Complimentary art tours of the Hardy Family Art Collection are offered three times each week and highlight such artists as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Fernando Bottero, Clarice Smith and more. Additional galleries on property include the Woodlands Auto Toy Store, which features a variety of antique automobiles; the Nemacolin Shell Collection, showcasing hundreds of mollusks from shorelines around the world; and the Pride & Joy Airplane Hangar, located at the end of Nemacolin’s private airstrip, is home to a collection of vintage planes, including a 1931 Steve McQueen Pitcairn PA-8.

A tour of the Nemacolin Art gallery is one of many art-related experiences offered at the resort. Guests may book an in-depth curator’s tour, an outdoor sculpture tour or try their hand at art classes. Sessions range from learning to mimic the beauty and style of the Nemacolin Tiffany Collection to instructor-guided painting on canvas. For more information on the art collection at Nemacolin, visit

Tucked in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort is a four-season playground nestled within 2,000 acres. Nemacolin offers diverse lodging options, including the AAA Five-Diamond Falling Rock boutique hotel; an impressive assortment of dining outlets, including the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond Lautrec; and an art collection of various mediums. The adventurer may choose from a range of activities: Pete Dye-designed golf, fly-fishing or off-road driving. The Zen-seeker may find serenity in the Woodlands Spa or balance at the Holistic Healing Center. Nemacolin also boasts 32,000 square feet of space for meetings and special events, making this resort the ideal choice for everything from weddings to corporate retreats. For more information, please visit


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