Celebration of Life
Project Collaboration and Fundraising

Project website: www.johnstownartspa.com/assets.html

Project Collaborators

John E. Stallings is the applicant. Members of the JPAA include the following: John E. Stallings, Sculptor, Stallings Art and Cindy Stallings, Nurse-midwife and business owner, Stallings Art; Rosemary Pawlowski, Executive Director, Bottle Works Ethnic Art Center; Renee Daly, Economic Development Specialist, City of Johnstown DCED; Ben Policchicio, Director of Architectural Services, Memorial Medical Center; Lauren Lazzari, Investar Redevelopment LLC; Robin Strachan, Assistant Director, Beginnings,Inc.; Marshall Hersberg, Goodwill Industries and representative for Kernville Connects;  Rebecca Catelinet, Executive Director, Johnstown Free Medical Clinic; Curtis Davis, City Manager; Richard Burkert, Executive Director, Johnstown Area Heritage Association; Kelli Ruiz, Board Chair, Kernville Community Action; and Mary Borkow, citizen activist.


With this project, JPAA seeks to give local community residents a sense of pride, dramatically improve the traveler’s impression of the City and provide the first space for Johnstown’s public art project. We plan to install additional sculpture at designated locations as funds are available. Future plans include a sculpture garden and programs for youth in partnership with area schools and neighborhood associations. Other possibilities include collaborative efforts with performing arts organizations, and artists’ enhancements of store windows, sidewalks, planters and similar decorative features of Downtown Johnstown.


A professional sign made by the City of Johnstown will be placed on site to inform the public about this sculpture project. The sign will direct those interested to the website,

where tax-deductible donations can be made to our fiscal sponsor, Artworks In Johnstown.  A press conference is planned to occur at that time to help fund-raising efforts locally.  A recognition wall for donors to the project will be part of site planning. 

Artist's Statement and Biography
John E. Stallings Artworks
Project Narrative
Community Partnership and Collaboration

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