Monroeville Public Library
4000 Gateway Campus Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146


Library Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Elaine Biondi Gallery Space

Gallery Space

Elaine Biondi Gallery Space is operated by volunteers of the Friends of the Monroeville Public Library, an association of people interested in libraries and the promotion of the services of the Monroeville Public Library. The Friends help with Library projects in addition to operating Gallery Space. Income from sales of art in Gallery Space is one of Friends main fundraisers. Art makes wonderful gifts!

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Gallery Space is run by volunteers. New volunteers are always welcome to help hang shows and set-up for receptions. Can't make a commitment for every month? Just come when you can! No experience necessary! Sign-up for the E-Newsletter for current volunteer opportunities or contact the Gallery Manager if you have questions.

Light • Texture • Form • Color
Fine Art Photography Exhibition
by Local Artist John Waclo

Fine Art Photography by John Waclo

Gallery Space of Monroeville Public Library will be exhibiting fine art photographic images by local artist John Waclo for the month of April. This exhibition entitled, Light • Texture • Form • Color, is free and open to the public during library hours. Artwork will be for sale, and a portion of all sales will help to support the library. There will be an opening reception on April 5 from 6-8PM. All are welcome!

In the late 1960s, John Waclo, a life-long resident of the region, became interested in both the art and craft of photography. He is heavily influenced by the classic images of Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and George Tice.

In the early 1970s he began correspondence with Ansel Adams after reading his four volume Basic Photo Series cover-to-cover. Working in his chemical darkroom, Waclo developed his own personal style and soon had the great fortune of being accepted to attend the famous Ansel Adams photography workshop series in Yosemite. He also had a similar opportunity to study with George Tice in several photography workshops.

Waclo describes this exhibited work as about more than photographing a subject. These works represent a continuing interest in four visual elements of light, texture, form, and color which he uses effectively in exploring a wide range of subject matter. This approach results in well-crafted, visually interesting, and expressive photographs.

Waclos images have sold nationally and internationally, and he has exhibited at the Fein Gallery, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Westmoreland Arts & Heritage, Pittsburgh Photographic Salon, Greensburg Civic Center, and the Latrobe Art Center. He is also an active member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, the East Suburban Artists League, and the Westmoreland Photographers Society.

Photograph by John Waclo

Visitor Information

Gallery Space is open during library hours:

  • Monday through Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM
  • Friday and Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday 2 PM - 5 PM (CLOSED - Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Email the Gallery Manager if you have any questions


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