Scranton Chamber Donates Art to Anthracite Heritage Museum

From left, Roseann Martinetti, assistant manager, Anthracite Heritage Museum; Amy Luyster, vice president, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; and John Fielding, curator, Anthracite Heritage Museum; with the donated Wyso piece.

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce recently donated artwork by local artist Frank “Wyso” Wysochansky to the Anthracite Heritage Museum.

The mixed media piece, which depicts coal miners making their way home to Blakely, PA, will be a part of the museum’s permanent exhibit.

According to John Fielding, curator at the Anthracite Museum, Wyso – although not a miner himself – was often influenced by the coal mine region and used those experiences in his pieces. “This is the only Wyso print in our collection, as well as the only one that is part of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission,” Fielding states. “We’re very happy to add this to our collection and be able to keep the piece in this area.”