The Vintage Karma Tattoo Studio* in Stroudsburg, PA held an Opening Reception for their exhibition entitled, “Works on Wood” on Saturday October 31st featuring over 20 artists who shared their work. Numerous people filled the small gallery which created a cozy atmosphere conducive the sharing conversation with new and established friends. In addition to the varied work presented, music filled the gallery and a costume contest to celebrate the season was held.
The work varied in styles and subjects each adding an artistic texture to the gallery among those images depicting the intriguing body art many have come to The Vintage Karma Tattoo Studio* to obtain. The artists who presented their work included Nova Chan*, Ainsue Heilich* of The Vintage Karma Tattoo Studio* , Shane Izykowski* of Shane's Phantasma Tography, Chris Francz*, David Schappert*, Judyta Zarach*, Laura Below*, Steve “Omni” Parker* of The Stroudsburg Social, and Will Mohlenhoff*.
Music was provided throughout the evening by local musicians which only served to enhance the mood of the opening. They were Eric Becker* and Abigail*, Keith Leslie* of The Business Fairy, and Rick Delgado* of EverBlu. The costume contest was won by Judyta Zarach* who received a gift certificate for a Tattoo for her depiction of “Zombie Dorothy” with the second prize trophy going to a young lady who dressed up as Alice in Wonderland. The exhibition will continue until January 2010. Please Contact The Vintage Karma Tattoo Studio* at 570-994-6671 for more information. You’ll find more photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society Visual Arts 2009 Gallery. www.myspace.com/forwardian_arts
The websites of those mentioned in the article are The Vintage Karma Tattoo Studio* www.myspace.com/vintagekarmatattoos, Chris Francz*at www.chrisfrancz.com, Steve “Omni” Parker* of The Stroudsburg Social at www.stroudsocial.com, Shane Izykowski* of Shane's Phantasma Tography at www.myspace.com/shaneizykowski, Will Mohlenhoff* at www.myspace.com/wilbium, Eric Becker* at www.myspace.com/ericjbecker, Abigail* www.myspace.com/rivalstag, Rick Delgado* of EverBlu at www.myspace.com/rickblue77, and Keith Leslie* of The Business Fairy at http://www.myspace.com/thebusinessfairy.
(*) denotes members of The Forwardian Arts Society in good standing and are considered Our Good Friends.