The Main St. Jukebox in Stroudsburg, PA held an Opening Reception featuring The Art Of Chris Francz on Saturday February 6th featuring a musical performance by Eric Becker and Abby Braman along with Keith Leslie. During their performances, artist Nara Strete recorded their images on canvas. The many who attended looked on entranced by the mastery of her colorful talent while being captivated by the music and art surrounding them.
The work presented by Chris Francz consisted of a wide variety of styles he has become well known for. But, I was drawn (no pun intended, well maybe it is) to the intricate line drawings presented throughout the store. The lines in these pieces are so numerous, they seem to invite the viewer in to explore the destinations to each one. One wonders what they will find at the conclusion of their journeys.
Will it be the beginning of another line? Will it be the heart of the overall image? Will it be something within oneself? These questions are aspects representing the power art has to move the experience into deeper realms of thought. This is what Chris Francz does for his audience and those who are familiar with his work and they adventures they inspire are seldom disappointed. The Exhibition will continue until March 4th. You find more photographs at The Forwardian Arts Society Main Street Jukebox 2010 Gallery at www.myspace.com/forwardian_arts.
The Main St. Jukebox offers a variety of CD’s, Tapes, and Records containing numerous musical tastes as well as showcasing artists not commonly shown in traditional gallery settings. Their next events will be an evening of music on Thursday March 4th beginning at 6pm featuring Strand of Oaks and White Pines along with an Opening Reception featuring The Art of Ainslie Heilich of Vintage Karma Tattoos on Saturday March 6th beginning at 6pm with musical guest Dark Matter Void starting at 7pm. Please Contact The Main St. Jukebox at 570-424-2246 for more information about these events and all they have to offer.
Websites of those mentioned in this article are The Main Street Jukebox at www.myspace.com/mainstjukebox, Chris Francz at www.chrisfrancz.com, Nara Strete at www.myspace.com/hondurastoxicdogstar, Eric Becker at www.myspace.com/ericjbecker, Abby Braman at www.myspace.com/rivalstag, Keith Leslie at www.myspace.com/thebusinessfairy, Strand of Oaks at www.myspace.com/strandofoaks, Ainslie Heilich at www.myspace.com/vintagekarmatattoos, and Dark Matter Void at www.myspace.com/darkmattervoid.