The Main St. Jukebox in Stroudsburg, PA Artist’s Reception on Saturday May 7th for their exhibition titled, “Focus: The Art of Sherley Escribano.” As those who frequent Dreamland Creations knows, her work as a tattoo artist never fails to infuse the fleshy canvases of her clients with a spiritual charm which touches their owner’s lives. So, it was with a similar expectation did many who knew of Sherley and her gifts come to The Main Street Jukebox to experience the power of her creations as they were placed upon its walls. None were disappointed.
A number of her pieces represented her interpretation of the Chakras which are energy centers located throughout the body. There are hundreds of the, but the ones most familiar are the seven located along the spinal column. They are known as The Base (or Root) Chakra, The Spleen Chakra, The Solar Plexus Chakra, The Heart Chakra, The Throat Chakra, The Third Eye Chakra, and the Crown Chakra. Each correspond with a physical and spiritual state of being with its own individual properties. The beauty and intricacies of her work would transcend the subject which she depicted if it were not for their celestial origin. However, most who know of these energy centers and have learned from their healing effect would agree she came pretty damn close.
The music for the reception was provided by the band Kingdead. Those who have become fans of “Dream of Fire” and “This Way to the Egress” recognized the members of this incredible band as its personnel was a combination of the two. Their music was purely instrumental which complimented the art upon the wall through its mind bending, spirit blending echoes which found their way into the deepest unexplored corridors of the psyche allowing us to discover something we don’t quite fully recognize even days after the performance although we know it’s of our own creation. Although we’ve heard the music for the first time during the reception, we have heard it before long before our births and we’ll continue to do so every time we close our eyes to enter the ephemeral state that exists between our dreaming and awakening.
Together, the Art and Music brought to those who attended the reception something. Something that goes beyond. Something that has led them to themselves. Yet, the final transformation from who we are to whom we shall become remains not fully known. Perhaps the images and sounds experienced throughout the reception will allow all we are to know about what we are to know will be revealed in a dream. But, in the meantime, you’ll find more photographs taken during the reception in The Main Street Jukebox 2011 Gallery at www.facebook.com/forwardian.dude.
In addition to the Art Exhibitions held at The Main Street Jukebox, they offer recordings made on CDs, Tapes, and Vinyl. The “Focus: The Art of Shirley Escribano” Exhibition continues until May 27th. The Next Exhibition will feature The Art of Victoria Penna with an Artist’s Reception held on Saturday June 4th beginning at 6pm. The exhibition will continue until June 24th. Please Explore The Main St. Jukebox Website at www.myspace.com/mainstjukebox or call 570-424-2246 for more information about these events and all they have to offer.