Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Art and Antiquities Debut

The Les Art and Antiques in Stroudsburg, PA celebrated the Grand Opening of their new Art Gallery on Saturday April 26th with a reception that featured the work of artists from around the Monroe County, PA area. A large gathering of art lovers filled the modest sized shop as a wonderful array of appetizing foods complimented the delicious wonders that populated the venue’s walls. The interiors of the gallery created an unique welcoming atmosphere as its d├ęcor allowed each visitor to feel as if they were visiting someone’s elegant home filled with antique furnishings to relax their weariness upon.

The artists presented in the gallery are among those who are well known for the caliber of their creative endeavors which are often shown in several of the fine art galleries throughout the Pocono Region of Northeast PA. These artists included Brigida Persia, Jim Smeltz, George Kovach, Marlana DeAngelo Holsten, Susan Molina Washington, Stephen Washington, Melvin Clark, Narlene Jacobs, Eric Goins, Joyce Bambach  www.joycebambach.com, and Emilio Arostegui www.judasfx.com. The Les Art and Antiques’ Gallery is curated by James Chesnick www.carzwellco.com and Clavertis Miller www.cmillersfineart.photoreflect.com whose work also appeared alongside their contemporaries adding to the beauty of the exhibit.

Beyond the art presented in the gallery, a variety of antiques filled the remainder of the shop allowing one to travel back in time to marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship found in pieces made during the eras before they were simply manufactured. The style and elegance embodied in the lamps, tables, chairs, and other household adornments aligning the shop filled the senses with imagination as those who explored their intricacies were able to touch the reality of a bygone era through their ancestral memories. These historic wonderments gave the reception a fullness as the entirety of the shop’s inventory created a sense of place in which every attendee could reflect upon the beauty inherent in their past and present environments while allowing the soul to embrace the splendor of  its future.

The Les Art and Antiques is located at 350 Main Street in Stroudsburg, PA. While, as mentioned earlier, the gallery is curated by James Chesnick and Clavertis Miller, the shop is owned by Frank Michele and Bridget Williams. The work presented in the gallery consists of an ongoing display in which the pieces are removed and replaced based upon their being sold or at the discretion of the artist. Although there are no future receptions welcoming new artists who may be presented in its gallery planned, it was mentioned events such as book signings and small concerts may take place in the future. In the meantime, you’ll find more photographs taken during the Les Art and Antiques’ Opening Reception in The Special Events 2014 Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152230295395421.1073741876.636000420&type=1.

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