On a beautiful pre Summer day, the town of Stroudsburg, PA offered an opportunity for art lovers to spend the afternoon and evening pursuing the galleries that line its Main Street area during an Art Walk held on Saturday June 6th. These galleries included DR's Custom Framing and Art Gallery, The SOHO in the Burg Gallery, The Origins Gallery, and The Sherman Theater's Living Room Gallery. Each establishment had its own flavor extending a variety of welcoming images to those who ventured into town that day.
The first gallery I visited in my travels was DR's Custom Framing and Art Gallery who featured the work of Jim Hannan. A collection of Charcoals depicting a variety of images filled the wall capturing the essence of the subject through the contrasts and shadings the artists deftly employed. A large number of people attended the Artist's Reception and many became spellbound by the shadows found in each piece. The exhibition continues until June 30th and I recommend stopping in to view the work of Jim Hannan along with numerous pieces created by other highly skilled artists that are on display throughout the shop.
DR's Custom Framing and Art Gallery is located at 730 Main Street in Stroudsburg, PA. In addition to presenting art upon their walls, the shop offers a variety of framing options for artists who seek to present their visual work in an enhancing manner. They also offer a number of gift items including artist note cards, greeting cards, jewelry, baskets, posters, and prints. Their next featured exhibition will take place in July with an artist yet to be announced. You can learn more about DR's Custom Framing and Art Gallery by exploring their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/pages/D-Rs-Custom-FramingArt-Gallery/115617568553944?fref=ts or their Website at www.drsgallery.com.
The next gallery I traveled to was The SOHO in the Burg Gallery who held an Artists' Reception for their exhibition titled, “Eye Candy.” I was greeted by the gallery's owner, Andrea Robbins-Rimberg, who stood beside a beautiful array of flowers which were arranged outside at the venue's entrance way. Both were pleasant spectacles to behold and served quite well as a preparation to the sights I would see within the gallery.
Intriguing images enticed the eye filled the enormous gallery space as a sizable gathering took in the magical elements embodied in each piece. A number of artists shared their works for the exhibit and their varied approach to the show's theme added to its colorful properties. This inspired a great deal of thoughtfully enjoyable conversation while the delicious victuals prepared and served by Chef G (aka Guarino Cortese) chefIIgo@yahoo.com added their own flavor to every word that was uttered.
The SOHO in the BURG Gallery is located on the corner of 6th and Main Street in Stroudsburg, PA which was the location of the J. J. Newberry’s store. The Eye Candy exhibition will on display until July 30th. The next exhibit will take begin in August and details regarding it will be announced in the future. In addition to the art exhibitions, the gallery holds a number of workshops and special art related events. You can learn more about The SOHO in the BURG Gallery and all it has to offer the creative community by exploring their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/sohointheburg or from their Website at www.sohointheburg.com.
The next gallery I visited was The Origins Gallery who held an artists' Reception for their exhibition titled, “Napkin Shmapkin - Whatever Happened to Saturday Morning Cartoons?” The work created by local artists consisted of drawings on napkins which were framed and hung throughout the gallery. The napkins displayed depicted a variety of images ranging from simple etchings to complex compositions. Both approaches revealed the talent and imagination of the artists which the large number of attendees to the reception found pleasing and intriguing. The exhibit also featured cells from cartoons that were on loan to the gallery for that evening. These images of Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, Felix the Cat, and other characters brought a wonder to the smiles of many whose memories of their enchantments filled the soul of everlasting childhoods. In addition to the work being displayed, Artist Ted Michelowski shared his talents throughout the evening by drawing caricatures of those who attended the event.
The music for the evening was performed by Adam Bailey www.facebook.com/baileyadam92 which proved to be hypnotic as the musician played upon his guitar accompanied by an array of electronic musical voices who lent their chorus to each excellent piece he skillfully played. A number of announcements were made reflecting the scope of not only the gallery's endeavors but those of the local creative community as well. The evening ended at the venue with their well loved art raffle that inspired a great deal of excitement as prizes were given to those holding the fortunate numbers that were called.