Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Photography Finds an ARTSPACE

The PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA held an Artists' Reception for their Photography Exhibition in their ARTSPACE Gallery on Friday July 31st. The event showcased the gamut of photographic technique which made the display of expertly created pieces a joy to explore. However, there was a disappointing aspect of the reception and that was the number of attendees were rather small. This was very unfortunate as the quality of the work deserved more support from the community and it's hoped that many will come experience the work while it's still available.

The exhibition is a juried one and Bruce Ward served as its Judge. Mr. Ward revealed that he utilized a point system in selecting the recipients of the awards offered by the PoconoArts Council to those artists demonstrating a high degree of talent in the art of photography. However, the exceptional quality of the show made it all the more difficult to make a decision as there were very few points between much of the work. Still, he persevered and the results of his ponderings were shared with the gathering. The recipients of the awards were Tony Cuttitta who received a Honorable Mentioning for his piece titled, “Boy in Window,” Jean Perry who received the Third Place Award for her piece titled, “The Seduction,” Eric Goins who received the Second Place Award for his piece titled, “Blooming in the Rain,” and Linda Mann who received the First Place Award for her piece titled, “Bloom and Buds.”

In addition to the Photography exhibit presented in The PoconoArts Community Cultural Center’s Artspace Gallery, a collection of Assemblages along with some paintings that were created by the late Morris Berman were presented in the Center's Studio Gallery and various places among the main gallery. Mr. Berman's work was donated to PoconoArts by his daughter, Ilona Marmer, and remains on permanent display. It can be explored during the center’s business hours. You'll find more images taken during the Artists' Reception in the Photography Finds an ARTSPACE Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154079048288761.1073741881.91146283760&type=3.

The PoconoArts Community Cultural Center is part of The PoconoArts Council which is an organization designed to build the communities in which it serves artistically and culturally by providing leadership, service, and education. It does so by offering avenues for artists to display their work through the center and other galleries, educational opportunities for those who would like to explore and/or enhance their creative natures, and encouragement to those who seek to express and/or support the arts. The Photography Exhibition continued to be on display until August 29th.

Their next exhibition will be their Narrative Exhibition to be held in their ARTSPACE Gallery. The Artists' Reception is scheduled for Saturday September 5th beginning at 5pm with the work continuing to be on display until September 26th. The exhibit is an open one and welcomes all artists to participate. You’ll be able to learn more about The PoconoArts Community Cultural Center and all it has to offer the creative community by exploring The PoconoArts Council Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/poconoartscouncil or their Website at www.poconoarts.org.

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

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