Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The Shading of The Hues at Origins

A colorful array of art lovers filled The Origins Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA as they held an Artists' Reception on Saturday November 28th for their Monochromatica exhibition. The show featured work of local artists whose work explored the properties or values of a single color. The variety of images that utilized contrasting tones of the color the artist employed proved to be an interesting adventure that captivated the large number of art lovers who filled the gallery. Music for the evening was provided by guitarist Michael Kessler who included humor in his performance and the gallery's ever popular art raffle offered patrons an opportunity to win some art.

Conversations were plentiful with words filled with a deep affection for the work displayed consistently expressed. This was interrupted by the gallery's curators, Jody Singer and Ashley Catherine Fontones, who shared their insights on the current exhibition along with news of future events happening at The Origins Gallery as well as other forthcoming occurrences throughout the artistic community. It was shortly after these much appreciated utterances did Michael Kessler begin his performance with a few jokes that were followed by a number of songs which were comprised of both original compositions as well as those familiar to the majority of the gathering.

Mr. Kessler's voice, interpretation, and musical abilities allowed each song to become redefined as the gentle sounds he emitted created a flow of meanings which engulfed the crowd. It was after some time did the eagerly awaited art raffle begin. The curators retook the stage with Ashley reading off the numbers appearing on the tickets while Mr. Singer added his alluring essence to each coveted piece by modeling it before the audience. An excitement filled the room as each digit was revealed and the winners joyfully collected their prizes. It was sometime after the final item was won did the curators share their farewells with the group which did the same with one another.

The Monochromatica Exhibition will continue to be on display at The Origins Gallery until until December 13th. It was a great reception and I recommend all art lovers to visit the work while it remains on display. The next exhibition to be presented will be their Black Canvas Exhibition featuring work based on on the color black created by local artists. The Artist's Reception is scheduled for Saturday December 19th beginning at 6pm. Area artists are invited to participate in the Black Canvas exhibit by simply dropping off their work at the gallery on December 16th and 17th. In addition to this, the gallery will hold their Holiday Maker's Market prior to the Black Canvas Exhibition on December 5th and 6th showcasing the work of local artists and crafters whose items will be for sale. You can view photographs taken during the Artists' Reception of the current exhibit at The Shading of The Hues at Origins Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154380402183761.1073741927.91146283760&type=3.

The Origins Gallery is located on the lower level of The Gamers Edge Comics and Games Store www.facebook.com/TheGamersEdgeStroudsburg?fref=ts which can be found at 580 Main St. in Stroudsburg, PA. The Origins Gallery is a contemporary arts gallery within the Pocono Art District having one of the highest and fastest sales records in the Stroudsburg area, provides a space to those who teach the arts to those who would like to learn from them, and continues to do everything with the local community in mind. You can learn more about The Origins Gallery by exploring their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/OriginsGalleryStroudsburg or their website at www.originsgallery.org.

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

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