I eventually arrived at The PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA and my ears were met by guitarist Vanessa Marchiano who performed outside the center during the Artists' Reception they held for their The Earth Speaks II Juried Exhibition. The music from her instrument and the outstanding qualities of her voice mesmerized the crowd that continued to grow exponentially with every note and lyric. My eyes were later met by an incredible array of creative works once I entered the gallery. The beauty and love for the Earth as expressed by the artists who participated in the exhibit proved to be overwhelming as each piece touched each viewer's heart. The exhibition will continue to be on display until April 23rd. You can learn more about The The Pocono Arts Council who runs the Center by exploring their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/poconoartscouncil or their Website at www.poconoarts.org.