Imaginative variations of the human form filled the walls of The Origins Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA as an Artists' Reception was held for their Figurative Art Exhibition on Saturday March 26th. The superior work of the artists who shared their visions demonstrated their sense of fun and reverence for the anatomical aspects of life through their inspired depictions. A sizable number of art lovers explored the characteristics of each piece while sharing their thoughts through conversations with one another.
After some time of the engagement of social intercourses had passed, the gallery's Director, Jody Singer, and his Assistant, Ashley Catherine Fontones, took the stage to share their welcoming remarks and news of what will be presented at the venue as well as in other galleries throughout the area. The completion of their words included an introduction of the evening's performer who was guitarist Douglas Kaetz. His gentle renderings of familiar songs along with a number of original pieces proved to be a soothing backdrop to the event as he played everything from Pink Floyd favorites to animation theme songs such as “Scooby, Scooby Doo, Where are You?”
After a number of mesmerizing tunes played by Mr. Kaetz touched the souls of the gathering, Mr. Singer and Ms. Fontones returned to the stage to commence the anticipated Art Raffle. The items on display inspired an eagerness among the crowd. This was especially true of those who had purchased a ticket in hopes of receiving a much coveted prize. The numbers were called and excited winners eagerly came to collect their winnings. This repeatedly occurred until the last item was given out. This led to the gathering to begin bidding their adieus to one another as they embarked upon their journey home.
The Figurative Art Exhibition was on display at The Origins Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA until April 4th. Their next show will be their Voice For The Earth II Exhibition featuring the work of Adia Gibbs along with Recycled and Found Object Art created by local artists. The Artists' Reception is scheduled for Saturday April 9th beginning at 6pm. All artists are invited to participate. The drop off dates are April 6th and 7th. In addition to the exhibitions they hold, a number of special events like their Last Minute Monday Series, classes and workshops, and festivals (such as The Forwardian Film Festival scheduled for May 14th and 15th) are held at the gallery. They are quite enjoyable and I hope to see you at many of them. In the meantime, you can view photographs taken during the Artists' Reception of the exhibit at The When Figuratives Equate Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154740233218761.1073741958.91146283760&type=3.