modest sized gathering of art lovers filled The Origins Gallery in
Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday August 6th
as they held an Artists' Reception for their Social Realism
Exhibition offering work created by local artists that explored the
deficiencies of our society in meaningful and thought provoking ways.
The evening also featured the work of the gallery's resident artist,
Gray, whose outstanding work filled the senses with their imagery and
colors. Music for the evening was presented by the duo
known as Woodrow
consists of with
Theresa Ratliff on Vocals and Brian
Bramkamp on Guitar. In addition to all this, the venue held its
famous Art Raffle.
conversations that populated the gallery found their inspiration from
the incredible work that was on display. The issues each piece raised
added substance to these intercourses whose words were filled with a
new awareness of life among all living things on the planet. This
sensation was further enhanced by the music performed by Woodrow
which included a number of original pieces composed and sung by Brian
Bramkamp. The duet's performance added an additional element of
delight as Ms. Ratliff
shared her rendering of the song “Different Drum” as she strummed
upon her newly acquired Ukulele.
song was written by Mike Nesmith in 1965 prior to being cast in the
television show titled, “The Monkees.” “Different Drum” was
originally recorded by The Greenbriar Boys on their 1966 bluegrass
album titled, “Better Late than Never!” A rushed through version
of the song was then heard in the Monkees' episode titled, “Too
Many Girls” which aired in December 1966. The best known version of
the song was recorded by the Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt
and appears in their 1967 album titled, “Evergreen, Volume 2.”
Mike Nesmith later rerecorded the song in 1972 for his album titled,
“And the Hits Just Keep on Comin'” whose version contains four
verses as opposed to the three in Ronstadt's version. The song has
since been covered by The
Poppy Family, The Flying Emus, The Lemonheads, Me First and the Gimme
Gimmes, Skeeter Davis, and The Lennon Sisters.
a time of being enchanted by the music of Woodrow, the much
anticipated Art Raffle was announced. Those who eagerly bought their
tickets earlier that evening awaited the calling of each digit of the
ticket selected by the Gallery's director, Jody Singer, in hopes its
numerical sequences would correspond with those they held in their
hands. Peals of satisfyingly excitement rang out as prizes being
displayed by Michael Kessler were won. The evening came to a
conclusion as the final item was claimed and congratulatory
sentiments were shared by the company with one another. You
can view photographs taken during the Artists' Reception of the
exhibit in The Keeping
it Real at Origins Gallery at
Origins Gallery is a contemporary arts gallery who also offers
classes and special events to the community. They're located on the
lower level of The Gamers Edge Comics and Games Store at 580 Main St.
in Stroudsburg, PA. The
Social Realism Exhibitionwill
be on display at the venue until August 16th.
Their next show will be their Just
The Artists' Reception is scheduled for Saturday
at 6pm and will continue to be on display until August 30th.
All artists are invited to participate. The drop off dates are August
can learn more about The Origins Gallery by exploring their Facebook
Page at www.facebook.com/OriginsGalleryStroudsburgor
their Website at www.originsgallery.org.