bright sunshine of an August day shined upon the stage and
surrounding grounds of The
Historic Dansbury Depot in East Stroudsburg, PA on Monday
The Eastburg Community Alliance presented guitarist
Katie Rubino as part of
their Music on Mondays Series. Yet, as brilliant as the sun's
radiance was, it paled in comparison to the presence of Ms. Rubino
whose loving countenance transmitted a colorful spectrum through her
glorious voice and mannerisms. The performance began a bit later than
planned due to some technical concerns but was proven to be worth the
wait as the huge numbers of music lovers embraced the first notes Ms.
Rubino shared with their hearts.
Ms. Rubino casted her enchantments of original compositions along
with those written by other artists upon the gathering, the interiors
of the depot shone with the smaller but impressive lights emanating
from the pen and ink renderings created by Morgan Weissbach. The
majority of the work comprised of black and white depictions of
images that dwelled in the realms of fantasy. Yet, her aesthetic
skills lent a reality to each piece as its content moved into the
viewer's mind to manifest itself in their every day worlds. Ms.
Weissbach's work included a number of pieces in which color was used
to enhance the image and its impact upon the viewer. The use of light
hues created a softening sensation to these pieces which allowed the
viewer to gently meander among its textures.
addition to the music of Katie
Rubino and the art of Morgan Weissbach, original Jewelry created by
Liz Smeltz www.pinterest.com/jimsmeltz/jewelry-by-liz
was on display and available for purchase as were hot dogs and other
seasonal goodies outdoors. The afternoon proved to be a wonderful
time to share in some great music, transfixing art, and good friends.
next installment of the Music
on Mondays Series is scheduled for Monday August 15th
at The Historic Dansbury Depot in East Stroudsburg, PA with music by
The Jordan River Ramblers along with the work of Laura Clark Curtis
on display within the Depot. You'll
find more photographs taken during the event in the Sunshine
Rubino is merely 16 years old (she'll be 17 on Thursday August 11th,
2016), her stage presence and her ability to covey the most intimate
of sentiments contained in the songs she selects goes way beyond her
chronological age. Yet, the sprite spirit of youth permeates all she
does and the joy of it proves to be a contagion to all who comes in
contact with it. Ms. Rubino's musical influences range from Taylor
Swift to Etta James. You can learn more about Katie Rubino and her
music by exploring her Facebook Page at
or her Website at www.katierubino.com.
Morgan Weissbach is
from Saylorsburg, PA and has lived there all her life. She attended
Stroudsburg School District until she graduated in 2013 and is
currently attending The East Stroudsburg University of PA as a senior
who is majoring in Studio Art and Design. She has had several
influential art teachers at both institutions whose loving guidance
continues to inspire her. Ms. Weissbach has received several awards
for her work including two consecutive years in which she has won
best in show in the East Stroudsburg University of PA Student Art
Exhibition, several best of show awards at the West End Fair in
Gilbert, PA, and second place for entry of works on paper piece in
The Pocono Arts Membership Exhibition.
Eastburg Community Alliance (ECA) was established over 30 years ago
by local leaders and business owners and is funded through a
combination of local grants, direct fund raising, memberships, and
local contributions. In addition to their Music on Monday Series, The
Eastburg Community Alliance presents a number of events to delight
and entertain the overall community throughout the year. You’ll be
able to learn more about The Eastburg Community Alliance by visiting
their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/EastburgAlliance
or their Website at www.eastburgalliance.com.