Monday, August 04, 2008

The August Evening on Main.

The Jacob Stroud Corporation* presented their Monthly Evening on Main Event on Saturday August 2nd in celebration of the creative influences on Stroudsburg, PA and surrounding areas. The event began with The Forwardian Arts Society very first gathering of writers at The Starbucks Coffeehouse in Stroudsburg, PA entitled, “In Writing.” Salome Kingston* and I initiated our first meeting by sharing our perspective works along with our insights on how they can be enhanced. The experience proved to be a very enlightening one and it was decided our next gathering will be on Saturday August 30th during Stroudfest 08.

The Evening on Main event continued with numerous galleries throughout Stroudsburg, PA holding opening receptions for their featured artists including The Artspace Gallery* Members’ Summer Exhibition who presented an abundance of works created by their artists including James Barney*, Will Daskel*, Helen Heeren*, Greg Waltzer*, and many others. The Main Street Jukebox* (www.Myspace,com/mainstjukebox) held an opening reception for an exhibition presented by The Stroudsburg Art Alliance* ( entitled, “That 70s Art Show” featuring creative works done on vinyl records created by a variety of artists with the proceeds from the sale of the renderings benefiting the ASPCA. The exhibitions of these and other galleries will continue until the end of August.

I met so many friends throughout the day I’m sure to miss mentioning many if I attempt to do so. So, I won’t. I’ll only say it was great sharing the experiences as our conversations brought about a renewed appreciation for you all in my heart. I invite you to share your reflections of the day by adding a comment to this article. I look forward to hearing from you.

The next Evening on Main Event will be Saturday September 6th. However, this will be preceded by Stroudfest 08 taking place throughout Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday August 30th which will be a grand celebration of art, music, literature, and members of the business community and their contributions to the local population and beyond. I would love to see you at either and/or both of these wonderful events. Please call The Jacob Stroud Corporation* at 570-476-4460 or visit their website or visit The Stroudfest 08 Website at ( for more information. You’ll find numerous photographs at The Forwardian Arts Society Evening on Main 08 Gallery at

(*) denotes members of The Forwardian Arts Society in good standing and are considered Our Good Friends.

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