Monday, February 08, 2010

An Egression of Red Exploring Dreamlands

The Dreamland Creations Tattoo Studios in Stroudsburg, PA held an Opening Reception on Sunday February 7th entitled, “The Red Show” featuring works inspired by the color or word red by over twenty artists. The event included music by Sarah Shown on Keyboard and Taylor Galassi on Cello and Accordion of This Way to the Egress. Their repertoire included a song written by Abby Braman who joined them on Banjo. The evening was filled with some tasty morsels of food and wine, intriguing conversations among the many who attended, hypnotic music, and a flow of images encompassing not only the walls of the studios but the depth of the souls of all who experienced the body of works.

In the far eastern traditions, there are many healing arts. Some deal with the seven energy centers believed to exist within the body known as “Chakras.” The first of these are located at the base of the spine and is known as Muladhara or root Chakra. It’s associated with the color “Red” whose energies is related to instinct, security, survival, and to basic human potentiality.

It is this human potentiality that is felt throughout the show as many showing their work are young artists exploring the boundaries of their skills. These artists included Will Mohlenhoff, Shane Izykowski, M. J. Smith, Tom LeFevere, Joe Mooney, Victoria Penna, Chris Francz, John Kolbek, Myke Maldonado, Rendi, Nara Strete, Earl Kess, Abby Braman, Laura Below, Eryck, Sander Martijn, Sherley Ebcribino, and Kailei Picciotti. The pieces these and other artists presented run the gamut from the sublime to they hypnotic leading each viewer back to the root of their imagination’s potential. The Exhibition Continues until February 27th. You find more photographs at The Forwardian Arts Society Dreamland Creations 2010 Gallery at

The Dreamland Creations Tattoo Studios offers its customers an opportunity to adorn their forms with body art while offering the community a chance to experience the creative voice of those artists not heard in more traditional gallery environments. Their next exhibition will begin with an Opening Reception on Sunday March 7th beginning at 4pm entitled, “The Landscape Show.” Please Contact The Dreamland Creations Tattoo Studios at 570-421-6313 regarding their exhibitions and all they have to offer.

The Websites of those mentioned in this article are The Dreamland Creations Tattoo Studios at, This Way to the Egress at, Shane Izykowski at, Joe Mooney at, Chris Francz at, Will Mohlenhoff at, John Kolbek at, Myke Maldonado at, Earl Kess at, Nara Strete at, Abby Braman at, Sander Martijn, and Sherley Ebcribino at

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