Monday, April 12, 2010

EyeCandy for the Arts

The ArtSpace Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA held Artist’s Receptions on April 10th and 11th which featured a retrospective of the work of Andrea Robbins-Rimberg in a show entitled, "EyeCandy." The first sensations one received while first entering the gallery were those created by the sheer vibrancy and quantum variety of the work. It is soon afterwards one wonders who one woman can create so much on her own and we begin to doubt we’ve read the promotional notices correctly and if this wasn’t really a group show. But, once meeting the artist, we lay all such doubts aside as her energetic personality outshines everything and everyone in the room.

Saying the work was varied can be construed as an understatement. It is a wild collection of photography, painting, and sculpture creating a wonderful new world for those who entered the gallery. The atmosphere was welcoming as it was enchanting encouraging all to explore the colors, textures, and subjects they encountered. The atmospheric conditions where enhanced by a video created by Shane Izykowski of Andrea at her studio home in Shawnee on Delaware, PA where a glimpse of her work in their natural surroundings (ie her interior walls and sculpture garden) can be gained along with musical interludes provided by members of the Classical grouping known as Calliope.

The work itself is well worth coming back to the gallery again and again when excited clatter of conversation has dimmed allowing one to form a more intimate relationship with the pieces allowing a deeper understanding and appreciation to develop. The Exhibition continues until April 30th. You’ll find more photographs relating to the reception in The Forwardian Arts Society Visual Arts 2010 Gallery.

The ArtSpace Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA serves as a showcase for artists who are part of the Pocono Arts Council who encourages creative endeavors in all artistic disciplines throughout Monroe and surrounding counties in PA. Their next event will be a Demonstration and Lecture given by artist Andrea Robbins-Rimberg entitled, "Remember When God Was A Woman" on Saturday April 17th beginning at 1pm featuring an example of her free-flowing, uninhibited style while she creates an exciting piece of art utilizing a draped, live model as she speaks about her art and how she is inspired by daily observations. The Gallery’s next Artist Reception will be for The Pocono Arts Council Special Member Exhibition on Saturday May 15th beginning at 3pm. This exhibition will continue until May 23rd. Please Contact The ArtSpace at 570-476-4460 for more information.

Websites of those mentioned in this article include The Artspace Gallery at, Andrea Robbins-Rimberg, Shane Izykowski at, and Pocono Arts Council at

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