Monday, May 24, 2010

The Feminine Artist

The Shawnee Gallery in Shawnee on Delaware, PA held an Artists’ Reception on Saturday May 22nd featuring a variety of works done by women in an exhibition titled, “Native, Creative, Divine! 2010” The work ranged from Paintings in a number of Mediums to Jewelry Creations as well as Sculptured pieces to Weavings and Quilts. The event was a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists and share conversations with them to gain more insight to their work.

These artists included Bev Abel, Rita Baragona, Flavia Bacarella, Jane Blair, Ingrid Blackert, Susan Bradford, Lisa Fedon, Lindsay K. Gates, Leslie Mulliken, Claire Lukas, Beverly Neremberg, Abigail Porter, Penny Ross, Andrea Robbins Rimberg, and Linda Schwartz. Besides being pleasing decorative as interior for the home or accessories to someone’s apparel, each work resonated with each viewer in its own unique way. If one listen to a piece quietly enough, one could hear something meaningful to enhance his or her existence. You’ll find more photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society Visual Arts 2010 Gallery at

The Shawnee Gallery is located near the Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee on Delaware, PA. Along with Exhibitions of local artists’ works, they also offer workshops and special events for both the visual and literary arts as well. These include a Creative Writing Workshop led by Sumerly Gayle Buccino on Wednesday evenings, A “Peony Paint Out” from June 3rd - 6th, The Grand Opening of their Clay Studio on Tuesday June 15th, and a “Solstice Poetry Reading” on Saturday June 19th. The “Native, Creative, Divine! 2010” Exhibition continues until July 3rd with a closing reception. Please contact The Shawnee Gallery at 570-420-9494 for more information.

Websites of those mentioned in this article include The Shawnee Gallery at, Jane Blair at, Ingrid Blackert at, Lisa Fedon at, Lindsay K. Gates at, Penny Ross at, Andrea Robbins Rimberg at, Linda Schwartz at, and The Shawnee Playhouse at

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