Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Cheeky to Abstraction

The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse in Stroudsburg, PA is currently presenting an exhibition featuring works of Abstract and Computer Images created by The Pocono Photo Club Membership and will continue throughout the month of June. I didn’t have a chance to attend the Opening Reception which was held Friday June 4th, but I did manage to see the work on Sunday June 6th as The Forwardian Arts Society Visual Art Lovers’ Gathering was scheduled to take place. I was the only person to show up so I took the opportunity to casually stroll around the coffeehouse and take a look at the offerings.

A variety of forms, subjects, and colors touched my eyes going right to my very subconscious where all abstractions have a way of making sense. This tends to heighten my perceptiveness as my conscious mind receives an interpretation it seldom encounter in the waking world. In other words, the work allowed me to go beyond the ordinary day to day experiences as I wandered into another realm. It was a nice trip. You’ll find more Photographs of what I took during my visit to the exhibition in The Forwardian Arts Society Cheeky Monkey 2010 Gallery at www.myspace.com/forwardian_arts.

Those photographers participating in the show included Robert Ace, Patti Alleger, Maureen Cunningham, George Dabronsky, Terry Flatt, Eric Goins, Shane Izykowski, Narlene Jacobs, Leslie Nagy, Laurinda Faye Rubin, and Linda Stevenson. The Pocono Photo Club is open to anyone having an interest in photography regardless of skill level offering an opportunity to learn more about art form and to share individual photographic knowledge or experiences with other members. They also offer monthly programs and field trips. They meet on the third Tuesday of each month at ESU in the Lower Level of the Dansbury Building at 7pm. Please Explore their website at www.poconophotoclub.com for more information.

The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse offers a variety of coffee, drinks, and culinary treats along with events such as the one described in this article. The next event will be their “Just Say It” Open Reading which is presently scheduled to take place Thursday June 10th and at 7pm. The Forwardian Arts Society is scheduled to hold a Music Lovers’ Gathering on Thursday June 17th at 6pm. a Literary Lovers’ Gathering on Thursday June 24th at 6pm, and a Visual Art Lovers‘ Gathering on Sunday July 11th at 3pm. In addition to these events, Lens Jams is scheduled to perform on Wednesday Evenings beginning at 6pm featuring smooth jazz and rock on acoustic guitars, and Apezilla on Saturdays beginning at 6pm featuring pop and classic rock. Please Contact The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse at 570-420-8222 for more information.

The Forwardian Arts Society is a fellowship for people who love the arts who encourages, supports, and loves the creative community through its promotional and other service orientated endeavors. These include holding Gatherings for those who enjoy a variety of creative disciplines. Please Contact The Forwardian Arts Society at 570-269-3348 or through their website at www.theforwardianartssociety.com for more information.

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