Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Closing for Ka-Son

The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse in Stroudsburg, PA held a Closing Reception as a fitting adieu honoring the work of Ka-son Reeves who began showing his work at the establishment as part of their “Espresso Yourself” Series on Friday March 4th and will continue to do so until Sunday May 1st. A large number of people came out to experience the engaging work which included long time fans of the artist who‘ve come to appreciate the deeper meanings and intricacies of the work, colleagues who have come to respect the artist’s skills, and those who entered the Coffeehouse merely seeking a beverage and discovered something to quench their artistic thirst waiting for them upon its walls.

The music accompanying the reception was provided a favorite among those who frequent The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse. Jeni Hacket shared her repertoire of established and original songs to the delight of those who experienced them. The music enhanced the conversations inspired by the work some attendees engaged in while others were either silenced as they embraced her voice or playfully moved to the joous rhythms and lyrics embodied in many of the songs. In any case, the art and music combined to create a wonderful atmosphere as those present said and affectionate and appreciative “Good bye” to Ka-Son Reeves and the work that inspired them while preparing their anticipations to welcome another fine artist who will be presented upon the Cheeky Monkey’s walls in the near future.

The next Artist’s Reception The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse* in Stroudsburg, PA will feature the work of David Ohkerling as a continuation of their “Espresso Yourself” Series and be held on Friday May 6th beginning at 6pm. This Exhibition will continue until June 30th. You’ll find more photographs taken during the reception in The Cheeky Monkey 2011 Gallery at

Future events at The Cheeky Monkey include their Open Mic Night with Takes place every Tuesday evening, The “Just Say It: A Spoken Word Symposium” events which take place every Thursday evening, The Urban Mountain Voices’ Youth Open Mic Night on Saturday May 28th, and The Forwardian Arts Society Film Lovers’ Gathering on Friday May 13th. The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse also offers a variety of coffee, drinks, and culinary treats along with events such as the one described in this article. Please Explore The Cheeky Monkey Coffeehouse Website at or Call 570-420-8222 for more information.

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