Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Educating ARTSPACE

The PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA held an Artists' Reception for their Art Educators' Exhibition on Saturday October 3rd in the Center's ARTSPACE Gallery. Although the Artists' Reception was sparsely attended, the incredible display offered a variety of work created by artists who shared their talents and love for arts with students who aspired to fulfill their Aesthetic yearnings. The artists consisted of educators who presently teach along with those who have taught in the past. In either case, the work presented reflected a mastery among the artists which made it clear to each viewer how fortunate their students were to learn from them.

The exhibition is a juried one and Kristin Baxter, Ed. D served as its Judge with awards given out to those whom work were considered to be even more exceptional than those created by their peers. The recipients of the awards were George K. Shortness who received the Third Place Award for his piece titled, “Grasses Seen,” Patti Tinsman-Schaffer who received the Second Place Award for her piece titled, “Ellumine,” and Aaron Yetter who received the First Place Award for his piece titled, “Desolate Memories, Shattered Dreams #4.” Although Ms. Baxter could not attend the reception, her reflections of the winning pieces where shared through written assessments which were given to the artists as their prizes were given to them.

Kristin Baxter, Ed. D is an Associate Professor of Art and Coordinator of the Art Education Program at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. Ms. Baxter also serves on the PA Art Education Association Board of Directors as its Advocacy Chair. She has shown her work at various galleries throughout the United States and has been published in several peered reviewed journals. You can learn more about Kristin Baxter, Ed. D and view her work at www.inliquid.org/complete-artist-list/baxter-kristin.

In addition to the Photography exhibit presented in The PoconoArts Community Cultural Center’s Artspace Gallery, a collection of Assemblages along with some paintings that were created by the late Morris Berman were presented in the Center's Studio Gallery and various places among the main gallery. Mr. Berman's work was donated to PoconoArts by his daughter, Ilona Marmer, and remains on permanent display. It can be explored during the center’s business hours. You'll find more images taken during the Artists' Reception in the Educating ARTSPACE Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154250674328761.1073741903.91146283760&type=3.

The PoconoArts Community Cultural Center is part of The PoconoArts Council which is an organization designed to build the communities in which it serves artistically and culturally by providing leadership, service, and education. It does so by offering avenues for artists to display their work through the center and other galleries, educational opportunities for those who would like to explore and/or enhance their creative natures, and encouragement to those who seek to express and/or support the arts. The Art Educators' Exhibition continues to be on display until October 24th.

Their next exhibition will be their Portraits Exhibition to be held in their ARTSPACE Gallery. The Artists' Reception is scheduled for Friday October 30th beginning at 5pm with the work continuing to be on display until November 21st. The exhibit is an open one and welcomes all artists to participate. The Drop Off Date is Monday October 26th. You’ll be able to learn more about The PoconoArts Community Cultural Center and all it has to offer the creative community by exploring The PoconoArts Council Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/poconoartscouncil or their Website at www.poconoarts.org.

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

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