Thursday, November 26, 2015

Le Château de Mosaïques

As a number of pleasant tunes reflecting the upcoming holiday season were played by Jim Gulino upon the Shoppes at The Castle Inn Complex's piano, a large number of art lovers explored The Castle Inn Gallery of Delaware Water Gap, PA which is situated within the complex. The gallery held an Artist's Reception on Saturday November 21st for their Needlepoints, Paintings, and Mosaic Designs exhibition featuring the work of Sandy Belinger. An abundance of exquisite work depicting a variety of cultures and images filled the space as the fine stitch-work and brush strokes intrigued the senses with their hues and intricacies.

In addition to the art and music which blended well together, an assortment of foods located across the hall of the gallery beckoned all to partake of the hearty cuisine. This, as well as the congenial atmosphere generated by the gallery and the Inn itself, enhanced the conversations relating to the work. A number of the shoppes within the complex were open and many ventured to explore their inviting merchandise in addition to the art. The evening was an enjoyable one filled with wonderful art, delightful music, tasty eats, and thoughtful conversations. You’ll be able to find more photographs taken during the reception in Le Château de Mosaïques Gallery at

Sandy Belinger has maintained a high level of creativity while exploring many mediums and techniques over the past 40 years. The artist is best known for her uncanny ability to take a simple concept and create something that is truly extraordinary. You can learn more about Sandy Belinger (aka Grand Ma Bee) by emailing her at

The Castle Inn Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA is curated by Jose and Maggie Santamaria who seeks to showcase local artists in an intimate setting conducive to allowing individuals who visit the venue to explore the work in a relaxed manner. The current Needlepoints, Paintings, and Mosaic Designs exhibition featuring the work of Sandy Belinger will be on display until January 8th. The artists featured in the gallery’s next exhibit are yet to be announced. Please Explore The Castle Inn Gallery Facebook Page for more information at

The Castle Inn Gallery is found within The Castle Inn located in Delaware Water Gap, PA. The Inn was built in 1906 and was the last of the great hotels to be built in area. It housed an ice cream parlor, a mosaic floor, bowling alleys, a pool, and a billiard parlor. Performances were presented which included those given by Opera legend Enrico Caruso, Marching Band Leader John Phillip Sousa, and Big Band Leader Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians. This all came to an abrupt end when fire touched the Inn during the 1970s and it laid dormant until 2005 when it was purchased by Theresa Veltri and Frank Paccione who continues their endeavors to bring the Inn back as an asset to the community and all who visit it. You’ll be able to learn more about The Shoppes at The Castle Inn and all they have to offer by exploring their Facebook Page at

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

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