Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The Faces of ARTSPACE

The PoconoArts Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA held an Artists' Reception for their Portraits Exhibition on Friday October 30th in the Center's ARTSPACE Gallery. A sizable number of art lovers trickled in throughout the reception which enhanced the exhibit through their admiring conversations relating to the work. The work itself explored the essence of their subjects with depictions reflecting both the humorous and melancholic aspects of human nature. The very high quality of the pieces allowed the viewer to look into each frame and see the varied identities of themselves within the eyes and countenance of the images presented in the gallery.

The exhibition is a juried one and Bill Teitsworth served as its Judge with awards given out to those whose work were considered to be even more exceptional than those created by their peers. The recipients of the awards were Will Rothfuss who received the Third Place Award for his piece titled, “Self Portrait in Blue Shirt,” Karen Duncan who received the Second Place Award for her piece titled, “Nicole,” and Joy Taney who received the First Place Award for her piece titled, “Riley L.” Honorable Mentions were given to Jim Gloria for his work titled, “Portrait of a Woman” and Don Manza for his photograph titled, “203.” Mr. Teitsworth could not attend the reception, but his selections reflected a discerning love and appreciation for the arts.

Bill Teitsworth is an award-winning watercolorist, a signature member of the National Watercolor Society www.nationalwatercolorsociety.org, and a member of the board of directors of the American Watercolor Society www.americanwatercolorsociety.com. He serves as the gallery curator for The ArtWorks Gallery and Studio in Scranton, PA www.facebook.com/ArtWorksNEPA?_rdr=p and leads workshops in Bucks County, PA and Rockland, ME. In addition to all this, Mr. Teitsworth is co owner of The Emanuel-Teitsworth Studio which he shares with his wife Renee Emanuel. You can learn more about Bill Teitsworth and The Emanuel-Teitsworth Studio by visiting his Website at www.etstudioart.com.

In addition to the Profiles 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 The Faces of ARTSPACE Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154319075168761.1073741916.91146283760&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 Portraits Exhibition continues to be on display until November 21st.

Their next exhibition will be their Annual Holiday Store which will be on display from November 27th to January 2nd with an Artists' Reception scheduled for Friday December 4th. The exhibit is an open one and welcomes all artists to participate. The Drop Off Dates are November 24th and 25th. 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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