Tuesday, April 05, 2016

When Figuratives Equate

Imaginative variations of the human form filled the walls of The Origins Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA as an Artists' Reception was held for their Figurative Art Exhibition on Saturday March 26th. The superior work of the artists who shared their visions demonstrated their sense of fun and reverence for the anatomical aspects of life through their inspired depictions. A sizable number of art lovers explored the characteristics of each piece while sharing their thoughts through conversations with one another.

After some time of the engagement of social intercourses had passed, the gallery's Director, Jody Singer, and his Assistant, Ashley Catherine Fontones, took the stage to share their welcoming remarks and news of what will be presented at the venue as well as in other galleries throughout the area. The completion of their words included an introduction of the evening's performer who was guitarist Douglas Kaetz. His gentle renderings of familiar songs along with a number of original pieces proved to be a soothing backdrop to the event as he played everything from Pink Floyd favorites to animation theme songs such as “Scooby, Scooby Doo, Where are You?”

After a number of mesmerizing tunes played by Mr. Kaetz touched the souls of the gathering, Mr. Singer and Ms. Fontones returned to the stage to commence the anticipated Art Raffle. The items on display inspired an eagerness among the crowd. This was especially true of those who had purchased a ticket in hopes of receiving a much coveted prize. The numbers were called and excited winners eagerly came to collect their winnings. This repeatedly occurred until the last item was given out. This led to the gathering to begin bidding their adieus to one another as they embarked upon their journey home.

The Figurative Art Exhibition was on display at The Origins Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA until April 4th. Their next show will be their Voice For The Earth II Exhibition featuring the work of Adia Gibbs along with Recycled and Found Object Art created by local artists. The Artists' Reception is scheduled for Saturday April 9th beginning at 6pm. All artists are invited to participate. The drop off dates are April 6th and 7th. In addition to the exhibitions they hold, a number of special events like their Last Minute Monday Series, classes and workshops, and festivals (such as The Forwardian Film Festival scheduled for May 14th and 15th) are held at the gallery. They are quite enjoyable and I hope to see you at many of them. In the meantime, you can view photographs taken during the Artists' Reception of the exhibit at The When Figuratives Equate Gallery at www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154740233218761.1073741958.91146283760&type=3.

Douglas Alexander Kaetz - Pieren was born March 1st, 1991 and is from Effort, PA. He began his musical career playing the saxophone at the age of nine and began exploring the guitar in high school which led him to perform at many school functions. Mr. Kaetz currently, teaches private music lessons at New Horizon Music Studios in Stroudsburg, PA while performing frequently in the Leigh Valley and the Poconos as a solo act. He also performs alongside drummer Mark Marina, bassist Sean Simpson, keyboardist/vocalist Jasmine Heroux, and vocalist Mark Prestifilippo. Together, they formed the band titled, “From The Dark River.” You can learn more about Douglas Kaetz and his band by exploring their Website at www.fromthedarkriver.com.

The Origins Gallery is located on the lower level of The Gamers Edge Comics and Games Store www.facebook.com/TheGamersEdgeStroudsburg?fref=ts which can be found at 580 Main St. in Stroudsburg, PA. The Origins Gallery is a contemporary arts gallery within the Pocono Art District having one of the highest and fastest sales records in the Stroudsburg area, provides a space to those who teach the arts to those who would like to learn from them, and continues to do everything with the local community in mind. You can learn more about The Origins Gallery and view images and videos of the event taken by members of their staff and others by exploring their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/OriginsGalleryStroudsburg or their Website at www.originsgallery.org.

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

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