the early moments of the Artists'
Reception for the Abstract Expressionism Exhibition held at The
Origins Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA on Saturday
a trickling of people ventured down the stairs to view the wonders of
the work. However, as a relatively short time passed, the gallery
soon filled with art lovers sharing conversation and insights
relating to the work they explored. The abstract aspects of the well
constructed work that was on display enticed the imagination of the
viewer as shapes and dimensions begged the mind to place them in some
assemblage of order. The expressionistic qualities of the work
expanded upon this imaginativeness as the colors of the objects
depicted left an undefined gap in the mind's understanding of what
constitutes reality thus inciting it to complete the picture.
process of expanding the psyche of those who attended the reception
was further enhanced by the mesmeric music performed by guitarist
Walter Lee. A range of electronically induced instrument and vocal
accompanists sailed in the estuaries of each listener's dreams until
the bows of each song touched the shores of wonderments. The eclectic
variety of genres enchanted the audience as each song was composed
either in a memory of past awarenesses or in the foresights of lives
to come. Mr. Lee is a member of a band called, “South of the Peak.”
His experimental and psychedelic stylings form a canorous
relationship with the differing musical approaches of his band mates
Kirk and Ty Nordstrom. You can learn more about Walter Lee and South
of the Peak by exploring their Facebook Page at
or their upcoming Website at www.southofthepeak.com.
the echoes of Mr. Lee's renderings lingered in the mind of all who
wandered through them, the gallery's famous art raffle took place.
The lovely pieces that were offered were made even lovelier by Ms.
Marty Carr who displayed each coveted item to the numerous ticket
holders. The pangs of excitement stirred as each digit of the tickets
selected by the gallery's director, Jody Singer, were called out.
Peals of laughter and joy rang out as the identity of each winner was
revealed. The final
item was eventually won and Walter Lee returned to the stage to share
a few more songs as those in attendance shared their parting words
and departed the gallery. Soon, the final notes from Mr. Lee's guitar
sounded and the evening was drawn to its conclusion. You
can view photographs taken during the Artists' Reception of the
exhibit in The Abstracting
the Origins of Art Gallery at
Origins Gallery is a contemporary arts gallery who also offers
classes and special events to the community. They're located on the
lower level of The Gamers Edge Comics and Games Store at 580 Main St.
in Stroudsburg, PA. The
Abstract Expressionism Exhibitionwill
be on display at the venue until August 3rd.
Their next show will be their Social
The Artists' Reception is scheduled for Saturday
at 6pm. All artists are invited to participate. The drop off dates
can learn more about The Origins Gallery by exploring their Facebook
Page at www.facebook.com/OriginsGalleryStroudsburgor
their Website at www.originsgallery.org.