Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ghosties and Ghoulies and Girls. Oh My.

Photography by Paparazzi Paul.

The sense of foreboding playfulness that often accompanies the approach of the holiday season of Halloween was foreshadowed at The Origins Gallery in Stroudsburg, PA as they held an Artists' Reception for their Ghosts, Ghouls, and Girls Exhibition on Saturday October 22nd. The Exhibition also featured the macabrely beautiful work of Painter and Tattoo Artist Timothy Nebel. Music was provided by guitarist Ajax Rasputin of The Leviathan Variety Show who was joined by Harmonicist Johnny Doyle and the gallery's famous art raffle was held.

In addition to the incredible images that hung upon the gallery's wall, there were also the work of Reverend Spooky (aka Adam Smith) on display in curio cabinets that comprised of exquisitely sculpted figures who captivated the imagination of those who explored the detailed precision of the haunting entities. The large gathering of art lovers filled the venue as their conversations mingled with the rhythm of Mr. Rasputin's music and the sensations instilled upon them by the art they explored. Many of the images enticed the viewer into their otherworldly domains as each individual's desire to explore the foreboding environs led them toward their horrific satisfactions.

Later that evening, the gallery's director, Jody Singer, began sharing the numbers of the winning tickets of the venue's raffle. Each ticket holder eyed each digit prayerfully as the coveted items were held by Ms. Marty Carr to display its desirabilities. A series of joyous exclamations and congratulations were shared as the items were acquired. It was soon after this did the company begin to share their farewells with one another as they set their sights upon the next exhibit to greet them. You can view photographs taken during the Artists' Reception of the exhibit in The Ghosties and Ghoulies and Girls. Oh My. Gallery at

The Origins Gallery is a contemporary arts gallery located on the lower level of The Gamers Edge Comics and Games Store at 580 Main St. in Stroudsburg, PA. In addition to the exhibitions they offer, the venue also offers art related events and classes such as A Monster's Ball held on Saturday October 29th as a finale of The 2nd Annual Halloween on Main event and acrylic painting workshop led by Maria Ferreris on Friday November 18th. The Ghosts, Ghouls, and Girls Exhibition will be on display until November 2nd. Their next exhibit will be their Collaborations Exhibition with an Artists' Reception scheduled for Saturday November 5th beginning at 6pm. The exhibition will be on display until November 16th. All artists are welcomed to place their work in the show. The drop off dates are November 2nd and 3rd. You can learn more about The Origins Gallery and all they have to offer by exploring their Facebook Page at

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