gentle tranquility filled the town of Stroudsburg,
PA as The PoconoArts Community Cultural Center held an Artists'
Reception for their their Look
to the Sky Exhibition on Saturday
A small gathering of art lovers and friends began to trickle into the
venue. Their numbers increased during the event which provided the
center and the artwork a nice sized audience to be touched by the
inspiring images. Snacks and beverages were offered by the center
that enhanced the conversation as well as the appreciation of the
work on display.
was after some time did the
of the Pocono Arts Council, Laura Goss, stand before the gathering to
express her words of welcome and appreciation to all who were in
attendance. This was followed by Ms. Goss announcing and distributing
awards to those whose talent were considered worthy of special
artist who received the Third
Place Award was Jason S. Williamson for the work titled, “Galactic
Project,” the Second Place Award went to Andrea Robbins-Rimberg for
the work titled, “Cape May,” and the First Place Award was given
Ellen Goosay for the work titled, “Fall Sunset.” Honorable
Mention awards were given to Claire Marcus for the work titled,
“Bird's Eye View” and to Anne Sikorski-Schneider for the work
titled, “Covey Creek at Cook Point, Landridge, MD.”A
hearty round of appreciative applause was sounded in order to
congratulate the recipients.
daunting task of selecting those among the extraordinary artists
befitting an award went to Maryann S. Gross. Ms. Gross is a former
Instrumental Music Teacher at The Bethlehem, PA Area School District
who currently serves the Lehigh Valley Area of PA in several
capacities. They include being a member of the Arts and Culture
Committee of the City of Allentown, PA, the Arts Academy Alliance,
as the Arts Administrator at The Allentown, PA Area School District.
artists' Reception for Look to the Sky Exhibition housed within
Pocono Arts Cultural and Community Center's ArtSpace Gallery in
Stroudsburg, PA provided
a sense of expansion among the gathering as the horizons depicted in
many of the pieces revealed a thoughtful understanding of the
boundless nature of the world both outside and within. The reception
was further enhanced by a display of Assemblages created by the late
Morris Berman which were donated to PoconoArts by his daughter, Ilona
Look to the Sky Exhibitionwill
on display until November 19th.
next event at the center will be the Pocono
which will run from Friday November 25thuntil
will provide a special 20% discount for all Pocono Arts Council
members on Thursday December 1st
after their Annual Meeting which begins at 4pm. Non-members wishing
to take advantage of this discount can join the group that evening.
You'll find more photographs taken during the Artists' Reception in
to the Sky of ArtSpace
PoconoArts Community Cultural Center in Stroudsburg, PA 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.
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
or their Website at www.poconoarts.org.